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Extended Release Vs Sustained Release
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
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
Little: These are terms used by marketers to sell their products. They both indicate relief from some symptom beyond the momentary but there is little to choose between them. ...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
What are side effect of intaking of melformine hydrochloride sustained release tablets and what is remedy to avoid side effect to some extent?
Consultation: With your md is strongly advised. But first, have a look at the link below for some basic info on side effects (G.I., etc.) and the need to involve your care team in the conversation. Your medical condition might require long-term adjustment of dosage, etc..Good luck! http://basicsideeffects.Com/metformin-glucophage-xr-side-effects-of-metformin/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do I stop taking daily sustained release 80mg propranolol? I've been taking it for about 3 weeks for anxiety but they make me too fatigued
Contact your doctor: Propranolol is a beta blocker antihypertensive medication. Occasionally, it can be used to treat short term anxiety. Its side effects include dizziness, light-headedness, fatigue, diarrhea, and cold hands and feet. It lowers your blood pressure and heart rate. Patients with diabetes or asthma should not use this medication. Talk to your doctor to discuss other drug options. ...Read more
Is a clear temp shift and sustained high temp on a BBT chart a definite indicator of ovulation? Can progestrone level rise w/o the egg released?
I am 16, I was diagnosed tiny epididymitis and the doctor gave me some Cefaclor Sustained-release tablets for nine days. i still feel a little pain?
Takes time: A little pain after treatment is ok, and may take a while to subside. You can always check with the doctor treating you if you think something is not right. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Can I crush 2 500mg tablets of sustained release Zithromax and put it in a fruit smoothie and drink it? I have a hard time swallowing large pills.
Patient with severe COPD, 290mg of sustained released morphine daily plus 5mg oxycodone for breakthrough 3 times daily. Patient has been on morphine for 35 plus years Would fentanyl patch be a better option?
I take 40mg sustained release Ritalin daily:ADHD.Lately body has become used to it. Also, it makes me feel exhausted & need a nap 1hr after taking it?
Ritalin: I would recommend you follow up with the prescribing physician and get examination ...Read more
69-y Parkinson male. Took(Piribedil Sustained-release Tablets;Levodopa and Benserazide )for 9 yrs.Recently drug-resistant(cant lift legs),suggestions?
Please repost: Your dad maybe? Piribedil & bensazeride are not available in the US. Where does 69 live? In US or abroad? If he lives here, will he continue to make his US neurologist's life more diffcult by insisting on using foreign drugs? If he lives abroad, getting advice from a US neurologist is pointless if the US & foreign drugs aren't the same. You need to clarify. ...Read more
Glimepride or metformin sustained release? Which anti diabetic tablet is safer for stage 2 renal disease (diabetic nephropathy)
Caution: Metformin is contraindicated as renal function declines. Glimepiride is ok, but all such agents are more potent as renal function falls since Insulin is metabolized by the kidney and Insulin levels may persist at a higher level with renal disease. Night time hypoglycemia is more common w/renal disease so monitor carefully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My boyfriend has a bit of a problem with ed...... He us able to become fully erect but unable to sustain it... What can we do?
See your doctor: While ed is certainly more common in older men, several population-based studies have shown that a proportion of men as young as their 20s may suffer from ed. He should see his doctor to see if there is an identifiable cause. In most cases of ed in younger men, it is a transient condition that may resolve on its own after a while. ...Read more
Good self-care: The basics include good exercise, good sleep, whole food (not processed or high sugar) diet, and loving, harmonious relationships with others. Also a spiritual practice or connection with something meaningful and larger than yourself. Caring for the environment you live in. Having a fulfilling purpose for your life, and involving yourself in this daily. All these help sustain well-being. ...Read more
A Broken Heart: Actually, there are many possible injuries one could encounter in basketball. Anything from a concussion to a badly broken ankle. By far and away the most common injury (as indicated by submitted drg codes) is a sprained ankle. This can be quite painful and is best treated/prevented by use of s stirrup type ankle brace. Next nba game you see, look how many players have these braces on! ...Read more
This isn't exactly: a medical questions, but, based on the mechanism of death, most character's injuries are realistic. Your head gets lopped off, you die. You're nailed to a cross, you die. Shot thru the heart by a arrow, die. in the back, you might survive if you don't get infection or a punctured lung. Severe burns from a flame thrower (i.e. dragon) & you get burned to a crisp, u die. Dr. Anne ...Read more
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