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Doctor insights on: Vancomycin Warnings And Recalls

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Is there a black box warning re: taking sulfa drugs with Paxil (paroxetine) cr?

Is there a black box warning re: taking sulfa drugs with Paxil (paroxetine) cr?

No black box warning: No "black box warning" about sulfa drugs with paxil (paroxetine). It can inhibit many of the liver isoenzymes that metabolize other drugs, but there isn't a problem with sulfa drugs. ...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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Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

All relative: Compared to other products that fda is not doing much to control, i would say people who worry about anti-inflammatories are barking up the wrong tree. Have you looked at the wild claims herbal supplements make on rows upon rows of store shelves recently? There are all kinds of joint, sex, brain, liver health promoting products. Are they as safe as anti-inflammatories? Fda has no data and no idea. ...Read more

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Are you aware of the devastating side effects of floroquinolones, levaquin, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) etc. Why aren't patients warned of this?

Are you aware of the devastating side effects of floroquinolones, levaquin, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) etc. Why aren't patients warned of this?

Quinolones: I'm not sure what you mean by "the devastating side effects of fluoroquinolones". I have prescribed many, many, many doses myself to children and adolescents and they are overall safe. It is known that they can cause a reversible arthropathy and it is also known, and warned about every time I prescribe it, that they can cause tendonitis and tendon rupture rarely. Your doctor should mention this. ...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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Rosey particularly the cited side effects. Have you tried taking Fosamax (alendronate) yourself?

Rosey particularly the cited side effects. Have you tried taking Fosamax (alendronate) yourself?

Fosamax (alendronate) is for osteo: Most physicians rely on published studies with thousands of patients taking a drug that prove it works. Trying out a pill onesself is a trip back to the stone age. ...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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Day 4/7 1000mg Cipro (cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin) for epidydimitis. Read some horror stories of neuropathy/tendonitis from cipro (ciprofloxacin) - should I worry? warning signs? Exercise?

Day 4/7 1000mg Cipro (cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin) for epidydimitis. Read some horror stories of neuropathy/tendonitis from cipro (ciprofloxacin) - should I worry? warning signs? Exercise?

No exercise.: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) interferes with human DNA gyrase in maintaining tendon integrity and potentially rupture a tendon.As a matter of interest this occurs more in animals,like dogs.I would wait 3 weeks after completion of antibiotic therapy to help any weakened tendons to strengthen.Then you can be unleashed!(to exercise). believe the neuropathy comes from a different mechanism. ...Read more

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Friend rx'd "Suprep" for colonoscopy in 3 full doses am/pm/am. Drug instructions are TWO doses which worked 4 me. I'm worried about this off label rx?

Friend rx'd "Suprep" for colonoscopy in 3 full doses am/pm/am. Drug instructions are TWO doses which worked 4 me. I'm worried about this off label rx?

Go with instructions: Best to go with the instructions from your doctors office, or with something that has worked for you in the past. If you have a question about it, ask the pharmacist to look in to the matter. They will help you sort it out. You can always call the doctors office to make sure the instructions are intentional as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I hear many warnings on commercials about conflicts with ssris and other drugs, does that mean that ssris are unsafe?

I hear many warnings on commercials about conflicts with ssris and other drugs, does that mean that ssris are unsafe?

SSRI's: These anti-depressants are generally safe but need to managed by a competent physician who understands the interaction with other medications you may be taking. Also your pharmacist has a list of interactions he or she can make you aware of. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Ate there any interactions between synthroid, hydromet and levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Ate there any interactions between synthroid, hydromet and levaquin (levofloxacin)?

No: But i would recommend synthroid (thyroxine) to be taken always on its own without food either early in morning or bedtime for maximal absorption. ...Read more

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What kinds of anthrax worker safety guidelines have been issued?

What kinds of anthrax worker safety guidelines have been issued?

Check CDC: The centers for disease control [cdc] have issued guidelines about anthrax and worker safety. Check it out here: http://www.Bt.Cdc.Gov/agent/anthrax/work-safety/ our tax dollars at work! ...Read more

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Many reviews of women who've used Metrogel .75%, include women with side effects such as low blood pressure & syncoPe. Bad effects on Flagyl, scared?

Many reviews of women who've used Metrogel .75%, include women with side effects such as low blood pressure & syncoPe. Bad effects on Flagyl, scared?

Ignore scary stories: There is no way MetroGel could cause such symptoms. You're probably seeing scare stories from people who are making assumptions about what caused their symptoms. This is at least your third question about your unreasonable fear of MetroGel. Let's make it the last, OK? ...Read more

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Confused by prescription terms qid, qd, qhs, etc. Are there official guidelines for pharmacists for writing instructions on the labels on bottles? Any website?

Confused by prescription terms qid, qd, qhs, etc. Are there official guidelines for pharmacists for writing instructions on the labels on bottles? Any website?

Not for patients: Any good pharmacy would never write the abbreviated doctor shorthand on the bottle of medication you get. If you are unsure of anything, have them relabel the bottle in words that you can understand. If you are asking before the prescription is filled and you want to know, consult a pharmacy or medical shorthand manual on latin prescription abbreviations. ...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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Taking drugs fromwhileliving abroad, now with drugs from living in the states: mirapex, saphris, (asenapine) tianeptine, etizolam. Any drug interactions? Way to find doctors with whom can consult re these issues?

Taking drugs fromwhileliving abroad, now with drugs from living in the states: mirapex, saphris, (asenapine) tianeptine, etizolam. Any drug interactions? Way to find doctors with whom can consult re these issues?

Mental health expert: It sounds like you are taking medications for muscle problems like RLS and psychiatric issues as well as anxiety. Your best option is to cobnsult wiuth a neurologist or psychiatrist. Good luck! ...Read more

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In the recent news, McNeil has been found guilty of recalls dated in 2010. Are there new recalls we should be aware of?

In the recent news, McNeil has been found guilty of recalls dated in 2010. Are there new recalls we should be aware of?

Hard to believe not: In all products there are many such recalls - I expect you can do a web search to fine sites that do only that and those that specialize in different industries. Go look. Any list will be out of date in a short time, so you'd have to check regularly to be sure. It's sad but true. ...Read more