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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 5 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 8 months 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 6 months ago in Fiorinal.
Wed, Oct 02 '13, 5:19 AM   2  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 4 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 7 years ago in Prozac.
Wed, May 24 '06, 5:37 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 172254
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 5 months ago in Fiorinal.
Sun, Oct 27 '13, 6:22 PM   5  Subscribe to thread 251803
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 7 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
Phentermine 30 Mg Time Released
are 30 mg phentermine time released ## Is it a tablet or a capsule and what are the markings on it? The 30mg of Phentermine is actually available as both a time released and regular release formulation. This medication may cause side effects, such as: nausea, dizziness, headache and anorexia. Learn more: ## There are Red and Grey Capsules marked with Duramine 30 on them real small. This is time release phentermine. Phentermine Ccombined with a ester. If you open a capsule they are made of brown granules and white powder. If you want pure Phentermine they are easily separated. If you take a 12 inch ceramic dinner plate and open the capsule. Incline the plate 45 degrees, take a credit card and start to "chop" the mixture or tap it lightly with the the edge of the card. the white p... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Phentermine.
Wed, Oct 17 '12, 2:49 PM   3  Subscribe to thread 218663
Eveking
Looks like clear capsule with olive green & yellowish when opened. Supposed to be to stop muscle spasms. No writing on it. ...
Updated 8 years ago.
Wed, Mar 08 '06, 3:00 PM   0 
what does a 15mg oxycodone look like
white pill with m inside a square and 15 on the other side ## Is it round and possible a very pale green that looks almost white? If so, then it is 15mgs of Oxycodone, a generic for Roxicodone, this is a narcotic pain reliever. Common side effects include: nausea, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. You can read more here: Is there anything else I can help you with? ## has anyone seen the new oxycodone 15mg green and white capsules? there are no markings but when you open it up it is blue powder. very light blue ## I found a pill a small round not light green yet not dark green that has the markings A 214. What is this pill? The powder inside is shade of green as well. I am not sure but I think my teen age daughter may be on something - please help. ## @tamara that is 15mg oxycodone... ...
Updated 9 months ago in Oxycodone.
Fri, Jul 12 '13, 5:48 AM   5  Subscribe to thread 197868
66 l f pink
Pill is Oblong or Capsule and has L L on one side and F | 66 stamped on the other side. I found it in my Son's sock drawer. Just concerned, thanks. ## I haven't been able to find anything specific, but the first thing that comes to mind with a pink oblong pill is generic Benadryl. Is it a hard, crushable pill or a capsule that you can open? ## This is actually an over the counter laxative/fiber supplement containing 500mgs of Polycarbophil. This is a generic or store brand of Fibercon. ...
Updated 5 years ago in Benadryl.
Tue, Sep 02 '08, 1:39 PM   2  Subscribe to thread 183714
sporasec
yeast infection ## IS SPORASEC A OVER THE COUNTER DRUGES? ## It depends on what country you live in, I believe. I can't find a lot of information on it or its ingredients, but it is listed as an antibiotic, commonly used to treat yeast and other vaginal infections. Does anyone else have more info on this? ## Can the Sporasec capsule be opened and the contents injested with juice or something similar? I have such difficulty swallowing the capsule. ## oh come on man...... a capsule? For real? You cannot swallow? That is something that just slips down your throat.... ...
Updated 2 years ago.
Sat, Sep 10 '11, 6:23 AM   4  Subscribe to thread 181005
gimalxina amoxicilina expiration date
I purchased this in Mexico. The pill is red and white capsules 500mg. Do they expire? ## Hello, Virgie! How are you? If you've opened the packaging or they are in a pharmacy dispensing bottle, they will have a one year expiration date. However, if they are still sealed in the original factory bottle, then they will last approximately 2 to 3 years. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 1 month ago in Nausea & Vomiting.
Thu, Feb 27 '14, 6:23 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 259990
unmarked green tablet in splinter of three
I found this tablet in my husbands drawer. There are 3 unmarked, dark green capsules with no name or mg. They are in a foil splinter of three, but the capsules can be seen clearly. I opened one capsule to discover a tan, brown powder inside. I am alarmed as my husband currently takes many prescribed drugs for various ailments and I know that this particular drug is not one of them. I am afraid that it may be detrimental to his health. Please advise if you can. Thank you ...
Updated 4 years ago.
Thu, Apr 01 '10, 7:42 AM   0 
Dextroamp
does it have to be taken with food ## The dosing instructions for Dextroamphetamine and Amphetamine state the following: "The combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine comes as a tablet and an extended-release (long-acting) capsule to take by mouth. The tablet is usually taken 2-3 times daily, 4-6 hours apart, with or without food. The extended-release capsule is usually taken once daily in the morning with or without food. Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine combination should not be taken in the late afternoon or evening because it may cause difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep." "Swallow the extended-release capsules whole; do not chew or crush them. If you are unable to swallow the extended-release capsule, you may open the capsule and sprinkle the entire con... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Dextroamphetamine.
Thu, Aug 23 '12, 10:24 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 234723
sulfa meth
I'm taking sulfameth for UTI but the pills are to big for me to swallow, does anyone know if you can chew or crush them? Thanks! ## I am not an MD, but I can offer you my personal educated opinion. If the pill is a capsule you can certainly open most capsules to release its contents into water to make it easier to take down. If that's not the case, then crushing the solid pill into smaller pieces would not alter its chemical makeup; it would only divide the dosage up into smaller parts. Sometimes pills accidentally break on their own from falling on the floor or getting squished, but they are still usable in most cases. I hope my opinion somewhat helps in your decision. Please post back if you have any other questions or concerns. ...
Updated 3 years ago.
Tue, Sep 14 '10, 12:05 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 208392
fluoxetine
I have been given fluoxetine capsules and im wondering if they are placebos i opened one up and to me looks white powdery and kinda fluffy is this fluoxetine ## Do you have a picture? Or can you describe the capsule? I have Fluoxetine capsules in 20mg and 40mg. I do not take them as they did not work for my body but I can tell you if you have legitimate capsules. ...
Updated 4 years ago in Fluoxetine.
Mon, Jun 15 '09, 7:05 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 192026

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