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Generic Name: PHENTERMINE - ORAL Pronounced: (FEN-ter-meen) Phentermine Oral Overdose
If overdose is suspected, contact your poison control
center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US National
Poison Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison
control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: rapid breathing, unusual
restlessness, fast/slow/irregular heartbeat, chest pain, hallucinations,
seizures, loss of consciousness.
Phentermine Oral Missed Dose
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it
is near the time of the next dose or late in the evening, skip the missed dose
and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch
Phentermine Oral Notes
Appetite suppressants should not be used in place of
proper diet. For best results, this drug must be used along with a
doctor-approved diet and exercise program.
Do not share this medication with oth...
Full Question: I take hydrocodone for stress/migraine headaches. I am currently breastfeeding my 6 week old son. My doctor told me to go ahead and breastfeed, and then take one or two tablets depending on how bad the pain is. I am wondering how long the medicine stays in my system? I don’t want my baby to get any of it but I know that whatever I eat or drink goes through my breast milk. They reassure me that it is safe to take these but does my baby also get it? Courtney. Answer: Dear Courtney; You didn't mention how often your headaches come; assuming they are only once a week or so hydrocodone with acetaminophen might be all right since they both have short half lives, which means that they leave the body pretty quickly. Therefore, if you just breast-fed (at least four to six hours after the last dose), that would mean there was very little medication left in your milk. The same would be true for migraine specific medications like triptans, especially...
Earlier this month, the FDA's Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee overwhelmingly voted against recommending approval of Zohydro ER, an extended-release version of hydrocodone. If approved, Zohydro ER would have been the first hydrocodone medication available that did not also contain a non-opioid analgesic such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
While the FDA does not have to follow the recommendation of its advisory committee, it usually does. The final determination is expected to be made by March 1, 2013.
Despite the fact that Zohydro ER was studied in nearly 1,500 patients––some for as long as a year––and found to be generally safe and well-tolerated with no new or unexpected safety problems, panel members expressed concerns with potential abuse, addiction and long-term safety.
It was noted that the manufacturer didn't offer any solution as to how they would limit unintended use other than the already tight distributio...
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