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Is it safe take children Mucinex (guaifenesin) multi symptom cold nighttime with prescription bromphenir-pseudoephed-DM together?

Is it safe take children Mucinex (guaifenesin) multi symptom cold nighttime with prescription bromphenir-pseudoephed-DM together?

No: I have always hated these combination and multi symptom products due to the risk of overdosing. Straight Mucinex (guaifenesin) would be ok, it only has the expectorant, but the combo is likely going to have compounds that overlap with the Bromfed dm. ...Read more

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Can I take one Claritin (loratadine) (not d) and one pseudophed PE at the same time? (The d makes me jittery).

Can I take one Claritin (loratadine) (not d) and one pseudophed PE at the same time? (The d makes me jittery).

Same Medication: Claritin (loratadine)-D 12 hr and Claritin (loratadine)-D 24 hour both have pseudoephedrine in them. If you take a Claritin (loratadine) and add phenylephrine which is also a decongestant like pseudoephedrine you may or may not have the same reaction. ...Read more

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Is Diane35 safe to take short and long term?

Is Diane35 safe to take short and long term?

Yes: Yes, however the contraindications listed for all contraceptive pills still apply for "safety sake". ...Read more

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Are there any mood stabilizers that do not increase appetite and are safe to take long term?

Are there any mood stabilizers that do not increase appetite and are safe to take long term?

Is it that drug?: Often people taking mood stabilizers are also receiving 2nd generation antipsychotics which in themselves can cause weight gain. Check with your physician. Data on side effects for valproic acid and specifically depamide indicates less than 1% may have weight gain. Asimilar number may have weight loss as well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Vit D3 long term?

Is it safe to take Vit D3 long term?

For the most part: Yes, particularly as long as you aren't taking mega doses like 10, 000-50000 IU daily. If you stay in the range of 1000-2000 IU daily you'll be fine. ...Read more

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Is Guafeneain safe to take everyday long term?

Is Guafeneain safe to take everyday long term?

Depends but no: If you are using guaifenesin, you must have a cough. You mention gerd on your profile but no mention of cigarettes or environemental exposure. What about infectious exposure. You need to know why your coughing. Please check into this first. Then maybe use the guaifenesin intermittently. ...Read more

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Is l-arginine safe to take long term?

Is l-arginine safe to take long term?

Unknown: L-arginine has been used safely for up to 3 months. There are no long term studies to verify safety for long term use. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take daflon 500mg long term?

Is it safe to take daflon 500mg long term?

Check with your doc: It is an NSAID which can be used long term;however, there are risks such as GI bleeding and decreased kidney function. You should periodically have blood work. Talk with your doctor to see what you should do in your particular case. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take OTC estrovan long term?

Is it safe to take OTC estrovan long term?

Yes: If you are talking about the product estroven, for menopause, then yes.
The two major dietary ingredients are soy isoflavones and/or black cohosh. They are natural. Just use as directed. I am not a paid professional for the estroven brand! ...Read more

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Is tramadol safe to take long term? I'm only on a maximum of 2 per day.

Is tramadol safe to take long term? I'm only on a maximum of 2 per day.

There is some: Addictive potential with tramadol and don't recommend any analgesic be taken on a daily basis chronically. Would investigate alternative non medicinal therapies for whatever pain you are using tramadol to control. ...Read more

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Its it safe to take zyprexa (olanzapine) on the long term?

Its it safe to take zyprexa (olanzapine) on the long term?

There are risks: Yes, but not if you gain weight quickly on it. It must be stopped if you develop diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, excessively high triglycerides, tardive dyskinesia, if you can make it through without developing or treating any of those problems., then it should be fine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take lunesta (eszopiclone) long term?

Is it safe to take lunesta (eszopiclone) long term?

Maybe yes, maybe no.: The full answer is complex and may require meeting with a sleep specialist. The short answer is that all drugs have adverse effects, some overt and other more subtle. Lunesta (eszopiclone) and its close cousins are effective for short term insomnia but have not been shown to be successful for long term management. There is also some evidence for dependence and odd overnight behaviors. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Valium for dystonia for long term?

Is it safe to take Valium for dystonia for long term?

Valium: Valium can be used as a muscle relaxant and if a neurologist presribed it for your condition it can be taken daily and would be safe as long as you followed instructions and be seen regularly so that your condition and medication can be monitored. You shouldn't stop the medication abruptly nor change the dose on your own. ...Read more

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Wanting to take buspirone for anxiety any long term effects or is this pill generally safe?

Wanting to take buspirone for anxiety any long term effects or is this pill generally safe?

