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Drugs Not To Take With Alprazolam
Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more
Yes and No: Zofran can cause palipitations and cardiac arrhythmias. Taking a combination of medications always requires caution. I would try to space the use of these apart during the day if you will take them. Please consult your primary care doctor about the need to take all three medications. ...Read more
POSSIBLY: These are two different classes of medication. Oxycodone is an opiate based pain reliever and olanzepine (zyprexa) is an atypical anti-psychotic. They are both potentially sedating and one must be cautious of this. Opiate pain relievers should be taken with caution and over a short period of time to avoid tolerance and/or addiction. ...Read more
Not a good idea: Not sure why you would want to do this. Both are CNS depressants so would slow reaction time and be very sedating. Suboxone is used to detox from opiates and benzos are also addictive. If you have a problem with addiction it would not be advisable to take benzos. There are many alternatives for treatment of anxiety and depression. Talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it safe to take multivitamins with xanax (alprazolam)?.. Better yet is it safe to take multivitamins with any medication since it's vitamins and not medication?
Yes, it's safe: It is safe and there are no interactions. The use of multivitamins is so ingrained in our society. If you eat healthy and right, there is no need to take and spend money on all those multivitamins. Your food has them. You can google the latest studies on multivitamins and you'll be surprised. ...Read more
Off market: Wygesic -acetaminophen and Propoxyphene will no longer be available in the U.S. After november 19, 2010. If you are currently using propoxyphene, you should call your doctor to discuss switching to another treatment. When available it could be taken with xanax (alprazolam). Both cause sedation however. ...Read more
Is it ok to take multi vitamins with sodium valproate and carbamazepin ? What drugs not to take with these coz i read they not use with malaria drugs?
Multivitamins: Multivitamins would be fine to take with sodium valproate and carbamazepine. In fact, it may be a good idea since these medicines can deplete some nutrients -- such as b vitamins, zinc, vitamin d, etc. Some sources suggest that hair loss and zinc deficiency may be related. There are multiple anti-malarial drugs, so you need to discuss yours with your own physician and/or pharmacist. ...Read more
Ambien (zolpidem): I believe you're referring to fiorinal with codeine. It is not a good idea to mix narcotics and sleeping medication, such as Codeine and ambien (zolpidem). This could result in the sedation and possible respiratory depression. Additionally both drugs are metabolized by the liver and could cause liver damage. Make sure that your prescribing doctor knows that you're taking both medications and discuss it thoroughly with your prescribing physician. ...Read more
Is it ok to take melatonin with xanax and zoloft. Take Zolof in the morning and not able to sleep. Take xsnax before?
Call doctor: This is better addressed by your medical oncologist and your pharmacist. It also depends on your other medications. ...Read more
If i take geodon it helps with symptoms not sedative for insomnia what would be another med to take with it for sleep? are meds like lunesta (eszopiclone) taken?
Maybe: Your list of medications indicates that in addition to Geodon (ziprasidone) you are also taking trazodone. While it is only approved for depression its most common use is for sleep. Perhaps you need a dose adjustment of the medications you are on now before a change in medication. ...Read more
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