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Can garcinia cambogia cause green stool and is it safe to take with Lamictal and Abilify (aripiprazole)?
Garcinia Cambogia: called the "Holy Grail" of "natural" weight loss supplements does not cause green stools but CAN CAUSE DIARRHEA. It's "safe" to take with Lamictal and Abilify (aripiprazole) but the question you should be asking is if its effective!!!!! The scientific evidence is lacking! Hope this helps! Happy New Year Dr Z ...Read more
Is oil of oregano safe to take with my other meds? Zoloft, (sertraline) avapro, phentermine, phenergen, paracetamol and ibuprofen?
See below: The first question is why are you taking oil of oregano? What is your purpose for using it? Despite the hype, there is no persuasive evidence to demonstrate that oil of oregano does anything useful in or on our bodies. And while it is popular, there is no science to support the use of oil of oregano for any medical condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take ritalin and strattera and Zoloft and wellbutrin (bupropion) and omega 3 with ginko biloba together ?
Polypharmacy: Two stimulants + two antidepressants + two supplements is a lot of chemical! A physician and/or pharmacist should review this regimen and the doses. Ginko can enhance the effects of some antidepressants so dose modification may be in order. Many of these products are metabolized by the liver, so monitoring of your liver functions would be wise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take Neurontin , Trileptal and Buspar (buspirone) with garcinia cambogia , zen cleanse and green coffee?
Diet pills : Why would you want to risk it? These products will not in any way lead you to real or lasting weight loss. ...Read more
Yes: no clear evidence but I dont see an issue ...Read more
See your doctor : I think you meant Brintellix. I recommend my patients to check for drug interactions on Drugs.com. According to this tool, you may be at risk for Serotonin Syndrome with the combination of Trazodone and Brintellix. This is not absolute. Your doctor will need to monitor you closely. Talk to your doctor and learn the symptoms or side effects for which you need to watch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm currently taking risperdone, Artane, Lexapro, (escitalopram) and Lamictal. Is it safe to use passion flower with those for insomnia?
Talk to your doctor : In general, I recommend patients to not combine their psychiatric medications with herbals. Based upon my review of Passion flower, increased drowsiness is the main risk. Some herbals increase the risk of Serotonin syndrome when combined with psych meds. I did not see any reports of this with Passion flower. Talk to your doctor before combining your meds with any herbal preparations. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Is Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 150mg and Zoloft 50mg a safe combination to take? I've read a lot of mixed answers.
SHOULD BE OK: This is not an unusual combination and is worth trying a Zoloft is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor and Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake blocker. So these two medications augment each other. The doses that you are trying are certainly conservative enough. ...Read more
I am currently taking lexapro Wellbutrin (bupropion) and alprazolam. Is it safe to take vyvanse with these medications?
It may not be: Wellbutrin (bupropion) has a well-known potential side effect of producing seizures (usually in higher doses like 450mg/day and in seizure-prone individuals) and Vyvanse may compound that risk. I am not a fan of alprazolam use in most people, particularly those with depression. Sounds like your depression has been significant, and perhaps you should consider a second opinion from another psychiatrist. ...Read more
Interactions: Assuming you are taking "normal" levels of vitamins, I wasn't able to find any potential interactions between vitamins and either effexor (venlafaxine) or seroquel. Just to be sure - I would not start a vitamin regimen or stop one if you are taking these 2 meds. I might suggest NOT taking them together but there wasn't any interactions I could find. Obviously if something happens stop the vitamins. ...Read more
Any interaction between using the herbs valerian roots and borago and taking antidepressants venlafaxine 37.5 (modified release) and risperidone?
Don't mix meds: Even though i specialize in natural medicine I do not have patients mix natural and pharmaceutical meds unless it is clear that there is no negative interaction. You are talking about two types of mood disorder treatments and i suggest that you do not mix them. One or the other, with guidance from a professional, is best. ...Read more
Hello I take slimquick weightloss for women. My regular meds include xeljanz cymbalta (duloxetine) levothyroxine and hydrocodone. Are these safe to take 2gether?
I take trazadone, abilify, (aripiprazole) sertaline and adderall, is there a chance of overdose with this mixture of medicine?
Always: Always a possibility of overdose, but if taken as prescribed by your doctor, there should be no issues. Many drugs go through the same pathways for how they get broken down, so one may be absorbed more than another depending on the day. If concerned with your medication cocktail, ask your doctor who is prescribing them to go over them again with you as to why each is necessary. ...Read more
I currently take antidepressants such as Prozac, Wellbutrin, (bupropion) and metformin. Can I take a fat burner with it with shredZ?
It does not work But: Shredz contains green tea extract,Cayenne PepperExtract&Vitamin B5(Pantothenic Acid).It is rather expensive and there is no scientific study to support it as a fat burner or weight loss pill.The manufactures claim it wirks.We can not recommend it's use If you still want to use it.Talk to your doctor if it is ok to use. Only way you can loose weight and fat is by low carb,low calorie diet&exercise ...Read more