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Prednisone And Caffeine
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
I am on Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety and prednisone for swollen glands and tonsillitis, will Xanax (alprazolam) cause prednisone to not work? Also on Zithromax interactions?
Looks ok: Without knowing doses, there should be no significant drug interactions. Be sure to check with prescribing doctor. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
You shouldn't: It would help to know why you are on Levaquin (levofloxacin) and predisone, but i will guess it is a pulmonary infection. Alcohol in amounts more than social drinking (1-2 drinks/day) impairs the cough reflex, increases chances of aspiration, damages our immune system and increases side effects of prednisone, especially stomach irritation/bleeding. If alcohol has become a problem for you, seek help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What over-the-counter medication besides Midol, and Pamprin contain acetaminophen, and caffeine to help with the symptoms of periods?
Options: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more
Can caffeine interact with diazepam? Prescribed 5mg diazepam prn for anxiety. Feeling nauseous after 2cups of coffee.Have caffeine sensitivity. Thanks
Diazepam is a: sedative and caffeine is a stimulant. If any thing, they might cancel each other out. However, equal parts uppers and downers don't necessary make you feel good. If you get nauseous after 2 cups of coffee, why not stop at one? or 1 1/2? Or half decaf, half regular? Or tea (which has a lower concentration of caffeine.)? Hope this helps. Dr. Anne ...Read more
Ye and no: There is no absolute contraindication to some modest alcohol use, yet it is not advisable to drink alcohol if you have cancer being treated with chemotherapy unless you absolutely have to do it. So moderation is the best advice. But if i were you, i would not use alcohol with chemotherapy as it impairs the immune system which you need in order to fight your cancer. ...Read more
100% non-alcohol?: If it is absolutely alcohol free - there's no problem. If it's merely low alcohol - there might be so be certain. Make sure no one you drink with doesn't understand how very important it is - sometimes friends just think you're being too careful and will try to pass one on you. Be clear about it and you'll be ok. ...Read more
Wouldn't recommend: it. Alcohol is a carcinogen, and whether it was involved in your cancer or not, you are far better off without it. In addition, it can alter the metabolism of a very large number of drugs, causing them to potentially have either toxic effects, or not work as well. Also, it reduces the ability to fight infection and impairs healing. I strongly urge no regular use of alcohol. Occ. 1 might be ok. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, it has a barbiturate in it. ...Read more
Took fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) for my tension migraine. How long will it stay in my system?
Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) 1 day only: doesn't stay in the blood long-term. The average "half-life" of fioricet, (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) which means the time it takes the blood to eliminate half of the drug is 4.5 hours. It takes approximately 6 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system 4.5*6/24= 1.12 day. Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) can cause medication overuse headache. See your PCP for headache management. ...Read more
Can i drink alcohol with these drugs i'm taking? Propranolol, carbimazole, piriton allergy tablets and morphine.
Have active sle, also on 5 mg prednison daily stay hugry and swollen. How to control both hunger and weight issues?
I have very severe migraines. Will fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) help?
Yes and no: Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) and Codeine are painkillers which can block the pain for a while (and cause drowsiness, other side effects & addiction), but will not get rid of the underlying problem. If you get these severe migraines more than 3 or 4 times a year, or if they last for more than half a day, talk to your doctor about migraine-specific treatments to prevent them or stop them in their tracks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes it is possible : To become dependent on fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine). Even without codeine, it still contains a barbituate. Besides which you are taking high doses of Acetaminophen which has acute and chronic effects on your liver. Recommend you consider other treatments for your condition. ...Read more