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Xanax For Nausea
Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more
Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with my neurontin and amitriptyline (both for migraines)? Was prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) for panic attacks.
Depression: Yes, you can take your "pain and depression" meds but you really should set up an early appointment to see a Psychologist. If done properly you will be very grateful to the Psychologist. You might, over time, also get rid of your two meds. ...Read more
Drug interactions: 'Using metoclopramide together with OLANZapine is not recommended. Treatment with either of these medications alone can cause Parkinson-like symptoms and abnormal muscle movements, and combining them may increase that risk.' (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1612-11352,1744-1113) Please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constant nausea. Take 0.5mg Xanax (alprazolam) at night only for 10 years for tmj. Could the Xanax (alprazolam) be causing my unexplained nausea? Should i switch to ativan?
Not the Xanax (alprazolam) : Very complex question! 1st the xanax (alprazolam) is only treating the symptoms of your tmd, not the cause. Since xanax (alprazolam) is anxiolytic & helps, the cause of the tmd most likely is related to anxiety. Unresolved internal anxiety v. Often leads to bruxism. This can lead to spasms of the jaw muscles from overwork. 2nd, taking xanax (alprazolam) for that long v. Bad. Call office of dr. Gordon christiansen near u and fix the tmd. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I'm taking 25mgs of nortriptylne for depression & 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety daily. Can i take Dulcolax for bad constipation?
Prescribed .25mg of Xanax (alprazolam) (typically split pill for a dosage), and having heartburn, diarrhea, gas, bloating. Normal side effects? Will they subside?
Xanax (alprazolam) effects: I understand your distress. Xanax is for treatment of Anxiety. I may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal distress. Xanax 0.25 mg is a small dose for moderate Anxiety. Anxiety can be due to stresses of relationship, marriage, separation, work and finances for which Therapy will benefit you, see a Psychiatrist. See a Physician if symptoms continue. Do Breathing and Music Relaxation. ...Read more
Do doctors have a problem prescribing phenergan (promethazine) for nausea especially for nausea with migraines?
Phenergan (promethazine) indication: Indicated for nausea/vomiting w/motion sickness. It's was used IV for nausea w/migraines but is caustic to bld vessels ; therefore use has fallen out of favor. W/nausea orally may be vomited ; given rectally has? Absorption. It's an antihistamine ; shouldn't be used in those w/resp problems (asthma, copd, sleep apnea), blood/immune system ds, glaucoma, heart ds w/o caution. Can't use pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take hydrocodone, cyclobenzaprine, amitriptyline, xanax, (alprazolam) and cymbalta. Xanax (alprazolam) as needed, cymbalta brand new - causing nausea. Can I take ondansetron?
Wouldn't recommend: you are already on several drugs which inhibit serotonin reuptake, increasing their levels - amitriptylene, Cymbalta (duloxetine) and cyclobenzaprine all have that potential, and ondansetron does it big time. This can result in the serotonin syndrome which is dangerous and even potentially fatal. All of these drugs also produce sedation. I would talk with your provider and pharmacist about safety of this. ...Read more
Benzodiazepine: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine that has a fairly short half-life. This can increase the risk of addiction to the medication. There are other benzodiazepines with longer half-lives. I like those better, if I have to use a benzodiazepine with a patient. There are risks with this medication that includes addiction , dependence, some have some constipation, over-sedation, and respiratory suppression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Take Klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety and sleep,Fetzima for depression,what's an alternative for Klonopin (clonazepam) that I can use,take1mg 1am,1noon,2 bed?
Many alternatives: There are many alternatives, but it depends on why you're looking for an alternative. Is Klonopin (clonazepam) not working? Perhaps the dose in wrong. Are you looking to get off of benzodiazepines (the drug class that Klonopin (clonazepam) is in) altogether? If so, then your doctor should slowly titrate you off the medication (10-25% weekly or biweekly, depending on how long you've been taking) while initiating another med ...Read more
Not good idea: Sleeping pills should only be taken here and there, now and then, not everyday for weeks/months/years. Sleeping pills should be effective through the night and stop working by morning, which means they should have short half-lives. Diazepam has a 20-100 hour half-life, so it is still in your system all day the next day and is not a good idea as a sleeping pill. ...Read more
Starting generic zoloft (sertraline). Worried about side effects-nausea and upset stomach. Is it ok to take promethazine for nausea/vomiting and pepto for stomach?
Can caffeine interact with diazepam? Prescribed 5mg diazepam prn for anxiety. Feeling nauseous after 2cups of coffee.Have caffeine sensitivity. Thanks
Diazepam is a: sedative and caffeine is a stimulant. If any thing, they might cancel each other out. However, equal parts uppers and downers don't necessary make you feel good. If you get nauseous after 2 cups of coffee, why not stop at one? or 1 1/2? Or half decaf, half regular? Or tea (which has a lower concentration of caffeine.)? Hope this helps. Dr. Anne ...Read more
Hi, I am taking celexa 20 mg for depression and anxiety and klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety and panic. Could I replace the klonopin (clonazepam) with amitriptyline safely?
Not enough info: Switching medications requires knowledge of your entire clinical situation. You need to discuss with prescribing doctor reason for changing any med and how to do so. Also you must be seen and carefully monitored for symptoms and side effects. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Ask your doctor: While these are similar medicines, they are not the same thing. Alprazolam works a little faster, stops working sooner, and can be somewhat more addictive (although both carry this risk). The bottom line is that you shouldn't substitute any prescription med for another without consulting with the doctor(s) who prescribed them. ...Read more
Not recommended: The best thing is to seek help for alcohol withdrawal, which can be dangerous. Check with your doctor and get her/his recommendations for withdrawal treatment. Xanax (alprazolam) doesn't last as long in the body as valium or librium, and there could be a risk of seizures if it wears off and the alcohol withdrawal breaks through. Don't try this at home! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers