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Doxycycline Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your medication Doxycycline Doxycycline is also known by the brand names: Doryx, Oracea and Vibramycin. Doxycycline comes in 2 different salt forms, hyclate and monohydrate. They are available in capsules, tablets, and an oral suspension. There are many different strengths available. Doxycycline is most commonly used to treat bacterial infections, acne, and rosacea. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, doxycycline is usually taken by mouth with or without food twice a day. Take doxycycline with 8 ounces of water, and sit up for at least 30 minutes after taking to reduce the risk of esophageal irritation and ulceration. If upset stomach occurs, take doxycycline with food. Do not take Pepto-Bismol, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, multivitamins or antacids within 2 hours of taking doxycycline. If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Some common side effects with doxycycline include common cold, upset stomach, acid reflux, and loose stools. Some less common side effects include stuffy nose, headache, increased blood pressure and a skin rash. While taking doxycycline, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if: • You have signs of an allergic reaction (rash, itching, swelling, tightness of the chest, etc.) • You have an allergy to doxycycline, other tetracyclines, or any component of the formulation. • A color change in a tooth to yellow, gray, or brown, especially in children younger than 8 years old for this change in color will not go away if it happens. • You are on birth control as it may not work as well to prevent pregnancy. If you are pregnant or may become pregnant, do not take doxycycline. All forms of doxycycline including the liquid needs to be stored at room temperature in a dry place protected from light. Use the measuring device received from the pharmacist or doctor for the oral liquid. Shake the oral liquid well before each dose is given and discard any liquid remaining after 14 days. It is important to take this medication until the fully prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear.
UAMS College of Pharmacy Multiple Mini-Interview admissions process (MMI)
 
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UAMS Multiple Mini-interview (MMI) process used for college of pharmacy admissions The MMI consist of multiple 5 minute interviews that can range from traditional interviews, case based scenarios, teamwork and communication stations, or encounters with actors portraying patients or healthcare professionals. Multiple interview stations helps eliminate the bias (good or bad) associated with single interview encounters.
Olanzapine Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your Medication Olanzapine Olanzapine is also known as the brand name: Zyprexa and Zydis Olanzapine comes in tablets, orally disintegrating tablets, and injectable dosage forms. Olanzapine is most commonly used for: manifestations of schizophrenia, treatment of bipolar type I disorders, and mixed mania episodes associated with bipolar type I disorders. Olanzapine may also be used for nausea/vomiting from chemotherapy treatment, psychosis/agitation associated with dementia, PTSD, or for Tourette syndrome. Tablets are taken by mouth with or without food. Orally disintegrating tablets should be allowed to dissolve on the tongue without food or drink and should not be chewed or crushed. The injection is given as a shot into the muscle. Standard dosing of olanzapine ranges from: 10 to 15 mg per day to a max of 60 mg Some common side effects with olanzapine include: low blood pressure, drowsiness, headache, dry mouth, and weight gain. Some less common side effects include: increased heart rate, low blood pressure, abnormal dreams, confusion, behavioral changes, nausea or vomiting. Olanzapine use in adolescents 13 years and older may result in increased weight gain and sedation. Elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with olanzapine have an increased chance of death. While taking olanzapine remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you: • Have signs of an allergic reaction such as rash, itching, or hives • Have chest pain or a heartbeat that does not feel normal • Experience changes in mood or involuntary movements • Have seizures • Have changes in balance • Have thoughts of hurting yourself • Start to take new medications, vitamins, or supplements.
Nifedipine Medication Information(dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your Medication Nifedipine Nifedipine is also known as the brand names Procardia, Procardia XL, Nifedical XL, Adalat CC. Nifedipine comes in 10 and 20 mg capsules. Nifedipine also comes in 30, 60, 90 mg extended release tablet. Nifedipine is most commonly used for chest pain or pressure or high blood pressure. Nifedipine may be used for preterm labor or for Raynaud phenomenon. No matter what your doctor has you taking nifedipine for, nifedipine is usually taken by mouth and is safe to take with meals or on an empty stomach. Nifedipine should not be taken with grapefruit juice. Standard dosing of nifedipine immediate release capsules ranges from 10 mg three times a day to 30 mg three to four times per day. Extended release nifedipine doses range from 30 to 60 mg once daily. Some common side effects with nifedipine include flushing of the skin, swelling of the hands or feet, and dizziness/lightheadedness. Some less common side effects with nifedipine include a heartbeat that does not feel normal, nervousness, tiredness, cough/wheezing, and muscle cramps. While taking nifedipine, remember it is important to tell your doctor, pharmacist, or dentist if you have: • You have signs of an allergic reaction such as rash, itching, swelling, or tightness of the chest. • You pass out • You have a heartbeat that does not feel normal • You have muscle pain or movements that are not normal • You have new or worsening chest pain
Cefdinir Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your Medication Cefdinir Cefdinir comes in 300 mg capsules, 125 mg/5 mL and 250 mg/5 mL oral suspension. Cefdinir liquid needs to be stored at room temperature and shaken well before each dose is given. Use the measuring device received from the pharmacist or doctor. Any liquid remaining after 10 days needs to be thrown away. Cefdinir is most commonly used for bacterial infections. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, cefdinir is usually taken by mouth with or without food usually once to twice a day. If upset stomach occurs take cefdinir with food. If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. It is important to take this medication until the fully prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear. Do not take dairy products, antacids, multivitamins, or other products that contain calcium, magnesium, aluminum, iron, or zinc at the same time as cefdinir. They should be taken 2 hours before or 2 hours after taking cefdinir as they will decrease the effectiveness of cefdinir if taken at the same time. Some common side effects with cefdinir include upset stomach, and diarrhea. Some less common side effects with cefdinir include headache, skin rash, reddish discolored stools, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. While taking cefdinir, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you: • Have signs of an allergic reaction (rash, itching, swelling, tightness of the chest, etc.) • Are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. • Are breast-feeding.
Cephalexin or Keflex Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your medication Cephalexin Cephalexin is also known by the brand name: Keflex. Cephalexin comes in 250, 500 and 750 mg capsules; 125 mg/5 mL and 250 mg/5 mL oral suspension. Cephalexin is most commonly used for bacterial infections. No matter you’re your doctor has you taking it for, cephalexin is usually taken by mouth with or without food most commonly 3 to 4 times a day. If upset stomach occurs, take cephalexin with food. If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. It is important to take to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if your symptoms disappear. Some common side effects with cephalexin include upset stomach, and diarrhea. Some less common side effects with cephalexin include dizziness, tiredness, headache, itching, heartburn and vaginal yeast infection. While taking Cephalexin, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if: • You have signs of an allergic reaction (rash, itching, swelling, tightness of the chest, etc.) • You are taking probenecid. • Your symptoms do not get better or if they worsen. Cephalexin liquid needs to be stored in the refrigerator and shaken well before each dose is given. Use the measuring device received from the pharmacist or doctor. Any liquid remaining after 14 days needs to be thrown away. All other forms of Cephalexin are kept at room temperature, in a dry place.
