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Was orudis kt taken off the market?

Was orudis kt taken off the market?

Yes: Wyeth the drug company took it off the market on its own. Wyeth states it was not for safety reasons or that it was not effective. The thought is it that wyeth did not want to have to deal with potential side effects and possible law suits like Bextra and vioxx went through. ...Read more

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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


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Why hasn't viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) taken off as the new branded blockbuster drug..Such as lexapro, cymbalta etc./is it about side effects-effectiveness-insurance cov.

Why hasn't viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) taken off as the new branded blockbuster drug..Such as lexapro, cymbalta etc./is it about side effects-effectiveness-insurance cov.

Slow marketing: I believe the reason has been somewhat slow marketing and releasing it before proving that it also has effectiveness in anxiety as well. Some of the initial side effects needs to be overcome by taking the initial starter packet and using two of them instead of one so that the upward taper occurs less aggressively. The harder it is to get patient and physician compliance, the harder it is to sell. ...Read more

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Black box warning Zoloft (sertraline) effects to wear off?

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Black box warning Zoloft (sertraline) effects to wear off?

Zoloft (sertraline): Warning exists while taking the medication.

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Dr prescribed Effexor (venlafaxine) xr 225 mg in morning and Elavil 50 mg at night is that safe to take?

Dr prescribed Effexor (venlafaxine) xr 225 mg in morning and Elavil 50 mg at night is that safe to take?

Please repost: Please repost and include your doctor's answer to your question; or if you have not asked your doctor this question, please include the reason you haven't done so. Did you not have the opportunity to ask the question in the dr's office? Does your doc not return phone calls or emails? Does (s)he seem annoyed or impatient when you ask about things that concern you? ...Read more

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Accidentaly double dosed on endep (amitriptyline). Is that okay?

Accidentaly double dosed on endep (amitriptyline). Is that okay?

Probably: You did not indicate the dose or time frame. If you make an error in taking medication, consult your physician or pharmacist immediately. If neither are available, call the poison control center. ...Read more

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Why deconamine taken off the market?

Why deconamine taken off the market?

Ingredient for meth: Many medications containing pseudoephedrin were taken off the market as this ingredient is used by drug users to make methampethamine. Sototry to curb the production of meth, many medications have been pulled. ...Read more

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The psychiatrist put me on nardil (phenelzine) (I went off celexa 5 weeks ago). Is this drug more effective?

The psychiatrist put me on nardil (phenelzine) (I went off celexa 5 weeks ago). Is this drug more effective?

Maybe.: Every individual is different. One medication may be more effective for one person, but not another. Celexa and Nardil (phenelzine) are in different classes. The former is an SSRI and the latter an MAOI. The former has tranquilizer properties and the latter does not. ...Read more

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Drug interactions duromine with mirtazapine can the y be taken together, I would only use 1/4 of a 15mg tablet,with a duromine 30mg?

Drug interactions duromine with mirtazapine can the y be taken together, I would only use 1/4 of a 15mg tablet,with a duromine 30mg?

Unclear interaction: Phentermine decreases sedation while mirtazapine will increase it. Furthermore, it is unclear whether or not the combination of these 2 drugs results in an interaction. Some people believe there is since they have paradoxical effects on sedation. The recommendation is that if combining to do so with extreme caution. ...Read more

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Pa says viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) and Lexapro the best ssri's when taking coreg 6.25 daily was leaning toward zoloft...Says more interactions..True?

Pa  says viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) and Lexapro the best ssri's when taking coreg 6.25 daily was leaning toward zoloft...Says more interactions..True?

Complex situation: Side effects of Coreg include nervousness, sleep disorder, aggravated depression, impaired concentration, abnormal thinking, paranoia, emotional instability. More se with zoloft (sertraline) possible as it is an "upper" more than a sedater so the nervousness of Coreg and the possible agitation from zoloft (sertraline) may interact but may not. ...Read more

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Have read that Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Vyvanse cancel each others effectiveness out when prescribed together, any truth to this? Higher Vyvanse dose needed

Have read that Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Vyvanse cancel each others effectiveness out when prescribed together, any truth to this? Higher Vyvanse dose needed

Several risks: Several risky interactions exist in your mixture of medications. I doubt that increasing dosage of any is a good idea - especially w/o an expert evaluation of your conditions and needs. See a specialist ASAP. Don't play guessing games. Take care of yourself. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is name brand Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR better than the generic brands? I'm reading horror stories online about the generic brands.

