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Doctor insights on: Lorcet Plus Warnings And Recalls

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Prescribed both Ativan 1mg twice daily, and a long acting Hydrocodone (Hysingla ER 20mg). I've read combining these can cause problems. Safe?

Prescribed both Ativan 1mg twice daily, and a long acting Hydrocodone (Hysingla ER 20mg). I've read combining these can cause problems. Safe?

Probably safe: Combining benzodiazepines (like Ativan) and opioids (like hydrocodone) can lead to respiratory depression, meaning you don't want to breathe. That can be dangerous. But at those low doses, and esp if you take the hydrocodone in the morning, it should be safe to use at those doses. When are you going to stop taking those medications? ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

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Is it safe to take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and soma? What are the interactions between these two drugs. I got prescription from dentist for norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and use Soma for my back. Safe?

Is it safe to take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and soma? What are the interactions between these two drugs. I got prescription from dentist for norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and use Soma for my back. Safe?

Not necessarily: Soma is a very poor muscle relaxant meant for short term use only. It's metabolites are barbiturates , which cause sedation as well as withdrawal. Combine the sedative effects from Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) with the Soma and it may cause increased sedation which could have serious side effects. You should alert you pcp that you are taking these two drugs prescribed by two different providers. ...Read more

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Safety and side effects of mixing certain perscription drugs with guanfacine?

Safety and side effects of mixing certain perscription drugs with guanfacine?

Ask pharmacist: This cannot be answered well without knowing which prescription drugs you are talking about. www.drugs.com is a helpful website and you can also ask a pharmacist to see what drugs are not compatible when taken together. In general it is not wise to "mix" drugs. ...Read more

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Are toporol, its generic - metropol recalled. Also is buproprion and budepropian the same and both recalled?

Are toporol, its generic - metropol recalled.
Also is buproprion and budepropian the same and both recalled?

Budeprione recalled: I'm not certain about metropolol, but budeprion xl, which is the generic (made by teva) of wellbutrin (bupropion) xl was recently recalled because it failed to meet the fda standards for effectiveness of the original, brand name drug. Generics of long acting forms of meds seem to be harder to duplicate than short acting ones. ...Read more

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Can i take solodyn, Advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) and multivitamins together? What are the potential drug interactions? Side effects? Thanks.

Can i take solodyn, Advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) and multivitamins together? What are the potential drug interactions? Side effects? Thanks.

Not at same time: Solodyn (minocycline) has many interactions; taking with calcium (usually found in multivits) can reduce absorption- they should be taken at least 2 hours apart. Solodyn (minocycline) kills our friendly intestinal flora which can lead to yeast overgrowth ; a wide range of side effects. It's wise to take probiotics ; not use it very long. Topical antibiotics ok. Regular Ibuprofen use can cause ulcers ; GI bleeds.See comment:. ...Read more

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Can ecstasy interact with Xanax and vicodin? I take low doses of Xanax and vicodin daily ... 2mg of Xanax and 10mg of vicodin. I've taken ecstasy several times, like a dozen times over the past 10 years or so, and never had any serious side effects ... S

Can ecstasy interact with Xanax and vicodin? I take low doses of Xanax and vicodin daily ... 2mg of Xanax and 10mg of vicodin.

I've taken ecstasy several times, like a dozen times over the past 10 years or so, and never had any serious side effects ... S

MDMA : Mdma is a very potent stimulant, and affects the central nervous system by causing massive amounts of serotonin to be released. The (mostly) permanent side effects on the brain, affect those areas where serotonin is important in the brain, including the anterior lobes, and hypothalamus, areas closely connected to personality, and the experience of anxiety. Xanax belomgs to the class of benzodiazepines, which are commonly used to relieve anxiety, but are well known to have long term mood altering side effects (major depression). Vicodin is an analgesic, and has effects on dopamin release in the brain and peripheral nervous system. Brain physiology and chemistry is very sensitive, and largely unknown. In my opinion the use of mdmd is hazardous at best, and the long term side effects on the brain are not beneficial. Combining mdma with any other mood altering drugs is even more hazardous, and may result in fatal consequences. ...Read more

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Have the makers of Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 weakened the active ingredients?

