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Which extended-release pain medication do you believe is the safest and has the least side effects? I have chronic around-the-clock pain.

Which extended-release pain medication do you believe is the safest and has the least side effects? I have chronic around-the-clock pain.

Pain: You don't say the source of your pain. I would want to know why you are in pain. Have you been evaluated thoroughly? At only 23, you definitely want to work with a good pain management specialist. ...Read more

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My doctor is weaning me off of seroquel (quetiapine) extended release and is using another medication to avoid withdrawal effects, what medication is used for this?

My doctor is weaning me off of seroquel (quetiapine) extended release and is using another medication to avoid withdrawal effects, what medication is used for this?

Seroquel (quetiapine) withdrawal?: seroquel (quetiapine) an atypical anti-psychotic is not associated w/ withdrawal. The benefits of the med will be lost when it is stopped. For this reason, doctors usually taper (or "wean") off a med. They may add a med to replace the one ur taking, 2 treat those symptoms. Talk w/ ur doc about any new meds u've started, their names, indications & any questions or concerns u have. Be well! ...Read more

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Kindly explain me the difference between sustained release & extended release in drugs?

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 more

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If I weigh 175 pounds and took one 30 milligram extended release adderal one time how long will it take to get out of my system for a urine drug test?

If I weigh 175 pounds and took one 30 milligram extended release adderal one time how long will it take to get out of my system for a urine drug test?

Physicians: I am happy to report that not one of our physicians is interested in helping any patient beat a drug testing process. Asking us to do so is asking us to break our code of ethics. We are here to promote health. We are not here to help you stay unhealthy. If you would like how to become clean and to not be a person who misuses or abuses drugs, alcohol or medications we can help. ...Read more

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My nephew is 23 has autism. He is on Clonazepam 0.5mg twice a day and Risperidone 0.25mg twice a day and Divalproex extended release 500 mg a day. For temper he still needs alittle something what do you suggest no psychotic drug please.

My nephew is 23 has autism. He is on Clonazepam 0.5mg twice a day and Risperidone 0.25mg twice a day and Divalproex extended release 500 mg a day. For temper he still needs alittle something what do you suggest no psychotic drug please.

No quick fix: Temper is a nonspecific complaint. This could be due to a specific comorbid condition that itself requires further treatment, or part of autistic irritability. Often we see cognitive rigidity as difficulty w/ transitions.

FDA approved agents for irritability in autism are Abilify and RIsperdal. He needs to be seen by a child psychiatrist or neurologist w/ expertise in this group of patients. ...Read more

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How can you release a high level of anxiety without medication?

How can you release a high level of anxiety without medication?

Exercise: Exercise is a great way to manage anxiety. Find something you like to do whether it is running, yoga or taking a kickboxing class. This way it will be easier to make it a part of your routine and not seem like a chore. Breathing exercises can also help in a stressful situation. This link gives some examples: http://www. Calmclinic. Com/anxiety/treatment/breathing-exercises. ...Read more

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Which is better to take, time released or fast acting pain medication?

Short acting or long: This really depends on whether you have acute or chronic pain. In general short acting meds are used for acute short duration pain that not long lasting. Long acting meds in general are used for long term longstanding pain. ...Read more

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How long does vyvance 40ml time release medication stay in your system?

How long does vyvance 40ml time release medication stay in your system?

Limited after ~12hrs: A good therapeutic dose of vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) regardless of the mg, will be clinically helpful for 9-13 hours. Trace amounts of the medicine may last in the system for a few days more, but are not likely to have any positive or negative effect after this period. ...Read more

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Release pain medication, should I take 40mg oxycontin or try exalgo?

Release pain medication, should I take 40mg oxycontin or try exalgo?

These are questions: For your doctor and pain specialist, not for online advice. What is the most appropriate treatment for your pain requires a full history and physical examination, review of necessary lab tests, and a determination of what has been tried before. For people who have not been on opiates, 40 mg of Oxycodone can be an overdose. In addition, there are many OTHER ways to treat pain besides opioids. ...Read more

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Do I need physio for a pinched sciatic nerve or will exercise and medication bring relief and actually release the nerve?

Do I need physio for a pinched sciatic nerve or will exercise and medication bring relief and actually release the nerve?

You don't need phiso: If the nerve is just pinched, then it mayheal by itself. The therapy may help it heal sooner and reduce the inflamation ...Read more

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If a medication is marketed as delayed release and available in 20mg & 40mg, does 20mg q12h have the same effect on serum concentration as 40mg qd?

Depends on medicine: The answer to your question depends on what medicine it is. Delayed release medicines are built to dissolve more slowly than others. The metabolism of different drugs varies a lot. For some medicines there may not be much difference practically, for others this could be a big difference. ...Read more

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My vyvvanse medication is keeping me up at night. I️ts time release. Would a instant release medication be better?

