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What is the best online or app drug interaction checker? drugs.com, rxlist, medscape, healthline or epocrates app? or is there a better choice?

What is the best online or app drug interaction checker? drugs.com, rxlist, medscape, healthline or epocrates app? or is there a better choice?

In general: All the interaction checkers are pretty reasonable. Usually when deciding which one to use, depends on what other resources you are going to use from the respective site/app. Once we know what resources you'd like to use, it would be easier guide you. ...Read more

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Drug Interaction (Definition)

When the combination of two agents cause an effect, intended or unintended, that would not have otherwise ...Read more


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Does anyone know of a drug interaction checker that checks herbal supplements also?

Does anyone know of a drug interaction checker that checks herbal supplements also?

Several: There are now several online databases that include herbs when checking for drug interactions. However, not all possible interactions are known. A good place to start is http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/drug-information/drugherbindex another useful resource is http://www.Drugs.Com/drug_interactions.Html which, while more focused on drug-drug interactions includes many herbs in its database. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Albuterol as needed while I take Prozac (fluoxetine)? I saw on the drug interaction checker this can cause arrythmias? I have bad asthma.

Is it ok to take Albuterol as needed while I take Prozac (fluoxetine)? I saw on the drug interaction checker this can cause arrythmias? I have bad asthma.

Yes: If you need albuterol for rescue treatment don't avoid it because you are taking Prozac (fluoxetine). If you are requiring albuterol frequently make an appointment with primary doctor so that you can get your asthma worked up, sounds like you are poorly controlled. You might need to step up therapy with controller meds. Good luck. ...Read more

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Really .. well I'm currently on 70 mg Prozac, 15g XL Wellbutrin, Ritilian 60mg, 3 mg clonazapam, and lisinopril/HCTZ? Are those safe, my doctor prescribes them to me and said all was safe all together. When I look at the drug interaction checker the Well

Really .. well I'm currently on 70 mg Prozac, 15g XL Wellbutrin, Ritilian 60mg, 3 mg clonazapam, and lisinopril/HCTZ?  Are those safe, my doctor prescribes them to me and said all was safe all together. When I look at the drug interaction checker the Well

Interaction Risk Etc: Multiple interactions possible and though the side effects are usually mild they can become severe. Risks include Serotonin Syndrome (see Wikipedia), fluid accumulation, and even seizures. Your combination of activating, antidepressant, and sedating/tranquilizing meds is worth a close review. For e.g. clonazepam 3 mg daily is quite high in combo with the others. In psychotherapy too hopefully? ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: drug interaction?

What is the definition or description of: drug interaction?

Bad combination: When the combination of two agents cause an effect, intended or unintended, that would not have otherwise occured if taken seperately. ...Read more

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Would there be any drug interaction by taking meloxacam and amitriptyline?

Drug interactions: No drug interactions are listed between Meloxicam & amitriptyline. Remember, however, that Elavil (amitriptyline) alone can have side effects such as sedation, constipation, difficulty urinating, blurred vision. Never mix Elavil with other sedating drugs, especially alcohol. ...Read more

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What is the drug interaction strepsils amlodipine and benelyn?

What is the drug interaction strepsils amlodipine and benelyn?

Are you in Columbus: There are no serious interactions. But i'm puzzled, healthtap says you're in ohio but strepsils and benelyn are generally available overseas, especially the uk. ...Read more

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What the best statin without side effect &drug interaction?

What the best statin without side effect &drug interaction?

You have to try: Which gives you less side effects as some tolerate one brand better than other , all 'statins' have identical side effects ; interactions as their mode of action is identical if they are 'statins'. ...Read more

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I have taken 20 mg of celexa (citalopram) and 40 mg of nexum for several yrs. Is there a drug interaction?

I have taken 20 mg of celexa (citalopram) and 40 mg of nexum for several yrs. Is there  a drug interaction?

Celexa (citalopram): No. You seem to be tolerating the combination well after all those years. Wish u well. ...Read more

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Do olanzipine and cbd oil have a drug interaction?

Do olanzipine and cbd oil have a drug interaction?

