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Is Buspar Safe For Elderly
Safer than some: Your own doctor knows best about your particular case. But in general, Ativan (lorazepam) is a safer benzodiazepine than others in its class because it has no metabolic by-products to build up in your system. It's also shorter acting than some of the others like Clonazepam or valium. That said, it's also a habit-forming medication which can cause sedation, difficulty with memory, etc. -- use with care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lamictal & Elderly : 25 mg is the starting dose which may or may not provide the desired effect. Parameters such as liver and renal function, hypersensitivity reaction (especially rash); headache (aseptic meningitis), drug-drug interaction, delirium, depression & suicidal ideation should be assessed for at regular intervals. ...Read more
Talk to doc first.: There is not enough evidence to say whether it will help with anxiety. Ginseng interacts with lots of other medications. And may cause acute seritonin syndrome, a bad thing. So talk to your doc first! See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/serotonin-syndrome/symptoms-causes/dxc-20305673 ...Read more
Is orlistat (alli) safe to take for someone who is on prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg daily? Is it a safe medicine?
Orlistat blocks fat: absorption and has no interactions with Prozac, (fluoxetine) Simvistatin, or Allopurinol. Grapefruit juice can significantly increase the blood levels of Simvastatin. You are wise to review interactions when on medications. Therapy may assist with anxiety, obsessions and compulsions which can lead to fatigue. Best regards for relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Latest published studies showed that alzheimer's patients lack melatomin related metabolism in the body resulting sundowning effect. With the introduction of taking melatonin at bedtime reduces the severity of sundowning and sleeping related behavioral issues but does not completely resolve... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Call doctor: This is better addressed by your medical oncologist and your pharmacist. It also depends on your other medications. ...Read more
Prob: The question is whether we can figure out what is the cause of insomnia in a person with dementia---at times it can be caused by sleep architecture breakdown from the illness itself; at times from poor sleep hygiene; at times from meds or alcohol; at times from a sleep disorder such as apnea; can be from depression;; so important to first try to get to the cause... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Considered effective: But with all meds, there is a potential downside. Sexual dysfunction amongst the most often cited, bit also high blood pressure, headache, agitation, weight gain, impaired memory, paresthesia, and decreased fertility. Speak at length with you doctor. With medicines one must always make the risk:benefit ratio analysis. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually yes: If you are basically health, and you take the medicine as prescribed, and don't combine it with other drugs or alcohol, or use one and then go out driving or using heavy equipment. Hypnotic drugs are usually most helpful short term, when there is a period of stress. If you need one long term you should get an evaluation for other problems - a sleep disorder or anxiety or depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: If Prozac (fluoxetine) is helping you and you are not bothered by side effects (e.g. Sleepiness, jitteriness, lethargy, bleeding), then there is no problem with taking Prozac (fluoxetine) long-term. There is no evidence that taking Prozac (fluoxetine) long-term (i.e. Years) is harmful in any way. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If necessary: one can safely take an antidepressant for many years. That said, be sure to see prescribing doctor regularly to assess need for antidepressant. Good to consider lower dose at times. Keep annual physical exams with your pcp including routine blood work, ECG and let all doctors know of any changes in meds you take. Any change in health status should be shared with prescribing doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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