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Is there a difference between sulfa and sulfur medications?

Is there a difference between sulfa and sulfur medications?

Yes: Many people have taken "sulfa" drugs (usually an antibiotic) and have had allergic reactions to them (usually hives). This does not mean they are allergic to all medications containing the element "sulfur." for example, you may be allergic to sulfamethoxazole (an antibiotic) but not to hydrochlorothiazide (a sulfur containing high blood pressure medication). ...Read more

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Is there a difference in gastritis and between different nsaids?

Is there a difference in gastritis and  between different nsaids?

Not really: All nsaid's cause some form of gastritis but they are dose dependent. The higher the dose, the more likely and severe the gastritis. I would try to take the least possible NSAID dose to alleviate the symptoms and watch for signs/symptoms of complications i.e. Black, tarry stools, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between antacid and acid blockers?

Is there a difference between antacid and acid blockers?

Yes There Is: Antacids are alkalies which chemically neutralize acid in stomach.H2 blockers are meds like ranitidine(zantac) which work by cutting the production of acid thereby reducing acid in the stomach.And then there are proton pump inhibiters called ppis, like prilosec(omeprazole) which also suppreses acid production. ...Read more

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Is there an interaction between beer and albuterol?

Is there an interaction between beer and albuterol?

Drug interaction: checker did not show any interactions between albuterol and alcohol. However, that is not a guarantee that it could not occur. Take care. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between histamine and methacholine?

Is there a difference between histamine and methacholine?

Yes different: Histamine a compound that is released by cells in response to injury and in allergic and inflammatory reactions, causing contraction of smooth muscle and dilation of capillaries. Methacholine is a synthetic choline ester that acts as a non-selective muscarinic receptor agonist in the parasympathetic nervous system. both are use to test for airway reactivity in asthma. ...Read more

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Is there a difference in effectiveness between Advil and generic ibuprofen?

Is there a difference in effectiveness between Advil and generic ibuprofen?

Usually not: Usually, generic medications are as effective as the branded counterparts. But, it depends, sometimes, people react better to the brand name version. So, you can try both and see how each works. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between inositol pills and powder?

The pills are: powder compressed into a solid pill. THere's no benefit in taking either one. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between insufflation and oral ingestion?

Is there a difference between insufflation and oral ingestion?

Yes: Oral ingestion is taking something in by mouth, eating. Insufflation is the process of blowing something in. Some medications are blown into the lungs, insufflation. Blowing insulation into walls would be an other example. ...Read more

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What is the difference between addictive drugs and ordinary medication?

What is the difference between addictive drugs and ordinary medication?

Complicated: The same question as "What causes addiction?"Addictive drugs specifically affect the motivational portion of the brain so that you are chemically changed to want more of the drug. But it takes a certain regular amount, a certain length of time. And some people are more affected than others. This is different from "physically dependent," and "Psychologically dependent, " and "habitual." ...Read more

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Is there any difference between an antiserum and a vaccine?

Is there any difference between an antiserum and a vaccine?

Yes: Antiserum is an term for forms of hyper immune globulin.This uses concentrated immune antibodies to a specific virus.This provides the recipient temporary protection against a problem.Its effect is immediate but its help is limited to weeks before it begins to weaken and disappear.Vaccines help the individual develop long term antibodies.It takes weeks to develop but can last for a lifetime. ...Read more

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Is there really any difference between 600, and 800 mg ibuprofen? What is the strongest NSAID available OTC?

Is there really any difference between 600, and 800 mg ibuprofen? What is the strongest NSAID available OTC?

Minimal: I believe there is minimal difference between the 2 dosages but some people might feel a little better with the 800 mg vs the 600 mg. Aleve is the other most common NSAID and again I think the compatible. Some people may respond better to one versus another. Good luck ...Read more

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Is there any difference between a diuretic and dehydration?

Is there any difference between a diuretic and dehydration?

Yes: A diuretic is a material that makes you pee off more body water than you would otherwise. Dehydration is when you have lost body water content through one of several means. Sweat, excess urination, diarrhea, exhaled lung moisture, etc. Dehydration is a clinical term usually applied to an acute drop in body weight by at least 5% & since the body is 60-70% water it reflects water loss. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between antimicrobial and antiseptic?

Is there any difference between antimicrobial and antiseptic?

Yes: Antiseptic are used to clean skin and other materials. Antimicrobials are used for treatment of infections. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between motrin and its generic version?

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Is there any difference between motrin and its generic version?

Motrin: Not really, just the price & the more stable coating on the brand name. ...Read more