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expiration date b12 vitamin 03/2014
never open this bottle brand new can still use this expiration date is 3/2014 ## Hello, Sha! How are you? Since this is a supplement, rather than an actual drug, I do not have information on its stability available. Have you tried contacting the manufacturer to check? Are they capsules or tablets? ## Vitamins are generally safe and still effective to take up to 1 year past expiration date if they were stored properly. ## I have a bottle of b12 never opened exited 1 year been stored in cool dark place want to know if i can still can still use it ...
Updated 2 months ago in Vitamins & Supplements.
Sun, Aug 03 '14, 8:03 PM   3  Subscribe to thread 262681
pink oval shaped pill with no imprints
more of a capsule shape pink in color no imprint on either side ## Hello, Judy! How are you? Without any imprints, it's difficult to narrow down an identification with any certainty. We can rule it out as being a U.S. manufactured and approved prescription tablet, since they are all required to have imprints to enable their identification. That means that it's most likely an over the counter product and that leaves it wide open to many possibilities. Just as an example, I have some tablets matching this description sitting on my shelf right now, they contain 25mgs of Diphenhydramine, a store brand of Benadryl, which is used to treat allergies. Learn more Benadryl details here. I'll keep looking and post back, when I have information for you. Does anyone else have any idea of... ...
Updated 10 months ago in Diphenhydramine.
Wed, Nov 27 '13, 1:59 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 256104
White Yellow Green Pill
White, yellow, and I believe dark green, possibly brown capsule type pill. No markings. It is a solid pill, not one that can be broken open. Half is the green color and the other half is split yellow and white. ## Hi Carolyn, U.S. law requires that all prescription drugs have unique letters or numbers (sometimes in addition to a logo of some kind) imprinted on the tablets or capsules so the medication can be identified. Odds are that it could either be manufactured outside of the U.S. or that it is an over the counter medication, as OTC meds aren't required to be listed in the drug databases. If you're able to, I would consider taking the pill over to your local pharmacy and having it analyzed by their team to see if they can come up with anything. And as a last resort, you coul... ...
Updated 1 year ago.
Fri, May 10 '13, 8:46 PM   2  Subscribe to thread 241726
i found two different colored pills that i can t identify one is half red white the other solid dark purple neither of them are marked
They have no identification code. One is half red and half white. The other is a solid dark purple, and yes they are both capsules. They are normal sized capsules. ## HI, Dannyboy! How are you? If there are no markings on them, then we can rule them out as being U.S. approved and manufactured prescription medications, since they are all required to have markings to enable their identification. That means that they are most likely something that's available over the counter and that leaves it open to a pretty large list of possibilities that include both medications and supplements. Where did you find them? Some products are regional, so knowing the general location may help to narrow it down. Does anyone else recognize these capsules? ...
Updated 1 year ago.
Fri, Aug 16 '13, 11:26 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 250821
Avinza/Morphin sulfate beads Easily to be Tampered With
Is the brandname RX product more tamper proof. Like Tylenol in capsule form there is a band holding both parts of the capsule together. The Avinza is easily pulled apart. At one time I opened the capsule and tasted the beads and it tasted just like salt. What can you do? ## Prescription products are required to be packaged in tamper proof containers, when they are shipped to your pharmacy. The actual tablets or capsules are considered protected via this method, because they are not opened, until your pharmacist or pharmacy tech opens them, with leaves minimal chance for them to be tampered with. The salty taste can be normal for this medication, because it is manufactured from the base salt Sulfate, that doesn't mean it was tampered with, however, if you feel that it was, then pleas... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Avinza.
Mon, Feb 06 '12, 11:28 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 227133
Is Gimalxina Amoxicilina 500 mg from Mexico Counterfeit? i.e. Placebo?
I have taken amoxicilina many times during my life; bought in the US and in Honduras. This last week I got a bottle of 60 capsulas while in Cozumel, to complete my antibiotic treatment (I lost the previous amoxi I was taking). I am very familiar with the smell and taste of amoxicilina and penicillin. I open the capsules when I take it, it tastes bad, and has a unique taste & smell (also in urine). The current bottle I just purchased, red & white capsulas, is a white powder with NO taste nor smell. Furthermore, it appears to have no affect on my sinusitis, and NO odor in urine. This is the first Amoxi I have ever taken that is like this (no taste & no odor. So common sense tells me I HAVE BEEN ROBBED. If this is COUNTERFEIT Amoxi, we need to STOP ITS SALE. The bottle I have s... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Penicillin.
