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Anybody taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/20 notice any side effects?

Anybody taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/20 notice any side effects?

Muscle aches: Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) combines Zetia with simvastatin, and the most likely side effects would be muscle ache from the statin component. This is not common at a low dose, but can occur. Rarely, people complain of vague fuzziness of thinking. ...Read more

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Niaspan (Definition)

Niaspan is a cholesterol/lipid lowering agent which is a ...Read more


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I'm on the following medications: crestor (rosuvastatin) norvase prestiva (sp). Are these safe together?

I'm on the following medications: crestor (rosuvastatin) norvase prestiva (sp). Are these safe together?

See your doctor: Do you mean Darunavir (Prezista)? Although in one study, lipid effects did not change over a few weeks of adding Darunavir to rosuvastatin (crestor), the FDA has released a warning about several statins in combination with protease inhibitors, including an increased risk of rhabdomyolysis. I would discuss your options in detail with your doctor! ...Read more

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Can you list the benefits and adverse effects of fish oil tablets?

Can you list the benefits and adverse effects of fish oil tablets?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...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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Has anyone taking crestor (rosuvastatin) for high cholesterol had any side effects?

Has anyone taking crestor (rosuvastatin) for high cholesterol had any side effects?

Muscle aches, etc.: This is a statin drug, and like other statins, has the danger of causing rhabdomyolysis, or muscle breakdown, a severe side effect. This may be manifested by muscle aches/problems. This drug also increases he risk of diabetes, and can also be toxic to the kidneys. In fact, muscle aches/pain is a reason patients might be taken off this drug. ...Read more

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Black box warning Zoloft (sertraline) effects to wear off?

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Black box warning Zoloft (sertraline) effects to wear off?

Zoloft (sertraline): Warning exists while taking the medication.

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Is there any drug interaction or side effects to taking the two drugs gemfibrozil for cholesterol and allopurinol for gout together ?

Is there any drug interaction or side effects to taking the two drugs  gemfibrozil for cholesterol and  allopurinol for gout together ?

No: there are no known interactions between the two drugs however i recommend that you space out the medications when taking them by a few hours so you can monitor for any possible reactions ...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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What are the potential risks of moderate/high daily alcohol use combined with taking Rx meds Adderall XR (30 mg, 2x/daily) & Xanax (alprazolam) XR (2mg, 2x daily)?

What are the potential risks of moderate/high daily alcohol use combined with taking Rx meds Adderall XR (30 mg, 2x/daily) & Xanax (alprazolam) XR (2mg, 2x daily)?

Major consequences: Combining alcohol in any quantity together with prescription medications & especially those that affect the brain can result in complications. When the quantity of alcohol is as high as you imply then, complications are magnified and can include death. Whoever's involved should seek professional addiction counseling. Questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR to make an appointment. ...Read more

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What are warnings for celandine supplements?

What are  warnings for celandine supplements?

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

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I'm in toprol (metoprolol) xr, synthroid, vitamin d and miralax daily. Are their any interactions between these?

I'm in toprol (metoprolol) xr, synthroid, vitamin d and miralax daily. Are their any interactions between these?

Not realy: Orthostatic hypotension, limb discomfort, dysarthria. In about 3 people from a group of 80 patients study especially female above the age of 50 years old. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was wondering did risperdal's manufacturer provide insufficient warning labels regarding its adverse effects?

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

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Neoral (cyclosporine) 100 mg side effects and safety?

Neoral (cyclosporine) 100 mg side effects and safety?

THis is a brand of: Cyclosporine a. It is safe with monitoring of therapeutic drug levels. Side effects include renal insufficiency, hypertension, fluid retention and fine tremor. ...Read more

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Are there any dangers/interactions taking Niacin along with Resveratrol?

Are there any dangers/interactions taking Niacin along with Resveratrol?

Not studied: Since resveratrol isn't FDA approved, it isn't subject to studies like prescription drugs so the interactions aren't known. Please read this: http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/resveratrol.html ...Read more

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What're the effects drinking alcohol while taking these medications: paroxetine, zolpidem, and levetiracetam?

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 more

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Taking topiramate and vimpat (lacosamide) for seizures. Someone suggested taking herbal supplements too--any i should avoid for risk of messing with med levels?

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