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what were the new laws put in place about pain meds
I have chronic pain due to a accident in 2001, nd again in 2003. I have spinal stenosis, scoliosis, lower lumber sprain, nd redicolopothy! I 've been on 30mg of Oxycodon pop has reduced my dose to 90 pills. No I don't have any addiction I always take my meds as prescribed. But my doctor told me he had to cut my dosage down due to DEA. I went to a pain management Dr, who insulted me by telling me I need to take his personals injections, nd start doing physical therapy. Mind you my Orthopedic surgeon, has state that my condition is so bad the Injections nor physical therapy would help me. But this nut case. Insist that I'm another person of color on drugs. Help ## Hello, Barbara! How are you? Yes, that is correct. There were new regulations put in place last year that restrict...
Updated 14 seconds ago in Pain Relief.
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Cetuximab rash
I was wondering if anyone else has taken this medication and if they got a rash. How bad was it and how did you cope ? ## Hello, Susan! How are you? Yes, that is listed as one of the more serious and most common side effects of it, though it's noted that it rarely resulted in dose changes or stopping of the medication. It is usually reversible. Have you consulted your doctor to see what they advise that you do for it?
Updated 3 minutes ago in Cetuximab.
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Atarax 2mg/ml syrup
Hi there, we are travelling in US with our 4 and half year old daughter who suffers from severe chronic urticaria. We had enough atarax to last us the trip but just broke a full bottle, so are ten days short ( she takes 4.5 ml three times a day). Any suggestions about what we could get over the counter in US? Thanks ## Hello, Laura! How is your daughter? The one available over the counter that is most commonly used for children is Zyrtec, there is both name brand and store brand/generics available. It contains the antihistamine Cetirizine, which is related to the Atarax, but you should check with a doctor to make sure that it is safe for her to take. The side effects are also similar and may include dizziness, drowsiness and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 6 minutes ago in Atarax.
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Search for Fiorinal
I have taken Fiorinal tablets for several years as it is the only medication that works for my headaches. I take 1/2 pill at a time, so taking a capsule will not work. I've been informed that Fiorinal tablets are not being made any longer and you can only get Fioricet capsules. Won't work for me. I've also been informed that the explanation for the discontinuance of Fiorinal is a manufacturing plant investigation. Can anyone explain that more? Is the plant investigation for this drug or for something else? If something else, that doesn't explain why Fiorinal is discontinued. I have tried other medications which don't work and I truly would like to find a way to get Fiorinal again. ## Hello, Peanut! How are you? That is correct, at this time, the tablets are no longer...
Updated 9 minutes ago in Fiorinal.
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how do I go back to pain med mscontin made by Rhodes not happy w one made by Mallingcroft do not like it in many ways not happy w results
I just want to say I don't like the difference in my Mallingcroft meds ms continue want to find way to mscontin manufacturied by Rhodes worked better less side effects ## Hello, Mary! How are you? The only thing you can really do is speak to your pharmacist about it, they might be able to order the other one back in for you. Alternatively, you could go to other pharmacies in your area and ask which they carry. 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 10 minutes ago in Pain Relief.
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Help, could this be side effect? Taking 25 mg for about a month now. Have nausea, headache, and dry eyes. Has anyone else had an eye issue? I feel like my eyeballs are going to pop out. Had great success with myrbetriq but can't tolerate the side effects ## Hello, Patty! How are you? Yes, it has been known to cause dry eyes in some people that take it, along with the other symptoms you've described. If you've been on it for abut a month, it should start to taper off soon, until the side effects gradually go away as your body adjusts to it. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 12 minutes ago in Myrbetriq.
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headaches and dizziness
I have been taking lasartan hct 100/25 for a few months for high blood pressure. I want to know does this medication cause headaches and dizziness? ## Hello, Shan! How are you? Have you checked your blood pressure recently? Has the dizziness been occurring mainly when you stand up or move suddenly? The HCT is Hydrochlorothiazide, which helps remove excess fluid from the body and those symptoms may mean that it's caused you to become dehydrated. Have you checked in with your doctor?
Updated 23 minutes ago in Blood Pressure.
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Sprintec Birth Control Pillss
I recently started taking sprintec birth control again after going without it for a couple of months, this time I started it on the first day of my period which is the "day 1 start" I came on my period July 22nd & I am still on, it usually only lasts 5-7 days so I'm a little scared now being that its been 20 days, there first 7 days I had a heavy flow like my normal pd but after the first 7 days it's been light and barely there, I talked to my doctor when the first 14 days had passed and she said that things like this can happen, has anything like this happend to anyone else? & ifso how long is it going to persist like this? And what should I do? ## Hello, Jenny! How are you? Yes, this can happen for about the first 3 months or so, while your body is getting used...
Updated 27 minutes ago in Sprintec.
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very bad muscle pain in my leg
I AM TAKING SULFAME/TRIMETHOPRIM 800 FOR UTI TWICE N DAILY. I AM HAVING VERY BAD LEG MUCLE PAIN. EVEN DIFFICULT TO WALK ## Hello, Mary! How are you feeling? This antibiotic does cause that in some people that take it, along with diarrhea, drowsiness, dizziness and non-allergic skin rash. If you start to develop hives or swollen glands, then stop taking it and seek medical attention, because you may be allergic to it. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 28 minutes ago in Trimethoprim.
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white oval pill 241
The pill is blank on the other side, and the 241 is centered: it has no other writing or lines on it, and is 0.5 inches long and 0.25 inches from top to bottom. I think it's odansetron 8 mg SL, but I can't find an image. Or my PDR. ## Hello, Peachy159! How are you? You are correct, this is a sublingual 8mg Ondansetron tablet. It's used to treat or prevent nausea or vomiting. Side effects may include dizziness, drowsiness and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 30 minutes ago in Ondansetron.
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pain management shreveport
Does anyone know of any primary care physicians in the Shreveport/Bossier City/Haughton/Minden area that do pain management? I have been going to a pain management doctor here in Shreveport for about 6 years now, but it is just getting to expensive. He refuses to to go any higher on my dosage of Oxycontin, which is 30 mg 3 times a day. And he will not give me anything for break through pain. I am on Medicaid so I have to pay him out of pocket. Medicaid pays for 60 of my oxy's, but I have to pay for the other 30. If I knew of a primary care physician that accepts does some pain management and also accepts medicaid it would be a really big help. I'd really appreciate anyone that could help me out and answer this. Thank you. ## There aren't any PCP's who do Pain Management ...
Updated 30 minutes ago in OxyContin.
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Possibly sensitivity allergic reaction from the new norco generic marked UO2
My pharmacy is a Ma and Pa's that I've been going to for over seven years now.. They don't have very much business so they have a lot of medications still on the shelves that they no longer sold do to the change in the dosage of the Acetephtme in Vicodin ... this month they gave me the generic form of my Norco's 7.5/325, by AUROBINDO pharmaceuticals. normally I get the yellow norcos and will ask the pharmacist to make sure to give me those ones due to my sensitivity of the new off-the-wall generic meds that give me withdrawal symptoms and migraines and on the toilet constantly!! The pharmacist told me that I was ""hypersensitive"" to the non inactive ingredients... such is the glue that holds the medicine together... but at the time he did not have my nor...
Updated 33 minutes ago in Norco.
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injury and xarelto
I had a fall, and the emergency room said to go off the med for the night to help the bleeding stop, and to follow up with cardiologist tomorrow. I did this, but the cardio did not return my call, so I am unsure if it is safe to stop it for a second day. How do you wean it down? One day on, one day off? I need the injury to heal, but dont want to risk other problems. I wsd put on yhe med for afib.. ## Hello, Cecilia! How are you? What did you end up doing? It can be risky to take too many days in a row off of this medication, without tapering, since that increases the risk of clots and adverse events. Did your cardio get in touch? In most cases, it would be best to just take the one day off, as the ER instructed and, if in doubt, call them back for further instructions.
Updated 37 minutes ago in Xarelto.
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how can i get pain p
Dr prescribed Xartemis XR for pain in herniated discs in cervical spine. Then the following day prescribed me Diclofenac Sod EC 50mg for the same condition. I had these filled at two different pharmacys. Now my concern is are these ok to be taken together? ## Hello, Susan! How are you? Where they prescribed by the same doctor? It seems rather odd to prescribe both, especially in time released formulations, though it can be done, if there are specific reasons to do so, such as a lot of swelling. Xartemis contains Oxycodone and Acetaminophen in a time released formulation. 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. While the Diclofenac EC is an extended release non...
Updated 39 minutes ago in Xartemis Xr.
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prescription for bear
My vet prescribed previcox 227 mg for my dog but the pills he gave me have bp-car 100mg printed on them. Is this the same drug or did he make a mistake ## Hello, Rick! How are you and that pup? No, they are not the same medication. Previcox contains the active ingredient Firocoxib, but the one you've been given contains Carprofen. They are both non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, but not the same. I'd suggest contacting them to double check which your dog should be taking. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 43 minutes ago in Carprofen.
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Loomfen tabs
I am getting loose motions every 2/3 days have taken immodium but it has not helped,I do not get pain in the stomach,no blood in the stool,can I take loom fen,how many per day ## Hello, Dhiren! How are you? No, Lomofen is actually an antibiotic, so it can cause diarrhea as side effect. What type of foods do you eat? If it's only occurring every few days, then there's likely something you're ingesting regularly that's causing it.
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224 oxycodone gluten free?
Do the 224 30 mg oxycodone pills contain any form of gluten? ## Hello, Kris! How are you? This tablet does contain some corn starch, which may contain a slight trace of gluten, due to being processed in a facility that also processes wheat products. They aren't required to list specifically where their corn starch comes from, as long as it's an FDA approved source, so there is a slight chance. 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 48 minutes ago in Oxycodone.
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side effect of rowatinex to pregnant women
on feb.20 i started taking rowatinex til march 22, for my kidney stone. i found out on march 27 that im pregnant cos i miss already my period. im so worried now,is this medicine has a side effect to the baby? as of now april 25, im 8weeks pregnant. pls help me. ## Does rowatinex prevent oregnancy.
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Tramadol schedule 4?
I just found out from my Dr that tramadol is schedule 2 only in Louisiana? I was cut back to 2 a day! Is this really true? ## Hello, Sam! How are you? Yes, that is true, it was changed to a schedule 2, but not just in Louisiana, it's changed overall for the entire U.S. 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 54 minutes ago in Tramadol.
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Difference Between Adderall And Amphetamine Salts
I was recently diagnosed with Adult ADD and have been prescribed Amphetamine Salts (Generic for Adderall) for a few months now. The initial dosage was one 10mg tablet/ three times a day and recently my Doctor upped the dosage to one 30mg tablet/ twice a day. I know that overall this has been very beneficial for me but I cant help but wonder if the generic brand (IR Amphetamine Salts) has less of the active ingredient, and more unnecessary side effects(irritability, fatigue). I know that while the active ingredients are likely to be the same, the "fillers" usually are not and even the active ingredients can vary up to 10%. I also know that everybody reacts differently depending on their bodies' make-up as well as the drugs and I have always reacted sensitively to any kind of ...
Updated 1 hour ago in Adderall.
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