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I will not have my Adderall(20mg IR) or Vyvanse(60mg XR) prescriptions for 5 days. Please help me get through withdrawal. I am scared. ?

I will not have my Adderall(20mg IR) or Vyvanse(60mg XR) prescriptions for 5 days. Please help me get through withdrawal. I am scared. ?

You will be ok: As long as you do not have to do a lot of tedious work that requires concentration you should be OK. It is a holiday weekend so hopefully you are off and can just rest. ...Read more

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What's the best prescription drug for low motivation? If you give me 1 million dollars to do anything i want i don't feel like doing anything. :(

What's the best prescription drug for low motivation? If you give me 1 million dollars to do anything i want i don't feel like doing anything. :(

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Medicare prescription drug coverage going away?

Medicare prescription drug coverage going away?

Not currently: The goal of the right wing is to completly eliminate all entitlements: medicare, social security, all forms of welfare and use the money saved to pay for cuts in the taxes of the wealthy. This includes the drug coverage. As long as a significant percentage of the population believes in this and votes like minded people in office, then that is the future. Is this your goal? ...Read more

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How do prescription drug plans pbms work?

PBMs: Pharmacy benefit manager (pbm) is a third party administrator of prescription drug programs. They process & pay prescription drug claims, develop formulary, contract with pharmacies, & negotiate discounts & rebates with drug manufacturers. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about accidental prescription drug overdose?

Can you tell me about accidental prescription drug overdose?

NPCC: You can call the national poison control center (1-800-222-1222) 24/7 to get information about any type of overdose. ...Read more

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How do I find out about prescription drug assistance programs?

How do I find out about prescription drug assistance programs?

Rx drug programmes: Call your states health department or ask the doctors and social workers at a free clinic run by state or federally funded. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of any prescription drug assistance programs?

Rx assistance progra: You can try to enroll in a state medicaid programme if you have the eligibility.Since it is available as generic there is no programme by drug company to help you out. ...Read more

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How to safely stop prescription drug so that I can take lumiday?

How to safely stop prescription drug so that I can take lumiday?

It depends.: Some prescription drugs have to be tapered and cannot be stopped abruptly. Lumiday is an antidepressant and contains 5 HTP which is a precursor of Serotonin present in antidepressants of the Serotonin Selective types so you have to consult your doctor on how to taper your prescription medications. ...Read more

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What types of information are typically on a prescription drug insert?

What types of information are typically on a prescription drug insert?

A lot: By law, the drug companies have to list every reaction that may have been associted with the medication. Usually the drug insert also includes information about the mechanism of action and even the chemical structure of the drug. ...Read more

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Why are some medications not included in a prescription drug formulary?

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Why are some medications  not included in a prescription drug formulary?

PBMs: Pharmacy benefit manager (pbm) is a third party administrator of prescription drug programs. They process & pay prescription drug claims, develop formulary, contract with pharmacies, & negotiate discounts & rebates with drug manufacturers. Some benefits are cost. Some disadvantages are availability & speed of delivery. Most brand-name medications are not included due to cost. ...Read more

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What are some ways to help someone who had a very bad prescription drug problem?

What are some ways to help someone who had a very bad prescription drug problem?

Detachment: Need to have consistent boundaries and support without condoning their behavior. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an over-the-counter drug and a prescription drug?

Medications: that you can buy at a store or online without seeing a doctor are considered "OTC"/over the counter. If a doctor prescribes a medication that is considered a prescription medication. ...Read more

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What would the symptoms be upon the abrupt cessation of prescription drug didrex?

What would the symptoms be upon  the abrupt cessation of prescription drug didrex?

Sudden withdrawal: Not advised, especially if u have been on med some time. Nausea, vomiting, rapid heart beat, elevated bp, tremor, restlessness, sweating, headache, dizziness. Discuss w/ prescribing doc how to taper off med safely. ...Read more

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For what length of time can I take a prescription drug if I am subject to dot drug testing?

For what length of time can I take a prescription drug if I am subject to dot drug testing?

DOT Drug testing: Drug testing for dot involves testing for marijuana, cocaine, amphetamine, opiates, and phencyclidine(pcp). If you are obtaining your "opiate" prescription legally from a doctor, then you need to disclose that and be ready to explain it to a medical review officer when your urine comes back positive. There is no acceptable medical explanation for drugs like marijuana even if legal in your state. ...Read more

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How long does Kava stay in your system? Would it have a half life like a prescription drug?

How long does Kava stay in your system?  Would it have a half life like a prescription drug?

Depends: It depends. Effects can last up to 12 hours; metabolites can stay in your system for up to 2 weeks. At most use one kava capsule three times a week and take a full week off each month. it is preferable to use kava no more than two times a week. Kava use on a daily basis can harm the liver. In rare cases, daily kava kava use can lead to severe liver harm: may result in total liver failure. ...Read more

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Non-medicare prescription drug coverage?

Non-medicare prescription drug coverage?

Non medicare rx plan: If you are on medicare there is no drug plan you can buy exept medicare part d.And if you are not on medicare only drug coverage available is if you have a medical insurance plan.No company sells just drug plan insurance. ...Read more

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What are the causes of prescription drug abuse?

What are the causes of prescription drug abuse?

Addiction: Most commonly abused are pain and anxiety medications which develop tolerance. With time more is needed to get same effect. Most common cause for abuse of anything is a desire and/or need to alter something about one's current reality or "get high" quicker onset of effects leads to increased abuse potential. ...Read more

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How do prescription drug abusers get access to medications?

How do prescription drug abusers get access to medications?

Drug abuse: Planes, trains and automobiles...People with addiction problems can be incredibly creative in coming up with ways to satisfy their cravings for their drugs of choice. The ways they do this could fill multiple books. The overall method is through some form of dishonesty. ...Read more