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Zoloft Patient Reviews
Possibly fine: Remeron, (mirtazapine) aka generic mirtazepine, is often used for depression, anxiety, and to increase the appetite. It seems to be well tolerated in elderly people with dementia. It causes sedation, so its taken at nite. Klonopin aka generic clonazepam. This is used for anxiety, panic attacks,and restless leg syndrome. It is long acting, causes sedation and can worsen balance, so I'd suggest caution with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Donald, interaction between cymbalta (duloxetine) and ritalin, fda has reported on life threatening drug interactions? Http://tinyurl.Com/kkctn5n regards.
Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Ritalin: I checked your site and nothing came up. Please recheck spelling, so i went to the following site. Please realize that these are percentages based only on the total number of drug reactions reported to the fda. There are also concomitant medical conditions and other medications that are in use. www.ehealthme.com/drug-interactions/cymbalta-and-ritalin-la please get back to me on this. Since these are not proven interactions, they do not show up in the drug drug interaction literature per se.I have used this combination many times without difficulties. ...Read more
Prescribed 18mg of Strattera (atomoxetine) for focus. On Prozac(45mg) and Propranolol(10mg 3x/day). Interactions? Side effects? I've read some troubling reviews.
Suffer depression+anxiety. Is this combo safe? Metoprolol 25mg for BP, Bupropion 300mg, Prozac 20mg, Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5mg(5 times/week). No seizure history.
Depression -anxiety: Please have your doctor refer you to a Psychologist. It will take some time but the Psychologist will be very helpful! ...Read more
Fibromyalgia: Dear butterfly78765, nortriptyline is an older tricyclic antidepressants which has cardiac and anticholinergic side effects. It would be best to optimize one medication, either one would be fine, Cymbalta (duloxetine) would be preferred due to lesser side effects, major one being 10% patients can get high blood pressure. The answer is purely for educational purposes, please contact your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Similar: They are similar and both are now generic. I use a glove analogy: When a drug is manufactured, right and left handed gloves are created in the same amount. Your brain is left handed and only uses the left handed gloves. Celexa contains right and left gloves. Lexapro has been manufactured with left gloves only. For some patients, this reduces side effects. " ...Read more
Can you tell me about effexor, (venlafaxine) remeron & Vyvanse combination - any insight about combination efficacy for treatment-resistant depression or user experiences?
Have Depression & Anxiety. Dr. has me taking Luvox 300mgs and Effexor (venlafaxine) 150 mgs. Is this safe?
Drug interaction: Drug interactions can occur between Luvox and Effexor (venlafaxine). See: http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=2296-1524,1128-9754 There is potential for a serotinergic Syndrome - however that does not mean this will occur. Please discuss further with treating psychiatrist. Take care. ...Read more
Dangers of taking 4 CNS drugs? taking: Seroquel, Xanaxs, Escitalopran, Psychiatrist want to add Lamotrigine in small dose (50 mg) for better results.
Polypharmacy: The challenge is that all of these are sedating drugs, and will have to be managed carefully in order to avoid adverse events. Please be sure at least one of your doctors is overseeing your care to assist in ensuring you maximize beneficial effects and minimize side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How efficacious are hydroxyzine pam, gabapentin, low doses of trazadone for treating anxiety, aas per peer-reviewed research? None have worked for me.
SSRI's more helpful: For anxiety, ssri's such as celexa, lexapro, & zoloft and snri's like Effexor (venlafaxine) have more research support behind them than those you've mentioned. You could see a psychiatrist for a thorough evaluation and treatment recommendations -- might be time and money well-spent. Your info says you're also involved in "behavior therapy, " and what's being done there can be reviewed also. ...Read more
The dose of: zoloft will depend on how the patient responds. Are there side effects? How much have symptoms been reduced? Adults often respond to 50 to 200 mg of zoloft. However, I have seen adults that do well on 25mg and some people may need 300 or 400 mg (off-label dose) of Zoloft. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does prozac, (fluoxetine) lithium, risperdal interfere with 5-meo-mipt? Please, need some answers?
Is lamictal (100mg 3x daily), Effexor (venlafaxine) XR (75mg 1x daily) and Xanax (1mg 3x daily) a good combination to treat bipolar type1 mixed (moderate)?
Psychiatrist stop paxil, (paroxetine) seroquel, lithium (bipolar1) & inderal (social phobia, agarophobia, panic attack) all together at once 2 w ago. Opinion?
Most: Great medication for the right patient.Get a more detailed answer ›
Previously took Zoloft 100 mgs/day, currently on Effexor (venlafaxine) ER 150 mgs/day for Social/Generalized Anxiety & Anger. What are other/better medications?
Quite a few: There are a lot of medications which have been proven to treat these conditions (SSRI, SNRI, TCA, etc.). Your best bet is to partner with your psychiatrist and psychologist, openly communicate how you're doing and how you view your the progress you've made and goals for the future. Hope that helps! ...Read more
You must decide: "Worth" is always an opinion that only yours matters for. But you can get help in thinking about it in some talk therapy. The extra value is that whatever you decide, it will optimize the outcome. Research shows that. Each SSRI (etc) seems unique for each user, but they all have risks. Talk it through till you make a choice you can own based on good judgement. ...Read more
Can sertraline 50 mg is safe for a parkinson patient who takes syndopa plus, clonazepam 0.5 mg , rosuvastatin 5 mg & olmesartan medoromil 20 mg?
Psychotropics: There several good references for side effects. Check epocrates and drugs.Com for drug interactions. Yes i would be cautious. ...Read more