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I was on one generic brand of Lexapro (escitalopram) and I believe that when I changed pharmacies I was given a different manufac Now I'm experience side effects?
Lexapro (escitalopram): Let your doctor know, so he/she can contact the pharmacy & inquire. ...Read more
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
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.
Been on nifedipine ER 60mg since child born 10months ago insurance change = new pharmacy which gave Nifedical XL60mg. Taking 4 days feel dizzy today?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Hi! I consulted with you earlier and I apologize for this, however, I *just* remembered that I have Med through my job at CVS pharmacy instead of Walgreens. Is there any way to change that prescription pick up? Do I call them to change address? Apprecia
Sorry...: If you consulted privately with a HealthTap physician, there is no way through this open public space to back-track, and certainly not without potentially compromising your privacy. ...Read more
I work in a compounding pharmacy. Can skin exposure to testosterone, progesterone, dhea and estriol cause changes to my period such as longer periods?
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
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
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
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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Some issues: Prices are great but for recurring prescriptions, timing of refills and subsequent delivery has been a problem in the past. ...Read more
Good question: Sounds like somebody might have made an error. I would be sure to discuss this one with the pharmacy. ...Read more
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
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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Call pharmacy first: Call the pharmacy first. If they don't address your concerns, you can contact your state board of pharmacy. ...Read more
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
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