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Difference between regular and er extended release
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I was taking metformin er and when i got a new doctor the perscription was refilled as just metformin. What exactly does extended release mean and how it differs from non er. Thanks. ## The extended release tablets releases the medication over a 12 hour period, whereas the regular metformin releases all of the medication right away. ## i would like to agree what he said. extended release tablets has an extended action which release the drug in a slow rate so that u can get the benefit of taking two or three pills per day. with one tablet you will get the benefit of frequent administration. where as ordinary pills has a faster release which gives a quicker action and the frequency of administration also increases. ## Okay now I am scared, I have been taking metforminER 2000mg at nite for... ...
Updated 5 years ago in Metformin.
Fri, May 22 '09, 9:29 PM
what does the ER mean on a prescription
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ER meaning extended release--What is the ingredient used to make the medicine ER? ...
Updated 4 years ago.
Sun, Nov 14 '10, 3:07 PM
Timed release morphine
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I just learned that a friends, yes seriously a friend, has for the last nine days taken a half of a 15mg extended relief morphine every day and was planning to intermittently take a whole one to hopefully avoid withdrawal. My friend is doing this because my friend is going on vacation and his prescription becomes due during the time he is away. Our state has instituted "drug contracts" with the prescribing doctor and pharmacy for people using these types of drugs. This means he can not have it filled early to take with him, and his doctors office has rules about calling for the script 48 hours maximum before it is due. He was only trying to make it last so he would not be in as much pain and not go through withdrawal. I was concerned because I know you are not supposed to cut an... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Morphine.
Sun, Dec 15 '13, 11:57 PM
What Are The Red Specks In A Vicodin 3604
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what era the red specks in the vicodin 3604? does this mean they are time released? ## Hello there, Based on my research, this variety of Vicodin is not "extended release" and the red specks are just part of the pill's design. I can't find any info stating that they are made up of any specific ingredient. Learn More: Vicodin Details I hope this info helps! ...
Updated 1 year ago in Vicodin.
Sat, Jan 19 '13, 12:54 AM
Whats The Difference Between Percocet Morphine
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I've been taking percocet 7.5/350 mg. for 3 yrs. I was recently prescribed morphine 15mg-cr and I am not getting much pain relief from the morphine. I thought and was told morphine is stronger than percocet but I got more relief from the percocet than I do from the morphine. I of course plan on telling my dr. asap but was just woundering in the meantime. ## Actually, Oxycodone is one and half times stronger than Morphine, plus the Percocet also contained Acetaminophen, which helps the Oxycodone to work better. And not every medication works for everyone that tries it, so it could just be that the Morphine isn't effective for you and you may need to switch back to Oxycodone, or Percocet. Are there any other comments or questions? ## Morphine ER is a extended release where as Perc... ...
Updated 3 months ago in Percocet.
Wed, Sep 17 '14, 4:10 PM
what is the difference between er and her on a medication
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I take verapamil 120mg er and refilled the medication. The refill came through as verapamil 120mg her. Is this the same medication? ## Hi Michael, ER stands for extended release. Extended release basically means that the drug dissolves over time in order to be released into the bloodstream at a slower and steadier rate. This allows the medication to be taken less frequently than an immediate release medication (IR). I'm not sure about the abbreviation HER, maybe you can check with you pharmacy regarding that? You can learn more about this drug on the page for Verapamil Details I hope this helps! ...
Updated 1 year ago in Verapamil.
Sat, Aug 31 '13, 2:05 PM
What Is The Difference Between Metformin Hcl Er And Meformin
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what is the difference between Metformin Hcl Er and Metformin Hcl ## The ER stands for extended release, which means that it has been specially formulated to slowly release over a certain period of time, which can help give some people better blood sugar control. The other is just a regular release formulation. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Can the regular release and ER (extended release) be interchanged? ## What is the difference between metformin tab her and zyd ...
Updated 7 months ago in Metformin.
Fri, Apr 25 '14, 1:10 PM
what is the difference between diltiazem 180mg and norvasc 5 mg
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I need to know the difference of diltiazem 180mg and norvasc 5 mg . Are they similar ## Looks like both medicines are used for almost the same thing. Were they prescribed to you by the same doctor? Reference Pages: Diltiazem, Norvasc ## Difference between Diltiazem SA Caps and Diltiazem ER(dilt-XR) Caps? ## ER or XT stands for Extended Release, which means the drug is released slowly over a certain period of time, rather than all at once like regular release medications. ## Dark green, gray capsule with # R-2579 on it ## w/hat is the difference between narvasc and ditiazem ? do they act differently on the system. since they are both calcium blockers. Can they cause bone problems? ...
Updated 4 months ago in Diltiazem.
Wed, Jul 23 '14, 12:45 AM
Er Vs Sa
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What does SA maen in regards to release rate? ## It really means the same thing as the ER, which is extended release, it's just another way of saying it, the SA stands for sustained action. You can learn more about the various abbreviations used to denote time released medications here: Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 2 years ago.
Sat, Dec 24 '11, 12:11 PM
Metropolol 25 Mg
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What Is The Difference Between Metropolol 25 mg Er And Metropolol 25 mgTart? ## The ER stands for extended release, that means that formulation of Metoprolol is slowly released in your body, over time, rather than all at once, like the standard medication that the other one is. Sometimes, when a patient is taking the regular release to treat high blood pressure or a cardiac condition, it helps, but doesn't keep it under control for a very long period of time and in those cases, it may be necessary for a doctor to switch someone to the time released formulation, to keep the medication in their body longer. Metoprolol is a beta blocker and may cause side effects, such as: nausea, drowsiness, headache and stomach pain. Learn more: Are there any other questions or comments? ...
