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How Long Has Strattera Been On The Market
Ocuvite Antioxidants: Ocuvite was formulated in the early 80's for eye doctors to recommend to our patients but us M.D.'s were unable or unwilling to tell our patients about the benefits of antioxidants in decreasing eye problems like macular degeneration..Then Bausch & Lomb bought them and brought them to the masses after the FDA study proved their valuable results.Only then did skeptical (backward) doctors use them ...Read more
My husband has been on daily PPI's for over a decade for Barrett's. What are the long term side effects? Should he try to stop?
No but: no known data that long term ppi's prevent worsening barretts and need to see the gastroenterologist for repeat endoscopy to see the progression about every 6-12 months depending on severity; ppi's can cause more gastric cancers , decrease absorption of acid depending absortion of some vitamins and nutrients and increase helicobacter pylori infection. reasonable to stop it but check with g.i. dr ...Read more
Zero published: Some women do use sam-e for pmdd, but so far there is no published clinical research documenting effectiveness. Using it for this condition would be empirical, based on studies showing that sam-e is associated with increased serotonin turnover and elevated Dopamine and norepinephrine levels in the brain. Antidepressants have similar results, and have shown effectiveness in pmdd. ...Read more
I have been on the antidepressantt desipramine for over 18 years. Are there problems with long term use?
No time limit: It really depends upon its benefit to your husband. Men with metastatic disease can have long term benefit. ...Read more
How long should someone stay on anti-depressants? I've been on the same meds for almost 4 years now. Can this harm my health?
Anxiety: See that you are treated for anxiety & take celexa and wellbutrin (bupropion). Do you also have depression since you are on wellbutrin (bupropion)? Chronic use of antidepressants is not uncommon. I don't know of any studies showing problems due to long term use of these two medications. ...Read more
Been on 100mg of minocycline a day for 3 months now. How long can I stay on this? Any side effects from bring on so long?
Maybe: Long term abx can cause a few things to happen. As the number ; kind of bacteria in your GI tract change, it can cause diarrhea etc. Also, it selects resistant bacteria: all that are susceptible die out, and the ones that aren't proliferate. That said, many infection-causing bacteria are already resistant to tetracyclines. Most ppl can take Minocycline for years w/o any major side effects. ...Read more
Some people do: Some people do stay on antidepressants for many years, depending on the symptoms they experience without them. Talk with your psychiatrist about this, your own treatment plan, and whether other forms of treatment besides pharmaceuticals would be applicable. Some such treatments might be psychotherapy, and might be helpful. ...Read more
Citalopram(Celexa): Celexa (citalopram) side effects include restlessness, nausea, stomach upset, headaches, sweating, stiff muscles, shakes, dizziness, drowsiness, insomnia, cold/flu symptoms, decrease sex drive. Call your doctor if you have high fever, chest pains, seizures, rash, swollen face, suicidality. ...Read more
Ive only been on 50mg of seroquel (quetiapine) and been getting side effects only been on it for 3 months is it safe to stop it?
Yes but . . .: While your dose is low, your question is best addressed & answered by your prescribing physician as it depends upon why antipsychotic was prescribed and therefore whether indication has resolved or is chronic & ongoing. For instance, if it was prescribed for insomnia, there are many other options. However, if it was prescribed for schizophrenia, then will need to consider replacement w/another med ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No major side effect: The most common side effect that is usually reported to me is a little bit of irritation at the application site. ...Read more
Avoid in pregnancy: Paxil (paroxetine) has an fda rating of "d" (there is evidence of potential risk to the fetus). Paxil (paroxetine) may cause heart defects or serious lung problems in a newborn if taken during pregnancy. Some babies may experience a "discontinuation syndrome" after birth. Take only the medications during pregnancy that a physician or psychiatrist directs you to take. ...Read more
Side effects: Traetment on SSRI's such as Citalopram can cause from initial GI symptoms like nausea. Usually GI symptoms last for a few days, perhaps less than a week. If they don't subside you might be intolerant to that specific medication and ask your prescribing doctor to switch you to another SSRI or dual. In terms of sexual SE, usually retarded ejaculation or ED, after two weeks you might need a new med. ...Read more
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