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crohnieonthego
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   Posted 12/13/2007 8:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I was reading through some posts on here and some of the medications people are on i have not really heard much about i was wondering what you all think if there is a difference between treatments in the states and in canada (thats where i am from) or if it is just based on the persons situation. It makes it difficult to determine because i am not sure where everyone is from i can gather in some cases from talk about ins. and such. maybe that plays a roll as well in what is covered etc...

what do you think...

pb4
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   Posted 12/13/2007 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm in Canada too, I know some meds go by one name in the US and a different name in Canada, but since I don't take any oral RX I'm not too familiar with them.

I think there's probably a difference in treatment from province to province let alone from country to country....even from doc to doc world-wide.

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crohnieonthego
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   Posted 12/13/2007 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah thats probably it.

I am still trying to sort everything out in my head, with this disease comes alot of research and remembering to do lol! but its like my new hobby.

pb4
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   Posted 12/13/2007 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Ya, a life-long hobby, one we could all do without I'm sure.

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stkitt
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   Posted 12/13/2007 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello,

This is Kitt and I agree, you may see a difference not only between countries but between regions of a country and medical centers.

I believe it is wise to make sure you are a well informed consumer. I know this does not give you the definitive answer you were looking for  for but I hope it helps in some small way. This is just my humble opinion.

Take care of you

Kitt


 
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ozonehole
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   Posted 12/14/2007 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
The anti-spasmotic drug hyoscine-N-butylbromide is sold under the brand-name Levsin in the USA, but is marketed as Buscopan (Buscapina in Mexico) just about everywhere else. It's really very effective if you're having a painful obstruction. It's much more useful if injected, as opposed to swallowing pills (nearly impossible if you're obstructed). Buscopan got me through some horrible episodes and I recommend it, but don't overdo it (with overuse it can have some side effects like inducing glaucoma). It seems to be ridiculously expensive in the USA (like $150 for a 5-injection vial, as opposed to $5 elsewhere).

The common pain killer acetaminophen (ie Tylenol) is called paracetamol in most countries.

regards,
Robert
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ivy6
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   Posted 12/15/2007 10:26 PM (GMT -7)   
What medications are you confused about, Happyhead?

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