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orphenadrine citrate 100mg (norflex) versus orphenadrine comp tablet san (norgesic)?
What is the difference or is there really any? i was taking the 100mg tabs twice daily now im getting ready to go see a neurologist and the dr changed me to the orphenadrine comp tablet san - and i take them 3 to 4 times a day - starting today - should i expect any difference in how i will react to the meds>

I was trying to compare them on web sites and i pulled up one page that said manufacturer has stopped making them? are they less safe than the orphen citrate -
  The difference is the ingredients: Norflex is indicated for muscloskeletal pain and only contains orphenadrine. Norgesic has that plus aspirin and caffeine. Unless you can't tolerate either of the extra ingredients, you should be fine. Apparently norgesic is discontinued but I'm not sure why. However, if the neurologist made the change and is aware if the situation, it should be OK.
Is Aspirin water soluble?
What I'm wondering is if you can take the product, Excedrin and CWE (Cold water extract) The caffeine out of the Aspirin and Acetaminophen mix. Leaving only the caffeine.
Thanks much appreciated.
X. marK.
  No. You can't. If you only want the caffeine, buy caffeine pills. If you don't want the caffeine, buy a pain reliever that has no caffeine.
Caffeine hype?
Since the first of the year I have dramatically cut my caffeine intake....I drink very little soda (just a couple times a week) and maybe a glass of tea at night. So my question is I just took some excedrin ( aspirin, acetaminophen, and caffeine) for a headache about a hour ago and now my heart is racing and I feel a little shaky. I have taken this medicine on several occasions so I know I am not allergic to it or anything. So I was wondering if maybe the caffeine has made me feel this way. I havent had any caffeine all day just water, so maybe the caffeine in the medicine is making me feel funny. Tell me what yall think. Serious answers only please!
  From your information I would say it definitely sounds like it may very well be the caffeine.If you don't feel better in a few hours check it out then. The symptoms you describe don't sound blood pressure related or anything of a serious nature.
Cindy M
what is norflex orphenadrine citrate?
what happens if you take more than the recommended dosage? one of my friends decided to take it to get some sort of high and im just wondering if anything will happen.
  Well Norflex is a muscle relaxant that also works as a pain killer. It is an opioid that will give the side effects of over dosing or mis dosing a strong pain killer. Like any medication, I would make your friend stop abusing them to get a high becuase there is always a chance of addiction.
Will I be able to extract caffeine from excedrin?
Can it be done using a cold water extraction method? I would like to discard the acetaminophen and aspirin, leaving only caffeine. Tips?
  Here's a tip for you: just buy some NoDoz. It's a lot cheaper than extracting it from mild pain relievers.
can cummadin and orphenadrine citrate 100mg andnaproxen andaciphex rabeprazole sodium cause limp dick?
i have been usig the acid flex drug for three days and now im on mussle relaxer drugs
Johann B
  Those medications should not be causing that, none of them have effects on erection, the coumadin works on blood clotting, the orphenadrine relaxes skeletal muscle(none of that in your penis), naproxen is an antiinflammatory, and aciphex only works in your stomach, so i dont think its related
What is a good prescription muscle relaxer?
I am taking Norflex (orphenadrine citrate) 100mg twice a day right now and it is helping a little but I am wondering what would be bit stronger and wouldn't knock me on my @ss. It should be specifically for targeting my neck muscles.
  Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) works well.
Lisa R
if someone takes this pill what would happen?
its called Norgesic(is it a muscle relaxant?)
it contains :

orphenadrine citrate BP 35 MG
paracetamol BP 450 MG

lets just say someone takes a few..what would happen?
Janice Warrier
  a few... they'd be very relaxed to the point of sleeping
Johnny G.
Is orphenadrine going to make me euphoric and loopy?
My physician prescribed orphenadrine (aka Norflex) to help with some back and leg pain. He said I should take it as I need it, but I am nervous to take it at all. The side effects are described as making people euphoric, lightheaded, dizzy, and nauseated.

I live alone so I am always nervous when I get into more serious medications like this. What should I expect?
Dan Parmelee
  Very few side effects if any. Surely not loopy and not like soma where it relaxes whole system and makes you feel sick.
Can Celebrex and Pormus be taken together? Pormus - Paracetamol 500mg, Orphenadrine Citrate 35mg?
My dad sprained his back muscle few years back and has been experiencing extreme back pain on and off occasions. He has been prescribed Celebrex. A friend recommended Pormus to take together, for a period of 1 month, thrice a day.
Caffeine a miracle drug? (Did it help my problems)?
Recently I've been depressed, had insomnia, and am failing in school. But last night it took me about 4 hours to fall asleep. This left me with 3 hours of sleep until school. So this morning I decided to take an Excedrin pill since it contains 65mg of caffeine.

During school when I'm normally sluggish, bored, irritated, etc. Today I was active, alert, payed attention, and actually enjoyed doing my school work.

Another odd thing was that it reduced my anxiety tremendously. I could hold conversations easily, do things in front of people easier, etc. Not sure if that was the acetaminophen/aspirin that helped or the caffeine. (Would like some clarification on this)

Not sure if I actually do have adhd since I was never diagnosed with it but a lot of my symptoms lead to inattentiveness to an extreme extent.

Today is the best day I've had in a long, long time. If caffeine will make me feel like this everyday I think there's hope for my grades yet. Along with just better quality of life.
  Caffeine is actually a serious drug. I think it's ranked up with narcotics (vicodin, loracet, etc.). Wait, I think it's actually a form a speed. I remember hearing something like this somewhere.

While it does seem like it helped, it will harm you and your body in the long run, just like any other drug out there.

If you are depressed and an insomniac, as Psychology major, I suggest you go to a psychologist, therapist, psychiatrist, or any one who is in the Psychology profession, especially if it's affecting your schooling and grades.
Medicine interactions.?
I am taking two medicines. Meloxicam BP and Nuberol Forte (Paracetamol and Orphenadrine Citrate). These were prescribed for a mild muscular spasm in my back. Will any of these interact badly with alocohol or viagra? I ask because I have read about people taking wrong mix of medicines or taking the wrong medicines and having a drink with fatal consequences.

Thanks for your help.
Jeffrey E
  alcohol is proabbly a bad idea-

as per teh viagra---there are online interaction checkers--i'll see igf i can find one-

you could always call teh pharmacy--if you got both at the same place--they should pick up on a problem--but they have been known to miss things
What happens to your body when you withdrawal from caffeine?
I am on day two of keeping caffeine out of my diet, and I haven't had any caffeine since Sunday at 9:30, I have been through the headaches and vomiting and all that pretty much is over now just feel tired with a mild headache. My question is once the caffeine is out of my system will I still feel tired or will my body naturally adjust to not having it anymore. For example, will I feel as alert and awake as someone who has caffeine regularly?
  You will be even more alert without it in just a few days.
The Flaming Raven
What is the best way to stop caffeine without the headaches?
I have a really bad pepsi addiction. Well, more it's that I am afraid of getting a caffeine headache. The trouble is is that I also have migraines. I've tried to stop soda before, however I got caffeine headaches that most of the time turned to a full blown migraine. Which puts me out of commission. I have two toddlers, so I don't have time to be out with a migraine. Any suggestions other than caffeine pills? The caffeine pills don't seem to work and are awfully expensive when trying to compensate with them.
  to break mine...I took advil on schedule from the second I got up to bed time everyday for about two weeks. I also loaded up on ice tea and water....If you keep your stomach full of won't crave the soda... It took me about two weeks of doing but I have been soda free for about three months now... The headaches are the worst but if you can get thru the headaches your clear.
Does anyone know if they make a drug that makes you sick when you drink caffeine? I know they do for alcohol but what about caffeine?
  It's not something i've ever heard of, i can't imagine it would be so popular considering so many people live off caffine.
Face it (:
What is the difference between B vitamins and caffeine?
I've noticed that a lot of energy vitamins have B vitamins or niacin instead of caffeine. Do these give the same effect as caffeine, or am I better off buying a pack of vitamins with caffeine?
  B Vitamins are co-factors for cellular energy. That is they are essential for us to turn our food intake into ATP (our energy within the cell).

Caffeine is a CNS stimulant. It directly stimulates the nervous system and rather quickly. It has nothing to do with energy production.

Niacin is a B-vitamin, it is B-3.

Unless you are deficient in B Vitamins, they will have no effect on you. It is more hype or marketing gimmicks with the 1000+ % of B-vitamins. The effect you feel off energy supplements is the Caffeine, Sugar, and some of the other directly stimulatory CNS ingredients. It isn't the B-Vitmains.

You would be better off going with just Caffeine, but B-Vitamins are cheap to manufacture so it surely doesn't hurt you to take them in excess. Your body will excrete whatever it doesn't need in the urine.

Take care,
What is the difference between guarana caffeine and normal caffeine?
Why are we extracting caffeine from guarana and not from the coffee plant? What is better in the caffeine extracted from the guarana?
  Guarana contains a high amount of guaranine, a chemical substance with the same characteristics as caffeine. This makes Guarana a stimulant similar to coffee, which means that it:

quickens perceptions
delays sleep
helps with endurance based activities
can help to recover from a hangover
impairs the appetite
will lead to more frequent visits to the toilet
causes a higher blood pressure and an increased heart rate
can make you feel jittery and may prevent sleep at all.


Guarana is not:

a 'miracle medicine'
a dangerous drug
an easy way to lose weight
a vitamin
a food supplement
Not proven by scientific research, but some users state that:

Guarana is a 'Smart Drug'
Guarana is an aphrodisiac
their health improved thanks to guarana

Theoretically, it is possible to overdose on caffeine or guarana. The fatal dose has been estimated at 10 grams of pure caffeine / guaranine (taken at once!). Guarana seeds contain maximal 10% caffeine, so when you would swallow at least 100 grams guarana seeds at once, things start to look ugly. Our advice: don't even think about it.
To put all of this in perspective: the average cup of coffee contains 65-130 milligrams of caffeine; some very strong guarana-based syrups can contain up to 350 milligrams. Look at our caffeine chart for more info.
People with cardiac problems or a high blood pressure should avoid Guarana (and smoking or drinking coffee, for that matter) When in doubt - consult your doctor.
As with all stimulants, dependency may occur.
Are 1,250 mg of Ammonium Chloride and 570 mg of Sodium Citrate dangerous?
I usually robotrip using a certain product (whose only active ingredient is DXM) that ran out at the local store. Instead I bought another cough syrup that in each 5 mg has:
diphenydramine HCL (12.5 mg)
DXM HBR (15 mg)
pseudoephedrine hcl (30 mg)
ammonium chloride (125 mg)
sodium citrate (57 mg)
menthol (1 mg)

I'd usually take it so I'd get about 150 mg of DXM, but that means I'd get 1,250 mg of sodium citrate and 570 mg of sodium citrate, which I've never dealt with before. Would those 2 get me really sick.. and not be worth taking?
  Ammonium Chloride is used as an expectorant, and the LD50 (lethal dose for 50% of the population) is 1650mg/kg. So unless you weigh under 1.5 pounds, you should be OK with 1250 mg.

