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Side effects of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) prescription?

Side effects of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) prescription?

A few: It can cause eye problems so you need to see an ophthalmologist and peridoic screenings. Other than that we see a few people who have increased skin pigmentation called "plaquenil ochronosis". There are others but these the most prominent. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Soriatane (Definition)

Soriatane is a topical anti-parasite agent which is a ...Read more


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Neoral (cyclosporine) 100 mg side effects and safety?

Neoral (cyclosporine) 100 mg side effects and safety?

THis is a brand of: Cyclosporine a. It is safe with monitoring of therapeutic drug levels. Side effects include renal insufficiency, hypertension, fluid retention and fine tremor. ...Read more

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What dosage for methotrexate tablets are safe?

What dosage for methotrexate tablets are safe?

Up to 25 mg weekly: Standard Methotrexate doses for RA and rheumatologic diseases are up to 25 mg weekly. With any dose of methotrexate, routine lab studies are necessary to screen for side effects. ...Read more

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Are imuran (azathioprine) tablets effective?

Are imuran (azathioprine) tablets effective?

Quite Effective: Imuran (azathioprine) is usually prescribed as an immune suppressant in transplant patients, for rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's and ulcerative colitis. It has been found to be quite effective in these conditions. ...Read more

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Daily dosage for bupropionhcl?

Daily dosage for bupropionhcl?

Varies by response: Bupropion comes in several verstions--immediate release, twoce daily dosage form, and once-daily doseage form. Typical ranges are 200 to 450 mg a day. 450 mg is the maximum recommended doses because there is an increased risk of seizures above that dose. As with all antidepressants, the dose any individual needs varies and depends on condition being treated and side effects. ...Read more

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How dose such a small maintenance dose of prednisone 5 mg daily w/ plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) prevent my lupus flares more than plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) alone? It works great.

How dose such a small maintenance dose of prednisone 5 mg daily w/ plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) prevent my lupus flares more than plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) alone?  It works great.

Can help!: While plaquenyl is a slow acting but effective drug, Prednisone is used in much higher doses in active sle. There are a number of reasons you might feel so much better on a low (5mg) dose: 1.Plaquenyl has not fully kicked in. 2. Arthritis (non-deforming) or arthralgias associated with the disease will have substantial pain relief with a dose this low. 3. You will get a modest energy boost at 5mg! ...Read more

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Is prednisone and humira (adalimumab) used together okay?

Is prednisone and humira (adalimumab) used together okay?

Yes, but............: Humira (adalimumab) should greatly reduce and even eliminate the need for prednisone, which is best used in rescue doses when arthritis flares! ...Read more

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I was prescribed Prozac 40 mg, Ritalin 10 mg, Concerta 108 mg, Remeron 30 mg and Risperdal 3 mg. Is this number of drugs safe?

I was prescribed Prozac 40 mg, Ritalin 10 mg, Concerta 108 mg, Remeron 30 mg and Risperdal 3 mg. Is this number of drugs safe?

Depends...: on what you and your doctor decide together. There are theoretically some interactions among the drugs you've listed, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you will experience them. It's difficult to know all of the possible interactions when you have this many medications in combination. Some of the drugs' metabolism could be affected or you may have increased risk of side effects. ...Read more

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Side effects and effectiveness of orencia (abatacept) mediCation?

Side effects and effectiveness of orencia (abatacept) mediCation?

Watch for infections: Orencia (abatacept) is approved to treat moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. Typically it is prescribed when disease modifying anti rheumatic drugs (DMARDS) are not effective. The most common DMARD is methotrexate. Orencia (abatacept) is usually prescribed in combination with methotrexate but sometimes is given alone. Orencia (abatacept) is quite effective for many but not all people. It's main side effect: infections. ...Read more

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Acetaminophen/hydrocodone 5/500 maximum recommended doses?

Acetaminophen/hydrocodone 5/500 maximum recommended doses?

Ask the doctor: Ask the doctor who gave the prescription. The 500 is the amount of tylenol (acetaminophen) in the tablet. The total daily dose should not be more than 3000mg or 6 tablets. The maximum dose may be less in some people due to liver or kidney problems. Please ask the doctor who gave the medications. Taking too much can result in liver problems, addiction, or drug dependence. ...Read more

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Is taking pamelor nortriptyline (generic name) 10 mg at bedtime effective?

Is taking pamelor nortriptyline (generic name) 10 mg at bedtime effective?

Pamelor (nortriptyline): At that low dose, not effective for depression, although other conditions ncan be helped, such as neurogenic pain and sleep. ...Read more

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Effexor (venlafaxine) 150mg, Zoloft 100mg and Albuterol 8mg. Side Effects? Interactions?

Effexor (venlafaxine) 150mg, Zoloft 100mg and Albuterol 8mg. Side Effects? Interactions?

Curious about why: the combo of zoloft and effexor (venlafaxine). Both can increase serotonin levels. Although we classically think of serotonergic syndrome occurring with highly serotonergic levels - sometimes the person can actually be on doses that are not that high. ...Read more

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On arava (leflunomide) 20mg, enbrel 50mg weekly, methotrexate 25mg. Any other rheumatologist prescribed this for psoriasis/psor. Arthitis?I'm worried about my liver.

On arava (leflunomide) 20mg, enbrel 50mg weekly, methotrexate 25mg. Any other rheumatologist prescribed this for psoriasis/psor. Arthitis?I'm worried about my liver.

Follow laboratory: You are correct that liver problems are risk with this regimen. Your physician needs to be certain that you are followed closely and correctly. Your own responsibility is to refrain from alcohol, and be certain no additional medicines you take do not worsen this risk. If you are concerned you need to discuss this with your physician. There are other therapy choices available. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Acitretin (Definition)

Acitretin is a topical anti-parasite agent which is a ...Read more