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My pdoc prescribed me wellbutrin and i take lithium and zoloft. What are the interactions when i take the meds? What should I expect?
Depends on dose: Zoloft and wellbutrin are moderate, dose-related inhibitors of cyp450 2d6 for which zoloft partly depends upon for its metabolism. Zoloft usually only inhibits 2d6 at higher doses (150-200mg). It might be worthy to be genotyped for this enzyme to assure you are a extensive metobolizer (em) type. Lithium is mostly excreted unchanged by kidneys. Please follow-up regularly with your doctor. ...Read more
Chemically, lithium is a light, soft, alkali metal. It's very highly reactive, so that in nature it's only found in compound form. It's useful in batteries. As a medication, Lithium Carbonate and citrate can be used to stabilize mood in people with bipolar disorder. In these people it can help with both mania and depression. Blood level monitoring is ...Read more
My psychiatrist is away for a while and i wanted to know what are the phenylpiracetam interactions with lithium, zoloft, risperidal, and artane?
Med Interaction: Perhaps one of the psychiatrists here can take this question. If they don't contact who ever may be taking call for your reg. Psychiatrist. Drs generally have another dr. Cover for them while they are out of town. ...Read more
I don't trust my doctor for certain reasons and i wanted to know what are the phenylpiracetam interactions with lithium, zoloft, risperidal, and artane?
Second opinion: The doctor patient relationship is very important. You can start w/getting a second opinion from another doc. If you are more comfortable w/second or even third doc, then stay w/him or her. If you don't trust any doc then you would do well to sort that out w/a therapist. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Dlpa supplement interaction i would like to ask a question and i intend to consult with my psychiatrist first but would like a second opinion. I am on lamictal, paxil, lithium and Adderall for ADHD and a bipolarii. My mood disorder isn't my biggest burden
Hello, : Hello, there seems to be variable input on this issue. Phenylalanine is an essential Amino Acid which is converted into tyrosine. Tyrosine is then used to produce Dopamine and norepinephrine. Of course, both of these neurotransmitters are impacted by a number of psychotropic medications. Dpla is contraindicated with monoamine oxidase inhibitors and reportedly should not be used with atypical antipsychotics. The majority of sites recommended that d.L. Phenylalanine not be used concurrently with standard antidepressant medications. Several sites recommended that dlpa not be used with Paxil or with stimulants. Use of dlpa can be associated with insomnia, headaches and increased blood pressure due to overstimulation of the central nervous system. I could not find any literature that addressed using dlpa with lithium. It should be noted that the fda does not regulate supplements and that dosages of the active ingredients are often not standardized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would taking the caffeine-free version of hydroxycut have any interaction with the lithium carbonate I take for my bipolar disorder?
Bipolar: Lithium can be both good and bad. Please let the doctor who is caring for you know your concerns. Lithium may have an effect on your thyroid or parathyroid gland that needs evaluation. If you can, go online and look up side effects of lithium. Doesn't cause problems often but once is enough. ...Read more
Why Lithium: There are a number of reasons for prescribing lithium, some of which are off-label. Lithium is commonly prescribed to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder. Other reasons include assisting with anger management by decreasing explosive episodes. Another is to augment or boost the antidepressant effects from antidepressants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An element: Lithium is a very simple compound, it is an element, #3 on the periodic table. It is was really the first psychiatric drug that we had. It is typically prescribed now for bipolar disorder, where patients have depressive and manic (elevated mood) episodes. However, lithium also is a good antidepressant in itself and is often added for major depression, and it has been proven to reduce suicide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Lithium affects the flow of sodium through nerve and muscle cells. In some unknown fashion, it helps w/ bipolar disorder. Overdoses can cause dizziness, GI probs, coma, tremors, seizures, slurred speech, kidney failure & memory problems. Since lithium has a narrow "therapeutic window" it is important to have lithium levels regularly checked at first. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Little high: It's just a little higher than the upper range of normal of about 1.2, depending on thelaboratory.If you are having any new symptoms like increased tremor in your extremities,slightly slurred speech,increased fatigue,or new nausea/vomiting/diarrhea,you need to talk to your prescribing or primary care doctor right away,or if they are not available and you are having significant symptoms-go to ER. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lithium: Lithium is a mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder with one of the highest efficacy rates upto 70 & and also decreases incidence of self harm. Its postulated that lithium blocks the sodium gated channels of the brain cells which release glutamate that excites the brain and is believed to contribute in bipolar and seizure and then it effectively enhances gaba which calms the brain down and helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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