January 30, 2009

Will Tantum relieve my sore throat?

Filed under: mouth sores,sore throat,Tantum,Uncategorized — robertprice @ 11:38 am

Tantum relieves the pain and swelling from sore throats or mouth sores caused by radiation therapy. This medication takes in effect immediately but is temporary.

Before using any medicine tell your doctor if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of the product or are taking any prescription or non prescription medication. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. Let your doctor know if you have any history of kidney disease, problem with liver, heart or lung condition. Also inform your doctor if you are pregnant, suspect that you are pregnant, or breast-feeding.

How do I take Tantrum?

Tantrum is supplied in liquid form. Take a dose (15 mL or 1 tbsp) and rinse and/or gargle it in your mouth for at least 30 seconds and then spit it out. Do not swallow. Repeat three or four times a day, as prescribed by your doctor depending on your condition. If you notice a burning sensation or irritation during or after the dose, you can dilute the dosage 1:1 with lukewarm water.

If a dose is missed, take it as soon as possible and continue your regular dosing schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule.

Side-effects:

Less common

  • local numbness
  • local burning or stinging sensation
  • nausea or vomiting

Rare

  • throat irritation
  • cough
  • dryness of the mouth with thirst
  • drowsiness
  • headache

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CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

January 28, 2009

Prescriptions are Becoming More Affordable as People Warm to the Idea of Generics

Filed under: generic,new york,prescription,recession,Uncategorized — robertprice @ 5:40 pm

Doctors from all over the country have found that they are prescribing generics more frequently due to brand name drug patents ending while patients are increasingly becoming more accepting of the idea of generic drugs.

In New York alone, the prescribing of generics rose from 68.4% to 72.7% just last year according to Excellus Blue-Cross Blue Shield. In 2008, lower-cost generics lead to a prescription savings of $369 million which benefited taxpayers, patients, and employers according to health insurers.
Within in the last few years, numerous patents for high profile, brand name medications have ended and have become available as generic drugs. The vice president and chief pharmacy officer of Univera, Joel Owerbach said: “We’ve seen a growing list of generics coming onto the market, especially in 2006, and a coordinated effort by insurers and physicians to understand the opportunities to use them.”

In the coming years, as economic conditions worsen, the popularity of generic drugs will continue to grow as patients are educated on the benefits of generic drugs. Generic drugs are very safe as they are chemically identical to their brand name counterparts. Outside of the appearance, there are no physical differences between a generic and brand name drug. In addition, due to the lack of start-up costs associated with generics, they can typically be purchased for significantly less than the brand name counterpart once the patent is lifted. As health care costs increase, the use of generics will most likely become more prevalent.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com.

For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/– a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

January 26, 2009

Serc (Betahistine)

Filed under: Uncategorized — robertprice @ 10:15 am

Serc (Betahistine) is a class of drugs that treats patients with balance disorders, also known as Meniere’s disease. Serc is used to reduce the number of episodes of vertigo, a condition where patients have a feeling of rotation or movement of themselves or their surroundings, associated with Meniere’s disease. Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes vertigo in addition to symptoms such as ringing in the ears, headache and loss of hearing.

Before using Serc, tell your doctor if you are allergic to Serc or allergic to any other drug. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, are planning to become pregnant or are breast feeding a baby during treatment. Also, tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications that you are taking.

Tell your doctor if you have:

  • Asthma
  • High blood pressure
  • A peptic ulcer or a history of the condition
  • A condition known as pheochromocytoma

How do I take Serc?

Your doctor may recommend most adults 8mg to 16mg of Serc three times a day. Do not use Serc on children, unless prescribed by the doctor. If a dose is missed, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip it and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take more than one dose at a time, it can cause serious side effects. Store Serc at room temperature and protect from moisture. Do not stop taking this medicine without checking with your doctor. You can take Serc with food.

Side effects:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Stomach upset
  • Rash
  • Urticaria
  • Itching

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com.
For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/– a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

January 21, 2009

What is the Difference Between Brand Name Drugs and Generic Drugs?

Filed under: Uncategorized — robertprice @ 11:52 am

One of the most common questions we receive in our call center is: what is the difference between brand-name drugs and generic drugs?” In addition, people often ask why they are cheaper, whether or not they are the same, and are they safe.
First off, generic drugs are essentially the same as their brand name counterparts and they are just as effective. They are also just as safe because they practically have the same composition. The only major difference between brands and generics is the price.

What Are the Differences?

The U.S Food and Drug Administration requires that generic drugs be comprised of the same active ingredients, same quality, and same dosage as the name brand drugs. There are only a few differences, such as their name (which typically refers to the chemical name), their appearance (shape and color) due to trademark laws, and price (which can be a savings of anywhere form thirty to ninety percent).

Why Are Generic Drugs Cheaper?

One of the main reason generic drugs are cheaper is because manufacturers don not have to invest in research, development, and testing of the drug. This initial start up process for the drug can cost hundreds of millions of dollars. In order for the drug company to generate a profit, they charge a massive premium price and instill patent protection which can prevent other companies from producing the drug during that time.

However, after that patent expires, other companies create and sell generic version of that drug once they have made an application to the FDA. Since the generic manufacturers do not have to undergo the same research, development, testing, and marketing costs, they can afford to sell the drug at a significantly reduced price. Additionally, once the patent is lifted, any number of manufacturers can apply to produce the drug so competition among generic drug manufacturers can push the price down even further.

More than half of all prescriptions filled in the United Sates are filled with generic drugs and it saves U.S customers over $10 billion dollars a year.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com.

For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/– a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.