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What abbreviations for pill types are there, and what do they mean?

Since I am assuming that you are obtaining generic drugs, the word after tab or cap is the brand that made the drug. Auro is Aurobindo, Shir is Shire, Sand is Sandoz, and Solc is Solco. Sunp/Sun is ...
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Why do some medication package inserts suggest talking to a doctor instead of providing advice?

The simplest answer is that the information won't fit on the insert. There are tradeoffs and decisions to be made. Some medications are just "don't take if you're pregnant" or "this is ...
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Are tobacco packaging warning messages improving health of society?

There are some studied done about it. Here is the list of them Effectiveness of cigarette warning labels Perceived Believability of Warning Label Information Do Cigarette Warning Labels Reduce ...
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Does "sodium" content on nutrition labels refer to the ion Na+ or to the full molecule NaCl?

The American label1 says "sodium", it does not say "salt". Surprising accuracy, but it really is just that one half of the salt molecule that counts and that is counted! It's really just the sodium. ...
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I am confused about this hot sauce nutrition label

Per 100 gram: Sugars = 20 g x 4 kcal = 80 kcal Fiber = 2 g x 2 kcal = 4 kcal Protein = 1 g x 4 kcal = 4 kcal In total: 88 Kcal (368 kJ) and not 10kJ as stated. Carbohydrate total is also wrong. It ...
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Is this nutritional information wrong?

Yes, it is a typo. 100 g of this wrap has 161 Kcal: Fat contributes 9 Kcal x 4.3 g = 39 Kcal Protein contributes 4 Kcal x 12.3 g = 49 Kcal Because there are 161 Kcal in total, the remaining 73 Kcal ...
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Genetically Modified Banana?

One could argue that the vast majority of foods we eat contain some ingredient that is in some sense "genetically modified". There is not, as yet, a widely accepted legal definition of GMO. See the LA ...
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Nutrition Facts and Fatty acides

You cannot determine the amount of trans fats because the information is not there. Trans fatty acids are a particular type of unsaturated fatty acids. More specifically, "unsaturated fatty acids ...
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International drug labeling guidelines

Generally, legislation of each country prescribes how medicines should be labeled. There are international guidelines, but national regulations always come first. An example of international ...
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Determining levels of Phenylalanine in common foods

OK, it seems this is more what you were asking for: Food Data Chart http://apjcn.nhri.org.tw/server/info/books-phds/books/foodfacts/html/data/data2e.html Table of Phenylalanine Content of Foods: ...
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Does "sodium" content on nutrition labels refer to the ion Na+ or to the full molecule NaCl?

It refers to exactly what is says - Na. It would be Na not the ion. Na is not just from NaCl. It is in baking soda. Look up nutrition on table salt NaCl nutrition 100 mg NaCl has 38.758 mg of Na ...
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How to read U.S. Dietary Guidelines Tables?

EDIT: Question: Why the Daily Amount of food from each group does match up to the weekly recommended amounts? Answer: The daily amount is for calories, which means that for individuals who consume 1,...
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Magnesium in Cow's Milk

The label is incomplete in a way. It's a rule by the FDA. NIH: the FDA does not require food labels to list magnesium content unless a food has been fortified with this nutrient. So unless it's ...
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