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hydrocodone shortage 10 325
What is it going to been my med filled ## Hi Mary, I'm not aware of any current shortages for generic Norco, as there are no official announcements on the FDA's drug shortage list (linked below): accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/drugshortages You may want to ask the pharmacy you go to if it would still be available at a different dosage/quantity than you're used to receiving from your doctor; (after of course making him aware of what's going on as well). From what I've heard in other threads, sometimes they wont fill your script if the dosage or quantity is more than they are prepared to dispense. So any adjustments to that might make it a little easier to fill your script on a regular basis. However I would also encourage you to check with other pharmacies in your area as...
Updated 38 seconds ago in Hydrocodone.
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Missed a day
This is my third month taking sprintec. I completely overlooked taking the pill last Saturday and didn't realize until today when I took the pack out of the holder entirely. I've taken every pill at the same time except for last Saturday's. I therefore took two today. Should I be worried that skipping a pill and catching up today caused ovulation? ## Yes, there is a risk of that, though only a slight one. You can use backup protection for the next 7 days, until you've made sure to take a pill each day, without missing any, so you'd be sure they are preventing ovulation, again. Otherwise, the only thing you can really do is wait and see if you start your period, when it's due. Oral OCs may also cause side effects, such as irregular bleeding, headache, irritability...
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Xanax in or around Joliet Il
Does anyone know of any doctors in or around Joliet, IL that will prescribe xanax? Thank you!! ## Hello, Brittany! How are you? Due to the new regulations that were put in place last year, since Xanax is a controlled substance that is commonly abused and can be habit forming, you'll need to see a specialist. A general practice doctor won't be able to prescribe it for you. This medication may also cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings and irritability. Do you currently have a PCP that might be able to refer you to someone? Can anyone recommend a good doctor in that area? ## I actually just moved here.. so I dont have general doctor or anything.. and all my records are lost and doctor was closed down in my previous state.. soo kinda lost on what to d...
Updated 2 minutes ago in Xanax.
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doctors who prescribe tramadol
My doctor has just retired and I have been on Tramadol for many years and find it very hard when I stop taking it. I have learned that many Doctors will not prescribe Tramadol and need help finding someone in my area that will. ## Hello, Wendy! How are you? Due to the new regulations that were put in place last year, if you require such a medication on a long-term ongoing basis, you'll need to see a pain management specialist. A general practice doctor won't be able to prescribe it. 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. The easiest thing to do may be to find yourself a new PCP and then have them refer you to someone. What is your general location? Th...
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conversion from opana er 15mg to ms cottin
My Dr has given me the option to switch from Opana ER 45mg to msCottin ER! How many MG of MSCottin ER will it take to equale the Opana ER 45mg?? ## Hello, Sharon! How are you? Opana is actually much stronger than Morphine, so you'd need 135mgs of the MS Contin to equal each 45mgs of the Opana. That's quite a lot to take. Is the Opana no longer working for you? 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. Oxycontin or Fentanyl might be better options. ## Thank you for the information. It's helped a lot! I am switching medications because of several different stomach problems I have. About 10 years ago I had gastric bypass surgery that went horribly wrong...
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Prednisone tapering... numbness normal?
I recently had a baby on the 21 Sept. I had a drug eruption afterwards. I had an epidural they gave my hydrocodone, ibuprofen for my pain because I got stitches after delivery...then on the 1st Oct I had a drug eruption that was lots of tiny bump-like pus pimples that broke out on my tummy, onto my breasts, then my wrists. So then they referred my to a dermatologist that day and I started one dose of aantibiotics but because I was itching and still fighting the breakout the next day they started me on prednisone. First 4days....40mg, 30mg for the next 3...then when I started 20mg; dermatologist called that day and told me to add 3 more pills to up my dose bcuz i was still itchy. Oct 10 was my first dose of 50mg, I am on the 5th day...on the 15th I go down to 40mg for 5days...etc. But la...
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How to get off Suboxone
Im Marina Im 24 years old and a mother of 2 beautiul little boys. From the years 2006-2007 i was heavily addicted to Oxy 80 and eventually started doing herion. I got help in sep.2007 at a methadone clinic, it worked for as long as i was on the methadone i had NO relapse's. In June 2009 i was completly off of the methadone that first day that i was on 0Mgs I went through extreme withdrawls i went through things that i would never wish upon my worst enemy! i stayed that way for a day and a half and decided to go to a suboxone doctor. He put me on 32 mgs a day which i thought was pretty high of a dose but he explained to me that methadone withdrawls was worst then any other withdrawls. so i trusted him. Now when i go to see him every month i pretty much beg for him to start the weinin...
