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Deconamine Sr Medication
Ingredient for meth: Many medications containing pseudoephedrin were taken off the market as this ingredient is used by drug users to make methampethamine. Sototry to curb the production of meth, many medications have been pulled. ...Read more
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OTC decomamine: was taken off the market.Get a more detailed answer ›
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Are there other medications for ADD? Currently taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) SR 20mg x3. Doesn't seem to work as well as it used to
3rd week on bupropion sr 300mg. Depression is getting much worse. Is it typical for the medication to make things get worse before it gets better?
Talk with prescriber: There are many reasons why depression can get worse at the start of therapy. This sort of question really is best addressed one on one with the prescriber. I am concerned that more support is indicated particularly now that you state the depression is even worse than when treatment was started! effective care is out there but one has to be assertive..Hard when one is depressed. ...Read more
Well sealed: Most medicines are good for a year if kept fresh in a tightly sealed container. ...Read more
I am a 69 year old hypertensive. Besides my regular medications, I was recently prescribed glycomet sr 1000 mg at night. My blood sugar was 90 in fasting and 130 in pp. Is this medication required?
Check with doctor: Glycomet (metformin) is for treatment of Insulin resistance, diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver, polycystic ovary syndrome, etc... As with any medication, the doctor and the patient have to balance the benefits of the medication against it's side effects (so, one must discuss this with the doctor). Metformin helps prevent the cardiovascular complications of diabetes, and somewhat lowers LDL & tg. ...Read more
Perhaps with Premium:
You can not refill medication on this part of HealthTap but with the Premium section of the site you might be able to for a fee; however my understanding is you can not refill controlled substances here as an in-person visit with a doctor is legally required.
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Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension , then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes, but: There are many appetite suppressants on the market but you must be very careful. Do not try any of them without first speaking to your physician. They can often raise your blood pressure which would be a problem with hypertensives.. Ask first before you do anything. Good luck. ...Read more