What Does The N Mean On A Pill Bottle

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What Does G Mean On A Pill
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I have two different letters TAB on bottle one is ZYD and other is C04 what does this mean same medication and strength? ## I'm sorry, but your post is somewhat confusing. Are you talking about abbreviations on the labels, or the markings on the tablets themselves? Can you please post back with more details? ...
Updated 5 years ago.
Thu, Dec 29 '11, 3:52 PM
what does ds 15 mean on a prescription bottle
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On my priscription bottle it list the amount of pills in the bottle as 30. Under that it says DS 15. Does that mean days supply or something else? ## Hi Bill, This may or may not be the case with your Rx, but I often see the abbreviation "DS" being referred to as "Double Strength" for some antibiotics such as Bactrim DS / Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim DS / SMZ-TMP DS. However, I would still encourage you to contact your doctor or local pharmacy just to know for certain. What type of prescription is it? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Bactrim.
Fri, Nov 13 '15, 1:45 PM
what does lup mean
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Valsartan/HCTZ 320-25mg tab LUP ## Hello, Lazarus! How are you? That's an abbreviation for the manufacturer, which in this case is Lupin. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, hypotension and dehydration. Is there anything else I can help with? ## The bottle says LUP, yet the pill says LU. Thoughts? ...
Updated 4 months ago in Valsartan.
Mon, Jan 09 '17, 2:57 PM
What Does Mcg Mean
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Ihave a newscript for levothroxine 50 MCG - things usually say MG ## Hi Linn, I definitely hear you on this one. Prescription drugs can be more confusing than algebra at times. Lol The difference of mcg vs mg is the measurement of each. MCG is the abbreviation of micrograms. MG is the abbreviation of milligram. You would need 1000 micrograms to make up 1 milligram. For your own reference: 50 mcg = 0.050 mg Learn More: Levothyroxine Details I hope this helps! :) ## Thank you. That clears up a lot. You are right, it is as bad as algebra which I also did not excel in. ## What is the difference between b12 5000mcg and b12 1000 mcg. I have been taking b12 1000mcg. And the bottle is empty so is it okay if I take b12 5000mcg ## Can you take too much B-12 ? Iam taking 1000 meg per day and get b... ...
Updated 3 months ago in Levothyroxine.
Mon, Feb 13 '17, 8:44 AM
What Does Nor Mean When Written On The Bottle After Dosage
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One bottle says Simbastatin 10mg tab NOR and the refill says Simbastatin 10mg tab ZYD The one with the ZYD is pink and say ZA20 on the pill and the other one,NOR, is white,round and has a 10 on it. Are these the same? ## Those are just abbreviations for the names of the manufacturers of those particular tablets. For example, the ZYD stands for Zydus Pharmaceuticals. Are there any other questions or comments? ## My pharmacist always tells me when he gives me a medication by a different vendor so that I won't be worried and he also puts a sticker on the bottle stating it looks different but it's the same medication. ...
Updated 1 year ago.
Mon, Feb 29 '16, 9:12 PM
what does mcrk mean on my prescription bottle
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Next to my fill date of generic Percocet I usually have a MCRK code but this new supplier has MADV. Is there a meaning for this? I just feel it's not as strong as what I've been getting ## This new medication 5/325 Oxycodone / APAP has RP stamped on one side of medication ## Hello, Tom! How are you? The MCRK and MADV are abbreviations for the generic manufacturers. For instance, MCRK stands for Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. In case of emergency, the pharmacies do this to keep track of the manufacturer and/or distributor and the RP is a manufacturers logo. The FDA classifies this medication as being 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... ...
Updated 8 months ago in Percocet.
Sun, Sep 04 '16, 1:52 PM
xy on pill bottle?
