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What Does Time Released Mean
What exactly time released mean ## It means exactly what it says, rather than all of the medication being released at once, when you take the medication, it is slowly released over several hours. It can be particularly useful for various medical problems, such as pain, diabetes and high blood pressure, to give someone better control over their conditions, for a longer period of time. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thanks for the information !!! ...
Updated 5 months ago in Diabetes.
Fri, Feb 07 '14, 7:42 AM   2  Subscribe to thread 214765
what does sr mean
is voltaren sr the same as diclofenac ec ## Hello, Frank! How are you? No, they are not the same going by that. The SR stands for sustained release, meaning that it is a time released formulation of the medication, but the EC just means that it is enteric coated, to help prevent it doing damage to your stomach, but there is nothing that designates it as being time released. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 5 months ago in Voltaren.
Mon, Jan 27 '14, 7:17 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 257542
what does 1 mg mean
I am taking setraline hydrochloride 25 mg per day and clonozepam mouth disolving tablets .5 at night. Now i want to know how to reduce this two medicine. Any one can help me. ## The withdrawal effects, if you have only been using them as prescribed, are not usually severe, they are mainly annoying. The problem with these types of medications, if you stop them cold turkey is the rebound effect, since your body has to adjust to no longer having them. This can result in worsened depression and anxiety. Have you talked to your doctor about reducing them, yet? In most cases, they should be tapered, slowly, to help avoid these symptoms. If neither are time released, then you can safely split the tablets and start taking less of them. ...
Updated 3 years ago in Antidepressant.
Tue, Dec 28 '10, 8:10 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 212314
what does the m mean on a pill
I found a pill in my car that is capsule shaped and is scored. It has a small double pyramid on one score and an m on the other score. The other side of the pill is blank. ## Hello, Debbie! How are you? This tablet with the Andrx logo and the M on it contains 25mgs of Metoprolol in a time released formulation. It's a beta blocker that's most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache and hypotension. Learn more Metoprolol details here. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 9 months ago in Metoprolol.
Thu, Oct 17 '13, 4:19 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 253350
what does it do?
i have never tried this medicine, but my dr has presribed OPANA ER for me...even though i wanted the direct release...what are the efects? ## The effects of this will be similar to the direct release or any other opiate narcotic, this is just a time released version, so it slowly releases the dose over a certain time period, which means it takes about 20 minutes or so to start working in your body, but lasts much longer in your system than the instant release. Here's the monograph with more information: Opana Info Click Here ...
Updated 7 years ago in Oxymorphone.
Mon, Oct 30 '06, 5:13 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 174010
what does cr mean on prescrption
My blue morphine 15mg has a CR after the name,,What does CR mean. Thx for your help. ## CR: Controlled Release. It means the medication will gradually be released in your system, instead of all at once. ...
Updated 2 years ago in Morphine.
Sat, Oct 15 '11, 3:59 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 202976
oxycontin sa what does the sa mean
oxycontin 60 mg tablet sa purd ## The SA is just another way to denote that it is a time released tablet, it stands for Sustained Action. Oxycodone is a very potent, narcotic analgesic. Common side effects can include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and constipation. Read more here: Do you have any other questions? ...
Updated 4 years ago in OxyContin.
Tue, Mar 16 '10, 6:46 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 201997
What Does Sa Mean On A Prescription
diltiazem 120mg sa cap. What does the sa stand for. ## The SA stands for sustained action, which means it's a time released formulation, rather than a regular release, so it helps maintain better blood pressure control. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I was recently put on Diltiazem 120 SA, 11 days ago..I was on Lisinopril for about 4 yrs. as well as lorazepam...My heart rate was elevated..So the Dr did the change. My question is, Does it take the new drug time to work? I checked my numbers after my 3 mi walk today, and I was 143 82 w 108 Heart rate. It was like this yesterday, 145 81 88 HR than 5 hrs later it was 134 78 87HR...I have also had to go careful with my Lorazepam since I started this drug..I have .5 tablets that I take one and one half or up to 2 of these 3 ti... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Diltiazem.
Tue, Mar 20 '12, 10:08 AM   2  Subscribe to thread 225482
What Does Sod Mean On A Prescription
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? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Phenytoin.
Wed, May 22 '13, 2:35 PM   3  Subscribe to thread 212957
What Does The DR Mean On A Prescription
I want to know what DR means after the prescription name. The pill is Divaloprex DR 500 mgs. ## It stands for delayed release, designating it as a time released formulation, rather than one that released all of the medication, at once. Other commonly used abbreviations for this can include SR, XR and several others. Divalproex, also known as Valproate Semisodium and is most commonly used to treat the manic episodes associated with Bipolar disorder. Side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, weight changes and decreased coordination. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 2 years ago in Bipolar Disorder.
Sat, Oct 08 '11, 11:26 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 214317
What Does Sa In Front Of Watson Labs Mean
My perscription for bupropion SR 150mg tablets - I understand what all that means. I want to know what the SA in front of WATSON LABS means? does this mean it was made in South Africa or South America? My pharmacy has switched something and my generic used to be a purple round pill and is now a white round pill. ## The SA stands for sustained action, it's just another way of designating that it's a time released formulation of the medication. It means the same thing as the SR in your prescription, which stood for sustained release. Learn more Bupropion details here. Are there any other comments or questions? ...
Updated 2 years ago in Bupropion.
