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Is It Ok To Combine Prozac And Ativan
Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more
Severe panic disorder for 22 years. Need help. On Ativan and Prozac. Can't seem to take other meds. What can I do? I'm a 52 year old female
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) ...Read more
I'm taking Prozac (fluoxetine) & ativan. I worry a lot. So, is it normal to have cloudy vision and I also feel weak?
Please let your: Psychiatrist/ prescribing provider know about this. If these symptoms have developed since starting this medications - it needs to be evaluated. Neither weakness nor visual changes are tolerable side effects. ...Read more
Work with prescriber: There are many interactions among these drugs that may increase side effects. Contact prescriber regarding all side effects but especially excessive sedation, confusion, dizziness, lack of coordination, irregular heart rhythm/heart palpitations, difficulty concentrating. Also may experience dry mouth, loss of appetite, sleep disturbances. Best regards for relief. ...Read more
What do you recommend if I take prozac, strattera, (atomoxetine) ativan, seroquel, and trileptal. Safe?
Sounds bipolar: Bipolar disorder can be difficult to treat. Generally I would advise an attempt to get off of antidepressants (in your case Prozac). Treatment is very individual and may vary with the season (although I here not as seasonal in LA as in New England). As with any complex regimen, is it working, don't change, get regular med checks and yearly blood work. ...Read more
I have CFS/FM. I am taking 40 mg. Prozac (fluoxetine) daily, 12.5-15mg. Trazodone before bed and 0.5 mg Ativan usually 2-3 daily. Can I take Flexeril with these?
The issue here is whether benefits outweigh risk of increased sedation and feeling even less willing to exercise/move/stretch/live and be active.
Any therapy for this complicated and frustrating disease needs to follow a very patient based, individualized approach. ...Read more
Can I take ibuprofen with lyrica, (pregabalin)lexapro, zyprexa, seroquel, ativan and prozac? I will take ibuprofen at different time
Can bioidentical progesterone, Biest, testosterone, Ativan, Prozac, allergy nasal sprays slow tracer from entering gallbladder during HIDA?
I, m taking adivan Prozac (fluoxetine) metoprpolo triplix lovaza. Daily asprin i, m geting pvcs normal heart test done I think isit my madication doing it?
My daughter is currently taking Prozac (10mg), she has now been prescribed Concerta (18mg). Is it ok to combine these two medications. She is 14 ?
Same Dr for Rx's?: There is an increased risk of some serious Prozac (fluoxetine) side effects so there needs to be coordination and dose adjustment if needed. Always be sure each Dr is fully aware of all other Rx's. Please do consider a good adolescent psychologist for best outcomes too. Therapy improves effects and lessens need for drugs. ...Read more
Prozac (fluoxetine) Withdrawal:
Prozac (fluoxetine) is used to treat Major depressive disorder, Obsessive-compulsive disorder and Panic disorder.
It is not ok to suddenly withdrawing Prozac (fluoxetine) due to Withdrawal symptoms which can be:
? trouble sleeping
? depression and mood swings
? loss of coordination
? muscle spasms
See a Psychiatrist for Therapy and monitoring of symptoms and Prozac (fluoxetine). ...Read more
Moderate interaction: Relora contains magnolia and phellodendron extracts, as well as multiple vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, b12, folate, (folic acid) etc). The magnolia has some CNS depressant properties which could combine with Prozac to create drowsiness & sedation. Without the prozac, there are studies showing positive results in stress-related eating: http://tinyurl. Com/l34ffm8 please discuss with your own doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Tramadol and Ativan (lorazepam) do not interact. They both can cause somnolence (tiredness), so you need to be careful not to take both and become a zombie. If you are taking both of these medications on your own, I suggest you consult with your doctor. There may be more optimal ways to treat pain or anxiety. ...Read more
I took 200 mg ibprofine is it ok to take an Ativan (lorazepam) cause I have anxiety it's Only 0.5 mg?