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Taking Equetro
I was diagnosed Bipolar over 20 years ago. As many who have this "disease" I have been off and on many different types of meds. Many of those meds stopped working, no longer work, or I have an intolerance to. I have been on Equetro, Serequel, and Klonopen now for quite a while with success. I am "older" now and this years has been the worse year of my life with my bipolar. I am scared that it will overtake me again and so am vigilant with my meds NOW. After a really bad year of trying many different meds and combination of meds, I am finally doing well. However, when I get busy with all my life's responsibilities, I may forget a dose of my meds. This never use to bother me. I would just take the next dose and move on. LATELY though, if I miss even one dose, it is not...
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morphine sulfate er help
Need dr in pittsburgh pa.. been taking ms for awhile want to stay on ## You're not looking for a doctor; you're searching for a drug dealer. I will skip the lecture about the fact that addicts like you make it more difficult in general for people with legitimate chronic pain get the proper medications. Instead of looking in the "Physician" section of the Yellow Pages, try flipping through the "Drug Addiction Treatment" section. You need help,not more drugs. ## Hello, Criss! How are you? Due to the new regulations that were put in place last year, if you require such a medication on a long-term ongoing basis, you'll need to see a specialist. General practice doctors will not be able to prescribe it for you. And if you go in asking for a specific medication, th...
Updated 21 minutes ago in Morphine.
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hydrocodone 10 325 mallinckrodt
my pharmacy changed my meds from the yellow 10-325 v 3601 norco to the 10-325 white m367 mallinckrodt. I've been taking the yellows for years with no problems. Today I started the whites and feeling dizzy, a little weak, kind of panicky. What is different about the two meds that would cause this? ## hi i take the 10-325 hydrocodone apap tablet malli and i was takeing the yellow 10-325 witch helped me i have a very bad back and spine problems the whit pills do noting but give me headackes and upset stomack i have been on vicodin for many years now that the drugs store gave me the white pills they do not work but make me sick what can i do? ## Hello, Jennifer and Don! How are you both? I am very sorry about the problems that you're having. There can be slight fluctuations in the a...
Updated 23 minutes ago in Hydrocodone.
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new orleans soma doctors
Can anyone help me with the name of a doctor that is not afraid to prescribe soma. I understand my prescription can not cross state line. I have been told by walgreens it has to be a local dr. ## I did not know it has to be a local Doctor as Federal Law should apply. Seems that the State is meddling in places it has no right to be, and we the patients suffer. I know in California and Arizona Walgreens wouldn't tell you this, even though the Doc might?
Updated 27 minutes ago in Soma.
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switching an 87 yr old nursing home patient to tylenol 3 after 6 years of hydracodone use should i be concerned about withdrawal symptoms
Because Hydracodone has just changed to a Schedule II med, by father's doc is switching all patients to Tyl 3. My concern is that the switch is happening without weening down from hydracodone. Is it medically necessary to slowly go down on the hydracodone as he slowly goes up on Tyl 3? or can the switch happen in one dose? ## Hello, Gina! How are you? The Codeine in the Tylenol 3 is weaker than the Hydrocodone, so a rapid switch like that may result in some withdrawal and rebound effects, such as nausea, dizziness, diarrhea and rebound pain. To be equal to 10mgs of Hydrocodone, he'd need 66.67mgs of the Codeine. 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. ...
Updated 27 minutes ago in Tylenol.
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oval pill on one side
I found a white pill in my daughters possession it is white oval with 86/67 on one side and the letter S on the other side the numbers may be 85/57 I really can't make them out through the plastic rap they are in. Can you help me determine what there are? PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!! ## Hello, Annie! How are you? You did read the numbers correctly through the wrap, the marking is 86 67 S. This is an 800mg Skelaxin tablet, it contains the active ingredient Metaxalone, it is a muscle relaxant that's most commonly used to treat the pain and cramping associated with sprains, strains and spasms. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 29 minutes ago in Skelaxin.