Valacyclovir or Valtrex Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your Medication Valacyclovir Valacyclovir is also known as the brand name: Valtrex Valacyclovir comes in 500 mg and 1 gram tablets. Valacyclovir is most commonly used for: treatment of the shingles, genital herpes, cold sores, and chickenpox. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, valacyclovir can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. Valacyclovir should be taken with plenty of water. Standard dosing of valacyclovir ranges from: 500 mg daily to 2 grams daily Some common side effects with valacyclovir include: headache and nausea. Some less common side effects include: tiredness, dizziness, or possible skin rash. While taking valacyclovir remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you: • Have signs of an allergic reaction such as rash, itching, or hives • Are feeling confused • Experience hallucinations • Have changes in your mood or the way you act
Topiramate Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your Medication Topiramate Topiramate is also known as the brand name: Topamax, Qudexy XR, Topamax Sprinkle, Trokendi XR. Topiramate is most commonly used for: seizures and migraine prevention but can also be used for tremors, weight loss, and to help people stop drinking alcohol. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, topiramate is usually started at a lower dose and increase every week to a higher dose that will treat your symptoms. You can take topiramate with or without food. DO NOT stop taking topiramate at once. If your doctor tells you to stop taking it then you will go from your normal dose and decrease to a smaller dose every week until you are off the medication. Do not drink alcohol 6 hours before or after taking topiramate because it will increase its effects. Standard dosing of topiramate ranges from: 25mg to 200 mg Some common side effects with topiramate include: in women making your birth control not work, tingling in the hands and feet, memory loss, change in the taste of foods and drinks, feeling tired, dizziness, change in mood, weight loss because you don’t want to eat, diarrhea, fever, and upper respiratory tract infection. Some less common side effects with topiramate include: skin turning red, blurred vision, can’t sleep, having trouble talking or moving, hair loss, and muscle weakness Topiramate also has some rare side effects. If you experience anything unusual while taking topiramate be sure to tell you doctor or pharmacist. While taking topiramate, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have: • Depression or suicidal thoughts • Extreme dizziness or fainting • Not sweating during activities or warm weather • A big weight loss • Feeling very tired or weak • Change in eye sight, eye pain, or irritation • Any back pain, belly pain, or blood in urine (kidney stones) • If you are pregnant
Donepezil or Aricept Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your medication Donepezil Donepezil is also known by the brand name: Aricept Donepezil comes in 5mg, 10mg, and 23mg tablets as well as 5 and 10mg orally disintegrating tablets. Donepezil is most commonly used for treating dementia and Alzheimer's disease. It may be given for other reasons, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. No matter what your doctor has you taking donepezil for, it is taken by mouth with or without food once nightly at bedtime. If you are taking the orally disintegrating tablet, you should wash and dry your hands first, then place the tablet on the tongue and let it melt. If you miss a dose of donepezil: • Skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses • If you miss 7 days of the drug, call your doctor to find out what to do Standard dosing of donepezil ranges from 5mg to 23mg once nightly. The best way to store donepezil: • Store at room temperature. • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom or refrigerator. • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets. • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs. Some common side effects with donepezil include insomnia, nausea, and diarrhea. Some less common side effects include chest pain, headache, dizziness, fatigue, depression, confusion, and anxiety. When taking donepezil, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if: • You have signs of an allergic reaction, such as rash, hives, itching, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever • You have very bad dizziness or passing out • You have a heartbeat that does not feel normal • You have seizures • You experience heartburn • You have very upset stomach or are throwing up
Ranitidine or Zantac Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your Medication Ranitidine Ranitidine is also known by the brand name: Zantac. Ranitidine comes in 75, 150, and 300mg tablets. Ranitidine is most commonly used for treating or preventing stomach ulcers, treating acid reflux disease, and heartburn. It could be given to you for other reasons. It most commonly taken by mouth once daily at bedtime; however it may be prescribed to be taken more often. This medication can be taken with or without food. Ask your doctor before you take this medication with antacids. Standard dosing of ranitidine ranges from 75-150mg 1-2 times daily. Some common side effects with ranitidine include dizziness, headache, upset stomach, vomiting, constipation, and diarrhea. Do not take ranitidine OTC if you: • Have trouble or pain when swallowing food, vomiting with blood, or bloody or black stools. • If your allergic to ranitidine or other acid reducers When taking ranitidine, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have: • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as rash, itching, swelling, or tightness of the chest • Very bad dizziness or passing out • Feeling confused • Chest pain or pressure • A heartbeat that does not feel normal • Very bad headaches • Inability to pass urine • Any unexplained bruising or bleeding If you miss a dose of Ranitidine: • If you take this medication on a regular basis, take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. • If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. • Many times, this drug is taken on an as needed basis. Do not take more often than told by the doctor. The best way to store Ranitidine: • Store at room temperature. • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom or refrigerator. • Protect from light. • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets. • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
Hydralazine Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling.
 
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Your medication Hydralazine Hydralazine comes in 20mg/ml solution for injection and 10mg, 25mg, 50mg, and 100mg tablets. Hydralazine is most commonly used for high blood pressure, but can be used for other medical conditions. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, hydralazine is usually taken by mouth three to four times daily and is to be taken consistently either with or without food. Take it at the same time each day, and always take it with food or always take it without food. Standard dosing of hydralazine ranges from 10 mg to 100 mg daily Some common side effects with hydralazine include low blood pressure, flushing, chest pain, anxiety, chills, depression, dizziness, fever, headache, nasal congestion, constipation, diarrhea, or nausea Some less common side effects with hydralazine include trouble breathing, muscle cramps, anorexia, or any sort of rash. Do not take hydralazine if: you have coronary artery disease. While taking hydralazine, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if: • You have signs of an allergic reaction (rash, itching, swelling, tightness of the chest, etc.) • You become pregnant or breast feeding • You are really tired, dizzy, confused, are short of breath, or have chest tightness • You start taking new medications, vitamins or supplements
Sildenafil or Viagra Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your medication Sildenafil Sildenafil is also known as the brand name: Viagra. Sildenafil comes in 20, 25, 50 and 100 mg tablets. It is most commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction but can also be used to treat high blood pressure in the lungs and heart, Raynaud phenomenon, sexual dysfunction, and esophageal motility problems. For high blood pressure in the lungs, it is taken 2.5 mg or 10 mg 3 times daily. For erectile dysfunction, sildenafil is taken once daily 1 hour prior to sexual activity. If you are using for an off label use, consult your doctor on how much you should be taking. Some common side effects of sildenafil are flushing, headache, indigestion, eye disturbances, and nose bleeds. Some less common side effects are insomnia, dizziness, fever, back pain, UTI, diarrhea, nausea, skin rash or skin reddening, and tingling in the skin. While taking sildenafil, it is important to remember to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any of the following: • Signs of an allergic reaction (rash, itching, swelling, or chest tightness) • Trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, or change in eyesight • You start taking new medications, vitamins, or supplements • Your condition does not improve or you develop new or worsening symptoms • An erection lasting longer than 4 hours
Risperidone or Risperdal Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your Medication Risperidone Risperidone is also known as the brand name: Risperdal Risperidone comes in 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4 mg tablets. Risperidone also comes in 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4 mg dispersible tablets. Risperidone is most commonly used for: bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or for irritability associated with autism. Risperidone may also be used for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, Tourette’s syndrome, or for psychosis and agitation related to Alzheimer’s disease. Risperidone is usually taken by mouth once daily. Standard dosing of risperidone ranges from: 0.5 mg up to 8 mg per day depending on treatment. Some common side effects of taking risperidone include: sedation, drowsiness, headache, and weight gain. Some less common side effects of taking risperidone include: slow heartbeat, low blood pressure, dry mouth, and nasal congestion. Risperidone has shown increased death risk in elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis. While taking risperidone remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have: • Signs of an allergic reaction such as rash, itching, swelling, or tightness of the chest • Thoughts of self-harm • Changes in your mood or how you act • Shakiness or muscle stiffness
Meloxicam or Mobic Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your Medication Meloxicam Meloxicam is also known by the brand name, Mobic. Meloxicam comes in 7.5, 15mg tablets, and a 7.5mg/5ml suspension. Meloxicam is most commonly used for arthritis, but it can also be used for other things as well. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, meloxicam is taken by mouth once daily with or without food and with a full glass of water. Standard dosing of meloxicam ranges from 7.5 mg to 15 mg daily. Some common side effects of meloxicam include belly pain, headache, dizziness, upset stomach, loose stools, or hard stools. Some less common side effects with meloxicam include mood changes, shock, yellowing of the skin, and kidney problems. If you miss a dose of meloxicam: • Take the missed dose as soon as you think about it • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your usual time • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses The best way to store meloxicam: • Store at room temperature • Protect from light • Keep the lid closed tightly • Store in a dry place, avoid the bathroom and refrigerator • Keep out of reach of children and pets • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs Do not take meloxicam if: • You have allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs When taking meloxicam, remember it is important to tell your doctor of pharmacist if you have: • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever • Signs of bleeding, such as throwing up blood or throw up that looks like coffee grounds, coughing up blood, blood in the urine • Signs of kidney problems, such as unable to pass urine, change in how much urine is passed • Shortness of breath, a big weight gain, swelling in the arms of legs
Lamotrigine Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your medication Lamotrigine Lamotrigine is also known by the brand name: Lamictal, Lamictal ODT, and Lamictal XR. Lamotrigine comes in 25, 100, 150, and 200mg tablets, 5, and 25mg chewable tablets, 25, 50, 100, and 200mg dissolvable tablets, and 25, 50, 100, 200, 250, and 300mg extended release tablets. Lamotrigine is most commonly used to treat seizures and bipolar problems. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, lamotrigine is taken by mouth with or without food once or twice a day. Do not take this drug with dairy products, like milk or yogurt, or calcium rich juices. If upset stomach occurs take lamotrigine with food. If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. For best results take each dose at the same time each day. Extended-release tablets must be swallowed whole, do not split or break tablets. Use dry hands to take the dissolvable tablet out of the foil and place on top of your tongue. Allow tablet to melt, then swallow. Some common side effects with lamotrigine include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness, weakness, and constipation. Some less common side effects include a very bad skin reaction, headache, abnormal thinking, swelling of the arms or legs, and weight gain or loss. Do not take lamotrigine if: you have an allergic reaction like a rash, water retention, hives, extensive itching, or mouth ulcers to lamotrigine or any component of the formulation. While taking lamotrigine, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have: • Signs of an allergic reaction (rash, itching, swelling, tightness of the chest, etc.) • An allergy to lamotrigine. • A very bad skin reaction, it can cause bad health problems and sometimes death. Get medical attention if you have signs like red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever, red or irritated eye, or sores in your mouth, throat, nose, or eyes. Most cases have happened within 2 to 8 weeks of starting this drug, but some could show up as much as 6 months after. • This medication should not be abruptly discontinued because of the possibility of increasing seizure frequency. All forms of lamotrigine need to be stored at room temperature in a dry place, protected from light.
