Is Doxazosin exactly the same compound as Doxazosin Mesylate? Pharmacy filled with #1, when asked for #2.?
My husband had a prescription for Doxazosin Mesylate, generic for Cardura, but the pharmacy filled it for Doxazosin. Is this the same thing?
Asked by Georgeanna Levick 4 months ago.
Once the strength of the two are the same, they are bioequivalent, so you don't need to worry. They are essentially the same. Answered by Jenee Momeni 4 months ago.
My friend was told he has about a coke cans worth of blood in his bladder.He had an ultra sound and was put on?
Doxazonsin Mesylate tabs for the next 2 weeks.Is this for kidney stones or cancer or what could be the problem?The urologist didn't say.
Asked by Dorla Truelove 4 months ago.
Doxazosin Mesylate (not Doxazonsin Mesylate) is a blood pressure medicine that is also used for some urinary problems. Here's what it says about it on the PDR Health Website: "Generic name: Doxazosin mesylate Why is Cardura prescribed? Cardura is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition in which the prostate gland grows larger, pressing on the urethra and threatening to block the flow of urine from the bladder. The drug relieves symptoms such as a weak stream, dribbling, incomplete emptying of the bladder, frequent urination, and burning during urination. Cardura is also used in the treatment of high blood pressure. It is effective when used alone or in combination with other blood pressure medications, such as diuretics, beta-blocking medications, calcium channel blockers or ACE inhibitors. Doctors also prescribe Cardura, along with other drugs such as digitalis and diuretics, for treatment of congestive heart failure." ______________________________________... With that amount of bleeding, I would think the urologist should do additional testing besides the ultrasound. And the urologist should certainly have told your friend what he's treating him for and what the results of the ultrasound showed! Kidney stones can cause bleeding, but they also generally cause a lot of pain. Bladder cancer certainly is another common cause of bleeding; a urinalysis can check for abnormal cells, but not all types of bladder cancer cause abnormal cells to be shed in the urine. CT scans can reveal bladder tumors, though not the flat type of tumors (CIS, carcinoma in situ). The "gold standard" for checking for bladder cancer is cystoscopy, where a flexible (or sometimes a rigid) tube is inserted into the bladder via the urethra and the urologist can have a good look around. The good news is that bladder cancer is very treatable, and most types are not aggressive (i.e., do not tend to metastasize). However, if the cancer invades the muscle of the bladder wall, removal of the bladder is the usual treatment, and there are various kinds of urinary "diversions" that allow people to lead full, normal lives after bladder removal. Answered by Latina Neff 4 months ago.
Drug interaction concerns?
My brother in law is taking400mg paroxetine300mg Lithium carb2mg Risperidone2mg Doxazosin-Mesylate75mg Amitriptyline HCL20mg Zyprexa20mg PropranololSince he's been taking all of these medications he's been sort of zombie like. He can't really speak and my mother in law has told me that...
Asked by Greta Mothershead 4 months ago.
My brother in law is taking 400mg paroxetine 300mg Lithium carb 2mg Risperidone 2mg Doxazosin-Mesylate 75mg Amitriptyline HCL 20mg Zyprexa 20mg Propranolol Since he's been taking all of these medications he's been sort of zombie like. He can't really speak and my mother in law has told me that he's been having hallucinations. Can these medications themselves cause him to have these hallucinations? I'm really concerned about him, I mean is it responsible for the docs to keep him so drugged up to the point that he can't walk or talk, and hallucinate? My fiance has told me that he probably suspects that the only thing his brother suffered from was being bipolar, and perhaps a mild case of depression, but that's it. Answered by Patrice Ferro 4 months ago.
So the drugs are: paroxetine - anti depressant Lithium carb - mood stabilizer Risperidone - anti psychotic Doxazosin-Mesylate - for high blood pressure Amitriptyline HCL - anto depressant Zyprexa - anti psychotic Propranolol - for high blood pressure he is being treated for 2 different disorders.... Bipolar and High blood pressure. They do have him on 2 anti depreswsants and 2 anto psychotics but even that is not out of the ordinary..... I take; Lamictal, Saphris, Klonopin, and Lunesta (for Bipolar); Albuterol, Advair, Qvar, Singlair, Zyrtec, and Rhinocort (for Asthma and allergies); levothyroxine (for hypothyroidism); Naltrexone (for chronic fatigue). those are my everyday meds. I also occasionally take medication for migraines, inflamation, and pain (partially due to the chronic fatigue and partially due to a disorder that causes calcuim to build up in my ligaments. If it reallt cincerns you then take him for a second opinion but the doctor has a reason for having him on all of those.... It is standard practice to use t6 or 4 meds for Bipolar... one for the depression, one for the mania, and a mood stabilizer.... and sometimes somethign for anxiety and insomnia.. not so unusual. Answered by Tana Hornoff 4 months ago.
