New TRIMIX Prescription Rules

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geon
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 12/29/2007 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I went to refill my new prescription of TRIMIX yesterday expecting another three months of usage.
To my surprise and to my pocket book this was not the case.
 
Before leaving the pharmacy I looked at the 5cc bottle lable to read the specifics which on the expired lable stated COMP (compound) date, expiration date, who made the compound mix, Rx, etc.  The new lable stated very limited info such as the patients name, address, Rx# and prescribing physician.....no dates.  Interested in this change, I requested to talk to a pharmacist.  I asked why these changes and commented that there ought to be at least an expiration date. He also thought there should be such info and proceeded to look at the bottle label, gave up and walked off.  In the next few seconds, the pharmacist that actually made the compound asked if he could help me.  I repeated my concerns and his reply was as follows.  The (FED) gonernment now stipulates that a compound date and expiration date not be shown on any lable.  The only date allowed to be shown is the last filled date.  I asked, then how does the consumer know how long to use this product?  Pharmacist responded with - officially he was restricted to tell the customer that the compound "sterility" was only good for one month.  However he said, off the record, the compound "stability" was good for three months as I had been using when kept refrigerated.
 
I was confused and asked more questions.  Apparently the "Gov't" studies found that some patients had developed infections from compound impurities developed from needles entering and leaving the compound mix.  So, reused needles, dirty needles, improper practices I responded?
Multiple needle contact with the compound was found to "possibly" cause the impurities. 
 
He told me officially he was restricted to say the compound was only good for 30 days because of sterility concerns, but unofficially he said that if I continue to take normal precautions the compound stability is still good for three months and suggested that I use my judgement.
 
I am going to continue with the three month schedule unless I find a change in my erection performance.   I thought you might be interested in the new ruling.
Geon
64 years old 100307; healthy; active,
married 41 years, good strong erections before surgery.
DaVinci Prostate Removal February 5, 2007
2/12 samples malignant.
Catheter removal 2/13.
Viagra 25mg every other day from 2/14 to 5/12.
Tried Viagra 100mg on occasion-no erections.
Incontinence almost gone after three months.
No pads, occasional  dribble.
Lavitra every other day 5/12 to 7/22.
Muse 1000mcg - no help (50% at best).
Cialis twice a week 7/25 to 11/6/07.
Vacuum pump daily/twice a day 8/2 and going - no help.
Begin Trimix injections, two low dose per week, 11/05/07.
Currently, vacuum pump and low dose Trimix twice per week each.
Trimix in office - 0.10cc.  Low dose set at 0.05cc
First drug induced erection 10/8/07....Wow!
Natural erections - 0 as of 10/25/07.
PSA's, three to date undetectable.  Thank God!
 
Geon


41diagnosed
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 176
   Posted 1/2/2008 10:43 PM (GMT -7)   
My pharmacist told me the same thing. Since I'm using a very small dose, my 5 ml vial will last some time...well, that is if I don't get addicted to it :) He told me it was ok past the expiration date. He also told me that it was fine out of the refridgerator for several days as long as it doesn't get above about 86 degrees, so not to leave it in the sun, a hot car, etc. Given I live in Chicago, not an issue this time of year, but was good to know since I travel a lot, and don't always have a fridge to put it in.
 
42 yo.
PSA 4.65
Gleason scores from 4 pathologies of the same biopsy with 2 of 12 cores positive for cancer (if this isn't confusing to the patient...):
 
1) both cores 3+4 (Weiss Memorial)
2) one 3+4 and one 3+3 (Univ. of Chicago Hosp.)
3) both cores 3+3 (Mass General Hosp.)
4) both cores 3+4 (Northwestern Memorial Hosp.)
 
 
9/17/07 - Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy Surgery at Northwestern Memorial in Chicago by Dr. William Catalona.
 
and the winner is...post op Gleason score of 3+4.
 
Good pathology report with negative margins, no seminal vesicale involvement, no lymphatic or vascular invasion, bladder and urethral free and tumor volume was 5% of 27.3g.  Amazing how something so small can cause such problems!
 
9/27/07 - Catheter removal...let the games begin...
 
 
 
 


41diagnosed
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 176
   Posted 1/3/2008 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
bumping to the top for Charlieo
 
42 yo.
PSA 4.65
Gleason scores from 4 pathologies of the same biopsy with 2 of 12 cores positive for cancer (if this isn't confusing to the patient...):
 
1) both cores 3+4 (Weiss Memorial)
2) one 3+4 and one 3+3 (Univ. of Chicago Hosp.)
3) both cores 3+3 (Mass General Hosp.)
4) both cores 3+4 (Northwestern Memorial Hosp.)
 
 
9/17/07 - Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy Surgery at Northwestern Memorial in Chicago by Dr. William Catalona.
 
and the winner is...post op Gleason score of 3+4.
 
Good pathology report with negative margins, no seminal vesicale involvement, no lymphatic or vascular invasion, bladder and urethral free and tumor volume was 5% of 27.3g.  Amazing how something so small can cause such problems!
 
9/27/07 - Catheter removal...let the games begin...
 
 
 
 

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