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Is it safe to take Foricet for headache?

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My Dr Put Me On Foricet Yesterday Also For My Headaches !!! My Wife Said She Took It Way Back !!! Is It A Good Medicine For The Headaches , Thats What She Give Them To Me For ? Please Reply Back ( ASAP ) !!!!!!!! Thanks XXXX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted Thu, 16 Jan 2014 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 10 minutes later
Brief Answer: Yes, Detailed Answer: Hi, It is a good medication for headache. It contains acetaminophen, butalbital a barbiturate, and caffeine But this medication is known to cause addiction. Do not take it frequently. Regards,
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Follow-up: Is it safe to take Foricet for headache? 1 minute later
Ok : Thanks And Have A Merry Christmas Dr XXXXXXX !!!!
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 2 days later
Brief Answer: You are welcome Detailed Answer: Happy and Merry Christmas to you too. Wish you good health and XXXXXXX Regards,
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Follow-up: Is it safe to take Foricet for headache? 18 hours later
Dr XXXXXXX : Hello , I Have A Very Important Question For You Today Please !!! I Have Been On Nexium For A Very Long Time , Before That Dexilant , Before That In The Begining Over 3 Years Ago Prilosec , Any Way , I decided Not To Take Anything This Morning , My Nexium Im Talking Anout Now !!! Could It Be That I Have Been Takeing To Much Of It , Because I Take It Once A Day Everyday , That Ive Taken Way More Than I Should Have Been , Because I Have Been Haveing Nausea Everyday , And This Morning , ( NO NAUSEA ) !!!!!!!!! Please Reply Back ( ASAP ) Today Please And Please Explain In Detail If So And What Might Be Happening Ok , Please !!!!!!!!! Waiting On A Reply : Thanks XXXX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DR XXXXXXX : This Goes Alone With The Above Question !!! I Need To Know 100% By Your Own Professional Opinon ? Will Or Can Nexium Cause This Nausea That Im Haveing ? And Please Answer The Question In The Box Above Also !!! In Detail Please !!! ( Very Important Please ) !!!!!!!!! Thanks XXXX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 5 hours later
Brief Answer: No, Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing back. No, Nexium usage on long term may not be the cause for nausea. Nexium contains Esomeprazole which is a proton pump inhibitor which reduces acid secretion through inhibition of the H+ / K+ ATPase in gastric parietal cells. By inhibiting the functioning of this transporter, the drug prevents formation of gastric acid. This may sometimes reduce the absorption of the other drugs but rarely cause nausea as a side effect. I still believe that the metoprolol or another drug you were on for other condition could be the cause for nausea. Also Nexium may not help to get rid of nausea if it is caused by some other drugs specially when nausea with central focus rather than of stomach causes. Regards,
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Follow-up: Is it safe to take Foricet for headache? 16 minutes later
Dr Raju: Im On Atenolol Now , Have Been For About 3 Weeks Now !!! I Dont Take The metoprolol Know More !!! This Was Or Is For My Blood Pressure !! Its Strainge That When I Stoped Takeing The Nexium , My Nausea Went Away !!! I Dont Seem To Have Reflux Now , But Of Corse Ive Been On These Meds PPI`s For A Very Long Time !!!!! So I Asume I Dont Need Them !!! Im Going To Lay Off The Nexium For A Week Or 2 And See If I Still Get Any Nausea !!!!! Reply Back ( ASAP ) Please !!!!!! What Do You Think Dr ? Thanks XXXX!!!!
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 23 hours later
Brief Answer: Do not take Nexium Detailed Answer: Hi, If you do not have nausea or reflux, why take Nexium. Do not take medications without reason. Regards,
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Follow-up: Is it safe to take Foricet for headache? 35 minutes later
Dr XXXXXXX : The Reason Ive Been Takeing Nexium Was Because For A Very Long Time I Had Reflux !!! I Think I Dont Need It Anymore ? Seems Ive Been Takeing It And Maybe Not Needing It Anymore !!! I Suppose It And The Prilosec I Took For A Long Time Healed Me ? Although Sometimes Now That I Dont Take It My Stomach Burns Alittle ? But It Seems It Happens When I Take Tylenol Or Aspirin Or Something Like That ? Plus My Doctor Had Me On Nexium Because I Was Haveing So Much Stomach Trouble Or Hurting And Nausea !!!! What Do You Think Might Have Been Happening While Takeing The Nexium And Maybe Not Needing It ? Could It Have Been Causeing My Stomach To Hurt And Makeing Me Nauseated ? Please Reply Back ( ASAP ) PLease Today !!! Thanks XXXX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 24 hours later
Brief Answer: No, Detailed Answer: Hi, Nexium is not known to cause stomach ache or nausea. Inturn its considered treatment in such cases. I would consider the culprit being one of the other medications you were on. Regards,
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Follow-up: Is it safe to take Foricet for headache? 1 hour later
Ok. I Had To Start Back Takeing The Nexium To Get My Stomach To Ease Off From Hurting And Burning !!!! Im Still Haveing To Take Alittle Zofran From Time To Time Also !!!! I Believe Its The Atenolol Doing It ? What Do You Think ? These Metrolpolo & Atenolol , Are They Both Of The Same Kind Of Medicines ? Because Both Cause Me Nausea , Its Got To Be Them Types Of medications ? Maybe I Need To Get My Doctor To Give Me The Norvasc Back Again ? Its Been A Long Time Since Ive Used It , But I Didnt Remember Any Side Effects With It ? Please Reply Back ASAP And Tell Me What You Thank Please Dr XXXXXXX : Thanks XXXX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 5 hours later
