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Thoughts on ADHD Prescription Drugs

You have probably, at one point or another, stopped to ponder the number of ADHD prescription drugs and their side effects. Of course, the most well known are Adderall and Ritalin. However, there are others too. The list of side effects that come with any drug, including ADHD drugs can be rather long. Here is a tip: the next time you pick up ANY drug at your local pharmacy, ask the pharmacist to print out a list of side effects for you. You might be VERY surprised! Some of the side effects can even be quite serious.

ADHD drugs usually fall into one of three categories:

1. Long acting stimulant

2. Short or Intermediate acting stimulant

3. Not a Stimulant.

The long acting drugs will include drugs similar to Ritalin LA, Metadate CD, Focalin XR, Daytrana, Concerta, Adderal XR, and Vyvanse. These drugs can affect your child for up twelve hours! As such, they are only taken once-per-day. In the case of Ritalin LA or Adderal XR, they come in a capsule form that you can open and sprinkle onto food. Daytrana is a patch that the child can wear just like a ‘quit smoking’ transdermal.

The short and intermediate drug prescriptions for ADHD include Ritalin, Adderall, Dexedrine and Dextrostat, as well as Methylin ER.

These drugs are sort of out-of-style as they need to be taken more than once per day. On the other hand, they are not available in generic forms which can be less costly.

Non stimulant ADHD drugs, the most well known being Strattera, are not prescribed as often as the stimulant drugs are. However, in the case of a child who suffers anxiety in conjunction with his ADHD issues, the doctor might prescribe Strattera. Drugs like this may also be an option for children who do not do well with the stimulant drugs.

The side effects for the stimulant drugs can often include headaches, stomach aches, sleeplessness (insomnia), eating disorders, withdrawing socially, vomiting and, with that, nausea. This is not the end of the list, just some highlights! As a parent, you might see the outward signs of the side effects such as your child being dull or even a bit less-responsive or the appearance of being in a trance!

The non-stimulants, like Strattera can have similar side effects too. Allergic reactions can also be a concern. As a parent, you certainly want the best for your child and that is why you both may benefit from considering an all natural alternative remedy.

One of the most alarming suspicions of researchers is the appearance of a greater risk of depression in adulthood for children who were prescribed ADHD prescription drugs. When you consider the side effects along with this long term potential danger, you might conclude that the risk is too great. The good news is that there are alternative remedies available that do not appear to have these side effects.

To recap, ADHD prescription drugs have a number of possible side effects. You, as a parent, definitely want your child to have a happy, successful and fulfilling life but you also want to deal with the symptoms of ADHD at the same time. Homeopathic remedies could offer a viable alternative. If ADHD can be treated safely with a more natural remedy, you might conclude that to be a better alternative than prescription drugs.

National Pharmacy Technician

The pharmacy tech exams are based on top 200 prescribed drug and their formulas for conversion of drugs and their prescriptions. If you are not good enough in mathematics you should use all your force to converting with different capacity and measurements of the weights. Also you have to keep in memory with the names of the brands, and in their generic names and most simple names of all the drugs. You are also be prepare for the pharmacy tech exams by use of guidebook, software simulator, by live classes attendance or in variously without some preparation. Now you should be ready for mathematics letters, parts, changes, ratios, their formulas and the word difficulties. It will be very hard for you if you not done it before. When you started your career in pharmacy tech then you are used to it and you done these works without thinking. After the name you used CPHT when you complete your pharmacy tech exams.

When you become a certified pharmacy specialist, you will get the more working opportunities and will also have the permission to work in the most competitive situations at highly responsible positions. The PTCB has a very clear policy about the pharmacy technicians certificate based on the following rules and regulations. If the Federal Government has suspended your activities you will not the given the certification. If the fraud is also discovered against you the action will be the same. You will also not be issued the same certification if you refuse to enter in the investigation process. The PTCB has very severe regulations that must be taken into importance otherwise you will never give the certification at all. It is the right saying that you have the rights to destroy or even to kill others.