Buspirone or Buspar Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your Medication Buspirone Buspirone is also known by the brand name: Buspar. Buspirone comes in 5, 7.5, 10, 15, and 30 mg tablets. Buspirone is an anti-anxiety agent most commonly used to treat anxiety. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, buspirone is taken by mouth twice daily. Buspirone may be taken with or without food, if upset stomach occurs, take with food. If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Some common side effects with buspirone include dizziness, drowsiness, headache and nausea. Some less common side effects include nervousness, confusion, outbursts of anger, blurry vision and weakness. (Flash on screen this is not a complete list of side effects) While taking buspirone, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have: • Signs of an allergic reaction (rash, itching, swelling, tightness of the chest, etc.) • An allergy to buspirone. • Taken certain drugs used for low mood (depression) like isocarboxazid, phenelzine, or tranylcypromine or drugs used for Parkinson's disease like selegiline or rasagiline in the last 14 days. Taking this drug within 14 days of those drugs can cause very bad high blood pressure. • Any of these health problems: Kidney disease or liver disease. Buspirone needs to be stored at room temperature in a dry place. Do not store in bathroom. Keep all drugs in a safe place and out of the reach of children and pets. Thank you for watching and remember to tell your doctor and pharmacist about your health problems, all drugs including over the counter drugs, natural products, and vitamins for your safety before starting a new drug. Do not stop, start, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
Rosuvastatin or Crestor Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your Medication Rosuvastatin Rosuvastatin is also known as the brand names: Crestor Rosuvastatin comes in 5, 10, 20, 40 mg tablets. Rosuvastatin is most commonly used for lowering cholesterol and preventing heart disease. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, rosuvastatin is usually taken by mouth once daily with or without food at any time of the day. Be sure to swallow the tablet whole. Standard dosing of rosuvastatin ranges from 5 mg to 40 mg daily A common side effect with rosuvastatin is unexplained muscle pain. Some less common side effects with rosuvastatin include headache, dizziness, diabetes, nausea, and constipation. Do not take rosuvastatin if: you are or may become pregnant While taking rosuvastatin, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you: • Have signs of an allergic reaction, such as rash, itching, swelling, or tightness of the chest • Are breastfeeding • Have liver problems • Have unexplained muscle pain
Gabapentin Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your medication Gabapentin Gabapentin, also known by the brand names: Neurontin and Gralise. Gabapentin comes in oral solution, oral suspension, tablet, and capsule dosage forms. Gabapentin is most commonly used to treat seizures and painful nerve diseases. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, gabapentin is usually taken by mouth with or without food most commonly 2 to 3 times a day. If upset stomach occurs take gabapentin with food. Do not take antacids within two hours of this medication. If you take the capsule, swallow the capsule whole and take with a full glass of water. If you are taking Gralise, take with the evening meal and swallow whole. To receive the greatest benefit, do not miss doses. If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. If you have never taken gabapentin before, take your first dose at bedtime to avoid the feelings of tiredness and dizziness. Some common side effects with gabapentin include dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness, weakness, loose stools, nausea and vomiting. Some less common side effects include headache, abnormal thinking, swelling of the arms or legs, and weight gain. While taking gabapentin, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if: • You have signs of an allergic reaction (rash, itching, swelling, tightness of the chest, etc.) • You have signs of liver problems (dark urine, feeling tired, upset stomach, light-colored stools, or yellow skin or eyes • You have signs of kidney problems (unable to pass urine, changes in how much urine is passed, blood in urine, or large weight gain) • You have memory problems or memory loss • You experience changes in eyesight, are feeling confused, or experience shakiness, shortness of breath, feeling very tired or weak, twitching, muscle pain or weakness • To stop taking gabapentin because this medication should not be abruptly discontinued because of the possibility of increasing seizure frequency; therapy should be withdrawn gradually unless safety concerns require a more rapid withdrawal. Abrupt discontinuation with gabapentin has been associated with anxiety, diarrhea, headache, excessive sweating, sleeplessness, and nausea. Gabapentin tablets and capsules need to be stored at room temperature in a dry place. Gabapentin liquid needs to be stored in the refrigerator. Use the measuring device received from the pharmacist or doctor for the oral solution.
Levetiracetam or Keppra, Keppra XR Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your medication Levetiracetam Levetiracetam is also known by the brand names: Keppra and Keppra XR. Levetiracetam comes in 250, 500, 750, and 1000 mg tablets, 500, and 750 mg extended release tablets, 250, 500, 750, and 1000 mg dissolvable tablets, and 100 mg/mL oral liquid. Levetiracetam is most commonly used to treat seizures. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, levetiracetam is usually taken by mouth with or without food most commonly once or twice a day. If upset stomach occurs take levetiracetam with food. If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. For best results taking levetiracetam, take each dose at the same time each day. Short-acting tablets may be broken in half but do not chew or crush. Extended-release tablets must be swallowed whole, do not split or break tablets. Use dry hands to take the dissolvable tablet out of the foil and place on top of your tongue. Allow tablet to melt, take a sip of liquid, then swallow. Some common side effects with levetiracetam include increase in blood pressure, aggression, agitation, anger, anxiety, depersonalization, irritability, tiredness, vomiting, headache and weakness. Some less common side effects include upset stomach, decreased appetite, constipation, nasal congestion, and cough. While taking levetiracetam, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have: • Signs of an allergic reaction (rash, itching, swelling, tightness of the chest, etc.) • An allergy to levetiracetam. • To stop taking leveltiracetam because this medication should not be abruptly discontinued because of the possibility of increasing seizure frequency; therapy should be withdrawn gradually unless safety concerns require a more rapid withdrawal. Abrupt discontinuation with levetiracetam has been associated with anxiety, diarrhea, headache, excessive sweating, sleeplessness, and nausea. All forms of levetiracetam including the liquid needs to be stored at room temperature in a dry place protected from light. Use the measuring device received from the pharmacist or doctor for the oral solution. Keep all medications in a safe place out of reach of children and pets.