Wed, Oct 02 '13, 7:59 AM   2  Subscribe to thread 253148
packaging of drug
Has anyone considered that those who have to open those little packets might also have arthritis? They are the most difficult little packets to open. If one didn't have decent fingernails, you couldn't even do it. ## If you let your pharmacy know, they will change the packaging for you to make it easier for you to use it. ## No kidding! I have a hard time even with cereal boxes. Pill bottle tops, too. Even when you tell them you don't need child-proof caps. ## My 87 year old mother uses Spiriva and swears that her capsules are defective....empty. She pinches them and doesn't feel anything inside. After she has used them, she says they are cracked (not just poked) and that nothing (no powder residue) is left. We can't return them to the pharmacy to check because they ... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Spiriva.
Fri, Nov 16 '12, 1:52 PM   4  Subscribe to thread 181767
betapace question
is it safe to take betapace opened up instead of taking the capsule? ## If your doctor or pharmacist have not said it was alright to do so, then I would avoid it, some medications do not work as intended when they are released into the body all at once. ...
Updated 6 years ago in Betapace.
Wed, Jul 16 '08, 9:50 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 182911
Foradil packaging
Does anyone who uses the Foradil aerolizer, who also has arthritis, find it extremely difficult to open the package to get a capsule? ## I spent about 8 minutes trying to peel the six "peel away" seals off my Foradil. I have used the product for over a year, but this last batch seems to have defective adhesive or something,,,I think if you hold the packet in your hand and let it warm up to your body temp it makes it easier, but still a pain. ## I do not have arthritis, but I find the new Foradil packaging to be very aggravating. It can be very tedious and time-consuming to get the capsule out of the package. ## I've lately found it easier to deal with the packaging if I use scissors to cut along the perforated edges of each sleeve of capsules. The only issue then is that i... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Foradil Aerolizer.
Mon, Jul 29 '13, 7:39 AM   10  Subscribe to thread 212899
fiorinal w/codeine
blue & yellow capsule for migraine headaches ## I am in need of Fiorinal 3 for migraine headaches. Doctors seem to not give them for some reason even though they make make my life much more liveable. I am even on disability because of them. Any help please. ## As a chronic tension/migraine sufferer for the better part of 30 yrs, and having used this medication successfully for 20 plus yrs - I have a few things I can share with you. First, you have to find a doc that will address, "quality of life" and has a great trust relationship with you. If both these are present, you should be able to negotiate a prescription, based on your needs. You also must be open to trying other things. I cannot tolerate the normal triptans, due to heart and bp issues, so I'm somewhat limited.... ...
Updated 14 days ago in Fiorinal.
Fri, Oct 10 '14, 11:29 AM   4  Subscribe to thread 160930
hydroxyzine pam 50mg
I was prescribed this for my anxiety and I cant swallow pills so I was wondering if you can open the capsule and take with apple sauce? ## Hello, Sweetpea! How are you doing? Yes, unless your doctor or pharmacist has specifically instructed you not to do so, it's safe to do, since this is not a time released medication. Learn more Hydroxyzine details here. Side effects may include dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and sedation. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 10 months ago in Hydroxyzine.
Thu, Nov 28 '13, 3:25 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 256249
Calcium Acetate 667 Mg
Can capsules be opened and sprinkled in applesauce if you have trouble swallowing large capsules?Hoot ## In my opinion, it depends on whether or not this is an extended release capsule (for prolonged absorption)? If it is not, then by all means, I think this would be an effective way to get your calcium, provided that you can't swallow the pills themselves. You can also consider emptying the contents into a glass of water or raw fruit juice to take it that way. I hope this helps! ...
Updated 2 years ago.
Sun, Feb 12 '12, 11:52 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 227368
what prozac looks like
white with green stripe on one side and an gray stripe on one side with the number GG550 on it ## What it may look like is a very open ended question, once a pill is available for generic manufacture, there are tons of companies that make them and each pill or capsule will look different, depending on what the company wants it too look like, even the imprint within a company will differ according to the dosage. Now, as to your capsule, (and thanks for providing the description and imprint, it makes it much easier to confirm for you!) this is indeed a generic for Prozac. Fluoxetine 20mgs. Here's an image to confirm: Pill Image Many people do not provide the imprint because they think all pills with the same ingredient look the same, but as I said, that is not the case, that is why I ... ...
