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Was orudis kt taken off the market?

Was orudis kt taken off the market?

Yes: Wyeth the drug company took it off the market on its own. Wyeth states it was not for safety reasons or that it was not effective. The thought is it that wyeth did not want to have to deal with potential side effects and possible law suits like Bextra and vioxx went through. ...Read more

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Haloperidol (Definition)

Haloperidol is a high strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of drug ...Read more


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Wasn't the original intended use for Chantix as an antidepressant?

Wasn't the original intended use for Chantix as an antidepressant?

Yes: Drug development and pharmaceutical companies often find out other uses for the medication during clinical trials and even after the drug is released. If it is to be safe and effective the FDA in the US must review trials and give it conditional use and labeling. It undergoes further consideration for patients and human trials. After many long months it can be released with a new indication. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the Abilify (aripiprazole) off-label uses?

Doctors, what are the Abilify (aripiprazole) off-label uses?

Abilify (aripiprazole): Off label uses include: dementia & alcohol abuse/dependence and the following for which there are no trials or minimal efficacy: Generalized anxiety disorder, Social phobia, ADHD, agitation, Eating Disorders, insomnia, borderline personality disorder,PTSD & Insomnia. ...Read more

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What is risperidone (anti-psychotic drug) prescribed for?

What is risperidone (anti-psychotic drug) prescribed for?

Risperidone...: ...is a "second-generation" or "atypical" antipsychotic originally developed for schizophrenia. It is also used for schizoaffective disorder and as a mood stabilizer in bipolar disorder. Off-label uses can be for severe anxiety, anger and to augment antidepressant medications (similar to aripiprazole). ...Read more

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What is risperidone (anti-psychotic drug) prescribed for?

What is risperidone (anti-psychotic drug) prescribed for?

Psychosis, bipolar: Psychosis is a break with reality, symptoms can include delusions or hallucinations. Conditions include schizophrenia or mood disorder with psychosis. Risperidone is one of several "second-generation" antipsychotics that can relieve such symptoms. Others are quetiapine, lurasidone and aripiprazole. Risperidone and the other second-generations are also used as mood stabilizers in bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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Friend rx'd "Suprep" for colonoscopy in 3 full doses am/pm/am. Drug instructions are TWO doses which worked 4 me. I'm worried about this off label rx?

Friend rx'd "Suprep" for colonoscopy in 3 full doses am/pm/am. Drug instructions are TWO doses which worked 4 me. I'm worried about this off label rx?

Go with instructions: Best to go with the instructions from your doctors office, or with something that has worked for you in the past. If you have a question about it, ask the pharmacist to look in to the matter. They will help you sort it out. You can always call the doctors office to make sure the instructions are intentional as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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The medication methergine (methylergonovine) --ob uses and side effects?

The medication methergine (methylergonovine) --ob uses and side effects?

Methergine (methylergonovine): Dr Zacharias already covered OB uses. Methergine potential side effects include: nause, vomiting, loose stools, cramping, dizziness, pulmonary hypertension, severe hypertension, convulsion. Over dosage can lead to coma & respiratory depression. ...Read more

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When was the drug haloperidol approved by the fda?

When was the drug haloperidol approved by the fda?

FDA Approval - 1967: Haloperidol was first approved by us food and drug administration (fda) on april 12, 1967. It was marketed under the brand name Haldol (haloperidol) by mcneil laboratories. It is now available in generic form and is used to treat schizophrenia. ...Read more

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I was wondering did risperdal's manufacturer provide insufficient warning labels regarding its adverse effects?

I was wondering did risperdal's manufacturer provide insufficient warning labels regarding its adverse effects?

They did provide: Medication side effects are supposed to be revealed by the drug developer. However, it may take several years of use in real life settings before certain side effects are fully appreciated, evaluated and understood. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using 3 diazepam (10 m.G) every night..?

What are the side effects of using 3 diazepam (10 m.G) every night..?

Dependence: A nice word for addiction.That is too much of this drug for nightly use. ...Read more

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Why hasn't viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) taken off as the new branded blockbuster drug..Such as lexapro, cymbalta etc./is it about side effects-effectiveness-insurance cov.

Why hasn't viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) taken off as the new branded blockbuster drug..Such as lexapro, cymbalta etc./is it about side effects-effectiveness-insurance cov.

Slow marketing: I believe the reason has been somewhat slow marketing and releasing it before proving that it also has effectiveness in anxiety as well. Some of the initial side effects needs to be overcome by taking the initial starter packet and using two of them instead of one so that the upward taper occurs less aggressively. The harder it is to get patient and physician compliance, the harder it is to sell. ...Read more

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Why does the pharmacy print dosages in milliliters?

Why does the pharmacy print dosages in milliliters?

A matter of accuracy: Medication dosage often needs precision for the illness or to make the meds last. There is a problem using common kitchen measures to do so. If i want a kid to get 5ml of med/dose, i could write for a teaspoon, but some common teaspoons would measure out 3.5ml and some 7. Over time i could under or over medicate the patient. Millileters are easily measured by syringes or droppers & assure accuracy. ...Read more

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What are the off label uses for 10mg abilify (aripiprazole)?

What are the off label uses for 10mg abilify (aripiprazole)?

Uses of Abilify (aripiprazole): Aripiprazole was originally approved in 2002 for the treatment of schizophrenia. Currently, the FDA has approved aripiprazole for the treatment of bipolar disorder (mania and mixed episodes and as maintenance treatment), as adjunctive treatment for major depressive disorder (2006) and for autism spectrum disorders (2007). Anxiety disorders Dementia Eating disorders ...Read more

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Can I use the cefaclor(liquid) after the expiration date?

Can I use the cefaclor(liquid) after the expiration date?

Shouldn't: Antibiotics have expiration dates because past those dates the drug may deteriorate and no longer be effective. You should get a new prescription from your doctor if you need one. ...Read more

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Can deworming medication (zestaval 200) have an effect on the performance of birth control pill (marvelon) 21 day pack?

Can deworming medication (zestaval 200) have an effect on the performance of birth control pill (marvelon) 21 day pack?

Yes : It may affect the metabolism of your oral contraceptive to make it less effective. Please use an alternate form of birth control until you have finished the course of treatment. Additionally, zestaval can cause severe damage to a fetus, so it is particularly important that you practice responsible sex. ...Read more

Haldol (Definition)

Haloperidol is a high strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of drug ...Read more