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Is it safe to take different medicines together?

Hi, here are a list of medications I am currently on: these are ones my arthritis doc. has perscribed: lyrica 75 mg 3x day,metholtrexate tabs 25 mg,metanx tabs 1 tab twice daily,celebrex caps 200mg 1 cap daily,folbic tabs1 tab daily,tramadol hcl tabs 50 mg one tablet 4 times dailyviibryd tabs 40 mg ,i tablet daily with food,savella tablets 50mg 1 tab twice a day,he just added buprropion sr 150 mg tablets1 tablet a day for 30 days, hydrocodone / acetaminophen5-325IB,Iam also taking dexilant DR caps 60 mg 1 cap daily for stomach,diovan tabs 320 mg 1 daily for blood pressure,L-Thyoxine tab 50 mg 1 tab daily and hydrochlorothizire 1 tab daily. I m not sure all these should go together it worries me taking so much but I am in pain most of tne much worse when standing or walking.
Fri, 8 Feb 2019
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Depending on the severity of illness your doctor has given you these medicines.

In arthritis different medicines are given by doctors usually as its an autoimmune condition and every medicine has a specific role in slowing down the progression of the disease along with symptom relief.

You are hypertensive as well so that adds up another medicine in the list.

There are medicines which are advised as per the need, especially the pain medicines. Every medicine is prescribed by your doctor looking at your current condition and it must be taken as advised.

If you have doubts or experience some adverse effects, it's always better to talk to your doctor and get your doubts cleared.

That's why follow-ups are important, routine blood tests are asked to do before every visit to see the effects of medicines on organs like liver, kidney.

So my advice is, do not worry and follow your doctor’s advice as he understands your illness well.

Its always better to talk to the treating doctor about the medicines prescribed by him.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Manisha Auradkar, General & Family Physician
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