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Doctor insights on: Methsuximide As Metabolite

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How similar is seroquel to strong barbiturates such as seconal (secobarbital)?

How similar is seroquel to strong barbiturates such as seconal (secobarbital)?

Different drugs: Seconal (secobarbital) is barbiturate and used in the treatment of epilepsy and sometimes insomnia. Seroquel is used as adjunctive therapy in bipolar disorder. It is psychotropic agent with multiple side effects. Both medications should be used under physician guidance and supervision. ...Read more

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I did 2.5 grams of cocaine. Stupid choice. I have a metabolite test in 9 days. Female 145lbs.active...will it show up?

I did 2.5 grams of cocaine.  Stupid choice.  I have a metabolite test in 9 days.   Female 145lbs.active...will it show up?

Its time to get help: At this point in your life,the smaller issue is whether or not a test with be positive.For some tests,9 days is outside the window of detection,but its impossible to say.It would be better to see an Addiction specialist,a therapist &join a support gp to address the real reasons behind your use.If your only worry is to"outsmart the test"your underlying problem w/recreational use will be reinforced ...Read more

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Is hydrocodone as addictive as coedine?

Is hydrocodone as addictive as coedine?

Addiction: Both hydrocodone and Codeine are opioid pain medications, and are very addictive in susceptible individuals. ...Read more

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I'm immune to the hydromorphone actions, but not other opioids such as demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) (meperidine) or morphine?

I'm immune to the hydromorphone actions, but not other opioids such as demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) (meperidine) or morphine?

Sounds confusing: In that hydromorphone is metabolized into morphine, and that is the effective agent in our bodies. There are people who may lack the enzymes to metabolize certain drugs, and this has been reported in some people with codeine, where the enzyme that metabolizes it to morphine is absent. It is possible you have something similar. Sometimes it is that you have not gotten the right dose by right route. ...Read more

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Is methylin as strong a medication as ritalin`?

Is methylin as strong a medication as ritalin`?

Just a Brand name: Methylin & Ritalin are brand names for methylphenidate. Each company picks names apt to appeal to patients and doctors and easy to remember. Different brands may have different release patterns, but it is the same medicattion. Other brand names for mph are concerta, metadate, & focalin (dexmethylphenidate). There's also Daytrana patch. Newest is quillivant xr, a liquid long-acting form of mph. ...Read more

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How does vistaril compare to benzos, such as klonopin or xanax (alprazolam)? (efficacy, sedation, etc.)

How does vistaril compare to benzos, such as klonopin or xanax (alprazolam)? (efficacy, sedation, etc.)

Different class: Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is an antihistamine with strong sedation as a side effect, used for sleep induction and to alleviate anxiety. It's a good medication for sleep induction and helpful to alleviate mild anxiety. ...Read more

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Is mylan valacyclovir hcl1 as effective as valtrex?

Is mylan valacyclovir hcl1 as effective as valtrex?

Valtrex (valacyclovir): This is a generic of the brand Valtrex (valacyclovir) and should work the same. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if a single nasal cocaine dose is snorted how long will the metabolites and cocaine be detectable in the urine?

Can you tell me what you suggest if a single nasal cocaine dose is snorted how long will the metabolites and cocaine be detectable in the urine?

1-2 days: One single "snort" of Cocaine is not likely to give urinary metabolites lasting more than 24 hours, 48 hours at most. The problem is that, like with potato chips, most people can't stop at one. If you have been playing with it, don't continue. It is dangerous, and the least of your problems may be whether someone finds out or not. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take fluoxetine with Parkinson's medications such as sinemet and requip (ropinirole)?

Is it safe to take fluoxetine with Parkinson's medications such as sinemet and requip (ropinirole)?

Mild interaction: There is no severe interaction although if the fluoxetine were to be sedating to you then you may feel somewhat sedated. Additionally, the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors that include fluoxetine have been known to produce mild extrapyramidal effects through obscure mechanisms. This would translate into a potential for mild motoric phenomena that would be only a nuisance. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Can an anti-epileptic drug such as keppra (levetiracetam) prevent seizures that happen from taking tramadol?

