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Gilchew Ir Medication
Time.: Ir usually means immediate release, and xr means extended release-of the medication, of course! ...Read more
Oxycodone: Because of its abuse potential and history of abuse. ...Read more
Is there a difference between tapering from anti- psychotic medication that is IR and XR? If so how does one taper off of an XR tablet to minimize sfx
Yes XR is easier: Immediate release (IR) medications go into the bloodstream so there is more chance of side effects when you stop them. Extended release (XR) medications are released more slowly over time which means they will also leave your body more slowly which decreases the chance of side effects. However, you can not break an XR pill so to taper off you will a small number of decreasing dose pills. ...Read more
I didn't respond to and tolerate Methylphenidate IR 10mg well for ADHD-PI. What's the second most preferred medication?
Can't tell/prescribe: This requires assessment by your psychiatrist/doctor, depends on many factors, symptoms, correct diagnosis, other medications you are currently on or previously tried, dosages given, so please refer to your doctor/psychiatrist, good luck ...Read more
I take 10mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ir 3x a day but notice really bad crahses. What would be a better alternative medication setup?
A gentler medication: Short acting stimulants start and stop suddenly like so many roller coaster rides, leaving you drained. A long acting, once-daily agent (adderall xr, vyvanse, concerta, Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) xr) gives continuous coverage with gentler ons and offs. They do not "drain" you as the short-acting agents do. At the right dose for you, their levels drift gently down to enable a calm onset of sleep in the evening. ...Read more
Which ssri meds or meds for OCD and anxiety problems are the safest to take with stimulant ADHD medications like ritalin (methylphenidate) ir?
CAUTION: Ocd meds are antidepressants. Antidepressants by default are activating/stimulating meds. They will be an add on with stimulant use to cause you overstimulated agitated, restless, a. Also stimulants can stimulate propagate ocd. Younxious, insomniac etc. You need to discuss this further with your md. ...Read more
I've been on norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10-325 for a while now and my dr just changed me to oxycodone 20mg ir. What can I expect from this medication on my first time?
Not effective: Medications start losing effectiveness once they expire. It is just like food which starys to degrade or spoil after the expiration date. It is a good idea only to take meds before the expiration date. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Latuda (lurasidone)?: I'm not sure, but might you have mis-spelled something and actually mean latuda (lurasidone)? This is an atypical antipsychotic medication, often used in bipolar I disorder (especially bipolar depression) and schizophrenia with hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder. ...Read more
Sunscreen: If you tend to develop freckles, you'll discover they're less prominent if you use sunscreen, which is something that everybody should do anyway. There's no pill for this. If you talk with your genuine friends / people you might date, most will tell you that your freckles are just one of many things that they like about you. Why not embrace your genetic heritage? Photo Lady looks great. Best wishe ...Read more
Cervilane?: This drug is available in a number of countries. It is an ergot derivative used as a vasodilator. For a drug to be sold in the us it must pass rigorous fda testing and retesting phases before it can come to market. This can add up to millions an d millions of dollars which the manufacturer may not want to invest depending on how big a market the us represents. It is often a matter of economics. ...Read more
It depends: Pain medication in general is given to help control a variety of pain types. Not all pain medication is narcotic. Specifically narcotics are indicated for severe pain before, during and after surgery and for cancer pain. The use of narcotics beyond that is a decision your doctor will need to make. Other types of pain medication include non steroidal anti inflammatory and mood stabilizers. ...Read more
Awwww, no. Sorry.: This could be a hot song title! There are Drs who might evaluate you and offer short-term help if you are too overcome to take care of yourself. It would only take the edge off - not mend the break. Therapy might help you see what went wrong in a helpful way. Support groups can also let you know you're not alone. It will hurt, but most do get through it. Best! ...Read more
Carpal tunnel: No medication is used to treat carpal tunnel. It's a mechanical problem. Wrist splints is the initial treatment option. You can try non-steroidal antiinflammatory medications such as naproxen/ibuprofen but the effect of those is minimal if that. Steroid injections can be tried but they are falling out of favor. Carpal tunnel release appears long term cure. ...Read more
Meds for Touretts: There are many medications commonly used to treat tourette syndrome. Consult a neurologist or psychiatrist who has experience in dealing with tourette syndrome and can offer the newest approaches in addition to the ones now in common useage. ...Read more