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Sleepy side effect of Brintellix
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I've been taking Brintellix (10 mg) for 18 days now. I was taking Effexor and then the generic version Venlafaxine since 2008 and was interested in a new medication. I thought that the Venlafaxine made me gain weight, not sure. So, since taking this Brintellix, I've been VERY groggy, and sleepy. Been having a hard time getting out of bed in the morning, and sleep later than usual. Hard to have energy to do things throughout the day. Does this go away with time? Overall, the medication works fine, however this sleepiness is too much. ## Hello, Sheva! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. The excessive drowsiness may be due to stopping the other, coupled with side effects from starting the Brintellix. As listed by the FDA, other possible side effects...
Updated 2 hours ago in Brintellix.
side effects of oleanz 5 mg
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Side effects include: Dizziness, enormous weight gain. After taking for 9months I increased my self by 10kg. When I stopped it gradually my weight decreased. ## I was prescribed oleanz plus half tablet for severe muscle pain with insomnia and some depression also. Now after taking it for 10 months I stopped but all the old problems returned. Can I take this medicine again?
Updated 14 hours ago.
Paxil and Trileptal
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Has anyone taken Trileptal (for anger) and Paxil (for anxiety) together? Did it help? My son has taken Trileptal which has helped the anger but the anxiety is no better. ## They can be taken together, if his doctor approves and is monitoring him regularly, but the FDA does warn that it may intensify some of the side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, headache, mood changes, and weight changes. Is he on any other medications? What conditions has he been diagnosed with?
Updated 15 hours ago in Paxil.
plvia 434
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round, white tablet, with plvia and 434 marked on them, backside has a line through the middle ## This tablet is manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 100mgs of Trazodone, which is used to treat depression, and insomnia. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood changes, and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 18 hours ago in Trazodone.
blue Fluoxetine causes heartburn
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Recently my pharmacy began giving me a new version of fluoxetine, which I have taken for MANY years with no problems.... however the blue fluoxetine gives me horrible heart burn. I use to take them at night before bed, but couldn't sleep, so decided to start taking them in the morning and still get the heartburn. I don't take them with any other meds. I tried an empty stomach, and after eating, but the results are still the same. I also get a bad headache (I think from the heartburn.) Has anyone figured out how to avoid this problem? ## Hi Jen, I truly believe that the root cause of this specific heartburn side effect lies within the "inactive" ingredients found in the blue Fluoxetine pill. Reason I say that is because, when you switch brand names or manufacturers, the d...
Updated 1 day ago in Fluoxetine.
Citalopram has ruined my marriage
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A while a ago my daughter was being bullied at school, which drove her to take an overdose, thank fully she was ok and is doing fine now. But my wife took it really hard and started to suffer with anxiety so the doctor gave her citalopram. Instantly I noticed a change in her attitude, she just turned so hard faced and cold toward me, then what was a healthy sexual relationship turned to a relationship with no sex at all, I've tried to tell her that this drug has changed her but she is not interested, this drug had changed her from being a normal loving mother/wife to a woman who needs no love or affection. And now after 15yrs of being together she wants a divorce, to sell the house and go our separate ways, I am absolutely devastated I can't imagine my life without this woman I ...
Updated 1 day ago in Citalopram.
abnormal bleeding?
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have been on pristiq for just over 1 month and have had my menstrual period for over 14 days, now. Dr. doesn't think it's related. strange coincidental hormone imbalance? ## It has been known to cause an irregular menstrual cycle, as a side effect, according to FDA reports. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, and headache. It should regulate itself, after a few months, once your body gets used to the medication, but if it doesn't, you should inform your doctor, as it might not be the right medication for you. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 1 day ago in Pristiq.
Lexapro and Flexeril
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I take 10 mgs of lexapro and was wondering if 5mgs of flexeril would interact? I weigh about 140 lbs and am 5'8. I do not take anything else. My mom gave me a flexeril to help with some muscle spasms in my back but I don't want to take it if it interacts. ## No, these medications should not be taken together, as it increases the risk of your developing Serotonin Syndrome, which has the potential to be fatal. Thus, if your doctor hasn't prescribed them both for you, it could be very dangerous for you to take them, according to FDA reports. It would be best to consult your physician to see what you can safely take. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 1 day ago in Lexapro.