Mixing lithium with antipsychotic drugs might cause neurotoxicity. The feature was first noticed over 20 years ago, and some canadian psychiatrists "disproved" the interaction by a flawed retrospective statistics. The trouble with their study was that in order to prove an interaction occurred the person had to die. They could operate in a cloud and it would not have been noticed by the nurse enough to question a possible interaction. Since then there have been not trials done to find out how it works, not even in animals. Even if a study showed no change in blood levels that does not mean an interaction does not exist, as for example alcohol and narcotics added together can kill without changed blood levels. Duplicate therapy to promote serotonin syndrome exists with the amitriptyline and paroxetine (dose cannot be correct), also no reason for duplication of antipsychotic drugs risperidone and zyprexa. These atypical antipsychotics promote weight gain and diabetes. Commonly the prescriber does not check for hemoglobin A1c or glucose levels to monitor adverse blood sugar changes (not their departiment?). Answered by Alvaro Coolahan 4 months ago.
Not a single one of these drugs can but fused together it may have a different reactions try to get him off them Answered by Juanita Nabb 4 months ago.
Wanted to switch from Metoprolol to Cardura?
Does anyone any idea if it would be ok to switched Cardura from Metoprolol meds? Thanks
Asked by Quentin Holderbaum 4 months ago.
Metoprolol is a safer drug than Cardura (Doxazosin mesylate) because: In March 2000, the ALLHAT study stopped the arm of its trial looking at alpha blockers because doxazosin (Cardura) was less effective than a simple diuretic. Patients on Cardura had a 25% higher rate of cardiovascular disease and twice the rate of congestive heart failure as patients on diuretics. Pfizer, aware of the results before publication, launched a sophisticated damage control campaign in early 2000, and sales were largely unaffected despite the dangers highlighted by the study. In any case, never change a treatment of this kind on your own without the advice of a physician. Answered by Valentin Wildeisen 4 months ago.
Can a patient take St Johns wort while in treatment with the following medications?
thanks everyone. I'd better get in touch with the doc to go on the safe side.
Asked by Berry Crosdale 4 months ago.
Short answer: Do NOT take the wort along with paroxetine without telling your doctor! Longer answer: The number one drug on that list that will interact with St. John's wort is paroxetine. They both have anti-depressant effect and I believe that they even have a common mechanism of action (SSRI). This essentially means that by taking them both you're double-dosing and are potentially exposing yourself to a reaction known as serotonin syndrome in which your central nervous system becomes overloaded with serotonin and stops responding to it appropriately. This can cause clonic seizures, altered mentation, hyperthermia, and more and can be life-threatening. The initial stages of SS can be difficult to detect unless you know exactly what to look for. Basically you need to talk with your doctor and probably make a decision with them either to take the St. John's wort or to take the paroxetine but not both. Or, if he or she does agree to your taking both, then they'll probably want to know your exact dosage of wort and want you to carefully monitor your response to the combined drugs. Also, you have to consider that if paroxetine isn't working for you then you may just need to report that to your doctor and try either a different drug (there are a few kinds besides SSRIs and one may work better for you), light therapy, cognitive therapy, lifestyle changes (exercise?, hobbies?, social events?), or something else altogether. I think that none of the other medications you list really interact with St. John's wort appreciably, however there's a chance that the wort might increase the amount of amlodipine you need to be taking (by increasing how fast your body metabolizes it). Also the wort can interact to some degree with a wide range of drugs which your doctor might want to put you on at some future time. So, again, it's an absolute must that your doctor know about the wort. Answered by Janessa Rinke 4 months ago.
No. The paroxetine alone you cannot take St. John's Wort with - also that is a mountain of medications, looks like for managing diabetes. St John's Wort's effect on the liver could be catastrophic with some of these medications. Answered by Sherrell Fisler 4 months ago.
St. John's Wort is well known for changing how your liver enzymes break down drugs, which then affects how much drug there is in your blood. This then effects how much is free to actually have an effect on you - whether it be too much and causing overdose, or too little and thus not doing what it's supposed to. I would not reccomend taking SJW with all those things, but the best answer is to go through it with your doctor. Answered by Jani Lybbert 4 months ago.
Call the Dr. or even call your local pharmacy, preferably where these other prescriptions are filled. St. John's Wort is for depression and even though it is a herb, I would still make that call. Answered by Mindy Fitzsimmons 4 months ago.