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Dr. James Henning
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Ondansetron (Definition)

Ondansetron is a nausea and vomiting agent which is a ...Read more


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I needed help comeing off Suboxone doctor is useing nucynta (tapentadol) to wean me off is this ok ?

I needed help comeing off Suboxone doctor is useing nucynta (tapentadol) to wean me off is this ok ?

Experimental : This has not been studied by research. Nucynta (tapentadol), (tapentadol) a class ii mu receptor agonist, is likely more habit forming than suboxone, a class iii. However, Nucynta (tapentadol) is unique in that it increases receptor norepinephrine & serotonin. Duloxetine & venlafaxine are similar but without opiate activity. Each situation is unique; you & your dr need to determine what's best for you. Hope you success either way. ...Read more

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Been on clonidine for 5 days to help off morphine. Do i wean off clonidine or just stop?

Been on clonidine for 5 days to help off morphine. Do i wean off clonidine or just stop?

Wean: Stopping Clonidine abruptly can result in "rebound hypertension" which means blood pressure can shoot up very high. Clonidine should always be tapered under a doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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Why im not hungery after coming off effexor (venlafaxine) 37.5 mg?

Why im not hungery after coming off effexor (venlafaxine) 37.5 mg?

Appetite and effexor (venlafaxine): You mean you have stopped taking Affexor? While you were discontinuing the medication were you under medical supervision? Or you did on your own, just one day decided to stop it jut like that.? First option is OK, Second is VERY wrong. I need to know your height and your weight, before passing a comment. I do not know the cause. But may be good for you ...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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Nauseaous from 5/25-6/15/13. Unable to keep food.Water.Meds.Down became nauseous again 6/18/13.Again nausea puking.Reglan (metoclopramide) Zofran no help.Wat do I do?

Nauseaous from 5/25-6/15/13. Unable to keep food.Water.Meds.Down became nauseous again 6/18/13.Again nausea puking.Reglan (metoclopramide) Zofran no help.Wat do I do?

Pregnant?: Need to be sure you aren't pregnant. If not you need to see a physician for a proper evaluation. Nausea with vomiting for this period of time is unusual and is not a self-limited disease. This cannot be diagnosed long distance. If Reglan (metoclopramide) and zofran are not helping, you need a thorough evaluation starting with lab work, plain abdominal xrays and probably upper endoscopy. ...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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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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Off celexa (citalopram) for 45days now. Was on it for 6months. Didn't stop cold turkey. Tamp slowly. Still getting neaseous & shocks. When will this stop?

Off celexa (citalopram) for 45days now. Was on it for 6months. Didn't stop cold turkey. Tamp slowly.  Still getting neaseous & shocks. When will this stop?

Usually Two Weeks: Two weeks would be a normal maximum time for withdrawal. Symptoms you are experiencing now are more likely from an underlying condition. ...Read more

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Do I wean off of avinza (morphine)?

Do I wean off of avinza (morphine)?

Wean of nardil (phenelzine): Do it under medical supervision and slowly.It also depends how long you have been taking avinza, (morphine) and what dosage.I can not advice you without knowing what dose and how many years you have been taking Avinza (morphine) and what other meds you are taking.But as a rule for weaning anypain med is to take your time and go slow and under direction of your physician it is to be done slowly and under supervision. ...Read more

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Should I taper myself off of Ambien and xanax (alprazolam)?

Should I taper myself off of Ambien and xanax (alprazolam)?

Under supervision: Highly recommended that you taper under a doctor's/provider's supervision. Not only can there by uncomfortable withdrawals, medications like Xanax/alprazolam can result in life-threatening withdrawal seizures if an appropriate/safe tapering does not take place. What does of Xanax, how often taking? High dose/daily use may require inpatient detoxification. ...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).

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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Can I switch from Paxil (paroxetine) 20 immediately to Zoloft 45 w/o tapering off Paxil (paroxetine)? I've had hard time getting off pax. I don't want to half both and take it.

