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Was orudis kt taken off the market?

Was orudis kt taken off the market?

Yes: Wyeth the drug company took it off the market on its own. Wyeth states it was not for safety reasons or that it was not effective. The thought is it that wyeth did not want to have to deal with potential side effects and possible law suits like Bextra and vioxx went through. ...Read more

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Amiodarone (Definition)

Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic. It is a medication used to normalize the heart rhythm and prevent ...Read more


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Can anyone comment on the drug pacerone (amiodarone)?

Can anyone comment on the drug pacerone (amiodarone)?

PACERONE (amiodarone): Yes it is available under generic name of amiodarone by doctors order by prescription only.It is also available as pacerone, brand name.It is used to treat and prevent ventrcular tachycardia which is a serious and life threatening arrythmia. ...Read more

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What are cordarone, betapace, (sotalol) procanbid used for?

What are cordarone, betapace, (sotalol) procanbid used for?

Arrhythmias: They are used for abnormal rhythms of the heart, usually for atrial fibrillation, but also used for ventricular arrhythmias such as ventricular tachycardia. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed metoprolol 50 mg. Should the pharmacy give me the tartrate or succinate? The was no specification on the written prescription.

My doctor prescribed metoprolol 50 mg.  Should the pharmacy give me the tartrate or succinate?  The was no specification on the written prescription.

Depends: The succinate form is generally longer acting, so is usually dosed to take once per day. The tartrate form is shorter acting so is usually taken twice per day. You should call your doctor to clarify. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is the Cordarone (Amiodarone) dose of 100 MG a day safe? What are the side effects?

Is the Cordarone (Amiodarone) dose of 100 MG a day safe? What are the side effects?

Good dose: That dose is the safest dose of cordarone (amiodarone) you can take, but there is still the potential for side effects: liver damage, lung damage, thyroid dysfunction, skin color changes, eye changes - all must be followed with appropriate testing several times a year. ...Read more

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Terazol (terconazole) 3 side effects minimal?

Terazol (terconazole) 3 side effects minimal?

Yes: Occasionally terconazole will produce burning on urination. Stop using it for allergic reactions - redness, swelling, severe itching. ...Read more

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Friend rx'd "Suprep" for colonoscopy in 3 full doses am/pm/am. Drug instructions are TWO doses which worked 4 me. I'm worried about this off label rx?

Friend rx'd "Suprep" for colonoscopy in 3 full doses am/pm/am. Drug instructions are TWO doses which worked 4 me. I'm worried about this off label rx?

Go with instructions: Best to go with the instructions from your doctors office, or with something that has worked for you in the past. If you have a question about it, ask the pharmacist to look in to the matter. They will help you sort it out. You can always call the doctors office to make sure the instructions are intentional as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I was wondering did risperdal's manufacturer provide insufficient warning labels regarding its adverse effects?

I was wondering did risperdal's manufacturer provide insufficient warning labels regarding its adverse effects?

They did provide: Medication side effects are supposed to be revealed by the drug developer. However, it may take several years of use in real life settings before certain side effects are fully appreciated, evaluated and understood. ...Read more

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31yrs women trying for pregnancy. Doctor prescribed my-inositol tablets, estadiol valerate tab & clomipure 50. What are the uses of these medicines?

31yrs women trying for pregnancy. Doctor prescribed my-inositol tablets, estadiol valerate tab & clomipure 50. What are the uses of these medicines?

Increase fertility: These are all supplements & medications used in protocols for increasing chance of pregnancy. The myo-inositol is a b vitamin that has been shown in research to improve ovulation in women with pcos. Clomipure is a fertility medication. Estradiol may be used to control the endometrial lining during cycles. That's the one that is a bit puzzling used together with the myo-inositol and clomiphene. ...Read more

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It's okay to use 2 different name brand bottles for breastfeeding right?

It's okay to use 2 different name brand bottles for breastfeeding right?

Should be fine: Once breastfeeding is well established and your baby has regained its birthweight, it is ok to introduce a daily bottle, especially if you need to return to work. It is good to do this between 2-3 weeks of age. If you have a flexible baby, they will adapt to different nipples. If not, you might find that it is best to stay with one kind. ...Read more

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What are the side effects using aten am 50 mg tablet?

What are the side effects using aten am 50 mg tablet?

Aten am: Atenolol + Amlodipine combination. See: http://www.medindia.net/drug-price/atenolol/aten-am.htm

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