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Why am I told by pharmacists that generic of placid is exactly the same as the original drug. They are compounded differently and cause problems?

Why am I told by pharmacists that generic of placid is exactly the same as the original drug. They are compounded differently and cause problems?

Active ingredients: Are the same, but inactive ones (fillers, dyes, etc.) can be different. For some people this does make a difference in how their body reacts to the drug and can even cause allergic reactions. Talk to your doctor about any adverse reactions you are having. They may be able to write out your prescription so it is only filled with the brand name medication. ...Read more

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Is norwegian cod liver oil safe to take with blood thinning meds such as placid and aspirin?

Is norwegian cod liver oil safe to take with blood thinning meds such as placid and aspirin?

Talk to your doctor: Cod liver oil contains fish oil, omega-3 fatty acids. They lower triglycerides, but also have a slight anticoagulant effect. You are already on anticoagulants, so there is the possibility of too much if you add the cod liver oil. Don't do it without your doctor's permission. ...Read more

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