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    There is a small percentage of patients who report balance and coordination problems while taking Neurontin, as well as some reports in other medical literature. Less than 1% report insomnia, so it is not a common side effect, but a small population of patients do experience it. These are not the...Read More
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    This product is primarily used for the treatment of anxiety and tension. It is also sometimes used for treatment of gut and bladder spasms. Read More
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    Typically what occurs is the Pristiq would be stopped, and then you would start taking Celexa. Sometimes the the drug that is being discontinued is tapered down, and the second drug is started at a lower dose and increased over a few days to a few weeks. In some cases, a physician may just discontinue...Read More
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    Nausea, upset stomach and stomach pain are common side effects of Metformin.  Approximately 5% of iGuard members taking metformin have reported nausea/vomiting and stomach pain. When first prescribed, the dose of metformin is usually slowly increased over a period of weeks to help patient get used...Read More
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    Any medication in the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory category has the potential to upset the stomach. This side effect can be lessened by taking these medications with food. Some other drugs that can help with joint pain are ibuprofen and naproxen, which are available over the counter without a...Read More
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    Acupuncture and other types of non-medication therapy are all usual in treatment of headache problems. Frequently recommended is biofeedback therapy for tension type headaches by virtue of the fact that it really gives you a technique you can use at home. Acupuncture certainly works in migraine and...Read More
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    Drinking alcohol, especially large amounts of alcohol, while taking escitalopram (Lexapro) may significantly increase the risk of excessive sedation and impaired judgment. As a result, it is best avoid drinking alcohol when taking escitalopram (Lexapro). Read More
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    It is best to take the trazodone right after eating. Just as you finish your snack or meal is the best time to take the trazodone. This reduces the risk of dizziness caused by the medication. Read More
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    Lithium has been shown to suppress thyroid function in up to 42% of patients.  This effect usually occurs within 3-6 weeks of beginning of treatment and may normalize even with continued treatment.  Lithium has also been linked to kidney problems.  The risk is higher when the level of lithium is too high. ...Read More
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    Exact substitute of Levemir is not available. Consult your doctor about the usage of "Lantus." You should not change any insulin without the pre-approval and guidance of your doctor. Read More
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    Unfortunately, disease symptoms change - they often get worse over time and require an increase in dose of medication or a change in medication. People may confuse this worsening of disease with becoming immune to a particular medication. Read More
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    Grapefruit juice contains compounds that inhibit an enzyme that normally breaks down simvastatin.  This inhibition results in an increased level of simvastatin in the body.  The increased level of simvastatin in the body can cause muscle pain.  The interaction does not have anything to do with po...Read More
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    The change from Ambien to Ativan sounds appropriate.  Ativan is indicated to help with anxiety.  There should not be complications while taking either medication as long as you are taking it as prescribed by your doctor.  There are many medications that help with insomnia, and you may do better taking...Read More
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    The deep indentation on your leg that you are describing may be a condition called pitting edema. In addition the smothering feeling and the phlegm may be signs that the furosemide is not enough to help pull the excess fluid out of your body at this time. These can all be signs or symptoms that your heart...Read More
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    Buproprion extended-release (XL) is the generic version of Wellbutrin XL.  Wellbutrin XL and Bupropion XL are AB-rated generic equivalent, which means they are interchangeable.  However, it is up to the individual doctor's prescribing preference to allow for substitution. You can follow up with your...Read More