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Tri-Previfem
My period started on September 27th, 2014. I took the tri-previfem pill today Monday,October 6th, 2014 and accidently skipped yesterday Sunday Oct. 5th. I started taking the first Monday pill today since I missed yesterday, which was Sunday. How should I take the pills now? Should I just take the remaining 1st weeks pills skipping yesterday's pill, which I have not taken and start on the 2nd week's pill starting this Sunday? Will it affect my period and will it still prevent me from getting pregnant? ## Hello, Vicky! How are you? IF you are just starting the pills, then you actually should have taken the first one on the first day of your period. When taken that way, they are immediately effective at preventing pregnancy. However, since you started them later in your cycle, you...
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i i am 21 years old but i very slim thin i want to fat so please tell me name of the medicine
i i am 21 years old but i very slim thin i want to fat so please tell me name of the medicine.please tell me. ## Hello, Periactin (cyproheptadine) is a prescription medicine that is sometimes given to people who need to gain weight. Cyproheptadine, the main ingredient in Periactin, is actually an antihistamine used to relieve allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, sneezing, hives, and itching. I'm not sure if it's available where you live, so I recommend asking your local pharmacy! In order to gain weight in a healthy manner or without medication, I would suggest portioning out your meals every 2-3 hours (right around 6 meals per day). These meals should include natural nutrient dense foods with little to no empty calories, so you can get the most o...
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50 small round white pill
i was told the name started with anm ... the closest definition i saw and only sawonce was for a darvoset they said it started wth an M ## Hello, Gay Jay! How are you? I'm sorry, but I am not quite understanding your post. Are there markings on the tablet in question? What is the medication used to treat?
Updated 13 minutes ago.
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bad cold help me now please
I NEED HELP I'm 16 years old I've had this "bad cold" or so my pediatrition says it is for 5 days now I've tried cough drops I've tried these higher dose cough drops that are suppose to numb your mouth I've tried Wal-Phed Nothing is helping at all My symptoms are Coughing, Choking on coughing/ gagging, runny nose, dizziness, the feeling like I'm dying I feel like my insides are bleeding I'm not able to fall a sleep I need to know if this could be something more than just a "bad cough" that my pediatrition said And what medications could help!! Please someone respond back! ## Hello, Cadence! How are you feeling? Have your symptoms improved, yet? If your pediatrician said that it was just a bad cold, then it isn't likely that there's any...
Updated 15 minutes ago in Allergies, Cough & Cold.
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metoprolol success er
My daughter has a pacemaker due to electrical problems with her heart from the Mustard Procedure for Transposition of the Great Arteries. She is 24 and has had the PaceMaker fo 2 years. Within the last few months she had 1 life threatening low heart rate. Will metoprolol success er help prevent the low rate. If she continues to have low rate may need to put in a defribilator. ## Hello, Clide! How are you and your daughter? It's actually succinate, not success, but anyway, it could actually cause her heart rate to go low, so it's kind of iffy. These beta blockers can sometimes cause low heart rate as a side effect, along with nausea, dizziness, headache and stomach pain. Has it been prescribed for her? She might do better with something that just helps with overall heart function...
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sucralfate 1gm discontinue
I stopped to use the ic sucralfate 1gm tablet for 3 days after the 4 weeks usage for some reason.May I start to reuse it for another 4 weeks? ## Hello, Juan! How are you? Why did you stop taking it? Was it early in the 4 weeks of treatment, or at the end? This medication is most commonly used to treat active duodenal ulcers, but you might not have to completely restart your course of treatment, depending on your condition and its severity. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness and constipation. What has your doctor advised? Are you still having symptoms of an ulcer?
Updated 18 minutes ago in Sucralfate.
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doctors in Olympia,Wa.
Is there a good pain management doctor in Olympia,WA that will prescribe pills.?? ## Hello, Earnest! How are you? There are plenty of great pain management specialists in WA, but I can't say whether or not they will prescribe you anything. It depends on your condition, health, medical history and etc. Do you currently have a PCP that you see regularly that could refer you to someone? If so, that might be the quickest and easiest way of finding the help you need. Can anyone suggest a good doctor in that area? Due to the new regulations that were put in place, doctors have to be careful about prescribing such medications and usually prefer to do so only as a last resort, after other options have failed.
Updated 22 minutes ago in Vicodin.
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suboxone need advice
I have been taking Suboxone for 8 months. gone off a few times, bad decision. was off suboxone recently for a week taking non prescribed methadone. went through hell. getting back on am back up to 12 to 16 mg day. take 8 to 12 in mornings then 4mg at night. also take Clonipin am. tapering those now. have horrible depression paranoia anxiety. going through watching husband have affair many and treats me horribly. not many friends. hard just to make myself shower or do dishes. have arm pain. what to do. I feel like I am in withdrawal sweating all the rest. can't I just stop taking it on about 16 mg plus 2 mg of clonipin not prescribed. I think I am just going crazy. plz help. is the clonipin wearing off the suboxone ? I want to stop taking. Dr says 2 mg a week bring down and stop the ...
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doctors who take care of patients with pain and depression
My regular doctor has taken sick and is very rarely in her office. Need to find a physician who will treat me for chronic pain and bipolar disorder in Winsboro or Quit man Texas. Needed ASAP. Thank you. ## Hello, Yvonne! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. However, due to the new regulations that were put in place last year, you'll not likely find one doctor that will treat both. Anyone that requires controlled substances, such as narcotic pain medications, must see a specialist now to have them prescribed. A regular GP cannot prescribe them, neither can a psychiatrist. A general practitioner can no longer prescribe for and treat chronic pain. It might be easiest to call your doctor's office and ask them for a referral to someone. Can anyone sugg...
Updated 28 minutes ago in Antidepressant.
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Naive to narcotics in Utah and CO
As I read through the sometimes heartbreaking threads, I find myself wondering why it is so hard from the Mid-West through the East Coast, to find a physician and or pain mgt DR to prescribe narcotics to us folks, the chronically ill??? So far, and God willing, it has not yet been like that on the West Coast, specifically California. Please shed some light, and better yet, what can I do to help? I could not imagine going through life without the aid and support of not only my pain meds, but my wonderful pain mgmt support team. God bless us all! ## Hello, Cherokeemama! How are you? I'm sorry, but I don't know what you could do to help. Yes, many people have been drastically affected by these regulation changes over the past year and it doesn't seem that it is over, yet. Howev...
Updated 33 minutes ago in Pain Relief.
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xanax light green with strange symbol
I am confused..I have these light green, football shaped pills, scored on 1 side &with a symbol I've never seen on the other side. Imagine an L7 squished together to make a square/box (that doesn't close on 2sides) I was told they're xanax 1mg..but I can't find any info? Does anyone know? ## Don't take Pills that someone just give you! Levothyroxine Sodium 88mcg Tablet This medicine is a green, oblong, scored tablet imprinted with "M" and "L 7" and is manufactured by Mylan ## It doesn't have any M on it at all..its light green oblongish/football shaped like a xanax ...scored on 1side & the other side it has a square design where2sides don't meet. No other #s or letters ## Hello, Sarah! How are you? That is not any Xanax/Alprazolam that...
Updated 37 minutes ago in Xanax.
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CIPROFLOXACIN
I need some help.I have and Kidney infection.I have been on methadone for 18 years.I have been told that you can't mix the together.They said it would put me in withdraw.It would kill the methadone in me.If any one knows about this i would appreciate it very much. ## I would like to know can you do Methadone and Ciprofloxacin mixed together. ## what kinds of pharmasudical drugs can not be mixed with ciprofloxacin? ## Can I drink ciprofloxacin if I have kidney stones ## I am also on methadone but I only take 5 mg a day which is nothing. If you take a higher dose I would probably not take ciprofloxacin, but if you're on a pretty low dose it's fine I am on Cipro about every two months because of UTIs.
Updated 38 minutes ago in Ciprofloxacin.
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white round pill with dch and a matrix in one side
my son came out positive to bzo...he says he was given pills to loose weight and he gave them to me they have a dch with a little matrix above the c. has anyone heard about this or seen this before. I wish you can help me...many thanks ## Hello, KB! How are you? Yes, from what I can find, these are listed as being weight loss pills from Mexico, but I can't find anything stating what the specific ingredients are… However, what I do know is that the FDA issue recent warnings on several of these products, due to the fact that they contained a potentially dangerous combination of ingredients, including Benzodiazepines, which carry the risk of being habit forming and are very commonly abused. I'll keep looking and see if I can find more definitive information for you. Have you ...
Updated 43 minutes ago in Diet / Weight Loss.
