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Doctor insights on: Liraglutide Prescribing Information

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Advice about seroquel (quetiapine) xr?

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Advice about seroquel (quetiapine) xr?

Seroquel-XR: Take it as prescribed, inform your doctor if any tolerability issues arise. ...Read more

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Recently prescribed cardizem 120 daily-concerned about interactions with vytoryn 10/20..Onglyza (saxagliptin) 5mg and andro gel 1.62 -3 pumps?

Recently prescribed cardizem 120 daily-concerned about interactions with vytoryn 10/20..Onglyza (saxagliptin) 5mg and andro gel 1.62 -3 pumps?

Sharing metabolism: Cardizem and Simvastatin do share the area of metabolism in the liver called the cyp450 system. Taking them together cause the prolongation of the effect of one another. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: lantus (insulin glargine)?

Please describe the medication: lantus (insulin glargine)?

Diabetes medication: Treats diabetes mellitus. Insulin is a hormone that helps get sugar from the blood to the muscles, where it is used for energy. This type of Insulin usually works longer than regular insulin. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: zetia (ezetimibe)?

Please describe the medication: zetia (ezetimibe)?

For high cholesterol: This medication was introduced to treat patients to reduce high cholsterol and avoid fatty plaques in the vascular system. It is highly controversail and is recommended only as a last resort. ...Read more

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Tapering advice for adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? prescription for imm.Rel. 20mg 3× day for 1+yr. Current docs not answering ?'s giving feedback or explaining withdrawal effects.

Keep in mind that...: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) contains amphetamine that acts like other stimulant drugs, such as methamphetamine and cocaine, so abrupt cessation can result in extreme fatigue, insomnia, irritability, weight gain, mental depression, urination problems. You would be best served to be under the care of a physician knowledgeable in the treatment of substance abuse to direct a slow taper, maybe 10 mg a week. ...Read more

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Where to find answers to medication side effects questions?

Epocrates: Epocrates is a reliable, current site for information about all prescription medications. If you believe you have side effects from a prescription medication you are taking, call your doctor and discuss it with him or her. Side effects may be very serious, minor, may go away with time, and so on. Talk to your treating physician. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: amaryl (glimepiride)?

Please describe the medication: amaryl (glimepiride)?

Glimepiride for DIAB: Amaryl (glimepiride) is brand name for glemipiride, a long acting sulphonylurea used to treat diabetes mellitus. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: actos (pioglitazone)?

Please describe the medication: actos (pioglitazone)?

Diabetic medication: Actos (pioglitazone) is a prescription medication used with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar (glucose) control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Actos (pioglitazone) is not for patients with type 1 "juvenile" diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. Actos (pioglitazone) works on two of the common problems that lead to high blood sugar in type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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Can symlin (pramlintide) be used when takeing metformin for diabetes? Any answers appreciated!

Can symlin (pramlintide) be used when takeing metformin for diabetes? Any answers appreciated!

Yes: Yes, you can take Symlin (pramlintide) with Metformin. Symlin (pramlintide) is a synthetic (man-made) hormone that resembles human amylin. Amylin is a hormone produced by the pancreas and released into your blood. Amylin reduces the production of glucose by your liver. Amylin also reduces appetite. It can lower glucose levels well & help w/ weight loss. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, ABD pain or gas, etc ...Read more

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Informatin about suboxone?

Informatin about suboxone?

Opiate Dependency: Suboxone contains Buprenorphine plus a short acting opiate blocker called naloxone. Buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic partial opiate agonist. That means, it has very unique properties compared with other opiates like hydrocodone and oxycodone. Suboxone can take away the cravings for opiates so the addict can work on figuring out why he or she takes opiates in the first place. Suboxone saves lives. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: humalog (insulin lispro)?

Please describe the medication: humalog (insulin lispro)?

Fast acting analog: Of human Insulin whose pattern of activity when given with a meal mimics pattern of activity of Insulin secreted by normal person when dosed correctly can help in excellent contol of patients with diabetes. ...Read more

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20mg of Lunesta (eszopiclone)?? Serious answers only, please. No rudeness.

20mg of Lunesta (eszopiclone)??

Serious answers only, please. No rudeness.

Serious answer it is: What exactly are you asking about Lunesta (eszopiclone)? There is no such thing as a 20mg. tablet. Anybody who prescribes 20 mg. of Lunesta (eszopiclone) is going to overdose the patient in a seriously exaggerated fashion. Lunesta (eszopiclone) comes as 1, 2, and 3 mg. tablets. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: metformin?

Please describe the medication: metformin?

Drug for diabetes: That reduces liver production of glucose- other benefits: can't cause low blood sugar when used alone, likely cariovascular benefit, may reduce complications of diabetes, may reduce cancer risk in patients with diabetes. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: zyprexa (olanzapine)?

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Please describe the medication: zyprexa (olanzapine)?

Zyprexa (olanzapine): An atypical antipsychotic approved by fda for tx of schizophrenia & bipolar disorders. It is structurally similar to Clozapine but classified as thienobenzodiazepine. It is manufactured by eli lilly co. May cause involuntary movements, akathisia, fatigue, red eyes, dry mouth, anhedonia, dizziness, weight gain, seizures, metabolic changes such as diabetes. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: abilify (aripiprazole)?

Please describe the medication: abilify (aripiprazole)?

Bipolar: Abilify (aripiprazole) belongs to atypical antipsychotic it's approved for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder also in small side work add on with antidepressant for resistant depression there are off label use its unique action of agonist and antagonist separate from other atypicals. ...Read more

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