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Are Taking Drugs From Two Different Doctors Safe?

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Posted on Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Question: I am concerned about someone getting drugs from 2 different doctors:
simvastatin BuPROPion SR
propranolol methylphenidate
venlafaxine clonazepam
anastrozole
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Consultation

Detailed Answer:
Hello, and thanks for your question.

I would absolutely not take drugs prescribed by two different doctors. There should only be one actively prescribing physician, or both physicians should be in contact with each other and aware of what the other is doing, because drugs interact with each other. In the example above, clonazepam and methylphenidate have major interactions. Talk with your doctor to consolidate all medications under one physician.

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Follow up: Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (26 minutes later)
What problems occur from the interactions of clonazepam and methylphenidate?
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (23 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Followup

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Methylphenidate is a stimulant, but clonazepam is a depressant. They tend to work against each other's effects, which often leads to a lot of side effects with very little effectiveness.

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In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly at my private web address below. After you ask a direct question, it would be my pleasure to be your dedicated personal physician on this website. My name is Dr. Sheppe, and I am an XXXXXXX doctor working in New York City at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, ranked #1 for Psychiatry in the United States (tinyurl.com/psyrank). For a personalized comprehensive evaluation, treatment recommendations, and individual therapy, ask me at HealthCareMagic at this private web address: tinyurl.com/DrSheppeAnswers
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Are Taking Drugs From Two Different Doctors Safe?

Brief Answer: Consultation Detailed Answer: Hello, and thanks for your question. I would absolutely not take drugs prescribed by two different doctors. There should only be one actively prescribing physician, or both physicians should be in contact with each other and aware of what the other is doing, because drugs interact with each other. In the example above, clonazepam and methylphenidate have major interactions. Talk with your doctor to consolidate all medications under one physician. Please rate and close your answer when you are finished and satisfied. In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly at my private web address below. After you ask a direct question, it would be my pleasure to be your dedicated personal physician on this website. My name is Dr. Sheppe, and I am an XXXXXXX doctor working in New York City at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, ranked #1 for Psychiatry in the United States (tinyurl.com/psyrank). For a personalized comprehensive evaluation, treatment recommendations, and individual therapy, ask me at HealthCareMagic at this private web address: tinyurl.com/DrSheppeAnswers