Can an anti-epileptic drug such as keppra (levetiracetam) prevent seizures that happen from taking tramadol?

Perhaps.: In theory, the answer is yes. However, the vast majority of patients who do not already have a seizure disorder will never have seizures or seizure-like activity if they remain below 300mg/day of tramadol. If seizure-like activity is noted, the better choice is to eliminate tramadol, rather than minimize side effects with yet another medication. ...Read more

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Can chronic Lithium toxicity (6+ months) at levels as high as 2.4 as well as renal impairment cause breathing problems? Why? It is it long lasting?

Can chronic Lithium toxicity (6+ months) at levels as high as 2.4 as well as renal impairment cause breathing problems? Why? It is it long lasting?

Kidneys put water ou: out. And if it doesn't get out it builds up and eventually accumulates in the lungs causing the sensation of drowning. Bad. Conditiosn that are not treated often do not get better. ...Read more

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Does the generic blue 1 mg Purepac xanax (alprazolam) work as well as the brand?

Unknown: Sometimes people experience differences between generic and non generic drugs and sometimes they do not. Try it and find out. Follow the script as you're supposed to, and report any differences to the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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How are lipase inhibitors (orlistat) used as a fat blocking medication?

How are lipase inhibitors (orlistat) used as a fat blocking medication?

Orlistat stool chang: No every body who takes orlistat has fatty stools, that how it works by blocking the absorption of fats orlistat blocks the absorprtion of fats and fats are in the stools undigested and there is limited absorption. ...Read more

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Generally, how potent is clonidine when compared to other hypertensive medications, such as beta blockers and ACE inhibitors? Or, is it so individual?

Generally, how potent is clonidine when compared to other hypertensive medications, such as beta blockers and ACE inhibitors? Or, is it so individual?

Hypertension: Current 1st line medication for hypertension or high blood pressure is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) like hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) unless you have a compelling reason eg diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, etc for something else. Clonidine is far down list. It works but all BP meds work. Down side of Clonidine is rebound hypertension if you forget to take dose. Some find it sedating. Potency depends upon dose. ...Read more

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How does Gabapentin compare to Glutamate-blockers like Budipin, Lamictal, Remacemide and Memantime? Is gabapentin a weaker glutamate-blocker?

How does Gabapentin compare to Glutamate-blockers like Budipin, Lamictal, Remacemide and Memantime?  Is gabapentin a weaker glutamate-blocker?

Not glut blocker: Gabapentin is used as both an anticonvulsant & chronic pain medication. It's mechanism of action is not entirely known. It was synthesized to mimic the chemical structure of the neurotransmitter GABA. It may also act through calcium channels. The other drugs drugs you mention are largely used in treating Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease. They would not seem comparable in use or action. ...Read more

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Does hydroxyzine HCl boost the opiate drug effect?

Does hydroxyzine HCl boost the opiate drug effect?

Apparently, yes.: Hydroxyzine is used with opioid analgesics to increase their pain-killing ability of a given dose of opioid, and lower the quantity needed to stop a given level of pain, and/or stop some side effects of opioids like itching, nausea, and vomiting. ...Read more

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Is anturane (sulfinpyrazone) the same as probenecid?

Is anturane (sulfinpyrazone) the same as probenecid?

No: Anti gout medicine, not same as probencid. This is a uricosuric agent as well. ...Read more

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Safe amount of acetaminophen a day if I take a Trileptal 1200 mg/day a know inducer of CYP (increased toxic acetaminophen metabolite)?

Safe amount of acetaminophen a day if I take a Trileptal 1200 mg/day a know inducer of CYP (increased toxic acetaminophen metabolite)?

After research: Checked in epocrates which is a respected source of drug information showed nothing in the way of interaction between acetaminophen and trileptal. before taking any action check with your doctor and or pharmacist. Good luck ...Read more

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