What Does The Dr Mean On A Prescription

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Brenda Says:

I want to know what DR means after the prescription name. The pill is Divaloprex DR 500 mgs.

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Verwon Says:

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.

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Bipolar youth is significantly more agitated, upset, looking sad, when given depakote med 500 mg. without the DR on label. I have left a message at new clinic, but receptionist says it shouldn't affect him. Also the color and smell is different, and he's very affected by coloring, especially yellow. He was given depakote by a different doctor without the DR several years ago and reacted badly, the pharmacist called around and talked to several factories. He said the differences are very slight, but for the patient very important.

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Casey Says:
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Dr wrote,
Symbicort 11/11 bd x1
Combinent reb 1/1 tds x 4/7
What does it means- 11/11 and 1/1. Any help is much appreciated. Thank you.

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