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Difference between Salt Tablets and Table Salt

Where can I find official documentation on difference between Salt Tablets and Table Salt. Several people online mention that Table Salt is just sodium and less of other minerals whereas Salt Tablets ...
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Why is hydrocortisone mixed with clotrimazole in anti-fungal medication?

Considering clotrimazole is the active ingredient killing the fungus.
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Does “400 mg orally twice daily” mean “800 mg of drug per day”?

From a case report: In addition, the authors started 5-hydroxytryptophan titrated to 400 mg orally twice daily with concomittant carbidopa 37.5 mg orally four times a day, and he responded with ...
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Is there a significant difference between Xhance vs generic (fluticasone propionate) nasal spray?

I'm trying to find out what the difference is between Xhance and Flonase, generic (fluticasone propionate) nasal spray. For those who don't know: Xhance is fluticasone propionate with a different ...
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What abbreviations for pill types are there, and what do they mean?

Looking through my prescription history, the first time I was prescribed a particular drug the label said "20 Mg Tab Auro". The second and third times it said "20 Mg Tab Nort". What's the difference? ...
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Are drugs not approved by the FDA allowed to be prescribed?

There are lots of both prescription and generic drugs that are not approved at all for any reason in the United States. Some of this I have gathered is do to funding and historical reasons they were ...
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Why are there different perscriptions for glasses and contacts? Help me see eye to eye on this

Why can't a prescription for glasses be used for contacts also? Isn't the eyesight still the same? At first, I cynically thought it was just another way for my optometrist to make money -- so he had ...
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Loperamide POM Medication

If you look at the following image from Pharmacy2u, this box of Loperamide Tablets is POM (See the POM in a rectangle on the left). Image from Pharmacy2u When you consider that this box of 2mg ...
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After a dog bite, why are vaccines given in multiple injections rather than a single injection containing multiple vaccines?

When a dog bites a person, why is it necessary to take about 5 injections or needles? Why not just one big injection? Do they all have the same medicine? Or does each one have its own medicine? Is ...
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Are there different side effects between taking a pill and a syrup (the liquid version of the same pill)?

Whether pain killer or cough medicine, are there differences between taking a pill and taking the liquid version of the same pill? Can I avoid some side effects of a medicine by taking the syrup ...
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Why does anybody still prescribe Citalopram with Escitalopram available (apart from price)?

As far as I could find Escitalopram is superior in every way, except for the US price (which might no longer even be the case). So why is the former still widely used worldwide? Did I miss anything? ...
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What does B.D means in a Doctor's Prescription?

I searched the Web and I came across this article explaining the meaning of B.D it says that B.D means twice a day but it doesn't specifies that I have to take the medicine twice a day before or after ...
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What is the meaning of “WES” “LEG” or “CAD” written next to a prescription?

I have 2 prescriptions of Predinisone, and on one of them it is written, "PredniSONE 5MG TAB WES" and on another one it is written, "PREDNISONE 10MG TAB CAD." Are they the same formula and only differ ...
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Do fiber pills interfere with prescrption medications?

Do fiber pills interfere with the absorption or efficacy of prescrption medications?
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Is a caregiver allowed to pickup prescription medicine for elderly person living in assisted living center?

Is a caregiver allowed to pickup prescription medicine for elderly person living in assisted living center? I am conducting research on this topic and writing a paper about it. Answer would be ...
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A medical notation which i could not understand

My doctor (a cardiologist) always writes this in his prescription after checking his patients: A.C.J.U.NV.NJ.O. Please note all the dots will be superscripts. What does this mean?
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How do doctors decide on the duration of an antibiotic regimen?

Many upper respiratory infections, otitis media in children, sinusitis and other infections, are treated with antibiotics (if these are bacterial infections, of course). Doctors usually prescribe a ...
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Help reading an eyeglass prescription: What does “PL” or “PC” mean?

I'm trying to purchase glasses online but I cannot figure out what the Spherical value is for the left eye (OS).
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How long does Resalor keep before expiry?

Once a prescription for Resalor (Prucalopride) is filled, how long does it remain viable before its expiration date?
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Top medications to treat symptoms of Lupus?