My vyvvanse medication is keeping me up at night. I️ts time release. Would a instant release medication be better?

Try a different med: Please report this symptom to your prescriber. Immediate release formulations may be better for you depending on a number of details, or a different medication, or perhaps simply taking it longer.

Also remember to consider your general sleep schedule, your physical activity, and your caffeine and alcohol consumption. These all might be factors. ...Read more

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Is there any reason a chronic pain patient should not be prescribed immediate release medication for breakthrough pain?

Is there any reason a chronic pain patient should not be prescribed immediate release medication for breakthrough pain?

NoReason/MD'sChoice: There is no reason why chronic pain patients should not be prescribed immediate release pain meds and these are often prescribed. But what medicine and for whom it is prescribed is the decision made by the treating physician who knows what kind of pain Medication is indicated in particular case ...Read more

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I release excess precum whenever I think about sex. Is it sign of depression? Do I need medication? Is it caused by masturbation?

I release excess precum whenever I think about sex. Is it sign of depression? Do I need medication? Is it caused by masturbation?

Usually a sign of...: That is usually a sign of a normal human being. However, worrying about it too much would be a sign of excessive worry... which of course, would not be normal. Thinking about sex is normal. That's how humans have managed to survive all these thousands of years. If no sex, then we go extinct. However, the thoughts should not interfere with work, school, and the responsibilities of our daily lives. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain. Serious pain when I try to extend or flex my left knee. Please help to relief/treat this pain (any suggested medication)? t

I am experiencing knee pain. Serious pain when I try to extend or flex my left knee. Please help to relief/treat this pain (any suggested medication)? t

Knee Derangement: The knee has cartilage called the meniscus that can tear and make it difficult to flex and extend the knee. Fluid in the knee will also cause these symptoms. More severe ligament problems can also do this.
OTC Advil or Aleve can help, take with food. See a doctor to get a diagnosis and get the knee back to normal use. ...Read more

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What kind of pain medications are given after open carpal tunnel release surgery?

What kind of pain medications are given after open carpal tunnel release surgery?

Narcotic meds.: Narcotic medications are often helpful during the first 24-48 hours to recover from the acute pain symptoms following carpal tunnel surgery. Afterwards, over-the-counter medications like tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen are generally acceptable and sufficient for pain relief. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Amphetamine salts ER 20mg Cap. Two a day together by mouth. How much medication is being released at a time?

I was prescribed Amphetamine salts ER 20mg Cap. Two a day together by mouth. How much medication is being released at a time?

About 2mg/hour: These drugs are designed to release a steady amount of their content over the course of 24 hours. There are some forms that release the drug for 18 hours with decreased release through the night hours, but most continuous release amphetamine preparations don't do this. ...Read more

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Salbutomal 100 microgrammes inhaler and Lansoprazole time release capsules 15mg-30mg can either of these medications cause sinus tachycardia?

Salbutomal 100 microgrammes inhaler and Lansoprazole time release capsules 15mg-30mg can either of these medications cause sinus tachycardia?

Asthma meds: Salbutamol (albuterol) is a beta agonist drug which is used via inhaler to open constricted airways. Sinus tachycardia is a common side-effect. For personal advice about your case of course a cardiologist would need a lot more info. ...Read more

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Stiff neck and shoulder muscles Stress headache What medication can be taken to release the tense muscles?

Stiff neck and shoulder muscles Stress headache What medication can be taken to release the tense muscles?

Best bet: Is LOCAL treatment rather than muscle relaxants which usually are only effective if taken in very large quantities. Massage, Moist Heat on the back of your neck and upper back can be VERY helpful!

Try it! Costs very little to 0
Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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My sister takes extended release morphine, can she take a Suboxone 24 hrs after her last dose?

My sister takes extended release morphine, can she take a Suboxone 24 hrs after her last dose?

Not safely: If she has been prescribed suboxone, it is the responsibility of the prescribing physician to make sure her "induction" is done safely - at least 2-3 days after long-acting opiates and being in withdrawal. If not, it may precipitate a very severe withdrawal reaction, with violent nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, terrible pain and even delirium. If not prescribed, definitely no! Do it with supervision. ...Read more

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What is extended release mean in pill?

What is extended release mean in pill?

Slow release of drug: Extended release medications are pills, capsules or tablets designed to release their contents slowly. Some have coatings that prevent the release until they gets past your stomach. Others have layers of coatings that dissolve at different rates. Some have tiny beads inside them that dissolve more evenly. This is different from drugs whose EFFECTS have a slow onset & duration of action. ...Read more