The total length of pharmacy technician’s exam is 2 hours and 90 pharmacy relevant questions will be asked, that will contain the details of the drugs and how these drugs can have the negative affects. Relating to the drugs and the details of the most commonly used patients with the abbreviations and some fast references are also used in these exams. This examination will also contain the laws and rules about this specific field of medication. You will also find these laws in the activated forms to safeguard the people who make the use of them. Various calculations and how to make the conversion work on these calculations to convert them into different measurement units will also be discussed there. The different situations will be given to you and you will be asked to cope up with the given realities.

The pharmacy tech examination is mainly focused to ask the 90 questions that are related to the different types of the medicines and how to calculate measuring between these values. You will be given a detail of 90 questions to solve within 2 hours time. The following areas will be covered completely in the pharmacy tech examination. The first field of importance, with about 66% of the weights of the total exam, is how to best give all the necessary help to the pharmacist and the best way to serve their patients as well. These will be the most important sector of your daily working as a technician. You will have to pay your time to the patients for all of these activities on the daily routines to provide them all the necessary help on the daily basis. For the successful implementation you should have the best of interpersonal and communication skills to do all these activities in the perfect manner. You can consider the second part more important on these PTCB exams is how to effectively maintain the medication and the product placement issues.

Because of the medicine stocks are very large the responsibility will be given to you to manage them as a pharmacy tech and you should be well prepared with the required skills of organizational management etc. It will be very improper if the medicines are labeled or if not placed at the proper areas or you don’t have the capability to find it out. As a pharmacy technician you should be very accurate and quick in finding the drug if it is required on immediate basis. The final focus of this exam will be on the management & administration based on 12 percent weighted. The cost to take this examination will be dollar one hundred and twenty nine only. This fee is expected to risen in the least coming years due to its increasing trends. There are the three possible ways to apply for these exams like phone, emails and applying through online base. You can reappear three times if you could not pass it in the first attempt. So your preparation should be well enough to pass it at the first attempt. PTCB will renew this certification in every two years time.

Generic Drugs and Online Pharmacies

Even someone who has been living under a rock for the last five or so years would be aware of the confusion, misconception and questions that exist regarding generic prescription drugs, especially the largest selling online, by far, Viagra (Sildenafil Citrate) and other drugs used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Some people believe much of the misinformation published by those who would have them pay ten times more for genuine drugs rather than the far cheaper generic versions. Much of the confusion and misconception exists because, understandably, many can’t see how the generic drug can be the same thing but be so cheap. Well, here is why the vast difference exists. It’s no secret, nor is it difficult to understand. It’s simply economics versus opportunism (although sometimes justified).

The following applies to all generic drugs sold through online pharmacies and in retail pharmacies on the street. There is no difference.

When the drug is first researched, discovered and developed, it takes a number of years and many, many millions (if not billions) of dollars in research, failure, more research, testing through multiple stages. Then come the trials, which have to satisfy the likes of the FDA (most countries have their own version of the FDA), which can, again, take years and more millions and even still fail for one reason or another.

Once the drug is approved by the authorities as safe (or relatively so, with the appropriate warnings…), the drug company then have to spend more millions and months marketing and promoting it to the public and the medical profession and wait for them to become confident in the product. Then comes the mass manufacture, packaging, wholesaling, and distribution etc of the tablets or whatever form the drug tales.

Interestingly, for instance, from the time the patent was taken out on Viagra in 1993 it took five years, till 1998, before it could be sold. Huge investments in money, time and resources, which the drug company (and shareholders) needed desperately to recover, hopefully in short order. Who can blame them, really? It’s a huge investment and huge risk with any new drug and some don’t end up being worthwhile.

That’s why any original drug is relatively expensive compared to it’s generic counterpart. At least for the first decade or so, while these enormous investments are being recovered. Very simple indeed.

Now for generic drugs, of which there are many. First of all, they are generally manufactured overseas because of cheaper labor and production costs and also because the patent doesn’t allow for them to be made or sold in the U.S. (if that’s where they were originally discovered and patented) except by the patent owner. They can however, be imported, in personal quantities by individuals, in most countries.

