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Is it safe to take modafinil and escitalopram together?

Is it safe to take modafinil and escitalopram together?

Maybe: According to medscape: "modafinil will increase the level or effect of escitalopram by affecting hepatic enzyme cyp2c19 metabolism. Significant - monitor closely.". ...Read more

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Im a medical student prescribed on escitalopram,lamotrigine and oxcarbazepine for bipolar disorder. i suffer from excessive fatigue and sleepiness nd this is affecting my studies . Is it safe to use modafinil to counteract these effects? If so how long s

Im a medical student prescribed on escitalopram,lamotrigine and oxcarbazepine for bipolar disorder. i suffer from excessive fatigue and sleepiness nd this is affecting my studies . Is it safe to use modafinil to counteract these effects?  If so how long s

CHECK WITH YOUR DOC: as you know all medicine have a side effect, and to take medication that correct only the side effect of other medicine might not be the smartest thing to do
my advice check with the physician that prescribed you the medicine and discuss the side effect of your medicine may be you can reach a nice compromise
as a medical student avoid any medicine without prescription in case you have to do screen ...Read more

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Are there drug/herb interactions taking 30mg escitalopram, 300 mg modafinil and 400mg rhodiola rosea?

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Are there drug/herb interactions taking 30mg escitalopram, 300 mg modafinil and 400mg rhodiola rosea?

Rhodeola Rosea: I would not recommend the combination, since it has MAO (mono amine oxidase) inhibiting properties, which contraindicates combining it with serotonergic agents such as lexapro, (escitalopram) due to potential for serotonin syndrome. Also, no enough scientific evidence to suggest its use to supplement mood elevation. ...Read more

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I just started taking prevpac yesterday. I also take 10mg lexapro (escitalopram). Is it safe to take these together?

Amoxicillin : If u r not allergic to it , should be ok . If u want u can also ask u pharmacist about issues like this. ...Read more

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I'm switching from 5mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) to 20mg of prozac. Dr told me to take both the Lexapro (escitalopram) and Prozac together for a week, then stop the lexapro (escitalopram). Is it safe to take both together for a week?

I'm switching from 5mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) to 20mg of prozac. Dr told me to take both the Lexapro (escitalopram) and Prozac together for a week, then stop the lexapro (escitalopram).  Is it safe to take both together for a week?

It should be O.K.: You should be O.K. With taking both meds together for one week, unless you are sensitive to higher doses of meds. Usually, people who are slow metabolizers of drugs build up high drug levels in their body ; could experience side effects like rapid pulse, labile blood pressure, sweating, tremors ; diarrhea. If you have ocd, then higher doses of these ssri meds may be indicated. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Lexapro (escitalopram) wellbutin and clonazepam together at separate times every day?

Is it safe to take Lexapro (escitalopram) wellbutin and clonazepam together at separate times every day?

No: Each of These medications should be taken the same time daily and not haphazardly. You should follow your psychiatrists instructions carefully and make sure he/she knows exactly what you're taking and when. ...Read more

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My doctor put me on Lexapro (escitalopram) and the muscle relaxer zanaflex. My question is it safe to take together without causing serotonin syndrome?

My doctor put me on Lexapro (escitalopram) and the muscle relaxer zanaflex. My question is  it safe to take together without causing serotonin syndrome?

Possibly with EKG: The medication Zanaflex works by working at norepinephrine receptors and Lexapro (escitalopram) works primarily through interacting with serotonin receptors. The precipitation of serotonin syndrome in the context of their concomitant administration would not be predicted by anyone. However, Lexapro (escitalopram) and Zanaflex together can change your heart rhythm and so you may talk to a doctor about the role for an ekg. ...Read more

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I take 40mg omeprazole in the morning daily, just prescribed 10mg escitalopram, are these 2 safe to take together?

I take 40mg omeprazole in the morning daily, just prescribed 10mg escitalopram, are these 2 safe to take together?

Always inform Dr: It is ALWAYS important to advise or remind your Dr(s) of ALL other medications you take and conditions you have. There is increased risk of some serious escitalopram side effects that might require dose reduction, etc.
Make it a habit. It's very important. Be safe. Be well. ...Read more

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I was just prescribed Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg once daily. I also have been taking Flexeril once daily. Are these safe to take together?

I was just prescribed Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg once daily. I also have been taking Flexeril once daily.  Are these safe to take together?