Being new to the Lupus world, I am hearing conflicting views from all sorts of physicians (living both in Canada and the USA). What are the top medications to treat the symptoms of Lupus? I heard ...
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Metolar XR after Lis ASD surgery [closed]

I am 33 and had an LIS, ASD closure,everything went well, however my doctor suggested me to be on Metolar XR 25mg for a year. I am worried since I had no hypertension or rhythmic disturbance but had ...
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What is the required procedure for a US resident to acquire a prescription drug from Canada?

Some drugs, such as Resolor (Prucalopride), are not available in the United States, yet doctors practicing in the United States use them for patients. For example, Dr. Mark Pimentel, discussing his ...
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What is difference between loprox and antifungal cream?

To get loprox (cicloprox), you need a doctors prescription. It's used to cure fungal infections. But you can buy some antifungal creams without prescriptions. Can't you just replace one with ...
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Lab test for Pregnancy, Not Clearly listed?

Can anyone list the Laboratory Test that are prescribed in the picture?(It's for a pregnancy in week 28+1).
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Do I need to communicate with my doctor if I don't want to take prescribed MRI? [closed]

I got a prescribed brain MRI today from my doctor. Although I agreed to schedule the MRI next week, I find I am not ready to do that after I come home. I am very busy recently and my symptom is not ...
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Splitting pills in half

Sometimes a physician will instruct the patient to reduce the dosage of a prescription medication by 50%. Obviously, if the tablet has an enteric coating, or is in a special encapsulation (such as ...
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Gastrointestinal effect of EC/DR vs. plain naproxen

Is there any good literature that would strongly suggest (or even prove) that Naproxen EC/DR (enteric coated/delayed release) helps ease gastrointestinal discomfort associated with OTC Naproxen? ...
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Has something changed making it harder to get 90 day supplies of routine meds?

When a doctor writes a prescription for 1 per day with a quantity of 30 with 2 refills, I have never heard of anyone having a problem getting 90 days of the medication at once. That's 30 days for the ...
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What can the variability of strength be between different brands of supposedly identical medications?

I remember reading that medications are within allowable specs if the contain +/- 30% of the labelled strength. I can't find the source of that information in order to check its validity. If that is ...
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Are “Class 2” prescription TENS units any better than OTC TENS units?

I have been prescribed a TENS unit for pain. TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. The medical equipment company is planning on selling me a Compass Health (aka Roscoe Medical)...
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What to do about throat ulcers?

I've had throat ulcers for five days now; there are multiple lesions throughout my throat. In the past few days, I've also noticed that my face has been breaking out, somewhat similar to the chicken ...
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Is there a good site for drug reviews?

I have have it difficult to research the drugs I am prescribed. I was wondering if there are any websites that are good sources for reviews concerning drugs. I have no idea how to find a trustworthy ...
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Off-label prescribing of drugs

Is off-label prescribing completely prohibited? Can a drug be prescribed by doctors for a disease or condition for which FDA has not approved it and hence this condition is not listed on the label? It ...
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Are these eyeglass prescriptions the same?

I recently had two eye exams done at two different facilities (one ophthalmologist and one optometrist). I received a prescription from each, and I'm curious if they agree with each other. One ...
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Why isn't Biafine sold OTC in the US?

I wonder why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approve Biafine for prescription only, i.e. cannot be sold OTC. Does Biafine contain any ingredients that are more harmful than other OTC drugs? It ...
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Administering Anti-biotics to elderly people

Is there anything wrong in administering antibiotics to a patient as old as 65, twice within 2 months? The patient had boil in the arm-pit the first time and was required to take the antibiotics, 4 ...
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What are the rules on getting personal prescriptions mailed to you in Canada?

I'm a non-citizen in Canada. What are the rules on getting personal prescriptions mailed to me from my home country? I have long-term prescriptions which would (I think?) be much more expensive to get ...
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My doctor says he's not qualified to prescribe HRT

I'm a pre-transition transwoman living in Northern Illinois, US, and have been for years. Recently I went to my doctor's office to be prescribed to HRT medications, but my doctor said he's not ...
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How far should I go to avoid antiboitics?

We know (or should know) that the overuse of antibiotics is causing a rise in "superbugs" that are resistant to them. This means that we should avoid using them when we don't need to, for example, in ...