Can I switch from Paxil (paroxetine) 20 immediately to Zoloft 45 w/o tapering off Paxil (paroxetine)? I've had hard time getting off pax. I don't want to half both and take it.

Switching Rx: That dose of paxil (paroxetine) is not very high, and it's possible you could make the switch. The zoloft should help take its place. If you have any thoughts about how to change from one to the other though, you should get your instructions from your long term provider. They should have a chance to approve anything we say here, at least. ...Read more

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Should i go cold turkey off clozapine?

No: Coming off Clozapine should be done under medical supervision. ...Read more

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Weaning off citalopram is givin me headaches and feeling exhausted emotional & rubbish again wanted to come off to try for a baby and now worried cant?

Weaning off citalopram is givin me headaches and feeling exhausted emotional & rubbish again wanted to come off to try for a baby and now worried cant?

Zoloft (sertraline): If you planning to have child and not able to without medications consider zoloft (sertraline) though clas c medication has been used in pregnancy for many years take Folic Acid as supplement for safety. ...Read more

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Best meds to come off tramadol. Withdraw???

Best meds to come off tramadol. Withdraw???

Ask your doctor: Not knowing exactly what type of pain you are being treated for with the tramadol or the dosing intervals make specific suggestions difficult. Your doctor would be in the best position to give you alternatives. You are correct, however, that a wean down is what you want to doas opposed to abrupt cessation. ...Read more

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Dr. Stopped taking ins., don't have $ to see them. Almost out of Zoloft (sertraline) 100mgs, had brain zaps before when getting off. How can I ween off safely?

Dr. Stopped taking ins., don't have $ to see them. Almost out of Zoloft (sertraline) 100mgs, had brain zaps before when getting off. How can I ween off safely?

Taper slowly: Zoloft (sertraline) is available in generic form and is inexpensive, so if it is helpful to you, it is unclear why you would need to stop this drug for financial reasons. However, you can avoid withdrawal symptoms by tapering off slowly-- 75mg for a few days (until you adjust to the new lower dose), then 50mg, then 25mg. ...Read more

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Wanting to stop taper off Xanax (alprazolam) feel better but gave 7 days straight on 1/4 to go , detoxed in 17 days if i finish whst should I do?

Wanting to stop taper off Xanax (alprazolam) feel better but gave 7 days straight on 1/4 to go , detoxed in 17  days if i finish whst should I do?

Depends: I presume you were given xanax (alprazolam) for treatment of anxiety. If you have an anxiety disorder, it will still be there after the xanax (alprazolam) is gone. There are other treatments for anxiety disorders besides xanax (alprazolam), both with and without medication. It is important to seek help from a professional to sort out your options. ...Read more

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What exactly is Zofran (ondansetron) used for?

What exactly is Zofran (ondansetron) used for?

Nausea/Vomiting: Zofran (ondansetron) is typically used for nausea/vomiting prevention and also chemotherapy-related nausea. I've seen it used for other nausea prevention related purposes too. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get Zofran (ondansetron) otc?

Is it possible to get Zofran (ondansetron) otc?

Prescription item: And, although advertisements for the purchase of this drug without a prescription are plentiful on the internet, caution is strongly advised. It's best to obtain a proper prescription. ...Read more

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Can one take Zofran (ondansetron) 4mg one hour apart?

Can one take Zofran (ondansetron) 4mg one hour apart?

Yes: Yes you can but not to be taken more than a couple of times per day. The better option is finding out the root cause for your nausea and correcting that so that you no longer need the zofran (ondansetron). ...Read more

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Can children take motric and Zofran (ondansetron) together?

Motrin? Yes, maybe: Zofran prevents vomiting, and Motrin treats fever and pain, so technically they can be taken together. However, Motrin can irritate an already sensitive stomach, so i personally would use tylenol (acetaminophen) in a patient who needs zofran. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I am taking Zofran (ondansetron) can I eat a grapefruit?

No interactions were: noted using the Drugs.Com drug interaction checker - but that is not a guarantee that an interaction could not occur. ...Read more

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Zofran dissolvable oral expired May 2015. Still effective if I take it now?