There are three "sodium citrates," but trisodium citrate is the one usually meant when using the term.
Taken orally, it's used as an antacid. It is also used as tart-tasting food additive, including in some Ocean Spray juices.
It's generally considered harmless, unless you do something like eat a brick of it.
Why do people say that magnesium citrate tastes nasty?
I was warned that magnesium citrate solutions would taste "nasty" or "gross."

This could not have been less correct. I actually like the taste a lot! It has a crisp, citric, salty bite to it. Especially when it's cold - magnesium citrate on the rocks is really tasty. I would drink it like soda were it not a laxative and full of sodium.

Does anyone else enjoy the flavor of magnesium citrate solution?
  A lot of people have to drink the entire bottle before bowel procedures. Maybe that's when it gets nasty.
I woke up this morning with a bruised eyelid.?
I just started taking toviaz - could this be a reaction to the new medication? I am on a daily low-dose aspirin regimen and I also take aspirin for aches & pains. Last night I awoke with a headache (around 3 a.m.) and took 3 aspirin. When I woke up at 8 a.m. I had the bruise. Could the aspirin be responsible?
Question about Darvocet-N 100 Tab and Aspirin Please Help??
I have Horrible Headaches and Severe Back Pain from an injury at work and I am concerned about taking pain medicine. I had a blood test about a year ago and it came back normal for my kidney's and liver. I take Headache Relief from walmart it has Aspirin, acetaminophen, and caffeine. And I take the Darvocet for the back pain and sometimes for the headaches. Also my urine changes from dark yellow to clear. Whats going on??? Also if you know of any natural alternative for pain would be helpful??? I have tried heat, cold, bio-freeze, icy hot, and massager's, they help sometimes but very minimal. Thank you for your help :)
  your urine changes color depending on how much you are drinking. clear is good, not dehydrated. If it stays dark no matter how much you drink, that is one symptom of liver disease.
The aspirin acetaminophen and caffeine is not a very good idea in my opinion.
Take either or, not both. All the caffeine does is make it work faster and you can become addicted to caffeine and then get headaches from withdrawl of that.
Have you considered massage therapy or chiropractic exam for the injury at work?
That can sometimes do more good than more medications.
Physical therapy might also be worth looking into.
While "natural" pain medications may be out there, fixing the cause of the pain might be worth looking into first.
You may also be suffering from rebound headaches, which are from taking too much pain medication or taking too low of a dose too often.
IF your last doctors appointment was a while ago, it might be worth it to have another one and share your concerns with him.
Can I take Calcium Citrate if I am intolerant to citric acid?
The girl who works in the vitamin department at the store where I bought my vitamins said that "citrate" in the Calcium Citrate just means that the calcium came from a plant source unlike Calcium Carbonate. She said that a citric acid "allergy" shouldn't be a problem. I looked it up, and citrate is the "salt or ester of citric acid". Will I have the problems taking it as I do when I eat something containing citric acid? Thanks!
  Your vitamin girl is a moron. They put the calcium together with citric acid because it is a well absorbed form of calcium. You will be getting a heaping dose of citric acid if you take it, and YES you will react to it. I have known of other people who could not take it. Try some other form of calcium like calcium lactate.
Acetaminophen, Aspirin, and Anticonvulsants?
I take 450mg of Trileptal daily.
I was reading up on anticonvulsants and acetaminophen and how they can cause liver problems. Can a serious dose of Excedrin (250mg acetaminophen, 250mg aspirin, 65mg caffeine), more specifically 8 Excedrin taken at one time, interact with my Trileptal? Aside from the expected side effects, nausea, hyper-activity, and possibly racing heart, will I have any liver problems? Any long term liver problems? Or should I get my ass to the nearest hospital?
  Drugs usually have two names, the generic and the brand

This information is from the drug interaction site of which
I placed the link below:
Interact of OXCARBAZEPINE (in Trileptal, Trileptal Suspension) may interact with ACETAMINOPHEN (in Excedrin Extra Strength)
Oxcarbazepine may increase the rate at which acetaminophen is broken down by the liver. This may result in less effective pain relief due to the diminished amount of acetaminophen. In addition, the increased amount of metabolite (break-down product) may increase the risk of liver damage. Ask your healthcare provider about these drugs and this potential interaction "as soon as possible".

All medications, whether over the counter..herbs.. herbal teas..or medications prescribed by other doctors should
be checked out first with the doctor you are seeing for
this condition and prescribed this drug for you.

Here is the site I got this information from, so you can
check in the future about whether a drug may interact
with any other medications you have:,4109,,00.html

The liver is a very quiet organ when it comes to a problem
with it. It may show no signs or symptoms that there is
anything wrong with it until the cells die and it cannot
perform the functions it once did to keep the body healthy
and alive. Many people are walking around not knowing
they have damage to their livers until a doctor may
discover it when they are trying to find answers for other
medical problems. I definitely would arrange for a
doctor appointment and tell the doctor about it. It is better
to have a few blood labs drawn than to risk facing having
to have a transplant.
How serious this may be depends on your own body
chemistry, the action of the drugs in your body, and how
often and how much you took of these drugs.

There are two types of blood tests the doctor can do:
one will show if there is damage to the liver, known as
the liver enzymes and the other will show if the liver is
functioning well, known as the liver function tests.
He may even feel to see if your liver has enlarged any and
may do an ultrasound to see if it has developed inflammation.
The inflammation has to be controlled by drugs so the
liver will heal, if can lead to permanent damage and
death of the cells.

Overdosing on just tylenol is very easy to do as many
combination drugs have tylenol in them. Doctors don't
always have the time to explain to patients what drugs
may interact, that is why pharmacies give a paper to
read with your medication when you get it. If you are
not sure about a drug interaction, you can always call
your local pharmacy and ask the pharmacist about it.
Don't be afraid to do this...they have all the information
right there with the drugs they need to tell you this from.

You have definitely taken too much of this medication
at one need to decide whether you should
get in contact with the doctor office now or later...I
cannot make this decision for you.

I hope this information is of some help to you.
Why do some people take Tylenol instead of aspirin?
I rarely taken meds like aspirin or tylenol, but I've been curious why people take Tylenol over aspirin sometimes? Is aspirin harmful, or is it just not as strong as tylenol for headaches and minor pains? What's the reasoning behind why people do or do not choose aspirin for minor pain relief?
  Aspirin is more likely to make you bleed because it thins the blood. People on prescription blood thinners or those who are prone to bleeding ulcers ( or bleeding anywhere in their body) should not take aspirin. Tylenol is safer for this reason although in large doses over a long period of time Tylenol can damage the liver. Also, unless okayed by a physician, aspirin and aspirin-containing products should not be given to children because of a serious, avoidable, rare condition it can cause called Reye's Syndrome.
Lithium Citrate... can I inject it?
I'm prescribed lithium citrate and I can't take it by mouth because it bothers my stomach so I was wondering can I inject it? It can't be bad for me right? The lithium citrate ends up in my bloodstream anyway, I'm just skipping a step.
What should I do if I took aspirin after possible concussion?
Slipped earlier going down the stairs at home fell on my but hard whipped my head back but did not hit it on anything. Have a pretty good headache so I took 2 aspirin.

Later read about concussions to see if I might possibly have one and have read DO NOT take aspirin after concussion. If I do have one what should I do if I took aspirin? My only symptom is a headache, nothing else.
  Chances are, you don't have a concussion. I've slipped on ice before, and I smashed my head against the it, and for a moment, I actually saw black. I laughed it off and was all fine. I just got an extreme headache, but it felt obvious I didn't have one because it went away after about an hour. (I was at school, so aspirin wasn't an option)
Is it persisting? If you have it for a couple hours, maybe you should go to the hospital, just to be safe?
You never know. Should be careful.
Hope it helps! :)
Potassium citrate and potassium chloride?
If someone has been on Potassium citrate (urocit-k) for 9 years (for Cystinuria/Kidney stones), why would a doctor have them to start taking both the potassium citrate and the potassium chloride, together? Especially if that person has developed High blood pressure?
because i am a 39 yrs old smoker male i decided to take 81 mg aspirin daily to reduce heart attack risk(i know quitting smoking would be much better of),i also have moderate hemoroid problem that bleeds once in a while if idont be careful with my diet,but after 10 days of low doze of aspirin treatment i noticed the bleeding got worsen,more often,more blood ,i stopped taking aspirin,is these 2 things be related or was it a coinsidence(i am asking this question here because i cant afford to go to a doctor,so exclude those answers please)
  Aspirin has been known to be a moderate blood thinner, with reduced clotting ability, so it is possible for the hemmoroid bleeding to increase somewhat. I suggest you keep up the aspirin regimen, but also consider taking a daily dose of a fiber supplement, such as Metamucil or Citrucel to aid in easier bowel movements.
Does sodium citrate (laxative) cause much cramping when used?
I have never used it before, and I am told that it doesn't, but I am still scared. Have any of you tried it?
Sorry I'm stupid, it's magnesium citrate
  I didn't have any cramping when it I had to take it before a procedure. but don't wander far from the bathroom. It does not take long to work and it works thoroughly.
What kind of painkillers can one take if on an aspirin regime?
If a person is on a low-dose aspirin regime, what type of painkiller can be taken for everyday pain like a headache or a backache? I know you shouldn't take a couple of about tylenol?
What are good appetite suppressants without caffeine?
I used to take caffeine pills to suppress my appetite throughout the day and it worked wonders. Unfortunately, I've become prone to panic attacks on them now so I have to stop taking them and now that I am off them, my hunger comes back ravenously even if I've just eaten a meal. What are your experiences (good or bad) with various appetite suppressants that don't contain caffeine?
  I to used to take caffeine pills and started having panic attacks. I found some protein bars that have worked wonders for me they are called zone perfect. my sister is a trainer and she recommended them to me and anytime i feel like i am hungry i eat one and it keeps me full for at least 4-6 hours. Anything you eat that is high in protein will help!
Yellow watery discharge after drinking Potassium Citrate for UTI?
I recently came down with UTI and was given the Potassium Citrate/Iodide? and some antibiotics. I took my 1st dose of Potassium Citrate 2hours ago.. is it very normal for some yellowish watery discharge? I've never had this kind of discharge before..
Is it bad to mix aspirin with oxycodone?
My aspirin is from wall greens and I don't know who its made by (just more proof of my bad at medicine and finding information on bottles-ness) and I want to also take some oxycodone. I usualy take about 7 pills of it (I know thats bad please don't judge me by that) and I also want to take some aspirin. I was wondering if this could be dangerous or harmful in anyway. Thankyou!!
  You can take oxycodone with aspirin. Oxycodone is synthetic morphine and acetaminophen. I just wonder why you would want to take aspirin with Oxy's unless you are trying to get rid of some inflammation. I take 10/325 oxycodone and BC powders everyday.
Does Pepcid have aspirin or aspirin like products in it?
I cant take aspirin before surgery, and my stomach is amazingly sensitive. I need pepto, but can't take it, so pepcid is my next best bet.
Is it dangerous to take a caffeine pill while regularly taking an antidepressant?
I have to work at 5:00 AM tomorrow, and I'm gonna need to stay up until then so I am planning to take 1/2 or 1 tablet of caffeine. I regularly take the antidepressant Lexapro, and I was just wondering if there was any danger in doing this. I just want to stay up one night, but I probably won't take any caffeine if there is danger
  Caffeine pills are always dangerous things to take as is missing a nights sleep, especial if you already suffer from depression.

