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Smoking marijuana while having medicine for virtigo and mild tinnitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello i had vertigo and mild tinnitis for a few days and it went away for one day but came back so now i have been prescribed buccastem 3mg and prednisone. I was wondering if it is safe to smoke a small amount of marijuana whilst taking these drugs?
Doctor :   HI,
User :   hey
Doctor :   Dr
User :   yea, just have some bad vertigo
User :   and it went away for a day but came back with nausea and tinnitis
User :   so i got buccastem and prednisone
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but was wondering if it is safe to smoke small amounts of marijuana whilst on these prescription tablets
Doctor :   yes, there is problem smoking the weed may land you up in respiratory problems which could be aggravated by prednisolone
Doctor :   Though with buccastem there could be no problem
User :   ok, and normal tobacco cigarettes will be fine with the prednisolone
Doctor :   not completely ok, they do have the same effects as weed but not to great extent
User :   awesome, one last thing, which is more effective for fixing vertigo the prednisolone or the buccastem?
Doctor :   Buccastem
Doctor :   was there any infection in the ear prior to the virtigo
User :   not sure if it was an infection but definately a virus in my respitory system
User :   i have been skiing every day so the altitude change i think has aggrivated the problem
Doctor :   then i dont find any specific reason why you were put on prednisolone
Doctor :   Yes that could also be the reason
User :   ok so if i just take the buccastem and the problem isnt fixed then take the prednisolone?
Doctor :   Since you have started prednisolone already , you should complete the course, withdrawing the steroid suddenly could have undue side effects
User :   no i havnt actually started, today is the first day so i seeked advice before starting either
Doctor :   that's fine then , you can start the course if its not reduced by Buccastem
User :   awesome! thank you heaps for the advice!
User :   have a great day
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting , kindly provide your feedback
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