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I was recently perscribed tylonal 3s with codine for pain for an absess in my tooth and on the bottle hand written in black pen is the letters xy what does that mean ## Also I was perscribed penicilian at the same time and there is nothing hand written on that bottle ## Those types of markings are just used by the pharmacy to show that the prescription and tablet count were double checked for accuracy. Learn more Acetaminophen details here. Learn more Codeine details here. It's often done with any medications that contain narcotics or other controlled substances, especially if the prescription was originally handled by a pharmacy technician. That marking shows that an actual pharmacist double checked everything, before you were given the pills. It's really an extra way for the p... ...
Updated 4 years ago in Acetaminophen.
Fri, Jan 04 '13, 2:15 PM
what does the 'pur' on my oxycontin mean
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Just trying to find out what the PUR on my oxycodone bottle means. I'm guessing it's a form of sustained release, but just wanted to know the medical terminology. Thanks! ## That stands for the manufacturer, which in this case would be Purdue Pharma. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possible including nausea, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, constipation, and dry mouth. It also carries the risk of being habit forming. Currently, Oxycontin is only available from this manufacturer and it is only available as a time released formulation. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 22 hours ago in OxyContin.
Wed, May 24 '17, 11:40 PM
what does qp mean on a trazodone prescription bottle
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I was prescribed trazodone 100mg, then my doctor gave me another prescription that read trazodone 100mg QP. What does the QP stand for? ## Usually, that means it to be taken once daily, at night. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and weight changes. The drowsiness it causes is why your usually directed to take it at night. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Trazodone.
Thu, Feb 25 '16, 12:28 PM
What does the "LEG" mean (20 MG TAB LEG)
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What does the "LEG" mean on the prescription bottle immediately following the dosage (20 MG TAB LEG)? This was for acid reflux medication, nothing to do with legs. ## I found the answer. LEG means Lower Esophageal-Gastrointestinal (symptoms, treatment). The medication was for severe heartburn and acid reflux. ...
Updated 4 months ago in Heart Burn / Indigestion.
Sat, Jan 14 '17, 8:09 AM
Whatdoeslblr Ranbaxy Pharmac Mean On A Bottle Of Furosemide
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I always like to check my pills out when I get them does it mean a different pharm company made them/ ...
Updated 6 years ago in Furosemide.
Wed, Mar 09 '11, 7:33 PM
What Does Sod Mean On A Prescription
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What does the sod stand for on phenytoin sod ext its a 100 mg purple and white capsule ## Why is it becoming more difficult to find xanax on The streets? ## What does SOD DR EC mean on the Diclofenac bottle? ## The SOD stands for Sodium, it designates the specific chemical salt that the medication is derived from, that's why some list sodium, some list hydrochloride and etc. As to the DR on a prescription, just like XR, SR, ER and quite a few others, it designates that medication as being time released. As to the EC, from what I've found, it's used similar to ES, DS and etc. to designate that as being an extra strength dosage, rather than the standard prescribed amount. Are there any other questions or comments? ## My perscription bottle says. Metformin 500mg Tab.**RDS WHAT ... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Phenytoin.
Tue, Mar 31 '15, 4:13 PM
what does 5-325 on a prescription mean?
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On my pill bottle it reads Oxycodone Acetaminophen 5-325. What does 5-325 mean? I have not taken this before and I am unfamiliar with what the numbers mean. ## Hello, Sandy! How are you? That means that it contains 5mgs of Oxycodone and 325mgs of Acetaminophen. The FDA warns that this medication carries the risk of being habit forming and it may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 4 months ago in Acetaminophen.
Mon, Dec 26 '16, 4:41 PM
what does 100 MCG mean vs 0.1 MG
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I ran out of synthroid. It shows 0.1MG. I got a temporary bottle that shows 100MCG. Are they the same? ## Hi Lucille, Conversion tools verify that 100mcg (micrograms) is actually equal to 0.1mg (milligrams), so you should have nothing to worry about as far as taking the correct dosage is concerned. If you were given the temporary bottle by another pharmacy, that could explain why they used a different measurement than you were used to seeing. I hope this helps! ## Do you have to eat when taking leverothryroxin? 0.1 mg ...