Cefuroxime or Ceftin, Zinacef Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your medication Cefuroxime Cefuroxime is also known by the brand names: Ceftin and Zinacef. Cefuroxime comes in tablet, oral solution, and oral suspension dosage forms. Cefuroxime is most commonly used to treat or prevent bacterial infections. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, cefuroxime is usually taken by mouth with or without food twice a day. If upset stomach occurs take cefuroxime with food. Cefuroxime suspension needs to be taken with food, stored in the refrigerator and shaken well before each dose is given. All other dosage forms need to be stored at room temperature in a dry place. If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Some common side effects with cefuroxime include diarrhea, upset stomach or throwing up. Some less common side effects with cefuroxime include diaper rash in children, and vaginal yeast infection While taking cefuroxime, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if: • You have signs of an allergic reaction (rash, itching, swelling, tightness of the chest, etc.) • You have an allergy to cefuroxime or other penicillins and cephalosporins • Your symptoms do not get better or if they worsen Any liquid remaining after 10 days needs to be thrown away. It is important to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear.
Clindamycin Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your Medication Clindamycin (Brand Name Cleocin) Clindamycin comes in 75, 150, and 300 mg capsules, 75 mg/5 mL oral solution. Clindamycin is an antibiotic most commonly used to treat bacterial infections. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, clindamycin is usually taken by mouth with or without food usually 3 to 4 times a day. If upset stomach occurs take clindamycin with food. If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not take clindamycin if: you have colitis. Some common side effects with clindamycin include upset stomach, and diarrhea. Some less common side effects with clindamycin include skin rash, yellow skin or eyes, joint pain or swelling and vaginal itching or discharge. (Flash on screen this is not a complete list of side effects) While taking Clindamycin, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have: • Signs of an allergic reaction (rash, itching, swelling, tightness of the chest, etc.) • If a very bad skin reaction occurs. It can cause very bad health problems that may not go away, and sometimes death. Get medical help right away if you have signs like red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin (with or without fever); red or irritated eyes; or sores in your mouth, throat, nose, or eyes this can be a sign of Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis. Clindamycin liquid needs to be stored at room temperature and shaken well before each dose is given. Use the measuring device received from the pharmacist or doctor. Any liquid remaining after 10 days needs to be thrown away. All other forms of Clindamycin are kept at room temperature, in a dry place.
Arthrotec Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your Medication Arthrotec Arthrotec is also known by the generic names: diclofenac and misoprostol. This is a combination product. Arthrotec is most commonly used for arthritis in patients who have a higher chance of getting stomach ulcers. This medication is taken by mouth with food to help prevent upset stomach. It is important to not take this medication with antacids that have magnesium in them, because it can cause Arthrotec to be less effective. Standard dosing of Arthrotec contains 200mcg of misoprostol and the diclofenac sodium is either 50mg or 75mg. If you miss a dose of Arthrotec: • Take the missed dose as soon as you think about it • If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your usual time • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses The best way to store Arthrotec: • Store at room temperature • Store in a dry place. Avoid the bathroom and refrigerator • Keep all drugs in a safe place out of reach from children and pets • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs Some common side effects with Arthrotec include abdominal pain, diarrhea, heartburn, and nausea. Do not take Arthrotec if: • You have a history of asthma, urticarial, or other allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs • You are pregnant • You have active gastrointestinal bleeding Arthrotec comes with US Black Box warnings of: • Pregnancy o In pregnant women this medication can cause abortion, premature birth, or birth defects • Serious cardiovascular thrombotic event o NSAIDs cause in increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, such as myocardial infarction and stoke, which can be fatal • Serious bleeding, ulceration, and perforation o NSAIDs cause an increased risk of serious GI adverse events, including bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the stomach or intestines, which can be fatal When taking Arthrotec, remember is it important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have: • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash, hives, itching, blistered or peeling skin with or without fever • Signs of bleeding like throwing up blood or throw up that looks like coffee grounds, coughing up blood, blood in the urine • Weakness on 1 side of the body, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, or blurred eyesight • Shortness of breath, a big weight gain, swelling in the arms or legs • Signs of high potassium levels like a heartbeat that does not feel normal, feeling confused, feeling weak, lightheaded, or dizzy, feeling like passing out, numbness or tingling
Lansoprazole Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your medication Lansoprazole Lansoprazole is also known as the brand names: Prevacid. Lansoprazole comes in 15 mg and 30mg capsules. Lansoprazole is most commonly used for heartburn and acid reflux, but can also be used to treat ulcers of the digestive tract. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, lansoprazole is taken orally one to two times per day for 4 to 8 weeks depending on what you are taking it for. It should be taken before meals, preferably before breakfast. Some common side effects of lansoprazole are headache, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, and constipation. Do not take lansoprazole if you have an allergic reaction to lansoprazole or other Proton Pump Inhibitors. While taking lansoprazole, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any of the following: • Mood changes, muscle pain or weakness, muscle cramps or spasms, seizures, tremors, lack of appetite, severe nausea or vomiting. • Sign of kidney problems • Severe dizziness, passing out or bone pain • You begin taking any new medications, vitamins or supplements. • Your condition does not improve or you develop new or worsening symptoms
Glyburide or Glynase Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your medication Glyburide Glyburide is also known as the brand name: Glynase. Glyburide is most commonly used for type 2 diabetes. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for glyburide is usually taken by mouth daily with breakfast or the first meal of the day. Do not take alcohol with glyburide. Standard dosing of glyburide ranges from 1.25 mg, 1.5 mg, 2.5 mg, 3 mg, 5 mg, and 6 mg. Some common side effects with glyburide include head or neck pain/throbbing, trouble breathing or breathing too fast, nausea and vomiting, sweating, thirst, weakness or confusion, blurred vision, skin rash, or heart burn. Do not take glyburide if you have kidney problems or have type 1 diabetes. Do not take glyburide if you are shaky, confused, increased heart rate, or sweating because these could be signs of low blood sugar. While taking glyburide, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if: • You are taking any other diabetes medications • You have severe muscle cramps or weakening • You are feeling tired or are not hungry, you have stomach pains or nausea, experience dark urine or light-colored stools, or yellowing of skin or eyes • You are under extreme stress • Have severe dizziness or are passing out • You are pregnant or nursing • You are really tired, dizzy, confused, are short of breath, or have chest tightness, swelling of tongue, face, or threat • You are starting new medications, vitamins, or supplements
Fluconazole or Diflucan Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your medication Fluconazole Fluconazole is also known as the brand name: Diflucan Fluconazole comes in multiple dosage forms, such as an IV solution, an oral solution, and an oral tablet. Fluconazole is most commonly used for fungal infections all over the body including the mouth, throat, esophagus, lungs, bladder, genital area and the blood. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, fluconazole is usually taken once daily and is safe to take either with meals or on an empty stomach. Standard dosing of fluconazole ranges from 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, and 200 mg. Some common side effects with fluconazole include headache. Some less common side effects with fluconazole include skin rash, stomach pain or nausea or vomiting, or cause skin yellowing. While taking fluconazole, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if: • You have brown or dark-colored urine, clay colored stools, or yellowing of the skin or eyes • A rash develops • You have kidney or liver function failure • You start taking new medications, vitamins or supplements
