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Depakote Delayed Release Vs Extended Release
Divalproex, is a seizure medicine, the generic name is valporic acid, it has been in the market as an antiseizure medicine for long time, it is a good medicine, helps to control almost all types of common seizures, partial, generalized, absence, myoclonic, atonic, ..Etc.It can be used as a mood stabilizer in psychiatric patients. It has adverse effects on the liver, ...Read more
Nothing: they are both the same thing.Get a more detailed answer ›
24hrs: 24 hrsGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes it is: Yes it is extended release formulation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Isosorbide mononitrate extended-release( imdur) vs quick acting release(by kremers). Which one can develop tolerance more. Which one prescribed often?
Different targets: Either can develop tolerance, long acting a little more likely b/c in system longer. But imdur usually for prolonged venous-dilitation / cardiac perfusion effects and immediate / short formulation more common w/cardiac symptoms. Ask you cardiologist or pharmacist for more specific information. ...Read more
Difference in side effects between Ritalin (methylphenidate) immediate release and Ritalin (methylphenidate) extended release? Trying to decide if I want to switch to extended.
Sublingual better: Sublingual administration has certain advantages over oral administration. Being more direct, it is often faster, and it ensures that the substance will risk degradation only by salivary enzymes before entering the bloodstream, whereas orally administered drugs must survive passage through the gastrointestinal tract, ch risking degradation by the stomach acid, bile, and other enzymes. ...Read more
1)differences between sustained-release vs extended-release ? 2)usual ritalin (methylphenidate) dose for excessive daytime sleepiness ?Best regards.
US Pharmacopeia: Defines delayed-release tabs as enteric-coated to delay release until med passes through stomach to prevent destruction/inactivation by gastric juices or drug from irritating gastric mucosa. Usp defines extended-release tablets formulated to make the medication available over an extended period of time following ingestion. Ritalin (methylphenidate) dose is individualized based on response and tolerability. Regards. ...Read more
What's In a name: The terms extended release and sustained release are generalizations and are virtually interchangable. Er, sr, xr, cr, xl are all suffixes attached to drug names to indicate that the medication is delivered over a period of time (usually 12 to 24 hours) instead of being immediately available to your body. This is achieved in various ways. Naming is just a preference of the manufacturer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually : Most extended release meds are more effective becuase the drug levels do not fluctuate much over 24 hours. There is usually a big cost difference between the two and if insurance does not cover extended release short acting can still be used with good results. The intervention that will make the medication even more effective is a diet made of small meals, low in carbs and daily exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here's info, but: Always disuss this sort of question when your Dr prescribes any medication. Also alternatives, do's/don'ts. pros and cons, what to expect. This needs to become a habit - to ask until you understand. Your druggist may have good info too, but it's part of your Dr's contract w/ you. Best! ...Read more
How soon it works: Immediate release starts having effect within 30 min to an hour or ingestion. It also only lasts for 3-4 hours. Sustained release has a longer onset of action, but also lasts between 8-12 hrs. ...Read more
Welbutrin for Crohn's suggests 'immediate release' to inhibit tnf. Is sr or XL ok for uc, as released 'farther down?' or is a' blast' of it(ir)needed?
Wellbutrin (bupropion)???: I am not aware of any information regarding wellbutrin (bupropion) in crohn's disease except as it may help one to stop smoking which can be very helpful in the management of crohn's. If you have some info regarding this as a therapeutic agent, please share it with me. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So, is it better for someone with stage 2 hbp to take immediate release clonidine 0.1mg 2x daily or extended release clonidine 0.1 mg 2x daily?
See below: The 0.1 mg extended release would give you a higher blood level thus would be stronger. The dose would be similar to 0.2 mg twice a day of the immediate release. This is theoretical. The smallest dose available in the extended release is 0.17 mg daily which is equivalent to 0.1 mg twice a day. ...Read more
Depakote is the brand name for a medication known as valproic acid. It is most commonly used to treat seizures, though it can also be used as a mood stabilizer in certain psychiatric disorders. It is used to treat multiple seizure types and can be used alone or with other seizure medications if needed. Common side effects include nausea, dizziness, ...Read more
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