View Full Version : Before taking any med go to askapatient.com
12-15-2006, 05:02 PM
Before you take a medication you are not sure of, go to askapatient.com and type in the name of the drug. It will give you a long list of other peoples experiences with this drug, and thier reactions to it.
12-16-2006, 04:48 AM
Thank you, I just checked out the med I just went on and it has very favorable reviews and I really needed to hear that. Thanks!
12-16-2006, 08:03 AM
however, there are times when you have to take it a step further.
Many of us take more than one medication, in my case up to five different kinds daily. I have found that reading up on the med manufacturer's web sites and listing all common and rare side effects is crucial to my well being. By comparing s/e's I've found that each med alone or a few combined don't create new side effects but when you add that last ONE into the mix, well alarms start sounding. It's that combo of meds that can become a real and true problem.
At that point, when adding any new med, read very carefuly about it's s/e's and be super alert for new problems. Then call the new med's mfr. They have to record your 'adverse incident' by law. If we don't tell them of the problems no one will know. Some doc's usually do not report these problems as they should so it's up to us!
I will definitely check out that site, it'd be interesting to see how many others are on combinations that I call 'toxic mixes'. - j
12-16-2006, 09:43 AM
Thanks for the url. I'll keep it bookmarked.
Very good source of reference for medications.
This can be a useful tool. I find anecdotal info. very heplful.
12-17-2006, 12:40 AM
Thanks for that good info Nacho, i think that site would be a " great stickie "
for future referance for all.
your mouse commands hesitate, like mine just did today, you will want
to run SpyBot the the equiv and remove the spyware which may be there.
( I went there 4 times in the last 2 days and my mouse just got confused/delayed --and now it is better after running the SpyBot).:confused:
12-17-2006, 09:28 PM
That's a great site. Thanks. I've added it to my bookmarks.
For Physician's Desk Reference type drug information, I like www.rxlist.com .
12-18-2006, 09:01 AM
I use www.drugs.com (http://www.drugs.com) for medication info.
They have the PDR version available, and the "patient information" version available for each medication. They also have a pill identification area, and an drug interactions checker.
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