They can interact: Both of these medications when taken together can increase your risk for serotonin syndrome or neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Symptoms can be found here: http://cpnp.org/resource/mhc/2013/09/differentiating-serotonin-syndrome-and-neuroleptic-malignant-syndrome or https://www.aacp.com/pdf%2F0512%2F0512ACP_Perry.pdf . Speak with your psychiatrist or PCP if you experience any such symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take modafinil as a study aid while on a ssri?

Is it safe to take modafinil as a study aid while on a ssri?

Yes.: Yes. Modafinil is safe to take with ssri's. In fact, many psychiatrists use Modafinil as an adjunct to ssri's in treatment resistant depression. I have had a lot of success prescribing it to patients on ssris who have persisting energy and concentration deficits. Just make sure that all your doctors are aware of every medication you're taking. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take modafinil if you have had an energy drink?

Is it safe to take modafinil if you have had an energy drink?

Avoid energy drinks: With modafinil! Too many potential issues. In any case, energy drinks should be avoided! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 100mg of Modafinil with 20mg of Propanolol / Inderal?

Is it safe to take 100mg of Modafinil with 20mg of Propanolol / Inderal?

Consider this...: Modafinil may increase the blood levels and effects of propranolol. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. Ref. https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1647-0,1956-1266 ...Read more

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I've Had modafinil 50mg 4 hours ago. Is it safe to take cocodamol & diazepam now? Thanks

I've Had modafinil 50mg 4 hours ago. Is it safe to take cocodamol & diazepam now?
Thanks

Moderate chance of: interaction. Codeine with diazepam may increase side effects (dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating). Modafinil may increase blood levels and effects of diazepam and may need dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. Contact your doctor if your condition changes or you experience increased side effects.Best regards, ...Read more

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Are the generic forms of modafinil (pro vigil) that can be bought without a prescription online safe to take and effective for the most part?

Never: It is never a good idea to put yourself on a medication without the guidance and follow up of a doctor. You do not possess the knowledge of the mechanisms of these meds and thus will not understand the subtle things to look for as far as adverse events. You also cannot objectively assess the success or failure of the drug. Please see a doctor first. ...Read more

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Can modafinil increases the smartness of brain like focus motivation?Is it good to take?Is it helpful day to day life?Is it safe?

Can modafinil increases the smartness of brain like focus motivation?Is it good to take?Is it helpful day to day life?Is it safe?

Useful drug: Modafanil is indicated to treat daytime sleepiness associated with various sleep disorders, and may enhance both focus and concentration by increasing level of alertness. However, doesn't make anyone more intelligent, and have yet to see it create a "rocket scientist". But very safe and usually tolerated well, . ...Read more

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Can i take modafinil without prescription of doctor? I want to increase focus conc.& motivation.I have history of anxiety disorder.Will it be safer?

Can i take modafinil without prescription of doctor? I want to increase focus conc.& motivation.I have history of anxiety disorder.Will it be safer?

Inadequate data.: Do not take any medication without prescription from your doctor. It is not only illegal but you would be gambling with your heath or even your life. ...Read more

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Am taking antibiotics for prostatitis. Safe to take provigil for ssri-induced sleepiness? does provigil interact with antibiotic/worsen prostatitis?

Am taking antibiotics for prostatitis. Safe to take provigil for ssri-induced sleepiness? does provigil interact with antibiotic/worsen prostatitis?

Yes, it's safe: There is no significant interaction between the antibiotics and the provigil. However, be sure to always check with the pharmacist when you pick up new meds to make sure that all of your medications and interactions are carefully reviewed. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 15 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) along with 15mg of zispin .my DR prescribed it. thanks?

Is it safe to take 15 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) along with 15mg of zispin  .my DR prescribed it. thanks?

With care: Both of those medications increase serotonin levels, so if you are going to take them watch for signs of adverse reaction like muscle tremors, rigidity, confusion, hallucination, and elevated blood pressure. Ask your doctor about this as well. ...Read more

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Scared to exercise or do anything cause of dying...no health problems ever. Is it safe to take lexapro (escitalopram). Is this anxiety?

Scared to exercise or do anything cause of dying...no health problems ever. Is it safe to take lexapro (escitalopram). Is this anxiety?

Scared to exercise: Talk to your doctor. Patients who are physically healthy but afraid to exercise, even minimally, for fear of dying may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. You mention that you're afraid to "do anything". When a patients anxiety interferes with their work, health, or relationships, docs then consider it to be a disorder. Talk with your doc about anxiety disorders and the safest treatments for u. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take viagra if your on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Yes: Yes, these treatments are not contraindicated. Always best to check with your physician just in case - but should be fine. Hope this helps! ...Read more