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The Ingredients For Bgo Cream Made By Calotabs Co Of Greenville Sc

I am looking for the ingredients of BGO made by Calotabs Co of Greenville, SC years ago. My jar has long been worn smooth and can't read it. ## This product is no longer available, but from another user on our site that was asking about it, the ingredients listed on the packaging were as follows: Salicylic Acid, Sulphur, Zinc Oxid, Phenol Calamine, Menthol, Petrolatum, Lanolin and mineral oil. The only thing I can suggest is trying to find a similar product that contains the same ingredients. Have you tried asking your pharmacist if they can recommend something? ## if you have the ingredients and even a small sample a compound pharmacy can remake it for you! ## I don't know how old your jar of BGO (Beeman's Greaseless Ointment) is, but my father owned the company from the mi...

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f617 1mg

small white capsule with gold letters and numbers ## I found this white pill with red lettering on it that says 1mg on the upper part of the pill and on the lower part of the pill is an f inside a square box and the numbers 617 beside that what kind of pill is this? ## Astella Pharma lists this capsule as being a 1mg Prograf capsule, which contains the active ingredient Tacrolimus. It is an immunosuppressant. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, stomach pain, increased risk of infection, and digestive issues. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Accutane Effects After 20 Plus Years...Destruction!

I Took Accutane ore than 20 years ago...for moderate Acne. I Experienced the so called Usual Side effects...Dry Lips chapped lips and joint pain..along with severely irritated Stomach...(Sudden allergy to Diary)and other Problems I was ASSURED would subside...as soon as i stopped taking the ACCUTANE... Well....Lets just say....The effects do gradually subside....and the Acne is better. Something else I discovered is.....Slowly....The Joint pain returns...only much more severely...the Stomach problems get worse...and eventually your stomach might even begin to bleed...and feel as though it was burned by acid.. Then..Maybe you will need an x ray...for some small accident..you May have suffered...At the Young age of 24....possibly on accout of a Dizzy Spell....(Associated?...)Maybe..You fa...

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poslam ointment

old remedy for skin rashes ## Does anyone know where I can buy Poslam Ointment? My Grandmoyher used to have it and it's the best. ## I am also looking for this product. From what I can tell it is no longer made but I won't give up yet. ## I am also looking for Poslam and cannot find a source. Maybe someone should start making it again. It's very effective for skin problems. ## when I googled poslam, I was offered link to ebay, antique- bottle pictures show ingredients. ## Poslam used to be made by Emergency Laboratories, Jersey City, NJ 07302. I tried to find them in on-line phone directories but they don’t seem to exist any more. A pharmacist passed along this formula to my parents. A compounding pharmacy should be able to make it up. I don’t know if it is paten...

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accutane long term side effects

I have a son that took accutane 60 mg a day for six months in a row three years ago. Now after many trips to doctors over strange medical problems, it seems accuatne is the culprit medication that has caused servere joint and muscle pain, severe dry lips, redness in face, eye infections of own immune system attacking itself, systems of osteoarthritis in both shoulders, both wrist and right hand, blood in stool, possible hair loss, abnormal liver function test results in AST and ALT. My son went from being a high school football and track athlete while taking this medication three years ago to someone that is in constant pain just washing a car. After I have researched this drug extensively, I can't believe that the FDA allows this drug originally made for cancer patients to be marke...

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Taking another pack after finishing the 21 pills

Hello, i just want to ask, is it ok to take another pack after finishing tge 21pills? I did not follow the 7 day free pill. The purpose of taking the pills is for my acne breakouts and thinking that it could help regularized my mens. Is it normal to have a delayed mens since this is my first timee to use the product? I am just curious if its safe or what. Or the 7days free pill must be followed?? Looking forward for your reply. Thank you. ## The 7 days free is what allows you to have a period, when taking oral contraceptives, according to the NIH. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, spotting, irritability, and PMS-like symptoms. Thus, it is best to take those 7 days off. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hi! I also have question about nordette pills. I f...

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Meprate and Isotretinoin

The Meprate tablet was prescribed to me for regulating my periods. I was asked to take 10 tablets this cycle and then for the next three cycles (every 15-25th day) but this tablet is giving me lot of acne. I've already suffered from acne for the last 10-15yrs. Please help. I want to know if I can take Isotretinoin along with Meprate?