Atomoxetine or Strattera Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Atomoxetine is also known by the brand name: Strattera. Atomoxetine comes in 10, 18, 25, 40, 60, 80 and 100 mg tablets. Atomoxetine is used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by taking a tablet orally. Initially, a dose of 40 mg/day is recommended for the first 3 days. The dose can then be increased to 80 mg/day. Do not take more than 100 mg/day. Take atomoxetine with or without food as a single daily dose in the morning or as two evenly divided doses in morning and late afternoon. Some common side effects of atomoxetine are headache, insomnia, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, decreased appetite, abdominal pain, vomiting, and erectile dysfunction. Some less common side effects are increased blood pressure, palpitations, flushing, increased heart rate, fatigue, dizziness, depression, disturbed sleep, jitteriness, anxiety, agitation, skin rash, weight loss, anorexia, and muscle spasms. Do not take atomoxetine if: • You are taking a MAO inhibitor • You have narrow angle glaucoma • You have a current or past history of pheochromocytoma • You have severe cardiac or vascular disorders While taking atomoxetine, it is important to remember to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any of the following: • Signs of depression • Signs of liver problems (dark urine, fatigue, lack of appetite, nausea, abdominal pain, and vomiting) • Signs of an allergic reaction (wheezing, chest tightness, fever, itching, bad cough, blue skin color, etc.) • If you start taking any new medications, vitamins or supplements • Your condition does not improve or you develop new or worsening symptoms
Duloxetine or Cymbalta Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your Medication Duloxetine Duloxetine is also known as the brand name: Cymbalta Duloxetine is most commonly used for mood changes, but is also used for nerve and muscle pain or for anxiety disorder. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, duloxetine is usually taken my mouth once daily and is safe to take either with meals or on an empty stomach. Standard dosing of duloxetine ranges from 20mg, 30mg, 40mg, or 60mg daily. Some common side effects with duloxetine include headache, dry mouth, feeling tired or weak, stomach pain, nausea, or weight loss. Some less common side effects with duloxetine include increase blood pressure or difference in heart rate, trouble sleeping or abnormal dreams, feeling dizzy, or blurred vision. Duloxetine has a US Black Box Warning of increased risk of suicidal thinking in children, adolescents, and young adults up to the age of 24. Do not give this medication to children. While taking duloxetine, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have: • Loss of appetite, dark urine, clay colored stools, or yellowing of the skin or eyes • You have signs of bleeding, such as blood in stools, bruising, or nose bleeds. • You have a skin blisters or a purple rash. • You have kidney function problems
Azithromycin Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your medication Azithromycin Azithromycin is also known by the brand names: Zithromax, Z-Pak and Zmax. Azithromycin comes in 250, 500 and 600 mg tablets, 100 mg/5 mL and 200 mg/5 mL oral suspension, and 1 g power packets. Azithromycin is most commonly used to treat bacterial infections. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, azithromycin is usually taken by mouth with or without food usually once to twice daily. If upset stomach occurs take azithromycin with food. Do not take antacids within 2 hours of taking azithromycin. If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. It is important to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear. Some common side effects with azithromycin include upset stomach, headache, itching, and diarrhea. Some less common side effects with azithromycin include a heartbeat that does not feel normal, changes in hearing, chest pain or pressure, dizziness, and vaginal discharge or itching. While taking Azithromycin, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if: • You have signs of an allergic reaction (rash, itching, swelling, tightness of the chest, etc.) • A very bad skin reaction occurs, such as red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin, red or irritated eyes; or sores in your mouth, throat, nose, or eyes. This can be a sign of Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis. Azithromycin liquid needs to be stored at room temperature and shaken well before each dose is given. Use the measuring device received from the pharmacist or doctor. Any liquid remaining after 10 days needs to be thrown away. All other forms of Azithromycin are kept at room temperature, in a dry place.
Alprazolam Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your Medication Alprazolam Alprazolam is also known as the brand name: Xanax or Xanax XR Alprazolam comes in 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2 mg immediate release tablets and 0.5, 1, 2, and 3 mg extended release tablets Alprazolam is most commonly used for: anxiety disorders, short-term relief of anxiety, or panic disorders. Alprazolam may also be used in children ages 8-17 for anxiety. Do not stop taking alprazolam suddenly; you must slowly lower the dose. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, alprazolam is usually taken by mouth up to three times a day. Standard dosing of alprazolam ranges from: 0.25 mg to 0.5 mg up to three times a day Some common side effects with alprazolam include: drowsiness, tiredness, and loss of full control of your body. Some less common side effects include: low blood pressure, dry mouth, or confusion. Do not take alprazolam if you have narrow-angle glaucoma or if you are taking ketoconazole or itraconazole. Grapefruit juice should also be avoided as it can interact with alprazolam. While taking alprazolam remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have: • Signs of allergic reaction such as rash, itching, or hives. • Hallucinations • A heartbeat that does not feel normal • Blurry vision
Pregabalin or Lyrica Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your Medication Pregabalin Pregabalin is also known by the brand name: Lyrica. Pregabalin comes in 25, 50, 75, 100, 150, 200, 225 and 300 mg capsules and 20 mg/mL oral liquid. Pregabalin is most commonly used to help control certain kinds of seizures, painful nerve disease, and fibromyalgia. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, pregabalin is usually taken by mouth with or without food most commonly 2 to 3 times a day. If upset stomach occurs take pregabalin with food. If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Pregabalin should not be discontinued abruptly because of the possibility of increasing seizure frequency. Therapy should be withdrawn gradually. Abrupt discontinuation has been associated with anxiety, diarrhea, headache, excessive sweating, sleeplessness, and nausea. Some common side effects with pregabalin include swelling in the arms and legs, dizziness, tiredness, headache, weight gain, blurry vision and dry mouth. Some less common side effects include drunken feeling, sleep disorder, confusion, loss of coordination, and constipation. While taking pregabalin, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you: • Have signs of an allergic reaction (rash, itching, swelling, tightness of the chest, etc.) • Have signs of depression, loss of strength of energy • Experience vision changes, bruising, burning, or numbness feeling • Have signs of Steven’s-Johnson syndrome, such as red, swollen, or blistered skin • Start taking new medications, vitamins, or supplements All forms of pregabalin including the liquid needs to be stored at room temperature in a dry place. Use the measuring device received from the pharmacist or doctor for the oral liquid.
Losartan or Cozaar Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Losartan is also known as the brand name: Cozaar Losartan comes in 25, 50, 100 mg in tablet form. Losartan is most commonly used for high blood pressure, but is also used for diabetic kidney disease and heart failure. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, Losartan is usually taken by mouth once daily and is safe to take either with meals or on an empty stomach but be sure to take it at the same time every day. Usual doses of Losartan ranges from 25 mg to 100 mg daily Some common side effects with losartan include chest pain, low blood pressure, dizziness, fatigue, drooping of the eyelid and mouth, diarrhea, urinary tract infection, back pain, and weakness. Some less common side effects with losartan include abdominal pain, allergic reaction, chest pain, constipation, depression, drowsiness Do not take losartan if: you become pregnant or will become pregnant While taking losartan, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have: any urinary retention, blood in urine, change in amount of urine passed, weight gain, abnormal heartbeat, confusing, dizziness, passing out, weak, shortness of breath, numbness or tingling feeling, shaking, fast heartbeat confusion, hunger or sweating.
