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On cholystramine for ibs, and just got put on toviaz (fesoterodine) for urine incontinence. Any information on these drugs?
Cholestyramine binds bile salts. It has numerous side effects...one which is constipation
Toviaz is an anticholinergic medication that prevents bladder spasm. Common side effect can be dry mouth and constipation.
Make sure your physicians are aware that you are on both of these meds. ...Read more
Please make: Any changes to your medications under medical supervision. Take care. ...Read more
They R fine together: Monodox is an antibiotic famously known as doxycycline. Toviaz (fesoterodine) is a long-termedication for overactive bladder (bladder spasm) and has no known interaction with monodox. I assume u are given Monodox for some type of infections, possibly 2x/day for about 10-14 days? So, I would take both as prescribed. If you experience significant side effects, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Take lithium 300mgs. Recently started Toviaz (fesoterodine) for bladder problem. Can taking Toviaz (fesoterodine) affect the lithium level. Had trouble with lithium toxicity before?
Should be safe: No significant interaction between these 2 meds has been found to exist. Always check with your doc if you develop any new symptoms ...Read more
I took 8 mg toviaz (fesoterodine) for the first time today not getting much relife so can I take 1azo for bladder control tonight. Having a lot of frequency im 76.
Can you tell me what to do if I'm on cholystramine for ibs, and just got put on toviaz (fesoterodine) for urine incontinence. Any advice?
OK to take both: However Toviaz (fesoterodine) should be taken at least 1 hour before cholystramine or 6 hours after to reduce any possible interference with absorption of the Toviaz (fesoterodine). Cholystramine binds bile within gastrointestinal tract & prevents it's reabsorption. It can also bind other substances & thus might bind Toviaz (fesoterodine) and render it ineffective. ...Read more
Is it okay to take toviaz (fesoterodine) during the day for urinary urgency and frequency and then amitriptyline at night for sleep?? Can they be taken together?
See my remark:
Toviaz (fesoterodine) is a once daily use as a anticholenergic -used for overactive bladder-
You can use Amitryptyline at night don't make it routine ...Read more
Minimal postertor bulge. Arthropathy. Mild bilateral foraminal encroachment L4-L5.Have OAB. Use toviaz (fesoterodine). Severe pain numb back. Leaking at nite. Related?
Here are some. ..: Every thing manifests in you always a result from multiple factors which you have accumulated over lifetime. What we can do for all illness is to identify if something can be modifiable through lifestyle adjustment, judicious use of medication and surgery so to allow our own body to undergo self-healing as much as possible with our residual strength. Based on these understanding, work with Doc... ...Read more
I always wake up 2-4x at night. Xanax, toviaz, (fesoterodine) tea haven't helped me sleep thru. Stomach sleepr, mouth breather. Fall back to sleep quick. Sleep study?
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more