Updated 8 years ago in Prozac.
Wed, May 24 '06, 5:37 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 172254
AV 150
I take Atorvastatin & Aspirin Capsules 150 one daily after dinner. I feel drynewss in my mouth for the whole night. Further I have fissures in my anal opening. My concern is whether I have anal fissures due to intake of Ecosprin AV 150. Let me know whether this drug creates dehydration through out digestive tract including large GI especially rectum. ...
Updated 4 months ago in Atorvastatin.
Tue, Jun 17 '14, 6:21 AM   0 
backorder of medication
I am looking for fiorinal in tablet form ,,the manufacture has on backorder to be determined,,the capsules do not work for me,,nor does fiorcet..any suggestions to find ,,would be appreciated ## Hi, Lizzy! How are you? I'm sorry, but unfortunately, there's nothing to be done, until the backorder is resolved. Learn more Fiorinal details here. What type of problem do you have with the capsules? Have you talked to your doctor to see if there is an alternative medication you can take in the meantime? ## yeah evidently there is no alternative medication,,the capsules dont work for me ,,i have issues with other medications in capsule forms as well..I tried opening and adding to food as others have suggested,,but then i get reflux ,,i have zero issues with the tablets,,and i no longer ... ...
Updated 11 months ago in Fiorinal.
Sun, Oct 27 '13, 6:22 PM   5  Subscribe to thread 251803
TRIKACIDE ( METRONIDAZOLE)
tooth infection or inflamation ## can i open and throw out trikacide capsules to take them? ...
Updated 3 months ago in Metronidazole.
Sat, Jul 05 '14, 9:30 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 171095
imprint code is mylan 5050
yellow capsule less than 1-inch which can be opened in half with both sides marked mylan 5050 ## MYLAN 5050 is 30 mg Temazepam ## what type of pill is this? and what does it do? ## Temazepam is a Benzodiazepine, same drug class as Xanax or Valium. So it will cause relaxation, drowsiness and etc. ...
Updated 8 years ago in Temazepam.
Tue, Jun 06 '06, 8:46 AM   3  Subscribe to thread 165388
Hydromorph Contin Changes
My sister has a chronic illness and severe chronic pain. Amongst other medications, she takes 12 mg. hydromorph contin three times a day, and also has 3 mg. hydromorph contin for higher pain days. Recently her pain has gotten substantially worse, and one day she opened a capsule of the 12 mg. strength, and noticed that the contents were changed. The capsules used to be filled with small "beads" of medication, but now they appear to be filled with a crystal like substance closely resembling sugar granules, and they are sweet, like sugar. Since then she has opened capsules of both strengths that she has been prescribed, and they are the same. Has there been some recent change in the manufacturing of Hydromorph Contin? Or does she need to be looking at her pharmacist? She is concer... ...
Updated 1 year ago.
Fri, Dec 14 '12, 10:29 PM   3  Subscribe to thread 238779
Omega 3
I wan Omega 3 in liquid form. It is for a child. ## This website doesn't manufacture, nor sell any products, it is an information only website. Have you tried checking a local drug store or vitamin shop? These can usually be easily purchased in gel capsule that contain fish oil, which is rich in omega 3s and you can easily open them to use the oil, if someone can't swallow the gel caps. ...
Updated 2 years ago in Vitamins & Supplements.
Mon, Apr 09 '12, 5:45 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 229069
Generic Cymbalta (Duloxetine)
Cymbalta's generic, duloxetine, was given to me by my pharmacy without notifying me of the change. I'd been taking Brand at night, 120 mg. for four plus years and the drug made a tremendous difference in quality of life. On the generic I had insomnia from the get go, felt depressed and exhausted during the day, and didn't figure it out for several days because the generic capsules are exactly the same colors as the Brand. (There ought to be a law...) Dr. suggested I then try taking it in the morning; then at dinnertime, but was still unable to sleep for more than three hours at a time, even after thirty hours of wakefulness. Feeling spaced out during the day made it Impossible to function normally, and eyes were still wide open at night. After a couple of weeks I felt like s... ...
Updated 24 days ago in Cymbalta.
Tue, Sep 30 '14, 4:29 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 271436

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