Is name brand Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR better than the generic brands? I'm reading horror stories online about the generic brands.

Generic vs. brand: While generics are claimed to be the exact equivalent as brand name medications, individuals may respond better to trade name medications. However most patients tolerate the generics without problem. Since the generics are less expensive and usually have a lower co-pay, i would try it once. If it does not work as well as the brand, it will not take long to make that determination. ...Read more

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The dosage, is it safe to halve the wellbutrin (bupropion) sr pill to slowly withdraw from it?

The dosage, is it safe to halve the wellbutrin (bupropion) sr pill to slowly withdraw from it?

With your Docs help!: Ideally this should be done in conjunction with the prescribing physician. Stopping an antidepressant on your own is not a good idea. Most people do not experience withdrawal when they discontinue wellbutrin (bupropion). Officially you should not cut the sr tab in half. Unofficially if this is done cleanly and you do not crush the pill, the sustained release property will be maintained. ...Read more

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How can I taper off of pristiq (desvenlafaxine) ER 50 mg if i cannot cut the pill to lower the dose?

How can I taper off of pristiq (desvenlafaxine) ER 50 mg if i cannot cut the pill to lower the dose?

Every other day: Try to take one pill every other day for a week and you should not have any difficulties stopping. ...Read more

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What are the side effects using aten am 50 mg tablet?

What are the side effects using aten am 50 mg tablet?

Aten am: Atenolol + Amlodipine combination. See: http://www.medindia.net/drug-price/atenolol/aten-am.htm

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Wasn't the original intended use for Chantix as an antidepressant?

Wasn't the original intended use for Chantix as an antidepressant?

Yes: Drug development and pharmaceutical companies often find out other uses for the medication during clinical trials and even after the drug is released. If it is to be safe and effective the FDA in the US must review trials and give it conditional use and labeling. It undergoes further consideration for patients and human trials. After many long months it can be released with a new indication. ...Read more

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Zoloft (sertraline) taken overdose (double dose). What symptoms to look for?

Zoloft (sertraline) taken overdose (double dose). What symptoms to look for?

Zoloft (sertraline) overdose: Nothing will happen. Zoloft (sertraline) and ssris are so safe no one can die on overdose with them. But do not take meds doses beyond what your doctor counsels you to take. What is your intent to take more than your doctor prescribes for you? ...Read more

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Prescribed adderal ir 30mg 3x day & neurontin (gabapentin) 1200 mg (nerve damage) can I take neurontin (gabapentin) at night as one dose? Does neurontin (gabapentin) effect adderall working

Prescribed adderal ir 30mg 3x day & neurontin (gabapentin) 1200 mg (nerve damage) can I take neurontin (gabapentin) at night as one dose? Does neurontin (gabapentin) effect adderall working

Clarification: Neurontin does not interact with most drugs and will not affect your Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Since it has a short duration of action, cannot be taken once daily but needs thrice daily dosing. A gabapentin preparation, Gralise, however, can be taken once daily at night. ...Read more

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Take cymbalta (duloxetine) 60, lamictal 100, tegretol 600, klonopin 2.5 for OCD and mood..Is this a safe combination..And is 60 the usual dose for cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Take cymbalta (duloxetine) 60, lamictal 100, tegretol 600, klonopin 2.5 for OCD and mood..Is this a safe combination..And is 60 the usual dose for cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Seems fine: These dosages seem to be workable although it is an intense combination of mood stabilizers. The dose of duloxetine at 60 mg is at the usual amount for the treatment of a mood disorder although higher dosages are thought to be potentially helpful for the treatment of chronic pain. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Zoloft (Definition)

Zoloft is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more