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On Year Expired Nicotinell Patches
Unknown: They give an expiration date because they are not good afterward and not tested afterward. ...Read more
Depends.: Three factors effect effectiveness of medications: 1. heat, 2. humidity, 3. light. The first is the most important. If a medication is kept at 55 degrees in the dark without humidity it would probably still be good a quarter century later. ...Read more
I quit smoking 6 months ago with the use of nicorette (nicotine gum). I've been off the nicorette (nicotine gum) for 3 wks. Why does my tongue burn and my teeth are very sensitive?
Don't know: Not enough information to answer your question but i can tell you with certainty that you should not blame the symptoms on smoking cessation and are encouraged to continue that very good effort to get off of those things. By the way, i believe you stopped smoking because you wanted to not because of nicorette (nicotine gum). ...Read more
Lost my ins. and I'm had to quit cold turkey from fentanyl 50mcg patch that I've been on a year or two. How long does the side effects take while w/d?
Opioid withdrawal: Good question. Symptoms of opioid withdrawal tend to appear 1-2 days after your last dose. You may feel flu-like symptoms, aching, the need to yawn or a bit agitated. You may find this information helpful too http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000949.htm ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is prolonged use of nicorette (nicotine gum) quickmist dangerous in anyway? I stopped smoking 6 years ago and have been taking various substitutes since.
In hospital they are giving me OxyContin on top of the fentanyl patch is this safe? 20mg oxy twice 25 fentanyl
Oxy and fentanyl: So if I understand this they gave you two long acting medications at the same time. If this is true this is a dangerous practice and not safe at all. ...Read more
Buprenorphine patches im on 105 mcg per hour 4 day patches and have been on this dose for over 3 years..Will i suffer cold turkey if i stopped..Or whi?
Expired medications: Medications that are passed their expiration dates can be less effective, or contaminated. Some medications could even decompose into products that can be harmful. It isn't worth the risk to take expired medications, so regularly clear out your medicine cabinet and replace with fresh medications. ...Read more
Can i chew nicorette (nicotine gum) gum while on ciprofloxacin. One doctor said that nicorette (nicotine gum) was fine, another said nicotine (smoking) was no good.
I've been on 25mcg fentanyl patch for nine months. All patches have been produced by mylan. Last month i was given watson and the pain came back.
Fentanyl patches: There are some different manufacturers of fentanyl patches. The branded-duragesic-and the generic actually have differing delivery methods. I would certainly suggest you switch back to the other type if patch to see if the is the reason for your pain returning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been chewing tobacco for 2yrs now. Last week I noticed a red rough patch on my cheek. Is 2yrs enough to worry about cancer? Trying to quit. 31/m
I've been on Evra Birth Control Patch 6 months. I just got me period a day after putting on the third patch. Should I remove the patch or wait?
Breakthrough bleed: This is probably breakthrough bleeding (BTB), where the lining becomes unstable and you bleed. Do NOT stop the patch. BTB does not effect the contraceptive aspect. Continue to use it as prescribed, your period may be lighter this cycle, but hopefully you won't have the abnormal bleeding next month. If it happens frequently, you may need to switch birth control. ...Read more
Forgot to remove Vivelle (estradiol) dot patch until10 hrs later. Had 2 patches on for 10 hrs. On 0.0375 mg 2 X a week. Will that cause problems. my age is 61 yrs
I think the nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches I have been using has been making me sick I took off 21mg patch when should I wait to put the 14 MG on?
Immediately : You can start right away. Hope that helps. ...Read more
I have been on zoloft (sertraline) 100mg for 10 months for my panic attacks.A heavy smoker for 13 years.considering quitting smoking using patches.whats ur advice?
Smoking cessation: is a difficult undertaking in almost all cases. It is advisable to cut down slowly prior to trying to quit altogether. Try smoking one fewer cigarettes/day until you get down to 3-4 cigarettes per day, then cut down more slowly, by smoking only 1/2 cig or 2-3 puffs. Nicotine patches help with withdrawal symptoms, but do not address other issues related to cigarette smoking, eg. habit, social. ...Read more
No -- toss it: No -- you should not take expired medication. After that date, the pills or capsules could be deteriorating. Discard in the trash or in a medicine take-back program -- not in the toilet. All of us who use the water supply will thank you for helping to keep it clean. ...Read more
Expired meds: Expect red. Meds need to be discarded. ...Read more
Dimatapp: It probably is ok. But i would now discard the medication, knowing that it is expired. ...Read more
Expired medication: Highly recommend not to take expired medications and please kindly discard expired medications safely. Please kindly contact your physician to get refills or medications prescribed if needed. ...Read more
No: It won't harm you but will probably not be effective. Do not take it. Get a new prescription. ...Read more
Dont take it: Please get a new script, not supposed to take meds expired that long if it was one month expired while you are still not supposed to take that one, a 1 month expired med should usually be ok. ...Read more
No: In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more
Probably safe but: Probably not as effective as a fresh prescription. Call your doctor to see if this is the correct medicine for your symptoms. Don't self treat. ...Read more
Possibly eczema: Could be a number of things but most likely is a mild case of eczema. Eczema is often inherited and is more commonly seen in families with allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis , dry skin and asthma. I would first suggest trying non-drying cleansing bars such as dove and moisturizing the skin immediately after bathing with eucerin or a similar cream. Call your doctor if not improving. ...Read more
Probably: The expiration dates on many medications are for peak effectiveness. It would not likely be harmful to use expired pulmicort but is certainly less potent and may not control your symptoms as well. Check the product's packaging , appearance/color, odor and texture. If you are suspicious that it has "spoiled"...Don't use it! ...Read more
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
My 7 year old gets small patches of petechiae that come and go for about 8 months now. Should I be worried?
Petechiae not normal: Petechiae are not normal and are caused by low platelets or fragile vessels and if ill, infection, and CBC is a basic test. That said, it is not uncommon for someone to get petechiae on the face from coughing hard, straining or vomiting. It can also be seen from vigorous scratching, something that causes localized suction or a tourniquet-type wrap, and would not need further assessment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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