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Taking tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine. Changed pharmacy. Suppose to be exact brand and dose. Makes me feel dizzy and tired. Same drug. How could this be?

Taking tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine. Changed pharmacy. Suppose to be exact brand and dose. Makes me feel dizzy and tired. Same drug. How could this be?

Generic drugs: Generic drugs contain the same medication but are "build" with different components. Reabsorption and intolerance to the added non-medication part of the pill can make you feel different. Check on the maker of the initial brand you tolerated. You can call different pharmacies and see who carries the manufacturer. ...Read more

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Are Tri-Nessa and Tri-Spirentic the same? Not sure if it was change in pharmacy or mistake on prescription but I am now on Tri-Nessa instead of T-S.

Are Tri-Nessa and Tri-Spirentic the same? Not sure if it was change in pharmacy or mistake on prescription but I am now on Tri-Nessa instead of T-S.

Same medicine: These two products are both generics of OrthoTriCyclen. That means the FDA has approved them as being the same. Your pharmacy probably just changed which one they carry. ...Read more

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Been on nifedipine ER 60mg since child born 10months ago insurance change = new pharmacy which gave Nifedical XL60mg. Taking 4 days feel dizzy today?

Been on nifedipine ER 60mg since child born 10months ago insurance change = new pharmacy which gave Nifedical XL60mg. Taking 4 days feel dizzy today?

Take back: Your insurance probably wants you to substitute your old medication for this one. Talk to the pharmacist and explain your symptoms and see if you can be placed back on the ER dose. ...Read more

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Can you sell Plan B that states only for 17 and older patients? I am aware that the law recently changed but my pharmacy still has old packaging boxes

Can you sell Plan B that states only for 17 and older patients? I am aware that the law recently changed but my pharmacy still has old packaging boxes

You are selling it?: I'm sure the pills have an expiration date on them, even with the old packaging, they should last a while. But more importantly, it is generally considered safe for women of all ages. But depending upon the product, the pharmacy may require an id, or even a doctor's prescription for some ec's (ella). Check your local laws. This link might help: http://ec. Princeton. Edu/questions/ecconsent. Html. ...Read more

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My pharmacy changed my sertraline manufacturer from greenstone to aurobindo. Will I notice any differences? Should I request to stay on greenstone?

My pharmacy changed my sertraline manufacturer from greenstone to aurobindo. Will I notice any differences? Should I request to stay on greenstone?

Don't change if poss: Assuming that dose equivalent, you shouldn't notice any differences; again assuming that fillers also the same ...Read more

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The pharmacy changed the brand of BC pills I use. I've been on it for 2 months, but I now have thick clear discharge when starting a new pack. Why?

The pharmacy changed the brand of BC pills I use. I've been on it for 2 months, but I now have thick clear discharge when starting a new pack. Why?

New Symptoms: Each BC pill can differ in the type and strength of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. These differences may be at the cause of the change in your discharge. You did not indicate the reason the pharmacy changed your prescription. It would be worth checking if you haven't already, why the change and is your physician aware of the change. ...Read more

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My pharmacy changed diff. Brand of my zoloft (sertraline) and I feel diff. Shaky in the morning tingly I calm after taking gad meds busp lorzpm does it matter?

My pharmacy changed diff. Brand of my zoloft (sertraline) and I feel diff. Shaky in the morning tingly I calm after taking gad meds busp lorzpm does it matter?

Generic meds: Generic medications are made by different companies. The generic name for Zoloft (made by one company) is sertraline. Generics work well and cost much less than the brand. However, you may be reacting to different inactive ingredients, eg fillers, dyes in the new med. Talk to your pharmacist and doctor about going back to what you had been taking. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How do I change the state for the pharmacy Selection?

How do I change the state for the pharmacy Selection?

There are an ever. .: ...increasing #, a confusing array, and a profusion of different emr's (electronic medical records) and proprietary health care software -- so, without knowing what system you're using its impossible to help. Best call your Help or Support line tomorrow for the answer you seek on the system you're using. ...Read more

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I will need to change my nuvaring while I'm on my vacation. I'm leaving before I can get a new one from the pharmacy. What are my options?

I will need to change my nuvaring while I'm on my vacation. I'm leaving before I can get a new one from the pharmacy. What are my options?

Call in: Contact your doctor and see if they will call in the prescription to a pharmacy where you are going and you can get it there. ...Read more

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Will changing manufacturers change the effectiveness of alprazolam? The pharmacy made a change and I feel a little more anxious. Still the same dosage

Will changing manufacturers change the effectiveness of alprazolam? The pharmacy made a change and I feel a little more anxious. Still the same dosage

It can happen: Yes, this can happen -- and is why some psychiatrists prefer to use brand names rather than generics. Of course, this comes into conflict with insurance companies who have formularies -- and often pay only for generics. Like patients, most psychiatrists would prefer to have more predictable results than be wondering what generic the drug store purchased that month. ...Read more

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Thyroid medication due to pharmacy reasons. Just not feeling as well after 2 months. What would be symptoms to look for change in meeds?

Thyroid medication due to pharmacy reasons. Just not feeling as well after 2 months. What would be symptoms to look for change in meeds?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have lactose intolerance and I just found out my propranolol tablets contain lactose. How can I change the brand at my pharmacy?? Do I need a note?

