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    17 year old taking Cymbalta, Buproprion, Naltrexone, Enalapril and Aller-Tec. Side effects?

Posted on Wed, 7 Aug 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: if I send you a combination of pills taken by a 17 year old, can you give me an answer?
Cymbalta 30 mg,ability 10,Buproprion 200,Naltrexone 25, Enalapril 5, Aller-Tec 10 mg - all this for my 17 year old grandson???????? is is not too much
Answered by Dr. Omer 23 minutes later

I am Dr.Omer and I am here to help you with your query.

As you have said your grand-son is taking coctail of medicine , which are Cymbalta(duloxetene) 30 mg,ability 10,Buproprion 200,Naltrexone 25, Enalapril 5mg, Aller-Tec(cetrizine) 10 mg.

I am really sorry to tell you that your grandson may be dealing with drug addiction and withdrawal, most probably due to Cocaine, Heroin.

I will explain the purpose of each medicine he is taking:

•     These drugs cause increase in blood pressure, so enalapril is justified.

•     Duloxextine is used to treat the depression due to withdrawal of these drugs.

•     Naltrexone is cocaine , heroin antagonist ( meaning prevents you from taking the same DRUGS) , so it is justified too.

•     Bupropion is used as a sleeping agent , because due to withdrawal of DRUGS , you cant sleep , so this is justified.

•     There is no use of Aller-tec, as it is anti-allergy.

Do not worry. These medicine will slowly be tapered off in 2-6 months , with regular drug addiction Doctor counselling. And your grandson will be happy and healthy again .

Teenage life is the toughest time on any individual, you can support him so that he continue his treatment and get well soon.

Hope this helps.

Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
Follow up: Dr. Omer 23 minutes later
My grandson has NEVER been on any drugs! His father is my son and would have shared that with me.
Answered by Dr. Omer 3 hours later
Hello again

Naltrexone is a drug used to treat opiod addiction.

His doctor has given this medicine in low dose of 25 mg to decrease the cravings for DRUGs or Alcohol or tobacco .

I just wanted to help you , and not blamming anyone , just telling you about the medicines he is taking.

Enalapril is a blood pressure lowering drug , a 17 years old will only require it if he has high blood pressure not due to medical reasons , but due to drugs like cocaine.

I am sorry once again , but I am here to explain the question you have asked in the most humble and sincere way.

Wishing your Grandson a healthy life ahead

Take care

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