Zofran dissolvable oral expired May 2015. Still effective if I take it now?

Yes: http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/drug-expiration-dates-do-they-mean-anything

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How many 4mg Zofran (ondansetron) can I take in 24 hours? I have taken 4-5 daily.. Well every 4-6 hours.

Safe: If you are not having any side effects, that is fine. In cancer patients, very high doses are used safely, and 8mg every 6hrs is not uncommonly prescribed. If having persistent symptoms, may benefit from discussion w/your dr and /or GI evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a great insurance co, nameless, I take 8mg Zofran (ondansetron) 3xdaily, but my ins co only allows me 12tabs /month...Any food for the fight? Thanks4ur help!

Not unusual: It is not unusual for insurance companies to limit the use of medications that are designed for intermittent or short-term use. You may try to get "prior authorization" by getting your prescribing physician to submit in writing to the insurance company (or pharmacy benefits manager) that your use of zofran (ondansetron) at 3 times a day is a medical necessity. It's worth a try. ...Read more

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If Zofran (ondansetron) caused QTc prolongation, would QT int. go back to normal after stopping the medication? Or is this a permanent change?

If Zofran (ondansetron) caused QTc prolongation, would QT int. go back to normal after stopping the medication? Or is this a permanent change?

BACK TO NORMAL: Ondansetron (Zofran) primarily blocks potassium channels, prolonging the QT interval, but these changes are acute, transient and reversible. Concern was for IV formulation in doses higher than 16 mg. ...Read more

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Can you take exlax with zofran?

Absolutely.: Zofran is for nausea. Exlax is to treat constipation. They do not interact with each other, so unless you have an allergy or intolerance to one or both medicines, they should be fine to take together. Feel better! ...Read more

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Zofran (ondansetron) and excessive drowziness?

Yes: If your question is: "can zofran (ondansetron) cause excessive drowsiness?", the answer is yes. This is especially true for those patients over age 65 or for those taking other medications. ...Read more

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Ativan and Zofran (ondansetron) together, Is it ok?

Okay: No worrisome drug interactions between Ativan and Zofran (ondansetron). Zofran (ondansetron) is for nausea and vomitting, and is a safe medication. Ativan is an anxiolytic, you are advised when taking this medication to not operate heavy machinery, and to not drive. Zofran (ondansetron) does not increase nor decrease the affects of Ativan. I hope that this information is helpful. ...Read more

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Can I take Zofran (ondansetron) and ativan together?

Yes: According to Drugs.Com drug interaction checker no significant interactions have been reported between ativan & zofran (ondansetron). However, that is not a guarantee that an interaction could not occure. ...Read more

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Can I take Nyquil and Zofran (ondansetron) together?

Yes: That combination shouldn't be a problem. Zofran (ondansetron) really isn't sedating. ...Read more

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Can a one time dose of iv zofran cause side effects after 14 hours?

Zofran: Pharmacological studies on Zofran show that patients with moderate to severe hepatic impairment (liver) may have an extended half life of Zofran. In most patients over half the drug is gone in 5.7 hours. Older patients may take longer to clear Zofran as well. It really depends what side effects you are talking about as well.
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What can I do for morning sickness when Zofran (ondansetron) doesn't work?

What can I do for morning sickness when Zofran (ondansetron) doesn't work?

Nausea of pregnancy: Zofran (ondansetron) is not the only medication that can safely help your nausea -- talk with your ob-gyn about other options. Also ginger may help, either tea or nibbling crystallized pieces. http://tinyurl.com/n447plo acupressure/acupuncture may help. Classical homeopathy may help also: http://tinyurl.Com/mqsufqp. ...Read more

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Are there any long term negative effects from taking too much zofran (ondansetron)?

Many drug: Interactions -any h/x liver disease, minimal dosing. Not meant as a long duration medication to my knowledge. ...Read more

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Zofran (Definition)

Zofran is a nausea and vomiting agent which is a ...Read more