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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Protriptyline (Overview)

Protriptyline is a secondary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug, atypical anti-psychotic drug).


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Is pamelor (nortriptyline) effective?

Is pamelor (nortriptyline) effective?

Yes, for some.: It is generally thought that antidepressants are equally effective in treating depression. Pamelor or nortriptyline, is a tricyclic antidepressants thought to have a "therapeutic window". This refers to a range of blood levels below and above which the medication is not thought as effective. However, the studies were done in inpatient settings and may not relate to outpatient settings. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Protriptyline (Overview)

Protriptyline is a secondary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug, atypical anti-psychotic drug).


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Been taking ritalin (methylphenidate) for fatigue but not working anymore. Increased dose makes me shake. What else can I do?

Been taking ritalin (methylphenidate) for fatigue but not working anymore. Increased dose makes me shake. What else can I do?

Try cause of fatigue: ritalin (methylphenidate) Is not indicated for fatigue.... I recommend talking to your doctor about this. Why are you fatigued? Do you have sleep apnea? It's very common if you are overweight. You may need sleep study. ...Read more

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Effects of nortriptyline hydrochloride?

Effects of nortriptyline hydrochloride?

Complicated: This tca antidepressant can also treat pain & enuresis. May work by increasing norepinephrine & serotonin. It is also antihistaminic. Common side effects (se's) include dry mouth, sedation, constipation, blurry vision & increased appetite. May increase suicidal ideation in a few patients. Should be monitored by md if there is a history of heart problems or suicidal behaviors. ...Read more

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What exactly is a mental health check?

What exactly is a mental health check?

Wellness screen: A mental health check is brief screening of emotional, social and occupational functioning that is often done as a part of a annual medical check-up. Mental health checks are a good way of identifying people who have undiagnosed but very treatable mental health concerns. ...Read more

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Define health is wealth?

Definition: Good health, mental , physical & spiritual, leads to enjoyment of life to its fullest. Wealth without good health cannot provide any quality to your life. Thus goes this saying! health leads to wealth, but not vice versa! ...Read more

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Which tcas is more potent for sciatica pain relief, amitriptyline(or nortriptyline), imipramine(or desipramine)?

Which tcas is more potent for sciatica pain relief, amitriptyline(or  nortriptyline), imipramine(or desipramine)?

TCA: Tca are classic for neuropathic pain - sciatica for example. Any of the ones u mentioned may be quite eefective - and cheap. They are not without side effects - dry mouth, constipation, sedation. Any of the ones u mentioned can be effective. I personally like amytryptilline - 10mg at night - as mentioned all will work. Additionally other meds such as lyrica, (pregabalin) neurontin, Cymbalta are options. ...Read more

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Lyrica (pregabalin) 200mg side effects?

Lyrica (pregabalin) 200mg side effects?

Lyrica (pregabalin): The most common side affects are sedation and weight gain, but if needed it is a good medication. ...Read more

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Please describe the most prevalent childhood disease?

Please describe the most prevalent childhood disease?

Asthma: The most prevalent chronic childhood disease is asthma. Prevalence is the total number of children with the disease at the current time. For asthma, the prevalence is about 10% of children. For childhood acute illnesses that go away after a short while, colds are the most common (usually caused by rhinoviruses). ...Read more

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Can od prescribe medicine?

DO?: Did you mean a do, doctor of osteopathy? If that's what you meant, then yes they can prescribe medicine. ...Read more

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) an ssri?

No: Pregabalin is an anticonvulsant drug used for neuropathic pain and as an adjunct therapy for partial seizures with or without secondary generalization in adults. It has also been found effective for generalized anxiety disorder and is (as of 2007) approved for this use in the european union. It was designed as a more potent successor to gabapentin. ...Read more

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Side effect from elavil (amitriptyline)?

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Side effect from elavil (amitriptyline)?

Many: In that it affects multiple neurotransmitters, it can cause many side effects. Receptors and side effect: histamine - sedation, weight gain; cholinergic - dryness, urinary retention, memory decline, ed; adrenergic - low blood pressure, tremor, rapid heart rate; serotonin - tiredness, weight gain, ed. ...Read more

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What is lithium prescribed for ?

What is lithium prescribed for ?

Why Lithium: There are a number of reasons for prescribing lithium, some of which are off-label. Lithium is commonly prescribed to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder. Other reasons include assisting with anger management by decreasing explosive episodes. Another is to augment or boost the antidepressant effects from antidepressants. ...Read more

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Is Zoloft (sertraline) sedating?

Is Zoloft (sertraline) sedating?

Zoloft (sertraline): All drugs have effects and side effects. Typically Zoloft (sertraline) and the other SSRI's cause insomnia (do not take before bedtime), but paradoxically, they can also cause somnolence, sleepiness and a feeling of the blahs- like your emotional spectrum is narrowed. Get a good psychiatric evaluation. ...Read more

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Is the term frigid used anymore for women?

Is the term frigid used anymore for women?

Older term: This is an older term for women with an abnormal disinterest in sex or an inability to orgasm even during masturbation. Regardless of the nomenclature, sexual health in women may require counselling and treatment if the problem persists and is interferring with women's life. ...Read more

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Is taking gabapentin, naproxen, flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and elavil together safe?

Is taking gabapentin, naproxen, flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and elavil together safe?

Combination of these: Meds does require medical supervision and follow up to minimize bad side effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Vivactil (Definition)

Vicactil is a secondary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more