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What Vitamins Can Be Taken With The Drug Crestor
In moderation: Rosuvastatin is a cholesterol lowering drug, and like all "statins" they do metabolize through the liver, as does alcohol. Caution should be used for this reason, and liver function tests should be monitored periodically. Drink responsibly and use common sense. Do not drink in excess ever, and especially while on a statin drug. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can meloxacam and hydrocodone / acetaminophen be taken at the same time or is there drug interactions to be concerned with?
Generally Yes, but..: These are two entirely different classes of medication, NSAID and narcotic respectively. Commonly patients take Meloxicam daily for chronic osteoarthritis and may be prescribed hydrocodone/acetominophen for acute pain after trauma for example. Your specific situation depends on your history and physical exam and should be evaluated by a pain specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the patient have the adverse effects with the statins and fenofibtes which anticholestirol drug would be advisable?
Not much: There is not much else to choose from but some side effects are not true side effects -- please discuss this with your doctor or get a second opinion. ...Read more
Are there any benefits to taking the supplement NAC? Any noteworthy drug interactions? And can it be taken with Milk Thistle?
N acetylcysteine: N-acetylcysteine is effective in tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose, as a mucolytic agent in lung diseases associated with increased mucous, antiviral agent for influenza A, certain psychiatric illnesses, prevention of hemorrhagic cystitis in cancer chemotherapy, There is a high incidence of allergic reactions with skin rash, hypotension and wheezing. No other beneficial effects are reported. Milk Thistle OK ...Read more
Rx books highlight that verapramil and clonidine as hypertension medications should not necessarily be taken together. Why is this?
Hypotension: Both medicines act to dilate vessels and decrease bp. Verapamil in addition has blocking effect on the av node and slows the heart. I don't think there was a study but there has been anecdotal cases wherein the combination of the two medicines caused severe hypotension and av block perhaps one highlighting the effect of the other. As in most cases we have to be careful when combining meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you think lanoxin, aldactone (spironolactone) and Lasix (ferosimide) could be taken at the same time with no harmful effects?
For sure: They're routinely given together and they blend very nicely because they counteract one another's side effects. ...Read more
Accutane's medication guide shows that "the drug should always be taken with food". How much fat does food contain for best absorption of accutane?
Are there any OTC diet pills that i can take. That doesn't have hormones and can be taken with tamoxifen and lipitor (atorvastatin)?
Diet pills safe : Orlistat (xenical ) is otc diet pill that prevents dietary fat absorption to help weight loss. You can take 60mg PO three times aday with each fat containing meal. Side effects are flatulence and diarrhea. In addtion moderate physical activity and calorie restriction is advised. ...Read more
Very few OTC drugs!: There are few otc weight loss drugs that work for any duration without tolerance, and rapid weight gain ocurring with cessation. Good nutritional support is your best bet, combined with exercise. That having been said, ephedrine, guarance, phenylpropanolamine, caffeine, provided you do not od on these, can be taken with enbrel (etanercept). ...Read more
What vitamins should not be taken with prozac and Wellbutrin (bupropion) xl? would it be beneficial to take them individual through out the day or a multivitamin
Not aware of any....: .....Vitamins which CANNOT be taken with Prozac (fluoxetine) and/or Welbutrin XL. In my opinion I believe your focus and attention would be much better spent learning and dedicating yourself to HEALTHY EATING, PREPARATION OF, and IDENTIFICATION of HEALTHY FOODS/MEALS made from scratch along with more fruits and vegetables. If you do that then, you and your progeny will be awesomely set for LIFE! ...Read more
Can oxycodone and codeine pills be taken at the same time safely? Is there interaction between these meds?
Is 100mg the highest dose of topamax (topiramate) for migraines and can it be taken with other pills? Also can you take it once a day or must it be split?
Not really: The clinical trial in migraine prevention used 100 mg as the maximal dose. Since the medication is not a delayed release preparation, should be administered twice a day. Increasing the dose can cause further resection in frequency and intensity of migraines, but at the risk of side effects. ...Read more
May ventolin be taken together with a beta blocker? What are the consequences if i already take both of them together?
Asthma?: Most beta blockers work 12-24 hours but if you have asthma then you should be avoiding beta blockers if you can or have your doctor measure your lung via puulmonary function test if it affects you. Recent data still shows that it can exacerbate asthmatic attacks but if you have tolerated it for a long time then your md will weight the risk and benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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