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Weaning off celexa after a month due to nausea, not eating & 20lb weight loss, insomnia. Take zofran & phenergan but not helping. Swollen gums.

Weaning off celexa after a month due to nausea, not eating & 20lb weight loss, insomnia. Take zofran & phenergan but not helping. Swollen gums.

More info: You did not mention for reason for Celexa prescription. If it was for depression/ mood then you can ask your doctor to try other medication. Phenergan cause swollen gums. Insomnia/ weight loss / not eating all are signs of depression therefore go for psychotherapy as well. Go for walk / Yoga/ Mindfulness with or without meditation. Learn expansion from trained professional.
Best of luck. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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What exactly is Zofran (ondansetron) used for?

What exactly is Zofran (ondansetron) used for?

Nausea/Vomiting: Zofran (ondansetron) is typically used for nausea/vomiting prevention and also chemotherapy-related nausea. I've seen it used for other nausea prevention related purposes too. ...Read more

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Is Zofran (ondansetron) safe while pregnant?

Zofran (ondansetron) in pregnancy: Zofran (ondansetron) may be used to treat nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy. It is listed in category b for pregnancy which means that animal studies have shown no risk to fetus but human studies didn't confirm or are not available. Fetal harm is possible but unlikely. ...Read more

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Is Zofran (ondansetron) used for memory problems?

Is Zofran (ondansetron) used for memory problems?

Anti-emetic: This is a potent anti-nausea drug used for patients when they undergo chemotherapy, or for patients to pre-empt nausea and vomiting following general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Can I take Zofran (ondansetron) and pepto bismol together?

Can I take Zofran (ondansetron) and pepto bismol together?

Should be fine: The zofran (ondansetron) is for nausea and vomiting and you should wait at least 1/2 hour after using it in the disolvable form before using the pepto ...Read more

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Does the drug Zofran (ondansetron) have withdrawal symptoms?

NO: Zofran (ondansetron) is an antiemetic. Whatever sedation you may experience that you may think is an "addiction problem" is not. Withdrawl occurs after long periods of drugs with such addictive properties which are abruptly stopped. ...Read more

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Can I give my son motrin while he is on zofran (ondansetron)?

Can I give my son motrin while he is on zofran (ondansetron)?

Motrin for child: I recommend asking your son's pediatrician first, especially as I am not sure what his age is, what other medications he takes, and what his symptoms are to need motrin. His pediatrician is familiar with his medical records & history and can be your best advisor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a stronger medicine than Zofran (ondansetron) for nausea?

Is there a stronger medicine than Zofran (ondansetron) for nausea?

No: The four common medications (zofran, compazine, phenergan, (promethazine) and reglan) used for nausea are all effective. Neither is stronger or better than another but some people respond more favorably to specific ones. ...Read more

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Will you have withdrawl from Zofran after taking it everyday for a month?

No: You will not have a physical dependence syndrome (withdrawal) from Zofran, but if the underlying problem is still there, symptoms may get worse for lack of treatment. Talk with your doctor for the best course of action. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve nausea? Zofran (ondansetron) hasn't helped this time.

What can I do to relieve nausea? Zofran (ondansetron) hasn't helped this time.

HopefullyFindACause: First, double the dose of Zofran (ondansetron). And if you can, chew it up and let it dissolve and get absorbed through your mouth. If that doesn't work you might consider seeing a doctor to make sure nothing serious is going on, especially if you have fever or a headache. Other than Dramamine, other effective medications for nausea require a prescription unless you want to try herbs or homeopathic medications. ...Read more

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In the state of NC, can Zofran (ondansetron) come in the form of a suppository?

Not available: Zofran or ondansetron is available as oral disintegrating tablets (ODT) or oral soluble films, but not as a suppository. ...Read more

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Does emend always have to be taken with zofran (ondansetron)? Or can it be taken alone?

Yes: It has to be taken with zofran (ondansetron) or a drug that is
in the same class as Zofran (ondansetron). They have actually now approved a pill that has both in it ...Read more

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What are some medicines to stop nausea? I tried Zofran (ondansetron) but it doesn't work.

See details: Has the problem been thoroughly evaluated medically? Have you seen a gastroenterologist? Establish the cause first. ...Read more

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Can you take Zofran (ondansetron) with trilyte solution? If so, when should I take it? Thanks!

Yes: Unless your doctor has told you otherwise, I would recommend taking it 30-60 minutes before you start taking the trilyte solution, so that it has time to be absorbed by your stomach and start working. ...Read more

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Does Zofran (ondansetron) cause withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it after being on it for 20 months?

Zofran (ondansetron) for nausea: If you stop a medicine for nausea, most likely you will experience a rebound effect after stopping the medication. Zofran (ondansetron) does not produce tolerance, therefore there will be not discontinuation syndrome or physical withdrawal if not taken anymore. Hopefully the cause for the nausea has disappeared and stopping zofran (ondansetron) will not cause any problems. ...Read more

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If Zofran (ondansetron) caused QTc prolongation, would QT int. Go back to normal after stopping the medication? Or is this a permanent change?

If Zofran (ondansetron) caused QTc prolongation, would QT int. Go back to normal after stopping the medication? Or is this a permanent change?

BACK TO NORMAL: Ondansetron (Zofran) primarily blocks potassium channels, prolonging the QT interval, but these changes are acute, transient and reversible. Concern was for IV formulation in doses higher than 16 mg. ...Read more

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Theoretical question- can you drink the medication from an ampoule of Zofran (ondansetron) instead of injecting it and it will still be effective?

