I just started seeing a rheumatologist for my ankylosing spondylitis. She suggested a long term NSAID rather than just taking ibuprofen as I had been doing. She prescribed two options: diclofenac, which I tried, and Indomethacin, which I have not yet tried. I have questions about the new drug before I start it but my rheumatologist won't be able to respond for about a month. Should I see my family doctor or a pharmacist with questions about the new meds? Are either likely to be really familiar with a random medication?
posted by Naib
on Dec 5, 2013 -
From a medical/science standpoint, what are the limiting factors that make it difficult to produce pharmaceutical drugs that do not have negative side effects?
posted by 6spd
on Feb 17, 2013 -
The character Danny the Drug Dealer from Withnail and I - has he appeared as a roadie in another movie basically playing the same character? [more inside]
posted by h00py
on Jun 17, 2011 -
Please suggest support groups for recovering drug addicts besides Narcotics Anonymous (NA). [more inside]
posted by stedman15
on Apr 29, 2011 -
DrugFilter: Is Xanax still "good" after two years? And secondly, how long does it last in the system? [more inside]
posted by Kitteh
on Dec 24, 2010 -
Looking for a video showing various common drugs, their appearance, how they're taken and their effects. [more inside]
posted by Lorc
on May 3, 2010 -
For the patent lawyers in the house... If a pharmaceutical company creates a me-too drug, (i.e. a drug that offers no improvement over the existing drug in its class--for instance claritin, allegra, zyrtec, etc.) is their burden of proof in the patent process that their drug is "better than placebo" or that it is "as good as the pre-existing drug in the class?"
posted by mert
on Jan 16, 2010 -
I may have to take a pre-employment drug test very soon, and I'm worried about whether the totally legal and authorized stimulants I'm taking are going to keep me from getting hired. Are my worries reasonable, and if so is there anything I should do to protect myself? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Mar 15, 2009 -
I know that when medicine expires or is no longer needed, the best way to dispose of it is to take it to a local pharmacy with a disposal program and hand it off to them to take care of it.
But that gets me to wondering - then what? [more inside]
posted by sandraregina
on Jan 26, 2009 -