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If blood pressure changes a lot during the day, how can one get an accurate reading of what it "really is? " mine kept changing at pharmcy high to lowr
24 hour: Ambulatory BP monitor would give clearer picture. ...Read more
Could you please suggest me the alternative soap to use instead of dermadew in usa? Hi doctor, my skin specialist suggested me to use dermadew soap in india. Now, I am moved to usa. I am not getting dermadew soap in any pharmcy. Could you please suggest m
I got a middle ear infection. Should I go to the docotors to get the ear drops? Or can I go to the pharmcy and get it myself?
Go to doctor: If you have a middle ear infection, which become less common as you approach adulthood, then ear drops will not resolve the infection. With a middle ear infection the problem is behind the ear drum and unless you have a hole the drops will not and usually should not get in there. There are drops to numb the ear drum otc but drops to treat external infections are rx only and need exam to tell. ...Read more
To understand the mechanism of each medication that is used to treat illnesses.
To become a pharmacist, nurse, or physician.
To know the adverse reactions that could result between medications, foods, etc. ...Read more
Bureaucracy: Not sure if its as much of a bad reputation as it is the legislation and lawyers that create such negative press. Between the fda and rd it is expensive to get a drug to market in todays world in the us. Makes it harder when a side effect is found and then lawyers feed on that and sue everyone for any resultant problem. If Aspirin was released in todays market it would never make it. ...Read more
No made up diseases:
The idea that some drug company would "make up" a disease just to sell a drug is pretty silly, if you think it through. If the disease is just made up, how are they going to get docs to prescribe the medicine? More to the point, lgs is indeed very real.
http://rarediseases. About. Com/od/rarediseasesl/a/lennoxgastaut. Htm. ...Read more
Hospital based?: Often a major hospital will have "off campus" sites (ie ambulatory surgery, clinics, etc) that require a limited pharmacy. Thee are considered satellites. In addition, large institutions will have satellites in high drug use areas like operating rooms. The primary functions are to have medication quickly available and to reduce the burden of work in the centralized pharmacy. ...Read more
If you mean a mail order pharmacy your health plan requires, probably yes. If you are talking about out of the country pharmacies that will sell you just about anything, I would think twice before using them. We can not be sure about the quality of drugs manufactured outside the us, especially in countries where their version of the fda is not strong.
Good luck. ...Read more
Laminine: Laminine is sold by a multilevel marketing company, and uses pseudoscientific jargon just within the limits of legal claims. It might not be directly toxic or harmful, but is expensive and questionably effective. The emphasis appears to be on how much money people can make with their home-based businesses selling it. ...Read more
I know this is not so good an answer but it really does vary depending on the actual duties, your training, union membership and type of facility (ie federal, municipal private hospital or compounding pharmacy. Many states require certification (national) and many who don't have technician laws still require national certification, Look into your own state's regulations
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Some issues: Prices are great but for recurring prescriptions, timing of refills and subsequent delivery has been a problem in the past. ...Read more
Good question: Sounds like somebody might have made an error. I would be sure to discuss this one with the pharmacy. ...Read more
It's actually pretty: Odd that the the caduceus (rod with double snake) is used for healing as it has historically been used to represent "commerce, theft & death. The rod of asclepius (a greek god) was a single serpent-entwined rod. He was the deity associated w medicine/ healing. ...Read more
Perhaps find another pharmacy>
or maybe warn your pharmacy that you will need refills soon, so they can order it ahead of time? ...Read more
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Call pharmacy first: Call the pharmacy first. If they don't address your concerns, you can contact your state board of pharmacy. ...Read more
The FDA defines: Pharmacy compounding as a practice in which a licensed pharmacist combines, mixes, or alters ingredients in response to a prescription to create a medication tailored to the medical needs of an individual patient. A regular pharmacy fills prescriptions from pre-compounded stock. ...Read more
No answer: This is a website for answering basic medical questions. You should speak with your professors to get an answer for your question. ...Read more
See your physician: If you're studying pharmacy, it's important to be able to learn all you need to learn. Problems with memory and "felling soo lazy" have a lot of possible causes -- from thyroid problems, to not getting enough sleep, to medications, drugs, or alcohol, and many other possibilities. Please see your physician for a good checkup, and go from there. Do make sure you're getting enough rest. ...Read more
Most prescription drugs are no longer made in America. All legally imported drugs are required to meet American manufacturing standards of purity and effectiveness.
Deal only with reputable pharmacies and you will be OK. ...Read more
Once I was inside a pharmacy and suddenly my vision went all black, then all white. What happened exactly?
Visual Distrurbance: Sudden vision changes can be due to the following: bleaching out of retinal photoreceptors (if exposed to bright light suddenly); blood vessel fluctuations (can be associated with headaches sometimes); medication side effects (check meds to see if vision issues a possible side effect); other optic nerve pathway issues (high eye pressure, brain pressure, masses in brain --very rare). See eyemd. ...Read more
If the pharmacy is going to tell you about the potential dangers of a drug anyway, why can't all drugs be available otc?