Fri, Jul 20 '12, 9:05 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 233161
Oxycontin 20 Mg CR Ta What Does what does CR TA mean
trying to find out what CR TA means.I have been prescribed OXYCONTIN 20MG CR TA twice daily and OXYCODONE 5MG three daily and TIZANIDINE 4MG daily. what are the effects from this if I take as prescribed. And what does CR TA stand for. ## CR TA stands for controlled release tablets, it just designates that you're to get Oxycontin, which is time released. The side effects of Oxycodone may include: nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and constipation. Tizanidine is a muscle relaxant and it's side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, drowsiness and headache. Are there any other questions? ## Do oxycodone 20 mg cr the one tgat take 30 minutes to work ## Please do not hooked on Oxycontin it is not worth I was on this for over 17 years through the veterans administration went cold turkey w... ...
Updated 11 days ago in OxyContin.
Mon, Jul 14 '14, 10:35 AM   3  Subscribe to thread 221200
What Is Cr Mean On A morphine sulfate (100)mg
I have morphine sulfate tablet (100)mg and wanted to know what CR means? I know the R is for release but what is the C stand for?, Thanks ## Controlled, this means that it's a time released formulation, which would be a generic for MS Contin, other similar markings that mean the same thing are XR, SR and ER. This is a narcotic, so it may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, constipation and dry mouth. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 2 years ago in Morphine.
Wed, Oct 19 '11, 9:59 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 223660
how does oxycodone 5 mg imm rel work and what are side effects?
oxycodone imm rel 5 mg. are this tabs safe ? ## Oxycodone is a very potent narcotic pain reliever, the immediate release means that all of the medication is released at once into your body, when you ingest the tablet. These are narcotics, so they can be dangerous if not take as prescribed and under a doctor's supervision. They also carry the risk of side effects include: nausea, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. You can read more about the medication here: Is there anything else I can help you with? ## difference between oxycodone HCL 5MG TABLET oxycodone 5MG IMM REL WATSON one side backside 405 ## What mg. oxycodone is heart shaped withM on one side and either 8 or double 0 on the other??? ## is oxycodone 5mg imm rel tabs a placebo or real thing? ## what does the IMM REL on m... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Oxycodone.
Mon, Jun 18 '12, 7:41 PM   8  Subscribe to thread 193110
what is oxycodone imm
I was recently prescribed oxycodone IMM REL for my severe back pain and I wanted to know what is the difference between the regular oxycodone and the one I have now....please esplain if its addicted...reply thanks ## All Oxycodone has addictive potential, it doesn't matter what release type it is. IMM REL stands for Immediate Release, meaning the drug starts to be released as soon as the pill is in your stomach, regular release pills take 15 to 20 minutes to start working. ...
Updated 5 years ago in Oxycodone.
Thu, Nov 06 '08, 12:17 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 185273
80 mg oxycontin time release
How is the medication released. As simple was 6.67 per hour for 12 hours? ## Hi joe, According to a .gov article I found on the absorption of Oxycontin, the tablet itself is considered to be 'biphasic', which means that it is being dispensed in two different phases. The initial release is said to be approx. 40% of the active ingredient; which provides an onset of pain relieving effects within one hour for most patients. At this point, it is followed by a second more controlled release that carries out the remaining duration of effects. Page 1 in the link below offers more specific details on the pharmacokinetics of it: medsafe.govt.nz/profs/datasheet/o/OxyContintab.pdf I hope this helps! ...
Updated 4 months ago in OxyContin.
Thu, Feb 27 '14, 9:51 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 258037
What Additives Is In Oxycodone IR 5 Mg
What does the "IR" stand for located behind the word Oxycodone and in front of the dosage amount, i.e., 5 mg. When I look up he generic Oxycodone I see that it has acetiminiphine and/or NASIDS-Ibuprophine. I believe the manufacture is Palladone. Is there an Oxycodone made that has nothing in it except Oxycodone. Thanks??? ## The IR stands for immediate release, which means it's meant to release the medication, as soon as you swallow the tablet. While there are some formulations that contain Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen, this one doesn't. This one only contains Oxycodone. There are actually 3 formulations available that only contain Acetaminophen, the OxyIR and its generics, which you've already mentioned that are instant release. There is a time released formulation ca... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Oxycodone.
Mon, Sep 26 '11, 3:01 PM   3  Subscribe to thread 222678
What Are The Red Specks In A Vicodin 3604
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   1  Subscribe to thread 241543
What is the difference between IL and XL
What does XL and IL mean on prescription drugs. ## Hello, Theresa! How are you? The various markings like this are just different abbreviations to denote that a medication is in a time released formulation, you may also see DR, SR, DA, SA, XR and others. It's just something that it seems the pharmaceutical community has gotten a bit carried away with. They need to decide on one universal one, so things are less confusing. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 8 months ago.
Tue, Oct 29 '13, 1:32 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 254137
Is oxycodone15mg IMM REL a time release tablet
Is oxycodone 15mg IMM REL a time release tablet ## No. the IMM REL stands for (IMM) immediate (REL) release which means the medication is immediately released into the system. it is used for breakthrough pain. ## That information is correct! This is an immediate released formulation of the narcotic Oxycodone. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and dry mouth. You can read more here: Do you have any other questions? ## does oxycodone 15 mg imm rel tablet make you feel so very sleepy when taken with or without morphine sulfate er 30 mg tablet? or is it the oxycodone 15 mg imm tablet that has this very,very sleepy side effect? ...
Updated 3 years ago in Oxycodone.
Sat, Feb 12 '11, 11:00 AM   3  Subscribe to thread 192087

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