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Does any of these meds onterfere with calcium eing absorbed.Synthroid, buspar, zoloft, evista, adderall, lyrica, (pregabalin) voltaren, zocor, klonopin, lamictal, biotin?
Why hasn't viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) taken off as the new branded blockbuster drug..Such as lexapro, cymbalta etc./is it about side effects-effectiveness-insurance cov.
Slow marketing: I believe the reason has been somewhat slow marketing and releasing it before proving that it also has effectiveness in anxiety as well. Some of the initial side effects needs to be overcome by taking the initial starter packet and using two of them instead of one so that the upward taper occurs less aggressively. The harder it is to get patient and physician compliance, the harder it is to sell. ...Read more
Orphenadrine citrate 100mg (norflex) versus orphenadrine comp tablet san (norgesic), which is better?
Norflex (orphenadrine) vs norgesic: There is no such thing as "best", "better" or "worst" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more
Do brand hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) 100/12.5 and generic losartan hctz 100/12.5 work the same?
Yes: The FDA approved, label dosages for insomnia are from 25-50 mg nightly. We use this medication off-label routinely to treat morning sickness in pregnant women at higher doses than this. Overall it is a very safe and well tolerated medication. It can cause urinary retention in older people with prostate or bladder issues though. ...Read more
It depends: It really depends on the medical history of the patient. Both are anti hypertensives, but they work in different ways. For people with diabetes, Enalapril may be a better choice, while those with heart disease are often on either or both of those medications. Efficacy wise, each patient responds to the medicines a little different, so it really depends on the patient. ...Read more
Mucinex (guaifenesin): Mucinex (guaifenesin) does not need to be taken as often as Robitussin both contain guaifinesen. If you have a cough, make sure to get a DM formulation that has a cough suppressant in it, dextromethorphan. Beware that some formulations have a decongestant, good if you have a stuffy nose, but can keep you up at night. Try to take a cough suppressant/guaifenesen to loosen secretions at night. See MD for Rx option ...Read more
Lunesta (eszopiclone): Lunesta (eszopiclone) is by far the safest of the three. Ambien causes too much sleep-eating, sleep-walking, sleep talking, and even sleep driving. I have not seen any of this with lunesta (eszopiclone). Silenor is horrifically expensive for an old generic drug in low doses and is probably the closest in effect to benadryl. I don't know of anyone that has switched into mania on it, but it is a theoretical possibility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, mostly.: But that's because it's a really new drug, so it's not prescribed "often" for anything! It IS an antidepressant, and all antidepressants are also used as antianxiety meds. This is because depression and anxiety are often considered to be flip sides of the same coin within psychiatry. If you are not comfortable with idea of the med, talk to your doc. Otherwise, maybe try it and see how it goes? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Viagara: There is a lot of variability in generic drugs. The range can vary from 80-120%. Most generic makers give you close to 80% in order to keep cost down and they also put additives. So if you take a 10mg branded the generic may give you 8mg -12mg. There is also significant differences between one generic and the other. ...Read more
Cloneazepam ambien (zolpidem): wow you are taking two medications that work on the Benzo receptor. Your Ambien (zolpidem) is far too high and current recommendation is that ambien (zolpidem) should not exceed 6.25mg and only to be used short duration. So I guess its not okay to use both at the same time. ...Read more
No: Tamoxifen belongs to a class of drugs called selective estrogen receptor modulators (serms). It works by blocking the binding of estrogen to estrogen receptors, thus disabling hormone-sensitive breast cancer cells. Aromatase inhibitors block the conversion of androgens to estrogens, effectively removing estrogen from the body (in postmenopausal women). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer