What Does Extended Release Mean

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Does 15mg er (of X) mean that the blood level of drug X is maintained @ 15mg over 12hr or does it fluctuate significantly? ## Hello, JR! How are you? That means that it's a total of 15mgs that is released over the given time period, but it is released at a carefully calculated steady rate, as explained by the NIH. So, just a portion of the 15mg dose is released regularly. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
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Sat, Feb 20 '16, 5:12 PM
what does er mean
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I have been on Vicodin 15mg every 6 hour for about 3yrs . My doc change me to MS Contin 15mg twice a day with 3 15mg of Vicodin for breakthrough pain. Why am I still have lot of pain? I suffer from serve fibromyalgia and djd diease of lumbar spine ## There is no 15mg of Vicodin, the maximum dosage currently available in the tablets is 10/325mg. Thus, depending on what you were taking, the dosage may no be equivalent. Can you please double check what you were taking and post back? The FDA classifies this medication as a 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. The ER stands for extended release, it designates it as being time released. ## Two Vicodin 7.5 mg eq 1... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Vicodin.
Thu, Sep 24 '15, 12:07 PM
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 8 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 6 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 3 years ago in Morphine.
Sun, Dec 15 '13, 11:57 PM
what does a hydro morphine pill look like
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I was put on hydromorphom it's a redish color with an m on one side and Ms on other. ....but I'm not sure if there gonna work dose anyone know how these work on pain?? I can't get to my medicine closet I'm not even sure of the mg....dose anyone know the mg's they come in? ?? Can someone please get back to me. ....please ## I'm sure those are Not hydromorphone. I I believe they're morphine sulfate 60mg extended release. Do you have a PDR book? ## HELLO!! Take one up to your pharmacist, or any pharmacy, and they will know what it is. ## @Lorde, There's no such thing as "hydro morphine", so I'm assuming you meant to say hydromorphone (the generic for dilaudid); which in an of itself is considered to be a potent analgesic. Regarding the pill ID, m... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Morphine.
Fri, Jan 15 '16, 12:19 PM
Pain mgmt doc no longer prescribing immediate release meds
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I have been on Hydrocodone since 2002. Along the way a fentyl patch was added to help with being ill in between doses. Currently on 25 fentyl and 50 mg Hydrocodone per day. Dr told me at last visit that there office was no longer going to prescribe immediate release meds like Hydrocodone. Cut me down to 30 hydro per day but no other adjustments. Planning to go down to one at next visit. Not sure what to do when even pain mgmt doc stops ordering. They actually said with a straight face that these meds were never meant to be taken day after day, month after month, etc. shouldn't they have told me that back in 2002? Is there any doc in Indy area that will just leave me where I was? ## Some pain drs don't prescribe immediate release meds along with extended release meds. Immedicate ... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Hydrocodone.
Sat, Dec 12 '15, 1:34 PM
does oxycodone contain codeine
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How many Oxycontins 20mgs would be in a 200mg Codeine Pill? I want to know how many 20's I would have to take to compare to the 200mg of Codeine!!! PLEASE help ## Hello, Nicole! How are you? You're talking about going from one of the weakest opiates to one of the strongest, so the answer is one! 20mgs of Oxycodone is equivalent to 200mgs of Codeine. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Does percocet have codeine in it ## If your meaning oxycontin that is an extended release pain med and your not going to get the same affect because Codeine is immediately release and trying to equal what an extended release does you can od on the codeine especially 200mg tablets ## Just wondering if a k56 would harm a patient that has pace maker ...
Updated 1 year ago in Oxycodone.
Mon, Jul 25 '16, 8:07 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 4 years 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 4 months ago in Percocet.
Thu, Jun 08 '17, 7:05 AM
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 4 years 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 ## What is the difference in metformin 500 mg HCL ER and metformin 500 ZYD ...
Updated 1 year ago in Metformin.
Sun, Aug 28 '16, 5:06 AM
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? ## I don't understand why the pharmacy always which medication when your taking dialtizen then they swit... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Diltiazem.
Mon, Mar 09 '15, 5:31 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 5 years ago in Metoprolol.
Mon, Feb 13 '12, 12:17 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 years 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 5 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 8 years ago in Concerta.
Wed, Aug 12 '09, 1:50 PM

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