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Questions about possible drug interactions for 12 prescription drugs?

Drug Interactions: Well for 12 medications, that is going to take longer than the 400 characters allowed on HealthTap. I suggest you schedule a long, yes a long consultation with your doctor or your pharmacist to discuss possible interactions. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Sweet III
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Drug Information (Definition)

Drug information is the standardized set of dosing information, treatment statistics, and possible side effects, which drug companies publish for every ...Read more


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Are there home drug tests for prescription drug abuse?

Are there home drug tests for prescription drug abuse?

Yes: Ther are 12 panel drug test avialable you could do it at home. ...Read more

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Pharmacist can give me other anti-malaria drug on request?

Pharmacist can give me other anti-malaria drug on request?

Generic ok: Pharmacist can dispense generic version of same drug prescribed automatically in most states, a full sub can be done on the permission of your doctor. ...Read more

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What medications are recommended for drug addicts?

What medications are recommended for drug addicts?

Clarify, please!: Do you want to know how to treat addiction? There are many addicting drugs out there and the medical treatment is different for all of them. But for all of them Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous are extremely helpful and can often be the only treatment required. Often these programs, which are free, have success rates equal to many inpatient and outpatient costly rehab programs. ...Read more

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What are some adverse effects from prescription drug abuse?

What are some adverse effects from prescription drug abuse?

Mortality : A recent cdc report shows prescription opiate abuse as the number one cause of death in us in adolescents and young adults. Other than death, dependency leads to drug seeking, theft, poor nutrition, sleep disruption, poor academics, loss of work, legal problems, dui, loss of family and friends. Couldn't find a worse thing to do. ...Read more

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What initiatives are underway regarding drug abuse prevention?

What initiatives are underway regarding drug abuse prevention?

Drug abuse: One of the biggest ones is an end user project called rems - it ensures md education and more important patient education. However, it does not deal with the lack of education in the education during training. Furthermore, the current "banning" of interaction between pharm reps and md's has resulted in less knowledge. ...Read more

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Chemically speaking, are illegal drugs different from prescription drugs?

Chemically speaking, are illegal drugs different from prescription drugs?

If by illegal: you mean "bootleg" drugs manufactured illegally (e.g., methamphetamine), the difference is a prescription drug is made under govt regulation to insure purity and quality. Illegal drugs have no quality control, may contain toxins, are probably of poor quality and purity, and may not be the drug claimed by the dealer. Using them is a roll of the dice with your life. ...Read more

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Can alcohol or drug addiction person take this Valium medication.?

Can alcohol or drug addiction person take this Valium medication.?

Valium and alcohol: Sounds like you may be taking valium on your own that is not prescribed for you . If that's the case then no one can comment . In any event if you are taking it as prescribed i hope the prescriber knows about your addictions. The bottom line is it can potentially be very dangerous depending on your history and your metabolism met the built -valium can be deadly with alcohol. ...Read more

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Alcohol or drug addiction, can they take this Valium medication.?

Alcohol or drug addiction, can they take this Valium medication.?

Not safely: Outside of their brief supervised use to help people come down off their drugs of choice. Benzodiazepines are highly dependency-producing themselves, and many alcoholics have had their relapses triggered by the similar sensations they get when taking a benzo, especially valium or xanax (alprazolam) which both hit the brain quickly and hard. Under supervision by doctors who understand addiction, sometimes ok. ...Read more

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Any side effects to antithyroid medication?

Any side effects to antithyroid medication?

Multiple but uncommon: One in ten patient on antithyroid drugs can have rashes, joint pains, bad taste in their mouth. More rarely, patients may have a reversible drop in their white blood cells. This is a dangerous but rare side effect that can lead to severe infection. Even more rarely, liver disease can occur, and an inflammation of the blood vessels called vasculitis. Your doctor should explain all this carefully so taht you can recognize side effects timely. ...Read more

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Why would anyone abuse the perscription drug thorazine (chlorpromazine)?

Why would anyone abuse the perscription drug thorazine (chlorpromazine)?

Wow ... : That is strange. It is a cheap way to fall asleep, so, if someone wants to sleep their life away, while putting up with all of the unpleasant side effects of thorazine, (chlorpromazine) i guess that could be a reason. Otherwise, i'm at a loss. ...Read more

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Why are some medications not included in a prescription drug formulary?

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Why are some medications  not included in a prescription drug formulary?

PBMs: Pharmacy benefit manager (pbm) is a third party administrator of prescription drug programs. They process & pay prescription drug claims, develop formulary, contract with pharmacies, & negotiate discounts & rebates with drug manufacturers. Some benefits are cost. Some disadvantages are availability & speed of delivery. Most brand-name medications are not included due to cost. ...Read more

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Prescription written for 250mg Chloroquine, med given from pharmacy, ChlorproPAMIDE 250mg. Are these the same?

Prescription written for 250mg Chloroquine, med given from pharmacy, ChlorproPAMIDE  250mg. Are these the same?

Not even close: Hi. Nope, chloroquine and chlorpropamide are not in the same category of drugs, and are for completely different indications. Either the doc or the pharmacist screwed up BIG TIME. Are you diabetic or are you trying to prevent malaria...aw heck, what's the difference??? Good luck! ...Read more

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Does fda publish information on drug safety?

Does fda publish information on drug safety?

All the time: Yes, all the time. So does the cdc, the nih, and even the dea. Plus the manufacturers themselves are fairly exacting in their discussion of safety and side effects. ...Read more

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Taking drugs fromwhileliving abroad, now with drugs from living in the states: mirapex, saphris, (asenapine) tianeptine, etizolam. Any drug interactions? Way to find doctors with whom can consult re these issues?

Taking drugs fromwhileliving abroad, now with drugs from living in the states: mirapex, saphris, (asenapine) tianeptine, etizolam. Any drug interactions? Way to find doctors with whom can consult re these issues?

Mental health expert: It sounds like you are taking medications for muscle problems like RLS and psychiatric issues as well as anxiety. Your best option is to cobnsult wiuth a neurologist or psychiatrist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does psychiatric meds causes false drug test?

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Does psychiatric meds causes false drug test?

No: Those don't falsify drug test, but yes they r control substances already included in the drug test list. ...Read more

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Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

All relative: Compared to other products that fda is not doing much to control, i would say people who worry about anti-inflammatories are barking up the wrong tree. Have you looked at the wild claims herbal supplements make on rows upon rows of store shelves recently? There are all kinds of joint, sex, brain, liver health promoting products. Are they as safe as anti-inflammatories? Fda has no data and no idea. ...Read more

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Why thyroid medicines supplied along with psychiatric drugs?

Why thyroid medicines supplied along with psychiatric drugs?

Augment: Some psychiatrists augment thyroid for a patient who is depressed with low/ low nl thyroid function. ...Read more

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