What Does Time Released Mean

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What Does Time Released Mean
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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 3 years ago in Diabetes.
Fri, Feb 07 '14, 7:42 AM
what does sr mean
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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 3 years ago in Voltaren.
Mon, Jan 27 '14, 7:17 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
what does 1 mg mean
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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 6 years ago in Antidepressant.
Tue, Dec 28 '10, 8:10 PM
what does the m mean on a pill
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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 4 years ago in Metoprolol.
Thu, Oct 17 '13, 4:19 PM
what does it do?
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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 10 years ago in Oxymorphone.
Mon, Oct 30 '06, 5:13 AM
what does cr mean on prescrption
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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 6 years ago in Morphine.
Sat, Oct 15 '11, 3:59 PM
oxycontin sa what does the sa mean
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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 7 years ago in OxyContin.
Tue, Mar 16 '10, 6:46 PM
what does sustained release mean
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My GP puts me on Tramahexal SR 100 twice daily for severe lower back pain- how long does it take to have any effects 1 hour, 2 hours ? ## Hello, Maruis! How are you? No, it should start working within 15 to 20 minutes of taking and then the medication is slowly released over a period of 12 hours to help alleviate your pain. The FDA classifies this medication as an opiate, 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 1 year ago in Nausea & Vomiting.
Fri, Oct 30 '15, 5:20 PM
What Does Sa Mean On A Prescription
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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 5 years ago in Diltiazem.
Tue, Mar 20 '12, 10:08 AM
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 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 4 months ago in OxyContin.
Wed, May 24 '17, 11:40 PM
What Does The DR Mean On A Prescription
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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? ## 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 af... ...
Updated 11 months ago in Depakote.
Tue, Nov 08 '16, 9:09 AM
What Does Sa In Front Of Watson Labs Mean
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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 5 years ago in Bupropion.
Fri, Jul 20 '12, 9:05 AM
pota chloride what does 20,meq er tab blu mean?
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Can the side effects include stiffness & cramps in both hands? ## Hello, Paul! How are you? That means that they contain 20 milliequivalents per tablet, that's the dosage and the ER denotes them as being time released. The main side effect of this supplement, as listed by the FDA, is stomach pain and nausea, so it's best to take it with food. As to the stiffness and cramping, that is most likely caused by your potassium being low, but you should have it checked out, just in case. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I am taking lots chloride 10meg er cap for potassium but I still get leg and arm cramps. So I stopped taking them for a week no cramps. So what gives. ...
Updated 1 year ago in Nausea & Vomiting.
Sun, May 15 '16, 5:35 PM
Oxycontin 20 Mg CR Ta What Does what does CR TA mean
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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 3 years ago in OxyContin.
Mon, Jul 14 '14, 10:35 AM
What Is Cr Mean On A morphine sulfate (100)mg
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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 6 years ago in Morphine.
Wed, Oct 19 '11, 9:59 AM
how does oxycodone 5 mg imm rel work and what are side effects?
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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 1 year ago in Oxycodone.
Thu, Oct 06 '16, 11:17 AM
what is oxycodone imm
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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 8 years ago in Oxycodone.
Thu, Nov 06 '08, 12:17 PM
80 mg oxycontin time release
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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 3 years ago in OxyContin.
Thu, Feb 27 '14, 9:51 PM

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