Mylan Mirtazapine does not work
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Has any one else experienced this? I had to start using the Mylan version of Remeron / Mirtazapine and I now get sever leg cramps, headaches and the return of my depression. It’s as though it has NO active ingredient in it. The name brand Remeron puts me to sleep about 15 min after taking it, but the Mylan generic for of Remeron/Mirtazapine does not. I stay awake for hours. I can not afford the name brand remeron at $187.00 a month but I am to afraid if I try to use the Mylan version again the worse will happen. I am kind of between a rock and a hard place over this. But I have switched back and fourth enough times now that I know the Mylan version does not work. I get this from Walgreen’s in IL and I am looking for similar problems. Walgreen’s tell me they will not ca...
Updated 2 days ago in Mirtazapine.
Effects of Long Term Amitriptyline Use on the Heart
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After 20 years of taking amitriptyline for headaches I would like to find people who have had any heart related side effects after long term amitriptyline use. ## Very little is known about the long-term effects of most drugs for depression. The biggest problem reported currently is relapse, when the medication is discontinued. You can read more about antidepressants here: As to any cardiac effects, I am only finding warnings that problems may occur if it is used with some specific other medications. Does anyone else know anything about this? ## I have been on Elavil for 20 years and 100mg at bedtime and I don't recommend anyone taking it long term. I have heart palpatations every day which was determined from Dr. that it was hormonal, but I don't believe it. I tried to decrease...
Updated 3 days ago in Amitriptyline.
Alprex Drug Information
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sleeping tablet ## Hi. I'm a 32 year old guy. Now a days I have been going thru a tough situation. You can say I'm in depression, because of which i cant sleep properly. In the morning my eyes are swell and I'm going thru severe headaches. I am thinking of taking alprex for quite some time. Can anyone suggest how I can use it, how much mg I should take, and if there are any side effects? ## My daughter is 2 years old and I've been taking Alprex. 5mg for the past 2 months. I am breastfeeding my daughter as well. Is that harmful to my daughter? I am suffering from depression and frustration.
Updated 4 days ago.
i failed my pain meds drug test...False Positive On Drug Test For Pcp
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I failed my pain meds drug test for PCP/ angeldust. Could my meds I am on have done this cause I have never touched pcp.? I am currently on celexa lamictal adderall ability xanex hydrocodone tramadol ## Celexa causes false positives for pcp happened to me in rehab. Most doc should know this! ## False positive for hydromorphone when dr. listed morphine instead of my prescribed ms contin er 30mgs 2x a day{for 8 yrs.) and loratab 7.5 as needed. Loratab was compliant and morphine non complant ms contin er wasn't listed anywhere. Could this be why hydromorphone showed up and no morphine showed up at all? I was cut from all pain meds told me I was a criminal for selling my morphine to buy a stronger drug. It has been about 30days now they said I fired them and cut my psyc. meds. I had to ...
Updated 4 days ago in Celexa.
Side Effects of Trazodone
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I have been taking 200mg of Trazodone since February and although I noticed an immediate improvement in my mood I think I'm struggling now with side effects although my doctor said they should have worn off by now. I find that I'm constantly shaky inside, feel cold most of the time, frequently feel ill, very irritable and general feeling of not coping. Any thoughts welcome. ## Hello, Fiona! How are you? Your doctor is correct, they should have worn off by now, it usually only takes about 4 to 5 weeks. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and drowsiness. It could be, however, that it's just not the right medication for you and you may need to switch to something else. Is there anything else I ca...
Updated 4 days ago in Trazodone.
Nexito 10 Used For What Disease
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Can nexito 10 be given to a tp patient? What are the side effects of this med? ## i am taking nexito10 for 6 there any side effects of this medicine? ## All medications carry the risk of side effects, even over the counter products, however, after 6 years your risk of experiencing them is minimal, unless you would be changed to a higher dosage. Nexito contains the active ingredient Escitalopram, it is an antidepressant and these have also been shown to be effective at helping some people with certain types of nerve pain. The normal side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, dry mouth and weight gain. Learn more: Are there any questions or comments? ## My daughter 16 years of age is having I Q of 72. She has also been suffering from morbid obesity since 6 months of age. She i...
Updated 4 days ago in Escitalopram.
Weaning off pristiq
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I just wanted to tell all of you trying to get off pristiq, its possible. I was on pristiq for severe panic attacks for 6 months. It saved my life. It gave me a chance to slow down my career, gave me a huge wakeup call. This drug put a cloud over my brain. I was not my happy, fun loving self. I was like a step ford wife. You cant wean off this pill. I was on 50mg. I did every other day for a month. Every third day for two weeks then cold turkey. It really was not so bad. I layer on my couch for three days, cried a bit and watched movies. I'm happily on all holistic medications, no longer a slave to pristiq. If I can beat anxiety, anyone can. My biggest advice.. Exercise. Next, surround yourself with positive people. Three, talk out your problems. Good luck. ## Fantastic advice and v...
Updated 4 days ago in Pristiq.
False Positive On Drug Test For Pcp
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I just took a drug screen and popped positive for pcp. I never taken pcp my whole life I swear. The meds I take are citalopram (celesta) docusate, quetiapine fumarate and hydroxyzine pamoate. They think it may be the hydroxyzine? This can cause me a lot of trouble. Please help. ## It is the celexa.. I got kicked out of rehab for testing positive for pcp! I researched my meds methadone/ atarax/ celexa and copied a web page saying celexa cause false positive for pcp and they let me back in. ## I failed a drug test for probation...I take celexa ,grabapentin, prozosin and suboxen...but I faied for PCP? Is this possible. .plzz help ## Failed a urinalysis and swab test for PCP. Never have touched it. Can vistaril do this? That's the only new med I'm on. ## I have had 3 kidney transpla...
Updated 5 days ago in Citalopram.
Brintellix (Trintellix) withdrawal
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Started 10 mg Trintellix 3 weeks ago. Vomiting at least 2x a day and constant nausea, fatigue, muscle and back pain. Trying to wean off it - doctor said take it every second day for a week then go see her. What is the normal time frame for withdrawal? I am terrified of this drug. I am diabetic and it is making my sugars wildly fluctuate too. ## Called Lundbeck (canadian office in Montreal) today to get advice on how to wean off/stop taking Trintellix. Shocked to be told "there is NO protocol for weaning/stopping this drug. You have to let your doctor decide how to proceed"! "Everyone has a different reaction". My doctor is away for a week so. My pharmacist and I are trying to figure something out, but I am absolutely stunned at Lundbeck's answer ## Hi Judy, Sorry to ...
Updated 5 days ago in Brintellix.
Amitriptyline and/or Tramadol?
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Need deep sleep! How much of this stuff would I need to take to knock me out for the count and make me oblivious to anything, without it having too negative effect on me. Want to sleep like I've never slept before, without no interruptions. Need deep sleep! I have been given amitriptyline. How much of this stuff would I need to take to knock me out for the count and make me oblivious to anything, without it having too negative effect on me. Want to sleep like I've never slept before, without no interruptions. I want it to really knock me out. Thanks. ## Wow! Sounds to me like you're really tired! I have taken both of these meds, and neither one has made me even the least bit sleepy. Tramadol has a very specific max of dosage, so I highly suggest you don't overtake any it...
Updated 5 days ago in Amitriptyline.
Amitriptyline to relieve Tramadol Withdrawal?
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I've been on 100 mg of tramadol 2x per day for a little over 1 month this time. I'm having s horrible time detoxing c/t although I've tried many times. After 2 times with refills my gp refuses another script. My neurologist recently prescribed Amitriptyline 50 mg per night for sleep and pain. My question is can the amitriptyline help with horrible day 2 withdrawal I'm experiencing? I never want to see tramadol again b/c of the sickening control I gave it over my life. Told husband at least my head and neck pain let me feel normal instead of some side show. If anyone has experience bei.g on amitriptyline while detcing from tramadol will you please help? Thanks to all!! ## Hi Ashley, I have heard of Amitriptyline helping those who are going through withdrawal by helping th...
Updated 5 days ago in Amitriptyline.
Is Amitriptyline A Controlled Subtance
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is amitriptyline a narcodic or controlled substance 2102 on one side v on the other side sm. yellow pill ## Amitriptyline is not a narcotic, nor is it subject to the Controlled Substances Act. It is an antidepressant. Amitriptyline is a fairly safe drug although it can (and usually does) cause EXTREME drowsiness. It should not be taken before driving, etc until you know how it will effect you. Most people continue to become drowsy after taking it so they take it before bedtime. The other most common side effect is constipation. For information about this drug, please refer to the link below... Please post back if you have any other questions or comments to add. ## My doctor prescribed me Amitriptylin 25 MG it was not for depression, it was for a burning sensation that Ive been having du...
Updated 5 days ago in Amitriptyline.

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