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Is there an drug interaction with Haldol, (haloperidol) Olanzapine, Zyprexa and the antidepressant Wellbutrin?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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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?

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?

Adverse effect: First, never take someone else's medication. Stop the sumatriptan now.

You may have excess serotonin due to both medications being serotonin agonists.

See your pcp. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Do antidepressant drugs like zoloft or paxil (paroxetine) affect thyroid function? Is it safe to take thyroid booster with antidepressant medicine? Thanks

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

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What is the best antidepressant to take if you are taking thyroid medication?

What is the best antidepressant to take if you are taking thyroid medication?

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

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Does antidepressants and anti-anxiety pills give people diabetes?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Dr. Says thyroid panel shows hyperthyroid but I'm 200 lbs & gaining. What could be wrong? He prescribed me antidepressants until next labs.

Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyroidism increases your metabolism but also your appetite. You can certainly be obese and hyperthyroid. If you are indeed hyperthyroid, you need to be treated. You may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What are the contents or ingredients of avandia (rosiglitazone) diabetes drug?

What are the contents or ingredients of avandia (rosiglitazone) diabetes drug?

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

Unclear: I don't know of any use of metformin for memory but it certainly has a few uses outside of diabetes. In fact, many drugs have multiple uses and physicians often use drugs outside of their original purpose. ...Read more

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I have diabetes and irritable bowel syndrome. Is there a stomach sensitive diabetes drug for me? A drug that doesn't cause diarrhea.

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: B"sd
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

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Could withdrawal from a tricyclic antidepressant be causing awful neck pain?

Could withdrawal from a tricyclic antidepressant be causing awful neck pain?

Yes: Sudden withdrawal of. Tca cause cause a drop in the level of seritonin and norepunephrine which can cause a withdrawal syndrome. ...Read more

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I have SAD and tried various antidepressant but found unhelpful, however as reducing Paroxetine feel more energy but increased neck ache/stiff, resolve?

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

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What are the symptoms of an overdose of insulin diabetes medication?

What are the symptoms of an overdose of insulin diabetes medication?

Sweating+ drowsiness: As the glucose levels drop to hypoglycemic levels, the body will produce the above symptoms. The brain must have glucose and oxygen at all times and those "sensors" trigger the responses. ...Read more

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How long after taking diabetes medication should you eat?

How long after taking diabetes medication should you eat?

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

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What happens when someone just stops taking diabetes medication?

What happens when someone just stops taking diabetes medication?

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

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How does alcohol react with diabetes medication (ganuvia)?

How does alcohol react with diabetes medication (ganuvia)?

No significant: Interaction

we advise our patients to have no more than 1 alchoholic beverage daily, with, not separate, from meal. ...Read more

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Could testosterone interfere with diabetes medication?

Could testosterone interfere with diabetes medication?

Testosterone: If your Testosterone is normal it should not have any effect on diabetes. If your testosterone is low it could have some effect on diabetes. Please check this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some signs of abscesses due to abdominal injections for diabetes. Medication used is insulin?

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

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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?

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

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Are there long term effects of diabetes medication (glyburide, metformin)?

Are there long term effects of diabetes medication (glyburide, metformin)?

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

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What A1c level do I need to achieve and maintain to be taken off diabetes medication?

What A1c level do I need to achieve and maintain to be taken off diabetes medication?

My bias is...: Not to stop the meds that got you to have excellent control (except sulfonylureas, insulin) as, if continued, many have data or logical reasons for delaying or preventing diabetes from 'recurring'. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Drug Interaction (Definition)

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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more