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Glaucoma Safe Antidepressants
Probably: When combining these 2, there's theoretical concern about possible "serotonin syndrome" of CNS hyperactivity, including altered mental status, restlessness, myoclonus, hyper-reflexia, etc. Both stimulate 5-ht 1a receptors. However, these theoretical concerns have not shown up in actual patients. If the patient is well educated, using both can be safe. ...Read more
Suffer depression+anxiety. Is this combo safe? Metoprolol 25mg for BP, Bupropion 300mg, Prozac 20mg, Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5mg(5 times/week). No seizure history.
Depression -anxiety: Please have your doctor refer you to a Psychologist. It will take some time but the Psychologist will be very helpful! ...Read more
I'm currently taking risperdone, Artane, Lexapro, (escitalopram) and Lamictal. Is it safe to use passion flower with those for insomnia?
Talk to your doctor : In general, I recommend patients to not combine their psychiatric medications with herbals. Based upon my review of Passion flower, increased drowsiness is the main risk. Some herbals increase the risk of Serotonin syndrome when combined with psych meds. I did not see any reports of this with Passion flower. Talk to your doctor before combining your meds with any herbal preparations. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is lowering .5 increments safe to avoid risperdal withdrawals while adding latuda (lurasidone) 40 mg. 2-3 year use of risperdal. bipolar 1w/psychotic features.
Talk to doctor: This is an ongoing difficult area in Psychiatry and Obstetrics. Research is ethically prohibited, so we only have anecdotal evidence. All medicines for bipolar disorder, and all benzodiazepines have risks during pregnancy. A few antidepressants are very safe for depression and anxiety during pregnancy. Please consult with your Psychiatrist and OB. ...Read more
Metformin, dextroamphetamine, maxalt, (rizatriptan) celexa, seroquel, labetalol, any of these drugs dangerous to take together?
Possibly : If all of those drugs are being used together there is a possibility of a negative drug interaction. Two of the drugs in particular could have a serious effect. It is important to have a primary provider, in addition to specialists, who is aware of all the prescriptions that are taken and can make sure inappropriate combinations are not used together. ...Read more
Variable: Timolol is a beta blocker and has been used for decades for treating glaucoma. It is generally very effective, but has potential side effects. Every eye responds differently to the available glaucoma treatments. This is why the eye pressure is checked 4-6 weeks after starting any new glaucoma drop for effectiveness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take atomoxetine(an ADHD drug) and rhodiola rosea(calming / anti-depressant) together?
Dandelion capsules 500 mg as mild diuretic alternative safety during breastfeeding not pregnancy?maximum safe dose?
Better not use it: Although it's an herb, it is still a medicine, safety isn't established in pregnancy or during breastfeeding. It still interacts with other medicines. If you really need a water pill for a medical reason, why not ask your doctor about it. Please don't self medicate, check this link for more information, wish you and your baby wellness, http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-706-dandelion.aspx?activeingredientid=706& ...Read more
If prescribed: If your doctor has prescribed Ativan along with your zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) s/he will give you a particular dose and timing schedule. This could be on a regular or as needed ("prn") basis. Used this way, Ativan and zoloft (sertraline) can be safe together. Sometimes Ativan can help anxiety temporarily, while getting onto zoloft (sertraline) for panic, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Schizophrenia without antipsychotics. Alternative approach to psychosis? Gaba? B3? 5htp? Omega3? Dosage?
Alternatives: No responsible physician can make recommendations like you're requesting on the internet, without seeing you and evaluating your situation. Schizophrenia is a serious illness, and you deserve effective treatment with a good doctor. There are psychiatrists who know about nutrition, and who integrate different types of treatment. See http://www.Inimh.Org/ and http://www.Holisticboard.Org/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin: Certain medicines are safe for nursing and some are not. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen are safe medicines for nursing and effective for migraines. If you are on other medicines and want to know if they are safe, speak to your physician. Here's a website where you can access information about the safety of specific medicines: http://toxnet.Nlm.Nih.Gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?Lact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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