Have the makers of Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 weakened the active ingredients?

Weak Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen): Hello. I doubt that 10mg hydrocodone is weaker. You are most likely dealing with tolerance issues with Hydrocodone. Other scenario, which happened to 2 of my patients (BEFORE they started locking up their Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)) is a family member well versed with opiates, swapped out their Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for OTC aspirin. No wonder they weren't getting the same relief! Their pharmacist noted incorrect pill type in bottle ...Read more

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Would you take trulicity? with the box warning and all the bad side effects

Would you take trulicity? with the box warning and all the bad side effects

YES: This drug is a proven SECOND line treatment for Type 2 Diabetes and I assume it is being prescribed by YOUR Primary Care or Diabetes Care Professional! The B oxed Warnings on ANY Prescription Drug include a litany of side effects etc etc Follow your Health Care Professional's advice Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Are there any drug interactions with phenergren and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Are there any drug interactions with phenergren and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Drug interactions: The combination of these medications may cause severe constipation, CNS depression, psychomotor impairment, hypotension, and other additive effects. If these are to be taken together, your doctor should decrease the opioid dose (norco). ...Read more

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I'm currently on amiloride hydrochloride, hydrochlorothiazide..and have taken Walgreen's Cough DM. What types of adverse reactions should I expect?

I'm currently on amiloride hydrochloride, hydrochlorothiazide..and have taken Walgreen's Cough DM.  What types of adverse reactions should I expect?

Here are some...: Theoretically, taking dextromethophen-containing cough syrup should not affect the two kinds of water pills you are on. DM itself may induce drowsiness in some, but directly related with these two water pills. Nonetheless, read the precaution labeling and follow. If any doubt during drug use, stop it. More? Ask your doctor timely. ...Read more

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Confused by prescription terms qid, qd, qhs, etc. Are there official guidelines for pharmacists for writing instructions on the labels on bottles? Any website?

Confused by prescription terms qid, qd, qhs, etc. Are there official guidelines for pharmacists for writing instructions on the labels on bottles? Any website?

Not for patients: Any good pharmacy would never write the abbreviated doctor shorthand on the bottle of medication you get. If you are unsure of anything, have them relabel the bottle in words that you can understand. If you are asking before the prescription is filled and you want to know, consult a pharmacy or medical shorthand manual on latin prescription abbreviations. ...Read more

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What works for bone cancer besides percocet and percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) every 3 hours?

What works for bone cancer besides percocet and percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) every 3 hours?

Bone pain: If the Percocet works, then Oxycontin or MS Contin (morphine) would probably be decent choices. The dosing for these meds is every 8-12 hours and you can use a different medication for breakthrough pain.Other meds like steroids and NSAIDs may help. Localized radiation may help.Depends on type of cancer.Getting cancer under control is most impt regarding both health AND pain relief. ...Read more

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Friend rx'd "Suprep" for colonoscopy in 3 full doses am/pm/am. Drug instructions are TWO doses which worked 4 me. I'm worried about this off label rx?

Friend rx'd "Suprep" for colonoscopy in 3 full doses am/pm/am. Drug instructions are TWO doses which worked 4 me. I'm worried about this off label rx?

Go with instructions: Best to go with the instructions from your doctors office, or with something that has worked for you in the past. If you have a question about it, ask the pharmacist to look in to the matter. They will help you sort it out. You can always call the doctors office to make sure the instructions are intentional as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Bought some Mucinex dm today for cough and chest congestion. I also take 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram). Drugs dot com says major interactions. Uhhhh? Can I take?

Bought some Mucinex dm today for cough and chest congestion. I also take 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram). Drugs dot com says major interactions.  Uhhhh? Can I take?

Ask pharmacist or Dr: This is very troubling indeed. And everything I've read supports what you found. Don't risk a potentially life-threatening interaction but do try to find an alternative to Lexapro (escitalopram) w/ your doctor. It's not the guaifenesin part, so you could take Mucinex pills and gargle w/ salt water for throat pain and drink honey-lemon-tea-(bit of bourbon). Sorry, but you actually may find this to work better! ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Lorcet (Definition)

Lorcet is a narcotic combination for pain which is a ...Read more