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Doctor insights on: Nexium Prescribing Information

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Please describe the medication: nexium (esomeprazole)?

Please describe the medication: nexium (esomeprazole)?

The Purple Pill: It is one of the most widely prescribed medication in the world. It belongs to a class of medications called ppi's (proton pump inhibitors). It works by inhibiting proton pumps, a type of cells that produces acid, in a persons stomach. It is used to treat acid reflux, ulcers, h.Pylori bacteria infection, and is frequently used to treat stomach aches. It is very safe when used as prescribed. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Please describe the medication: prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Acid reducer: Prevacid is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases stomach acid production. The generic for is called lansoprazole. It comes in over the counter strength of 15mg and by prescription at 30mg. ...Read more

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Advice about seroquel (quetiapine) xr?

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Advice about seroquel (quetiapine) xr?

Seroquel-XR: Take it as prescribed, inform your doctor if any tolerability issues arise. ...Read more

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Tapering advice for adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? prescription for imm.Rel. 20mg 3× day for 1+yr. Current docs not answering ?'s giving feedback or explaining withdrawal effects.

Keep in mind that...: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) contains amphetamine that acts like other stimulant drugs, such as methamphetamine and cocaine, so abrupt cessation can result in extreme fatigue, insomnia, irritability, weight gain, mental depression, urination problems. You would be best served to be under the care of a physician knowledgeable in the treatment of substance abuse to direct a slow taper, maybe 10 mg a week. ...Read more

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For GI issues. Taking Ranitidine , Carafate , Compazine, (prochlorperazine) and GasX... any contradictions interactions to watch out for ? Medications by primary dr. and Gastroenterology dr.

For GI issues. Taking Ranitidine , Carafate , Compazine, (prochlorperazine) and GasX... any contradictions interactions to watch out for ? Medications by primary dr. and Gastroenterology dr.

Ok: These medications all have different mechanisms of action and I don't think there are contraindications or interactions to worry about. In situations or questions like this, your pharmacist, who has access to information about almost all medications, can be very helpful. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: zoloft (sertraline)?

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Please describe the medication: zoloft (sertraline)?

Zoloft (sertraline): Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor type of antidepressant, used to treat depression & anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: lexapro (escitalopram)?

Please describe the medication: lexapro (escitalopram)?

SSRI Antidepressant: Lexapro (escitalopram) is a newer ssri antidepressant approved for treatment of unipolar (as opposed to bipolar) depression and generalized anxiety. It is commonly additionally used for a variety of other anxiety conditions. Full benefit can take weeks. It is relatively less likely to result in medication interactions. All antidepressants have risk of emergent suicidal thinking in young people. ...Read more

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Recently prescribed cardizem 120 daily-concerned about interactions with vytoryn 10/20..Onglyza (saxagliptin) 5mg and andro gel 1.62 -3 pumps?

Recently prescribed cardizem 120 daily-concerned about interactions with vytoryn 10/20..Onglyza (saxagliptin) 5mg and andro gel 1.62 -3 pumps?

Sharing metabolism: Cardizem and Simvastatin do share the area of metabolism in the liver called the cyp450 system. Taking them together cause the prolongation of the effect of one another. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: ranitidine?

Please describe the medication: ranitidine?

Acid Reflux Med: Treats and prevents heartburn with acid indigestion. Also treats stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid (such as zollinger-ellison syndrome). This medicine is a histamine h2-blocker. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are your thoughts on prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Doctors, what are your thoughts on prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid (lansoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor, a medication designed to inhibit the production of stomach acid. It is very effective at what it does and has very few side effects. Used under the supervision of a physician, it usually is very safe and effective. Good luck. ...Read more

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Safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache? Taking lantus, celexa 20mg and Lorazapam .25 2-3x prn (tapering) Thanks

Safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache? Taking lantus, celexa 20mg and Lorazapam .25 2-3x prn (tapering)
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Usually Yes...: For some people Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with muscle tension headaches. Don't take more than 2 grams (3 max) per day since that can cause liver damage. If your headache doesn't get better or changes then talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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My Doc advised me Cymbalta 30mg, Paxil (paroxetine) CR 25mg, Zyprexa 5mg, tizanidine 4mg for severe anxiety, panic, depression.I feel no improvement. advice please?

My Doc advised me Cymbalta 30mg, Paxil (paroxetine) CR 25mg, Zyprexa 5mg, tizanidine 4mg for severe anxiety, panic, depression.I feel no improvement. advice please?

See ans: Reassess meds with prescribing doctor who knows you best. See your primary care doctor for any possible medical factors that might contribute to anxiety or depression symptoms: check thyroid, vit D, iron, etc. Consider psychotherapy for coping strategies and support. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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