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Fluoxetine (Definition)

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Is taking lithium and Prozac and wellbutrin (bupropion) ok to take adipex?

Is taking lithium and Prozac and wellbutrin (bupropion) ok to take adipex?

No: I would not recommend adipex for anyone with bipolar disorder. Lithium is often prescribed for bipolar disorder, so although you have not specifically mentioned having this problem I would be extremely wary of the possibility.

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Can I take abilify, (aripiprazole) Prozac, ativan, trazadone and lithium together?

Can I take abilify, (aripiprazole) Prozac, ativan, trazadone and lithium together?

Yes but: This seems a bit much for anyone. Is there a way that you can speak to your doctor about streamlining your meds. The doc is treating you for bipolar issues, anxiety, depression, and sleep disorder. I suggest that you see if this doc or another can put you on a regimen that might help you sleep and still take care of the problem. Have the doc consider remeron (mirtazapine)

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I take risperdol, trazodone, Prozac (fluoxetine) & lithium. And I think I may be in very early pregnancy. Should I just stop taking them? Could it effect my baby?

I take risperdol, trazodone, Prozac (fluoxetine) & lithium. And I think I may be in very early pregnancy. Should I just stop taking them? Could it effect my baby?

Work with doctors: From the medicines you're taking, it sounds like you've been dealing with a serious mental illness, possibly bipolar disorder. Stopping these medicines suddenly would risk relapse of this illness -- not a good idea. Please discuss these issues with your psychiatrist and obstetrician -- they know you. The risk to your baby and you of getting sick is very high, vs the benefit of remaining stable.

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Is lithium orotate safe to take?

Is lithium orotate safe to take?

Lithium orotate: Lithium orotate is reported to be a form of lithium which increases the lithium level inside cells. Lithium is not a vitamin but an element which usually exists in salt form and is used by psychiatrists to stabilize mood. Usually we monitor kidney & thyroid function while people take lithium in the usual forms prescribed. Probably these same tests should be done periodically if you take orotate

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Is lithium orotate a safe supplement to take?

Is lithium orotate a safe supplement to take?

Yes in low doses: Pharmaceutical forms of lithium can be hazardous and should be used with caution. However, lithium orotate is much safer and generally taken in much lower doses (10-20 mg/day) vs. 900-1800 mg of prescription forms. In low doses lithium orotate is safe, well-tolerated and has many benefits but keep the dose low. See http://tinyurl. Com/hlagyc8 and http://nutritionreview. Org/2013/04/lithium-orotate/

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Is Lithium Orotate a safe OTC supplement to take, and is it effective for anything?

Is Lithium Orotate a safe OTC supplement to take, and is it effective for anything?

Lithium Orotate: There is lack of scientific support for lithium orotate's effectiveness as an alternative to Lithium used for Bipolar Disorder. A 2007 report in the Journal of Medical Toxicology warns that chronic use of lithium orotate may cause nausea and tremors. There's also some concern that it may lead to kidney damage. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects; and Therapy

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Could I take lithium orotate and citalopram together safely?

Could I take lithium orotate and citalopram together safely?

POssibly safe: There are no absolute contraindications, but there may be some risk of your mood switching to mania or hypomania, or even into a mixed mood or rapid cycling state. There is to date no evidence that antidepressants alone or with lithium cure bipolar depression, talk to your psychiatrist about other options such as Latuda (lurasidone) which is approved for the treatment of bipolar depression alone or with lith.

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Can I take lithium orotate and citalopram together safely? Thanks in advance.

Can I take lithium orotate and citalopram together safely? Thanks in advance.

Depends on you: If you check the full prescribing information for the medication or medications in question, you can find the answer for just about any combination. There are also medication interaction checkers on-line. Depending on dosing, I often check an ECG if I prescribe lithium and Celexa (citalopram) in the same patient. No absolute contraindication.

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Taking ashwagandha 470 mg day/470 night for low cortisol-can I take small amount of lithium orotate for sleep?