Updated 3 years ago in Metoprolol.
Wed, Mar 23 '11, 9:27 AM
metoprolol succinate 50MG SA Tab
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Does SA mean that this is an extended release pill ???? ## Means Sustained Release. ...
Updated 3 years ago in Metoprolol.
Sat, Mar 26 '11, 3:04 PM
Metoprolol Tartrate 50 Mg Tab
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how does this compare with metropolo extended release 50 mg? ## It is the same medication, in the same dosage, however, the extended release means that it's specially designed to release the total dosage of the medication over the relevant time period, where the regular release doesn't do that. Which has your doctor recommended for you to use? ...
Updated 2 years ago in Metoprolol.
Mon, Feb 13 '12, 12:17 PM
Xanax 4mg,new to the south east
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is there a new zanny bar, white 4mg bar ## someone told me about a 4 mg bar.different look than 2mg bar.still a bar though.any info? ## No, in the U.S. the maximum dosage of Xanax/Alprazolam is a 3mg extended release tablet. That might be what you saw, though the color itself doesn't actually mean anything, nor does the shape. This is a Benzodiazepine, so it can be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, headache, dizziness and irritability. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with? ## hit me Up im lookin for the 4mg bars any info jst 520-520-404-1664 unluss Ur on a diffrent are code hah ## You have had enough Ceaser! ## yes there is no 4 mg bar, they have the number4 on it , but it is a 2mg bar. ...
Updated 9 months ago in Xanax.
Sat, Mar 01 '14, 5:02 PM
IC Roxicodone
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Can anyone tell me what the IC stands for? I am used to seeing ER for extended release but I have never seen the IC before and can't seem to find any info on the net telling me what it means. Any help? ## Ic means ingredient comparable. It means you are getting a generic that is comparable to a name brand! Hope this helps .I have medication that had the same thing on it. ...
Updated 3 months ago in Roxicodone.
Mon, Sep 01 '14, 12:32 PM
Glimepiride And Metformin
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what are the differences between gluconorm sustained release and 500mg aand extended release ## There would actually be no different in these, both sustained release and extended release mean the same thing, that it's a controlled release formulation of the medications. Rather than releasing the medications, all at once, as regular tablets do, there are specially made to slowly release over time to help better control your blood sugar. Are there any other questions or comments? ...
Updated 3 years ago in Glimepiride.
Sun, Dec 18 '11, 1:25 PM
aiza 36 tablet
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I found this tablet and don't know what it is ## I think you mean ALZA 36 (i know the lowercase l looks like an i) This pill is extended release Concerta ## aiza36, need to find out what this is for ## This tablet contains 36mgs of Methylphenidate, a generic for Concerta, this is a stimulant, used to treat ADHD. ## white oblong tablet with number 377 stamped on it ...
Updated 5 years ago in Concerta.
Wed, Aug 12 '09, 1:50 PM
Is Omeprazole DR Same As Omeprazole ER?
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What is the difference between 'Delayed Release' and "Extended Release? ## There is no difference, they are just both ways of saying the same thing. They just mean that it's a time release formulation of the medication, rather than a regular release. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank you Verwon, I appreciate your help. ...
Updated 2 years ago in Omeprazole.
Wed, Mar 07 '12, 1:09 PM
tramol-sr
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I can't find this rx tramol-sr ## Could you possibly mean the pain killer Tramadol (extended release)? If so, you can read more details about this medication on the page. If that is not what you are referring to, can you please post back with more details? Such as what country this medication was prescribed in, and what it was prescribed for? ...
Updated 5 years ago in Tramadol.
Tue, Mar 17 '09, 3:11 PM
green xanax bars
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green xanax bar ## The colors do not mean anything, what are the markings on the tablet itself? ## green bar s 90 3 ## actually colors do matter... for example yellow bars mean extended release ## these people are misinformed a green xanax is in fact a 2mg (take it from a former drud addict and seller) but yellow bars are simply the diference in the manufact. how could you make an extendeed release tablet with spilts on it. thats impossible have any of you seen any oxycontin with a splite the reason is to have a splite defeates the purpose geniouss (if yyou guys have real questuins like this dont take the advice of some yahoo on an internet site and that includes me take it to your closrest pharmacy and ask he or she they will gladly inform you with correct answer) ## if it says xr on t... ...
Updated 4 months ago in Xanax.
Tue, Aug 12 '14, 9:31 PM
andex 720
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pill imprinted andex 720. Only one can't remember what it is for ## I think you could mean the imprint 'Andrx 720' - If so then that is 20 meq Potassium Chloride Extended Release Tablets. Any question about the appearance, see This Picture. ## Thanks Stacey, that's it. We had a prescription and this one got out of the bottle. Most important to keep your meds in the original container until they are all gone. ## Question about potassium. What is the difference between 20 meq dosage and the 99 mg dosage in over the counter potassium ## I don't know the full answer, per say, but by definition 'Equivalents (Eq) and milliequivalents (mEq) measure a substances ability to combine with another substance'. So my guess is that the dosages of OTC versions of potassium a... ...
Updated 9 years ago in Potassium Chloride.
Tue, Dec 06 '05, 1:31 PM


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