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Can rhodiola interact with sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa)?

Probably not bad: I had to look up rhodiola as that was one i had never heard of. There are no reasons, at least theoretically, that the two should be a problem. I did a literature search and there are no articles in the medical literature looking at rhodiola and sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa). There are some laboratory papers that suggest rhodiola should be helpful in pd, but i could not find any clinical studies in people. ...Read more

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What is the maximum dosage per day for Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) tablets?

What is the maximum dosage per day for Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) tablets?

Variable, but: In my experience, the maximum Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) dosing is the 25/250 tab four times daily, and if this seems to wear off, one can add Comtan (entacapone). Problem with going too high with L-DOPA is incidence of dyskinesias. ...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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Does seroquel or escitalipram interfere with stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) and/or requip?

Does seroquel or escitalipram interfere with stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) and/or requip?

Parkinson's psych meds: Main risks are ekg changes with Lexapro (escitalopram) and seroquel that should be monitored, and an increased risk of lowered blood pressure upon standing with the seroquel and requip. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is taking Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg and methadone 5mg daily safe?

Is taking Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg and methadone 5mg daily safe?

Very safe: there is no interactions, however, with methadone it is always recommended to ask your physician for any medication intake even if the medication is OTC or vitamin. ...Read more

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Taking Stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) 125X6, Requip 6mg X2. What sinus medicine can I take?

Taking Stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) 125X6, Requip 6mg X2. What sinus medicine can I take?

Hard to know: Are you referring to prescription medication or over the counter formulations? Do you have a specific one in mind? You can also ask your local pharmacist and they should be able to help you answer this question. ...Read more

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How safe is the parkinson tablet sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa)?

How safe is the parkinson tablet sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa)?

Very safe: This medicine has been out for forty years and has been a miracle drug for pd patients. There are potential issues for people who have been on it for a long time or at high doses (ie fluctuations, dyskinesias), but nearly every pd patient who goes on it feels better. It will not damage your liver, kidneys or any other organ. Because of the above issues, it may not be the first med used in pd. ...Read more

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Is dosage of Zoloft (sertraline) equivalent to dosage of prozac?

Is dosage of Zoloft (sertraline) equivalent to dosage of prozac?

No: There is not a 1:1 relationship between doses of zoloft (sertraline) and prozac. Zoloft (sertraline) doses range from 25 to 200mg whereas Prozac ranges from 10mg to 80mg. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa)?

Please describe the medication: sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa)?

Carbidopa/levodopa: Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) is a combination drug that contains Carbidopa and levodopa. It is most commonly prescribed for parkinson's disease but may also be prescribed for other conditions including restless legs syndrome. ...Read more

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Milligrams for 6 hour sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa)? What is the dosage for this medication?

Milligrams for 6 hour sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa)? What is the dosage for this medication?

Dosages : Dosages are adjusted for the specific needs of each patient - there is no standard dose for any specific time period. Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) comes in carbadopa-levodopa doses of 10-100, 25-250, and 25-100. These can be combined and given at various times throughout the day to best relieve the symptoms of parkinson's disease. If you are not sure of your dose or the dose of someone you are caring for, you need to call the doctor that prescribed the medication to clarify. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the recommended taper schedule when discontinuing sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa)?

Slowly: Depends on dosing/schedule, but its very important to taper very slowly. It would be best to call your prescribing doctor and have them give you a clear tapering schedule. ...Read more

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10 mg Lexapro (escitalopram) with 50 mg tramadol okay to take?

10 mg Lexapro (escitalopram) with 50 mg tramadol okay to take?

It depends.: Some people may be very sensitive to low doses of meds, especially if you have liver disease or your liver enzymes are slow metabolizers of drugs. You could develop serotonin syndrome w/ low doses of Lexapro (escitalopram) & tramadol. Let your doctor know if you experience nausea, flushing, diarrhea, headaches, profuse sweating, muscle twitching, rigidity, confusion, hallucinations or seizures. ...Read more

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Can silenor wellbutrin (bupropion) sr and GABA supplements be taken safely together?

Can silenor wellbutrin (bupropion) sr and GABA supplements be taken safely together?

Not needed: Wellbutrin (bupropion) and silenor can be taken within the same day -- separately, usually. Silenor is a sleep medication and wellbutrin (bupropion) sr can be activating (better taken in morning). If using silenor, you should not take GABA supplements since they can be sedating also. ...Read more

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How effective is this medicine for treating Parkinson's disease: sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) (carbidopa-levodopa)?

Probably the best: This medication has never been supplanted, and is still the standard to treat the Parkinsonian issue with dopamine depletion. ...Read more

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Is zoloft's dopaminergic effect dose dependant like effexor's noradrenalinergic effect?

Is zoloft's dopaminergic effect dose dependant like effexor's noradrenalinergic effect?

Zoloft (sertraline): Yes it is. Dopamin reuptake inhibition increases as dose increase. ...Read more

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Is DEXEDRINE, prozac, and wellbutrin xl combo safe?

Is DEXEDRINE, prozac, and wellbutrin xl combo safe?

Not at all!: These do together with major risks between ALL! Don't just stop them but DO contact your Dr immediately and if there's any delay, find a good pharmacist to help you deal with this bad situation. This link might show you the risks but you can search them if it fails: But best is a Dr or pharmacist: https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=843-4506,1115-648,440-203 Please be careful!!! ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg treat ocd?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg treat ocd?

Possibly: Zoloft (sertraline) can be used to treat ocd. 50-200 mgs daily is the recommended dosing. Some may require more. Can take up to 12 weeks to see the full effect. Always discuss dosing with the prescribing phsyician and remember cbt for OCD is extremely helpful alone or in combination with medications such as zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) sr and silenor be taken together safely?

Yes -- if prescribed: Usually one would take wellbutrin (bupropion) in the morning, and then silenor before bedtime (if needed). In some people wellbutrin (bupropion) can be activating. If prescribed by your physician, both are safe to take in the same day. ...Read more