Medicines that expire

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Avatar n tn I was transplanted in Jan 2005 and started on combo therapy in approx april of that same year. If my calculations are right that puts me at 72 weeks. I only just recently became UND. I can no longer continue as I am too weak and am having a very hard time with coughing and shortness of breath. I informed my nurse co-ordinator that I havr decided to stop. I did that yesterday via e mail and have not heard from her yet. It's really not like I have a choice. I can not do any more.
688845 tn?1325185836 My ex-SIL worked as a medical transcriber and knew facts like that. So while something does expire it really just loses effectiveness over time. Since these are vitamins and not necessarily medications I would take them with OJ (helps the absorbency).
971577 tn?1304714866 I am only around 115lbs so that was a bit much for me. Then I got another prescription that was 100mg to take 2 times a day. Well I went to the doc about a month later & still had a UTI so the 100mg wasn't strong enough. 2 weeks ago I was giving a medicine that was 500mg to take 2 times a day. However, they are horse pills. I cannot swallow pills at all, not even a little aspirin so this is a bit of a problem for me.
148588 tn?1465782409 "While sharp overnight increases in the cost of prescription drugs have recently dominated headlines, critics say another pharmaceutical industry practice that has added billions of dollars to the price that consumers pay for their medicines continues unabated.
Avatar f tn It’s true that the cuts are scheduled to expire, but they will expire only if Democrats who control the White House and Congress fail to do what they’ve promised. Particularly misleading are the claims that "[t]he child tax credit will be cut in half from $1000 to $500 per child" and that "marriage penalty" relief will expire.
Avatar f tn Of course the kit was still reliable. Do you worry about medicines that you take that are not past their expiration date? Stop looking for reasons to be infected. Your anxiety is clearly getting the best of you. Anxiety is very often self-perpetuating and resistant to objective advice, and that is what I am seeing from your posts. And in that situation, answers to additional anxiety-driven questions do not help.
Avatar f tn if you do have liver damage, look at double dosing in the beginning. i beleive now that todays medicines are a one shot deal for cirrhotic patients. you have to throw everything you can at it.
Avatar f tn if he had a episode of sleep apnea. He did tell me if he hadn't been on that combination of medicines that my dad would still be alive. He also said in his opinion those two medicines intensify each other. I really do appreciate your responses and help.
304970 tn?1331429594 We was not making plans to conceive for at that time i was still on BC, So in my attic i have boxes of baby stuff that dont expire or would outdate, so when i did get preggo i was happy i had some things.
Avatar f tn Of course they don't pay that, but that is some hefty sum.
Avatar n tn I am in my early 30's and have had this sensation for many years without knowing if it was my heart, stomach, muscles, or what. It's a feeling that I find to be the most uncomfortable and I used to suffer from GERD, severe cramping & heart attack-like pains in epigastric region, difficulty swallowing & eating, problems with belching when needed, etc. I am sure you all know the endless symptoms this can create.
377493 tn?1356505749 This is one of those topics that has been on my mind for a while. I just cannot understand making the choice to not vaccinate your children. Now, I fully respect that every parent should make the decision right for their child, and I truly believe that the majority are acting in what they believe to be in their childs best interest, but I still don't get it. I look at it this way...prior to having vaccines available, kids died from diseases we are now able to prevent.
Avatar m tn My doctor said this is MILD-to-MODERATE right now and we can wait for one year before we start with medication (he said I can take Tenofovir and he also said there is some other tablet which is combination of tenofovir and something else (that Idont remember)). I wanted to check with some of the experienced and knowledgeable folks that if I can start with this treatement as I will have to continue it for a long time.
Avatar f tn My husband went through horrible withdrawal until he could find another pain management doctor. I told the doctor that we needed a pain medicine that we could pay for so that if the insurance stopped paying for we could still manage. I hope this makes sense. I agree with you that is is terrible that insurance companies get to decide what is allowed however I never want to be in the situation again, where my husband is going through withdrawal, we have a prescription and can't pay for it.
1301089 tn?1290670171 There are many things that can be changed to help people climb out of their current situation that would cost far less money. But to just cut them off, period is creating a society that I don't think any of us want to be a part of. Look at truly capitilistic societies where there are no social programs... much of the Caribean is like that. Jamacia is a country that comes to mind. You wind up with the wealthy and the destitute with no in between, and no hope of ever achieving more.
