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Drug Interactions With Thyroid Medication Diabetes Medication And Antidepressants
Is there an drug interaction with Haldol, (haloperidol) Olanzapine, Zyprexa and the antidepressant Wellbutrin?
Yes there are: Zyprexa (olanzapine) is the trade name for Olanzapine so you only have 3 unique drugs listed though some would argue that brand & generic named drugs are technically 2 distinct forms of chemical compounds. There are several SIGNIFICANT reactions (heart rhythm, sedation, neurological issues) that could occur with these drugs so you should talk things over with your doctor if there are concerns or side effects. ...Read more
Took sumatriptan (mom's med for migraines) with antidepressant and am experiencing drug interaction of tight jaw. Been a few weeks. What should I do?
Hello. I have a quick question regarding possible drug interactions. Do the antidepressants Zoloft, Viibryd, and Clonidine make hormonal birth control (Tri Cyclen Sprintec) less effective?
Drug interaction: Person of unknown age gender medical Hx or medication Hx asks: I have a quick question regarding possible drug interactions. Do the antidepressants Zoloft, Viibryd, and Clonidine make hormonal birth control (Tri Cyclen Sprintec) less effective? ANS: I would go to Drugs. Com and look up drug interactions. It will depend on how each is metabolized in your body. I would ask the team prescribing them. ...Read more
Do antidepressant drugs like zoloft or paxil (paroxetine) affect thyroid function? Is it safe to take thyroid booster with antidepressant medicine? Thanks
See answer: Antidepressants don't affect thyroid function. Safe to take thyroid medication together with antidepressants as prescribed. Some symptoms of depression and thyroid disorder may overlap. However, the cause may be one or the other. Lengthy medical training provides that expertise. Take care. ...Read more
Best Antidepressant: No best antidepressant exists. Different people respond differently thru trial & error, mostly guided by tolerability & side-effect profiles of the medicines, history of prior response, & family history of response to similar medications. ...Read more
Prevacid (lansoprazole) for barrett's esophagus. Armour thyroid 120 mg (graves thyroidectomy 40 yrs ago), bupropion 75mg bid. Drug interaction? Hair loss sick etc
No interactions: No interactions between these medications that I am aware of. ...Read more
Maybe: Though there is no scientific and repeatable study directly linking these medications with diabetes, there have been studies that show a correlation for some people after long term use having an increased risk of having type 2 (adult onset) diabetes. More studies and research need to be done, but yes there is a connection, tenuous though it might be. ...Read more
Husband drinking about 24-30 beers a week. Currently taking meds for diabetes, high bp, high cholesterol, antidepressants, and for irregular heartbeat. I cannot get him to stop.
Alcohol abuse: Rehabilitation will be his only recourse. You cannot make him stop, he has to decide to stop. The alcohol undoubtably affects the medication metabolism which is detrimental and the alcohol itself is toxic to his system. You should arrange for counseling for yourself to be able to better deal with his addiction and premature death. ...Read more
Is ssri antidepressant ok for multi infarct stroke patient, age 67, suffering atrial fibrillation, heart issues, diabetes, higher creatine level.
Names of most suitable ssri antidepressant needed for multiinfarct stroke dementia patient, 67, with minor congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, diabetes. Dosage and duration info appreciated.
SSRIs: There is some evidence that ssris help with post stroke remodeling where the brain works on regrowing connections between brain areas that were not killed by the stroke. There is also evidence they help prevent post stroke depression that is very common. Not much reason to think one ssri is better than another. See your prescriber for specific dosage recommendations. ...Read more
Rosilitazone: I have to have a special license to continue to give it from a central pharmacy. I have only 1 patient still taking it. ...Read more
Has the injectable diabetes drug, bydureon, (exenatide) been linked to shrinking vitreous or vitreous detachment? This happened to me after 5 months on this drug
Not aware of: Not aware of this occurring, however it is recommended to report this to the manufacturer as they track all possible side effects and would be more than willing to disclose any reactions they have documented on file. You can google the co. And I am sure find a toll free 1-800 "pharmacovigilence#.". ...Read more
Do you think metphormin will ever be used for humans for lack of memory? I under stand this is a diabetes drug. But I think this drug will eventually be used for other areas. What you think?
I have diabetes and irritable bowel syndrome. Is there a stomach sensitive diabetes drug for me? A drug that doesn't cause diarrhea.
A number of them:
putting it backwards metformin, glip1 agents (byetta. Victoza (liraglutide) etc), ddp4 (januvia, tradgenta etc), 1 glucosidase (precose etc) can all give diarhea. Welchol (bile acid resin binder) gives constipation. degree of GI intolerence varies enormously.
other classes have only rare GI issues. ...Read more
Yes: Sudden withdrawal of. Tca cause cause a drop in the level of seritonin and norepunephrine which can cause a withdrawal syndrome. ...Read more
I have SAD and tried various antidepressant but found unhelpful, however as reducing Paroxetine feel more energy but increased neck ache/stiff, resolve?
Light therapy?: Have you tried light therapy with exposure every a.m. during the winter months? The light unit is not expensive at all and certainly has little problem with side effects. ...Read more
Med expiration: Yes, but I wouldn't take it past 12/31/12. ...Read more
In general anytime: There are many times of diabetic medications and it does not matter when you eat, however, there are medications known as sulfonaureals that require that you eat almost immediately after taking the medication or your sugar will drop to low. I'm assuming of course that you are not talking about insulun where you have to eat almost immediatly with short acting insulins. ...Read more
Dangerous!!!: When a diabetic stops taking their medications they are essentially putting their life on the line. Depending on how far advanced their diabetes is will dictate the events that occur in the future. They could have heart failure, heart attacks, kidney failure and less severe things like blindness or lose their legs. Not a good idea! ...Read more
we advise our patients to have no more than 1 alchoholic beverage daily, with, not separate, from meal. ...Read more
What are some signs of abscesses due to abdominal injections for diabetes. Medication used is insulin?
Redness, Pain, warm: Skin infections can occur with any break in the skin. Staph bacteria live on your skin. Sometimes that bacteria can cause an infection, especially when the patient is more vulnerable to infections like patients with diabetes. Do not delay to see a doctor. Antibiotics are needed. Sometimes incision and drainage. Sometimes hospitalization. ...Read more
Can I make a Concierge/Virtual Apt with an Endocrinologist in order to do a small check-up and get my yearly prescription of diabetes medication?
Yes that should work: Most doctors are happy to do a teleconference and give you advice as long as you pay them for their professional time for the Consultation. You can first sort this out with the office manager who can guide you about their payment policy. ...Read more
Not many: Glyburide is a sulfonourea (it forces your pancreas to produce more insulin). Metformin does three things... It helps your Insulin work better by making the Insulin receptors in the body more sensitive, it slows glucose absorption in the intestine, and slows the production of glucose by the liver. ...Read more
I m not on diabetes medication yet. I controlled it by reducing my carb intake n exercising. Will it affect my kidneys n eyes if I don't take any med?
Stable: Most likely not if you control your blood sugars. ...Read more
Would the prime version of HealthTap have doctors that could refill my diabetes medication? (Insulin/pump supplies)
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