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Does Zoloft (sertraline) interact with supplements like omega369, b vits, calcium/magnesium, oregano (juice) & airborn? Also, does it interact with tylenol& gas x?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) interact with supplements like omega369, b vits, calcium/magnesium, oregano (juice) & airborn? Also, does it interact with tylenol& gas x?

Check: You can use an interaction checker when you have questions about drug interactions with herbal or natural medications. Here is one example: http://naturaldatabase.therapeuticresearch.com/nd/search.aspx?s=nd&pt=7 ...Read more

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I've read interesting info abt benefits of broccoli extract, tart cherry extract, turmeric. Any side effects/harm in taking these as supplements?

I've read interesting info abt benefits of broccoli extract, tart cherry extract, turmeric. Any side effects/harm in taking these as supplements?

Tumeric, tart cherry: and broccoli are all healthy foods, primarily anti-inflammatory. Like everything in life, maintain a balance and don't become neurotic about having to eat enough of them. Peace and good health. Eat the rainbow--lots of brightly colored fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Take Xanax (alprazolam) .5 mg & amitriptyline 12.5mg HS for sleep. Is it ok to take st johns wort in the morning to help with positive mood?

Take Xanax (alprazolam) .5  mg & amitriptyline 12.5mg HS for sleep. Is it ok to take st johns wort in the morning to help with positive mood?

No.: St. John's Wort hastens the breakdown of Amitriptyline and taking both will be counterproductive. If you still need something to make you feel positive, go back to your doctor and have him reevaluate your medications. ...Read more

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What could cause frequent pvcs (benign) daily? Bupropion XL 150mg 3x daily, Prozac (fluoxetine) 20mg, or the combo? Also take 200mg modafinil, levothroid 88mcg.

What could cause frequent pvcs (benign) daily? Bupropion XL 150mg 3x daily, Prozac (fluoxetine) 20mg, or the combo?  Also take 200mg modafinil, levothroid 88mcg.

Your medications: The Modafinil is a stimulant which can cause abnormal hearth rhythms. Your levothroid, if not properly dosed could do it as well, ask your doctor for a blood test to make sure that dose is not too high for you. Being 58 years old, you could have heart problems unrelated to the medications. You should see a doctor to get this evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed elavil (amitriptyline) 50mg and Ativan .5 mg is it ok to take together ?

Dr prescribed elavil (amitriptyline) 50mg and Ativan .5 mg is it ok to take together 
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Get second opinion: The combination could readily backfire, as the Elavil (amitriptyline) and Ativan can both cause anti-cholinergic side effects, and additive sedation, lethargy, and dizziness. Both very low dose, but nonetheless may cause more problems than success. Not clear why these two have been started together. ?Psych Concierge appt? ...Read more

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Got 20/1 omega6/3 ratio. Arthritis bad. Take 2k of grill oil. Got afib take padaxtra. Can i take large dose plant DHA supp. Ok. Am vegan exc. Krill?

Got 20/1 omega6/3 ratio.  Arthritis bad. Take 2k of grill oil.  Got afib take padaxtra. Can i take large dose plant DHA supp. Ok.  Am vegan exc. Krill?

Plant vs fish omegas: The type of omega 3 fatty acids (including dha) in plants are shorter in fatty acid chain length than the ones in fish. Our bodies use then longer chains much more efficiently, perhaps 6-10 times more efficiently. ...Read more

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Clonazepam .5 mg effect like xanax (alprazolam)?

Clonazepam .5 mg effect like xanax (alprazolam)?

Yes and no: Clonazepam and xanax (alprazolam) are benzodiazepines often used to treat anxiety-panic attcks, gad or ptsd. They are similar but xanax (alprazolam) is shorter acting and more potent than Clonazepam whixh is less strong and action lasts longer. Xanax (alprazolam) also can lead to addiction more than clonazepam. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits to adding cinnamon to green tea?

Are there any benefits to adding cinnamon to green tea?

Cinnamon helps to: keep blood sugar balanced. You can add it to green tea. Sprinkle it on your fruit and put it on anything you like. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I take a multivitamin plus vitamin c, d, all b's with niacin and fish oil, calcium, red yeast rice, should I take the vitamin magnesium with these & why?

I take a multivitamin plus vitamin c, d, all b's with niacin and fish oil, calcium, red yeast rice, should I take the vitamin magnesium with these & why?

I don't like it.: Truth be told, I don't like combining Niacin with the red yeast rice as they can both have toxic effects upon the liver. I hope you're having your liver blood enzyme levels monitored on that combination. Adding Magnesium to all of this is not my concern as I don't see any issue in that as long as your doses of all these other medications are not excessive. ...Read more

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Are there any serious concerns about mixing zoloft (sertraline) and valerian root?