Is it ok to take propranolol with prozac (fluoxetine)? Propranolol is 10mg, Prozac (fluoxetine) is 20mg
Is it ok to take ativan with zoloft (sertraline)? If yes how far should they be taken apart from each other?
Yes: Those medications/classes are used together. There isn't a "best" time to take them, I would just take them as written by your doctor. Best of luck! ...Read more
Because of side effects is it ok for a 65 yr old woman to take 20 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) every other day?
Yes, but...: Prozac (fluoxetine) is a medication with a very long half life, which means it stays in your body for a long time and once at a stable level (which is 6 or 7 weeks for Prozac (fluoxetine) and it's active breakdown products) you can take these meds every other day. Of course why not 10mg a day? Or if the side effects are bad enough you may want to discuss changing medications? The goal is to feel better, not worse from SE's ...Read more
Can I take Cyclobenzaprine and Ativan (lorazepam)? The pharmacist didn't see an interaction but it doesn't seem ok to do?
Safe: If you have a normal metabolism this should be a safe combination. I have several patients on Cyclobenzaprine and Benzodiazepines who are doing well.. ...Read more
If I take a 1mg ativan (lorazepam) pill every morning for severe anxiety. Is this ok? And how long does one pill stay in by body?
Ativan (lorazepam) 1mg: Ativan (lorazepam) 1mg if used as prescribed should be okay. Its half-life is 8-24 hours. For your body to be at steady state with this, you and your doctor might consider breaking this 1mg into 2, . 5mg doses spread out in your day. Even more important, though: what else are you doing to help your anxiety? Meditation, tai chi, qi gong, psychotherapy, etc may be extremely helpful & not add another drug. ...Read more
I have been taking ativan (lorazepam) for about a year. Would it be ok to try to grt pregnant if I stop using ativan (lorazepam) now?
Work with doctor: Please, please work with your doctor if wanting to taper off ativan (lorazepam). Not only can withdrawal happen if stopping too suddenly, but the basic reason for which Ativan (lorazepam) was prescribed, can exacerbate. If the taper is successful, then becoming pregnant is not impacted by a medication you're concerned about. Good luck! ...Read more
My son is taking ativan (lorazepam). 5 mg. Works ok but makes him lose weight. 25lbs in 6 1/2 months. This makes his anxiety go up. What other pill works like ati?
Chronic use Ativan (lorazepam):
While this is a very common story, it is not good medicine to be on daily or chronic use of benzodiazepines. Ativan (lorazepam) is in this class of drugs.
It sounds like he is having negative effects from this and he should, in my opinion, stop the medication and get to his psychiatrist...Or choose a new mental health provider to discuss safer and more effective drugs to prevent anxiety ...Read more
Ativan (lorazepam) doses: Three milligrams of Ativan (lorazepam) is not a low dose, esp. For a 63 yo. If one takes that much Ativan (lorazepam) every day for at least one month, one could have some withdrawal symptoms when trying to stop. Ativan (lorazepam) can be and is addictive. There are other, safer treatments for insomnia. You should never take more than prescribed-NEVER. Having Ativan (lorazepam) without a prescription is a felony. Be very careful and good luck. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Okay: No worrisome drug interactions between Ativan and Zofran (ondansetron). Zofran (ondansetron) is for nausea and vomitting, and is a safe medication. Ativan is an anxiolytic, you are advised when taking this medication to not operate heavy machinery, and to not drive. Zofran (ondansetron) does not increase nor decrease the affects of Ativan. I hope that this information is helpful. ...Read more
DON' T: No contraindications but as a general rule, try taking any antibiotics or short term medication by itself so as to prevent interactions with other meds which may also make it less efficacious. ...Read more
Yes, but....: ....if you're taking 800 mg ibuprofen you may only take it every 8 hrs. I suggest you NOT take that high a dose very long. I'm unaware of any adverse reaction between NSAIDs and Ativan (lorazepam); doesn't mean there isn't a some chance. For confirmation, speak with the prescribing physician for the Ativan (lorazepam). Good luck. ...Read more
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