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Althea pill and Myra e 400

I'm gay. I wanted to take those 2 to have beautiful skin, to clear my acne and to have boobs. Is it OK to take those 2 together? My friend recommended I take Althea pill to have boobs, but I also have so many pimples in my face and I tried everything, yet still got pimples. I think I need to take Althea, but I don't know how to use it? Please help. ## hai Is it okay to take myra e while you are taking Althea pill? thank you ## Hi althea and myrae gamit ko... im a mom na and sabay ko sila tinitake pag gabi. Hiyang ako at glowing ako sa myrae therefore I highly recommend it. ## Hi bakit ganon? Im taking diane pero parang lumalaki ang mga pimples ko. What does it mean? Hindi po ba hiyang kapag ganon? ## I am using althea pills malapit ko na po matapis ang 1 cycle peeo napapasin ko ...

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Doxytet gor acne

Doxytet green tablets I went to a doctor for acne she prescribed doxytet are they really helping for a skin while I develop to much rash on my face....vomiting everytime I take doxytet and headache. ## Yes, some acne is caused by bacteria and this antibiotic is often used to help treat it. The nausea, can be a normal side effect, it should ease up in a few weeks, as your body gets used to the medication. You may also experience dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. If it doesn't ease up soon, then you may need to return to the doctor and try a different medication. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hey I also went to the doctor and he gave me those pills and am having a rash now all over my face , I want to know how long will it take to disappear?

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Omnacortil 60mg side effects

My sister is suffering from hypereosinophilic syndrome since 25/3/2014. She has taken omnocortil 60mg for 20 days & now she is taking 50mg for a week, but later on the dosage has to be decreased to 40mg and 30mg weekly. Currently, she is having some face swelling and weakness so plz guide us. ## I have been suffering from acute colitis for 3 years with no solution. Please advise whether omnacortil can help? ## Those can be normal side effects of this medication, and it is always best to follow a doctor's instructions. And no, this is a steroid class medication that can actually cause acne as a side effect. according to NIH reports, such as nausea, weigh gain, and fluid retention. How are you both doing, now? Are you on any other medications?

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Clindamicina

Prescribed after gum surgery it is a capsule taken every 8 hrs ## Strep throat. Question - Given 500 mg, shouldn't it be 300 mg. ? ## This is an antibiotic. The dosage is entirely up to your doctor and what they believe is most appropriate to treat your condition. ## does this work for acne ## My dentist prescribed 300mg of clindamicina 3x daily starting a day before two extractions and for a week thereafter. Apparently it worked because there has been no evidence of infection. One unpleasant side effect was that my saliva became bitter and it was very uncomfortable to swallow food; much like heartburn. ## I was told to take two capsules a day for five days... After four capsules I had heartburn so bad and my esophagus and stomach was burned so bad, it has taken me two weeks to stop...

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use of clobetasol salicylic acid ointment

I have pimples on my face, that's why I want to use salicylic acid ointment. ## Does anyone know about the availability of Clobetasol Salicylic Acid Ointment online or if it requires a doctor's prescription? ## Clobetasol is a steroid class medication, so there is risk of it actually causing acne, rather than helping alleviate it, according to NIH reports. Other side effects may include skin redness, irritation, and skin flaking. MOHD, it depends on where you live, the U.S. requires a prescription, but that is not applicable in all countries. What other medications have you both tried?

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Accutane and Infertility

I took accutane almost 14 years ago as a teenager. I am now a 32 year old woman who has just been diagnosed with infertility that they believe is linked to autoimmune issues. I truly believe that accutane is the cause of this; from the research that I have done it seems that accutane has been linked to other thyroid-related diseases, but that they have not yet been able to prove a link between accutane and infertility. There are, however, actually more people like me out there than I originally thought. Being diagnosed with ovarian dysfunction has been a horrific, horrific blow. And while there was plenty of information about accutane and birth defects, no one ever mentioned a possibility of future infertility. I was a teenager! This is a tragedy and I believe something should be done a...

