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Teri16
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   Posted 8/3/2005 1:28 PM (GMT -6)   
With so many people today taking so many medications, it pays for all of us to be very careful, so that mistakes are caught before we take them!  Make sure that you know from the Dr. to the Pharmicist the following...
 
  • "What are the brand and generic names of the medications?
  • What does it look like?
  • Why am I taking it?
  • How much should I take, and how often?
  • When is the best time to take it?
  • How long will I need to take it?
  • What side effects should I expect, and what should I do if they happen?
  • What should I do if I miss a dose?
  • Does this interact with my other medications or any foods?
  • Does this replace anything else I was taking?
  • Where and how do I store this medicine?"
  • Source:  www.health.harvard.edu


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    heartangel
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       Posted 8/3/2005 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   

    also any OTC and herbal supplements  also interfere tooa nd so do some foods and  other things too such very good questions to ask and  reask so I do one thing I stay at one pharmacy where the pharmacist knows me and I know them and trust them  and they can answwer my questions even about my OTC drugs and vitamins I take too.

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    Teri16
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       Posted 8/3/2005 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
    More news on medications!
     
    "Mail Order Drugs Could Save U.S. Billions - Study"
     "Ordering prescription drugs by mail rather than at a store pharmacy could save the nation's insurance program for the elderly and disabled up to $86 billion over 10 years, a study released on Tuesday found."
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    Teri16
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       Posted 8/3/2005 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
    This is really some great news! 
     
    U.S. Drug Makers to Review Advertising Complaints
     "Drug makers will set up an office to review complaints about the marketing of prescription drugs, industry officials said on Tuesday as they moved to quiet rising criticism of glitzy commercials and magazine ads."
     
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    Teri16
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       Posted 8/3/2005 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
    How do you get your Vitamins?!

    "On the surface, it makes all the sense in the world: Since fruits, vegetables, and fish contain loads of healthy nutrients, why not isolate those vitamins, put them in pills, and gobble them up? And wouldn't more be better?"


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    "Action of Nitroglycerin for Chest Pain May Place Some Patients at Risk"

    08/23/2005

    "Durham, N.C. -- Definitive evidence to explain how the drug nitroglycerin relieves chest pain has resulted from a new study by Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators at Duke University Medical Center. Nitroglycerin relaxes blood vessels to boost blood flow, yet the mechanism by which the drug works has remained a matter of scientific controversy."

    http://www.dukehealth.org/news/9201


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       Posted 8/21/2005 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   

    Wanted to bring this one back up for it is so important with all of us taking  different meds or same meds but different dosages?

    Heidi


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