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Hello. Is omega XL safe for diabetics taking insulin metformin glipizide Lipitor (atorvastatin) diazid tricor & bp meds, spiriva advair. ?
Exercise caution: you are already on multiple medications, some possibly interact together, you don't want to add more unless really needed, even if it is a supplement, fatty acids in omega fish oil might increase lipids in your system, this is not against any drug but rather for your own safety, please revise all your meds with your doctor on regular basis, good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take sertraline 50 mg tablets, oxycodone/acetaminophen 10/325 mg tablets, and dexamethasone 4 mg tablets together?
Risk: Every medication has risk. Nobody can guarantee that you won't have side effect or be injured by any medication you take. If your doctor prescribes these medications for you after knowing your condition, then that means he/she feels the possible benefit outweighs the risk. You have to decide whether you agree with your doctor or not. ...Read more
Decrease symptoms: This medication is used to treat certain bladder/urinary tract symptoms. Flavoxate is a smooth-muscle relaxant. It works by relaxing the muscles in the bladder. Flavoxate helps to reduce leaking of urine, feelings of needing to urinate right away, frequent trips to the bathroom, and bladder pain. This medication does not treat the cause of your bladder symptoms (e.g., urinary tract infections). ...Read more
Lowers blood sugar: Amaryl (glimepiride) stimulates the pancreas to release insulin, which will cause the blood sugar to fall. This release of Insulin occurs without relation to whether one has eaten, so if one goes a long period without eating, the blood sugar can become abnormally low. ...Read more
Depends: Hi. Yes, for most patients, Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) is safe and effective. As with all drugs, carful consideration needs to be given to the individual patient. If you have chronic kidney disease beyond a certain level, metformin can be unsafe. Sitagliptin is being looked at for a link to heart failure (being LOOKED AT...Not an established risk!). So as always, talk with your doctor. Good luck in achieving control ...Read more
Yes: There are no known interactions or contraindications to taking these two medications together. ...Read more
Is taking 8 paracetamol tablets (500mg), 1 codeine tablet (15mg) and 4 acetazolamide (Diamox 250mg) going to harm me?
Stop paracetamol : That's a dangerous dose. The other question is, why are you taking those medicines? If it is for headache (which your med regimen suggests to me), you could benefit from being on better preventive medicines. Don't hesitate to consult me to discuss further and develop a better pain medicine plan. ...Read more
Sulfonylurea.: That seems like a lot of sulfonylurea type medication - Glimepiride and Glyburide. The reason why that's important is that they can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) which can be dangerous. I'd like to see you on more Metformin and less sulfonylurea to reduce your risk of hypoglycemia. ...Read more
Depends: If that's how its prescribed, no; if not, yes. ...Read more
Yes, unless: Hi. Yes, in general that 3-drug cocktail is safe. Exceptions would be metformin at a certain level of kidney disease, pioglitazone in heart failure, and glimepiride if it's causing hypoglycemia. That 3-drug regimen will likely lose efficacy over time. Keep your diabetes, blood pressure, and lipids tightly controlled. Don't smoke! Good luck! ...Read more
I take 50 mg thyroxin tablet every day, can i take levothyroxin tablet instead of thyroxin tablet?
Yes: But after you have changes you ought to get your thyroid levels checked in 6 weeks. Then you should stay on the same brand of levothyroxin as there are small differences that may effect your thyroid levels. ...Read more