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Does taking pantaprazole domperidone dsr, revolol am50/5 and chlonofast .5mg effectg the lipid profile test?
Need generic: I need the generic names of the meds to help you. ...Read more
15yo son w/Zoloft-induced mania; stopped Zoloft. On Abilify (aripiprazole) 5mg & Trileptal 150mg bid for 3 wks. Want to titrate off. Safe titration schedule?
See your doctor.: Those are strong medications. It is best to follow closely with your physician on this one. Doing it on your own, and doing it wrong could cause harmful side effects like seizures. I know you are asking for a safe titration schedule, but due to the nature of these medications I would personally recommend not do this on your own. ...Read more
Pharmacy switched to generic version of metoprolol. Since switching I've gained 15 pounds. Can a generic brand cause weight gain? No problems on brand
It's possible, but..: It's possible, but I think it's very unlikely. The only way to know for sure would be to switch back and see if you lose the weight you gained. I notice you have Grave's disease, which affects your thyroid. It's more likely you need a higher dose of Synthroid (thyroxine). Or the new metoprolol could be making your Synthroid (thyroxine) less effective. Ask your doctor to check your TSH. That will help answer the question. ...Read more
Stent 02-11-2013. Three different generic plavix (clopidogrel). Anxiety after starting plavix (clopidogrel). Last one gave reaction. Could switching to brand plavix (clopidogrel) be better?
Possible: But another medication such as Effient may be a better alternative. Did you receive a drug eluting stent or was it bare metal? ...Read more
Does penicillin clash with metrol, diazepam, crestor, (rosuvastatin) plavix, asprin, benztrop, or coversil? Please, need some answers?
Ask treating doctor: I don't believe we can helpfully answer that type of question via this kind of portal. Please consult with your treating physician for a comprehensive answer. ...Read more
Metformin - side effects? Using this to counteract insulin resistance. Any comments on side effects etc?
See below most commo: Abnormal stools Changes in taste Muscle pain Difficulty breathing Lightheadedness or dizziness Nail problems Flu-like symptoms such as muscle pain, fever, chills, and weakness Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (heart palpitations). Flushing (a skin reddening, commonly on the face) Increased sweating Increased thirst ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ok to change to 1 daily dose 100mg lamictal for seizures which were controlled on 2x/d dose schedule? 1x/daily would work better for new 3rdshift job
Are there meds other than Lamictal to treat Bipolar? Googled Lamictal, as Dr. ordered & side effect profile worries me. Avoiding antipsychotics.
Depression, Anxiety: I understand your discomfort. Thank you for informing about insomnia and use of Concerta which can cause insomnia, Mania and emotional lability. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis of Depression or Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, gradual withdrawal of Concerta; and Therapy for stress - relationships, separation, unresolved feelings of hurt, resentment, lack of support, loneliness, work and finances. ...Read more
Comparing bystolic (nebivolol) 5 mg vs 80 mg propranolol. Whic bb is better for BP control, side effect, popularity of usage, and more helpful for cad. Thanks?
1st gen vs 2nd gen: Propranolol is a first generation bb and effective for heart rate control, panic attacks, migraines, angina and blood pressure control. It's very inexpensive. Bystolic (nebivolol) is new and expensive. They share the same potential adverse effects. Neither is a first line BP medicine. There are many better choices than a bb for BP control but both are good for cad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is lowering .5 increments safe to avoid risperdal withdrawals while adding latuda (lurasidone) 40 mg. 2-3 year use of risperdal. bipolar 1w/psychotic features.
Do testing: Everyone should have cholesterol checked and treated when levels are abnormal enough to cause damage. Other illness and meds can affect cholesterol. ...Read more
Does prediabetes interfere with response to SSRIs, mirtazapine, or atypical antipsychotics? Absorption, metabolism, elimination, etc.
Talk to your doctor : I am not aware of pre-diabetes interfering with these medications. However, just the opposite can occur. These medications can have an impact on the pre-diabetes. For instance, the triggering of diabetes is well documented with the atypical antipsychotics. SSRI's might enable some type two diabetics to have lower their oral hypoglycemic meds reduced. ...Read more
HDL 45, LDL 170 total 246 - doctor wants me to start statins. Concerned about sideffects/ intolerance. Are statins safe? Are side effects reversible?
Hep c: There has been an influx of new medications available for hep. C treatment, but I am not sure if those will be suitable for you. It depends on the stage of your liver disease (if it is full blown cirrhosis), the side effects of those might be bad enough to warrant their use. Also, your age might be a restrictive factor. All in all, each of that needs to be carefully considered with a physician. ...Read more
Are the brand name "synthroid" &levothyroxine equally effective? M taking synthroid. Can I switch 2 levothyroxine, looks like levothyroxine is cheaper
Levothyroxine is: cheaper since it's a generic, but the blood levels with Synthroid (thyroxine) are more consistent and reliable. It is a product with a "narrow therapeutic window" where generics can vary from batch to batch, company to company and prescription to prescription -- while the brand name product does not. If you can afford it, take the brand name drug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer