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2 months on percocet
I have been takin percocet 5-325 for 2 months as directed. Have not abused at all. I originally was taking for pain following a breast reduction. After that pain seemed to cease, I continued taking as I noticed the percocets helped with my chronic tendonitis in my thumbs. Anyway, I am down to 2 pills, will I go through withdrawal ? Again, only took as directed for 2 months, and sometimes not more that 4 pills a day. I'm leaving town tomorrow to take care of my Mom after she has major surgery. I'm worried now that I will have withdrawal symptoms and not be of any help to her!! ## Hello, Lisa! How are you? You may experience some minor withdrawal effects, such as nausea, dizziness, chills and diarrhea, but they shouldn't be severe and debilitating. Since you were also on them ...
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clorapromazine
hi everyone i have just been prescribed clorapromizine / currently on 5×1mg lorazapam / + this new medication 25 mg clorapromazine twice daily . is clorapromazine a safe drug to take / symptons gad anxiety avoidance disorder /ptsd panic attacks ## Hi, I doubt a highly potent Antipsychotic like Chlorpromazine will help you feel less anxious. It is one of the older drugs and has some horrendous side-effects. Lorazapam helps your symptoms but Antipsychotics are likely to make you feel much worse. Go back and ask your Doctor why you've been given an antipsychotic when you don't have a psychotic condition. ## Hello, Dave! How are you? Antipsychotic medications, such as Chlorpromazine, tend to be very calming and cause sedation, so that's likely why it was prescribed. Your do...
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The video I came across from another website concerning a diet pill that started with the letter P Is there such a video I could view this again
White diet pill, that starts with the letter P, I found on a video from the website I was in. Not sure now what the website was now. Please find if you can. ## Hello, Patsy! How are you? That's not a lot to go on. Do you remember anything else about it? Was it a prescription medication or over the counter? Was it possibly Phentermine, which is a stimulant used for weight loss that is only available by prescription? It can cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, nervousness, irritability and anorexia. ## No, it was a pill especially desirable for senior citizens over 55+, that would help a lot of health related problems. ## If it was purported to help many health issues, then I have to assume that it was most likely some type of natural remedy. Those are generally th...
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what does the word apo stand for...
what does the word apo stand for when it precedes the name of my medication ## Hello, Jeannie! How are you? APO stands for Apotex Pharmaceuticals, they are a generic prescription medication manufacturer. In Canada, generic medications are commonly referred to in such a manner, an abbreviation for the manufacturer, a hyphen and then the actual drug name. I think it helps avoid confusion, when someone receives a medication made by a different manufacturer than the ones they were used to getting. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 7 minutes ago.
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Reclast Infusions and Dental Implants
I have had 3 Reclast infusions, Jan 2011, Feb 2012, Mar 2013. Also had chemotherapy in 2006 for a cancer diagnosis with no further evidence of disease and no further treatment. I have a 4-unit bridge that has been replaced 4 times in as many years. Dentist wants to replace with 2 implants and two crowns. Trying to assess my risks for ONJ. Finding mixed reviews, almost as many stating very low risk (less than 1%) to others indicating I should avoid any type of oral surgery at all costs. Seems like implants are my only option, though, if I want to keep my ability to eat properly, to say nothing of the cosmetic/visual issues. The bridge is very visible and loss of all 4 teeth is unacceptable. Any suggestions or evidence-based information on risks for going forward with implants? ## Hello, ...
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metoprolol 100 mg how to get off of this
I want to stop taking metoprolol ext rel 100 mg. after taking this my legs feel very heavy and stuff joints , can hardly walk. Also very dry mouth, headaches and light tingling of fingers. I am taking this for high blood pressure. How do I get off of this? ## Hello, Linda! How are you? Metoprolol is a beta blocker and it can cause those types of side effects in some people that take it, along with nausea, dizziness, hypotension, hair loss and stomach pain. However, when taking something for high blood pressure, it is very important to not just stop taking it, without replacing it with another medication. If you stop abruptly, it may cause rebound effects, which could include elevated heart rate and blood pressure that could lead to heart attack or stroke. Thus, the best thing to do woul...
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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 19 minutes ago in Methadone.
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azithral 250 side effects
i do have a pblm of spontaneous seminal emission dr suggest me to have one tablet for seven days so plz tell me how much effective it would be in such diesease.
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ratio metformin 500 mg
Have two refills -180 tablets and they smell really bad -like dead fish. Returned to Pharmacy. Why the smell and how much of the risk for me? Thank you. ## Hello, Neb! How are you? There is no risk to you and there is nothing wrong with those tablets. Metformin actually does smell horrible, it's just that some manufacturers use a coating on them to prevent the odor. This is an oral antidiabetic medication that's most commonly used to help lower and control blood sugar levels. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, stomach pain, flatulence, diarrhea and hypoglycemia. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 21 minutes ago in Metformin.
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teva naproxen and high blood pressure
Taking mylan nifedipine er and teva naproxen 250 mg together alright? ## Hello, Doreen! How are you? No, it might not be safe for you to take any NSAID, if you have high blood pressure. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications can sometimes cause elevated blood pressure as side effects, along with fluid retention, which can further contribute to the problem, so you shouldn't take them, without your doctor's approval. Nifedipine is a calcium channel blocker that's most commonly used to teat hypertension and certain cardiac conditions, its typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?
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antidepressant closest to Tramadol in the brain.
I am a recovering Tramadol addict of 8 yrs. Last 3 I was taking 20-25 a day. Off internet or by phone. Had a source prob in India. Would use pre-loadable credit card called PayPower. Mailed in 2-3 days via USPS. Well in May 2014 I got sick with Adnovirus fr son an somehow that messed with Tramadol. Started having palpitations an skipped heart beat. Very scary. Went to ER. Very humiliating to say you are an addict but my own fault. See Tramadol is VERY addictive. For SOME!! It has antidepressant/anti-anxiety properties in it also. Thats why I liked it so. I was first prescribed it by orthopedic dr for tibial stress fracture. Also fibromyalgia an herniated disc in lumbar. Also had lost a child an it seemed to make me happier. Going back to ER. Dr did tons of bloodwork even on heart. Could...
Updated 26 minutes ago in Tramadol.
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O.C 80 back october 17
i dont know where they came from but for almost 2 years of being gone im able to once again get oc 80s where could they be coming from????? ## Hello, Mikeeyy! How are you? There are 2 possibilities, since they are no longer being manufactured. Someone might have found an old, leftover supply somewhere, or they are fake. 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. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 27 minutes ago in OxyContin.
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tv 4096 vs ep 136
Pardon my ignorance. I'm a complete novice here. Simple question. Can anyone compare these two medicines. I won't begin to try and spell the chemical names, but the numbers are tv 4096 and ep 136. The descriptions are similar. Neither is subject to controlled substance act. Which is 'stronger' ... is either more appropriate for night time ... is either more appropriate for daytime activity (work)... is either specifically 'better/worse' for any particular condition ... and do either have some particular interaction with another drug to make note of???? Thanks ## Hello, Hifi! How are you? The one with the TV 4096 marking contains 10mgs of Baclofen, which is a muscle relaxant, it's side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. It can react...
Updated 28 minutes ago in Baclofen.
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Norco Shortage in Michigan
Is anyone else having problems finding a pharmacy to fill their scripts of Norco? I have been taking them for a few years now for my chronic pain. I always go to the same pharmacy chain, and its always the same doctor who writes my scripts, but since the new law change no one seems to have them in stock. Some pharmacists told me it was a manufacturer back order. We are told not to go without our meds, but yet how is that possible if we can't get them? Anyone knows of a pharmacy that has Norco 10/325 in the metro Detroit area? ## Dear Painfully Annoyed, Yes, this appears to be a huge problem at the moment. I have called every pharmacy in my insurance plan and everyone says the same thing. Your not alone, I was told it is a repackaging issue with the manufacturers due to the new laws....
Updated 29 minutes ago in Norco.
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rocephin side effects
I had an inj. two days ago in the side of my upper thigh/hip area. For a mild kidney infection. The pain was excruciating. A minute later I turned white and almost passed out. I had been consuming plain water in abundance and solids regularly and wasn't having stomach disturbances; I am doubtful the near-fainting had anything to do with dehydration but they immediately give me an iv of saline and Torodol. They also had me take an oral anti-nausea medication. I'm a bit on the thin side but am also muscular especially in my thighs and but from long-distance running. The pain started not long after the iv painkiller wore off, about 8-12 hours later. The patheaters at the inj. site and shoots down my leg whenever I put any weight on it or even lightly touch it. I do not have any pai...
Updated 31 minutes ago in Rocephin.
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"dicyclomine 10 mg"
I have had intestinal gas for some time: asked my primary care doctor whether there was something simple I could take as I had read that over-the counter meds were not safe. He prescribed dicyclomine 10 mg nightly. The list of side effects sound daunting. What do you recommend? I am quite elderly. ## Hello, Tomyris! How are you? This isn't going to help with gas, as a matter of fact, in other countries, they combine it with an antiflatulent medication to present a medication that helps with more symptoms. This works as a smooth muscle relaxer for the intestines to treat intestinal hypermotility and IBS. Unless you have some medical condition or are on medications that causes them to be contraindicated, over the counter products, such as Simethicone, are generally considered safe. It...
Updated 33 minutes ago in Dicyclomine.
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nitro fur CORRECT MEDICAATION ?
A culture and sensitivity of my urine was done and revealed..... STREP B in my urine !!!!??? As a preliminary, my doctor put me on MACROBID 100 mg X2 daily .......Reading various sites, this drug is NOT the best selection for STREP B ???? and also NOT receptive to Tetracycline........ My pills finish this Monday, 9/29 and I see the doctor on the 30th.....These pills cost $27 for 14 of them......Any knowledgeable persons out there to inform me, appreciated. ## am 64F healthy apart from a UTI which is being treated.... My new question is as follows...been diagnosed with mild osteopenia, a step below full blown osteoporosis. My doctor wishes to put me INJECTIONS to slow down the progression of osteoporosis. I have read and read and read where there are CONTRAINDICATIONS as a result of taki...
Updated 34 minutes ago in Macrobid.
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lorazepam small round purple pill
My son was given a small round purple pill in hospital tonight. I was told it was 2 mg of Lorazapam. I can't find a picture of any 2 Mg Lorazapam that are small round and purple? My son is autistic and is in a catatonic -like condition due to high levels of anxiety recently. Help! I need to know if this little pill really was Lorazapam . ## Wish I could help you . maybe it depends on the dose. Mine are four grams each and they are white. Never saw pur ple. Sorry darling. I will do a bit of research for you. Hang on! ## Thank you for your reply. I've looked up Lorazapam 2mg on the web but only saw white pills at that dose. ## Hello, Margaret! How are you and your son? No, I scrolled through several pages of pill images and didn't find any Lorazepam that are purple, or even bl...
Updated 35 minutes ago in Lorazepam.
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eye drops with oxymetazoline
replacement for Visine LR ## PLEASE IF THERE IS A REPLACEMENT FOR VLR, LET US KNOW ALL THE DETAILS OF THE EYE DROPS ASAP!!!! ## From what I can discover, it seems it has been discontinued, however, on their website, they list the active ingredient as being Oxymetazoline. Ironically, it is not used in any of their other products. I am not finding a lot of over the counter products that contain it, however, Claritin Eye Allergy Relief Drops have it and so does Ocuclear. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hey, I just found Visine LR at my local Walgreens today! Perhaps they've resumed production. ## Not all Walgreens carry the visine LR, which means that they are just selling what stock they have left. Not sure why visine stopped making this brand. I don't like anything els...
Updated 37 minutes ago in Oxymetazoline.
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can i drink beer while taking apo-amoximclav amoxicillin antibiotic
Can I drink 1 beer per day while taking apo-amoximclav amoxicillin antibiotic prescribed by familty doc for period of 7 days to treat some possible bacteria in my lungs and throat ? Thank you in advance for your time. ## Hello, Capricorn! How are you? This is an antibiotic and while it is best not to drink, when taking any prescription medication, if your doctor approves of your imbibing, you should be aware that it can worsen the side effects. So, you may experience more nausea, dizziness and drowsiness than usual. That means that one beer may affect you as if you'd actually had 2. If you do imbibe, please make sure that you won't be driving. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 39 minutes ago in Amoxicillin.
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