Buspar (buspirone) is probably: The safest medication in psychiatry. No long term effects known. Buspirone has been assigned to pregnancy category b by the fda. Animal studies failed to reveal evidence of fetal damage. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Buspirone should only be given in pregnancy when need has been clearly established. Www. Drugs. Com. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Safe to take Pepcid (famotidine) AC (20mg) daily? Works wonders for me. Concerned about long-term effects the medication might have on me however.

Safe to take Pepcid (famotidine) AC (20mg) daily? Works wonders for me. Concerned about long-term effects the medication might have on me however.

Check with MD: As to why you need to be on any antireflux/acid reducing medicine. Rule out problems that might occur over thr long term; address other issues re: weight, meds, alcohol, diet, tobacco, that may affect reflux and GERD. Lowest dose of least potent med for shortest period of time to do the job is a reasonable approach. Chronic reflux canlead to problems, including esophageal cancer. See MD ...Read more

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Novoret for health adult. If they are safe why medical prescription needed for buying...can I take it. ..are there any side effects in long term?

Novoret for health adult. If they are safe why medical prescription needed for buying...can I take it. ..are there any side effects in long term?

Safe: Novoret is not available in the US, but the ingredients are available as nutritional supplements. Lutein and Zeaxanthin are carotenoids found in vegetables, DHA, EPA and Omega 3 Fatty acids are all safe to take. ...Read more

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Are statin drugs safe for long-term use? I take 5 mg. Crestor (rosuvastatin) 5 x week. It's keeping my numbers in check, but at what cost over time? 48 yr old male.

Are statin drugs safe for long-term use? I take 5 mg. Crestor (rosuvastatin) 5 x week. It's keeping my numbers in check, but at what cost over time? 48 yr old male.

Statins: As far as we presently know statins are safe over time. There are some questions whether long term there might be some abnormalities of glucose handling produced. There are liver and other abnormalities which we've seen with statins that sometimes require the statin to be withdrawn. The great majority of patients on statins have no problems to the present time. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 10mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) long term?

Is it safe to take 10mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) long term?

Safety of, Prozac (fluoxetine): Long term use of anti depressants will, cause changes in receptor activity n the brain, decreasing desired effects, but no findings of significant harm have developed from Extended use. You should discuss with your doctor who, prescribed this drug, if you still need it at all, or if a change is needed ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Accutane and are there long term effects?

Is it safe to take Accutane and are there long term effects?

Read the book: The I pledge book can bbe gotten at your doctor's office or found on line. This explains side effects in detail and prepares you to decide. Each patient is different. Patients who are good candidates, are grateful to have it. Most of my patients have not had any side effects so it is helpful for the right patient. Dosage is usually lower for patients who have had laser care. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take loratadine long term, everyday, for allergies?

Is it safe to take loratadine long term, everyday, for allergies?

Prob ok: Antihistamines have been around for decades, and certainly many more potent than loratadine. They say worldwide the most common drug taken is diphenhydramine, mostly for the sedative properties (as a sleep aid). Antihistamines can affect certain types of glaucoma, and accentuate urine retention in those with prostate issues and dry mucous membranes, but usually not so much with loratadine per say. ...Read more

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Would take omeprazole for a month be considered long term? Is it safe to take for a month?

Would take omeprazole for a month be considered long term? Is it safe to take for a month?

Discuss with doc: Some get relief from heartburn or other symptoms of GERD by using a short course (2-4 wks) of omeprazole. Avoiding aggravating factors such as alcohol, caffeine, or laying down within an hour of eating can also help. Longer term use of these meds (for years) is sometimes needed, but you should discuss your needs with your doc to make sure other conditions that would need treatment are not overlooked ...Read more

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Is it safe to take flovent diskus 250 mcg twice a day LONG TERM?

Is it safe to take flovent diskus 250 mcg twice a day LONG TERM?

Relatively: If you have moderate persistent asthma, the risk/benefit ratio favors its use. Most people don't have problem with staying at this dose for long term but a small % of people may have mild systemic effect from the steroid. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take multivitamin pills such as "opti-men" for a long term.?

Is it safe to take multivitamin pills such as "opti-men" for a long term.?

Vitamins: Standard vitamin dosages are generally safe long term. You can overdose on fat solubles a, d, e, k. They are easy to get it hard to get out. If you are insistent on vitamin store brand multivitamin just as good and save a lot of money over time. ...Read more

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Is seroqual 25mg daily safe to take long term? Ex: 10+ years. And what about through pregnancy?

Is seroqual 25mg daily safe to take long term? Ex: 10+ years. And what about through pregnancy?

Probably, but...: It's not clear to me why someone would need 25 mg seroquel (quetiapine) daily for 10+ years. At that dose, it is probably safe, but your are still probably getting enough of it to increase your risk of extrapyramidal side effects. ...Read more