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Subj: TID and BID
Date: 9/14/2003
My Grandmother is 88 and gets prescriptions from her doctor and I have heard of several pharmacies reading a prescription wrong and giving wrong dose on bottle, I want to be able to understand TID AND BID and take 1 or 2 BID OR TID. is there any literature you can send. Thank You.
Carolyn

AskDocWeb We can do a little better than that. There is an online source for finding out what those criptic abreviations are all about. You can look them up on Globalrph.com
TID means Three times daily
BID means twice a day


Subj: HairGenesis
Date: 9/23/2003
I would like to know if you have or have plans to research HairGenesis.
Thanks, David

AskDocWeb: We are currently collecting data on them. If you know someone using it, tell them to visit AskDocWeb.com and let others know how it works.
Answer update 5/25/07: HairGenesis is not recommended.


Subj: Thank you
Date: 11/5/2003
Thank you for your report (on Avacor). It saved me lots of money.
Anthony


Subj: Colitromin
Date: 11/13/2003
What is Colitromin. Is this the Spanish version of Amoxicillian? I have two bottles and can't remember what I got them for. Please let me know.
Bill

AskDocWeb: Colitromin or Ery-Tab is an antibiotic used to treat many different types of bacterial infections, such as tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, whooping cough, Legionnaire's disease, chlamydia, gonorrhea, skin infections, and others.


Subj: Feedback
Date: 12/31/2003
Simply speaking, a great site. Wish I knew how to thank you. I assume that patronizing your sponsors is the appropriate way?
Greg

AskDocWeb: Thanks Greg. There are three ways you could thank us:
1. Tell others about this site.
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3. Place a link to us on another (or your) website so others can find us.


Subj: Starving
Date: 3/17/2004
What causes the body to starve while taking dieting pills?
Audree

AskDocWeb: In general, diet pills raise your metabolism (so you use more energy and require more food) while suppressing your appetite. Some also block your body's ability to absorb fat.


Subj: Saved $500
Date: 7/18/2004
Thanks for your site! I feel I just saved $500 for the first year alone.
Joe


Subj: Side effects of xanaxs
Date: 5/16/2004
Has anyone reported lack of focus and ability to concentrate as one of the side effects of xanax? I have been taking it for about 8 years now or longer. I only take it at night to help me sleep. My doctor prescribed it for anxiety/ depression, one table 3 times a day, .25mg. I took that dosage for years, and not every night. Sometimes I would be able to go without taking it for several nights. I only have been taking it at night. I finally had to up the dose to two totaling .5 mg. and I usually have to take it on a regular basis now. Sometimes I even have to break another pill in half and take it to get to sleep. My head seems foggy at lot of the time these days and I can't figure out what else it could be. I know once before I was having problems using the bathroom when I first got up in the morning and my doc said that the xanax could do that. Also is it a drug that you should stop cold turkey?
Belinda

AskDocWeb: The side effects of xanax are drowsiness, light-headedness, sedation, impaired coordination, memory impairment, lethargy. You can not stop the drug abruptly because withdrawal symptoms and seizures may occur. Abuse or addiction is possible with this drug.


Subj: Thank you
Date: 7/27/2004
Thank you for your site, it is the first one to so accurately describe the range of reactions.
Rebecca


Subj: Codeine
Date: 12/25/2004
Do you sell codeine? Thanks
Jimmy

AskDocWeb: No, we do not sell medications of any kind.


Subj: Fastin
Date: 1/22/2005
I was wondering if this drug is the same as Fastin, how is it legal? I took Fastin with the Fhen- Phen combo many years ago, and it worked great. But Fastin was taken off the market for medical reasons, so is this the same drug that caused all those heart problems? Also if you are on anti-depressants, does this increase any side-effects?
LESLYE

AskDocWeb: We review many drugs on this website. Because we don't know which drug you are talking about we can only give a general answer.
If you mix any prescription drug with an anti-depressant, you increase the chance of, and severity of some side effects.


Subj: Adoxa
Date: 5/9/2005
I have been on Adoxa for about 8 months. About a month ago I started to feel a tingling sensation in my thigh. It would come and go. This past weekend I have noticed that it has gotten dramatically worse, and I have this feeling in my arms and legs. It's like the muscles are twitching. It's not a constant feeling, but its occurring more and more often. Is it possible that I am just now feeling the side effects of the drug?
Alex

AskDocWeb: Please get these symptoms checked out immediately by your physician, these are not to be ignored.


Subj: Directions on the bottle
Date: 5/15/2005
Your site says to take one cap in the morning and 2 in the evening. The directions on the bottle say to take one morning and one evening. Which one works best? Thanks
Peggy

AskDocWeb: That depends on which product you are talking about. Always read the label, package insert and follow the directions given by your physician.


Subj: Finger swelling and Bactrim
Date: 5/18/2005
I recently had a UTI and was put on Bactrim. At the same time, I noticed my right index finger had some swelling in one knuckle. It has been 8 days since the UTI and the Bactrim prescription and that knuckle is more swollen, red and painful to the point that I can't grasp very well with that finger. Could the 2 be related? If not what are some possible causes of the swelling and the pain?
Jennifer

AskDocWeb: The swollen knuckle has nothing to do with the Bactrim. If you were having an allergic reaction you would be having hives. Have your finger checked out by your physician.


