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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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

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

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

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

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

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

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

Rheumatologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

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 »

Kindly suggest the side effects of Tizanidine.

Query: Hello doctor, I started taking 2 mg of Tizanidine today due to severe spasms. I am directed to take one in the morning and two before bed. I was advised to take a total of 6 mg per day. However, I am having the issues of dizziness and lightheadedness, sweating, agitation and anxiousness, super crazy...  Read Full »


Dr. Danish Qureshi

Pharmacologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tizanidine along with Sertraline is known for severe drug interactions. The severity of your side effects signifies that you are having intense side effects and interactions. You should immediately contact your nearby physician and get yourself examined. For further infor...  Read Full »

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

Hematologist

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 »

Does nail indentation indicate recurrence of cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old female with stage 1A breast cancer history about seven years ago and treated surgically and with radiation on my right breast. I am on Tamoxifen daily. I was fine since. No other medical conditions. But I have noticed some indentations or slight depressions in my fi...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the case. In my opinion, you are having melanonychia, but at the same time, you have applied nail color as well. There are a number of causes of such melanonychia in your case. It could be due to 1. Poor diet. 2. Vitamin B12 deficiency. 3...  Read Full »

Can a Clonazepam pill took a day before the allotted time cause any adverse effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I am worried after taking Clonazepam 0.5 mg for five days. Does it cause any adverse effects in my life? Can I have memory loss or cognitive impairment? Will it cause any damage to my brain? It has not improved my anxiety. Can I have any impact due to it?  Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for getting in touch with us. As far as I do understand, you took the Clonazepam for five days. The dose was 0.5 mg per tablet. I can guarantee you that this has absolutely and in no way any long-term effects on your brain, on your body, or anything else. ...  Read Full »

Whenever my wife took Ambien and Accutane together, she had alcohol-like breath. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has taken Ambien 5 mg, once or twice a week to get to sleep after a difficult day at work. She used to take the 5 mg without any problems, for almost a year. A couple of months ago, she started a course of Accutane. At first, she took 20 mg per day, now it is down to 10 mg per...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms are most likely due to an interaction between Accutane (Isotretinoin) and Ambien (Zolpidem). This could increase the levels of Ambien in the blood immediately after taking it. The symptoms are highly suggestive of an allergic reaction. She could either be ...  Read Full »

Can dried basil and Acitrom be taken together?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife takes Acitrom 3 mg tablet daily. And, she also takes 1 teaspoon of dried basil with milk. Is it alarming? Do I need to stop her eating basil?  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com The interactions of basil with Acitrom (Acenocoumarol) have not been studied in detail. Hence, it is better not to take risk. Please ask her to stop basil. If you can tell me the reason why basil was taken, I can suggest you some alternatives, which are safe to be used alo...  Read Full »

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