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Was orudis kt taken off the market?

Was orudis kt taken off the market?

Yes: Wyeth the drug company took it off the market on its own. Wyeth states it was not for safety reasons or that it was not effective. The thought is it that wyeth did not want to have to deal with potential side effects and possible law suits like Bextra and vioxx went through. ...Read more

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Venlafaxine (Definition)

It belong to classification of snri antidepressant also help anxiety start slow go slow its approved for depression and anxiety disorder there are some common side effects important never stop suddenly always taper slowly if you ever ...Read more


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Why hasn't viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) taken off as the new branded blockbuster drug..Such as lexapro, cymbalta etc./is it about side effects-effectiveness-insurance cov.

Why hasn't viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) taken off as the new branded blockbuster drug..Such as lexapro, cymbalta etc./is it about side effects-effectiveness-insurance cov.

Slow marketing: I believe the reason has been somewhat slow marketing and releasing it before proving that it also has effectiveness in anxiety as well. Some of the initial side effects needs to be overcome by taking the initial starter packet and using two of them instead of one so that the upward taper occurs less aggressively. The harder it is to get patient and physician compliance, the harder it is to sell. ...Read more

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Black box warning Zoloft (sertraline) effects to wear off?

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Black box warning Zoloft (sertraline) effects to wear off?

Zoloft (sertraline): Warning exists while taking the medication.

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Dr prescribed Effexor (venlafaxine) xr 225 mg in morning and Elavil 50 mg at night is that safe to take?

Dr prescribed Effexor (venlafaxine) xr 225 mg in morning and Elavil 50 mg at night is that safe to take?

Please repost: Please repost and include your doctor's answer to your question; or if you have not asked your doctor this question, please include the reason you haven't done so. Did you not have the opportunity to ask the question in the dr's office? Does your doc not return phone calls or emails? Does (s)he seem annoyed or impatient when you ask about things that concern you? ...Read more

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Prescribed adderal ir 30mg 3x day & neurontin (gabapentin) 1200 mg (nerve damage) can I take neurontin (gabapentin) at night as one dose? Does neurontin (gabapentin) effect adderall working

Prescribed adderal ir 30mg 3x day & neurontin (gabapentin) 1200 mg (nerve damage) can I take neurontin (gabapentin) at night as one dose? Does neurontin (gabapentin) effect adderall working

Clarification: Neurontin does not interact with most drugs and will not affect your Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Since it has a short duration of action, cannot be taken once daily but needs thrice daily dosing. A gabapentin preparation, Gralise, however, can be taken once daily at night. ...Read more

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How can I taper off of pristiq (desvenlafaxine) ER 50 mg if i cannot cut the pill to lower the dose?

How can I taper off of pristiq (desvenlafaxine) ER 50 mg if i cannot cut the pill to lower the dose?

Every other day: Try to take one pill every other day for a week and you should not have any difficulties stopping. ...Read more

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Is name brand Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR better than the generic brands? I'm reading horror stories online about the generic brands.

Is name brand Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR better than the generic brands? I'm reading horror stories online about the generic brands.

Generic vs. brand: While generics are claimed to be the exact equivalent as brand name medications, individuals may respond better to trade name medications. However most patients tolerate the generics without problem. Since the generics are less expensive and usually have a lower co-pay, i would try it once. If it does not work as well as the brand, it will not take long to make that determination. ...Read more

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Take cymbalta (duloxetine) 60, lamictal 100, tegretol 600, klonopin 2.5 for OCD and mood..Is this a safe combination..And is 60 the usual dose for cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Take cymbalta (duloxetine) 60, lamictal 100, tegretol 600, klonopin 2.5 for OCD and mood..Is this a safe combination..And is 60 the usual dose for cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Seems fine: These dosages seem to be workable although it is an intense combination of mood stabilizers. The dose of duloxetine at 60 mg is at the usual amount for the treatment of a mood disorder although higher dosages are thought to be potentially helpful for the treatment of chronic pain. Stay safe! ...Read more

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How does cymbalta (duloxetine) compare to venlafaxine tab 75mg?

