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Whats cyproheptadine hydrochloride?

Whats cyproheptadine hydrochloride?

Antihistamine.: This is an antihistamine used to treat allergic reactions (hay fever). It has other uses also, like treating nightmares related to post traumatic stress disorder, cases of serotonin syndrome, in serotonin producing carcinoid tumor, migraines in children and adolescents, and in the treatment of cyclical vomiting syndrome. It has side effects, like drowsiness, dizziness, and low growth hormone. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Sibutramine (Definition)

Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more


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Does viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) cause weight gain?

Does viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) cause weight gain?

Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride): There havent been any reports of weight gain, but people were complaining of weird dreams. ...Read more

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Does garcinia cambogia interfere with viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride)?

See below: No well known drug interactions are reported of this herb. However, more studies are required.See your md before making changes to your meds. ...Read more

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Why urispas (flavoxate hydrochloride) tablet used?

Why urispas
(flavoxate hydrochloride) tablet used?

Decrease symptoms: This medication is used to treat certain bladder/urinary tract symptoms. Flavoxate is a smooth-muscle relaxant. It works by relaxing the muscles in the bladder. Flavoxate helps to reduce leaking of urine, feelings of needing to urinate right away, frequent trips to the bathroom, and bladder pain. This medication does not treat the cause of your bladder symptoms (e.g., urinary tract infections). ...Read more

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What is demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

What is demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

An opioid analgesic: demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) or meperidine is a opioid-based pain medication. Its action, risks and side effects are somehwat similar to morphine. It can be dangerous if used in combination of certain antidepressants (such as SSRIs or MAOs). UNlike other narcotics (opioids) it does not constrict pupils. It is often used to reduce shivering after anesthesia. ...Read more

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Whats pramoxine hydrochloride?

Whats pramoxine hydrochloride?

Poison ivy?: It's a topical anesthetic for relief of pain and itching. ...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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Can periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (cyproheptadine) be useful in relieving serotonin induced migraine caused by an ssri? Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) has antiserotonin affinity. Head hurts..

Can periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (cyproheptadine) be useful in relieving serotonin induced migraine caused by an ssri? Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) has antiserotonin affinity. Head hurts..

Might be useful: Although Cyproheptadine is nominally an anti-histamine, it does have seratonin antagonistic effects, and, has been best used as a migraine preventative in years past. Since it is cheap, could try it, but likely should start low dose and aim for about 4mg every 6 hrs. May take about two weeks to decide success at the higher dose. ...Read more

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Wat medicine contains syrup of cetirizine hydrochloride and ambroxol hydrochloride?

Wat medicine contains syrup of cetirizine hydrochloride and ambroxol hydrochloride?

?: unfortunately no such preparation in the US that I know of, guaifenesin can produce the same effect as ambroxol, loosen phlegm, at any rate if really sick , see your doctor for yourself or your child ...Read more

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Where can I buy didrex, tenuate, mazanor, adipex-p, ionamin, (phentermine) bontril and merida?

"Meds": Please start on the web and learn everything you can about these products before you decide which one(s) are OK and safe! When you have settled this go to your pharmacy and see what the total costs of these meds would be. Very few people need all of the above without a very clear medical indication. ...Read more

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Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) an effective medication for anxiety?

Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) an effective medication for anxiety?

Yes: Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) is a new class of antidepressant. I have found it useful for anxiety as well as depression. It has different side effects than the others so might benefit people who didn't tolerate others well. No weight gain and maybe less sexual dysfunction, but can cause a lot of nausea and diarrhea and must be taken with food. ...Read more

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Does hydroxyzine HCl boost the opiate drug effect?

Does hydroxyzine HCl boost the opiate drug effect?

Apparently, yes.: Hydroxyzine is used with opioid analgesics to increase their pain-killing ability of a given dose of opioid, and lower the quantity needed to stop a given level of pain, and/or stop some side effects of opioids like itching, nausea, and vomiting. ...Read more

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Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) often prescribed for anxiety?

Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) often prescribed for anxiety?

No, mostly.: But that's because it's a really new drug, so it's not prescribed "often" for anything! It IS an antidepressant, and all antidepressants are also used as antianxiety meds. This is because depression and anxiety are often considered to be flip sides of the same coin within psychiatry. If you are not comfortable with idea of the med, talk to your doc. Otherwise, maybe try it and see how it goes? ...Read more

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Is phentermine addictive?

Is phentermine addictive?

Possibly: Phentermine is a stimulant medications to help with appetite, it can alter mood, and for some people that could be addicting. Signs that it is being abused would be taking more than prescribed, using it for unintented purposes, causing impairment with relationships, work etc. Some people may be on Phentermine for a relitively long period of time for obesity, that alone may not be addiction. ...Read more

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Can I take sibutramine hydrochloride monohydrate capsules, while breast-feeding?

Can I take sibutramine hydrochloride monohydrate capsules, while breast-feeding?

Possibly hazerdous: This appetite suppressant/antidepressant has few studies of its effect on breast feeding.It has characteristics that make it similar to some that cross into bm easily & persist for lengthy periods. It is classified as L4 or potentially hazardous in the publication "medications and mothers milk"t.Hall, 14ed, 2010. ...Read more

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What is sibutramine's mechanism of action?

What is sibutramine's mechanism of action?

