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omega-3 fish oil brand

Lovaza (Rx)
OTCs in other strengths

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omega-3 fish oil dosage

4g (1g liquid filled capsules) daily

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omega-3 fish oil indications

Reduce triglycerides

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omega-3 fish oil counseling tips

Burping and taste disturbances
Swallow whole - don't open capsules
To reduce fishy taste and smell, refrigerate

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atorvastatin brand

Lipitor

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atorvastatin dosage

1 20mg or 40mg tablet daily

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atorvastatin indications

Reduce cholesterol and triglycerides

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atorvastatin counseling tips

Diarrhea
Report unusual muscle pain, tenderness, weakness or fever
Avoid excessive grapefruit juice (increases risk of toxicity)
Avoid excessive alcohol (liver damage)
Contraindicated in pregnancy
Lipid level assessed in 2-4 wks after initiation or dosage change

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ezetimibe brand

Zetia

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ezetimibe dosage

1 10mg tablet daily

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ezetimibe indications

Reduce cholesterol

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ezetimibe counseling tips

Diarrhea
Report unusual muscle pain, tenderness or weakness

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gemfibrozil brand

Lopid

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gemfibrozil dosage

1 600mg tablet twice a day 30 before AM and PM meal

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gemfibrozil indications

Reduce triglycerides

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gemfibrozil counseling tips

Stomach upset
Report unusual muscle pain, tenderness or weakness

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insulin lispro brand

Humalog (Rx)

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insulin lispro dosage

100 units/ml subcutaneous injectable solution (pen, vial, cartridge)
Individualized dosing - 15 min before or immediately after meals

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insulin lispro indications

Antidiabetic to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes

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insulin lispro counseling tips

Rapid acting insulin
Refrigerate unopened insulin vials until expiration date
Discard opened or unopened after 28 days if stored at room temp
Let filled syringe reach room temp prior to injection - injecting cold insulin is painful
Low blood sugar

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insulin regular brand

Humulin R
Novolin R
(Rx and OTC)

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insulin regular dosage

100 units/ml
Subcutaneous injectable suspension (pen, vial, cartridge)
Individualized dosing - inject 30 min before meals

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insulin regular indications

Antidiabetic to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes

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insulin regular counseling tips

Short acting insulin
Refrigerate unopened insulin vials until expiration date
Discard opened or unopened after 28 days if stored at room temp
Let filled syringe reach room temp prior to injection - injecting cold insulin is painful
Low blood sugar

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insulin glargine brand

Lantus

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insulin glargine dosage

100 units/ml
Subcutaneous injectable suspension (pen, vial, cartridge)
Variable subQ injection once or twice daily

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insulin glargine indications

Antidiabetic to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes

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insulin glargine counseling tips

Long acting insulin
Use at same time each day
Don't mix in the same syringe with other insulin
Refrigerate unopened insulin vials until expiration date
Discard opened or unopened after 28 days if stored at room temp
Let filled syringe reach room temp prior to injection - injecting cold insulin is painful
Low blood sugar

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metformin brand

Glucophage

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metformin dosage

1 tablet (500, 850, 1000mg) BID or TID
MAX 2550mg/day