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Doctor insights on: Tamper Resistant Prescription Pads

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On the prescription pad, it often says "check here if generic can't be used." do some generics not work as well? Seems to me there's a reason the check box is there; what's the story behind it?

On the prescription pad, it often says "check here if generic can't be used." do some generics not work as well? Seems to me there's a reason the check box is there; what's the story behind it?

There : There are a few different reasons: 1) the patient simply does not want a generic, prefers the brand. Simple issue of preference. 2) some generics are made with different preservatives than the brand, and a patient may not be able to take a certain generic due to an allergy to the preservative in the generic. 3)physician preference based on experience with the brand vs. Generic 4)type of insurance plan can't think of anything else off the top pf my head. Maybe more physicians will respond to the question with their thoughts/opinions. ...Read more

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IBS, no prescriptions or dietary changes have seemed to relieve the constant pain, why is it so resistant? Very frustrated and always in pain

IBS, no prescriptions or dietary changes have seemed to relieve the constant pain, why is it so resistant? Very frustrated and always in pain

IBS comes in many...: ...varieties with regard to stool pattern, pain presentation, associated complaints, & it may change. You have not indicated what tests have rendered this diagnosis (& ruled out others), what drugs have been tried (at what doses & for what durations), or even where/when/for how long you experience pain. I hear your frustration, but we can't offer much help with the very limited info you supplied. ...Read more

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Acupuncture for mdd/panic attacks? Tried everything else: ssris, maois, ect 33 rounds. I believe I am prescription resistant. Thoughts?

Acupuncture for mdd/panic attacks? Tried everything else: ssris, maois, ect 33 rounds. I believe I am prescription resistant. Thoughts?

Possibly but also...: Sorry to hear of your problems but you have not tried everything else, only conventional rx's. Acupucture may help, but also consider nutrition- based therapies, herbal medicine, homeopathy, eft (see www.Eftuniverse.Com) & neuronetics (see http://www.Neuronetics.Com/ ). I had a patient with similar problems who found she had celiac disease & was cured by avoiding gluten! see a good holistic md. ...Read more

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I don't have a prescription but take dilaudid.I hadn't taken any n a while&took 24mg&now feel really sick.I've taken more@once&been ok so am i ok now?

I don't have a prescription but take dilaudid.I hadn't taken any n a while&took 24mg&now feel really sick.I've taken more@once&been ok so am i ok now?

Highly Inappropriate: If you are saying that you take Dilaudid without a prescription this is illegal and highly dangerous. You should cease this behavior immediately and see a doctor for your current symptoms. There were 16, 651 deaths from prescription opioids last year. You need to make sure you're not a statistic. ...Read more

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What if I can't afford prescription medications? 

What if I can't afford prescription medications? 

Assistance programs: There is a partnership for prescription assistance at https://www.Pparx.Org/ -- this lists many programs set up by drug companies to help people in need to receive their medications for low cost, or in some cases free. There are guidelines and forms to fill out -- your doctor can help with this. Check the web site and you'll see. A similar one is at http://www.Needymeds.Org/indices/pap.Htm. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is safe to take prescription drugs that aren't mine?

Other peoples meds.: No. It is not a good practice to take other folks prescriptions. Sometimes it can even be fatal. ...Read more

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Can a company legally tell you that you can't take a prescription pain medication at work?

Can a company legally tell you that you can't take a prescription pain medication at work?

It depends.: The answer depends on the laws in your state. There is a legal basis for employers to be able to restrict an employee from working while taking prescription pain medications to prevent injuries from occuring while working "under the influence". The same is true for driving and taking these medications which could result in a driving under the influence citation. ...Read more

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So i'm living from prescription to prescription. Life revolves around my meds. Can't believe it's come to this.

So i'm living from prescription to prescription. Life revolves around my meds. Can't believe it's come to this.

Addicted Brain: It is amazing how small our lives can get when we are powerless to our addiction. What i can honestly tell you is that there is help. But, you must get to a place to be able to ask for help. There is the er. There is your family doctor. There is drug treatment centers. All are ready to listen and to offer help. Don't miss the miracle. Your life can be real again. ...Read more