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Is Sulfa And Sulfate The Same Thing
Whats the difference between aspirin and paracetamol? If it is the same then why does my body react better with the former?
Neosporin is available in both a cream and ointment. They both have the same ingredients. What is the difference between these two preparations?
Cream vs ointment: In some instances, the potency is higher in ointment as opposed to cream ( some steroid preparations) but in general, it is a matter of personal preference which you prefer to use and where it is being put. ...Read more
Do you mean benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine, but can be very sedating. If by doing the same thing you mean treating seasonal allergies then there are several anti-histamines that are usually not sedating, for example, fexofenadine, Loratadine and cetirizine. These are all available in various over the counter preparations. Please be sure to follow the package directions. ...Read more
Different: These are Amino Acids that the body uises in ver specific ways. Unbalanced use of these Amino Acid have the ability to do far more harm than good. They really should only be managed by physicians who are fully aware of how to use them properly. ...Read more
Drug efficacy: Efficacy is the ability to produce a desired effect. Potency is the amount required to produce an effect. Both are used interchangeably in medicine, as well as affinity. ...Read more
Morphine sulfate ER: This is usually taken as one tab every ( q) 12hrs. The best way to take this is to follow the explicit directions of the doctor who wrote the script for you. ...Read more
Retinoic acid: Both compounds are in the "retinoid" family of drugs. However, they have very different properties. Retinol is not nearly as effective as retinoic acid for acne, facial wrinkling, etc. Retin-a is the most famous of the retinoic acid compounds, but equally effective and cheaper generic products are also available. ...Read more
Not much: I prescribed quite a bit of clonazepam. I really don't see the difference between the brand-name and the generics. The difference is in the possibility that the blood levels fluctuate going from the brand name to a generic or from a generic to the brand-name or between generics themselves. Using the brand name as the reference point, he generic maker can allow for 20% less or 25% greater bioavailability between the two products. A lot of this has to do with the type of filler materials that are used in the making of the pills. Best wishes. ...Read more
What is the difference between bromazepam and clonazepam beside the bigger half-life of the latter? Are they the same thing with different half-lives?
Similar: Both of these medications are in the same family of drugs. They have slightly different molecules. The effects of each are usually similar. The half-life is different because the molecule is different. ...Read more
What is the difference between contraceptive pills with the same active ingredients but different dose? Why the dose difference?
Mono vs tri: Ocp pills can be monophasic which means it is the same dose throughout the entire pack or triphasic which means each week the dose changes. Some women do well on monophasic and some do well on triphasic. Sometimes you have to try both to find the one that works for you. ...Read more
Yes: A Z pack is five days of azithromycin which is in the macrolide category of antibiotics, like erythromycin. Interestingly, in my experience most people who claim an allergy to erythromycin describe stomach upset as their allergy symptom. This is not an allergy, this is a side effect to erythromycin, perhaps its most common one. Azithromycin causes some stomach upset but less that erythromycin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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