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levothyroxine brand

Synthroid
Unithroid

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levothyroxine dosage

25,50,100mcg tablet
1.7mcg/kg/day

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levothyroxine indications

Hypothyroidism

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levothyroxine counseling tips

Take with water at least 30 minutes before breakfast to increase absorption
Take >4 hours apart from antacids and iron
May take several weeks to see symptoms improve

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tamsulosin brand

Flomax

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tamsulosin dosage

One or two 0.4mg slow release capsules once daily

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tamsulosin indications

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - treats enlarged prostate

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tamsulosin counseling tips

Take 30 minutes after the same meal each day to increase absorption
Dizziness
Headache
Drowsiness

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tolterodine brand

Detrol LA

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tolterodine dosage

One 2,4mg capsule daily

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tolterodine indications

Overactive bladder

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tolterodine counseling tips

Constipation
Dry mouth
Headache

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donepezil brand

Aricept

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donepezil dosage

One 5,10,23mg tablet once daily at bedtime
MAX 23mg/day

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donepezil indications

Treats Alzheimer's disease by slowing mental decline

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donepezil counseling tips

Nausea
Diarrhea
Insomnia
Risk of stomach bleed with NSAIDs

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alendronate brand

Fosamax

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alendronate dosage

One 35,70mg tablet once weekly

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alendronate indications

Prevention or treatment of bone loss in osteoporosis

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alendronate counseling tips

Take 30 minutes before breakfast to increase absorption
Ensure adequate Ca+Vit D intake but space dosing due to decreased absorption with Ca,Mg,Al
Take with 8 oz of plain water and remain upright for 30 minutes to ensure the drug passes through upper GI tract
Report heartburn or bone pain to physician

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armodafinil brand

Nuvigil

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armodafinil dosage

One 150,250mg tablet once daily

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armodafinil indications

Narcolepsy
Sleep apnea

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armodafinil counseling tips

Headache
Insomnia
Avoid alcohol due to increased drowsiness
Decreased effectiveness of oral contraceptives

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oseltamivir brand

Tamiflu

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oseltamivir dosage

Prevention:
One 75mg capsule once daily for 10 days
Treatment:
One 75mg capsule twice daily for 5 days

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oseltamivir indications

Influenza prevention or treatment

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oseltamivir counseling tips

Diarrhea
Dizziness
Should still get influenza vaccine
Must initiate within 48 hrs of onset of symptoms

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iron (ferrous sulfate) brand

Slow Fe
Feosol

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iron (ferrous sulfate) dosage

One 325mg tablet 1-3 times daily
(65mg elemental iron)
Various strengths