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Does being on Prozac (fluoxetine) affect which drugs you can use for gen anesth?

Does being on Prozac (fluoxetine) affect which drugs you can use for gen anesth?

Not significantly.: Fluoxetine blocks an enzyme at the liver that breaks down some medications. Most anesthetic medications are either not metabolized at all-- the inhaled agents-- or are broken down by several mechanisms. Fluoxetine does not affect hemodynamics or other life functions in a way that would interfere with anesthesia. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Fluoxetine (Definition)

Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more


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Which drugs can I take if I'm on SSRIs?

Depends: That depends on what you are trying to treat. there are many, discuss options with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Will using opipramol 50 mg and nexito forte for anxiety and depression have any side effects in future? how long these can be used?

Will using opipramol 50 mg and nexito forte for anxiety and depression have any side effects in future? how long these can be used?

Avoid long term use: None of these medications are intended for long term. Discuss your specific case w/ the Dr and seek psychotherapy to learn skills that will let you reduce and then stop the drug use. It may not have physical risks, but will lose effectiveness and you'll be as unable to live well as ever. Learn! Be well! ...Read more

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How can I see the long-term efficacy (and any side effects) of propranolol and related drugs? Are they safe over the long term? How to be sure?

How can I see the long-term efficacy (and any side effects) of propranolol and related drugs? Are they safe over the long term? How to be sure?

drugs.com, webmd: Propranalol has been available for many years and there is data on long term safety and side effects. Efficacy depend on you and why you were prescribed this medicine. You and your health care provider determine that. ...Read more

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Is it good to use medicatios for anxiety and depression? how long can these medications be used with out side effects?

Is it good to use medicatios for anxiety and depression? how long can these medications be used with out side effects?

Depends: Medications can be effective in the treatment of depression and anxiety. The best results are usually seen when medications are taken in combination with psychotherapy/counselling. Most medications can have side effects, but they are usually minor. Discuss the side effects in more detail with the prescribing provider. ...Read more

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Does diazepam taken on day interfere with general anasthetic drugs? To make ga last longer or misjudge dose etc?

Does diazepam taken on day interfere with general anasthetic drugs? To make ga last longer or misjudge dose etc?

The regular use: Of diazepam or even alcohol in the past means your liver and metabolic activity are revved up and they have to adjust the dose of anesthesia for your need and the length of surgery as you may wake up from the anesthesia sooner. ...Read more

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How long can poppy seeds stay in your system.and cause a positive drug test? I do not do drugs and am well anxious as.this is a job with USPS

How long can poppy seeds stay in your system.and cause a positive drug test? I do not do drugs and am well anxious as.this is a job with USPS

No big concern: The cut off concentration in urine is quite high in the context of Fed drug testing for just this reason. So unless you ate a whole bunch of poppy seeds within 24 hours of review, No worry. ...Read more

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About chemotherapy drugs, how can we reduce the diarrhea caused by them!?Is it safe to use lupramide for these patients, oe not?

About chemotherapy drugs, how can we reduce the diarrhea<side_effect> caused by them!?Is it safe to use lupramide for these patients, oe not?

Chemo and diarrhea: Some chemo can cause diarrhea or other GI problems. You need to make sure you hydrate yourself well- fluids-fluids-fluids. Gatorade or pedialite would be good. If you think about antidiarrhea- you need to make sure that it is not infectious diarrhea- no bloody stool, no mucuous, no fever. Discuss with your oncologist in detail. If diarrhea continues for 2 days or so, you may need IV fluids +/- abx. ...Read more

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I took single dose diflucan (fluconazole) 150mg. How long does it stay in system and will drinking alcohol make it less effective or cause any health issues?

I took single dose diflucan (fluconazole) 150mg. How long does it stay in system and will drinking alcohol make it less effective or cause any health issues?

No specific interact: Diflucan (fluconazole) could stay in your system from about 5-7 days, on average. There are no specific interactions with alcohol but, be careful: Diflucan (fluconazole) can cause liver toxicity and so can alcohol - a potential double-whammy to your liver. ...Read more

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Need some docs opinions- which birth control type do you think is best in terms of drug interactions w/prilosec, xanax, (alprazolam) & zoloft? Can i even use it?

Need some docs opinions- which birth control type do you think is best in terms of drug interactions w/prilosec, xanax, (alprazolam) & zoloft? Can i even use it?

Am unaware of issues: With any form of oral contraception and the medications listed. The decision should be based on your lifestyle issues, preferences, potential side effects and cost. Your family physician or an ob/gyn (or np/pa-c, as the case may be) can better advise you. It is probably going to be more of an issue in terms of other habits, particularly smoking. If you smoke cigarettes, ocps are more risky. ...Read more

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Using nexitoplus and mirnite 15 is good for depression? how long these can be used with out future side effects?

Using nexitoplus and mirnite 15 is good for depression? how long these can be used with out future side effects?

Depression: As you are taking two antidepressants, the Dr. who started the therapy should be involved in you disease assessment. Yes is good. Have you have done a questionnaire for depression? if yes, do it again. If not do it now. If you have improved, and want to discontinue therapy, please do it under medical supervision, rapid DC of medication can induce withdrawal syndrome, a very serious condition, ...Read more

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Can seroqual damage my mind bc i'm taking these type of drugs for a long time?

Can seroqual damage my mind bc i'm taking these type of drugs for a long time?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Nope. Seroquel (quetiapine) is a very safe anti-anxiety and anti-depressant used by millions of people without harm. ...Read more

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Im taking 300mg of bupropion hydrochloride for depression , how will it mix with recreational drugs like cocaine or ketamine?

Im taking 300mg of bupropion hydrochloride for depression , how will it mix with recreational drugs like cocaine or ketamine?

Bad Mixture: I am more concerned about mixing Cocaine and ketamine with your depression. In persons suffering from depression, recreational drug or alcohol use is not recommended. Bupropion and Cocaine lower a person's seizure threshold increasing one's risk of having a seizure. When using Cocaine and/or ketamine, one is less likely to make healthy lifestyle choices further worsening the depression. ...Read more

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If I take tadalafil for ED, ist cause addict to the drug? without drug cannot do intercause? or can take this drug for short term use? what r sideffct

If I take tadalafil for ED, ist cause addict to the drug? without drug cannot do intercause? or can take this drug for short term use? what r sideffct

What is your ?: Not sure what you are asking. Tadalafil is NOT addictive. It is indicated to treat erectile dysfunction and/or benign prostatic hypertrophy. Most common side effect is muscle pain. If you develop any visual or hearing problems after taking the drug stop. The drug can be used daily or on demand. ...Read more

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How long does it take illegal drugs to get out of your system? Specifically methamphetamines if they are injected

It depends: If you only use it one time, probably within 48 hrs, i'll be out of your system if you detox yourself by drinking alkaline water. ...Read more

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How long does it take for zeprexa and Effexor to leave the body after last taking either? How can we check how much of either are left in our system?

How long does it take for zeprexa and Effexor to leave the body after last taking either? How can we check how much of either are left in our system?

It Depends: Drugs clear the body at different rates depending on the form given, how much was given, how long you took it, what other meds you take and your own metabolic rate. Effexor has a half-life (time for half the dose to clear body) of up to 6 hours and Xyprexa's half-life is up to 30 days. These 2 meds usually are dosed for a long term and should not be stopped without MD supervision. Check with MD. ...Read more

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Does Paxil (paroxetine) side effect effects you sexually ability to perfom in the bed and how could you reverse the effects?

Does Paxil (paroxetine) side effect effects you sexually ability to perfom in the bed and how could you reverse the effects?

It can: I agree with the other doctors. However, i would be careful about switching your medication, because it depends what it is being used for. Wellbutrin is not known to cause this problem; viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) is another good option. The literature suggests that meds like viagra can help both men and women with anorgasmia. You should talk to your doc first, because wellbutrin can make other things worse. ...Read more

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If Benadryl's plasma clearance is about 9 hours x 5, how long would it remain active to affect the brain and interact with other medications?

If Benadryl's plasma clearance is about 9 hours x 5, how long would it remain active to affect the brain and interact with other medications?

Less than 12 hrs: It may take a long time for a drug to completely clear from the body, the biochemical effect occurs only with a certain blood level. I have yet seen anyone getting drowsy from Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for more than 12 hours. It is the drug level that matters. ...Read more

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Can my family doctor give me appetite supressant while on hormone replacem therapy? Or it will just be too much for me? What can be the complications if both consumed?

Can my family doctor give me appetite supressant while on hormone replacem therapy? Or it will just be too much for me? What can be the complications if both consumed?

See details: What specific meds are you talking about? It is probably fine but if you are about possible med interactions it is always best to actually tell us which meds. ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

Prozac is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more