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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.

prescribe

[priskrīb′]
Etymology: L, prae + scribere, to write
1 to write an order for a drug, treatment, or procedure.
2 to recommend or encourage a course of action.

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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We identified clusters of prescribers using the space-time permutation statistic (Kulldorff et al.
3) Rules for First-Time Prescriptions of Controlled Substances For The Treatment Of Pain: AB 474 includes guidelines that prescribers must follow prior to writing an initial prescription, which include having a bona fide relationship with the patient; establishing a preliminary diagnosis and treatment plan; obtaining and reviewing the patient's Prescription Drug Monitoring Report; and discussing non-controlled substance treatment options with the patient.
Conclusion: Results show that poor knowledge of prescribers for appropriate use of drugs in geriatric patients results in excessive use of broad spectrum antibiotics and the decision is mostly based on illogical basis.
Before starting therapy, prescribers must discuss known risks and realistic benefits as well as the prescriber and patient responsibilities in managing therapy.
In Ohio, prescribers are required to review its Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) upon a patient demonstrating "any signs of possible diversion or abuse", or if the prescriber has the reasonable belief the person will require the medication for at least twelve (12) weeks.
The findings contradict an analysis of California workers' compensation data, in which 1% of prescribers accounted for a third of schedule II opioid prescriptions, and 10% of prescribers accounted for 80% of prescriptions, they noted.
Prescribers, however, will not receive additional compensation for this interaction.
Reed said, with the review of the nurse practitioner (NP) scope underway, the postgraduate diploma may become the first step in becoming an authorised prescriber in the NP scope, but that had not yet been decided.
If you are a nurse prescriber, you have the knowledge, it's just having the confidence to provide information.
Of the initial 42 prescribers identified as outliers and contacted for further information, CVS stopped filling controlled-substance prescriptions for 36.
Though abundant literature from evidence-base is available focusing on the futility of formulations for 'cough and cold', more than 1300 such formulations flood the Indian market and prescribers prescribe them freely.