A caffiene table may well enhance some side effects of taking Lexapro, it depends on the individual.
bouncer bobtail
How much aspirin after a heart attack?
My fiance had a heart attack about 6 months ago. He had a blocked artery and the surgeon put in a stent. All's well now, and he's taking a few medications including Plavix, Simvastatin, Pacerone, and aspirin. My concern is the amount of aspirin he's taking. The doctor originally put him on 325 mg of aspirin, but I think it's too much. He tends to bleed more than usual, even if he just nicks himself shaving. He also says he has trouble staying warm.

His next doctor's appointment is next month, so I thought I'd just ask someone here who may have similar heart conditions/medications if they think 325 mg of aspirin is too much to be taking 6 months after a heart attack.
  The usual recommendations for aspirin dosing after stent placement is 162-325 mg for either 1 month (bare metal stent), 3 months (sirolimus-eluting stent), or 6 months (paclitaxel-eluting stent). After that, the recommended dose is 75-162 mg daily.

Now these recommendations are from the AHA, but many cardiologists adapt practice based on specific characteristics of patients. At my institution, the cardiologists like to place patients on 81 mg aspirin even within the first month of stent placement.

Your fiance can most likely drop to the lower dose of aspirin (discuss with the cardiologist first, of course....), but in reality the clopidogrel is likely having a larger impact on bleeding than the aspirin (clopidogrel is an absolute must after stent placement, however, so he'll just have to be more careful shaving).

looking for information on a drug called nomigren witn propyphenazone, camylofin cloride, mecloxamine citrite?
it is a drug for migrain headaches. It is 200 mg Propyphenazone 80 mg caffeine, 25 mg camylofin cloride, 20 mg mecloxamine citrate and 0.75 mg ergotamine tartate
  oops u are a drug addicted
Just took aspirin when can I take theraflu?
I am feeling ill and thought that perhaps an aspirin would do (325mg) Well it didn't. I took the aspirin about an hour ago. How long do I have to wait until I take theraflu? acetaminophen 650 mg, diphenhydramine hydrochloride 25 mg, phenylephrine hydrochloride 10 mg
Jennifer Thorson
  you can take the theraflu now.
Is it safe to mix Advil cold with Excedrin?
I took some advil cold and it helped the sinus pressure and runny nose but I still have a killer headache. The active ingredients in Advil are ibuprofen and pseudoephedrine and in excedrin acetaminophen, aspirin and caffeine. I can't find any helpful articles on google. Thanks.
Hillbilly Lily is 17 months!
  It is usually not the best option to mix and match medicines like that. I would wait to take the Excedrin until the cold medicine has worn off, just to be safe. There's just too many different ingredients here to make a safe cocktail.

If you really need relief, you could call up a pharmacist and try asking them what else you could try, or how long to wait.
Aspirin and aluminium and magnesium hydroxide?
I am from Italy but I am in London at the moment. I was told that in England aspirins tablets are similar to the Italian ones but with two additional important "ingredients" which are aluminium and magnesium hydroxide to protect the stomach. Is that true? and if so, could somebody suggest me a good "aspirin brand" or are all the same? I bought the Aspirin Tablet B.P. 300 mg but the components are not written, except for a sentence which says that "contains the active ingredients aspirin of 300mg plus lactose, starch and talc" but no Reference to aluminium and magnesium...
thanks for your help.
What does this mean on a blood collection tube : 9NC Coagulation Sodium Citrate 3,2 % ?
and also : Gel & Clot Act.
4NC BSG/ESR Sodium Citrate
  I don't know this one. Sorry !
is there any men out there have tooken clomiphene citrate?
have any men tooking clomiphene citrate to help boost their sperm and help their wives to concieve?
  My brother did, Was told before that he would never have children. He and his wife had six after taking it.
Whats Up Doc
How early or at what age is it ok to start taking aspirin in small doses to prevent heart disease?

My father has had two quadruple bypasses and two heart attacks so I know a little bit about heart conditions. I am 24 right now and I want to reduce the chances of ever getting coronary heart disease. I know that low doses of aspirin around 75-81mg are prescribed to people with heart conditions to "thin" the blood and today I read an article about how not enough people take aspirin as a precaution against heart attacks. I also know that aspirin even in mild doses can cause ulcers, especially if you drink, which I do quite frequently. I wanted to know if now is a good time to start taking aspirin because even though i exercise and eat healthy and do some cardio, I also smoke, and I probably am genetically more likely to develop heart disease....Does anyone know the answer to this? Also would aspirin make me more prone to getting dizzy and unable to perform more strenuous activity because it 'thins' my blood? Thanks a lot for reading this.

Low-dose aspirin can be started anytime, since 81mg aspirin tablets have only one side effect. We'll get to that in a moment.

You'd be much better off changing your diet and lifestyle now.

1. Stop smoking now. Never, ever restart. It killed my dad, and he's not alone in that.

2. Stop drinking now. You can drink a little now and then, but don't drink "frequently" any more.

3.Now, about your diet: the three diets (these are not diets to lose weight but diets to live on for your whole life) that have shown the most promise are the Ornish Diet (very low fat), the Mediterranean Diet (controlled fat, most of which is plant monounsaturated and fish), and the Portfolio Diet from the University of Toronto (includes "plant sterols" or oils from canola, olive, and almond), which are very good at preventing heart disease.

Go on a diet like this, do it now, and do not cheat.

Now, while you probably don't need to go on aspirin for another six to eleven years (your choice), you could go on it anytime.

You will not be dizzy from aspirin. In fact, you will not be able to tell that you take it. I run 20-30 miles a week and I take it. Have done for years.

If you do, however, there is one event you will need to watch out for--cataracts. You most likely will not get them if you wear good UV-blocking sunglasses, but you must wear them. There is an elevation in the rate of cataract formation in people taking aspirin therapy than in those who do not.

Cataracts are enclouding formations in the lens of the eye, making your vision in that eye cloudy. It forms very slowly, over years, but you can watch your vision cloud a little more each year when you get them. The treatment for this is easy, quick, and simple, but it is surgery, and you will need glasses afterward.

So, go ahead and take aspirin whenever you wish, but when you do, wear good sunglasses every time you go outside on even a halfway sunny day.
  I don't know about all who have it what age is okay, but my son has had another heart surgery at age 18 and this is the first time he was told to begin daily asperin dosages.
How does caffeine and tobacco affect somebody on mood stabilizing medication ?
A friend of mine is on two different medicines for her bipolar disorder. Her medication dosage has increased constantly, and it has me wondering about some things about the medication.

This particular friend smokes cigarettes on a regular basis. In addition, she constantly drinks caffeine shots. I know that cigarettes are unhealthy on their own and that caffeine is a drug. However, I am wondering how either or both can affect her body and mind along with the mood stabilizing drugs.

Could the caffeine and/or cigarettes have anything to do with her medication dosage being increased?

Thank you
  You see, caffeine makes you a bit hyper and if your friend is bipolar then this might affect her drastically.

If your friend´s parents know about her disorder (which is obvious) the why not try talking to them.

Cigarettes also affect her, thy have certain toxins that might also have other effects with the medicine she is taking.

As I said, try approaching her parents and let them know what is going on.

