It is made from a cell line that initially came from hamster ovaries. They culture the cell line, and they don’t need hamsters anymore.

Avonex is interferon beta-1a, indentical to the interferon made in the human body naturally. It is not hamster interferon. What they do is expose the cells to human interferon genes, and the cells will start making human interferon. It is a lot more complicated than that, but that is the basic idea. Read the rest of this entry »


It does burn a bit. I wouldn’t say it hurts a lot. But it is a shot. If you have at least some fat (you need to be able to pinch about an inch or so) on your stomach then you will be fine. If you stomach is very flat then try you love handle area. If that is still too thin then call your doctor. They might suggest another area.

call your doc and he/she can order some blood work to check certain enzyme levels to see if this med is having one of the rare side effects..when i started on lipitor about a month later i started having muscle aches and wasnt sure if it was the meds or the aerobics class i had started…had blood work and it was not the med…don’t just stop the med,call the doc and be advised by them

Prandin is a drug for diabetics that can be use ONLY if you have type II diabetes which means you are not insulin dependent, it helps control your blood sugars. When you take prandin just before you eat, you help your body release the insulin needed to handle glucose spikes. It begins to work quickly.

Prandin helps your body release insulin to handle the blood glucose from that meal. Then leaves your bloodstream quickly, and insulin levels return toward baseline between meals and during the night.

Before taking BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic you should know¬†the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines with you to show your doctor and pharmacist each time you get a new medicine. Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have: Read the rest of this entry »

Were you prescribed the liquid codeine by a doctor who also knows about or also prescribes the Lamictal? I personally do not think that it would hurt you, as I used to take Lamictal myself, and the codeine will not interact with it , as I have taken codeine and Lamictal at the same time before prescribed by the same doctor. It is always best to check with a doctor first though, because each person reacts to medicines differently.

Yes it can make you feel nauseous, give you mood swings, breast tenderness, headaches and cramps plus other side effects. Because its a low dose hormone pill the side effects are generally fewer for most people and its harder to know if side effects are caused by the pill or something else. If you have only been feeling this way since starting the pill I would contact your doctor that prescribed it and discuss it with them, you may need a different form of birth control.