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accutane and brain damage

I took accutane in 2004 at 63 years of age. I immediatetly started having problems with triglycerides, eyes, diziness, balance problems, dementia, depression, slurred speech, elevated blood sugar, etch. Is there anyone out there that took this drug at this age? ## Age means nothing. I am sure there are people who have taken at your age, but people younger say 16 have ended up with diseases that usually 50-60 yrs get from Accutane. Many people have suffered what you state from Accutane. There are all documented side effects. Hopefully back in 2004 you stopped the med and things got better. Did you take it for Acne or Cancer? ## Are you still taking it? While the FDA does warn that these can be side effects, that doesn't necessarily mean that it has cause brain damage. Other side effe...

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Collagenase treatment

Is there a substitute for Santyl ointment (a collagenase treatment)to debride wounds? ## Substitute for Santyl ## Are you having some bad reaction to this ointment? The FDA states that it doesn't usually cause adverse reactions, unless someone is allergic to it, in which cases it could cause breathing problems, swelling, skin irritation, and redness. The former means of debridement were much worse, since they involved having to have the wound scrubbed with a very rough brush, and it was quite painful. This is a much better option. Can you please post back with why you are seeking an alternative?

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Fumaderm - how long for results?

Hi. I'm on fumaderm for psoriasis. Been taking it for almost 2 and a half months now (been on 6 full strength tablets a day for almost 3 weeks) and I haven't seen any improvement to my skin yet. The leaflet says results are usually seen around 8 weeks so I'm worrying it may not work for me. Anyone else been on this and had to wait a few months for results? Thanks. ## Hello, Herald! How are you doing? Has there been any change, yet? In most cases, when they give a certain number of weeks for results, they usually mean one steady dose for that period of time, because things can fluctuate, as long as your dosage is still changing. Have you been experience any side effects? The NIH lists the most common ones as possibly including abdominal pain, diarrhea, and flatulence. Are you...

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Dry, itchy feet causes and concerns

Why are my feet so dry and look like they're getting darker? It looks like broken veins, it's very dry and itchy. It also looks red and sometimes has swelling. ## The swelling might be due to edema, though only a doctor can really give you a definitive answer. Sometimes itching and dryness are due to circulatory problems, according to NIH studies. I've experienced it myself, in the past. They also warn that it could be the side effect of some medications. Do you have any diagnosed medical conditions? Are you on any medications? How bad is the swelling?

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what is betametasona clotrimazol gentamicina cream used for

I live in San Antonio, Texas. Is this cream available in the States? Is it SAFE? ## @ERQ, The combination of Betametasona + Clotrimazol + Gentamicina is marketed towards treating various skin conditions such as pain, inflammation, itching, bacterial/fungal infections, etc. From what I've seen mentioned in another thread here, this cream is allegedly available with your doctor's prescription here in the US. However further reports suggest that it costs only a fraction of the price down in Mexico for the same ointment (i.e. $30 in the US and less than $2 in Mexico). Given this information, my suggestion would be to just get it prescribed in the US since the cost of driving to Mexico and back from Texas is probably a lot more than the difference you'd end up saving in the price...

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Kenalog Destroys

I had one epidurals of kenalog that destroyed my life. Three days after I couldn't sleep relax or rest. My heart was pounding my muscle were weak terrible cramps in arms and legs ears very sanative to noise whole body filled with fluid . Utterly confused very anxious. This carried on for 3 months till I collapsed and ended up in hospital doctors were useless. I carried on getting worse eight month after I had steroid myopathy electrolytes problems stomach bowels tendon damaged problems fibromyalgia I didnt never had before or wouldn't of if I had no had the kenalog. I now suffer numerous terrible long term health problems that effect my whole body and my husband is my carer as I can no longer take care of myself.I would like to speak to anyone else who has had similar problems c...

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Althea pills for pimples

Hi. Can I take althea pills without needing a prescription from a dermatologist? Because I was told by a doctor that for the case of me having pimples, I can take althea when I reached 18... So if in case I still have pimples and I reached 18, can I still take these pills even without the prescription of a dermatologist/doctor? Is it good for one's health??? Taking pills??? ## You should consult a doctor first before taking the Althea You have to make sure that you do not have history of cancer in the family. Your doctor might require a transrectal ultrasound before taking the said pill and taking it may be good or have a side effects . ## And last thing you should consult to the obgyne before taking pill not to your dermatologist.. ## Yes they are over the counter meaning they don...

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