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Doctor insights on: Piracetam Warnings And Recalls

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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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Dr. Donald, interaction between cymbalta (duloxetine) and ritalin, fda has reported on life threatening drug interactions? Http://tinyurl.Com/kkctn5n regards.

Dr. Donald, interaction between cymbalta (duloxetine) and ritalin, fda has reported on life threatening drug interactions? Http://tinyurl.Com/kkctn5n  regards.

Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Ritalin: I checked your site and nothing came up. Please recheck spelling, so i went to the following site. Please realize that these are percentages based only on the total number of drug reactions reported to the fda. There are also concomitant medical conditions and other medications that are in use. www.ehealthme.com/drug-interactions/cymbalta-and-ritalin-la please get back to me on this. Since these are not proven interactions, they do not show up in the drug drug interaction literature per se.I have used this combination many times without difficulties. ...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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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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I hear many warnings on commercials about conflicts with ssris and other drugs, does that mean that ssris are unsafe?

I hear many warnings on commercials about conflicts with ssris and other drugs, does that mean that ssris are unsafe?

SSRI's: These anti-depressants are generally safe but need to managed by a competent physician who understands the interaction with other medications you may be taking. Also your pharmacist has a list of interactions he or she can make you aware of. Best wishes. ...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

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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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Can i take zoloft, (sertraline) stribild, and tramadol together without any adverse reactions?

Can i take zoloft, (sertraline) stribild, and tramadol together without any adverse reactions?

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

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Prescribed 18mg of Strattera (atomoxetine) for focus. On Prozac(45mg) and Propranolol(10mg 3x/day). Interactions? Side effects? I've read some troubling reviews.

Prescribed 18mg of Strattera (atomoxetine) for focus. On Prozac(45mg) and Propranolol(10mg 3x/day). Interactions?  Side effects? I've read some  troubling reviews.

Probably ok: That dose of Straterra is pretty low. Many patients are on this medication along with an SSRI. Let your doctor know if you experience any strange side effects ...Read more

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Is it safe to take brain-enhancing multivitamin supplements w/ pharmacetuical drugs such as zyprexa (olanzapine)? Also do side effects from zyprexa (olanzapine) fade over time?

Is it safe to take brain-enhancing multivitamin supplements w/ pharmacetuical drugs such as zyprexa (olanzapine)? Also do side effects from zyprexa (olanzapine) fade over time?

Probably, sometimes: Research has shown high doses of vit c, e, b3 ; b6 prevent tardive dyskinesia, a serious possible side effect of zyprexa (olanzapine). I don't know what's in the supps you're considering but there are no interactions between zyprexa (olanzapine) ; nutrients to the best of my knowledge so it's likely safe.As for side effects, sometimes they fade over time but unfortunately not always. Reducing dose often helps-see comment:. ...Read more

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I'm currently on melathonine (sleep stimulation) and seroxat (anti depression). Do these interact?

I'm currently on melathonine (sleep stimulation) and seroxat (anti depression). Do these interact?

None reported: There are no reports of problematic interactions but it is always important that the doctor(s) who prescribe any medication know about any others that you might take - even OTC or herbal supplements. So do tell them, but it should be reasonably safe in the recommended doses. Best! ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas, why have so many patients been reviewing and reporting that switching from brand name Lexapro (escitalopram) to generic has caused adverse reactions?

Dr. Thomas, why have so many patients been reviewing and reporting that switching from brand name Lexapro (escitalopram) to generic has caused adverse reactions?

Well...: In theory, there should be no difference in efficacy or adverse reactions between Lexapro (escitalopram) & generic lexapro (escitalopram). However, it is possible to have a reaction to the inert substances used in the formulation of generic lexapro (escitalopram). If you are buying generic Lexapro (escitalopram) on the internet, there's no guarantee of purity, efficacy, or adverse reaction rates. ...Read more

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Are racetam drugs (eg piracetam) safe for use in study/cognitive enhancement? Do these drugs currently have any clinical indications?

Are racetam drugs (eg piracetam) safe for use in study/cognitive enhancement? Do these drugs currently have any clinical indications?

Piracetam: These drugs have been studied in patients with certain neurologic conditions, eg., dementia, post-stroke, seizures etc.. Strongly recommend avoiding any and all agents that have not been fda approved. ...Read more

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In the recent news, McNeil has been found guilty of recalls dated in 2010. Are there new recalls we should be aware of?

In the recent news, McNeil has been found guilty of recalls dated in 2010. Are there new recalls we should be aware of?

Hard to believe not: In all products there are many such recalls - I expect you can do a web search to fine sites that do only that and those that specialize in different industries. Go look. Any list will be out of date in a short time, so you'd have to check regularly to be sure. It's sad but true. ...Read more

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Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

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

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What are warnings for catnip supplements?

What are warnings for catnip supplements?

Unsafe when smoked: It is unsafe when smoked or when taken by mouth in hgh doses- such as cups of catnip tea. It can cause headaches, vomiting and a feeling of being ill. It is unsafe to take catnip during pregnancy and breastfeeding because it can stimulate the uterus and potentially cause a miscarriage/ women with heavy menstrual periods can be worsened by catnip. ...Read more

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Would there be any drug interaction by taking exelon (rivastigmine) patch and phosphatidylserine (from soybeans)?

Would there be any drug interaction by taking exelon (rivastigmine) patch and phosphatidylserine (from soybeans)?

Yes: Phosphatidylserine increases levels of acetylcholine in the body. Exelon (rivastigmine) also increases levels of acetylcholine, so the combination of these might increase the side effects of the drugs. I would not recommend taking them together until you talk to your doctor first. ...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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