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Bought some Mucinex dm today for cough and chest congestion. I also take 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram). Drugs dot com says major interactions. Uhhhh? Can I take?

Bought some Mucinex dm today for cough and chest congestion. I also take 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram). Drugs dot com says major interactions.  Uhhhh? Can I take?

Ask pharmacist or Dr: This is very troubling indeed. And everything I've read supports what you found. Don't risk a potentially life-threatening interaction but do try to find an alternative to Lexapro (escitalopram) w/ your doctor. It's not the guaifenesin part, so you could take Mucinex pills and gargle w/ salt water for throat pain and drink honey-lemon-tea-(bit of bourbon). Sorry, but you actually may find this to work better! ...Read more

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Pseudoephedrine (Definition)

Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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Can i take sudafed (pseudo ephedrine only), Mucinex (guaifenesin) (expectorant and decongestant), and nyquil all at once?

Can i take sudafed (pseudo ephedrine only), Mucinex (guaifenesin) (expectorant and decongestant), and nyquil all at once?

Probably ok: Sudafed and Mucinex (guaifenesin) certainly can be taken together and adding nyquil at bedtime is probably not harmful. Your pharmacist who knows all the ingredients and actions of these medications is very qualified to advise you,however. ...Read more

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Currently using albuterol sulfate inhaler and taking loratadine (both prescribed). Any interaction concerns if i take Mucinex (guaifenesin) as well?

Currently using albuterol sulfate inhaler and taking loratadine (both prescribed).  Any interaction concerns if i take Mucinex (guaifenesin) as well?

Medications: You do not have to worry, you can take all 3, but if your using Mucinex (guaifenesin) to treat mucus from asthma you need to see an allergist, get tested to determine your triggers and control your asthma better. ...Read more

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What flu drugs contain pseudoephedrine and are comparable to nyquil d?

What flu drugs contain pseudoephedrine and are comparable to nyquil d?

Several over the cou: Several behind the the counter medicines contain psedoephedrine and and are similar to nyquil, you need to sign for it and show id, due to abuse of Pseudoephedrine by many.You can still get it without rx. ...Read more

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I was wondering did risperdal's manufacturer provide insufficient warning labels regarding its adverse effects?

I was wondering did risperdal's manufacturer provide insufficient warning labels regarding its adverse effects?

They did provide: Medication side effects are supposed to be revealed by the drug developer. However, it may take several years of use in real life settings before certain side effects are fully appreciated, evaluated and understood. ...Read more

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I'm in toprol (metoprolol) xr, synthroid, vitamin d and miralax daily. Are their any interactions between these?

I'm in toprol (metoprolol) xr, synthroid, vitamin d and miralax daily. Are their any interactions between these?

Not realy: Orthostatic hypotension, limb discomfort, dysarthria. In about 3 people from a group of 80 patients study especially female above the age of 50 years old. Good luck. ...Read more

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Claritin, (loratadine) marijuana, and azithromycin. Any interactions between those 3?

Claritin, (loratadine) marijuana, and azithromycin. Any interactions between those 3?

Maybe: The claritin, (loratadine) Azithromycin & mj do not adversely interact. However, mj & Azithromycin may affect the cardiac rhythm. Please consider discontinuation of mj since it may have deleterious long term consequences. ...Read more

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Safety and side effects of mixing certain perscription drugs with guanfacine?

Safety and side effects of mixing certain perscription drugs with guanfacine?

Ask pharmacist: This cannot be answered well without knowing which prescription drugs you are talking about. www.drugs.com is a helpful website and you can also ask a pharmacist to see what drugs are not compatible when taken together. In general it is not wise to "mix" drugs. ...Read more

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Can i take zoloft, (sertraline) stribild, and tramadol together without any adverse reactions?

Can i take zoloft, (sertraline) stribild, and tramadol together without any adverse reactions?

Interactions: Several interactions are reported with these drugs, some potentially dangerous. Best to talk to your doctor about use of other medications with Stribild. ...Read more

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Can I take sudafed pe while breastfeeding? The pseudo ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) free one?

Can I take sudafed pe while breastfeeding? The pseudo ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) free one?

Sub if possible. : The oral bioavailability of phenylephrine is only about 40%, so the drug is unlikely to reach the infant in large amounts. However, intravenous or oral administration of phenylephrine might decrease milk production. Because no information is available on the use of oral phenylephrine during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. ...Read more

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Would you take trulicity? with the box warning and all the bad side effects

Would you take trulicity? with the box warning and all the bad side effects

YES: This drug is a proven SECOND line treatment for Type 2 Diabetes and I assume it is being prescribed by YOUR Primary Care or Diabetes Care Professional! The B oxed Warnings on ANY Prescription Drug include a litany of side effects etc etc Follow your Health Care Professional's advice Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Really .. well I'm currently on 70 mg Prozac, 15g XL Wellbutrin, Ritilian 60mg, 3 mg clonazapam, and lisinopril/HCTZ? Are those safe, my doctor prescribes them to me and said all was safe all together. When I look at the drug interaction checker the Well

Really .. well I'm currently on 70 mg Prozac, 15g XL Wellbutrin, Ritilian 60mg, 3 mg clonazapam, and lisinopril/HCTZ?  Are those safe, my doctor prescribes them to me and said all was safe all together. When I look at the drug interaction checker the Well

Interaction Risk Etc: Multiple interactions possible and though the side effects are usually mild they can become severe. Risks include Serotonin Syndrome (see Wikipedia), fluid accumulation, and even seizures. Your combination of activating, antidepressant, and sedating/tranquilizing meds is worth a close review. For e.g. clonazepam 3 mg daily is quite high in combo with the others. In psychotherapy too hopefully? ...Read more

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Are there any interactions of these medications? I take zofran, buspar, (buspirone) and xanax as needed.

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Are there any interactions of these medications? I take zofran, buspar, (buspirone) and xanax as needed.

Zofran/Buspar: Risk does exist when Zofran is taken with Buspar, (buspirone) due to raising the Serotonin (Serotonin syndrome), depending on the doses. Consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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I've taken Zofran, oral nasal decongestant, nasal spray(not Same ingredients) &.5 Ativan. Is this ok? I don't see any interactions with them online.

I've taken Zofran, oral nasal decongestant, nasal spray(not Same ingredients) &.5 Ativan. Is this ok? I don't see any interactions with them online.

Lots of meds: While classic interactions are not described for above meds I still believe you may be able to get rid of few. I assume that you have nausea, nasal congestion and anxiety? Would start by suggesting to stop the nasal decongestant and tapering the Ativan, which is high risk and habit forming. ...Read more

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I'm on Buspar (buspirone) and Celexa. What painkillers (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Excedrine, etc) are safe to take with these medications to combat a headache?

Headache: I understand your distress, Buspar (buspirone) is a medication for Anxiety; Celexa is for Depression. Both Buspar (buspirone) and Celexa can cause headache. See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, gradual decrease and then discontinuing these medication; Therapy for stress in your life to cope with unpleasant feelings and symptoms, Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation ...Read more