Taking ashwagandha 470 mg day/470 night for low cortisol-can I take small amount of lithium orotate for sleep?

Probably OK but Why: I guess the easy answer is that it is probably safe. However I am not quite sure I understand why you are doing this. Lithium orotate is very low dose formulation of lithium (a medication used mostly for bipolar or manic depression) that is available over the counter. It seems like an unusual choice to help you sleep.

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Hello.... I was prescribed clonazepam 0.5mg for anxiety.... I have mood disorder my lithium levels are low can I take lithium orotate?

Talk w/psychiatrist: For bipolar disorder, you'll need a mood stabilizer but not necessarily lithium (either carbonate or orotate). Talk with your psychiatrist about this. Lithium orotate is given in much lower quantities than the usual lithium carbonate. For depression, 150mg/day lithium orotate but in bipolar d/o 900-1200mg/day lithium carbonate. If your levels are low, you may not be protected from episodes.

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Help! Is 100 mg OTC lithium orotate dangerous to take in an hour?

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Lithium: I would not recommend Lithium unless by prescription & closely monitored.

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Can I take lithium orotate with clonazepam? Are there adverse reactions?

Can I take lithium orotate with clonazepam? Are there adverse reactions?

Yes, you can: Yes, lithium orotate can be taken with Clonazepam if prescribed for you by your doctor. Lithium orotate supposedly has better bioavailability than Lithium Carbonate -- and it's given in much lower doses. Typically 10-20mg/day for brain protective effects -- you need higher quantities of elemental lithium for bipolar d/o, often using lithium carbonate. Be watchful for any sedation, though.

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Could I be on wellbutrin (bupropion) if my already taking Prozac and lithium?

Wellbutrin/Prozac: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is often used in addition to an antidepressant like Prozac to help control the sexual side effects of prozac, which can include the inability to have an orgasm.

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Does prozac, (fluoxetine) lithium, risperdal interfere with 5-meo-mipt? Please, need some answers?

Confusing question: Not familiar with 'meo-mipt', so I won't be able to answer your question. However if you are talking about the class known as 'MAOI', then the answer is YES it would be very unwise to put Prozac (fluoxetine) into this mix.

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I would like opinions on drugs to decrease my Porn addiction: Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, Lithium, Naltrexone, Depakote, medroxyprogesterone.?

I would like opinions on drugs to decrease my Porn addiction: Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, Lithium, Naltrexone, Depakote, medroxyprogesterone.?

Porn addiction: I commend you for your desire to decrease Porn addiction. These medications are not used to treat Porn addiction. Let Wise Man within you ask: •How long is this Addiction? •Effect on marriage, relationships, work and finances? •Alcohol, drugs or gambling Addictions? •How deep is your desire to decrease it and reasons for it? •Need to have Intensive Therapy to overcome Addiction and stress.

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Is it possible for you to overdose on lithium orotate?

Is it possible for you to overdose on lithium orotate?

We don' t answer: Questions like this for obvious reasons. I will tell you that the most likely outcome would be living like a vegetable in a nursing home and being on dialysis. If. You are suicidal, help is available. Contact 911 and get emergency treatment. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. You will feel good again if you can ride out this temporary pain. You deserve help. Don't refuse it.

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Is it ok to take Prozac (fluoxetine) at bedtime?

Is it ok to take Prozac (fluoxetine) at bedtime?

Depends on you: The timing doesn't change the effect of Prozac (fluoxetine) on depression, anxiety, or panic attacks. But Prozac tends to be "activating" and might disturb sleep if taken at bedtime. Most patients take it after their first food of the day, e.g., after breakfast. Rarely, patients find it sedating instead of activating, and then it's best to take it at bedtime.

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Lithium (Definition)

Chemically, lithium is a light, soft, alkali metal. It's very highly reactive, so that in nature it's only found in compound form. It's useful in batteries. As a medication, Lithium Carbonate and citrate can be used to stabilize mood in people with bipolar disorder. In these people it can help with both mania and depression. Blood level monitoring is ...Read more


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Prozac (Definition)

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