Lorazepam or Ativan Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your Medication Lorazepam Lorazepam is also known as the brand name: Ativan Lorazepam comes in tablet and injectable dosage forms. Lorazepam is most commonly used for short term ( 4 months) relief of anxiety symptoms, anxiety associated with depressive symptoms, or anxiety/stress associated insomnia. Lorazepam may also be used for nausea/vomiting from chemo, partial seizures, or for agitation. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, lorazepam is usually taken by mouth and can be taken on an empty stomach or with food. Standard dosing of lorazepam ranges from: 2 to 6 mg daily in divided doses. Some common side effects with lorazepam include: drowsiness or dizziness. Some less common side effects with lorazepam include: tiredness, decreased appetite, or reduced intellectual ability. Do not take lorazepam if you have narrow-angle glaucoma. While taking lorazepam remember it is important to tell your doctor, pharmacist, or dentist if: • You have signs of an allergic reaction such as rash, itching, or hives, • You have trouble breathing, very bad dizziness, or are passing out • You have hallucinations or changes in how you act • You have signs of low mood, thoughts
Dexmethylphenidate or Focalin, Focalin XR Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your Medication Dexmethylphenidate Dexmethylphenidate is also known by the brand names: Focalin and Focalin XR. Dexmethylphenidate comes in 2.5, 5, and 10mg tablets, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40mg extended-release capsules. Dexmethylphenidate is most commonly used for attention deficit problems with hyperactivity. It may also be given to you for other reasons. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, dexmethylphenidate is usually taken by mouth with or without food. It may be best to take this medication early in the day to help prevent sleep problems. The extended release capsule may also be opened and the contents sprinkled in food, such as applesauce; but make sure the medication is swallowed whole. DO NOT CHEW. If you miss a dose of dexmethylphenidate: • Skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses The best way to store dexmethylphenidate: • Store at room temperature • Protect from light • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom or refrigerator. • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets. • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs. Usual doses of dexmethylphenidate ranges from 2.5mg to 40mg daily. Some common side effects with dexmethylphenidate include headache, insomnia, restlessness, anxiety, depressed appetite, dry mouth, and abdominal pain. Some less common side effects include dizziness, fever, mood swings, itching, nausea, vomiting, and weight loss. Do not take dexmethylphenidate if: • You have anxiety, tension, and agitation • Glaucoma • Motor tics • Family history of Tourette’s syndrome • Concurrent use with or within 14 days following discontinuation with monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) therapy While taking dexmethylphenidate, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have: • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever • Joint pain, muscle pain or weakness • A heartbeat that does not feel normal • Very bad headache, upset stomach, or throwing up • Blured vision • Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes
Apixaban or Eliquis Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your medication Apixaban Apixaban is also known by the brand name: Eliquis. Apixaban comes in 2.5 and 5 mg tablets. Apixaban is most commonly used to treat blood clots and to thin the blood so that a clot will not form. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, apixaban is usually taken by mouth with or without food most commonly twice a day. If upset stomach occurs take apixaban with food. If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Some common side effects with apixaban include hemorrhage, nausea, and bruising. Some less common side effects include skin rash and tiredness. While taking apixaban, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have: • Signs of an allergic reaction (rash, itching, swelling, tightness of the chest, etc.) • A spinal or epidural procedure, some time may need to pass between the use of this drug and your procedure. • Any signs of nerve problems like back pain, numbness or tingling, muscle weakness, paralysis, or loss of bladder or bowel control. • Any signs of bleeding problems, like bruising; black, tarry, or bloody stools; bleeding gums; blood in the urine; coughing up blood; cuts that take a long time to stop bleeding; feel dizzy; feeling very tired or weak; nosebleeds; pain or swelling; throwing up blood or throw up that looks like coffee grounds; or very bad headaches. All forms of apixaban need to be stored at room temperature in a dry place, protected from light. Keep apixaban in a safe place out of reach of children and pets. Before throwing out any unused apixaban, check with your pharmacist about proper disposal.
Cephalexin or Keflex Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your Medication Cephalexin Cephalexin is also known by the brand name: Keflex. Cephalexin comes in 250, 500 and 750 mg capsules; 125 mg/5 mL and 250 mg/5 mL oral suspension. Cephalexin is most commonly used for bacterial infections. No matter you’re your doctor has you taking it for, cephalexin is usually taken by mouth with or without food most commonly 3 to 4 times a day. If upset stomach occurs take cephalexin with food. If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. It is important to take to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if your symptoms disappear. Some common side effects with cephalexin include upset stomach, and diarrhea. Some less common side effects with cephalexin include dizziness, tiredness, headache, itching, heartburn and vaginal yeast infection. While taking Cephalexin, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have: • Signs of an allergic reaction (rash, itching, swelling, tightness of the chest, etc.) • An allergy to cephalexin. • If you are taking probenecid. • If your symptoms do not get better or if they worsen, call your doctor. Cephalexin liquid needs to be stored in the refrigerator and shaken well before each dose is given. Use the measuring device received from the pharmacist or doctor. Any liquid remaining after 14 days needs to be thrown away. All other forms of Cephalexin are kept at room temperature, in a dry place.
Ciprofloxacin and Dexamethasone Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your Medication Ciprofloxacin & Dexamethasone Ciprofloxacin with dexamethasone is also known as the brand names: Ciprodex. Ciprofloxacin with dexamethasone is used to treat middle and outer ear infections. It comes as an otic suspension, and you can place 4 drops into affected ears twice daily for 7 days. Some less common side effects of ciprofloxacin with dexamethasone are itching in the ear and ear pain. Some rare side effects are crying, dizziness, ear redness, ear residue, irritability, and tingling of the ears. Do not take ciprofloxacin with dexamethasone if: • You have a viral infection of the external ear canal including herpes simplex infection • You have a fungal ear infection While taking ciprofloxacin with dexamethasone, it is important to remember to tell your doctor or pharmacist if: • You experience severe ear irritation, dizziness, increased heart rate, or abnormal heartbeat • You experience signs of an allergic reaction (wheezing, chest tightness, fever, itching, bad cough, blue skin color, etc.) • You start taking any new medication, vitamins or supplements • Your condition does not improve or you develop new or worsening symptoms It is important to take this medication until the fully prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear.
Tamiflu or Oseltamivir Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Oseltamivir is also known by the brand name Tamiflu Tamiflu comes in capsule and oral suspension dosage forms Tamiflu is taken for treatment or prevention of influenza infection. For treatment, Tamiflu is taken twice daily, but for prevention it is taken once daily. Tamiflu works best if taken within two days of the start of symptoms, or exposure to the flu. How often and how long you take Tamiflu can be different depending on what you are taking it for, so make sure you take it as instructed. It is important to finish this medication, even if symptoms disappear. Tamiflu can be taken with or without food, but if stomach upset occurs, take it with food. Tamiflu works best if you take it on schedule. Tamiflu cannot be used to treat a cold, and be aware that you can still spread the flu while taking Tamiflu. If you miss a dose: • Take the missed dose as soon as you think about it. • If it is close to your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal dosing schedule. • Do not take two doses at the same time, or extra doses. Some common side effects of Tamiflu are headache, upset stomach, diarrhea, and vomiting Some less common side effects of Tamiflu are pain and nausea. Some rare side effects of Tamiflu include abnormal thinking or behavior, swelling, anxiety, Feeling cold, trouble thinking, nightmares, seizures, and skin rash. Do not take Tamiflu if: • You are taking Probenecid, • Or within two weeks of getting a flu shot. While taking Tamiflu, remember, it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have: • signs of an allergic reaction, such as rash, hives, itching, tightness in the chest, trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking, swelling of the face, tongue, or throat • change in thinking • changes in behavior • problems speaking • Shakiness • Seizures • hallucinations • If you have signs of Stevens-Johnson syndrome, such as red, blistered, swollen or peeling skin, with or without fever, red or irritated eyes, • sores in the mouth, throat, nose, or eyes. • If your condition does not improve, or you have new or worsening symptoms • Or if you start taking new medications, vitamins, or supplements. Tamiflu liquid should be stored in the refrigerator. Shake well before giving a dose, and measure doses carefully using a measured spoon, cup, or oral syringe.