You might help her dosage not to be increased all the time.
What would happen if someone were to take a 325mg Aspirin tablet every day?
I've heard that taking a daily Aspirin has certain health benefits (for heart disease and whatnot). But is the 325mg dosage way too high?
I ask because I recently bought a bottle of 325mg Aspirin that was on sale for a good price. Should I instead split a pill in half and take the half?
  80mg is the daily dose size. Taking 325mg will most likely result in a stomach ulcer after awhile.
what should i do if my wife who has kidney failure was given soduim citrate from the staff their.?
she was given sodium citrate while on the dialysis machine and suffered and was kept one hour in addition to her four hours , we do not know what effect it will have on her -because it is not supposed to be given to end stage kidney patience.what should I do?
  You should talk to her kidney doctor. This is a mistake on the part of the dialysis center staff, not the doctor; he should be willing to speak to you about what problems this might cause.
what is the effect of sodium citrate on the brain protein?
sodium citrate is an ingredient of most drinks.
sanni f
  Sodium citrate usually refers to trisodium citrate, though it can refer to any of the sodium salts of citric acid:
In 1914, the Belgian doctor Albert Hustin and the Argentine physician and researcher Luis Agote successfully used sodium citrate as an anticoagulant in blood transfusions. It continues to be used today in blood collection tubes and for the preservation of blood in blood banks. The citrate ion chelates calcium ions in the blood, disrupting the blood clotting mechanism.
gangadharan nair
What is great for preventing kidney stones?
I get kidney stones in both my kidneys and have already for more than year stopped drinking very coke and anything with caffeine (except on very rare occasions i'll drink a sip of coke or a whole coffee.) I drink alot of water as well. And now I read that drinking lemonade is good for preventative measure, cause it has Potassium Citrate in it. But since lemons are expensive is drinking reallemon juice in the bottle ok too or not? I have oxilate stone by the way .
  to prevent stones drink lots of water everyday
Avoid tomatoes as they are high in oxalic acid the main cause of stones
to remove stones you need 1/2 a glass of fresh lemon juice(not bottled but real ones)
add 1/2 a glass of extra virgin olive oil
mix it well and drink it
the kidney stones will pass out within 24 hours
I think i may have a slight caffeine overdose. in the last two nights i have drank close to 10-12 cups of pretty strong coffee. i have been sitting here feeling completely uneasy like soemthing is wrong and paranoid, my symptoms match up with paranoia. after doing some research online i have seen that caffeine does this to a person.. is there any way to help these effects? i do not feel sick, but there is no way i am going to be able to sleep ( i did not sleep last night because i have so many exams for school) i feel uneasy and paranoid and i do not want to talk to people. what is a way to make that go away.. is that a mild overdose?
  Caffeine destroys your water soluble vitamins, so you need to replace them. The B complex is most important in helping your nerves calm down. Eat a few bites of food (toast is fine) with a B-complex supplement, along with a some liquid (or you'll be burping some really nasty smell). A warm cup of milk wouldn't hurt.
How much caffeine does it take to produce an irregular heart-beat or other caffeine related illnesses?
I just want to know the correlation between caffeine and irregular heart-beat and other related factors.
Nate B
  There are so many factors to consider. It is like any drug, it metabolizes, and therin lies the rub. Factors that effect how it will effect you include Age, Weight, health, condition of the liver and kidneys, hydration, etc.

A single large coffee contains about 4 espressos worth of caffine. An average 8 oz cup has about 40 mgrams. A person really should not metabolize more than 160 mgrams in a day and expect not to have health problems arise.

Because it is a diuretic, it will make you urinate more frequently, and flush your colon, thus it can easily lead to dehydration. Dehydration is usually first noticed by rapid heartbeat and dry lips, dark urine, etc.

It also invokes the flight or fight response in the brain and probably heardens the arteries. There is an article about this below.

Hope this helped you. Here are a few websites:)
Is there a sleep aid with Diphenhydramine Citrate (not HCl), but no painkiller?
Diphenhydramine Citrate works great for me (much better than Diphenhydramine HCl), but I can't find it without Advil/Tylenol mixed in!
  There's no reason one would work well while the other wouldn't. The likely explanation is that the NSAID pain killers are what you're really after. The pain killing and anti-inflammatory effects can help you sleep.

So far as I know, the only reason you'd actually want the citrate is if hydrochloride itself is undesirable. I doubt you'll find a diphenhydramine citrate preparation on its own in an OTC product.
Sodium citrate - cure for swollen ankles?
I suffer with poor circulation and often have swollen ankles. I recently had a bout of cystitis and bought boots 2 day course of med which consisted of sachets of sodium citrate. It was a two day course and not only did it cure my cystitis it also cured my swollen ankles completely! From what I read you should avoid salt for swollen ankles so why did this work, and is there anything similar on the market I could take safely?
Yes but why did sodim citrate work is what I need to know?
  You have read,"you should avoid salt for swollen ankles",well this is a partial statement.To complete the statement add.....if you are a hypertensive.In people with normal blood pressure,extra salt taken (as in your case) is not going to result into fluid retention and hence swollen ankles.
Is it safe to mix oxycodone and aspirin?
First of all I would like to say that there isn't any need for negative comments, I have a prescription for the oxycodone. I have a lot of back problems and this morning it was just killing me and I had forgotten my prescription so I took an aspirin. I'm very uneasy about mixing anything. It was around 12 or so in the afternoon when I took just one aspirin and it is now nearly 9pm so I was wondering, would it be safe to take the oxycodone now or should I wait for a longer period of time?
Emme Cooper
  It should be fairly safe to do so. Aspirin isn't prescription where all the big problems come in, that you have two different things working on the same problem and you can get too much of them in your system. If you are interested in pain free living I have the techniques to pass along to you that can bring you out of that pain world. It did me after 40 years of it. If interested, let me know and they will be yours.
Douglas B
  Emme, why not just have the doctor prescribe Percodan rather than Percocet? Percodna such as Watson 3551 has the opiaoid combined with the aspirin already.
?!?!?!?!?HELP?!?!?!?!/DO YOU KONW?!?1'?
Can someone who knows this possibly tell me? See I'm really curious if a nutritionist or someone would know which categories these ingredients should be listed under....

The ingredients are,,,,Carbonated water, sucrose, glucose, sodium citrate, taurine, glucuronolactone, inositol, niacin, D-pantothenol, pyridoxine HCL, vitamin B12, natural and artificial flavors, colors, caffeine....

Can you determine which categories they should be in?
The categories are,

~scorchess of energy (proteins, carbohydrates, lipids)
~Amino Acids
~STimulants and vitamins
~ or, other.

Do you know? Or any at all??
No wait, I meant can you break all the ingrediants down seperatly and put them in the right catergories?
  what is that from the back of a red bull can?
How long after taking excedrin should you wait before having a drink?
How long should you wait to drink alcohol after taking 2 Extra Strength Excedrin (a product that contain caffeine in combination with acetaminophen and aspirin )
  4-6 hours minimum.
What is Fioricet and was my dr right for prescribing it to me?
my dr prescribed this to me yesterday for my headaches and back pain.. im pregnant and having a "threatened miscarriage" and it says it has caffeine in it. I didnt think caffeine would b good for me? Also, a friend told me that all fioricet is is just tylenol is that true?
  It's is most certainly not "just tylenol" although the active ingredient in tylenol, acetaminophen, is also present in your fioricet pills. You're right about it containing caffeine (helps with headaches to some extent, but not back pain). The tylenol will help with both the headaches and back pain to some extent as well. However, it also has a third ingredient, butabital. Butabital is a barbiturate. Basically, this slows your body down a bit, suppresses your pain, relaxes you, helps to do away with any anxiety you might be feeling. This may sound wonderful, and it will probably feel pretty good, but be careful not to take more than prescribed because you can become addicted to it. Enjoy the pleasantries, but don't get to used to them because you won't have them anymore once you're feeling better. It wouldn't hurt to ask your doctor if you could be on something a little weaker, caffeine and butabital aren't great for the baby, but shouldn't be too awful. If you can manage the pain, just taking tylenol every now and then when it's at it's worst would be preferable.

Good luck!
sildenafil citrate & herbal tablets?
what are the sildenafil citrate tables i can get in local medical shop, Pls advice..Also let me know the herbal tablests avilibile for erectile dysfunction
  Well, according to it is the generic name of Revatio, which "is used to treat high blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary arterial hypertension), with the goal of improving exercise ability. The drug works by helping the blood vessels of the lungs relax so that blood and oxygen can flow more freely. Revatio contains the same generic ingredient as Viagra."

It's not an herbal tablet, it is specifically a drug... but I think it's funny that the description is almost the exact same description as L-Arginine (a natural Amino Acid).
Was it safe to mix migraine meds with my prescription meds?
I'm prescribed to low doses of zoloft and seroquel. Zoloft in the morning, seroquel at night. I had a terrible headache earlier and took 1 migraine relief caplet that contains acetaminophen, aspirin, and caffeine. I haven't taken my nightly dose of seroquel yet. What should I do? and is this a safe combination?
does diet snapple hydrate, or dehydrate the body?
peach tea ..and raspberry tea...and cranberry raspberry tea..
i know that water is the best hydrating thing to drink, but i was wondering if Snapple, and/or Diet Snapple, hydrates or dehydrates the body..cuz I heard that tea dehydrates..the only chemicals in the tea (snapple) is filtered water, citric acid, tea, natural flavors, aspartame, and potassium citrate, malic acid..

there is no caffeine in it.
Jay babe
  tea would have to be fairly strong to dehydrate your body, and snapple tea is not that strong.
so it's hydrating.
Use & success of sildenafil citrate in PAH/PPH patients?
My wife suffering from PPH/PAH with RVH since 1980. She was on Nefidepine 20mg retard BD + Lasilactone 1 tab daily.
Last week her Cadiologist started sildenafil citrate 25mg BD & will increase to TDS dose of 25mg + Nifedipine20mg BD + Asprine 150mg 1 tab.
  Primary Pulmonary Hypertension News

CoTherix Initiates Trial of Ventavis in Combination With Sildenafil for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CoTherix, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRX) today announced the initiation of a Phase III trial of Ventavis(R) (iloprost) Inhalation Solution in combination with sildenafil citrate. The trial will evaluate the safety and efficacy of Ventavis in combination with sildenafil for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The trial will also include an arm to explore the efficacy of less frequent Ventavis dosing as suggested by peer-reviewed publications.

The clinical trial, called VISION (Ventavis Inhalation with Sildenafil to Improve and Optimize Pulmonary Arterial HypertensioN), is a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, in which approximately 180 PAH patients treated with a stable dose of oral sildenafil, a PDE-5 inhibitor, will be randomized to one of three treatment groups for 16 weeks: Ventavis four doses per day; Ventavis six doses per day or placebo. The primary clinical endpoint of the trial is an increase in the distance walked in six minutes. Improvement in New York Heart Association functional class, a delay in clinical deterioration, hemodynamics and safety will also be evaluated.

About Ventavis

Ventavis is approved and marketed in the United States for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (WHO Group I), a highly debilitating and potentially fatal disease characterized by high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries of the lungs, in patients with NYHA Class III or IV symptoms. Ventavis was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on December 29, 2004, and is marketed in the United States by CoTherix, Inc.

Ventavis Safety Information

In previous clinical studies of Ventavis monotherapy, common adverse reactions due to Ventavis included: vasodilation (flushing, 27%), cough (39%), headache (30%), flu syndrome (14%), nausea (13%), jaw pain (12%), hypotension (11%), insomnia (8%) and syncope (8%); other serious adverse events reported with the use of Ventavis included congestive heart failure, chest pain, supraventricular tachycardia, dyspnea, peripheral edema, and kidney failure. Safety trends in patients receiving the combination of bosentan and Ventavis were consistent with those described with Ventavis monotherapy. Vital signs should be monitored while initiating Ventavis. Dose adjustments or a change in therapy should be considered if exertional syncope occurs. Ventavis should not be initiated in patients with systolic blood pressure lower than 85 mm Hg. Stop Ventavis immediately if signs of pulmonary edema occur. Ventavis has not been evaluated in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), severe asthma, or with acute pulmonary infections.

About CoTherix, Inc.

CoTherix, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on licensing, developing and commercializing therapeutic products for the treatment of cardiopulmonary and other chronic diseases, including PAH. CoTherix and the CoTherix logo are trademarks of CoTherix, Inc. Ventavis is a registered trademark of Schering AG. More information can be found at or

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements in this press release include statements regarding expectations, beliefs, hopes, goals, intentions, initiatives or strategies, including statements regarding the potential safety and efficacy of combination therapy to treat PAH (such as the combined use of Ventavis and sildenafil), the efficacy of less frequent Ventavis dosing, and the size and design of the VISION trial. All forward- looking statements included in this press release are based upon information available as of the date hereof, and CoTherix does not assume any obligation to update any such forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The results of initial clinical trials do not necessarily predict the results of later-stage clinical trials. Product candidates in later stages of clinical trials may fail to show the desired safety and efficacy despite having progressed through initial clinical trials. CoTherix cannot guarantee that data collected from clinical trials of any combination therapy or less frequent dosing will be sufficient to support FDA or other regulatory approval, or that CoTherix will seek any such approval. Events could differ materially from expectations. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of CoTherix's most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
does chlorzoxazone contain aspirin?
I am deathly allergic to aspirin. does chlorzoxazone contain aspirin?
Ask Away
  Therapeutic Categories

Skeletal Muscle Relaxant


Reasons not to take this medicine

If you have an allergy to chlorzoxazone or any other part of the medicine.
If you have liver disease.


What is this medicine used for?

This medicine is used for the treatment of pain caused by muscular-skeletal injury. It is used in combination with rest, physical therapy, pain medicine, and other therapies.


How does it work?

How chlorzoxazone works is not known, but it does work through the nervous system.
does lomotil and bismuth subsalicylate have aspirin?
do they contain aspirin?
  yes they both do,...
Is sparkling water better than soda?
I just picked up a bottle of a CVS brand of sparkling water in black cherry. I was wondering if sparkling water was the same as soda? The label says its caffeine, calorie, and sodium free and pretty much has 0% on everything. The ingredients are carbonated water, citric acid, natural flavor, potassium citrate, maltic acid, potassium, and acesulfame. I was wondering, is this stuff better than soda since there is no high fructose corn syrup or sugars?
thanks for your answers! you guys are great :)
  Yes they are great...

Since I don't drink soda anymore they taste the same as soda to me now.

I used to be addicted to those drinks. The girls at school use those to chase vodka shots since they have no cals lol.
SpeshL BLenD
Sildenafil citrate question?

A few days back i took Viagra(sildenafil Citrate) for the first time. After Having sex i slept and when i woke my condition was very bad, I was experiencing Severe headeache which lasted for around 48hrs.

Anybody experience the same issue when you consumed viagra. What are the side effects of viagra. I m just 28, Can we consume this in long run.
Robert lang
  Headache is a recognised side effect of Viagra. Fortunately it is quite rare. At 28 you shouldn't need this drug. Was it prescribed? It can be dangerous unsupervised. Furthermore, contrary to popular belief, unless you have erectile dysfunction it does nothing to enhance your sexual experience! Don't waste your money.
Is this rash linked to potassium citrate?
I started taking Potassium Citrate 1080 Mg twice a day on July 5 at 7:00 pm. Around 10:00, I noticed 4 red marks on my skin. It doesn't itch, raise or hurt. I still have them plus a few more. I am not taking any other medications or changed my detergents or food. Could that medicine be linked with that medication?
What is this adverse reaction to cigarettes on the rare occasion involving nausea and profuse sweating?
This begins as I'm finishing a cigarette literally maybe 0.001% of the time and lasts about ten minutes during which I have flushes skin, drip sweat, and feel like I might throw up and am burning up. It has happened as rarely as once a year and as frequently as every time I smoke. Once after a week of torture I quit smoking cold turkey for a couple of weeks then started up again, cause I'm a young adult and figured I have years before serious health risks (except this whole feeling like death thing. I know I know) at which point I was perfectly fine. Other factors may include mild dehydration, excedrin (aspirin, acetaminophen, caffeine), and adderall. None of these have been involved every time except maybe caffeine. Also I'm pretty scrawny.

Obviously the cancer sticks aren't too good for me. The fact that my body responds to them like this worries me about a more immediate health compromising element.
I have smoked half a pack a day for years and it just happened last night for the first time in over six months. When I say burning up I mean sudden desire to tear off any shred of clothing and jump into a pile of snow. If I can't figure out what's going on I'm quitting the very next time it happens.
Olive Rad
  Nausea, sweating and dizziness are common symptoms when people are not used to nicotine. Headaches are also common.

Have you recently started taking any new medications? Nicotine is one of the most potent drugs known and it can mix with prescription drugs and have side effects. Check with your pharmacist regarding that issue if it's a possibility.

If you were a middle-aged woman, that 'burning up' sounds like a hot flash you were experiencing, and the other symptoms fit as well.
What is the best brand of calcium citrate supplement? The one the bones absorbs best?
I'm looking for a brand that's available online.
I have osteoporosis. I want to replace my calcium carbonate with calcium citrate, because it's better absorbed. The ideal supplement would also include vitamin D, I suppose.
  You are correct. Citrical with vitamin D is good. You may want to take a separate vitamin D tablet to get that up to 1000 IU daily.
Does Toradol have any aspirin in it?
I'm getting my tonsils taken out in a few days, so I'm not aloud any aspirin products. But all I have for pain is Toradol and Hydrocodone. I have a painful birth defect. Thanks for the help.
  You need to call your doctor's office to double-check, but I don't think you should be taking toradol before a surgery. Hydrocodone should be OK. Toradol is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID), and NSAIDs and aspirin can lead to increased bleeding during surgery.
Can anyone agree on ewhat is the best calcium suppliment? calcium carbonate, vs Calcium Citrate or other kinds
whats the difference between Calcium Citrate, and Calcium carbonate? There are more types of calcium as well including coral calcium, which ones work and which ones do not? They all need vitamins D and K to be effective?
Natalie A
  Calcium carbonate is used in antacids . It makes you have a lot of gas/belching and the most common side effect is constipation. If you take vit D or eat milk products with calcium carbonate you can give yourself milk alkili syndrome (headache, pee a lot, not hungry, nausea, vomiting, fatigue). So, I don't think I would take that one.
Is it safe to take an aspirin while on atenolol?
My doctor put me on atenolol to control my blood pressure. I take half a tablet before I go to bed. Is it ok to take an aspirin?
Colt M
  Many, many people who take all kinds of blood pressure medications also take a baby aspirin daily to protect their heart. If you do this, do not use additional aspirin for pain - too much aspirin can cause bleeding problems. You should have discussed this with your doctor who knows your risk factors and can ease your mind as to whether you need daily aspirin therapy or not.
Is famotidine related to aspirin?
I need something to calm my stomach and Pepto has aspirin in it, which I cannot take. Pepcid has famotidine in it, which i have no clue what it is because I know nothing about medicine.
  Famotidine, or Pepcid, is a medication that helps control the amount of acid in your stomach. It does not contain aspirin, and it isn't related to it. You should be alright taking it as long as you follow the directions on the bottle or box.
Does famotidine have aspirin in it?
or is it an aspirin like product?
Can anyone agree on what is the best calcium supplement? calcium carbonate, vs Calcium Citrate or other kinds?
Whats the difference between Calcium Citrate, and Calcium carbonate? There are more types of calcium as well including coral calcium, which ones work and which ones do not? They all need vitamins D and K to be effective?
  If you are short on cash the best is the cheapest. I take a store brand multivitamin for the vitamin D and a store brand generic anti-acid I take the vitamin as directed and the anti-acid two tabs 2x a day. It is about 5x cheaper than a name brand calcium with vitamin D in it. The store brand I generally use is Wal-Marts
Royce Ann M
Is there any harm in taking bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto Bismol) 262 mg. tablet a few times a week?
I am kind of addicted to them, because I hate having diarrhea so much that at the first sign of a very loose stool, I take Pepto. My bf is worried that this may be bad for me or cause bad side effects. Does anyone know?
Okay, addicted may have been too strong a word. I do try to watch my diet, also, so as not to have digestive upsets in the first place. I was already taking a baby aspirin a day, though, so whoever said there is aspirin in Pepto has given me something to think about.
Okay, addicted may have been too strong a word. I do try to watch my diet, also, so as not to have digestive upsets in the first place. I was already taking a baby aspirin a day, though, so whoever said there is aspirin in Pepto has given me something to think about.
Oghma Gem
  first of all do you know the cause of your disarrah if so attack that cause first. eat healthy. if you follow the package directions you should be ok but through time it can affect your organs as do all medications they can affect your filtering organs such as your liver. so be cautious and don't over do it. any thing you do too much of is not too good especially medications if you go to your doctor he can take a stool and blood sample and then give you something specific for your problem. so i caution you. good luck coping with your annoying symptom.
what is the difference between magnesium oxide and magnesium citrate?
my doc suggested i take 300mg magnesium oxide caps 2-3 times a day. i bought some great magnesium caps but realize now that they are magnesium citrate not oxide. this is for chronic constipation.
  I'm surprised you haven't gotten an answer yet. There isn't much of a difference when you really look at it... they are both Magnesium. The only difference is obviously the Oxide vs the Citrate, but what that means is just how easily your body can absorb it.
The detail behind that is that the body doesn't absorb pure minerals (like Magnesium) very efficiently, so they are bonded with another molecule (like the Oxide or Citrate in this example) that the body absorbs easier. When the body absorbs that "other molecule", the Magnesium just gets sucked along with it. That's why you don't see just "Magnesium" or just "Calcium" in the ingredients in a product... there will always be another molecule listed with it.
You should have no problem taking the Citrate instead of the Oxide. Oh, and adding some fiber to your diet and drinking enough water daily should help your constipation, too. Good luck and I hope I helped!
Is it ok for women to use aspirin sometimes for pain or daily for heart attack prevention if they have an IUD?
I know aspirin increases the risk of bleeding, and IUD use increases bleeding - so???
  I dont think these two correlate at all but there ARE alternative blood thinning herbs that would be a better choice. Aspirin does not "increase" bleeding, what it does is "thin" the blood so that it flows more quickly through the system.
As far as the IUD and increased bleeding, this is normal.
i have my semen analysis as 26 million & 10 % motility.Recommended to take clomiphene citrate 25mg 3 months?
1)I would like to know whether taking clomiphene citrate 25mg for 3 months will increase my sperm count and motility so that i can concieve my wife.
2)I hear that this medicine is given for women to increase ovulation is it right to have it by men.
I am also asked to take vitamin tablets for C,E and Bcomplex.
3)Is it right to have folic acid and zinc added to it.
any other care to be taken
  Please stop that treatment NOW!

