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Ezetimibe is the generic name for zetia, (ezetimibe) a medication that decreases absorption of cholesterol from the GI tract. This medication works by blocking the niemann-pick c1-like 1 (npc1l1) protein which allows sterols, including cholesterol, to be absorbed into the intestine. Blocking this protein results in increased production of LDL receptors that then clear LDL ...Read more
Can I takeup to a 325 mg dose of a magnesium w/these daily medications? 20 mg viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) 25 mg atenolol, 0.5 mg clonazepam, 100 mg gabapentin 50 mg tra
Yes: there are no contraindications with any medication, as far as I know. Magnesium is found in many foods, and magnesium deficiency has become more common, particularly with use of drugs like omeprazole (Prilosec), esomeprazole (Nexium) and similar drugs which markedly reduce stomach acid and impede magnesium absorption. ...Read more
Can you take together 10 mg lexapro (escitalopram) , 25 mg lamotrigine 1200 mg fish oil and 1000 mg acetaminofen ?
Yes, but...: Lexapro, (escitalopram) Lamictal, and Fish Oil are often co-prescribed. If fish oil is being used for therapeutic benefit, its good to know the EPA content of the capsules. EPA (not total fish oil weight) needs to be around 1000 to 1500 mg per day to impact mood (FYI). Acetaminophen at 1000 mg - as an occasional dose - is fine to take s the above. Frequent use, though, is to be avoided. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, there are no interactions according to my reference Epocrates. ...Read more
OK: This combination is safe as long as you monitor your blood work including liver and muscle enzyme tests. In my experience Crestor (rosuvastatin) is usually very effective so that it usually isn't necessary to add Zetia if you take a large enough dose. Your md will guide you however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello. Is omega XL safe for diabetics taking insulin metformin glipizide Lipitor (atorvastatin) diazid tricor & bp meds, spiriva advair. ?
Exercise caution: you are already on multiple medications, some possibly interact together, you don't want to add more unless really needed, even if it is a supplement, fatty acids in omega fish oil might increase lipids in your system, this is not against any drug but rather for your own safety, please revise all your meds with your doctor on regular basis, good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Statins: Nope. Not in any way. The doses are nearly the same, so do not know where this myth is coming from. ...Read more
It depends.: Some people may be very sensitive to low doses of meds, especially if you have liver disease or your liver enzymes are slow metabolizers of drugs. You could develop serotonin syndrome w/ low doses of Lexapro (escitalopram) & tramadol. Let your doctor know if you experience nausea, flushing, diarrhea, headaches, profuse sweating, muscle twitching, rigidity, confusion, hallucinations or seizures. ...Read more
Does nuerontin interact with any of the following dugs?
Digoxin 0.25 mg
Tamsulosin Cap 0.4 mg
Atorvastatin Tab 10 mg
Triam/HCTZ Tab 37.5-25
Flecainide Tab 100 mg
Friend on kombiglyze (5 mg sexaglyptin,1000 mg metformin)& blisto (4 mg glimpride ,1000 mg metformin)once daily.Fasting comes 110 & PP 200.Help.
Diabetes non cot: Your friend should address this issue. How old she is, 43??, for how long has been managed with this medications ? and is an endocrinologist doing the management? For me is difficult to manage her. She requires a Diabetologist, to go over the medications, have a full diabetic panel, She probably will require to start insulin, and very close follow up. ...Read more
NO: These two drugs are frequently used in combination. Just follow Dr"s instructions. ...Read more
Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and converting your LDL to a less harmful subtype. As a negative, Niacin can cause facial flushing and redness so get the flush free variety. And have your liver enzyme values monitored, as they can be affected by Niacin use. Could replace Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take cinnarzine tabs. Togther with my deppresion therapy(10 mg escitalopram+25mg amitriptyline)&my hypertension therapy (10 mg zestril)?
Interactions: Escitalopram and Elavil (amitriptyline) may cause a rare problem known as seritonin syndome. Elavil and Lisinopril (zestril) may lover your blood pressure at the beginning of treatment or with any dose increase, causing dizziness; they may also increase your heart rate. Be careful when you stand up and do so slowly at first. ...Read more