To fuse or not to fuse, that is the question that comes before many people with neck pain. Fusion means that the bones in the spine are bonded together with a combination of metal parts and extra bone. Before deciding to do a fusion, a surgeon and patient must discuss the risks and potential benefits. The key word is "potential" because no surgeon can guarantee a complete "fix". In fact, some surgeries can result in a complete disaster. Before someone decides to have surgery, that person must be willing to risk getting worse. What are the risks for neck fusion surgery? Many common complications arise frequently like difficulty swallowing and speaking. However, the worst complications that happen four percent of the time are death and stroke. Four percent may not seem like a lot unless you happen to fall within the four percent. What are the potential benefits? That depends on the type of neck pain. There are two broad categories of neck pain: those with neck pain alone and those with ...
Generic Name: PHENDIMETRAZINE - ORAL Pronounced: (FEN-dye-meh-TRA-zeen) Bontril Slow-Release Oral Precautions
Before taking phendimetrazine, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to any other sympathomimetic amines
(e.g., decongestants such as pseudoephedrine, stimulants such as amphetamine,
appetite suppressants such as phentermine); or if you have any other allergies.
This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic
reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more
This medication should not be used if you have certain
medical conditions. Before using phendimetrazine, consult your doctor or
pharmacist if you have:
uncontrolled high blood pressure
history of alcohol/drug abuse
vascular heart disease (e.g., chest pain, heart
mental/mood problems (e.g., severe anxiety, bipolar disorder,
high blood pressu...
We're often asked questions about extended-release medications and how they are used. Following are the most frequently asked questions. Q: What is the difference between extended-release and regular medication? A: The active ingredients in regular medications are usually released within 15 to 30 minutes of when they are injested. Often they are prescribed to be taken three or four times a day. The active ingredients in extended-release medications are are released over a much longer period of time and are usually taken only once or twice a day. The mechanisms by which extended-release medications are released into the body vary according to the medication. If you want to know more details about the specific mechanism used in a particular medication, ask your pharmacist. The important thing to know is that the medication is gradually released into your body so that it remains at a more constant ...
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