Clomiphene is used as a fertility medicine in some women who are unable to become pregnant.

There are no adequate or well-controlled studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of clomiphene citrate tablets USP in the treatment of MALE infertility. In addition, testicular tumors and gynecomastia have been REPORTED in males using clomiphene. The cause and effect relationship between reports of testicular tumors and the administration of clomiphene citrate tablets USP is not known.

Ninety unselected male patients with infertility were treated with clomiphene citrate, 25 mg/day, taken on 20 consecutive days each month for a period of 3 to 12 months. The patients were divided into two groups according to sperm counts. In 39 cases of oligozoospermia with sperm counts above 10 million/ml, six pregnancies were obtained (15.4%) while a significant improvement of sperm counts occurred in 22 cases (56.4%). On the other hand, in 51 cases with azoospermia or oligozoospermia below 10 million/ml only three pregnancies occurred (5.9%) and two patients (3.9%) had significantly improved sperm counts. The indications and form of administration of clomiphene citrate are commented upon.

I don't know the exact reason your doctor gave you that drug, but for your disease there are many others drugs more specific and SURE!!
Please talk with your doctor again or choose another different one!
pt was discharged from hospital after recovery from a stroke he had while taking Plavix.?
his physician has started him on Aggrenox. as you begin to ring up his prescription, along with a bottle of aspirin, he looks at the pt information sheet and says, " i didn't know this had aspirin in it. you can delete that from my order." you alert the pharmacist. What do you expect the pharmacist will explain to the pt about this medication?
agnes s
  Is this a test question?

Aspirin potentiates plavix.
Debra B
whats the difference between soma and norflex?
orphenadrine is norflex

i dont know the dosage of soma i had .

is it as good as soma
  Soma (carisoprodol) is far superior. It relaxes both the skeletal and smooth muscles. For example, if you have back spasms, Soma will relax the skeletal muscles involved. If you have intestinal spasms, Soma relaxes the smooth muscles.

Soma comes in 350mg tablets. It is metabolized in the body to meprobamate, which is a tranquilizer.
Which of these ingredients might make a person feel sick?
I have recently discovered that I am lactose intolerant, but I do not know if this is a primary or secondary condition. As such, I have started to take note when any food or drink triggers similar symptoms. After taking one drink of a Gazzu energy drink, my stomach started to cramp.

Obviously, I should avoid this product in the future, but do any of the ingredients in this product have a history of producing issues with any part of the population? The ingredients listed on the can are: carbonated water, sucrose, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, sodium citrate, potassium benzoate, natural flavor, yellow 6, taurine, caffeine, glucuronolactone, inositol, sucralose, naicin, d-calcium pantothenate, pyrodoxine hydrochloride and B-12 (cyanocobalamin).
V-Stat Villain
  The one ingredient no one thinks about it pesticides. We are so used to eating foods containing pesticides and the reactions are so common that no one thinks about them. Neither did I until became pesticide intolerant. Reactions to pesticides can pop up with one product or food at a time. In that one drink, there's probably collectively 20 different pesticide chemicals. Each different source food may have been treated with a different pesticide that contains many chemicals. Not a problem until a weak neuron reacts to them and the reaction become obvious, I've learned the hard way. I hope this is not the case for you. Other than that, I can't think of one thing in particular that could cause the reaction you had. Pesticide intolerance symptoms can be just about anything because they affect the autonomic neurons that regulate body functions and number of which there are at least a trillion. Good luck.
Susie Q
If you have a stent that is drug coated will you take plavix and aspirin forever?
Is it safe to stop plavix if you had a stent put in 2 years ago? My husband's Dr. wants to take hime off plavix and just have him take an aspirin daily. I disagree and think he should err on the side of caution and take both. Does anyone know for sure?
  Generally, you should follow your doctor's advice. However, it's a good idea to get a second opinion if you're not sure about a decision.

You might want to check out this site to give yourself some more information to inform your discussion with the doctors:

Hope this helps... good luck!
Would Walmart pharmacy cover their tracks in order to not exchange my medication?
Walmart says I was given generic fioricet with caffeine. I assume I was given generic phrenilin? Generic fioricet with caffeine is blue. Last month I had the pharmacy call the doctor and ask for phrenilin. They told me the doctor said it was alright.

All I know is that the bottle is the same as this month, but the pill I recieved last month were tan, and this month they are blue, and this month I feel sick from caffeine, and last month I didn't.

I have no idea if generic phrenilin is tan colored or not. I do know that generic fioricet with caffeine is blue. And I know I did not take blue pills last month, they were tan.

Walmart will not exchange them, and they say I was given blue pills last month.

My question is, does Walmart know they messed up and still do not want to give me phrenilin in exchange for the blue pills? Or do they really believe I was given blue pills last month?
I agree with the first answer. I will wait until the doctor can tell me what he said. I have no plans of taking this blue medication. I can't afford to refill it this month for another $50. I do not want the blue medication, but I am stuck with them. I agree that Walmart does not want to admit to their mistake. I am powerless, and will just accept it.
  What ever their reason is you need to contact your Dr to find out if this is correct. You can take the medication in to him and have him look it up (have you tried to Google these medications to see if you can find a picture of it and/or information on them both yourself?) in his PDR or even if that is what you were supposed to get. You also need to tell him what is happening with the new medication and see if he can prescribe you the medication you were taking with no substitutes accepted. With most controlled substances the pharmacies cannot take an exchange and cannot re-fill the prescription again without a new written prescription by your Dr. These are the laws governing this type of medication. I don't care for Wal-Mart pharmacies as though they are great on the prices, they have a lot of mistakes out of there, they never want to admit they are wrong on some issues, most of the pharmacy workers are sullen and bad tempered and they have had many law suits regarding their pharmacy practices. Just call your Dr and let him know your issues, that you are sensitive to this medication and need him to prescribe the old stuff again. This should help you feel better soon and any time there is a change in your prescription from the pharmacy, call your Dr yourself to let them know that is not acceptable to you or let the pharmacy know you were not written that prescription and no matter what your Dr may have said is "permissable" you want what was written or you will take your business elsewhere. End of discussion. Good luck in the future with this.
Is this a good multi-vitamin?
I am a 29 year old male in healthy condition

Hi Potency Multi Vegetarian Formula


Each tablet contains:
Beta carotene (provitamin A)......................10,000 IU
Vitamin D3 .....................................................400 IU
Vitamin B1 (thiamine hydrochloride)...................50 mg
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)....................................... 50 mg
Niacinamide ...................................................... 50 mg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride) ............... 50 mg
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) .......................... 50 mcg
Pantothenic acid (calcium pantothenate) ..............50 mg
Folic acid ............................................................ 1 mg
Biotin................................................................. 50 mcg
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)..................................200 mg
Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheryl acid succinate).....100 IU
Lipotropic factors:
Choline bitartrate................................................ 50 mg
Inositol .............................................................. 50 mg
Methionine ........................................................ 50 mg
Calcium (HVP* chelate) .................................. 125 mg
Magnesium (HVP* chelate) ............................... 50 mg
Iron (ferrous fumarate) ....................................... 10 mg
Potassium (citrate) ..............................................10 mg
Zinc (citrate)........................................................10 mg
Manganese (citrate).............................................. 1 mg
Iodine (kelp) ..................................................... 0.1 mg
Chromium (HVP* chelate)...................................25 mcg
Molybdenum (citrate)..........................................25 mcg
Selenium (HVP* chelate) ....................................25 mcg
Non-medicinal ingredients:
Para amino benzoic acid ..................................... 50 mg
Citrus bioflavonoids ............................................ 50 mg
Hesperidin ...........................................................10 mg
Betaine hydrochloride.......................................... 50 mg
Papain.................................................................10 mg
*HVP: hydrolyzed vegetable protein (rice)

1 tablet daily or as directed by a health care practitioner. Keep out of the reach of children.
  that is a lot of ingredients. da,mm
Gossip G
Stomach Problems?
a few months ago i would have a can of Vault soda and I would get remendous stomache aches. So I stopped drinking it and i havent gotten a stomache ache since. I drank a can of mountain dew today and my stomache killed! it went away and subconciously i just drank anohter can of mountain dew, several hours later, my stomache kills! i dont know why, it's never done this before! diabetes runs in my family and i read somewhere that certain blood sugar levels can cause stomach problems, i dont know how true this is? is there anything else in the soda that can cause stomach problems?
low acidity?
sodium citrate?
sodium bezoate(to preserve freshness)?

