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Is It Safe To Take Melatonin With Ssris
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Yes: Yes, it is safe to use melatonin with cipralex (escitalopram). Melatonin uses a different liver enzyme for its metabolism (cyp 1a2) from escitalopram (cyp 3a4, 2c19, and 2d6). Another antidepressant, fluvoxamine is an inhibitor of cyp1a2, and increases the bioavailable level of melatonin. http://tinyurl.com/k2wjo6l in some cases this might even be helpful. http://tinyurl.com/lw7zkpy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ashwaganda: Ashwaganda usually well tolerated and shouldn't cause a problem with the Prozac. Examine.com recommends that it may help. Highly recommend that you try to find a naturopathic doctor OR search for a medical professional knowledgeable about "complimentary and alternative medicine" (search those specific terms) and get them to review your situation. ...Read more
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Yes: In general, l-carnitine is safe up to 2000mg/day. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16901595 it helps transfer long-chain fatty acids as acyl-carnitine esters across the inner mitochondrial membrane before beta-oxidation -- hopefully helping your cells to create more energy, more efficiently. There are no interactions between L-carnitine & zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more
Yes, it is: Rhodiola has been used safely with all antidepressant types except MAO inhibitors. Some studies have shown in vitro inhibition of cyp 3a4 and p-glycoprotein with rhodola http://tinyurl.Com/kkh3lhq but this hasn't caused difficulty when used by live patients. [van diermend, et al. J ethnopharmacology.2009 mar 18;122(2):397-401; a.] amitriptylene and rhodiola can be safely used together. ...Read more
Drug interactions: It is usually best to take vitamins away from important or critical medications. Depending on the vitamin, it may contain agents that will bind the drug you are taking that is very improtant. I would doubt any serious adverse effect of a multiple vitamin with zoloft (sertraline) but would recommend taking the vitamin with a meal and away from your scheduled zoloft (sertraline). Same with many other medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Es, but...: Everything in moderation is best.Get a more detailed answer ›
No.: Vicodin is a narcotic, which is a sedative and may contribute to respiratory sedation. Alprazolam has the same action, but is a benzodiazepine. This combination, especially with alcohol -- a third sedative/hypnotic -- could stack up substances in your system and potentially stop breathing. Be very careful and responsible when it comes to multiple medications. Let your doctor know about all meds. ...Read more
Zoloft (sertraline) & Valerian: Valerian may enhance sedating activity in the sertraline (zoloft), making you sleepy, so i wouldn't recommend it. Valerian and sertraline are metabolized by different liver enzymes, though. For sure do not drive if electing to use this combination. Please also discuss with your physician before using. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Melatonin safe?: Safe, if ok with your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Drug interactions: Melatonin is used to advance sleep onset, and phosphatidylserine is usually used or promoted for brain function. Taking them together should not be an issue but there are websites that can do drug interaction analysis. Also are you taking any other medications as these can play a role together. What doses are you taking as this too can play a role. Taking these then you need to see md for help. ...Read more
Call doctor: This is better addressed by your medical oncologist and your pharmacist. It also depends on your other medications. ...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
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