Interactions among prescription medications, alternative remedies, over the counter drugs, foods, alcohol, etc.
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Clinical Update 2019: Tamoxifen and Antidepressants bu Ruta Nonacs, MD PhD, MGH Center for Women's Mental Health Nov 5, 2019 Women receiving tamoxifen for the treatment or prevention of breast cancer should be aware of possible drug-drug interactions between tamoxifen and specific antidepressant medications. Antidepressants are used widely to treat depression and anxiety disorders in midlife women. In addition, multiple studies have shown that SSRI and SNRI antidepressants are an...
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Muscle Aches From Statins? Drug Interactions May Play a Role By ANAHAD O'CONNOR, NYTimes.com December 4, 2013 People who use statin drugs to lower their cholesterol sometimes complain of muscle pain and soreness. But a new study suggests that in some cases these side effects may be a result of combining statins with other medications. The research found that people taking statins had double the risk of muscle pain when they were prescribed various other drugs, and often these side...
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Statin interaction with some antibiotics should be avoided CBC News June 17, 2013 Interaction increases risk of hospital admission, acute kidney injury Older people taking statins for high cholesterol should avoid taking the antibiotics clarithromycin or erythromycin at the same time because of potential kidney injury from an interaction, Canadian doctors say. Each year, millions of people worldwide are prescribed statins to treat high cholesterol levels. The U.S. Food and Drug...
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Taking an Anti-Inflammatory (NSAID)? Check Your Lithium Levels By Joe Kraynak May 7, 2013 My wife is seeing a psychiatrist who prescribed lithium for her bipolar disorder. Recently, she visited another doctor, who prescribed Mobic (meloxicam), a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), for pain and swelling in her knee. A couple weeks later, we spent the afternoon in the emergency room, where my wife was treated for lithium toxicity and had her lithium blood...
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Thanks for sharing this article. I have most of my past medical files and I've been checking out the drug interactions. Unfortunately I was setting off red flags, complete with the warning sign symptoms, all over the place. A pharmacist told me about these 2 links: Multi-Drug Interaction Checker: Medscape: Medscape Access AND Drug Interactions Checker: Drug Interactions and boy, were they helpful. The main things I ran into with drug conflicts were serotonin syndrome, tardive...
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That is so good hun the medication is working well for you and you can still stay on it even if stiffness remains the doctor will just give you an add on to counteract the rigidity I do hope the it continues to settle down though like you have stated .
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Information on this recent CMA published study is slowly being interpreted by the lay press, and a search using the term "grapefruit" on Google News will yield the current sources. The CBC has provided the following list of affected medications: Selected drugs that interact with grapefruit Anti-cancer Crizotinib. Dasatinib. Erlotinib. Everolimus. Lapatinib. Nilotinib. Pazopanib. Sunitinib. Vandetanib. Venurafenib. Anti-infective Erythromycin. Halofantrine. Maraviroc. Primaquine...
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BTW, in the US, it is flu season now: "It's the latest start for a flu season in 29 years, and thus far, severe cases have been few" CDC: Flu season (finally) here
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Herbal supplements may not mix with heart medicines By Mayo Clinic staff January 2012 Some herbal supplements can have dangerous interactions with heart medications. Herbal supplements are natural, so they must be safe, right? Not necessarily. Herbal supplements can have strong effects in the body, and some can interact with prescription medications used to treat heart and circulatory problems, such as high blood pressure and heart failure. Some of these interactions can even be...
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The instructions on your prescriptions would tell you how to take your medications. If you're not sure, call the pharmacist for clarification. Even better. Unless you know what you're looking for and are able to evaluate the competence of the internet site you're looking at, you stand the risk of getting faulty information. Precisely the information you need to report to your doctor. There may be an additive effect on your CNS system your doctor may need to correct by modifying the...
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The additive effects of alcohol and benzodiazepines on driving September/October 2010 Abstract: OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between the combination of alcohol and benzodiazepines and the risk of committing an unsafe driver action. METHODS: We used data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (1993-2006) on drivers aged 20 or older who were tested for both alcohol and drugs. Using a case-control design, we compared drivers who had at least one unsafe driver action (UDA...
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More information on Cytochrome metabolism on drug response, interactions, and adverse effects
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re: SSRI's & Cold Medications Emily, If your concern is with Escitalopram and cold medications, then the concern would be with preparations containing the cough suppressant dextromethorphan, for the reasons you stated.
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Can painkillers cap antidepressant effect? Harvard Mental Health Letter Harvard Medical School August 2011 About one-third of people with depression are unable to find relief with antidepressants, even after trying several drugs. An intriguing study suggests that one reason for a disappointing response may be any of several over-the-counter drugs we use to erase a headache or knock down a fever. Certain pain relievers ? mainly nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as...
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Last question first: my BP is very low, and Seroquel lowers it further. I've struggled (unsuccessfully) for years to get it up out of my ankles. I did look up possible interactions with ginseng (specifically panax/Asian, which is the only kind I take) and saw the cautions listed. I don't take it often, but prefer to err on the side of caution, and what caught my eye was a reference to blood pressure. Since Seroquel lowers my BP, it seemed to me there might be a chance that ginseng could...
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Cool! I stand corrected (re: post on combining herbs/pharma). Very glad to see there's a resource available. Now I need to remember to bookmark it :D :coffee:
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You;'re playing a dangerous game by not informing your doctor about ALL drugs you're taking - whether they are prescription or over-the-counter or recreational street drugs. There some potentially life-threatening drug interactions that can occur when you keep your doctor in the dark.
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Laying Off the Stimulants: Coffee, Caffeine, and Red Bull, Too By Candida Fink MD February 3, 2009 Getting jacked up on coffee, tea, or soda can be a thrill. The chemical reactions pump you up and make you feel a little less groggy in the morning and after lunch, and the drinks taste yummy, too. For an added boost, you can light up a cigarette. Unfortunately, these stimulants can bump up your heart rate and blood pressure and accelerate both your brain and body. They can magnify mania...
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NIH Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Vitamin D Vitamin D Interactions with Medications Vitamin D supplements have the potential to interact with several types of medications. A few examples are provided below. Individuals taking these medications on a regular basis should discuss vitamin D intakes with their healthcare providers. Steroids Corticosteroid medications such as prednisone, often prescribed to reduce inflammation, can reduce calcium absorption [90,91,92] and impair vitamin D...
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