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Is Marijuana Safe
Depends: Any form of smoking may produce benzene derivatives, which are cacerogens. However, there are studies which estimate that cannabis smokers have less incidence of lung cancer than both cigarette smokers and non-smokers. My advice would be not to smoke, period. If you use cannabis as a legal treatment, there are other formulations available besides smoking; sativex, marinol, etc. ...Read more
Is medical marijuana safe to take with toprol (metoprolol) XL 50mg and klonopin 1mg twice daily within reasonable use?
No: My bias is no. I've seen too many patients use it and either (a) get hooked on it and it becomes a gateway drug, or (b) start using it as self-treatment for a psychiatric disorder, which then remains untreated. Marijuana actually functions as a Dopamine reuptake inhibitor in the brain. That means it boosts dopamine. That means it can appeal to pleasure centers and get you hooked. ...Read more
Not at all: The drug will pass to baby in the BM. The baby will also be exposed to the risks of smoking whether you do it in front of baby or not. These include higher risk of respiratory disease, crib death and others. In my state when the kid tested positive you would go to jail for child endangerment and the kid would go to foster care. ...Read more
Yes: Vaporizing marijuana releases the medicinally active cannabinoids without burning the plant releasing toxic byproducts of combustion that can be respiratory irritants. See http://www. Canorml. Org/health/vaporizers and http://www. Recoverytoday. Net/articles/457-marijuana-vaporization. ...Read more
Indications.: There are very specific indications for medical marijuana, and very specific forms that work better than others. It doesn't mean that were all free to toke up whenever we want. ...Read more
Are there any between marijuana and Humira (adalimumab)? Would it be safe to take marijuana occasionally?
NEITHER TOGETHER: Or by themselves.Get a more detailed answer ›
If someone wants to quit smoking marijuana but has been unsuccessful, is there a safer legal med that could help?
Get evaluated: It would be helpful for you see an addiction medicine physician, many of whom are psychiatrists. It's important to review your history, etc, so that any conditions interfering with recovery can be addressed & treated. Otherwise you will be tempted to self-medicate -- going counter to your goal. Research about the possibility of using Naloxone in people recovering from thc abuse, is ongoing. ...Read more
Unclear: Medical marijuana is legal in several states, and many pts are convinced of benefits in headaches and other pain syndromes. Yet, research, to convincingly prove benefits in the treatment of pain, are lacking. Therefore, we may be seeing merely placebo effects due to the effect on mood and behaviour. Eventually, I suspect that organized medicine will rigorously evaluate this, but no proof so far. ...Read more
Not generally: This applies to all questions regarding safety of drug use: not safe! To adequately answer your question of safety, someone needs to put together a study of people smoking weed while on Enbrel (etanercept) and see if any of them would have problems. Due to all kinds of ethical and legal cncerns, that study is unlikely to happen. To be safe, don't do drugs and get help! ...Read more
Shouldn't affect BUT: If you're having an angiogram & > 40 years old my guess is a doctor thinks you may've an obstruction of a blood vessel, perhaps your neck, perhaps your leg, etc. We know that smoking ANYTHING, cigarettes, MJ's, or cigars, increases the risk of arterial plaque (GUNK) so while smoking won't DIRECTLY affect the test result in 3 days it may be one reason WHY you're having the test. Think about it. GL ...Read more
I am currently taking paroxetine (Paxil) and have been taking it since I was 10 years old. I was wondering is it safe to mix paroxetine and marijuana?
Pot not good 4 mood: Marijuana, alcohol and other intoxicants should both be avoided when taking antidepressant medication. Cannabis reduces available serotonin in the brain. This leads to increased levels of anxiety and depression. Although having a drink or smoking pot feels relaxing in the moment, over time they have an adverse effect on mood. ...Read more
I am in pain 24/7. I've been told to try marijuana. I'm curious but hesitant. I've never smoked ANYTHING before. Having erosive gastritis, is it safe?
No, see doctor:
Why are you in pain? It may be something that is treatable or manageable with routine pain medications. Weed is a psychoactive drug and will mess with your brain. You should see a doctor for an evaluation, before medicating yourself with weed.
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Is it safe to take 10mgs of Lexapro (escitalopram) a day and smoke less than a pipe's worth of marijuana at night time? I am not on any other medications/drugs.
Unknown: If you are being treated for thyroid cancer, I would not suggest using marijuana, since it does have some effects of suppressing immunity. There is no evidence that it would interfere with the radio-iodine or make it work any less well, but I would abstain for several weeks to be on the safe side. If you are being treated for hyperthryoidism or grave's disease, I don't think it is a problem. ...Read more
I would think so: Although, tamiflu (oseltamivir) is prescribed for the influenza virus which can attack the lungs. Therefore, you may want to refrain from smoking due to the risk of more irritation on your lungs. But I know of no interactions, although the combination of tamiflu (oseltamivir) and cannabis has not been scientifically tested for safety. ...Read more
No. Smoke is toxic.: Toxic means unsafe, or really unsafe. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...Read more
Is it safe to smoke marijuana while prescribed to topiramate (topamax) 1 50 mg tablet at night daily?
I have taken 10mg of citalopram (Celexa) for 2 days and will stop tomorrow, is it safe to smoke marijuana?
I take flecaidine as few weeks now is it safe to smoke marijuana? It helps me sleep and calms down my anxiety. I only smoke for that and to help sleep
Effect heart rhythms:
Flecainide is in a group of drugs called class ic anti-arrhythmics. It affects the way your heart beats.
Flecainide is used in certain situations to prevent serious heart rhythm disorders.
Flecainide may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Marijuana with this drug can cause atrial tachyarrhythmias. Decrease effect of flecaidine. ...Read more