Subj: Intoxilyzer 5000 breath test
Date: 6/14/2005
Will methylprednisolone affect the test results of the Intoxilyzer 5000 breath test for a dui? Thanks,
Stephen

AskDocWeb: Sorry, we have not heard of the Intoxilyzer 5000 breath test.


Subj: Potassium headaches?
8/26/2005
Can potassium cause severe headaches?
Richard

AskDocWeb: It is not listed as a side effect.


Subj: Adderall and ADD
Date: 9/8/2005
I have recently been diagnosed with ADD as a 46 year old. I realize now I've had symptoms of ADD all my life. My doctor started me on 30mg Adderall and my symptoms of focus and organization deficits are greatly improved; however I have developed joint pain after taking the medication about one week. The joint pain and stiffness are becoming more severe. I spend a lot of time outdoors and I'm not sure if the pain/stiffness is associated with Adderall, or might I have the early stages of Lyme disease? Is joint pain and stiffness a side effect of Adderall?
Deborah

AskDocWeb: Join pain was not listed as a side effect of this medication. However, you should know that Adderall is an amphetamine and it has the possibility of addiction. It is for short term use only. We suggest that you have your doctor check out the joint pain.


Subj: Hyzaar
Date: 9/27/2005
I am taking Hyzaar 100-25 and want to know how to get off of it and what side effects it has after long term usage.
Ursual

AskDocWeb: The Hyzaar is to keep your blood pressure under control. You must remain on it until your doctor tells you different. There are no known long-term side effects of using Hyzaar.


Subj: Ear problem
Date: 10/6/2005
Every time I get a cold my ears bung up for a couple of days towards the end of it. This is really annoying and never used to happen. What's wrong with me and how can I stop it happening again, or get rid of it when it does occur?
Lisa

AskDocWeb: This sounds like it may be caused by inner ear infection. Please have your ears examined by your physician.


Subj: Pindolol
Date: 10/6/2005
What is pindolol?
Michelle

AskDocWeb: Pindolol is a drug used in the management of some schizophrenic patients. It inhibits the metabolism of thioridazine so that the thioridazine stays in the body longer. Caution: The resulting elevated levels of thioridazine may increase the risk of serious, potentially fatal, cardiac arrhythmias.


Subj: Morphine
Date: 11/5/2005
Do you have any information on Morphine? I have chronic low back pain and have run the gamut on pain medications.
Tari

AskDocWeb: The most common drug for dispensing morphine is Kadian but you may not want to go there. Back pain is one of the side effects of morphine. It also has a long list of other side effects that are worth avoiding. Here's a partial list:
  • abdominal pain
  • abnormal dreams
  • abnormal thinking
  • accidental injury
  • agitation
  • amblyopia
  • amenorrhea
  • amnesia
  • analgesia
  • anemia
  • anorexia
  • anxiety
  • apathy
  • arthralgia
  • asthenia
  • asthma
  • ataxia
  • atelectasis
  • back pain
  • blurred vision
  • bone pain
  • bradycardia
  • cardiac arrest
  • chest pain
  • chills
  • circulatory depression
  • coma
  • confusion
  • conjunctivitis
  • constipation
  • decubitus ulcer
  • depression
  • diarrhea
  • diplopia
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth
  • dyspepsia
  • edema
  • euphoria
  • fever
  • flu syndrome
  • foot drop
  • gastro-esophageal reflux
  • gynecomastia
  • hallucinations
  • headache
  • hiccup
  • histamine release
  • hypertension
  • hypesthesia
  • hyponatremia
  • hypotension
  • hypoxia
  • insomnia
  • lethargy
  • leukopenia
  • loss of concentration
  • malaise
  • miosis
  • nausea
  • nystagmus
  • palpitations
  • paresthesia
  • physical dependence
  • pruritus
  • rash
  • reduced libido
  • reduced potency
  • respiratory arrest
  • respiratory depression
  • rhinitis
  • seizures
  • severe constipation
  • shock
  • skeletal muscle flaccidity
  • slurred speech
  • somnolence
  • stupor
  • syncope
  • tachycardia
  • tremor
  • unsteadiness
  • urinary hesitancy
  • urinary retention
  • vertigo
  • voice alteration
  • vomiting



Subj: Top products
Date: 11/15/2005
Hello. Can you list all top products that you and FDA considered that best for me. Thanks,
Lay

AskDocWeb: We're not sure what you want here. If you don't have to take anything then don't. If you are healthy then you don't need anything beyond good food and exercise.


Subj: Restless leg syndrome
Date: 11/28/2005
I have restless legs bad - wake up after 2hrs sleep in agony. Can you help please, doctors can't seem to do much. Big thanks,
Robbie

AskDocWeb: There is a new drug out for restless leg syndrome. It's called Requip, ask your doctor about it.


Subj: Prevacid
Date: 2/9/2005
My wife wants to get pregnant. She is currently taking Prevacid. How long does she need to be off the medication until we start trying?
Chad

AskDocWeb: All we can find is that it is not to be used while nursing.

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