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Prozac And Prednisone Together
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
Adipex and celexa (citalopram): You should ask a pharmacist to be absolutely sure. That being said, according to the packaging insert for adipex (phentermine), there are many drugs listed that should not be taken with it, but Celexa (citalopram) (an ssri) is not listed as one of them. So it should be safe. But again, check with a pharmacist. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. If you have an anxiety diagnosis (which is suggested by your interest in buspar), be aware that wellbutrin (bupropion) sometimes can aggravate anxiety. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is very handy to have around for many cases of depression, add, and smoking cessation, and is usually well-tolerated. But there is that potential for aggravating anxiety. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, if you must...: The three medications work in radically different ways in the nervous system, using different receptor pathways. As always, when using a combination of drugs, poly pharmacy, better be a very good reason for do it. The side effects multiply with the number of medications used. ...Read more
Adipex-P + Celexa (citalopram): You should avoid this combo if you can. Ssris such as Celexa (citalopram) may potentiate the pharmacologic response to sympathomimetic drugs such as Adipex-P (phentermine). You may experience jitteriness, racing thoughts, stomach cramps, dry eyes, palpitations, tremors, and restlessness. There is also a risk of potentially serious condition known as serotonin syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not recommended: Adipex is no longer marketed in the usa. It increases release of norepinephrine and Dopamine from their terminals and inhibits their reuptake. Effexor (venlafaxine) inhbits reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine. Combining the 2 could cause confusion, increased blood pressure or heart rate, loss of coordination, restlessness, sweating, tremor, vomiting, and other serious side effects. Please don't. ...Read more
only: Only if your dr prescribed it this way; the only normal situation to do this is because you are decreasing one and increasing the other (cross taper) with the goal of eventually end up with only one. Do not start/stop/mix meds without asking prescribing dr. Good luck. ...Read more
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Calming: Lorazepam might be temporarily prescribed early in the course of taking venlafaxine. At a low dose, the Lorazepam would be calming along with the venlafaxine. Used too much or too often, Lorazepam could cause confusion or memory lapses. Please ask your own prescribing doctor about any concerns with combining these medicines. ...Read more
Yes: However is not the best practice. You need to check with your dr. The best approach is to take just one at an appropriate dose. ...Read more
Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more
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