Avatar f tn My grandma was on this and I weened her off it- I think it helped with her thinking processes to be off it as some medicines (like that one) tend to have a greater accumulation in the bodies of older persons and can have serious consequences to mental clarity. Also, getting her cholesterol in better control with a statin and diet helped as well, as her cholesterol was over 300, I believe, before my dad moved her to live with me prior to her leg amputation.
Avatar f tn My doctor tried me on Vynasse (whatever the spelling - new one that starts with a V). I had a horrible time using that. I felt like a rabbit on speed. I wanted to get up and start doing jumping-jacks but since my legs weren't working at that time that wasn't an option. It took a lot of will-power not to just get up and try and run around. Then it would end, then a bit later it would start again. Horrible feeling for me.
Avatar n tn I keep all my meds in the cabinet above my counter, one place that is no access to my kids. After this fiasco I need to keep them somewhere else. I am hoarding one 10mg tablet for emergency. I don't know whether to cut it into four to provide four doses of very minimal relief from pain and w/d. Or to save it for one dose of complete relief of pain when I can't stand it anymore. I have tons of meds to ease w/d, I have phenergan for nausea, lomotil for diarrhea, klonopin for sleep.
Avatar m tn I am not a doctor, but my father was a highly respected family physician. He was the one that told me that all the antibiotics, anti-histamines, corticosteroids, and nasal sprays that my top-notch local HMO doctor was treating me with might not work, because he’d seen them fail in many patients. The medical model of treating most diseases doesn’t always succeed with sinusitis, and he recommended saline solution for some relief.
475555 tn?1469307939 In the ten years that I have been active in this field (6 of them involved with NVHR), I have yet to find more than passing interest in viral hepatitis prevention and education among the legions of private foundations in America. That is not to say that there is no foundation or private money available to viral hepatitis interests, but it has been precious little.
429155 tn?1205676864 I am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well up until 38 months ago I had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
Avatar n tn Lucky for me I don't drive often because I fear that I would not be safe on the road. But there is one thing that I have been going through since discontinueing - even since I started coming off the drug - that is what has me extremely worried. In the past week I have gained 10 pounds...and over the past three months I have gained a total of 35 pounds. I don't eat terribly keeping my caloric intake to no more than 1700/day, not bad enough to put 10 pounds on in a week.
Avatar m tn I cite the case of BMS that invested over 1 billion dollar in a drug that went through a very promising phase II, only to write off the complete investment several months later. Now BMS is a very big and experienced pharma. THe corollary to this is that just because no big sum is invested in a drug does not mean it has no potential. 2. FYI, Replicor conducts their clinical trials in Bangladesh. Is it difficult to find investors in China?
Avatar n tn If we succeed in it I can say we are just fast forwarding our struggle to seroconvert in no matter of time...When there is a will there is a way...when we know that something that is going to cure the disease is available we should not waste our time and bang our heads discussing about Immune-modulators or Anti virals....I see so many people desperate to get rid of the disease...I feel it is time to take the steps leading to cure instead of struggling.....
Avatar f tn Then a doctor gave me Cremalax which is sodium picosulphate and also made me take cremaffin in addition and that is the only thing that made me have bowel movements. Of course at times I would have diarrohea as it was difficult to get the right dosage of the combination for me. In any event during this hell I was undergoing everyone thought my major problem was the inability of the rectum to relax and thereby pass the stool.
543518 tn?1245325627 I wouldn't say that you didn't know much about American politics. You summarized it pretty well.
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Avatar f tn Is there any over the counter medication that I can give her that will help with her vomiting? We love her so much and she loves us so much-my husband and I feel like we will know when she is ready to go. We went to grocery store yesterday to buy more food supplies and liquids for her, when we got home, there she was looking out the window-barking for us to hurry and come inside-you open the door and there she is - -so excited, still wagging her tail for us.
Avatar m tn Thank you for your lengthy reply. I tried to go back and read some of your posts since it sounds like you have a good amount of experience with HBV, and I am quite impressed by the thoroughness of your posts. Your dedication to helping the community is really quite touching. How long have you been trying to seroconvert? Viread offers a 5% chance of loss of HBsAg in 48 weeks while Baraclude offers a 5% chance in 96 weeks.
1160836 tn?1332333769 Hello everyone I think that this form will be very helpful for all that are on Clomid or that will start Clomid soon. Let me start by saying that I have PCOS and I have 11 year old daughter I have been TTC on and off the last 7 years but since I been married a year ago we been trying faithfully. I was on Clomid in Nov. 2009 I was taking 50mg 3-7cd I was told that I didnt O on this round and that I would need to go up on my next round.