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pre·scribe

(prē-skrīb'),
To give directions, either orally or in writing, for the preparation and administration of a remedy to be used in the treatment of any disease.
[L. prae-scribo, pp. -scriptus, to write before]

prescribe

(prĭ-skrīb′)
v. pre·scribed, pre·scribing, pre·scribes
v.tr.
To order the use of (a medicine or other treatment).
v.intr.
To order a medicine or other treatment.

pre·scrib′er n.

pre·scribe

(prĕ-skrīb')
To give directions, either orally or in writing, for the preparation and administration of a remedy to be used in the treatment of any disease.
[L. prae-scribo, pp. -scriptus, to write before]

pre·scribe

(prĕ-skrīb')
To give directions, either orally or in writing, for preparation and administration of a remedy to be used to treat any disease.
[L. prae-scribo, pp. -scriptus, to write before]

Patient discussion about prescribe

Q. How do doctors know what chemo meds to prescribe? Do they take a piece of the cancer tumor and lab it to see what chemo drugs kill that specific cancer tumor cells. Or do they randomly figure these meds should respond to these cells? I understand that the doctors put a patient through killing all cells which may be better.

A. It all comes down to a "hit or miss" if one chemo type doesn't work then they try another, or combinations. From experience and testing they basically know which type of chemo works on an overall average for a certain cancer type.
Although many can get one type of cancer, each reacts differently in each individual depending on their immune system, age, and lifestyle. so each chemo also reacts different in people.

Q. I am wondering why did he prescribe me a bacteria? My doctor has prescribed some probiotic medicines for diarrhea recently and these medicines are actually bacteria…..I am wondering why did he prescribe me a bacteria?

A. Some bacteria like Lactobacillius and Bifidobacterium are normally present in the guts of the humans and they are beneficial bacteria for humans. If not present or if they reduce in the guts then other harmful bacteria may invade your guts and will lead to other bowel problems, low immunity and ulcers. So these bacteria are friendly. Diarrhea would flush out these gut bacteria which have to be supplemented immediately by giving probiotics in some.

Q. Why a mood stabilizer like lithium is commonly prescribed to all type of bipolars. Why a mood stabilizer like lithium is commonly prescribed to all type of bipolars before any other medicine?

A. Lithium is an effective mood stabilizer for a lot of people however it is not for everyone. My partner had a very bad reaction to lithium and is now on Lamotrigine, which is working very well for her. Mood stabilizers are a vital part of a treatment program for bipolar patience, it helps control and balance moods.

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A systematic review about the effects of nurse prescribing failed to discover reasons why nurses should not prescribe medicines, or to substantiate doubts about overall safety (Van Ruth, Mistiaen, & Francke, 2008).
Eighty percent of the respondents said they would prescribe a less expensive DPP-IV inhibitor to their patients with type 2 diabetes or hypertension.
More specifically, the perceived usefulness (or not) of being able to prescribe in respondents' own practice was of interest.
Nurses and pharmacists who prescribe are highly skilled in their profession.
"Research shows that the majority of nurses who prescribe have at least 10 years' nursing experience before starting their prescribing training and must have either degree or masters-level education.
Pharmacists who receive additional training and are on the clinical registry of the Alberta College of Pharmacists will be permitted to prescribe many Schedule 1 drugs and blood products, as well as administer some injections, such as flu shots and travelers vaccines.
Under the plans, nurses and pharmacists will be able to prescribe any licensed medicine for any medical condition - traditionally the role of GPs
The same company owns both patents, and the patent for Prilosec was running out, and so they wanted doctors to prescribe the expensive drug.
Nurses can already prescribe more than 180 prescription-only medicines for medical conditions and pharmacists have been prescribing some things in partnership with doctors since 2003.
Under the proposals, pharmacists would receive extra training to be able to prescribe medicines for common illnesses ranging from acne to tonsillitis.
Only a tiny fraction of the nation's nearly I million health care professionals licensed to prescribe controlled substances are willing to consistently use opioid medications, recognized as the best drugs for severe pain.

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