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Tolcapone (Overview)

Tolcapone is a dopamine affecting agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug (brain and nerve drug).


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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

Tolcapone (Overview)

Tolcapone is a dopamine affecting agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug (brain and nerve drug).


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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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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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What exactly is a mental health check?

What exactly is a mental health check?

Wellness screen: A mental health check is brief screening of emotional, social and occupational functioning that is often done as a part of a annual medical check-up. Mental health checks are a good way of identifying people who have undiagnosed but very treatable mental health concerns. ...Read more

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Define health is wealth?

Definition: Good health, mental , physical & spiritual, leads to enjoyment of life to its fullest. Wealth without good health cannot provide any quality to your life. Thus goes this saying! health leads to wealth, but not vice versa! ...Read more

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Friend on kombiglyze (5 mg sexaglyptin,1000 mg metformin)& blisto (4 mg glimpride ,1000 mg metformin)once daily.Fasting comes 110 & PP 200.Help.

Friend on kombiglyze (5 mg sexaglyptin,1000 mg metformin)& blisto (4 mg glimpride ,1000 mg metformin)once daily.Fasting comes 110 & PP 200.Help.

Diabetes non cot: Your friend should address this issue. How old she is, 43??, for how long has been managed with this medications ? and is an endocrinologist doing the management? For me is difficult to manage her. She requires a Diabetologist, to go over the medications, have a full diabetic panel, She probably will require to start insulin, and very close follow up. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Parkinson's drug sinemet and stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone)?

What is the difference between Parkinson's drug sinemet and stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone)?

COMT inhibitor: Entacaptone is a selective catecholamine-o methyl transferase (comt) inhibitor that increases the bioavailabilty of dopamine. Like Carbidopa in sinemet it does not cross the blood brain barrier. Stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is a combination of l dopa, Carbidopa and entacaptone. Sinemet is a combination of Carbidopa and l-dopa. ...Read more

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Please describe the most prevalent childhood disease?

Please describe the most prevalent childhood disease?

Asthma: The most prevalent chronic childhood disease is asthma. Prevalence is the total number of children with the disease at the current time. For asthma, the prevalence is about 10% of children. For childhood acute illnesses that go away after a short while, colds are the most common (usually caused by rhinoviruses). ...Read more

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Can od prescribe medicine?

DO?: Did you mean a do, doctor of osteopathy? If that's what you meant, then yes they can prescribe medicine. ...Read more

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Is cdp choline, magnesium, acetyl L-carnitine and lipoic acid MAO inhibitors?

Is cdp choline, magnesium, acetyl L-carnitine and lipoic acid MAO inhibitors?

NO: In general, MAO inhibitors refer to specific prescription antidepressant drugs & are highly regulated. Many foods & herbs have mild MAO inhibiting actions, such as carrots, chocolate, coffee, ginger, grape & onions,but these effects are not clinically significant & they don't need to be avoided if on a med that interacts with MAO inhibitors: http://www.botanical-online.com/english/vegetalmaois.htm ...Read more

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Can parkinson's. Medicine give me highbood pressure i taking mirapex. 1.5. Mg amantadine 100mg azilect (rasagiline). 1 mg. ?

Can parkinson's. Medicine give me  highbood pressure 
i taking mirapex. 1.5. Mg amantadine 100mg azilect (rasagiline). 1 mg. ?

PD MEDS & HTN: There is no evidence in the medical literature that Mirapex, Azilect (rasagiline) and Amantadine will increase the blood pressure however if the Parkinson's patient has orthostatic hypotension dopamine agonist such as Mirapex can worsen it. I have not seen Mirapex, Amantadine or Azilect (rasagiline) increase blood pressure in my patients. ...Read more

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What is lithium prescribed for ?

What is lithium prescribed for ?

Why Lithium: There are a number of reasons for prescribing lithium, some of which are off-label. Lithium is commonly prescribed to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder. Other reasons include assisting with anger management by decreasing explosive episodes. Another is to augment or boost the antidepressant effects from antidepressants. ...Read more

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Azd 6244- mek inhibitor- a selective mitogen-activated protein kinase (mek) inhibitor. Mk 2206- akt inhibitor. Why prescription for me? It ? Nsclc/mets

Azd 6244- mek inhibitor- a selective mitogen-activated protein kinase (mek) inhibitor.    Mk 2206-  akt inhibitor.  Why  prescription for me? It ? Nsclc/mets

Molecular targeting: These agents are designed to selectively knock out key pathways your tumor may use to grow. Presumably you already had your tumor tested for these different mutations. Ask the doctor offering these options to explain their rationale. These are investigational studies and many of the treatment costs may be covered-ask. ...Read more

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Taking 6 300mg gabapenten dail y with stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) does GABA affect vision? I have difficulty reading , just got new bifocals june tx

Taking 6 300mg gabapenten dail y with stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone)  does GABA affect vision?
I have difficulty reading , just got new bifocals  june tx

Yes: All meds have side effects and some are dose related. Because you already wear bifocals, you may need to have them strengthened. This med can also effect processing centrally and affect the need at near. ...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 the term frigid used anymore for women?

Is the term frigid used anymore for women?

Older term: This is an older term for women with an abnormal disinterest in sex or an inability to orgasm even during masturbation. Regardless of the nomenclature, sexual health in women may require counselling and treatment if the problem persists and is interferring with women's life. ...Read more

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Can i take cinnarzine tabs. Togther with my deppresion therapy(10 mg escitalopram+25mg amitriptyline)&my hypertension therapy (10 mg zestril)?

Can i take cinnarzine tabs. Togther with my deppresion therapy(10 mg escitalopram+25mg amitriptyline)&my hypertension therapy (10 mg zestril)?

Interactions: Escitalopram and Elavil (amitriptyline) may cause a rare problem known as seritonin syndome. Elavil and Lisinopril (zestril) may lover your blood pressure at the beginning of treatment or with any dose increase, causing dizziness; they may also increase your heart rate. Be careful when you stand up and do so slowly at first. ...Read more

Tasmar (Definition)

Tasmar is a dopamine affecting agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more