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Doctor insights on: Dosulepin Hydrochloride Medication

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I too am allergic to hydrochloride. What pain medications do not contain this ingredient?

I too am allergic to hydrochloride.  What pain medications do not contain this ingredient?

Not this: It would be unlikely that you are allergic to hydrochloride which is actually the salt binding to the active molecule. Perhaps you meant hydrocodone which is often not tolerated. If so, tramadol may be a reasonable choice. ...Read more

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What is the medication pilocarpine hydrochloride used for?

What is the medication pilocarpine hydrochloride used for?

Couple of uses: Pilocarpine eye drops are used to treat glaucoma by lowering eye pressure. It is an old medication and is infrequently used today because of undesirable side effects, such as constriction of the pupil and headache. It is also used sometimes before certain eye procedures. Pilocarpine is also in salagen, an oral medication used for dry mouth as it stimulates salivation. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: diltiazem hydrochloride?

Please describe the medication: diltiazem hydrochloride?

Diltiazem: Diltiazem is a medicine which lowers the blood pressure but also lowers the heart rate. This gives it an extra advantage but also means that people on this drug should be monitored by a cardiologist for slow heart rates. There are also multiple drug interactions with this drug. It is quite safe when prescribed by an eerie need doctor. ...Read more

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Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) an effective medication for anxiety?

Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) an effective medication for anxiety?

Yes: Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) is a new class of antidepressant. I have found it useful for anxiety as well as depression. It has different side effects than the others so might benefit people who didn't tolerate others well. No weight gain and maybe less sexual dysfunction, but can cause a lot of nausea and diarrhea and must be taken with food. ...Read more

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Is a highly serotonergic medication such as viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) more prone to cause sedation or stimulation?

Is a highly serotonergic medication such as viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) more prone to cause sedation or stimulation?

Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride): The side effect profile of this medication is more stimulating than sedating. However, individuals vary, and some do have sedation side effects with this medication. ...Read more

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Why take low dosage of blood pressure medication 12.5 mg of hydrochloride if my blood pressure jumped around but was never high.

Why take low dosage of blood pressure medication 12.5 mg of hydrochloride if my blood pressure jumped around but was never high.

It depends: It may actually be for your kidneys, but not highly likely. More likely, it is to lower the "peaks" of your blood pressure, so they do not get as high. If you see #s >140 / >90, then your doc is likely doing this. If not, then you should ask your doc the rationale for the med since nothing is risk-free. ...Read more

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Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) a good medication for depression?

Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) a good medication for depression?

Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride): It is fairly new, produced by same company that makes Lexapro (escitalopram) (forest) & it seems to work for some, with few side-effects, if dosed correctly as per package insert (10 mg. Then 20 then 40 per day). ...Read more

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I know brintellix and viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) are both very new. Is it safe to try such new medication without there being alot of studies done? Side effects?

I know brintellix and viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) are both very new.  Is it safe to try such new medication without there being alot of studies done? Side effects?

Yes: For a medication to be sold in the USA, it has to be approved by the FDA, (federal drug administration), which makes the Drug Co. go thru very rigorous trials to prove they are effective and "save" in human subjects. But as the drugs are tested in a limited amount of individuals, when ten of thousands of patients try them they could have more rare or idiosyncratic adverse effects. ...Read more

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Is there a medication that can be taken with viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) to help imporve (actually bring back) my sex drive? I have listed my medications. Thank you

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Is there a medication that can be taken with viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) to help imporve (actually bring back) my sex drive? I have listed my medications. Thank you

Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride): Although I don't have the list of all your medications, it would be best to discuss options with your prescribing doctor. There are several medications to add on or replace viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) if side effects are an issue. ...Read more

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Meclizine hydrochloride is it good for tinnitus? I bought Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) All Day and it has 25 mg of that ingredient. How should I take this medication?

Meclizine hydrochloride is it good for tinnitus? I bought Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) All Day and it has 25 mg of that ingredient. How should I take this medication?

For dizziness: To my knowledge, meclizine is an antihistamine (blocks H1 receptors and has anti-cholinergic properties. I gave always prescribed it for dizziness, not aware that it can impact tinnitus though I suppose nothing is impossible. ...Read more

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I just started viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). I am weaning off pristiq. I have been having severe headaches. Could the new medication cause this? Or from decreasing pristiq?

I just started viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). I am weaning off pristiq. I have been having severe headaches. Could the new medication cause this? Or from decreasing pristiq?

Headache from meds: There are many causes of severe headache. Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) can cause headaches as can weaning from pristiq. But, interestingly, viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) has also been used to avoid the Pristiq related headache issue! Contacting the doctor who prescribed these medications is vital so that the doctor can immediately diagnose and treat the cause of the "severe headache" which may or may not be related to medication use. ...Read more

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Is it true viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) causes seizures like wellbutrin does? I never had seizures bit don't want a medication that can cause one. How about brintellix?

Is it true viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) causes seizures like wellbutrin does?  I never had seizures bit don't want a medication that can cause one.  How about brintellix?

Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) & seizures?: It's probably an oversimplification to say that viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) "causes" seizures. In some small percentage of the population, it can decrease seizure threshold. Although, it should be noted that most anti-depressants, albeit to widely varying degrees, decrease seizure threshold. The best thing to do is discuss your particular concerns & your risk/ benefit & side effect profile with your prescribing MD. ...Read more

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My sister was given lidocaine hydrochloride to rinse her mouth with. Should she swallow this medication.?

My sister was given lidocaine hydrochloride to rinse her mouth with.  Should she swallow this medication.?

No: She should spit this out after rinsing. It actually numbs the surface of the mucosa, so it wouldn't be great to swallow. ...Read more

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Can I takeup to a 325 mg dose of a magnesium w/these daily medications? 20 mg viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) 25 mg atenolol, 0.5 mg clonazepam, 100 mg gabapentin 50 mg tra

Can I takeup to a 325 mg dose of a magnesium w/these daily medications? 20 mg viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) 25 mg atenolol, 0.5 mg clonazepam, 100 mg gabapentin 50 mg tra

Yes: There are no contraindications with any medication, as far as I know. Magnesium is found in many foods, and magnesium deficiency has become more common, particularly with use of drugs like omeprazole (Prilosec), esomeprazole (Nexium) and similar drugs which markedly reduce stomach acid and impede magnesium absorption. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the drug buprenorphine hydrochloride?

Can you tell me about the drug buprenorphine hydrochloride?

Buprenorphine: This is a medication commonly used to treat opiate addiction, but is sometimes given for chronic pain. When used for opiate dependence it take the place of the abused opiate and is then slowly decreased. if you are needing treatment with buprenorphine then I would recommend naabt.org to assist in finding a physician allowed to prescribe it. ...Read more

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Is demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) 50mg a good pain managment drug? Please advise!

It is a good: Painkiller. Narcotic analgesics are the most efficacious agents available for relief of acute pain. Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is opioid and good painkiller. When pain is accompanied by inflammation, NSAIDs are more effective than opioids in managing pain. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Help docs, is imipramine hydrochloride a dangerous drug?

Help docs, is imipramine hydrochloride a dangerous drug?

Depends: The FDA defines a dangerous drug as any that require prescription for use. Some have more potential side effects, or danger associated than others. Imipramine if taken in a very high dose can cause a rhythm disturbance in the heart and result in sudden death. At low doses used for some issues it is rarely a problem. The proper use requires proper training and understanding of the drug. ...Read more

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Why has viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) been a financial failure when all ssri type drugs are blockbusters?

Why has viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) been a financial failure when all ssri type drugs are blockbusters?

Interesting..: Question and I can't really answer that, but most likely because of business reasons; that is, I don't think it was marketed that well and also it seems like insurance companies do not want to pay for it. I don't think it's because of how well it works. ...Read more

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Glimepiride and metformin hydrochloride, which group of drug and what is it used for?

Glimepiride and metformin hydrochloride, which group of drug and what is it used for?

Both type 2 drugs: Hi. Metformin and glimepiride are both type 2 drugs. Metformin is an insulin sensitizer — makes tissues (predominantly liver but also muscle) more sensitive to insulin. Glimepiride is an insulin secretogogue — makes your own pancreas secrete more insulin. They are synergistic used in combination. To your good diabetes control! ...Read more

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Will pseudoephedrine hydrochloride affect a drug test?

Will pseudoephedrine hydrochloride affect a drug test?

Possibly: "False positive testing" occurs when a test finds evidence of illegal drug use when no drugs were taken. This can be a result of some over-the counter medications having chemical structures similar to illegal drugs. Pseudofed, found in many allergy and "cold" medications is one of these drugs. ...Read more

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Will pseudoephedrine hydrochloride affect a drug test?

Will pseudoephedrine hydrochloride affect a drug test?

Be prepared...: Based on the sophistication of the test, or lack of it, quite possibly. ...Read more

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Glimepiride and metformin hydrochloride, what group of drug and what purpose does it used?

Type 2 drugs: Hi. Metformin is an insulin sensitizer and predominantly works at the liver to increase sensitivity to your own insulin (or exogenous insulin) to reduce the release of sugar from your liver into the blood. Glimepiride stimulates the release of insulin from your pancreas (insulin secretogogue). The 2 drugs are synergistic together. They may or may not control your diabetes. Good control is the goal ...Read more

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Glimepiride and metformin hydrochloride which group of drug are they in and what are their purposes?

Glimepiride and metformin hydrochloride which group of drug are they in and what are their purposes?

Treat Diabetes: Diabetes is a condition where Insulin does not work well and there is insufficient insulin. Metformin works to overcome some Insulin resistance and reduce excessive glucose production from the liver.
Glimepiride works on the cells that make Insulin to augment Insulin deficiency and both together lower blood sugar. ...Read more

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Chemistry Question: Why does Phenazophridne Hydrochloride dye urine Dark Orange? What in this drug causes this side effect? Please explain throughly.

Chemistry Question: Why does Phenazophridne Hydrochloride dye urine Dark Orange? What in this drug causes this side effect? Please explain throughly.

Not a side effect: Phenazopyridine is a urinary tract analgesic. Exactly how Phenazopyridine works is not known. It is thought to work by relieving pain on the lining of the urinary tract.
Phenazopyridine may change the color of your urine to orange or red. It may also stain fabric. This is normal and not a cause for concern. ...Read more