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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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I have BP. Can I use Ozempic injections to lose belly fat?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it good to use Ozempic injections while on blood pressure medication? I have been on blood pressure medication for over six months and I am seeing positive changes, but have gained a lot of weight and the doctor warned that I have to shed some to reduce the risk of diabetes. Is it s...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern regarding the Ozempic (Semaglutide) injection. This injection is completely safe with blood pressure medications. It has been shown to have a very good effect on weight loss, cholesterol reduction, and even blood pressure reduction. As you l...  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 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 »

I am taking Levothyroxine and Naproxen. Will these interact?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from hypothyroidism for the past five years. I am taking one Thyronorm 50 mcg tablet every day morning before breakfast and one Matilda AF tablet during dinner after food. Recently I went to a doctor with joint pains and knee pains. The doctor prescribed Mylan-Napro...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are no noted drug interactions for the above tablets. I would suggest the following precautions for knee pain: 1) Activities that cause pain should be avoided temporarily. 2) If the knee is swollen or sore, the following positions and activities should be avoided u...  Read Full »

I am prescribed multiple mental health drugs. Is it safe?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old man, my weight is 125 pounds, and my height is 5.4 feet. My doctor prescribed tablets Buspirone HCL 15 mg, tablet Citalopram hydrobromide HCL 40 mg, and tablet Cyclobenzaprine HCL 10 mg. I wanted to know if consuming all these medicines simultaneously is safe. Could ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. The drugs you mentioned have a similar mechanism of action, but the adverse effects cannot be predicted for all these drugs. No deciding factor will help decide which will work the best. You should follow the recommen...  Read Full »

I am currently taking Zoloft and Vistaril, but I also drink alcohol sometimes. Is it safe to take Vistaril and drink alcohol?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old male, and I am currently taking Zoloft and Vistaril. I take Zoloft and Vistaril as needed, once and sometimes twice daily. I rarely drink alcohol and know about its interactions with Zoloft, but it is harder to find the interactions with Vistaril. I know I cannot dri...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Vistaril's (Hydroxyzine Pamoate) half-life is around 14 hours, so that it will stay in your system for more than one day. It depends upon your hepatic function. If your liver function is impaired, it will stay in the system longer. If you tak...  Read Full »

I am taking Risperidone along with Wellbutrin. Would not these cancel each other out?

Query: Hi doctor, I had two psychotic episodes last year and was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. I have recently prescribed Risperidone (1 mg) in combination with Wellbutrin (150 mg). One is a dopamine blocker while the other is a dopamine reuptake inhibitor. Would not these cancel each other o...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The short answer to your question is no. They do not cancel each other out. You may be aware that Risperidone (a dopamine antagonist) is prescribed as an antipsychotic and also helps to stabilize mood whereas Wellbutrin (Bupropion- norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhi...  Read Full »

Can we take vitamin B supplements and antifungal tablets together?

Query: Hi doctor, Can we take vitamin B supplements and antifungal tablets together? Will that react? How to take both medicines? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the information provided on your end, and I do understand your concern. However, there is no problem taking vitamin B supplements and oral antifungal medications together. They do not cause drug interactions and do not react with each other. As per y...  Read Full »

Can I combine my depression, anxiety, and insomnia medications with homeopathy medications?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know whether I can combine my depression, anxiety, and insomnia medications with homeopathy.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You can take medication combined with homeopathy if you are not taking it for mental illness. You should take psychiatry medication under your psychiatrist's prescription. You should also follow the below guidelines to deal with your problem...  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 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...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 (proton pump inhibitor) 30 minutes before meals o...  Read Full »

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