It is a question of public safety. Though many drugs have "Scary" side effects there are often effects that are rare and highly lethal. If they were all OTC, how would you know that it is good for your condition? You may misdiagnose your condition and be in serious trouble.
I do understand you dilemma but believe me it is fro your own good. ...Read more
I tested BP at Kroger Pharmacy yesterday the reading was 188/96 and today the reading is 199/111. Is this cause for concern?
Yes: Those are alarmingly high readings. Many of the machines in stores are not always accurate though. Most medical offices, dental offices (call first) and in the US most fire departments will be glad to take your BP reading for you without an appointment or a charge. The readings you report, if accurate, indicate you are at a very high risk for stroke and need immediate attention ...Read more
I'm rene jaimes, not understanding what the drug compounding pharmacy where I pick it up please can you explain asap thanks?
Rephrase question?: What drug are you referring to? Do you have a question about compounding, or something else? We can help better if you gives us more information. ...Read more
I need help with a science project please? I know that this usually isn't in the norm but I would really appreciate it. Thanks! (Pharmacy)
Science Project: It is difficult for us to do the research for you. If it is just a question that we can answer in 400 characters that is fine. However, researching statistics, etc can be done by you on the web. ...Read more
Went to pick up Rx from earlier consult, but pharmacy says it is not on file. Input info looks correct. Thanks. Brent Gipson, 11/14/1986?
Sorry about that.: Your best bet will be to inbox consult the doctor who prescribed the medication and ask to contact the pharmacy again, either by e-prescription or by phone. ...Read more
BP is sometimes 120/80 other times 150/100, 140/80 during day should I be worried? I always measure it in a pharmacy. Last time in home 120/80
Hello this is brinley. We just finished consulting. Can you tell me which pharm in boston you sent the script to? Was it the one in east boston?
Remember this: Mode of asking questions isn't private. So I would avoid asking questions through the general forum. But it was through Walgreens on 1 Central Square East Boston, MA. ...Read more
Middle of military move, been on nucyntaER but few drs prescribe it in my new loc. Can't find a pharm to fill it. Now I'm withdrawing! Suggestions?!
My melatonin is 1/6th the size it was, how can I b sure it's the same? Pharm. Won't help, mnfctr opens mon. I can't find info anywhere.3mg nature bty
Tablet size of melatonin: Although the tablet sizes different, I think you can be well assured that if it's made by the manufacturer that you've listed that it does indeed contain the proper dose of melatonin. A lot of what we get in tablets is filler material simply designed to hold them together. Therefore, the size of two different tablets of the same drug can vary quite widely. I would not be concerned. ...Read more
I presently have no health insurance and even with the discounted price of my maintenance rx's I cannot afford them can you recommend an online pharma?
See below: It's hard especially with many prescriptions. First, all online pharmacies are illegal unless you have been evaluated by a doctor - this can be done by telemedicine as well which is usually cheaper. If you buy a prescription without a doctor's order and without being evaluated first, you put yourself at legal risk too. For your rx, see if you can get generic - many are $4 at walmart and target. ...Read more
My lithium has no refills and the pharmacy has not been able to contact my psych. I took the last one yesterday. How long before I notice any effects?
If you didn't think ahead, try to learn from this to be more responsible. If the Dr is really AWOL and didn't instruct you on this, they were irresponsible. Contact another Dr or Clinic to get help and better support. Read: http://mentalhealthdaily. Com/2014/04/24/lithium-withdrawal-symptoms-list-of-possibilities/
You'll see that you might do fine but tapering is best. Get a new Dr and good Tx! ...Read more
Hello, I am sorry, I just realized I put in the wrong pharmacy for pick up. Could you send it to the Target pharmacy on showers drive in Mountain View, CA?
Not here!: The Q/A portion of Health Tap doesn't link up to our Virtual Consults platform. You need to call or e-mail customer support @ healthtap and give them this information so that your prescription can be re-routed. Include your name, the date & time of the consult &, if you know it, the name of the doctor with whom you consulted. ...Read more
There are an ever. .: ...increasing #, a confusing array, and a profusion of different emr's (electronic medical records) and proprietary health care software -- so, without knowing what system you're using its impossible to help. Best call your Help or Support line tomorrow for the answer you seek on the system you're using. ...Read more
Usually not: Almost all clinical trials have to be reported. In order to strengthen this a regulation that recently went into effect requires anyone doing clinical trials that are phase 2 or above to report all outcomes on clinical trials. Gov. Here is link with a bit more information: http://prsinfo. Clinicaltrials. Gov/fdaaa. Html. ...Read more
Maybe: Pharmacies generally carry those medications that are used routinely in their particular area. If there is not a high demand, they may not stock. Additionally "more add" drugs will depend on the fda's approval of investigational drugs and the medical community's acceptance. ...Read more
Exciting field: Neurology is a branch of medicine that helps patients with headache, sleep disorder, seizures, stroke, movement disorder, brain cancer, multiple sclerosis, dementia, and other conditions. Active research is underway on all fronts. Pharmacy focuses on the medications used to help treat patients. Https://www. Aamc. Org/cim/specialty/list/us/336846/neurology. Html, http://www. Pharmacist. Com/education ...Read more