Maybe: Both can cause hepatic (liver) impairment. So when combined, may make drug levels of each worse. There is not a lot of info yet on drug interactions for cannabidiol oil. So ask your psychiatrist before using it, or any other medication or supplement, including over the counter meds. See http://www.medicinalgenomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Bergamaschi_2011.pdf ...Read more

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Is there a drug interaction between celexa (citalopram) and pysllium seed husk?

Is there a drug interaction between celexa (citalopram) and pysllium seed husk?

Doubt it!!: You are talking about the ingredient in the fiber laxatives like metamucil and a bunch of others. I don't know of any interaction they can have with Celexa (citalopram) or any other antidepressant. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, can i know the risks of grapefruit for drug interaction and death ? I need a detailed answer plz ❤️

Hi doctor, can i know the risks of grapefruit for drug interaction and death ? I need a detailed answer plz ❤️

Dangerous increases: Grapefruit drug interactions are very common. In the past few years the number of drugs that can lead to fatal interactions with grapefruit has more than doubled. Not only grapefruit but other fruits (limes, pomelos, other citrus fruits) contain a class of chemicals that block the normal rate of breakdown of drugs leading to toxic levels. The chemicals are “furanocoumarins” and they block an enzyme that breaks down drugs in the gut, limiting the amount absorbed, and the activity of this enzyme is taken into account when dosing these medications. When inactivated by the furanocoumarims, it is not possible to predict what doses are required to produce a therapeutic effect. Nor is it possible to time the consumption of the fruit to prevent this adverse effect. For example, grapefruit juice taken as long as 7-8 hours before a medication can still block the breakdown of the medication. Some reactions that can occur as a result are fatal abnormalities of rhythm leading to sudden cardiac death, muscle destruction (rhabdomyolysis) leading to damage to the kidneys and liver. The impact of grapefruit on drug levels is limited to drugs taken orally as the enzyme involved is a gut enzyme. ...Read more

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Is there a drug interaction between etoposide and multivitamins?

Is there a drug interaction between etoposide and multivitamins?

Etoposide & vit E: Altho there are potential benefits of using vit e with cancer agents, there are also potential interactions with those that work by generating oxygen species to damage cancer dna & proteins. It is therefore advised not to use vitamin E during chemotherapy until it is researched further. Ask oncologist about other vitamins. ...Read more

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What is the drug interaction between etoposide and vitamins?

What is the drug interaction between etoposide and vitamins?

There really is: Limited defined interactions between etoposide and vitamins. There is a hypothetical concern about antioxidants like Co Q10, vitamins A, C and E and selenium preventing cell damage and thus making certain anticancer agents less effective but there is limited formal data in this regards. If you take supplements with anticancer meds review this with your doc and avoid "mega" doses. ...Read more

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Hv left temporal lobe epilepsy; on 150 mg lamictal n 400 mg tegrator twice daily. Started on 5-htp time release 200mg. Wat's danger, drug interaction?

Hv left temporal lobe epilepsy; on 150 mg lamictal n 400 mg tegrator twice daily. Started on 5-htp time release 200mg. Wat's danger, drug interaction?

Tegretol/Lamictal: Those 2 do have a moderate interaction. This combination may cause restlessness, seizures, tremors, slurred speech, staggering walk, and feeling light-headed or fainting. If you take both medications together, tell your doctor if you have any of these symptoms. You may need a dose adjustment or special tests in order to safely take both medications together. ...Read more

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Have a 17-year-old taking Bactrim sulfamethoxazole tmp wondering if there will be any drug interaction if she takes an herbal allergy pill that I got at the health food center that has vitamin A , C, pantothenic acid , calcium , zinc, quercetin, n-acety

Have a 17-year-old taking Bactrim sulfamethoxazole tmp  wondering if there will be any drug interaction if she takes an herbal allergy pill that I got at the health food center that has  vitamin A , C, pantothenic acid , calcium , zinc, quercetin, n-acety

Probably OK, but...: I doubt there is any serious potential for an adverse interaction. However, one of the problems with "natural" medicines, herbal products, and nutritional supplements, etc is that their exact contents often are unknown, And even when known, there is little research on interations with other drugs. So hard to be certain -- but probably no problem. ...Read more