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Dr. Blase Carabello
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Simvastatin (Definition)

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Lowers risk of heart attack, stroke, and certain blood vessel problems in people with certain risk factors. This medicine is an hmg-coa reductase inhibitor, ...Read more


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Can i go off pristiq (desvenlafaxine) without bad side effects?

Can i go off pristiq (desvenlafaxine) without  bad side effects?

Please don't: You may develop discontinuation symptoms. You should taper off the medication under medical guidance. ...Read more

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Can i go off endep (amitriptyline) 10mg cold turkey?

Can i go off endep (amitriptyline) 10mg cold turkey?

Go see your doctor!: Australia's endep (amitriptyline) is sold in states as Elavil brand of Amitriptyline which is an early antidepressant w/anticholinergic properties, causing dry eyes & mouth, constipation, inability to urinate & confusion. Both http://www.Webmd.Com/drugs/drug-9159-endep (amitriptyline)+oral.Aspx?Drugid=9159&drugname=endep (amitriptyline)+oral & http://www.Drugs.Com/elavil.Html recommend tapering off under your doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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My psychiatrist just took me off my Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg 1xper day due to im very off balance from it.How long until this off balance thing stops?

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My psychiatrist just took me off my Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg 1xper day due to im very off balance from it.How long until this off balance thing stops?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Depends on how long u bee on it, but at that low dose, doubt it would be more than a week. By the way, what was it prescribed for?. ...Read more

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Straight switch from Zoloft to lexapro (escitalopram). Doc told me to just switch without tapering off. Is this ok. Was on 150mg Zoloft going to 20 mg of lexapro (escitalopram).

Zoloft to Lexapro (escitalopram): Many physicians will do a cross taper gradually lowering the dose of one antidepressant while raising the dose of another. If however it has been determined that the zoloft has been of absolutely no benefit than there is no need for a cross taper. The Lexapro (escitalopram) should block any possible ssri discontinuation syndrome. Discontinuation symptoms with zoloft have been reported to be 1 to 2% but in my clinical experience have actually been far less than that. You should have no problem doing this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long do side effects last from going off of seroquel (quetiapine) and trileptal?

How long do side effects last from going off of seroquel (quetiapine) and trileptal?

Varies: If it was helping your sleep and you did not taper down slowly and did not replace than it will take long time to feel better . Seroquel (quetiapine) not only helps with depression mood swings also hep with sleep .Not sure Trileptal you were taking for seizure or mood stopping suddenly have risk of seizure ...Read more

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They stop me cold turkey on my klonopin (clonazepam) and put me on Depakote for a month had horrible racing thought back on klonopin (clonazepam) they are slowly going away?

They stop me cold turkey on my klonopin (clonazepam) and put me on Depakote for a month had horrible racing thought back on klonopin (clonazepam) they are slowly going away?

If you were having: Tachycardia or palpitations that we're causing you anxiety can feel "fixed" by klonapin; however after daily use, you can get rebound anxiety, which makes symptoms worse. If you haven't had a tilt-table test to rule out postural orthostatic tachycardic syndrome, you might ask your cardiologist. The inderal, (propranolol) in the meantime can help slow your heart rate. Also get a thyroid panel done. ...Read more

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Can you come off Valium after taking it for 39 years without weaning off it. Thanks?

Can you come off Valium after taking it for 39 years without weaning off it. Thanks?

Withdrawal: It is never a safe idea to abruptly stop a benzodiazepine like Valium, especially after prolonged use, as there is a risk of withdrawal symptoms that can be very severe (seizures, for example). Talk to your prescribing doctor and set up a plan to safely wean off the medicine with his/her supervision to ensure your safety. ...Read more

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Can i go off lexapro (escitalopram) without weaning.I am also on remeron.

Can i go off lexapro (escitalopram) without weaning.I am also on remeron.

Lexapro (escitalopram): Depending on your current dose. Generally I would recommend gradual tapering. ...Read more

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Can you have side effects whilst going off atacand BP med. He is slowly reduceing the 4mg dose?

Can you have side effects whilst going off
atacand BP med. He is slowly reduceing
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Atacand (candesartan) : Usually you do not wean off by meds, most can be simply changed to another med that is better tolerated. If you are stopping it because you have altered your lifestyle and your BP is better then you can stop it. ...Read more

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I am going cold turkey off clozapine, suggestions?

Yes: Don't do it. Please work with your prescribing provider to safely come off this medication. ...Read more

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I am on 15mg Lexapro (escitalopram).Can I reduce to 10mg without weaning off it.Thanks?

Yes but....: do this under a physician's guidance. (tapering of the Lexapro (escitalopram) from 15 to 10 mg) Use of Valium for anxiety has its drawbacks as it has such a short half life and can promote depression and chronic pain (not to mention rebound anxiety) Can I assume you are splitting up the dose into at least 4 evenly spaced allotments ? ...Read more

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Can going off Zoloft (sertraline) cause weight gain/bloating? How do you rectify that without going back on zoloft (sertraline)?

Can going off Zoloft (sertraline) cause weight gain/bloating?  How do you rectify that without going back on zoloft (sertraline)?

Not usually: Weight gain or boating isn't usually a result of gradually stopping zoloft (sertraline) - bloating can actually improve on zoloft (sertraline). However, in some folks, there are flu-like symptoms that arise from the first couple of weeks of being on zoloft (sertraline). See below for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001017/. ...Read more

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Could it be okay to go cold turkey off Effexor (venlafaxine) 75mg switching to luvox 100mg right away?

Could it be okay to go cold turkey off Effexor (venlafaxine) 75mg switching to luvox 100mg right away?

Talk to your doctor: Efexor is well-known to cause withdrawal symptoms if stopped abruptly, but you are not on a high dose, and switching to Luvox (fluvoxamine) should prevent withdrawal symptoms. But talk to your prescribing doctor about how s/he wants you to transition from one drug to the other and follow your doctor's guidance. ...Read more

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Zocor (Definition)

Zocor is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more