Drug Interactions

Drug interactions occur when similar drugs or opposing drugs causing effects on the body when administered together. It occurs due to changes in absorption, metabolism, or elimination of drugs. They are of three types. They are drug-to-drug interactions where there is an interaction of drugs with other drugs, drug-food interactions where the drug interacts with food, and drug-disease interactions where the drug interacts with the disease.

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Does intake of Xarelto cause an increase in AST and ALT?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking Xarelto 20 mg daily for DVT from the past four weeks. My blood work shows increased AST, which is double than normal, and ALT, which is triple than normal. Should I take today's dose? I take a lot of medicines for different health conditions. I have attached the photo of my pr...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are taking Alendronate, Alprazolam, Rivaroxaban, and Simvastatin for your different conditions. For example,¬†Alendronate for osteoporosis, Simvastatin for hyperlipidemia, and R...  Read Full »

What happens when you take Caffeine and Ibuprofen together?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having nausea and stomach pain after taking 200 mg of Caffeine and 200 mg of Ibuprofen. And as my stomach pain has not gone away, I wonder whether I could have damaged my stomach as I understand Caffeine in high doses can have harmful interactions with Ibuprofen. Kindly he...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. One dose of Ibuprofen does not happen to cause ulcer or stomach damage. However, it can temporarily increase gastric acid production and can cause some temporary stomach upset. I suggest you take capsule Esomeprazole 30 minutes before meals once da...  Read Full »

Can I take Yohimbine in the morning with Cialis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old male. I am taking one Yohimbine capsule daily in the morning. Is it dangerous to use? Should I take it along with Cialis or any other supplement? Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not recommended to take Yohimbine in the morning since it can cause dizziness. So, you should not take it and drive or go to work. It is better to take it at night before going to bed. You should not use it if you have a history of any heart or kidney or liver probl...  Read Full »

Is it fine to take Unwanted 72 while taking TB treatment?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is under treatment for TB. She is fine with good weight and doing her normal routine. Can she take Unwanted 72?  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Rathee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Your wife can definitely take Unwanted 72 (emergency contraceptive pill) while on treatment for TB (tuberculosis). There is absolutely no problem at all in taking it. For further doubts consult a general medicine physician online --> http...  Read Full »

I have allergic issues for 15 years. Can I take iron supplements along with asthma medications?

Query: Hi doctor, I have allergic issues for the past 15 years. Initially, it started as allergic rhinitis, and then I got bronchial asthma. Currently, I am taking medications for asthma and sacroiliitis. I was having some issues and flare-ups for the past three months. So I did a blood test today to kn...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from bronchial asthma and sacroiliitis. According to your attached investigation reports, (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your CRP (C-reactive protein) levels are above norma...  Read Full »

Will there be hospital delirium after surgery in patients who had dementia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned about drug interaction for my father. He is experiencing hospital delirium after surgery. My concern is he has been taking Cymbalta, Gabapentin, and Tramadol, as well as numerous other medications. I have read about serotonin syndrome as well as other interactions. He has ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and saw the attachments (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). First of all, I like to inform you that serotonin syndrome occurs on the addition of new medication or increasing the dose of a serotonergic medicine. Since he was fine on...  Read Full »

Is it fine to take Omeprazole along with Simethicone for acidity?

Query: Hi doctor, I took Simethicone 250 mg 30 minutes back because my stomach is very bloated. It is now 3:30 AM on a Saturday. Should I take Omeprazole 20 mg for the acidity in my stomach, or should I wait for one more hour? If I need to use a sleep aid like Benadryl 25, at what time can I take it? Plea...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your statement, you have been suffering from stomach bloating and acidity. It is better to take Simethicone after meals and Omeprazole before a meal or empty stomach. But you can take both Simethicone and Omeprazole together. This is because there are no in...  Read Full »

Is it possible for Lithium and Ibuprofen interaction to result in neurological toxicity?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old female. I have been taking Lithium 1200 mg for five years. Last year, I got an injury and it required regular pain management. So I was told to take Ibuprofen at a maximum dose. Within a week, I developed ataxia, muscle weakness, and spasticity, memory loss, polyuria...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.It is purely drug to drug interaction and it is well known with lithium. In fact, lithium interacts with many drugs and it is one of the drugs having a narrow therapeutic index. The symptoms of lithium toxicity can develop even with the absence of kidney damage as they are ...  Read Full »

Is it good to take pomegranate juice while taking Rosuvastatin?

Query: Hi doctor, I was reading on the internet that one should not take pomegranate juice while on Rosuvastatin. It damages the kidney and muscle loss will occur. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data posted. There is no direct interaction between pomegranate juice and statin so it is not absolutely contraindicated. But, drinking pomegranate juice by people who are taking statin may lead slower metabolism of stain and may increase the...  Read Full »

What can cause vertigo, abdominal pain, headache, and nausea?

Query: Hi doctor, I have constant lightheadedness for the past 20 hours. Today, I started to have a feeling of nausea during day time. I also have abdominal pain, headache, and neck stiffness for a week. It comes and goes on for a week. I have pain and soreness in my neck and shoulders. I am taking Dexa...  Read Full »


Dr. K Shanmuganandan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your temporal profile suggests that you have mild ongoing inflammation. These symptoms can occur due to sub-clinical inflammation or stomach bug or drug intolerance. In addition, a phenomenon of fibromyalgia (FM) or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) can be superimposed wit...  Read Full »

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