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Yes and no: There are no regulations that a pharmacy must carry "all drugs". Depending on the area the pharmacy services these types of drugs may not be in demand and so they don't carry them. ...Read more
Pharmacy may know: One can go to the pharmacy and ask if there is a generic version of the drug. Unfortunately, the generic versions may still be expensive. One can also go onto the manufacturers' website to see if there is a discount plan or coupons for people who cannot afford the medicine. Then, one can take the prices back to his doctor to talk about whether or not there are alternative medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I work at night mostly on computer and in mornings I am distracted and lethargic. Somebody suggested me armodafinil. Can it help?
Yes: A study in 2005 showed that treatment with 200 mg of modafinil before each shift reduced the extreme sleepiness observed in patients with shift-work sleep disorder and resulted in a small but significant improvement in performance when compared to placebo (placebo is basically a sugar pill that has no significant biological activity). This is not, however, a good long term solution. ...Read more
What ingredients are in the generic Nuvigal 250? (armodafinil 250). Sheet from pharmacy doesn't have them. (want to compare n case of weird s.effects)
In theory yes, but: you need to discuss that with your doctor/prescriber, as one of them, armodafinil, is a scheduled medication with abuse potential, good luck ...Read more
Is there any significant difference in effectiveness and side effects between armodafinil/ Nuvigil and modafinil/ Provigil for narcolepsy/sleep apnea?
Nuvigil is the right: side of the Provigil molecule. Efficacy & side effects are the same. See http://www.diffen.com/difference/Nuvigil_vs_Provigil. Provigil now comes in a generic form. Nuvigil may last a little longer, causing more risk of insomnia. Both are FDA-approved for narcolepsy, Obstructive Sleep Apnea for the 30% of CPAP or BiPAP users who don't respond optimally to their use alone & shift worker disorder. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more