Potassium Chloride Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your medication Potassium Chloride Potassium Chloride is also known as the brand names: K-Dur, Klor-Con, and Klor-Con M. Potassium Chloride comes in 8 and 10 mEq capsules. It is used to prevent or treat low potassium levels in the blood. It is usually taken by mouth with or without food. How often you take potassium chloride depends on the level of potassium in the blood. Some side effects of potassium chloride are skin rash, high levels of potassium in the blood, abdominal pain or distress, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Do not take potassium chloride if: • You have high levels of potassium in the blood • You have GI tract problems that would inhibit digestion of solid dosage forms While taking potassium chloride, it is important to remember to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any of following: • Signs of an allergic reaction (rash, itching, swelling, or chest tightness) • Severe constipation, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain • Signs of high potassium (abnormal heartbeat, confusion, dizziness, passing out, weakness, etc.) • You start taking new medications, vitamins, or supplements • Your condition does not improve or you develop new or worsening symptoms
Citalopram or Celexa Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your Medication Citalopram Citalopram is also known as the brand name: Celexa Citalopram is most commonly used for depression and mood changes, but also used for eating disorders, OCD, and hot flashes. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, citalopram is usually taken by mouth once daily and, it is safe to take either with meals or on an empty stomach. It may take up to 4 weeks before you see the full benefit from taking it. DO NOT stop taking at once, if your doctors tells you to stop taking it then you will go from your normal dose and decrease to a smaller dose every week until you are off the medication. Standard dosing of citalopram ranges from: 10 mg to 40 mg Some common side effects with citalopram include feeling tired or not being able to sleep, sweating, nausea, yawning or dry mouth. Some less common side effects with citalopram include diarrhea, change in sex drive, erection lasting longer than 4 hours, shaking or muscle weakness, nervousness, or runny nose. Do not take citalopram if you have had any thoughts of suicide. While taking citalopram, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have: • If you have ever had any heart problems • Any worsening depression or suicidal thoughts • Headache, trouble focusing, memory problems, weakness, seizures could be signs of low sodium • Vomiting blood, blood in urine, black or red stools, increase in period bleeding, or lots of bruising could be a sign of bleeding
Eszopiclone or Lunesta Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your medication Eszopiclone Eszopiclone is also known by the brand name: Lunesta. Eszopiclone comes in 1, 2, and 3mg tablets. Eszopiclone is most commonly used for treating sleep problems. This medication is taken by mouth right before you get into bed. Do not take with or right after a meal. Standard dosing of eszopiclone ranges from 1mg to 3mg once nightly at bedtime. The best way to store eszopiclone: • Store at room temperature. • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom or refrigerator. • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets. • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs. Some common side effects with eszopiclone include headache and a foul, salty, or metallic taste sensation that will persist in the mouth. Some less common side effects include chest pain, drowsiness, dizziness, confusion, abnormal dreams, anxiety, and migraines. Do not take eszopiclone if you have hypersensitivity to eszopiclone or any component of the formulation. If you miss a dose of eszopiclone: • This medication is taken on an as needed basis. Do not take more often than every 24 hours, unless told to do so by your doctor When taking eszopiclone, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if: • You have signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever • You have signs of low mood (depression), thoughts of killing yourself, nervousness, emotional ups and downs, thinking that is not normal, anxiety, or lack of interest in life • You have hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there) • You have memory problems or loss • You have very bad dizziness • You have a change in balance • You are feeling confused • You are feeling very tired or weak • You have a very upset stomach or are throwing up
Pramipexole Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your medication Pramipexole Pramipexole is also known as the brand name: Mirapex and Mirapex ER Pramipexole comes in 0.125, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1, and 1.5 mg tablets, as well as 0.375, 0.75, 1.5, 2.25, 3, 3.75, and 4.5 mg extended release tablets Pramipexole is most commonly used for Parkinson’s disease and restless leg syndrome. Pramipexole may also be used for bipolar disorder. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, pramipexole is usually taken by mouth once daily. Pramipexole can be taken on an empty stomach or with food. Pramipexole is usually started at lower doses and slowly increased to higher doses approximately every 7 days. Pramipexole cannot be stopped suddenly, you must gradually reduce the dose. Standard dosing of pramipexole ranges from: 0.5 mg to 1.5 mg three times a day Some common side effects with pramipexole include: low blood pressure, drowsiness, dizziness, and irregular jerky movements. Some less common side effects with pramipexole include: worsening of restless leg syndrome, confusion, and tiredness. While taking pramipexole remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if: • You have signs of an allergic reaction such as rash, itching, swelling, or chest tightness • You have strong urges that you cannot control • You experience severe dizziness and passing out • You have trouble controlling body movements • You are suddenly falling asleep when feeling alert • You see a whole tablet in your stool while taking pramipexole ER • You start taking new medications, vitamins, or supplements
Triamterene & Hydrochlorothiazide Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your Medication Triamterene & Hydrochlorothiazide Triamterene/hydrochlorothiazide is also known as the brand name: Maxide or Dyazide Triamterene/hydrochlorothiazide comes in 37.5/25 and 70/50 tablets as well as 37.5/25 mg capsules. Triamterene/hydrochlorothiazide is most commonly used for: high blood pressure or swelling due to excess fluid. Triamterene/hydrochlorothiazide can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. Triamterene/hydrochlorothiazide should be taken in the morning to prevent frequent urination during the night, and the last dose should be taken no later than 6pm unless instructed by your doctor. Standard dosing of triamterene/hydrochlorothiazide ranges from: 37.5/25 to 70/50 mg once daily and is usually taken in the morning. Some side effects of taking triamterene/hydrochlorothiazide include: dizziness, tiredness, headache, muscle weakness, and increased urination. Triamterene/hydrochlorothiazide can deplete the potassium levels in the body. Talk with your doctor to see if a potassium supplement is right for you. While taking triamterene/hydrochlorothiazide remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if: • You have signs of an allergic reaction such as rash, itching, or hives • You are feeling confused • You are unable to urinate or there is a change in the amount of urination • You experience changes in eyesight or visual problems • You have a heartbeat that doesn’t feel normal
DuoNeb Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your medication DuoNeb DuoNeb is also known by the generic names: ipratropium and albuterol. DuoNeb contains both ingredients. DuoNeb comes in a solution for nebulization. The solution contains 0.5mg ipratropium bromide and 2.5mg albuterol per 3mL. DuoNeb is most commonly used for opening the airways in lung diseases where spasm may cause breathing problems. DuoNeb is for breathing in only as a liquid by a machine (nebulizer) into the lungs. You should not use the solution if it is cloudy, leaking, has particles in it, or if it changes colors. Do not mix other drugs in the nebulizer with DuoNeb. Standard dosing of DuoNeb ranges from 1 vial every 6 hours to 1 vial every 20 minutes in sudden asthma attack situations. If you miss a dose of DuoNeb: • If you use this drug on a regular basis, use a missed dose as soon as you think about it. • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. • Do not use 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. • Many times this drug is used on an as needed basis. Do not use more often than told by the doctor. The best way to store DuoNeb: • Store at room temperature. Do not store in the bathroom or refrigerator. • Protect from light • Store unused containers in foil pouch until use. • Check how long vials may be stored once the pouch has been opened. • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets. • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs. Some common side effects with DuoNeb include bronchitis and upper respiratory tract infections. Some less common side effects include chest pain, dizziness, fatigue, insomnia, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. When taking DuoNeb, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have: • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever • Signs of high blood pressure like very bad headache or dizziness, passing out, or change in eyesight • A heartbeat that does not feel normal (this is common) • Very nervous and excitable • Seeing halos or bright colors around lights
Glimepiride or Amaryl Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your medication Glimepiride Glimepiride is also known as the brand name: Amaryl Glimepiride is most commonly used for type 2 diabetes. Glimepiride is usually taken once daily with breakfast or the first main meal. It is important to take this medication every day and to follow your diet closely. This should not be used in you are a type 1 diabetic. Do not drink alcohol if you are taking glimepiride as it may increase the risk of low blood sugar resulting in sweating, shaking, blurred vision, weakness, increased appetite, or confusion. Standard dosing of glimepiride ranges from 1mg to 4 mg daily Some common side effects with glimepiride include confusion, fast heartbeat, shakiness, and anxiety, all of which are symptoms of hypoglycemia. Some less common side effects with glimepiride include dizziness, headache, nausea, and achiness. Some rare side effects with glimepiride include weight gain, skin sensitivity to the sun, and Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Do not take glimepiride if you have kidney or liver failure While taking glimepiride, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if: • You have dark urine, are feeling tired, have a lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, or yellow skin or eyes as these could be signs of liver problems • You are experiencing dizziness, headache, feeling tired or weak, vision changes, hunger, or sweating as these could be signs of low blood sugar and you need to eat a glucose tablet. • You have blistering, peeling, or red skin • You have signs of an allergic reaction (rash, itching, swelling, or tightness of the chest) • You are really tired, dizzy, confused, are short of breath, or have chest tightness, swelling of the tongue, face or throat • You start taking new medications, vitamins, or supplements
Pioglitazone or Actos Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your Medication Pioglitazone Pioglitazone is also known as the brand name: Actos Pioglitazone comes as a tablet dosage form. Pioglitazone is most commonly used for type 2 diabetes. Pioglitazone is usually taken once daily by mouth with or without food. It is important to follow a healthy diet and to exercise. Standard dosing of pioglitazone ranges from 15 mg to 45 mg daily Some common side effects with pioglitazone include swelling in hands or feet, lightheadedness or shaking, runny nose, and sore throat. Some less common side effects with pioglitazone include headache, heart failure, and muscle and bone weakness. Do not take pioglitazone if: • You have heart failure • You are allergic to pioglitazone While taking pioglitazone, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you: • Have signs of an allergic reaction, such as rash, itching, swelling, or tightness of the chest • Experience changes in your vision or blurred vision. • Have blood in your urine, pain when you urinate, increase in the amount of urine you make daily, or pain in the lower back • Start taking new medications, vitamins, or supplements. Pioglitazone may weaken your bones; so discuss with doctor or pharmacist a way to keep them strong.
