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Why are some tablets Telmisartan, Amlodipine and Hydrochlorothiazide bilayered and some are not?

I recently saw that some brands of Telmisartan, Amlodipine and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets are bilayered and some are not? On Googling I found this Bilayered tablet technology separates two ...
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Does L-theanine increase caffeine's half-life?

Does consuming L-theanine with caffeine, either in drink (like matcha) or in pill form, affect the half-life of caffeine? All I can find about these substances ares claims that L-theanine slows the ...
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Understanding the use of medication from EEG

Recently I came across a study in which a group of people was trying to predict the medication ( especially anticonvulsants like Dilantin and Keppra ) a patient was using from his EEG. Does this have ...
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Does broccoli interfere with CYP3A4 metabolism?

There are many articles on the effects of the active ingredients in Broccoli but I have yet to find the "smoking gun" on this question. I know grapefruit is a big offender in blocking CYP3A4 but I am ...
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Is there a standard about maximal caffeine concentration for synergistic painkiller preparations?

Synergistic painkiller preparations are common world wide in the following combination drug forms, for example: paracetamol-ibuprofen-caffeine paracetamol-codeine-caffeine aspirin-paracetamol-...
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Why many usually-very-painful medical processes aren't done under conscious, generally painless-painkilling?

Many usually-very-painful medical or medical-defined processes such as: Hair transplant Lip botox Fecal impaction removal Dental cleaning (stone removal) Aren't being done under conscious, generally ...
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As ICD is a global standardization of diseases, is there a global standardization of drugs and if not, why?

I have asked here the question convention about best terms to take 5 htp. Questions like convention about best terms to take X for humans, might be too narrow, because, theoretically, as more ...
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Is there a "cancelling" drug interaction?

When I read on how drugs affect organisms I often come across the drug interaction term, most often how one drug might have a good or bad synergistic effect with other drugs: Mixing Paracetamol with ...
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Why isn't paracetamol routinely combined with n-acetylcysteine?

Whether it's acute large dose paracetamol or long term regular dosage of paracetamol usage, it is a problem for the liver, ototoxic and even potentially life-threatening. While one might question the ...
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Effects of Garlic on Tacrolimus via CYP3A4

Garlic is said to be an inducer of CYP3A4, Tacrolimus is metabolized by CYP3A4. The list of drugs (and some foods) interacting with Tacrolimus is long but nowhere I found a note on garlic. Grapefruit ...
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Dextroamphetamine vs Dextroamphetamine Salt Combo

Important: I've already consulted my doctor and am not seeking medical advice. I'm just curious here. I've been prescribed and have taken Dextroamphetamine for some time (round orange pill). Recently ...
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Do doxycycline and ciprofloxacin decrease each others effectiveness?

I was taking doxycycline for an infection of streptococcus spp. causing epididymitis. I was healing under this antibiotic, then the doctor added ciprofloxacin to my treatment, so I am taking 100 mg of ...
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Why isn't Tylenol safe?

I've heard people say that Tylenol is safe but many of us think that its safe maybe because its easily available but, what are the risks associated with Tylenol (acetaminophen/paracetamol)?
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Quantify third-hand smoke exposure risk

Are there any reliable reviews which quantify the risk associated with third hand smoke exposure? (For example in terms of second hand smoke exposure risk) The scientific literature I've read so far ...
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Is the interaction between alcohol and benzodiazepines additive or multiplicative?

There is a common saying that alcohol and benzodiazepines shouldn't be consumed together. Is it because alcohol and benzo have a synergistic effect? Or is it simply because alcohol and benzo are ...
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What is it like to go under with Succinylcholine?

I'm writing a story where the kidnapper uses this intravenously. There's no running involved. I'd like to know what my character will feel as it takes effect. Also any possible side affects (other ...
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Interaction of Trypsin or Chymotrypsin with alcohol

Does Trypsin + Chymotrypsin (100000 AU) tablet interact with alcohol? I have been prescribed this for a subconjuctival hemorrhage. Online searches led me nowhere on this.
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Any drug interactions between Ginkgo Biloba and psychotropics?

What are the interactions, if any, and their effects to mood/health/wellness, between Ginkgo Biloba and psychotropics? I'm interested in answers covering at least these drug types: Selective ...
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How does metformin interact with nicotine?

Does co-use of nicotine replacement therapy and metformin increase lactic acidosis risk? If so, how?
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Taking Benadryl after Claritin

I take Claritin in the mornings. Right now in the evening my eyes are itchy and I'd like to take Benadryl. Is this a good idea or not? Thanks!
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Is it OK to mix liquid and powdered vitamins + supplements together?

Each week, I'm going to create liquid mixes of: liquid B12 liquid fish oil liquid aloe vera extract powdered Rhodiola Rosea powdered L-Tyrosine Will these chemicals interfere with each other, or ...
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What caused J&J's Procrit to be so deadly?

I just finished reading Blood Medicine and I'm wondering, what made Procrit/epogen so deadly, if it was from natural sources? Was it an immune reaction?
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Allergic Reaction? Adderall + Welbutrin / Bupropion

Current Medications: Adderall 20mg IR, Welbutrin (Bupropion) 100mg IR twice /day. Symptoms: Over time I've developed an odd set of symptoms: --My face always tingles / i feel compelled to "pull" my ...
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Does Mirena IUD help with acne control too? Is it safe to take concurrently with Accutane?

If one to use the Mirena IUD contraceptive, will it help with acne control too? Or should I take something separate for that? I'm due to see my dermatologist in awhile about starting Accutane, but ...
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ADD medication (Dexadrine) safe to drink with low-caffiene (Mountain Dew)?

I am an adult with ADD, and I have been prescribed Dexadrine (both long-lasting and short-lasting). Now, I don't consume a lot of caffeine (I don't drink coffee, tea, or energy drinks), but I do have ...
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Baby aspirin interaction with other NSAIDs

Baby Aspirin (ASA 81 mg) commonly prescribes as a cardiovascular protective agent because of its unique antiplatelet effect. NSAID-NSAID interaction is a famous well known interaction.1 2 3 My ...
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Do dietary potassium and sodium interact with eachother?

I've read on some blogs that potassium helps lower blood pressure for people that have a high sodium intake. I've also read that these two nutrients interact with each other, so if you have more ...
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Can ibuprofen and paracetamol be taken together?

I have a headache I've been meaning to get rid of this morning. I do know the differences between paracetamol and ibuprofen however since I just woke up this morning with my thoughts still cloudy, I'...
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What are the health risks of drinking Diet Coke while chewing Mentos?

I assume many of you are aware what happens when you drop Mentos into Diet Coke bottle: source However, that Wikipedia article does not mention what happens if this eruption happens inside a person, ...
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Do Benadryl and Loratadine contain the same active ingredient?

When I get bad Hay Fever, I take either Benadryl or Loratadine. I am wondering what the active ingredients are in these, and Is it okay to take them both together (or would that be over dosing)? On ...
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