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extended release vs sustained release

A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Same thing: Those are just marketing terms to indicate a medication that only needs to be taken once or twice a day rather than 3 to 4 times daily. Some brands wi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
US Pharmacopeia: Defines delayed-release tabs as enteric-coated to delay release until med passes through stomach to prevent destruction/inactivation by gastric juices ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Little: These are terms used by marketers to sell their products. They both indicate relief from some symptom beyond the momentary but there is little to cho ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cefaclor: cefaclor sustain -release is a cephalosporin antibiotic in which the medication is released over an extended period of time. It is used to treat bacte ... Read More

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