Brief Answer: Yes, metoprolol and atenolol are related Detailed Answer: Hi, Yes, both Metoprolol and Atenolol are of the same class and have side effect profile nearly same. Atenolol is not as risky as metoprolol and less likely to cause nausea. You can consult your treating doctor to be placed on Norvasc. regards,
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Follow-up: Is it safe to take Foricet for headache? 11 hours later
Dr Raju: Hello & Merry Christmas !!! I Have A Question Please !!! What Does Zofran Have In It That Stops Nausea ? And Also If I Have Phenergan , Can I Take That With Zofran ? Its All For Nausea Right ? I Noticed The Zofran Doesnt Take The Nausea Away Completely , So I Was Wondering If , I Could Take A Small Peace Of Phenergan And Maybe 30 Mins Or Hour Later Take A Zofran 8Mg ? Im Trying To Figure Out How To Get This Nausea To Go Away Completely With This Medicine ? Please Reply Back Today If You Would Please ( ASAP ) Please !!!! And Explain In Detail About This And What You Would Do If You Were Me , Please ? Thank You XXXX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 5 hours later
Brief Answer: Do not self medicate Detailed Answer: Hi, Zofran contains Ondensetron which reduces the effect of serotonin on the stomach. Serotonin is known to cause vomiting, hence reduce the sense of nausea. Do not take Phenergan on your own. Self medication is XXXXXXX Please consult your treating doctor for the same. Regards,
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Follow-up: Is it safe to take Foricet for headache? 25 minutes later
My Doctors Perscribed These Two Medication To Me !!! Phenergan And Zofran !!! What I Was Asking Is If Its Ok To Take Them Both Together About 30 Mins To An Hour Apart !!! I Didnt Get This Medication On My Own , The Doctor Give Them Two Me !!!! I Was Just makeing Sure Its Ok To Take The Both Together , Maybe An Hour Apart !!!! Phenergan & Zofran ? Please Reply Back And Let Me Know Please !!! ( ASAP ) !!!!!!!! Thanks XXXX !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Got A Serious Question For You Dr XXXXXXX : When I Get Up In The Mornings Abot 8:00 , My Stomach Is Always Hurting And Nausea And Like Maybe Cramping Some To , My Doctor Had Said Way Back I Had ( IBS ) , Now With That Said , I Noticed When Its Hurting And Everything I Can Suck In My Lower Stomach Where My Bladder Is And My Lower Stomach Starts And Hold It In For Like 3 To 5 Mins Then Let Out , And I Can Do This For About 10 Times Maybe More And The Hurting In My Stomach Goes Away , You Know More About The Human Body Than Me , What Do You Think Is Going On , Am I Helping My Bowels Relax , Just Guessing , Or My Gut And Large And Small Intestents To Relax , Still Just Guessing Her , Or Is It Totally Something Ealse Thats Going On And Helping Me When I Do This , Do I Need To Take Some ( IBS ) Medicaine If So What Kind , And Can I Get It Over The Counter , I Need You To Please Read This Carefully All The Way Thru And Please Reply Today With A Detailed Answer , To Whats Going On And What I Can Take To Help It !!! Please Reply Back ( ASAP ) PLease Today !!!! Thanks ( Waiting ) XXXX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dr Raju: This Goes Alone With The Question Above !!! I Forgot To Tell You , I Bought Me A Box Of ( Digestive Advantage ) !!! For ( IBS ) , So Im Going To Take 1 Capsule Per Day For A Few Days To See If It Helps Control This IBS , They Say Its The Best Stuff On The Market , I Used Some Years Ago , And To The Best Of My Knowledge It Helped Or Worked , Cant Remember , But It Should Be Ok To Take Right , It Says On The Box , That Its A Probiotic That Survives , Helps Against Gas , Bloating , And Abdominal Pain Or Discomfort !!! Its Got To Be Good !!! Please Reply And Explain To This Question And The One Above Also In Detail Please ( ASAP ) !!!!!!!!! Thanks XXXX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dr XXXXXXX : Please Reply To Everything In All 3 Boxes Here Please !!!! Went To My Regular Doctor Today , She Done A EKG On Me , Said Everything Looked Ok Or Good !!! But She Did Say The Atenolol Can Give People Intestinal Pain And Nausea ? So She Put Me On A 10Mg Norvasc Once A Day ? My Wife Has Thought All alone That The Atenolol Was The Culprit For The Nausea ! But She Told Me Not To Start The Norvasc Until Tomorrow Being I Had Already Took The Atenolol Today , She Said Then It Would Be Ok To Start The Norvasc !! Please Explain And Tell Me In Detail What You Thank Please , Today , ( ASAP ) !!! Please !!! Thanks XXXX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dr XXXXXXX : Heres What I Pulled Up Of The Internet Today !!!! Atenolol Atenolol (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of atenolol. It is often used in high blood pressure, blood pressure management. Commonly reported side effects of Atenolol include nausea aggravated, nausea, weakness, fatigue, dizziness.
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 45 hours later
Brief Answer: See the details below Detailed Answer: Hi, You can take Phenargan and Zofran 30 minutes apart. Digestive advantage is a good supplement you can take it. Atenolol does cause nausea but its very rare. Since you have been now placed on Norvasc do start the same. Your nausea may end once and for all. Regards,
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