Before we go any further, as I said, many other countries have their own versions of the FDA, which are every bit as stringent and effective. Those countries that don’t have such an authority rely on the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) to approve and monitor the manufacture of already proven pharmaceuticals. Let’s face it, when people get sick in Australia, Britain, India, Russia, China, Japan etc and take the drugs made in their own country, they get better. The U.S is NOT the only place in the world that can be trusted to make quality, safe and effective pharmaceuticals. It would be silly and cynical to think so.

In fact, it may surprise some that the bulk ingredients for some so-called ‘US manufactured’ drugs are actually imported from other countries, so let’s be realistic!

The Generic drug that is purchased online is GENERALLY made in pharmaceutical facilities, which are approved by authorities much the same as the FDA and/or W.H.O. It is also interesting to note that vast amounts of GENERIC drugs like antibiotics, immunizations, birth control pills and even Viagra are used by the likes of W.H.O., World Vision and the Red Cross etc in their humanitarian endeavors because of their vastly cheaper prices. If they’re good enough for The Red Cross, are they good enough for you? I think so…

Generic Drugs that are sold through Online Pharmacies are so cheap because of the cheaper labor in other countries, but more so because of the obvious following reasons:

NO huge initial investment to recover.

NO wholesalers, distributors or retailers, they are shipped to the client from the manufacturer.

NO transport costs between three, four or often five of the above organizations.

NO stock needs to be kept by any of these non-existent middlemen or Pharmacies.

NO ‘bricks and mortar’ premises need to be maintained by the middlemen or the Pharmacies.

So you see, the ongoing mark-ups or profits from each of these middlemen don’t exist because they don’t exist, just the price from the manufacturer and their commission to the referring Online Pharmacy.

In closing, I must admit that there ARE counterfeit drugs and there are drugs, which don’t contain much of the effective ingredient. This problem is seen more so in drugs like Viagra, cialis and Levitra (the ED drugs) because of their popularity but STILL, these account for a very small percentage indeed, of the quality generic drugs sold online. People are still buying online drugs in droves and they wouldn’t continue to do that if they were having bad or questionable experiences, would they?

It’s also been discovered that the counterfeit drugs that everyone seems to condemn online Pharmacies over, ALSO show up in ‘bricks and mortar’ Pharmacies. So, why aren’t people wary of these retail outlets? Easy… media and the original manufacturer’s hype. Of course they’d rather sell all the online buyers genuine drugs at a much higher rate.

As for the best way to tell a safe online Pharmacy, look for a toll free phone number and other means of contact, for following up orders, requesting cancellations, refunds or complaints. If they have these, they can hardly be surviving by selling inferior products. Check out the contacts first if you wish to make sure they’re genuine.

Prescription Drug Secrets Pharmacies

Those struggling to afford medication know how much pharmacies can charge for medication. One well kept secret can help to save money on medications.

Pharmacies charge high amounts for many medications, often pricing them out of most consumer’s budgets if their insurance doesn’t cover them. This can make affording the high prescription drug prices difficult for many but one well kept secret can make obtaining medication more affordable for everyone.

Best Alternative

Canada drugs are the best alternative to pharmacy prices within the United States. Those who need to purchase expensive medications often find that buying a Canadian Drug Online allows them to get the same quality of medication but at a reduced price. Canada drugs include many of the most popular types of prescription medications as well as some of the harder to find medications.

Avoid High Costs

In addition to avoiding high prescription drug prices, it is also possible to avoid costly over the counter medication prices as well. Many Canadian drug online pharmacies offer non prescription products at discounted rates. This can be beneficial for those who need additional supplies for their health care needs such as topical acne medications or digestive aides. Other available products such as commonly used health care and beauty products. Canadian drug online pharmacies also offer many of these over the counter products in bulk, which can further add to the savings.

File Claims

Those with insurance may be able to file claims for reimbursement after purchasing Canadian Drug Online. This can help to further reduce prescription drug prices when purchasing Canada drugs. Canadian drug online companies are often able to provide forms that can be submitted to insurance companies, allowing consumers to use their insurance plans to save money.