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No: Levothyroxine is best taken in the morning on an empty stomach for maximal absorption. Aleve is an over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug containing naproxen, which is best taken with food to avoid gastric irritation. Since both are metablize by different pathway, there is no significant interaction. However, to have maximal therapeutic effects, timing of medicines should be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Celandine: When given orally in material quantities, greater celandine has been implicated in more than a dozen cases of hepatitis. This seems to depend on the dose. The time between use and the appearance of hepatitis varies. Topically, greater celandine can cause contact dermatitis. Homeopathic preparations of this herb do not cause these issues -- this would be the remedy named chelidonium. ...Read more
I was wondering did risperdal's manufacturer provide insufficient warning labels regarding its adverse effects?
They did provide: Medication side effects are supposed to be revealed by the drug developer. However, it may take several years of use in real life settings before certain side effects are fully appreciated, evaluated and understood. ...Read more
I take Advil (ibuprofen) for period cramps, but have read reports of OTC NSAIDS raising risk of heart attack/stroke even in small doses. Any safer options?
Many options: You could schedule a visit with an Obgyn and discuss all the options for painful periods. You could consider birth control pills, patch, Nuvaring, Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD, Depoprovera, Lysteda. If you are doing having children you could consider an endometrial ablation or other surgical options. ...Read more
Are there any adverse effects when mixing sertraline (50 mg once a day) and marijuana (once, not regularly)?
I don't know that: there are studies for this. Would not recommend it. See you have depression & anxiety. Potential long-term risk of Cannabis include panic attacks, anxiety disorders, paranoia, dissociation, psychosis, aggression, ataxia, hallucinations & illusions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any contra indications for taking butterbur with dilitiazem. The dilitiazem i take for my heart. Prevention magazine recommended butterbur.?
Save your money.: No significant contraindications, but then again there does not appear to be much benefit to taking butterbur. There are some significant side effects. http://nccam.nih.gov/health/butterbur. ...Read more
What're the effects drinking alcohol while taking these medications: paroxetine, zolpidem, and levetiracetam?
Additive: Acohol has an additive sedating effect with all those meds. That you're taking that particular pharmacological cocktail implies you have a significant neuropsychiatric disorder. Alcoholmusevin these conditions can be detrimental. Please share your drinking history with prescribing doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello I take slimquick weightloss for women. My regular meds include xeljanz cymbalta (duloxetine) levothyroxine and hydrocodone. Are these safe to take 2gether?
Taking topiramate and vimpat (lacosamide) for seizures. Someone suggested taking herbal supplements too--any i should avoid for risk of messing with med levels?
Avoid ALL herbs, : vitamins, OTC medications, supplements, homeopathic & naturopathic medications that have not been approved by your neurologist. Medications were originally derived from plants. Ask your other doctors to check for drug interactions when prescribing medications for other illnesses you may have. Take a list of your AED's & doses to all appointments. Wear a medical alert bracelet for safety. ...Read more
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
Zoloft (sertraline): Warning exists while taking the medication.Get a more detailed answer ›
Doctor prescribed effexor (venlafaxine) xr and seroquel, take seroquel for sleep. Is there any interactions between them? Can i take pepto bismol with these pills?
Caution: Effexor (venlafaxine) XR + Seroquel interact to increase risk of irregular heart rhythm, though a rare side effect. Seroquel is an antipsychotic med with many side effects used for serious psychiatric disorders. Please review with prescribing doctor to make sure you understand all side effects and why Seroquel is being used for sleep. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is Buspar (buspirone) 5 mg for anxiety safe to take in heart patients? Are their any warnings I should know about?
Interactions: Several interactions are reported with these drugs, some potentially dangerous. Best to talk to your doctor about use of other medications with Stribild. ...Read more
Alcohol Interaction: Yes there is an interaction between alcohol and the seroquel. The potential for neurological effects are greater with the interaction. Therefore it is best to avoid alcohol when taking the medication. If you have already had alcohol then do not take until the next day. ...Read more
All relative: Compared to other products that fda is not doing much to control, i would say people who worry about anti-inflammatories are barking up the wrong tree. Have you looked at the wild claims herbal supplements make on rows upon rows of store shelves recently? There are all kinds of joint, sex, brain, liver health promoting products. Are they as safe as anti-inflammatories? Fda has no data and no idea. ...Read more
I'm taking 10mg of simvastatin every night, can I take raspberry ketones that contain grapefruit (powder)?
Interesting question: Grapefruit juice can interact and raise simvastain levels. I'm not aware that grapefruit powder has ever been studied. You could try it but be aware that if you get muscle aches, you may need to eliminate the rk or lower the dose of simvastatin. At 18, why are you taking Simvastatin anyway?! ...Read more
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