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fill oxycontin prescription in Lakewood Calif.
i have been taking oxycontin # 60 for 3 yrs now due to 4 back surgeries. i cannot find where to fill my script right now here in calif. i have been using Walgreens. i just need to know what Walgreens has in stock. Or where i can go to fill. been out for 3 days and i'm feeling the effect right now. {edited for privacy} ## Hello, Linda! How are you? I'm sorry, but there are no listings of what pharmacy has any given medication in stock that I can refer to for you. The only way to find out is by physically going to the pharmacies, with your prescription in hand to ask. However, you Walgreens should be able to check with others to see if they have it, which would save you some running. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effec...
Updated 47 minutes ago in OxyContin.
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do pcp drs have a problem prescribing soma and norco
I have been taking soma and Norco for a many years for a c5, c6, fusion with a metal plate and screws. I have herard my pcp wont prescribe these meds anymore due to dea getting involved. my condition is real, experience a great deal of pain is this true? ## Hello, Carol! How are you? Yes, that is true. New regulations have been put in place that require anyone needing such medications on a long-term ongoing basis see a specialist. However, your PCP should be able to provide you with a referral. Norco is now a schedule 2 drug, it is narcotic that carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and constipation. Soma is a muscle relaxant that is very commonly abused and its side effects may include nausea, dizziness, dry m...
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doctor who prescribes oxycodone in san diego
Hello I live in New Jersey. I have had two back surgeries and I currently am prescribed 30mg oxycodone for pain. Before you judge me just know I have tried everything non narcotic for pain and the only way I can even get out of bed is with pain killers. I am relocating to San Diego and I need a doctor who is not afraid to prescribe oxycodone. Please help! ## Hello, Jay! How are you? There are no guarantees that a new doctor will prescribe it for you. Due to the new regulations that were put in place last year, a general practitioner will not be able to prescribe it for you, so you'll need to see a pain management specialist. The easiest thing to do would be to set yourself up with a new PCP, as soon as you arrive and have them refer you to someone. Make sure that you provide them wi...
Updated 50 minutes ago in Oxycodone.
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im on perm. disability in nj. i been receiving 130mgs of methadone a day for 10yrs from pain specialist. moving to sc. will that be a prob?
I suffered a horrible injury at work, I was run over by a fork lift (after falling 12 feet off the blades onto concrete) I've suffered a broken tibia which required surgery to place a permanent rod in my right leg from my R. knee down to my ankle I'm right handed so it's my good side, I suffer daily leg pain & Knee pain & need a walking cane to get around, plus the fall caused me to suffer several herniated discs including all in the L section or lower back (Lumbar) & some bulging discs, spinal stenosis, D.D.D.(Degenerative Disc Disease) Sciatica, a torn rotator cuff, neck pain, numbness, tingling, right elbow pain, Arthritis ,also the hi-lo backed over my right foot it literally exploded & had to be debrided and sutured back together causing nerve damage whi...
Updated 54 minutes ago in Methadone.
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help dave with OXYCODONE
IS THERE ANY THING STRONGER THAT MY PAIN MGMT DR CAN PRESCRIBE ME THAN A 30MG ROXY, he also prescribes 200mg of ms contin ## Hello, Dave! How are you? I'm sorry that you're in pain. There is a time released form of the Oxycodone available called Oxycontin, you could speak to your doctor about switching to that, since it would be stronger than the MS Contin. There are also patches available that contain the potent narcotic Fentanyl, it's the strongest one available. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. To replace your regular release medication, if you prefer to do that, there are higher doses of Roxicodone available, as well as several other alt...
Updated 57 minutes ago in Oxycodone.
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norco white or yellow
Ok, I don't care what people say, pharmacy or manufacturer, the yellow norcos are stronger and work different. It is getting extremely more and more difficult to find the yellow norcos. From what I can tell, the major pharmacy's, ie: WalMart, cvs, Walgreens, target, etc, all have either the plain white ones, it the white ones with reddish/pinkish dots on them, and the smaller mom and pop(good neighborhood pharmacy's) have the yellow. Last month I filled mine at target, got the white oblong norcos (10/325). Today, I filled mine at a small good neighborhood pharmacy in Ontario, California, name available upon request, and I got the yellow Watson Norco. Again, huge difference. I don't think they quit making them, I just think that when buying in bulk as a large pharmacy doe...
Updated 58 minutes ago in Norco.
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ra 1015
Found this pill with RA1015 on one side and is + scored on the back, any help would be much appreciated!
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