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I'm 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

I'm 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

Lamictal (Definition)

Lamictal (lamotrigine) is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant. Lamictal is used either alone or in combination with other medications to treat epileptic seizures ...Read more


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Why do I feel drowsy today?

Why do I feel drowsy today?

Did you sleep well?: Daytime alertness largely depends on your sleep. It must be sufficient and high quality.

Are you taking any meds that are sedating you? ...Read more

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Do Vibramicyn make you drowsy?

Not Common.: This is not a commonly reported side effect, but I am sure it could occur. ...Read more

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Can citalopram cause drowsiness?

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Can citalopram cause drowsiness?

Celexa (citalopram): Not common but dose dependent.

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Will meloxicam make you drowsiness?

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Meloxicam: Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication and can cause unwanted side effects. Common side effects are stomach upset, nausea, indigestion. ... Less commonly, it can cause dizziness, drowsiness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position. .. ...Read more

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Does acetaminophen make you drowsy?

Does acetaminophen make you drowsy?

Not usually: Not usually, if you take only acetaminophen, but sometimes this medicine come as part of other medications like tylenol#3 or 4 or vicodin, then will cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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I took aspirin and now feel drowsy?

I took aspirin and now feel drowsy?

How many you take?: How many aspirin did you take? But YES, drowsiness can be an uncommon side effect of even low dose aspirin. You should discuss this with your physician since other causes of drowsiness should be checked into which could be unrelated to aspirin therapy. If you'd like to speak about this with me then, write me at:

www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Can masturbation lead to drowsiness?

Can masturbation lead to drowsiness?

Masterbation: No, but relaxation after orgasm is quite common. ...Read more

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Does the hCG injection cause drowsiness?

HCG: I have never heard of that. It is probably something else unless allergy problems. ...Read more

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Can luvox (fluvoxamine) cause drowsiness?

Can luvox (fluvoxamine) cause drowsiness?

Yes: If someone takes it in the morning and feels drowsy during the day, they can switch to taking it at night. The daily dose can be taken once a day as long as this is otherwise tolerated. ...Read more

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What is the best non drowsy allergy meds?

What is the best non drowsy allergy meds?

Non drowsy: You can try either claritin, (loratadine) Allegra or their generic forms if ok with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is good for drowsiness or dizziness?

What is good for drowsiness or dizziness?

Drowsiness dizziness: Drowsiness and dizziness are two different conditions. Drowsiness is when you are feeling sleepy and dizziness is when you head is feeling like spinning and giddy. If you are drowsy you need to know if it is lack of sleep of sleep apnea or effect from alcohol or any other medicines. It usually goes away with rest and sleep. We need to find out cause of dizziness and treat it that way, so if dizzy seemd. ...Read more

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Why do some antihistamines make me drowsy?

Why do some antihistamines make me drowsy?

Cross into brain: Older antihistamines, such as diphenhydramine, or chlorpheniramine, actually cross the barrier between the bloodstream and the brain. This causes many people to feel drowsy or sedated. It can make some people irritable, or even cause insomnia. For this reason, the "non-sedating" antihistamines were developed. These medications cause much less drowsiness, and are better tolerated. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes always feel drowsy / heavy?

Why do my eyes always feel drowsy / heavy?

Eyes drowsy/heavy: The most common reasons for these symptoms are use related drying (eg from heavy computer use) and droopy eyelids which cause one to exert effort to keep them up out of the way. Try using artificial years throughout your day. If there is no improvement, go see your ophthalmologist (eye md). ...Read more

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Can benzonatate (tessalon) make you drowsy?

Not likely: Tessalon perles (benzonatate) are used to treat coughing. They provide a local anesthetic to cough receptor triggers. It is unlikely that they would cause fatigue or drowsiness, but to be sure, don't take your fist dose ever and then operate a car, boat, plane, tractor, etc. ...Read more

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Can predsol forte syrup lead to drowsiness?

Predsol & sleepiness: Predsol forte is a form of prednisione (like prednisone) and generally does not cause drowsiness. In fact, these steroid drugs typically cause insomnia. ...Read more

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What causes drowsiness diprivan or propofol?

What causes drowsiness diprivan or propofol?

Same medication!: Diprivan is the trademarked name for the medication propofol. They are the same medication. Propofol causes the rapid onset of drowsiness in low doses and sleep in higher doses. It can be used for sedation or to induce general anesthesia. Because it can slow or stop breathing, it must be used only by an anesthesiologist or by personnel trained in anesthesia administration. ...Read more

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Will all anti anxiety meds make you drowsy?

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Will all anti anxiety meds make you drowsy?

Anxiety: Most do, such as benzodiazepines. Few have little sedating effect such as buspar (buspirone). ...Read more

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Does taking zyrtec (cetirizine) d make you drowsy?

Does taking zyrtec (cetirizine) d make you drowsy?

No: Zyrtec (cetirizine) d typically does not make one drowsy, but it can. With the "d" component, which is pseudophed, most patients get hyper b/c this is a stimulant. ...Read more

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Nortriptyline 10mg and drowsiness, is this normal?

Yes: This is a common side effect and this dose is often used for sleep medication. ...Read more

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I'm always so slow and drowsy. Am I just depressed?

I'm always so slow and drowsy. Am I just depressed?

No: You might have a thyroid problem. Hypothryoidism can make you feel "slow and drowsy" there are other medical conditions that can make you feel that way too. Find a doctor who will take the time to find the real cause of your problem and not just prescribe drugs for symptoms. ...Read more

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Does Claritin (loratadine) non-drowsy make you hyper?

Does Claritin (loratadine) non-drowsy make you hyper?

Antihistamine: Antihistamines can still cause drowsiness even if it says, non-drowsy, especially loratadine. Paradoxical effects of hyperactivity can be a side effect of antihistamines, though it tends to happen mostly in the very young or old. If you took a decongestant with it, then that can also cause hyperactivity. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dizziness and drowsiness?

What is the difference between dizziness and drowsiness?

Sleepy or unsteady: Dizziness is either a sensation of spinning, or a sensation of head feeling light or faint. Drowsiness means falling asleep easily. ...Read more

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How long does xyzal (levocetirizine) drowsiness last for?

How long does xyzal (levocetirizine) drowsiness last for?

Up to 24 hours: But for most 8 hours. With continued daily use you should feel less drowsy each day. The problem is that antihistamines that cause sedation also slow reaction times. While the sedative properties diminish with time the effect of reaction time does not. You just may feel as though you are fully alert because you are no longer sleepy. This can increase the risk of accidents. ...Read more

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Non drowsy Claritin (loratadine) is making me hyper, why?

Individual variance: Any medication can produce non-typical effects on some of the population that is not seen in others. Claritin (loratadine) does not seem to cross into the brain in most people, allowing for a lack of sedation for most. However, all of us have some differences in how our body reacts to some medications ant this can be one of them. For you, the medication likely reaches your brain and causes stimulation. ...Read more

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How long does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) keep you drowsy?

How long does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) keep you drowsy?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Most people it will last 8 hours or so but I have seen people who still feel groggy 12 hours later or more ...Read more

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Lamotrigine (Definition)

Lamotrigine is employed to treat psychiatric problems, and epilepsy. It is one of many meds that can help multiple ...Read more


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Drowsiness (Definition)

Drowsiness = feeling sleepy/ feeling ...Read more