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Doctor insights on: Propanol 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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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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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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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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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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Really .. well I'm currently on 70 mg Prozac, 15g XL Wellbutrin, Ritilian 60mg, 3 mg clonazapam, and lisinopril/HCTZ? Are those safe, my doctor prescribes them to me and said all was safe all together. When I look at the drug interaction checker the Well

Really .. well I'm currently on 70 mg Prozac, 15g XL Wellbutrin, Ritilian 60mg, 3 mg clonazapam, and lisinopril/HCTZ?  Are those safe, my doctor prescribes them to me and said all was safe all together. When I look at the drug interaction checker the Well

Interaction Risk Etc: Multiple interactions possible and though the side effects are usually mild they can become severe. Risks include Serotonin Syndrome (see Wikipedia), fluid accumulation, and even seizures. Your combination of activating, antidepressant, and sedating/tranquilizing meds is worth a close review. For e.g. clonazepam 3 mg daily is quite high in combo with the others. In psychotherapy too hopefully? ...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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My pcp prescribed metoprolol tartarate for palpitations and hbp. Side effects are killing me. Are there any alternatives?

My pcp prescribed metoprolol tartarate for palpitations and hbp. Side effects are killing me. Are there any alternatives?

Yes: There are alternatives. Talk to your doctor and discuss it. If you have not seen a cardiologist, they may offer more options. ...Read more

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Are there any hazardous effects when taking aderall inconsistently with prescribed wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Are there any hazardous effects when taking aderall inconsistently with prescribed wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Yes: Skipping Adderall is not going to hurt you. You just don't get the positive effect that day. Wellbutrin, (bupropion) on the other hand, needs to be taken daily in order to get benefit. It takes weeks to start working. Using the 2 together should be watched closely as they both can lower the seizure threshold, making it more likely that you could have a seizure. ...Read more

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Any negative effects of buspar (buspirone)? Alcohol interactions? I'm on propranolol. Synthroid. And vitamin d daily.

Any negative effects of buspar (buspirone)? Alcohol interactions? I'm on propranolol. Synthroid. And vitamin d daily.

All meds have some: No known interactions between buspar, (buspirone) Propranolol and synthroid. There are cautions for known sensitivity to that drug class, recent use of MAO inhibitors (a type of antidepressant) or use in the setting of kidney or liver problems. Generally well-tolerated, but here is a link to possible side effects: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/drug-information/dr600277/dsection=side%2deffects. ...Read more

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Confused by prescription terms qid, qd, qhs, etc. Are there official guidelines for pharmacists for writing instructions on the labels on bottles? Any website?

Confused by prescription terms qid, qd, qhs, etc. Are there official guidelines for pharmacists for writing instructions on the labels on bottles? Any website?

Not for patients: Any good pharmacy would never write the abbreviated doctor shorthand on the bottle of medication you get. If you are unsure of anything, have them relabel the bottle in words that you can understand. If you are asking before the prescription is filled and you want to know, consult a pharmacy or medical shorthand manual on latin prescription abbreviations. ...Read more

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Is Buspar (buspirone) safe for patients with arrhythmia? (wpw) i'm on lopressor, synthroid, and multiple vitamin daily. Any risks?

Is Buspar (buspirone) safe for patients with arrhythmia? (wpw) i'm on lopressor, synthroid, and multiple vitamin daily. Any risks?

Usually, safe.: Although theoretically, there could be blood pressure or heart rate effects of Buspar (buspirone) due to its effects upon serotonin and dopamine, there are no reports of buspar-induced wpw-associated arrhythmias. Interestingly, although IV beta-blocker might not halt a wpw-related arrhythmia, oral beta blockers seem to decrease stress-related recurrences of tachycardia in WPW patients. ...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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I'm on toprol (metoprolol) 50 mg XL and Synthroid 50 mcg daily. Can i drink alcohol in moderation or is even a little unsafe with these meds?

Safe enough: If the toprol (metoprolol) is being given for high blood pressure, however, alcohol can raise blood pressure. Hence, i would not take more than 3 individual beverages of alcohol per week. ...Read more

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I take these meds everyday could any of them make me dizzy or lightheaded Imitrex (sumatriptan) ativan antenol Dilantin celexa no seizure in 15 years ?

I take these meds everyday could any of them make me dizzy or lightheaded Imitrex (sumatriptan) ativan antenol Dilantin celexa no seizure in 15 years ?

Dizzy at my age...: Hi all of the above, in theory could be adding to your symptoms, but there are other common reasons for dizziness as well. There is the risk of inner ear abnormalities, sinus infections, blood pressure issues and blood sugar issues. Without knowing more i would advise you to get into your health care provider and discuss the medications and if they are all necessary for you to be taking now. ...Read more

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Prescribed both Ativan 1mg twice daily, and a long acting Hydrocodone (Hysingla ER 20mg). I've read combining these can cause problems. Safe?

Prescribed both Ativan 1mg twice daily, and a long acting Hydrocodone (Hysingla ER 20mg). I've read combining these can cause problems. Safe?

Probably safe: Combining benzodiazepines (like Ativan) and opioids (like hydrocodone) can lead to respiratory depression, meaning you don't want to breathe. That can be dangerous. But at those low doses, and esp if you take the hydrocodone in the morning, it should be safe to use at those doses. When are you going to stop taking those medications? ...Read more