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long island dermatologist that accepts medicaid
I'm having a very difficult time finding a Dermatologist that accepts Medicaid. I live in Western Suffolk County and will even travel to Nassau County. ## Hello, Pat! How are you? The best idea that I can offer you is to call the NY Medicaid recipient number and see if they have a listing for one in your area that accepts it. You can reach them at 800-541-2831. Does anyone else have any ideas or suggestions? Do you have a PCP that you see regularly? If so, they may also be able to refer you to someone that accepts it.
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zzzquil and Type 2 Diabetes
Is this safe for a person with Type 2 Diabetes? I think it is loaded with sugars but cannot find any exact information about this. I think it might be the reason my sugar count has been up for the past month. I have a problem staying asleep and have been using zzzquil for the past month or so and it seems to help, but if it is keeping my sugar count high I'll have to stop taking it. ## Hello, Larry! How are you? One of the inactive ingredients is high fructose corn syrup, which could raise your sugar levels, especially if you're sensitive to it, as some people tend to be. If you need a sleep aid that doesn't contain it, the active ingredient in this is just Diphenhydramine, 50mgs per dose. Diphenhydramine is available by itself in Benadryl and its generics, as well as in pro...
Updated 35 minutes ago in Diphenhydramine.
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ASEA dieatary supplement
I AM TAKING A PRODUCT CALLED ASEA it is 190mg of chloride and 123mg of sodium in distilled water. I take 20z. 2x a day. Would taking naltrexone have any interaction with this product? Thank-you, Lynn calderard ## Hello, Lynn! How are you? These are just electrolytes that our bodies need, so there shouldn't be a problem. But it would be best to double check, since supplements aren't actually tested for interactions with prescription medications. Naltrexone is used for opiate and alcohol dependence. Its side effects may include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea and abdominal cramping. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Watson is now actavis generic percocet 5/325 what is up with this
I had been taking 5/325 generic Watson percocet for 4 years. Suddenly I get notified by Walgreens which I have insurance that there is no more Watson brand and I was given generic percocet 5/325 by Actavis. It is not the same at all. It has no pain relief for me. I used to break the watsons in half sometimes and never had a funny taste. I just broke one of the actavis white tablets in half and it immediately tasted like salt or alka seltzer? Has anyone had any issues with this drug too. Also, along with it not working right it has made my GI tract and stomach so ill feeling and cramping. This is not right how can they take away a medicine that someone has been on for 4 years without any problems and tell them to suddenly switch. Would a peson who has been on a certain heart medication f...
Updated 42 minutes ago in Percocet.
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Given tramadol again....
I recently weened myself off these silly things after taking them for years, I was up to 30 to 40 a day. So I worked with my doc and after 3 months of weening and being clean for a week, first 3 days were hell BTW, I got injured. I went to my same doc and she wrote me a script for.....guess what???? Yepers trams. I am wondering if I will fall backwards in my attempt to be clean if I am able to take them 1 or 2 a day or if I should just throw the script away??? My doc told me I should be just fine and it is on 20 pills but I just don't know..
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Watson 853?? is it norco 10/325??
I got a pres. for generic norco and it has a watson 853 imprinted on it I was wondering if I am getting what I am being ripped off at this pharmacyWatson 853 is indeed a generic for Norco, it contains Acetaminophen 325mgs and Hydrocodone mgs. No listing for WW 2410, sorry. M 89 is Meloxicam 15mgs, a generic for Mobic. This is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory. ## is watson indeed a 10mg hydrocodone tab with 325 mg of tylenol impriinted watson 853 ## is the ovel small red pill a narco the markings are KALI 083???? ## Ron, KALI 083 is Acetaminophen 325 mg + Tramadol 37.5 mg, which is generic for Ultracet. ## Watson 853 - Yes, generic Norco...I have been getting it for a few years now... No, you're not being ripped off. ## I would not even call it 'generic Norco'. NORCO is 10mg/...
Updated 52 minutes ago in Hydrocodone.
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sandoz bupropion
Hello I was just prescribed 100 mg of bupropion sr twice a day. It's a blue pill that says E410. I was wondering if this pill causes weight gain? ## Hi Ali, How are you? Contrary to what you might be experiencing, the drug monograph for Bupropion only lists "weight loss" as a general side effect, and nothing to do with weight gain in that regard. However digging a little deeper I did notice other individuals post their concerns about having problems with gaining extra weight while they were taking Bupropion. With that said, part of me does wonder if taking this medication may have resulted in certain changes in behavioral/emotional patterns when it comes to eating more or less food throughout the day. The ironic part is that it also lists "loss of appetite" as a pote...
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