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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Imodium (Definition)

Imodium is an anti-diarrheal agent which is a ...Read more


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Can i take imodium (loperamide) for AC chemo side effect diarrhea?

Can i take imodium (loperamide) for AC chemo side effect diarrhea?

Yes, maybe: Anti-diarrheal drugs are helpful in chemotherapy induced diarrhea. However, need to be sure that the diarrhea is from chemotherapy and not infectious -- such as clostridium difficile toxin (cdt) induced diarrhea. Cdt pcr can detect. In that case the bodies natural reaction is to get rid of the toxin by voiding with diarrhea. That diarrhea needs antibiotics for a potentially prolonged time. ...Read more

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Metoclopramide dosage for children?

Metoclopramide dosage for children?

Depends wt/age: The dose depends on indication, child's age and weight. In general for reflux 0.1-0.2 mg/kg orally or IV for children < 6 years old is dose. For age 6-14 years old generally 2.5 to 5 mg orally or IV prescribed. Higher doses up to 1-2 mg/kg used for treatment of postoperative or chemotherapy related nausea & vomiting. Dose needs adjustment if there is kidney impairment. ...Read more

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Taking Stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) 125X6, Requip 6mg X2. What sinus medicine can I take?

Taking Stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) 125X6, Requip 6mg X2. What sinus medicine can I take?

Hard to know: Are you referring to prescription medication or over the counter formulations? Do you have a specific one in mind? You can also ask your local pharmacist and they should be able to help you answer this question. ...Read more

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If Lexapro (escitalopram) stopped working at 10 mil will increasing dosage be effective?

If Lexapro (escitalopram) stopped working at 10 mil will increasing dosage be effective?

Possibly: yes BUT DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES INCREASE THE DOSE ON YOUR OWN...Ask the prescribing HEALTH PROFESSIONAL if a raise in dosage OR/AND another medication is the next "step"! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Acetaminophen/hydrocodone 5/500 maximum recommended doses?

Acetaminophen/hydrocodone 5/500 maximum recommended doses?

Ask the doctor: Ask the doctor who gave the prescription. The 500 is the amount of tylenol (acetaminophen) in the tablet. The total daily dose should not be more than 3000mg or 6 tablets. The maximum dose may be less in some people due to liver or kidney problems. Please ask the doctor who gave the medications. Taking too much can result in liver problems, addiction, or drug dependence. ...Read more

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Baby weight is 26 pounds, tylenol (acetaminophen) 80 mg q6h prn ordered. How much tylenol (acetaminophen) should be given in one dose?

Baby weight is 26 pounds, tylenol (acetaminophen) 80 mg q6h prn ordered.  How much tylenol (acetaminophen) should be given in one dose?

That means 80mg/dose: A normal baby can take 6.8 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) per pound of body weight, in one dose. That means 6.8 mg x 26 pounds = 176.8 mg (but round down to 160 mg for simplicity). Tylenol (acetaminophen) is typically used for just 1-3 days. The baby's doctor may have recommended a smaller dose for some reason, as he knows the baby's details. ...Read more

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Safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache? Taking lantus, celexa 20mg and Lorazapam .25 2-3x prn (tapering) Thanks

Safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache? Taking lantus, celexa 20mg and Lorazapam .25 2-3x prn (tapering)
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Usually Yes...: For some people Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with muscle tension headaches. Don't take more than 2 grams (3 max) per day since that can cause liver damage. If your headache doesn't get better or changes then talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take guaifenesin 400 mg/phenylephrine HCl 10 mg safely with these meds Plaquenil,Cymbalta,Vyvanse, Omeprazole,ambien Linzess,Valium Celebrex

Can I take guaifenesin 400 mg/phenylephrine HCl 10 mg safely with these meds
Plaquenil,Cymbalta,Vyvanse,
Omeprazole,ambien
Linzess,Valium 
Celebrex

What do you mean by: safely ? There have not been any drug-drug interaction studies with Linzess as yet. There is a risk of serotonergic syndrome with combining guaifenesin, phenylnephrine, Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Vyvance. Ambien is for occasional use. I would not combine it with Valium. Other than that you're fine. ...Read more

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What is the maximum dosage per day for Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) tablets?

What is the maximum dosage per day for Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) tablets?

Variable, but: In my experience, the maximum Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) dosing is the 25/250 tab four times daily, and if this seems to wear off, one can add Comtan (entacapone). Problem with going too high with L-DOPA is incidence of dyskinesias. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with nonrheumatic aortic valve insufficiency. Taking the following medicines Aprin 81mg, atorvastatin 20mg, gabapentin 100mg, hydrochlorothiazide 25mg, nifedipine 30mg. Is DHA 500mg / EPA 90 tab safe to take with the above medicines.

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Diagnosed with nonrheumatic aortic valve insufficiency. Taking the following medicines Aprin 81mg, atorvastatin 20mg, gabapentin 100mg, hydrochlorothiazide 25mg, nifedipine 30mg.  Is DHA 500mg / EPA 90 tab safe to take with the above medicines.

Caution: DHA or any fish oil may increase risk of bleeding in people taking blood thinners as aspirin, although you are on a low dose aspirin, so be cautious. High dose aspirin may also interact with hydrochlorothiazide reducing its effects, again you may need to monitor blood pressure more often. Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, best wishes ...Read more

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Dose having Ulcerative colitis go against ICSI treatment working for me?

Dose having Ulcerative colitis go against ICSI treatment working for me?

UC and pregnancy: It depends. If your ulcerative colitis is well-controlled, your miscarriage rate will be slightly higher than the 1 in 6 of the general population and will, therefore, be followed as a high-risk pregnancy. Here is a good resource: http://www.ccfa.org/resources/pregnancy-and-ibd.html ...Read more

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Does lexepro damage the liver? (i'm on 10 mg dosing)

Does lexepro damage the liver?  (i'm on 10 mg dosing)

Lexapro (escitalopram): Lexapro (escitalopram) specifically is not known for elevating liver enzymes (valium is more likely) but most meds r metabolized by the liver; so there is potential for liver damage if used in combination with many other drugs or if taken in high doses. 10 mg is low dose; so u don't need to worry. Of course, do not take it or valium with alcohol. ...Read more

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What is correct/best timing for taking Vyvanse(40mg) & Venlafaxine HCR XL(75 mg)? (age 59, recently diagnosed ADD, clinical depression since 2007)

What is correct/best timing for taking Vyvanse(40mg) & Venlafaxine HCR XL(75 mg)? (age 59, recently diagnosed ADD, clinical depression since 2007)

Caution: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) interacts with Venlafaxine to increase side effects of Vyanse, eg, jitteriness, anxiety. Taking both meds also increases risk for serotonin syndrome which is too much serotonin in the system causing confusion, increased heart rate etc. This may occur regardless of timing of dose. Review with prescribing doc for guidance. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more