I have lactose intolerance and I just found out my propranolol tablets contain lactose. How can I change the brand at my pharmacy?? Do I need a note?

Ignore it: There is not enough lactose in a few pills to matter. If you think you have related symptoms it is likely something else. Number 40 red die is a common aggravating factor in IBS and is in many drinks/foods. ...Read more

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I GT from pharmacy ab slim for fat loss. Since I took it I feel my body is kind of numb and change in hormones. Will evrth gets bak to normal if I stop?

I GT from pharmacy ab slim for fat loss. Since I took it I feel my body is kind of numb and change in hormones. Will evrth gets bak to normal if I stop?

Diet and exercise.: There is no quick fix or targeted weight loss, outside of liposuction. Talk to your physician about starting a modest exercise program and combine that with a sensible balanced diet. Don't waste money on nonsense "medications" or herbal "remedies". Good luck. ...Read more

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I take 125 Levothroxine: Can your TSH levels fluctuate when the pharmacy filled prescription changes the company that made the pills.

I take 125 Levothroxine: Can your TSH levels fluctuate when the pharmacy filled prescription changes the company that made the pills.

Yes: There can be slight variation in your thyroid medication as the manufacturer changes. It is important to try an stay with the same manufacturer. It is very important to keep your physician informed about how you feel and to monitor your thyroid function. ...Read more

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I work in a compounding pharmacy. Can skin exposure to testosterone, progesterone, dhea and estriol cause changes to my period such as longer periods?

I work in a compounding pharmacy. Can skin exposure to testosterone, progesterone, dhea and estriol cause changes to my period such as longer periods?

Feasible: That would be feasible. Therefore, I would review your handling procedures as to minimize your skin exposure. Always check for pregnancy if you are at risk. ...Read more

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Hi my pharmacy just changed my brand birth control (SRONYX) for a genetic brand (ORSYTHIA) I would like to know what are my chances of getting pregnant? Thank you

Hi my pharmacy just changed my brand birth control (SRONYX) for a genetic brand (ORSYTHIA) I would like to know what are my chances of getting pregnant? Thank you

Same drug: You are taking the same drub but it is made by a different company (generic).It will not change anything and you are protected against pregnancy as before. Keep taking the pills as prescribed ...Read more

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What are satellite pharmacies?

What are satellite pharmacies?

Hospital based?: Often a major hospital will have "off campus" sites (ie ambulatory surgery, clinics, etc) that require a limited pharmacy. Thee are considered satellites. In addition, large institutions will have satellites in high drug use areas like operating rooms. The primary functions are to have medication quickly available and to reduce the burden of work in the centralized pharmacy. ...Read more

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Can I buy a scalpel I'm a pharmacy?

Can I buy a scalpel I'm a pharmacy?

Local Problem: I don't think this is the right forum for this question. I would check with your local pharmacy. ...Read more

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Could on-line pharmacies be trusted?

Tricky question: If you mean a mail order pharmacy your health plan requires, probably yes. If you are talking about out of the country pharmacies that will sell you just about anything, I would think twice before using them. We can not be sure about the quality of drugs manufactured outside the us, especially in countries where their version of the fda is not strong.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What amount do pharmacy technicians makes?

Varies: I know this is not so good an answer but it really does vary depending on the actual duties, your training, union membership and type of facility (ie federal, municipal private hospital or compounding pharmacy. Many states require certification (national) and many who don't have technician laws still require national certification, Look into your own state's regulations
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Is healthwarehouse. Com a safe online pharmacy to use?

Some issues: Prices are great but for recurring prescriptions, timing of refills and subsequent delivery has been a problem in the past. ...Read more

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How can pharmacy bill for pills never ordered or sent?

Good question: Sounds like somebody might have made an error. I would be sure to discuss this one with the pharmacy. ...Read more

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Why does every pharmacy logo have a snake symbol in it?

It's actually pretty: Odd that the the caduceus (rod with double snake) is used for healing as it has historically been used to represent "commerce, theft & death. The rod of asclepius (a greek god) was a single serpent-entwined rod. He was the deity associated w medicine/ healing. ...Read more

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What will they do if the pharmacy is out of my medication?

What will they do if the pharmacy is out of my medication?

Another pharmacy?: Perhaps find another pharmacy>

or maybe warn your pharmacy that you will need refills soon, so they can order it ahead of time? ...Read more

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Can you advise on where to go when given bad medicines by a pharmacy?

Call pharmacy first: Call the pharmacy first. If they don't address your concerns, you can contact your state board of pharmacy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a "regular" pharmacy and a compounding pharmacy?

What is the difference between a "regular" pharmacy and a compounding pharmacy?

The FDA defines: Pharmacy compounding as a practice in which a licensed pharmacist combines, mixes, or alters ingredients in response to a prescription to create a medication tailored to the medical needs of an individual patient. A regular pharmacy fills prescriptions from pre-compounded stock. ...Read more

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What are the best thesis topics for final year students of pharmacy in clinical side?

No answer: This is a website for answering basic medical questions. You should speak with your professors to get an answer for your question. ...Read more