Please help! my stomach kills!
i eat a lot of healthy food and had about 40 ounces of water (a little less than six cups) and ate a healthy dinner so
  ask a doctor?
Soccer Dude
which dose of aspirin reduces the chance of heart attack and or stroke please?
I know i can just walk in any of the pharmacy and purchase aspirin, but i am convince that there's particular one for usage relating to blood thinning, stroke and heart attack prevention, please let me know!
  80 mg
Could these cause stomach problems:Metoprolol 10mg, Terazosin 5mg, Amlodipine Besylate 10mg, and aspirin?
This person is taking the above three prescriptions daily and enteric aspirin, and is having sever stomach problems and pain while swallowing. The doctor prescribes Prilosec. Any suggestions?
  These are low doses of 4 medications and they could definitely cause gastric distress, However, I would recommend you take Raitidine (Zantac), 150 mg tables, twice a day, instead of Prilosec.
How do you take an aspirin when you are having a heart attack?
They say to take aspirin if you suspect a heart attack. Do you chew it, or swallow it with water or what???
apple juice


At what age should you start taking an aspirin per day?
At what age should you start taking an aspirin per day? Any additional detailed information would be helpful.
  The American Heart Association recommends aspirin use for patients who've had a myocardial infarction (heart attack), unstable angina, ischemic stroke (caused by blood clot) or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs or "little strokes"), if not contraindicated. This recommendation is based on sound evidence from clinical trials showing that aspirin helps prevent the recurrence of such events as heart attack, hospitalization for recurrent angina, second strokes, etc. (secondary prevention). Studies show aspirin also helps prevent these events from occurring in people at high risk (primary prevention).

You should not start aspirin therapy without first consulting your physician. The risks and benefits of aspirin therapy vary for each person.

If you’re taking aspirin and you must undergo even a simple surgical procedure or dental extraction, you must tell the surgeon or dentist your aspirin dosage.
Does Caffeine decrease the effects of antipsychotic and psychotrophic drugs?(i.e Risperidone,Fluoxetine)?
My mother has Schizoaffective disorder and likes to drink caffeinated coffee and tea, she has deteriorated. I was curious to see if caffeine could be decreasing the effects of her medicine. The Risperidone is given in shot every two weeks. The Fluoxetine is in pill form once a day with Artane as the side effect medication. I am in school and would like to become a clinical psychologist eventually so this is also helping for my professional side also. :)
Thanks in advance!
  Caffeine is considered a psycotropic drug....and caffeine is considered to decrease the effectiveness of antipsychotics

One thing that may help your mom a lot is to ask her /her doctors to blood test her TSH (thyroid) which includes T3T4 and free T3 uptake, her sex hormones, including testosterone, her adrenal hormones , including norepinephrine, cortisol and DHEAS (write those down)
Then get a copy of the results ......and show them to a hormone expert like those below
The doctors below , are both hormone experts, an Md and a PHD psychiatric nurse, very familiar with how hormones effect 'mental illnesses'..........

If you understand we know very little about schizophrenia and its causes......for the most part using the heavy sedatives as drugs to sedate the person.........the healthy part of your mom, doesnt want this kind of sedation..or the levels of anxiety, or what ever she feels.........this is a normal healthy response,
she just is trying to balance herself out and is probably doing that based on how she feels, nothing bad bad intent....
The drugs are often very difficult to tolerate and their effects.....I think she needs a comprehensive evaluation and better drug management
I am deathly allergic to aspirin. does chlorzoxazone contain aspirin?
Ask Away
  So you know the brand name Its probably Parafon forte.
You can email me if you have any question. Im a nurse


Schedule 2

(and dosage form):


Each tablet contains chlorzoxazone 250 mg and paracetamol 300 mg

A2.8 Analgesic combinations and
A3 2 Non-hormonal preparations.

Data available from animal experiments as well as human studies indicate that chlorzoxazone acts primarily at the level of the spinal cord and subcortical areas of the brain where it inhibits multisynaptic reflex arcs involved in producing and maintaining skeletal muscle spasm of varied etiology. The analgesic action of paracetamol supplements that which results secondarily from muscle relaxation. Paracetamol possesses antipyretic action.

PARAFON FORTE tablets are indicated for the relief of severe skeletal muscle spasm and pain associated with such medical and orthopaedic problems as: sprains and strains, myalgias, torticollis, tension headaches, traumatic muscle injuries, low back pain, fibrositis, cervical root and disc syndromes.

PARAFON FORTE tablets are contra-indicated in patients sensitive to either component.

PARAFON FORTE is not recommended during pregnancy or lactation since safety in pregnant women or nursing mothers has not been established.
Dosages in excess of those recommended may cause severe liver damage.

The usual adult dosage is two PARAFON FORTE tablets four times daily.
Because safety and effectiveness of PARAFON FORTE in children have not been established, such use is not recommended

(a) Adverse Reactions
Occasional patients may develop gastrointestinal disturbances. It is possible, in rare instances, that chlorzoxazone may have been associated withgastrointestinal bleeding. Dizziness, nausea, lightheadedness, malaise, or overstimulation may be noted by an occasional patient.
Drowsiness can occur with the use of PARAFON FORTE and may be additive to drowsiness from the concomitant use of alcohol or other central nervous system depressants. Rarely, petechiae or ecchymoses may develop during treatment. Sensitivity reactions resulting in reversible skin rash or blood disorders may occur, but these are rare. Angioneurotic oedema and anaphylactic reactions are extremely rare. Rarely, a patient may note discolouration of the urine resulting from a phenolic metabolite of chlorzoxazone. This finding is of no known clinical significance. Infrequently, cases have been reported in which the administration of chlorzoxazone or chlorzoxazone containing products was suspected of causing liver damage. Several of these were subsequently determined to the due to underlying diseases rather than to chlorzoxazone (i.e. carcinoma of the head of the pancreas, carcinoma with hepatic metastases, cholelithiasis). The remaining cases had a clinical picture consistent with viral hepatitis or a medicine induced hepatitis. In all of the latter cases the medicine was stopped and the patients recovered. It is not possible to state that the hepatitis in these patients was or was not medicine-induced.
(b) Precautions
Store in a safe place out of reach of children.
PARAFON FORTE tablets should be used with caution in patients with known allergies or with a history of allergic reactions to medicines. If a sensitivity reaction occurs such as urticaria, redness, or itching of the skin, the medicine should be stopped. If any signs or symptoms suggestive of liver dysfunction are observed the medicine should be discontinued. Patients suffering from liver or kidney disease should take this medicine under medical supervision.
Do not use continuously for longer than ten days without consulting your doctor.
Consult your doctor if no relief is obtained with the recommended dosage.

In the event of overdosage consult a doctor or take the patient to the nearest hospital immediately. Specialised treatment is essential as soon as possible. The latest information regarding the treatment of overdosage can be obtained from the nearest poison centre.
Initially nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and upper abdominal pain associated with drawn, pale faces. Central nervous stimulation, dizziness or headache may be noted, followed by somnolence, lethargy or stupor. Early in the course there may be malaise or sluggishness followed by marked loss of muscle tone making voluntary movement impossible. The deep tendon reflexes may be decreased or absent. Respiratory depression may occur with rapid, irregular respiration and intercostal and substernal retraction. The blood pressure is lowered.
Liver damage which may be fatal may only appear after a few days. The chief biochemical changes noted in the blood are gross elevation of liver enzymes, some elevation of the bilirubin level, prolongation of prothrombin time and possibly either hypoglycaemia or hyperglycaemia.
Kidney failure has been described following acute intoxication.
Gastric lavage or the induction of emesis (ipecac or apomorphine) followed by 50 grams of activated charcoal given orally to decrease absorption is the best available treatment and should be carried out immediately. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.


Light blue, flat faced tablet, 11 mm in diameter, bevel-edged and scored on one face, hex-bevelled and imprinted "McNeil" on the reverse.

PARAFON FORTE tablets are supplied in screw-cap glass bottles containing either 25 or 100 tablets per bottle.

Schedule 2.

(and dosage form):


Each tablet contains 250 mg of the active ingredient chlorzoxazone.

A.2.10 Central nervous system depressants. Centrally active muscle relaxants.

Data available from animal experiments as well as human studies indicate that chlorzoxazone acts primarily at the level of the spinal cord and subcortical areas of the brain where it inhibits multisynaptic reflex arcs involved in producing and maintaining skeletal muscle spasm of varied etiology.

PARAFLEX tablets are indicated for the relief of painful skeletal muscle spasm associated with such medical or orthopaedic problems as:
arthritides, acute and chronic back pains, bursitis, fibrositis, myositis, contusions, disc syndromes, lumbosacral strain, lumbago, sacroiliac strain, sprains and strains, tendinitis and tenosynovitis, torticollis.

PARAFLEX tablets are contra-indicated in patients hypersensitive to the medicine.
PARAFLEX is not recommended during pregnancy or lactation since safely in pregnant women or nursing mothers has not been established.

Usual Adult Dosage
For muscle spasm: one tablet 3 or 4 times daily. The initial dosage for severe muscle spasm should be 2 tablets three or four times daily. If adequate response is not obtained with this dose it may be increased three or four times daily. As the condition improves the dosage can usually be reduced.

Usual Child's Dosage
One-half to two tablets (125 mg to 500 mg) three or four times daily given according to age and weight. The tablets may be crushed and mixed with food or a suitable vehicle for administration to children.

(a) Adverse reactions
Occasional patients may develop gastrointestinal disturbances. It is possible, in rare instances, that chlorzoxazone may have been associated with gastrointestinal bleeding.
Drowsiness, nausea, dizziness, lightheadedness, malaise or overstimulation may be noted by an occasional patient.
Rarely, allergic-type skin rashes, petechiae or ecchymoses may develop during treatment. Angioneurotic oedema and anaphylactic reactions are extremely rare.
Rarely, a patient may note discolouration of the urine resulting from a phenolic metabolite of chlorzoxazone. This finding is of no clinical significance.
Infrequent cases have been reported in which the administration of chlorzoxazone or chlorzoxazone containing products was suspected of causing liver damage. Several of these were subsequently determined to be due to underlying diseases rather than to chlorzoxazone (e.g. carcinoma of the head of the pancreas, carcinoma with hepatic metastases, cholelithiasis). The remaining cases had a clinical picture consistent with viral hepatitis or medicine-induced hepatitis. In all of the latter cases the medicine was stopped and the patient recovered. It is not possible to state that the hepatitis in these patients was or was not medicine-induced.