Updated 1 year ago in Synthroid.
Sat, Mar 26 '16, 1:53 PM
what is the differents with mall or acta on bottle
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What is the differents with mall or acta on the bottle? ## What do the initials C CAP ACTA mean on a presription? ## Hello, Bee! How are you? Those are abbreviations for the manufacturers, mall stands for Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and ACTA stands for Actavis. Rose, the means it is in capsule form and manufactured by Actavis Pharmaceuticals. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 2 years ago.
Sun, Dec 21 '14, 12:54 PM
what is the meaning of hcl in front apap
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on one of my prescriptions on the bottle it says OXYCODON HCL-APAP 10/325 and the pill is oblong. I had them refilled and the bottle says OXYCODONE-APAP 10-325 and the pill is round. So what I want to know is what the HCL stands for and are these the same medications? ## Hello, Anne! How are you? Yes, they are the same. The HCL just stands for Hydrochloride and designates the specific chemical salt that the medication is derived from, they just didn't include it on the one label. 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 3 years ago in Oxycodone.
Sat, Mar 29 '14, 12:20 PM
what is meloxicam 159 on the pill used for
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I was given 15mg of Meloxicam for a badly sprained wrist, form a fall. My pill says 159 on one side and CIPLA on the other side. It's pale yellow. On the RX bottle it says 15mg. What does this mean. It is not working yet after 2 days. thank you ## Hello, Ginger! How are you? The FDA classifies Meloxicam as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory that's used to treat pain, fever and swelling. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and stomach irritation. Have you informed your doctor that it isn't helping? ## Hello im a new user of this medicine.. N I would like to know can you use this for toothaches ## can meloxicam be used for detoxing ## I have pulled muscles in my chest would it help me ## i have pain in my left and... ...
Updated 2 months ago in Meloxicam.
Fri, Mar 03 '17, 8:06 PM
What Would A Prescription Of Labetalol Have On The Bottle
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what numbers would you find on a prescription bottle for labetalol identifying it as that drug. ## what numbers would you find on a prescription bottle of lamitcal? ## What numbers are you referring to? Did you mean the NDC (National Drug Code) numbers? If so, then I would need the relevant dosage. As to other numbers on the bottle, such as the RX number, those are internal to the pharmacy and only relevant to their computer systems. ...
Updated 5 years ago in Labetalol.
Sat, Nov 26 '11, 6:25 PM
what does chkby 27 06 16 mean on my antibiotics packet
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Hi I have white spots in my tonsils and my throat feels cut up. I know it's tonsillitis that I have and therefore was going to ring doctors to get a prescription but my mum have me a full packet of Amoxicillin. I can't see an expiry date on packet but it does say on pharmacy sticker "ChkBy 27/06/16". Do you know what this stands for please? And should they still be ok to take?? ## "Check by" that date (Chkby) 06/27/2016. Take to pharmacy. Never good to use old antibiotics and self diagnose. A quick swab of the throat gives an answer and allows you to get the right med by a doctor. Could be a virus. ## All that means if it's an old bottle of Amoxicilin that if it wasn't taken by the chk by/expiring date back this past June obviously then u cld still take i... ...
Updated 5 months ago in Amoxicillin.
Sun, Dec 18 '16, 5:25 PM
what does sertaline h 100 mg tab myla mean
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i take sertaline 100 mg a friend takes a sertaline med, but her says on bottle sertaline h 100 mg tab myla what is the difference ## Sertraline H 100mg tab myla means its Sertraline Hydrochloride 100mg Tab. Myla stands for Mylan, the manufacturer. Your sertraline and hers are the same, her pharmacy label just has more detail printed on it. ## I take sertraline for anxiety. I have been on it for years. Could never lose weight but it calms me down. So is this med dangerous for taking it so long? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Sertraline.
Sun, May 15 '16, 5:31 PM

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