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Zyprexa Recreational Use
Im taking 300mg of bupropion hydrochloride for depression , how will it mix withrecreational drugs like cocaine or ketamine?
Is lowering .5 increments safe to avoid risperdal withdrawals while adding latuda (lurasidone) 40 mg. 2-3 year use of risperdal. bipolar 1w/psychotic features.
Probably the same: Studies show that these agents are fairly similar in effectiveness overall. There isn't any data comparing side effects. If you are trying to choose one, I would choose the one that improves your depression best. Some folks respond better to one or the other but we have no way of knowing that without just trying them. ...Read more
Im taking 300mg of bupropion hydrochloride for depression , how will it mix with recreational drugs like cocaine or ketamine?
Bad Mixture: I am more concerned about mixing Cocaine and ketamine with your depression. In persons suffering from depression, recreational drug or alcohol use is not recommended. Bupropion and Cocaine lower a person's seizure threshold increasing one's risk of having a seizure. When using Cocaine and/or ketamine, one is less likely to make healthy lifestyle choices further worsening the depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do any of these drug combinations work? Prozac abilify, (aripiprazole) Prozac zyprexa, wellbutrin zyprexa, for schizophrenia.
Yes: It is one of the most effective drugs, unfortunately it is also one of the most habit forming, addictive narcotics. ...Read more
Yes: The scariest possibility is that the propensity of Effexor (venlafaxine) to elevate blood pressure without the presence of recreational drugs would be potentiated in the presence of any substance with a capacity for elevating blood pressure to the point of producing a catastrophic event such as a cerebrovascular hemorrhage. Also there is serotonin syndrome and hyponatremia in addition to severe behavior change. ...Read more
NO: However, given the answer above, people will use anything they can get their hands on to abuse, or help with a crash of other drugs. Both, have a high risk of a muscule movement disorder called tardive dyskensia, which can be permanent, and a syndrome called nms, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, which can be fatal... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take brain-enhancing multivitamin supplements w/ pharmacetuical drugs such as zyprexa (olanzapine)? Also do side effects from zyprexa (olanzapine) fade over time?
Probably, sometimes: Research has shown high doses of vit c, e, b3 ; b6 prevent tardive dyskinesia, a serious possible side effect of zyprexa (olanzapine). I don't know what's in the supps you're considering but there are no interactions between zyprexa (olanzapine) ; nutrients to the best of my knowledge so it's likely safe.As for side effects, sometimes they fade over time but unfortunately not always. Reducing dose often helps-see comment:. ...Read more
The kitchen sink: Suppose you mean from opiates/narcotics...Clonidine, ssri's, snri's, tca's, antiepileptics, antispasmodics, non-steroidals, non-bzd and rarely bzd sesative-hypnotics, atypical antipsychotics, vitamins and homeopathic remedies can all be tried. Some try low dose naltrexone. But medications alone are not the answer. Its a war, you send in all the branches. Medication is just one of them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not primary use: Topamax (topiramate) is an anti-seizure medication. It is also used to treat different phases of bipolar disease. It has many side effects. Anorexia leading o loss of weight is a less common one. However, your dr might just prescribe it to counteract weight gain from other psychotropic discuss with your dr? Don't try to use it without medical supervision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are drugs like cocaine illegal? If caffeine and alcohol are used for there psychoactive effects. Why isn't cocaine in moderation legal too?
Read your history: Since the beginning of civilization, every human society has had its own particular customs, traditions & laws re what's "licit" & what's ILlicit. Not just psychoactive chemicals, but everything, e.g. marriage. The roots of what substances are legal & which aren't are not rational: they're social, cultural & historical. There are many books about this fascinating subject for the general reader. ...Read more
Ask pharmacist: This cannot be answered well without knowing which prescription drugs you are talking about. www.drugs.com is a helpful website and you can also ask a pharmacist to see what drugs are not compatible when taken together. In general it is not wise to "mix" drugs. ...Read more
Always? No: But everybody who is a addicted started out as a recreational user. Generally in life and in medicine you never want to say 'always', and you never want to say 'never' . There will always be exceptions. It also makes a difference what recreational drug you are talking about. Some are more likely to be addicting than others. And of course some people are more likely to be addicted than other people. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: None are absolute contraindications. The interactions that your doctor might be concerned about would be sedation orthostatic (standing up ) effects, and EKG effects. And there is the question of what other medicines or drugs you are taking. Typically potentially interactions are handled by using low doses, and incrementing slowly. It would be a quetion picking the best for you. ...Read more
Alcohol Abuse: I admire you for caring for your Health! Naltrexone is used to treat Alcoholism. Naltrexone will not cause to "sober up" It is not a cure for Alcoholism. Do not drink alcohol while taking Adavan (Ativan). This can increase the effects of Alcohol. Vistaril may impair thinking or reactions, may cause tremors, confusion, seizures. Discuss with Psychiatrist Alcoholism program , A.A. and Therapy. ...Read more
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