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Novartis Recall Benefiber
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
I bought generic clonazopam from india call oail 2mg. Manufactured by terrace, marketed by cyril. Are these real?
Hard to tell: It is hard to tell whether a medicine is a real brand name medicine, an equivalent generic, a counterfeit of brand name medicine, a generic that doesn't have the exact same medicine as the original, a counterfeit of a generic, etc..., when it is coming from a developing country. Such medicines, we hope, are closely inspected for authenticity if they are sold in american pharmacies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can no longer find brand Avapro (irbesartan) at pharmacies. I know there are recall problems w/ generics (ie toprol) If generic ok..who is preferred manufactr?
Can my 2 1/2 year old use miralax (polyethylene glycol) longterm? We believe constipation stems from daily diphenhydramine
Is there any interactions taking anavar, testosterone, proviron, aremidex, primobolan, T3 (liothyronine) or clenbuterol with nutrigold garcina cambodia gold.
No: The g. C. Gold is a natural products without a side effects used for weight loss. ...Read more
Is name brand Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR better than the generic brands? I'm reading horror stories online about the generic brands.
Generic vs. brand: While generics are claimed to be the exact equivalent as brand name medications, individuals may respond better to trade name medications. However most patients tolerate the generics without problem. Since the generics are less expensive and usually have a lower co-pay, i would try it once. If it does not work as well as the brand, it will not take long to make that determination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not all once daily: Atorvastatin should be taken once daily. Orlistat 120 mg is usually dosed three times a day with each main meal containing fat. The dose may be taken during the meal or within 1 hour of completing the meal. Check with your physician for details regarding your recommendations. ...Read more
I'm taking verapamil and am constipated. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) & costco optifiber (wheat dextrin) don't seem to work. What fiber supplement would you recommend?
Change meds: I believe that constipation is a common side effect of medications. When simple methods to manage these complications fail, altermative treatments should be sought. I would not recommend stronger laxatives as they may alter your colonic function, unless, of course, you have no alternative. ...Read more
Stationed in korea and korean doctors prescribed me d-rol, himetin, orpheryl c, traumeel. They did not speak fluent english. What am i taking?
Me? not personally: Typically won't be toxic, even if expired. ...Read more
1/2 soma, melatonin, mobic (meloxicam) & Mucinex taken at bedtime. Have sleep apnea controlled w/ cpap, fibro. Having dreams so vivid I confuse them w/ reality!?
Alcohol?: What you are describing happens when you wake up from rem sleep. Melatonin has nothing to do with it, it is not an fda approved medication, and I am not sure why you are taking it. None of the medications you listed is expected to cause vivid dreams. Alcohol, and certain sleeping pills could do that. Recovering from sleep deprivation (long work nights) can precipitate it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My pharmacy tells me 150 mg. Elavil (amitriptyline) (name brand) is not manufactured in the usa, is this true? Generic never worked as well.
Amitriptylene: Brand name Elavil (amitriptyline) was discontinued in the usa around 2003, and the remaining supplies sold until exhausted. Multiple companies, however, make generic amitriptylene -- including in 150mg dose. Your concerns about brand name vs generic are not uncommon, though. Sorry. Hopefully you and your doctor can find a regimen that helps you. Be well, . ...Read more
9wk preg. No m.S can I take drug w/ cyproheptadine hydrochloride 4mg, thiamine hydrochloride 1.5mg, riboflvn 1.5mg, pyridoxine hydrochloride 1mg, calcium pantothenate? Is it safe? Helps me eat.
Consult wpharmacist : If you're in your first trimester pregnancy, you need to discuss this with your ob/gyn doctor. Also the clinical pharmacist can help you in terms of looking up certain supplements, and their safety profile during pregnancy. It's always good to be informed about the safety of anything that you're taking right now. So glad you asked. It's important that your nutrition is optimal during this period for both you and your baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does klonopin (clonazepam) (or any benzo) ever really expire, i.E. Lose potency over time? In other words is it just as effective 20 years past expiration date?
20 years?: 20 years is way too long to rely on the potency of the listed dose on the bottle. Some medicines can still be active a year after their expiration date, but i wouldn't trust if after that. Lots happens with heat. Light, moisture, etc. For a more detailed answer, please ask your pharmacist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Citramin: Citramins contains all the essential minerals bound to citric acid, in a formula that includes copper and iron. Besides providing a well-absorbed chelate, citric acid has potential health benefits of its own. As an important kreb's cycle intermediate (also called the citric acid cycle and important for energy production), citric acid is essential for metabolism in all living organisms. ...Read more
Can i substitute Propranalol 40mg with derivative Betalol 40mg (Reg.No 120/32)Berlin Pharmaceutical Industry Co Ltd Thailand as10mg Prop is sold here?
Maybe: I would discuss this further with your doctor who is likely more familiar with these formulations. ...Read more