Are there any serious concerns about mixing zoloft (sertraline) and valerian root?

Yes: first, they act through similar means so there is not a good reason to take both and there is a good reason NOT to take valerian root. It might not be what the label says it is AND if it is, it will have effects on liver metabolism of zoloft (sertraline). The elevation of zoloft (sertraline) and the same action of valerian in theory can trigger serotonin overload (serotonin syndrome). ...Read more

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Having gout, taking diclophinac 50 sodium, loric 5 mg but no relief in pain. Any diet for this, ( uric acid 8.2) please give advice?

Having gout, taking diclophinac 50 sodium, loric 5 mg  but no relief in pain. Any diet for this, ( uric acid 8.2) please give advice?

No cheese or wine: Factors for diet and lowering uric acid are avoiding food such as cheese and wine. Also increasing consumption of water will be a added benefit. ...Read more

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My HDL is 24, trig 97, total 135 i'm a 38yo male in "good health" BP 110/60ish. Are there any long term risks in taking 6g fish oil @60%=4g of omega3?

My HDL is 24, trig 97, total 135 i'm a 38yo male in "good health" BP 110/60ish.

Are there any long term risks in taking 6g fish oil @60%=4g of omega3?

What for?: Why do you feel the need to take so much fish oil? First of all, you are better off getting your fish oil directly from fish like wild alakan salmon or sardines. Second, high concentrations of fish oil can cause anti coagulation that can make you susceptible to bleeding. Good health will not come from a pill. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed klonipen 0.5 lamictal 25 mg and seraquel 50 mg sr at night. Is it safe to take together at same time?

I have been prescribed klonipen 0.5 lamictal 25 mg and seraquel 50 mg sr at night. Is it safe to take together at same time?

Better not: Since meds have potential for central nervous system depression (can interfere with breathing) don't take them together especially at bedtime. Take as your prescriber advised, or follow directions on medication label. Best regards. ...Read more

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1.Which flavour in Lipton green tea reduces cholestrol and fat? 2.Does it have any side effects? 3.Consuming Lipton Tea have any side effects for T

1.Which flavour in Lipton green tea reduces cholestrol and fat? 

2.Does it have any side effects?

3.Consuming Lipton Tea have any side effects for T

Very good but...: Green tea has many proven health benefits;it's rich in antioxidants like catechins.Among the proven benefits of green tea: preventing cardiovascular disease & many diff. cancers, lowers cholesterol & blood sugar, protects the liver. The main side effects are due to caffeine but decaf forms are available.Lipton is OK but I advise organic teas. See http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/green-tea ...Read more

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I been taking .05 alprazolam as needed,,&clonezampan [email protected],& trazadone,150mg,is safe?

I been taking .05 alprazolam as needed,,&clonezampan 1mg@nite,& trazadone,150mg,is safe?

Bad Idea: Two drugs in the same class, Benzodiazepines, is a very poor choice on your doctor's part. I'd recommend finding a psychiatrist to taper you off of the Klonopin (clonazepam) and finding a much safer and healthy way to get sleep, ...Read more

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Prevacid (lansoprazole) for barrett's esophagus. Armour thyroid 120 mg( graves thyroidectomy 40 yrs ago), bupropion 75mg bid. Drug interaction? Hair loss sick etc

Prevacid (lansoprazole) for barrett's esophagus. Armour thyroid 120 mg( graves thyroidectomy 40 yrs ago), bupropion 75mg bid. Drug interaction? Hair loss sick etc

Interaction checker.: You can use a drug interaction checker whenever you have questions about drug-drug interactions or drug - food interactions. Here is one option (Drugs.Com): https://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php Your pharmacist is also an excellent source of information.

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Will I get serotonin syndrome if I take two 5/325 percocets while I'm on 20 mg Prozac and 50 mg Zoloft (sertraline)?

Will I get serotonin syndrome if I take two 5/325 percocets while I'm on 20 mg Prozac and 50 mg Zoloft (sertraline)?

Possibly: If u under medical supervisdion -,such combo require petiodic check up snd possibly adjustment if dose. If u ise it for while most likely not setotoninevsymptoms...?but sertsin food can trigger it ( aged cheese., alcohol..)Other is : combo Prozac (fluoxetine) + Zolft can causev(SIADH) low Sodium.. And Petcocet + Prozac (fluoxetine) may affect livet metabolism of drugs and cause additivevaffect ( slow liver clearence) . ...Read more