Sibutramine/Meridia: Abbot labs voluntarily pulled sibutramine from the us market in 2010 because clinical trials showed increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Many other countries followed suit. It inhibits central reuptake of dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin -- serotonin mechanism may increase satiety; ne one may increase metabolic rate. Some generic forms may be available, but not by prescription. ...Read more

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Can I safely use sibutramine to reduce weight?

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Can I safely use sibutramine to reduce weight?

Sibutramine: This is a chemical related to amphetamine. It has been withdrawn from the market due to cardiovascular events & strokes. ...Read more

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What are the chances sibutramine will help me lose weight? And will it have an effect on the medication I am already on?

See you MD: Patients taking sibutramine may achieve a 5-10% reduction from their baseline weight. Additionally, sibutramine-assisted weight loss has been accompanied by improvement in blood lipids (e.G, cholesterol)..The best appetite suppressant is eating correctly. If you're having trouble with your weight please see your physician for follow-up. ...Read more

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Does sibutramine cause chest pain?

Yes: The drug has been removed from the market about a year ago because of an increased incidence of heart attack and stroke. ...Read more

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How to reduce insomnia while taking sibutramine?

How to reduce insomnia while taking sibutramine?

Sleep hygiene: I agree with dr ali. Here is info on sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on. ...Read more

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33 yo female I was taking vitaccino coffee (sibutramine) for a month and did not know that I was pregnant1-2 weeks How it will effect fetus?

33 yo female I was taking vitaccino coffee (sibutramine) for a month and did not know that I was pregnant1-2 weeks
How it will effect fetus?

Not going to: Sibutramine was called meridia for weight loss ;it is a serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor like effexor and cymbalta, catagory c in pregnancy which means it has affected lab.animals but none known in humans and many pregnant woman were on these without effects to fetus, but stop all meds now till you speak with your obgyn.,never smoke, take care of the baby ;eat /sleep well, don't worry. ...Read more

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Will sibutramine induces infertility of women? What r the major side effects of it?

Will sibutramine induces infertility of women? What r the major side effects of it?

Not available: Sibutramine was used as an adjunct to diet for weight loss in people with obesity. However it was associated with an increased risk of stroke and heart attack and was removed from the market in the United States, and most other industrialized countries. ...Read more

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I am currently taking metformin and spirolactone. Will I have a bad reaction if i sibutramine along with the medication I am taking? What will occur?

I am currently taking metformin and spirolactone. Will I have a bad reaction if i sibutramine along with the medication I am taking? What will occur?

???: Silbutramine was taken off the market in most of the civilized world several years ago because of cardiac concerns. Why are you still receiving it? ...Read more

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Is it safe to take sibutramine and sertraline at the same time?

Is it safe to take sibutramine and sertraline at the same time?

NO: I would not suggest taking sibtramine at all. The manufacturer stopped producing sibutramine because a clinical study showed that users of it had an increased risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. It is no longer available in the us, and you should not be using it. Please with your doctor about this, and other options for weight control. ...Read more

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Can I take sibutramine if I am on the Depo-Provera shot?

Can I take sibutramine if I am on the Depo-Provera shot?

Not a good idea: I would not suggest taking sibtramine at all. The manufacturer stopped producing sibutramine because a clinical study showed that users of it had an increased risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. It is no longer available in the us, and you should not be using it. Please with your doctor about this, and other options for weight control. ...Read more

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Can sibutramine affect erectile dysfunction?

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Can sibutramine affect erectile dysfunction?

Affect?: Not sure what you mean by "affect". Yes there may be sporadic reports but I couldn't find any evidence that sibutramine causes erectile dysfunction, although its reason (indication) for use is obesity, which is linked to ED. In fact, I couldn't find any "effect" of sibutramine on ED, whether making it better or worse. Check out http://www.drugs.com/sfx/sibutramine-side-effects.html. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use isotretinoin (for acne) and sibutramine(weight reducing drug) together ?

Is it safe to use isotretinoin (for acne) and sibutramine(weight reducing drug) together ?

Sibutramine: Sibutramine is no longer available in the U.S. The manufacturer has decided to stop producing sibutramine based on information from a recent clinical study. In this study, people taking sibutramine had an increased risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. If you are currently taking sibutramine, you should stop taking this medication and call your doctor to discuss switching. ...Read more

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Can sibutramine (appetite suppressant) and xenical (weight loss pill) safely be taken at the same time?

Can sibutramine (appetite suppressant) and xenical (weight loss pill) safely be taken at the same time?

No interactions: There are no significant interactions reported when combining Meridia and xenical. However each medication brings its own side effect profile along for the ride and there is not much evidence that the combining the two adds much in the way of efficacy. ...Read more

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Whats pramoxine hydrochloride?

Poison ivy?: It's a topical anesthetic for relief of pain and itching. ...Read more

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Whats cyproheptadine hydrochloride?

Antihistamine.: This is an antihistamine used to treat allergic reactions (hay fever). It has other uses also, like treating nightmares related to post traumatic stress disorder, cases of serotonin syndrome, in serotonin producing carcinoid tumor, migraines in children and adolescents, and in the treatment of cyclical vomiting syndrome. It has side effects, like drowsiness, dizziness, and low growth hormone. ...Read more

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What is lidocaine hydrochloride jelly?

What is lidocaine hydrochloride jelly?

Toipical anesthetic: Lidocaine jelly is a topical anesthetic used to numb the skin or to dull pain in the skin. ...Read more

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Meridia (Definition)

Meridia is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more