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What can I expect taking the emsam patch?

What can I expect taking the emsam patch?

Well tolerated: Everyone is different. I have had many people on the Emsam patch and have not had any difficulty with dietary interactions. At 6 mg/24 hours there is no fda warning. At 9 & 12 there is but the amount of tyramine containing food you would need to ingest to have an issue is huge. Most tolerate it very well. Avoiding cold preps can be a pain this time of year. Patch site irritation is usually mild. ...Read more

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The medication "emsam" will show up in drug tests for what?

The medication "emsam" will show up in drug tests for what?

Emsam: Emsam is selegiline, delivered in transdermal patches. It is an mao-b inhibitor, and is used to treat depression. It requires avoiding foods that contain tyramine; it can also interact with many medications: http://www.Drugs.Com/drug-interactions/selegiline, emsam.Html because of related metabolism, it could show up in drug tests for amphetamines. ...Read more

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Taper off emsam, how?

With your doctor: This is something you should only do in partnership with your doctor. ...Read more

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How effective is Emsam for treating depression?

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How effective is Emsam for treating depression?

EMSAM: Quite effective especially for resistant depression, however, strict dietary & other restrictions apply, as with other MAO inhibitors. ...Read more

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Is there any problem in taking emsam with advair discus?

Is there any problem in taking emsam with advair discus?

Yes www.drugs.com: Monitor: monoamine oxidase inhibitors (maois) can potentiate the cardiovascular adverse effects of beta-adrenergic agonists such as hypertension, palpitation, tachycardia, and chest pain. Management: cardiovascular status should be closely monitored during coadministration of beta-adrenergic agonists with maois or other agents that possess maoi activity. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the most likely discontinuation (withdrawal) symptoms for Emsam? Is there any information about Emsam discontinuation available online?

What are the most likely discontinuation (withdrawal) symptoms for Emsam?  Is there any information about Emsam discontinuation available online?

Most likely=none: While many people experience a discontinuation syndrome from SSRI's and SNRI's (usually irritability, "electric shock" sensations), I am unaware of any reported with EMSAM or seligiline. However, especially in higher doses, all MAO inhibitors should be discontinued AT LEAST 10 days before starting another antidepressant, to avoid hypertension and even hypertensive crisis. ...Read more

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How long should it take for side effects to go a away after stopping 9mg Emsam? Also how long after stopping selegine should side effects subside.

How long should it take for side effects to go a away after stopping 9mg Emsam? Also how long after stopping selegine should side effects subside.

Emsam: This question gets a little tricky because Emsam is a patch and elimination can be delayed because of tissue uptake of the drug. Generally, the FDA has advised a wash out period of at least 5-7 days on average. Although the effects of the drug should diminish gradually before this amount of time. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can i really eat anything with emsam 6mg? I am 5'7 with 138 pounds. My blood pressure is low (10/6). I don't eat a lot. No diet is ok?

Can i really eat anything with emsam 6mg? I am 5'7 with 138 pounds. My blood pressure is low (10/6). I don't eat a lot. No diet is ok?

Food is ok: Emsam can lower BP - tell your doctor if you're getting frequent or severe dizzy spells. Don't use over the counter decongestants, diet pills, or herbal remedies like st. John's wort. Most any food is okay. Your body mass index, based on your height and weight, is 21.5 which is absolutely perfect! ...Read more

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Does taking penicillin affect my patch?

Type of patch: What type of patch are you using . Many medicines are administered via patch. ...Read more

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I have a fentanyl 25mcg/hr patch. What is the best way to go about taking it?

I have a fentanyl 25mcg/hr patch. What is the best way to go about taking it?

Fentanyl: Place it on intact skin. Do not expect any benefit for about 6-8 hrs (provided the dose is effective). Also patch is to be changed every 72 hrs. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. After wearing hormone patch for ten yrs what should I expect when i stop?

Need expert advice. After wearing hormone patch for ten yrs what should I expect when i stop?

Hot flashes: Many women experience hot flases when stopping estrogen. Tapering the dose prior to stopping has not been shown to help but i do recommend it. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm on the butrans patch and was wondering if i wld get busted for taking Suboxone along with the patch?

What to do if i'm on the butrans patch and was wondering if i wld get busted for taking Suboxone along with the patch?

What is the point?: Why are you getting care for pain with a Buprenorphine patch and then adding to it? The amount of Buprenorphine in the patch is extremely small, relative to what is in a Suboxone tablet (2 to 8 mg). If you aren't honest with your physicians, how are they supposed to be helping you? If they do quantitative urine testing, they will see that the amount of Buprenorphine is higher than it should be. ...Read more

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From last two month I have black patch on my left side of my forhead .I am taking anti depretion medicen from last 7 years?

From last two month I have black patch on my left side of my forhead .I am taking anti depretion medicen from last  7 years?

Have it checked: Have a dermatologist take a look at that patch. It may not be related to medicine, it' probably a skin condition. Seborrheic keratosis is common, but others cannot be ruled out without an exam. ...Read more

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My husband and I are TTC been off patch for 3mon. Taking my BBT and my temp is not changing during ovulation is it possible that I am not ovulating?

My husband and I are TTC been off patch for 3mon. Taking my BBT and my temp is not changing during ovulation is it possible that I am not ovulating?

Possible.: What sort of patch have you been off of for 3 months? Are you using a BBT thermometer? I imagine you are, but just want to make sure. ...Read more

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I am prescribe the pain patch.Its delivers 50mg of th medicine for 72 hours. I want to stop taking. Because I am sick of problems, how to i withdraw?

I am prescribe the pain patch.Its delivers 50mg of th medicine for 72 hours. I want to stop taking. Because I am sick of problems, how to i withdraw?

Fentanyl Patch: It sounds like you are on the fentanyl patch - 50ug. The best way to get off this medication is by a very slow wean. I certainly would suggest you follow up with you prescribing doc. Most likely you will drop to a 25 patch for about 1-2 week, then even a 12.5 patch for 1-2weeks, then stop. Again pls follow with a doc - withdrawal is no fun. ...Read more

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First 24 hrs of taking the butrans 10 patch and no pain relief can I take something on top of this until it kicks it for instance hydro 5 until it sta?

First 24 hrs of taking the butrans 10 patch and no pain relief can I take something on top of this until it kicks it for instance hydro 5 until it sta?

Talk to MD, RPh: prescribers SHOULD know that pain patches may take 24-36 hours to get to levels that may relieve pain, and they also should advise you as to what you can take while the medication is kicking in. Usually, a low dose of a short-acting rapidly absorbed opiate like hydrocodone is reasonable for that short period of time, but I do not know your history, what other meds you are on etc., so can't advise. ...Read more

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Whats a strawberry patch on a person?

Whats a strawberry patch on a person?

DERMATOLOGIST: Anything to a congenital hemangioma to pg woman getting a "mask of pregnancy. Autoimmune diseases also can cause this. ...Read more