How does cymbalta (duloxetine) compare to venlafaxine tab 75mg?

Hard to answer: Not sure what dose of Cymbalta (duloxetine) you are referring to. Both medicines affect ne and serotonin, but some people respond better to one medication over the other. It is difficult to compare the antidepressants based on dosages. Everyone responds a bit differently. ...Read more

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The psychiatrist put me on nardil (phenelzine) (I went off celexa 5 weeks ago). Is this drug more effective?

The psychiatrist put me on nardil (phenelzine) (I went off celexa 5 weeks ago). Is this drug more effective?

Maybe.: Every individual is different. One medication may be more effective for one person, but not another. Celexa and Nardil (phenelzine) are in different classes. The former is an SSRI and the latter an MAOI. The former has tranquilizer properties and the latter does not. ...Read more

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How long until side effects of cymbalta (duloxetine) taper off?

How long until side effects of cymbalta (duloxetine) taper off?

Varies: Nausea, dry mouth, somnolence, fatigue, constipation, decreased appetite, and excessive sweating are the most common side effects caused by cymbalta (duloxetine). Most of these side effects will taper off after three to seven days. I have found that somnolence and fatigue can persist indefinitely. In such situations the patient doses in the evening so that peak levels occur during the night. ...Read more

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Have read that Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Vyvanse cancel each others effectiveness out when prescribed together, any truth to this? Higher Vyvanse dose needed

Have read that Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Vyvanse cancel each others effectiveness out when prescribed together, any truth to this? Higher Vyvanse dose needed

Several risks: Several risky interactions exist in your mixture of medications. I doubt that increasing dosage of any is a good idea - especially w/o an expert evaluation of your conditions and needs. See a specialist ASAP. Don't play guessing games. Take care of yourself. Best wishes. ...Read more

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The dosage, is it safe to halve the wellbutrin (bupropion) sr pill to slowly withdraw from it?

The dosage, is it safe to halve the wellbutrin (bupropion) sr pill to slowly withdraw from it?

With your Docs help!: Ideally this should be done in conjunction with the prescribing physician. Stopping an antidepressant on your own is not a good idea. Most people do not experience withdrawal when they discontinue wellbutrin (bupropion). Officially you should not cut the sr tab in half. Unofficially if this is done cleanly and you do not crush the pill, the sustained release property will be maintained. ...Read more

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Friend rx'd "Suprep" for colonoscopy in 3 full doses am/pm/am. Drug instructions are TWO doses which worked 4 me. I'm worried about this off label rx?

Friend rx'd "Suprep" for colonoscopy in 3 full doses am/pm/am. Drug instructions are TWO doses which worked 4 me. I'm worried about this off label rx?

Go with instructions: Best to go with the instructions from your doctors office, or with something that has worked for you in the past. If you have a question about it, ask the pharmacist to look in to the matter. They will help you sort it out. You can always call the doctors office to make sure the instructions are intentional as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Wasn't the original intended use for Chantix as an antidepressant?

Wasn't the original intended use for Chantix as an antidepressant?

Yes: Drug development and pharmaceutical companies often find out other uses for the medication during clinical trials and even after the drug is released. If it is to be safe and effective the FDA in the US must review trials and give it conditional use and labeling. It undergoes further consideration for patients and human trials. After many long months it can be released with a new indication. ...Read more

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New refill of Effexor (venlafaxine) is xr; old bottle was not xr. Same dose (75mg) Can this increase anxiety/side effects temporarily?

New refill of Effexor (venlafaxine) is xr; old bottle was not xr. Same dose (75mg) Can this increase anxiety/side effects temporarily?

Possibly: A switch from regular to XR can make a difference in terms of benefit and possible adverse effects. Talk with your pharmacy and/or physician to get this straightened out. Plenty of people do fine with this kind of change, but since you are noticing a change, you need to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Effexor (Definition)

Venlafaxine is a non-tricyclic which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more