No: It is not intendec for oral use. The formulation not to be specific tends to be altered by gastric ph etc. Oral preps are researched to work specifically. ...Read more

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Can I take esomeprazole and Zofran (ondansetron) at the same time? Will it cause the zofran (ondansetron) not to work? Or are there no interactions?

Can I take esomeprazole and Zofran (ondansetron) at the same time? Will it cause the zofran (ondansetron) not to work? Or are there no interactions?

Drug interactions: On review of the literature, there are no interactions that I could find between the two medications. To be on the safe side, space out the timing when taking each medication. If you do have any problems, let us know, but the likelihood of interactions occurring is low. Hope this helps & ask, if you have any other questions. ...Read more

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I took my lexapro (escitalopram) at 7:45 am and took zofran at 4pm. Not knowing their interactions. I am healthy with no health concerns. Will I be ok?

I took my lexapro (escitalopram) at 7:45 am and took zofran at 4pm. Not knowing their interactions. I am healthy with no health concerns. Will I be ok?

Medication effects: I commend you for good Health.
Lexapro (escitalopram) is medication for depression.
Zofran is for marked nausea and vomiting.
Taking lexapro (escitalopram) after meals can decrease nausea.
Using Zofran with Lexapro (escitalopram) can increase the risk of a rare but serious Serotonin Syndrome; and can increase the risk of an irregular heart rhythm that may be serious.
See Psychiatrist for Medication interactions and Therapy ...Read more

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Citalopram 20 mg at bed & Zofran (ondansetron) 8 mg twice a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Should I worry about the "major" interactions.

Citalopram 20 mg at bed & Zofran (ondansetron) 8 mg twice a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Should I worry about the "major" interactions.

Discuss w/ Dr: You've read enough to raise your concern - the best way to resolve it is by a good talk w/ the Dr. Be sure they know your worries and ask them to help you understand why this is a good treatment plan for you. If you then disagree, seek a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Dr says I have symptoms of west Nile but sent me home w/ Zofran (ondansetron) for headache pain. Zofran (ondansetron) is really expensive/doesn't help. I don't know what to do!

Dr says I have symptoms of west Nile but sent me home w/ Zofran (ondansetron) for headache pain. Zofran (ondansetron) is really expensive/doesn't help. I don't know what to do!

Talk to doctor: Please call doctor's office to prescribe a different agent. Don't feel embarrased because many
medications are ridiculously priced in our country compared to other countries. You need prescription now so I will not tell you to fax your rx to Canadian pharmacy because it takes a couple of weeks. Wish you well. ...Read more

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I take cresstor once a day I mistook it for Zofran I take once a day and took crestor (rosuvastatin) 3 pills a day for 2 days then I caught my I take crestor (rosuvastatin) once a day and Zofran 2times a day will I be alright

I take cresstor once a day I mistook it for Zofran I take once a day and took crestor (rosuvastatin) 3 pills a day for 2 days then I caught my I take crestor (rosuvastatin) once a day and Zofran 2times a day will I be alright

You: You will likely be ok. However I recommend you contact your doctor and/or schedule an appointment. Blood tests should be done to make sure your liver was not affected. If you are experiencing abdominal pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes, or itching please seek medical care right away. Lastly please make sure all medications are in the appropriate bottle and read the bottle before taking. If the print is too small you can tell your pharmacy and they will make the print larger on all your medications.
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What is Zofran (ondansetron) taken for? I was prescribed Zofran (ondansetron) back in january 2012 but I don't remeber what it's taken for.

Zofran (ondansetron): It blocks the actions of chemicals in the body that can trigger nausea & vomiting. It can cause blurred vision & feeling like u would pass out. ...Read more

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Can you take exlax with zofran?

Absolutely.: Zofran is for nausea.
Exlax is to treat constipation.

They do not interact with each other, so unless you have an allergy or intolerance to one or both medicines, they should be fine to take together. Feel better! ...Read more

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Zofran (ondansetron) and excessive drowziness?

Yes: If your question is: "can zofran (ondansetron) cause excessive drowsiness? ", the answer is yes. This is especially true for those patients over age 65 or for those taking other medications. ...Read more

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Ativan and Zofran (ondansetron) together, Is it ok?

Okay: No worrisome drug interactions between Ativan and Zofran (ondansetron). Zofran (ondansetron) is for nausea and vomitting, and is a safe medication. Ativan is an anxiolytic, you are advised when taking this medication to not operate heavy machinery, and to not drive. Zofran (ondansetron) does not increase nor decrease the affects of Ativan. I hope that this information is helpful. ...Read more

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Can I take Zofran (ondansetron) and ativan together?

Yes: According to Drugs. Com drug interaction checker no significant interactions have been reported between ativan & zofran (ondansetron). However, that is not a guarantee that an interaction could not occure. ...Read more

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Can I take Nyquil and Zofran (ondansetron) together?

Yes: That combination shouldn't be a problem. Zofran (ondansetron) really isn't sedating. ...Read more

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Can a one time dose of iv zofran cause side effects after 14 hours?

Zofran: Pharmacological studies on Zofran show that patients with moderate to severe hepatic impairment (liver) may have an extended half life of Zofran. In most patients over half the drug is gone in 5.7 hours. Older patients may take longer to clear Zofran as well. It really depends what side effects you are talking about as well.
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