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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Why do I have elevated platelet levels?

Query: Hi doctor, My platelets were 468 last month, and I repeated another full CBC. Everything else was fine, but my platelets were still 463 a month later. Is this something to worry about? I have fatty liver grade 1 and mild IBS. I also had a Coronavirus infection two months ago. Currently, I am on m...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Elevated platelets indicate the following conditions: Grade 1 thrombocytosis: platelets 550-649. Grade 2 thrombocytosis: platelets 650-749. Grade 3 thrombocytosis: platelets 750-849. Grade 4 thrombocytosis: platelets 850-1099. Grade 5 thrombocytosis: platelets 1...  Read Full »

I am positive for COVID-19. Is it safe to continue taking Magnesium Glycinate?

Query: Hello doctor, I tested positive for COVID-19. For the past few months, I have been taking Magnesium to aid with heart palpitations. Now I am also taking Tylenol and Mucinex (Guaifenesin). I have not taken any Magnesium tablets in two days, and my palpitations have reappeared. I would like to know ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Yes, using Magnesium Glycinate tablets regularly is safe. It will not cause any side effects in COVID-19, so continue taking it as usual. Kindly notify me about your COVID-19 symptoms. Do you have any fever or cough? Please let me know so ...  Read Full »

Why does lung cancer medicine hamper aneurysm treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend has a brain aneurysm and lung cancer. He is undergoing treatments for both. Now, the medicine for lung cancer is hampering the aneurysm. What to do? Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W. Diwan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Brain aneurysm can be a different entity or due to the metastasis of lung cancer to the brain. It is a very difficult condition to treat as both diseases have a very grave prognosis. Usually, the treatment of aneurysm is by clipping or coiling, but certain medi...  Read Full »

Can Zoloft and Propranolol be taken together?

Query: Hello doctor, I took Zoloft and Inderal and noticed some interaction. I would like that to be explained to me. Is it safe to take both Propranolol oral and Sertraline oral at the same time? Will Propranolol oral increase the level or effect of Sertraline by altering drug metabolism?  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Zoloft (Sertraline) and Inderal (Propranolol) are metabolized through same pathway in the liver. Zoloft reduces the metabolism of Inderal resulting in higher levels of Inderal in the body. What that means for you is that the dose of Inderal should be reduced...  Read Full »

Is it OK for my 80-year-old diabetic father to take Cilostazol along with other blood thinners?

Query: Hi, My 80-year-old father has been diabetic for the past 30 years and hypertensive for the past five years. He has had bypass surgery and a stroke in the past. He had shooting pain in his right foot for two days, so we consulted a podiatrist. He changed his one medicine from capsule Maxgalin 75 mg t...  Read Full »


Dr. Manish N. Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I have a few suggestions for you- 1. Cilostazol is not a blood thinner. It helps patients with peripheral vascular disease. The foot pain could be due to autonomic neuropathy, which is expected in long-standing diabeti...  Read Full »

Can I give Benzodiazepine along with Carbamazepine to my 6-year-old son during multiple convulsions?

Query: Hi, My 6-year-old son has multiple convulsions, and he is under Carbamazapine medication. I used to have convulsions when I was a kid too. We had an EEG done about a month ago. Can my son have Benzodiazepine to reduce convulsions during seizure clusters? Or is there any contradiction? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. You can give him Benzodiazepine when he has convulsions, but you must ask your psychiatrist to increase the dose of Carbamazepine or add another anti convulsion medication. I suggest you can add tablet Valproate (Sodium V...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take Bupropion and Nexipride together?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with the somatic symptom disorder. While in anxious situations, it feels like paralysis or nervous breakdown might happen. Also, my hands become cold and my forehead becomes hot. Since the past 1 year, I am on Etizola Beta (Etizolam 0.5 and Propranolol 20) on a total of f...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no interaction between Bupropion and Nexipride (Levosulpiride); hence, no safety issue arises with this combination. Amisulpride is commonly added as an adjunct medication for synergistic effect. Instead, the point which should be taken into considerati...  Read Full »

How many hours after Xarelto can I take Pepto-Bismol and Ondansetron?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a healthy 45-year-old female who does not smoke. I had pain in my right calf over the last week. I went to the ER and had blood work done and an ultrasound. It was negative for a blood clot. A few days later, I still had the pain, and it was moving behind my knee, so as a precauti...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tablet Pepto-Bismol is broken down by body metabolism and divided into bismuth salts and salicylates. The bismuth salt's half-life is up to 11 days. But salicylates are the reason for the bleeding. Usually, the half-life of salicylates is six to ten hours. So within two t...  Read Full »

Taking Pantoprazole for GERD. Is any drug interactions between Pantoprazole and Voltaren?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on 40 mg Pantoprazole twice a day for GERD. I just took 50 mg Voltaren for a bad back and I am worried sick. I checked online and it said no drug interactions. I have not yet taken my nightly dose of Pantoprazole, should I not take it?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. There are no drug interactions between Pantoprozole and Diclofenac (Voltaren). In fact, anyone who takes painkillers like Diclofenac has to take Pantoprazole to prevent Diclofenac-induced gastritis. So, relax and take the regular dose of Pa...  Read Full »

Can I take antidepressants along with multiple sclerosis medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had multiple sclerosis for five years. I have been taking Tysabri once a month from four years. Recently, I have been more depressed. My psychologist suggests that I take Prozac for my depression. Does Prozac interact with Tysabri? I have read online that it is risky. I am attac...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The study which you have mentioned is not a proper research study. The sample selection is random and there are many biases in this study. I could not find any specific study that discusses drug interactions between Tysabri (Natalizumab) and Prozac (Fluoxetine). But, o...  Read Full »

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