Exenatide Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your Medication Exenatide Exenatide is also known as the brand names: Byetta, Bydureon. Exenatide is most commonly used for type 2 diabetes. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, Byetta (exenatide) is an immediate release form that is usually injected right below the skin twice daily 1 hour before meals. Bydureon (exenatide) is an extended release form that is usually injected right below the skin once weekly. Standard dosing of Byetta range from 5 mcg to 10mcg and Bydurenon 2 mg. Some common side effects with exenatide include headache, drop in blood sugar (weakness, sweating confusion, irritability, feeling jittery), nausea and vomiting, and skin reddening or swelling around the injection site. Some less common side effects with exenatide include increases heart rate, feeling tired or dizzy, sweating, or gas. Do not take exenatide if you have a family history of thyroid cancer or have kidney disease or are on dialysis. While taking exenatide, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you: • Are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant • Have swelling, weight gain, are feeling short of breath, are urinating less than normal • Have dull pain in your middle or lower back • Experience severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back
Propranolol Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your medication Propranolol Propranolol is also known as the brand name: Inderal LA, or Inderal XL. Propranolol comes in 10, 20, 40, 60, 80 mg tablets as well as 60, 80, 120, 160 mg extended release capsules. Propranolol is most commonly used for high blood pressure, arrhythmias, prevention of heart attack, and migraine headache prevention. Propranolol may also be used for anxiety before performing and for tremors. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, propranolol tablets should be taken with food, while the extended release capsules can be taken with food or on an empty stomach but you take it the same way every time, with food or on an empty stomach. Alcohol should be avoided while taking propranolol or used with caution and close monitoring of blood pressure. Standard dosing of propranolol ranges from: 10mg three times daily to 160 mg daily depending on treatment and formulation of propranolol. Some side effects of taking propranolol include cold extremities, dizziness, drowsiness, and the inability to sleep. Propranolol must not be stopped abruptly. The dose must gradually be lowered. While taking propranolol remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if: • You have signs of an allergic reaction such as rash, itching, or hives • You are passing out • You have new or worsening chest pain • Experience hallucinations • You have a heartbeat that doesn’t feel normal • You start taking new medications, vitamins, or supplements.
Oxycodone & Acetaminophen Medication Information (dosing, side effects, and patient counseling)
 
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Your Medication Oxycodone & Acetaminophen Oxycodone and Acetaminophen is known as the brand names: Endocet and Percocet. Percocet comes in a tablet dosage form. Oxycodone with acetaminophen is used to treat moderate to severe pain. You can safely take it every 4 to 6 hours as needed for your pain. Do not exceed 4 g of acetaminophen in a day. Some common side effects of oxycodone with acetaminophen are dizziness and nausea. Some less common side effects are headache, drowsiness, fatigue, insomnia, compulsive skin picking, itching, blisters, hot flashes, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, and respiratory depression. Do not take oxycodone with acetaminophen if: • You have acute or severe asthma, hypercarbia, or paralytic ileus While taking oxycodone with acetaminophen, it is important to remember to tell your doctor or pharmacist if: • You experience liver problems (dark urine, fatigue, lack of appetite, nausea, abdominal pain, etc.) • You experience severe dizziness, passing out, severe fatigue, difficulty breathing, slow breathing, severe constipation or severe loss of strength and energy • You have signs of serotonin syndrome (dizziness, severe headache, agitation, hallucinations, abnormal heartbeat, flushing, and tremors) • You have signs of an allergic reaction (wheezing, chest tightness, fever, itching, bad cough, blue skin color, etc.) • You start taking any new medication, supplement or vitamins • Your condition does not improve or you develop new or worsening symptoms
Carbidopa & Levodopa Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your medication Carbidopa & Levodopa Carbidopa/levodopa is also known as the brand name: Sinemet, Duopa, Parcopa, and Sinemet CR Carbidopa/levodopa comes in 10/100: Carbidopa 10 mg and levodopa 100 mg, 25/100: Carbidopa 25 mg and levodopa 100 mg, 25/250: Carbidopa 25 mg and levodopa 250 mg tablets. Carbidopa/levodopa also comes in 25/100: Carbidopa 25 mg and levodopa 100 mg, and 50/200: Carbidopa 50 mg and levodopa 200 mg extended release tablets. Carbidopa/levodopa is most commonly used for Parkinson’s Disease. Carbidopa/levodopa may also be used for restless legs. Carbidopa/levodopa can be taken on an empty stomach or with food and should be swallowed whole not crushed or chewed. Standard dosing of carbidopa/levodopa is 25/100 mg taken three times a day. Some common side effects with carbidopa/levodopa include: swelling in the arms or legs, dizziness, headache, involuntary movements, and nausea. Some less common side effects with carbidopa/levodopa include: dry mouth and confusion. Do not take carbidopa/levodopa if you have narrow angle glaucoma. While taking carbidopa/levodopa remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have: • Signs of an allergic reactions such as rash, hives, or itching • Severe mood changes • Hallucinations • Strong urges that you can’t control • Involuntary movements
Olopatadine Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
 
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Your Medication Olopatadine Olopatadine is also known as the brand names: Pataday and Patanol. Olopatadine comes in an ophthalmic solution. Olopatadine is used to treat itching and redness in the eyes due to allergies. It is not recommended for the treatment of eye irritation due to wearing contact lenses. For the brand Patanol, place 1 drop into each affected eye twice daily. For the brand Pataday, place 1 drop into each affected eye once daily. Be careful not to touch the dropper to the infected area to prevent contamination. Wash hands before and after use. Some common side effects of olopatadine are inflammation in the back of the throat and cold symptoms. Some less common side effects are headache, nausea, back pain, weakness, abnormal sensation in eyes, blurred vision, burning/itching/stinging eyes, cough, and infection. While taking olopatadine, is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if: • You have side effects persisting or worsening • You experience wheezing, chest tightness, fever, itching, bad cough, blue skin color, seizures, or swelling of face, lips, tongue or throat • You start taking any new medications, vitamins, or supplements • Your condition does not improve in a few days or you develop new or worsening eye symptoms