(b) Precautions
PARAFLEX tablets should be used with caution in patients with known allergies or with a history of allergic reactions to medicines. If a sensitivity reaction occurs such as urticaria, redness or itching of the skin, the medicines should be stopped.
If any signs or symptoms suggestive of liver dysfunction are observed the medicine should be discontinued.
Drowsiness can occur with the use of PARAFLEX and may be additive to drownsiness from the concomitant use of alcohol or other central nervous system depressants.

Initially gastrointestinal disturbances such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea together with drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness or headache may occur. Early in the course there may be malaise or sluggishness followed by marked loss of muscle tone, making voluntary movement impossible. The deep tendon reflexes may be decreased or absent. The sensorium remains intact and there is no peripheral loss of sensation. Respiratory depression may occur with rapid irregular respiration and intercostal and substernal retraction. The blood pressure is lowered, but shock has not been observed.

Gastric lavage or induction of emesis should be carried out, followed by administration of the universal antidote. Thereafter treatment is entirely supportive. If respiration is depressed, oxygen and artificial respiration should be employed and a patent airway assured by the use of an oropharyngeal airway or endotracheal tube. Hypotension may be counteracted by the use of dextran plasma, concentrated albumin or a vasopressor agent such as noradrenaline. Cholinergic medicines or analeptic medicines are of no value and should not be used.

Orange flat-faced tablet, 10,3 mm in diameter, bevel-edged and scored on one face, hex-bevelled and imprinted "McNeil" on second face.

PARAFLEX tablets are available in bottles containing either 25 or 100 tablets per bottle.
Does Chlorzoxazone contain aspirin?
I am deathly allergic to aspirin, does Chlorzoxazone contain it?
Ask Away
  No. Chlorzoxazone does not contain Asprin.

The clinical properties of chlorzoxazone are as under -

Trade name - PARAFON® FORTE Tablets

Each tablet contains chlorzoxazone 250 mg and paracetamol 300 mg

A2.8 Analgesic combinations and
A3 2 Non-hormonal preparations.

PARAFON FORTE tablets are indicated for the relief of severe skeletal muscle spasm and pain associated with such medical and orthopaedic problems as: sprains and strains, myalgias, torticollis, tension headaches, traumatic muscle injuries, low back pain, fibrositis, cervical root and disc syndromes.

The drug is prescribed mainly as muscle relaxation and for other analgesic therapies.-
Caffeine, alcohol and anxiety medication, bad combination?
I recently was drinking, I had maybe only 2 shots of 25% melon schnapps at around 9:30pm, then stopped, Later that evening I was trying to stay awake but finding it hard, So at 1am I took 2 caffeine tablets containing nicotinic acid and thiamine hydrochloride, Later at 3 am I took my prescription anxiety medication that also has a sedative in it containing atomexitine hydrochloride, Anyway I went to sleep at around 3am and woke up at 4:30 ish and vomited. Surely this would be to do with the mixture of drugs and alcohol? Anyone know any more about the two drugs? Please serious answers only :)
  You should never take alcohol with medicine. It'll cause problems for you.
How long will it take a Goody aspirin powder to kick in?
About 10 minutes I took an aspirin Goody, for menustral cramps. I am aching really badly, and I need it to hurry up and start working. I am 5'6 1/2 - 5'7 and I am 125 pounds if my weight matters for it to work faster. Any tips on to relieving menustral cramps and breast swelling/ pain? Thanks so much, have a good week.
Christina:life is a candyland :)
  It takes about 20 minutes to begin relieving pain. In the meantime, a warm pack on the lower abdomen helps a lot. Good luck.
Is it alright to take Aspirin and Simvastatin at the same time?
Or on the other hand, is it alright to take Aspirin and Lipitor at the same time?
Ali N
  yes there is no problem.
Tamoxifen citrate/nolvadex - vision problems??????
Hi, been taking nolvadex (tamoxifen citrate) for gynecomastia, for a week and a half now, 40mg ED at first then 20mg. Yesterday I noticed tracers (moving black/translucent dots) in my field of vision and they have present all through today.

I have noticed some improvement with the gyno, and really don't want to stop the nolva now but I don't want permenant vision problems either. I only have full vision out of one eye as it is so I gotta look after my sight...

Can anyone advise? is this a normal side-effect or what? should I stop/restart maybe, or just stop altogether?

  Rare or unproven side effects of tamoxifen
Vision changes: Eye problems are a rare but possible side effect of tamoxifen. Years ago, when the doses of tamoxifen given were twice what they are today, a few women suffered minor eye damage in the cornea and retina (areas of the eye). A small study of women on today's doses showed an extremely low risk of such eye changes, and those changes went away when the women stopped taking tamoxifen.

There are no strict guidelines on follow-up eye exams for women taking tamoxifen. Some, but not all, cancer doctors recommend eye examinations every year. If you notice any change of vision while taking tamoxifen, have it evaluated by an ophthalmologist or optometrist (eye doctors who treat diseases of the eye) immediately. Your eye doctor will give you eye drops to dilate (fully open) your pupils during the exam in order to get a good view of any early, small changes. If changes are noted, you can discuss them with your cancer doctor to weigh the risks and benefits of continuing to take tamoxifen.
hecla 1
Poll on over-the-counter pain relievers...?
Which OTC pain reliever do you prefer to use or is most effective at decreasing your pain?

a) Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

b) Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin)

c) Naproxen (Aleve)

d) Aspirin (Bayer, St. Joseph)

e) Ketoprofen (Orudis KT)

f) Combo pills of acetaminophen and aspirin (like Excedrin)

g) Other - if you choose "Other", please list
Sigh... only two answers so far. I need at least 30 for this to be an even remotely legitimate poll.
Common Sense
  Ibuprofen for sure. For some reason extra strenght tylenol doesnt even work as good as ib does.
bRi!--It's a GIRL 3/4/11
Can you take bayer aspirin while on hydrochlorothiazide?
My mom has to take hydrochlorothiazide 4 her high blood pressure, but she gets headache's a lot. And we use Bayer Aspirin 4 our headache's, but in some poeple it can cause high blood pressure. So is it safe to take bayer aspirin while on hydrochlorothiazide?
  She don't have to live with those headaches if she doesn't want to.
Not knowing for sure where they are located, have her try this one for those that come from the back.
Place both her hands behind her head, the fingers on the muscle at the base of her skull. Pull into that muscle hard and hold. Now relax, take a deep breath and exhale and don't tense up any part of her body. Wait 30 seconds and very slowly start to look down until her head is extended all the way. Then release the pressure and let her head rest there for one minute.
If her head pain is coming from someplace else, contact me and I'll help her get rid of it wifhout the need for anything else.
Douglas B
Osteoporosis: would doing any of these things be counterproductive?
My wife's grandmother and mother have been diagnosed with ostepporosis and pre-osteoporosis. I encourage my wife to do adopt habits that I think would strengthen her bones and fortify her bone mass. But I don't even really know what actually takes place during osteoporosis. I was just guessing. Does anyone know what osteoporosis is? And will the following behaviors help?

-Supplementing her calcium by eating: dark greens that contain calcium, calcium carbonate (Tums or Rolaids), calcium citrate, orange juice with calcium.
-Drinking lots of water to stay hydrated.
-Supplementing her iron by eating: meat and red apples, bone marrow and soft bones.
-Improving her blood circulation by: exercising regularly to sweat, taking warm baths to sleep, consuming caffeine to compliment drugs when sick.
-Possibly taking martial arts training that builds bone mass by striking and breaking boards.

Is all of this helpful? Is any of this harmful?
  Osteoporosis is a breakdown in bone density. Basically it makes the bones go from being being fairly solid to like a sponge. Some of the worts areas of the body for getting osteoporosis are the vertebrae, the head of the femur (thighbone), and the thin bones of the forearm and shin (radius and ulna in the arm, fibula in the shin).

Most of what you listed would be helpful, but I wouldn't be so encouraging of martial arts specifically. Any form of exercise that is "weight bearing" will help. Things like bike riding and swimming are NOT weight bearing, so don't help a whole lot. Walking is, as always, the best thing.

If your wife hasn't already had it done she should get a bone density scan pronto. Even without the family history the scan should be done for the first time at 35, just like a first mammogram.
Question about Tamoxifen Citrate given to men after a vasectomy reversal...?
My husband recently had his vasectomy reversed and was given Tamoxifen Citrate (which is usually given to women to treat breast cancer) to "increase sperm production" by blocking the effect of estrogen. I was just curious to know if a medication such as this would increase the chance of having a boy (b/c it reduces estrogen) and/or increase the chance of having twins (b/c of the increased sperm production). This may or may not sound like a stupid question, but I was just curious on how this medication affects men.
Full-time Mommy
  I don't think it will have an effect on either the sex of a baby or the chance of having twins.

Re the effect of Tamoxifen c on men...
"Treatment with tamoxifen citrate and testosterone undecanoate improved sperm variables and led to a higher incidence of pregnancy."

From the link below...
"Tamoxifen citrate plus T undecanoate treatment produced a satisfactory improvement of total sperm number, motility, and functional sperm fraction after 3 and 6 months."

No mention of multiple births or the sex of the babies. Twins depend on a woman either releasing more than one egg, or that one egg dividing after fertilisation.
Sex depends on whether a sperm with a Y or an x chromosome wins the race.
Why you can not take Toradol if you are allergic to aspirin?
I know that Toradol does not contain aspirin.
  It is not just aspirin, but it is contraindicated with any NSAID allergy. This is heavy duty meds and you have to be careful. It is not to be taken for more than 5 days. I am including a link to a site that you should bookmark if you ever need to look up anything about a medication. is a great resource
Queen of the Dust Mites

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YuliyaMelnikova: @saverte you should take something without aspirin in it. Aspirin thins the blood so it's not the best for lady pains.
Raisins_Liasons: Caffeine is no match for vicoprofen. Why is that the only substance I have no tolerance for (caffeine)?
NetWork_15: If you have a lot of tension and you get a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle: "Take two aspirin" and "Keep away from children
sereneth: @kelvin7eo HAHA I'd rather take chi med rather than the prescribed potassium citrate omg!!
BMFRowe: @LMAW1112 Maybe I should try fertilizing it with SILDENAFIL CITRATE and the water thing ?! Hmmmmm...
Scoopaman: Was eating somethin that i didnt know had sodium citrate just now and couldnt finish it.