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Can some one help with medication list format?

Posted By: Tara on 2008-04-15
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if a doctor transcribes a medication as Actose 45 mg q.d do you transcribe it as Actose 45 mg daily?

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medication help

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This is my first time posting to this site. For anyone interested, here are three very helpful websites: Drugstore.com, Drugs.com, Medword.com. They are very helpful in looking up medication and medical terms.
Medication question


I am trying to figure out a medication and it sounds like chromagin, cromagin, or something like that.  Has anyone heard of that?  It is to be taken three times daily...Thanks!!!

Medication website
Anyone know of a good site to go to for a list of medications?  Thanks!
Do you take any kind of medication sm
before you start work? Don't mean to be nosy but in my case, I work 6a-2p.  I take my blood pressure medication at 5:30a. By 7:00-8:00, I am ready for bed and literally fall asleep at my desk. I take my break from 8:45 to 9:30, come back and I am fine. Doc said my medicine "peaks" at that time then the level falls off.  Asked him to change it and he refuses to, said if it works then why try another. I have tried taking it at different times a day, but it really works the best at 5:30. So, I am stuck. Have you tried turning on the radio or tv or even opening a window?  Sometimes that helps for me. 
Looking for a medication website
I used to have a link to a website that if you only knew three letters to the medication it would give you options. My computer had since crashed and I lost that website and cannot find it. A lot of times I can hear only a few syllables of the med they are saying. Does anyone know a website that you can put a partial part in and get choices?
Has anyone heard of "chlorophen" as a medication?

Rebound headaches are from medication
in pain, you may use the meds too often. The theory behind the rebound headache is that the overuse of drugs makes the headache rebound after your body uses all of the medication. An OTC drug or a Rx that is taken too often causes an episode where your brain gets relief from the pain, likes the effect, and then signals "pain" in its search for more of the drug, and you increase dosages to get more relief. Your medication becomes less and less effective and you create a cycle of misery. (This is adapted from the website, "Migraines for Dummies" (even though I don't have migraines.) It's the best explanation I have found on the web for rebound HA. I just want relief.
You truly have some anger problems. Maybe you should look into medication for yourself.
pain medication s/p arthoplasty
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Do you take blood pressure medication? sm
They can make you extremely tired, too. I take Toprol XL and have for 13 years. It peaks about 3 hours after I take it I have trouble staying awake at the PC from 6 am to about 10:30 am. I literally fall asleep with fingers right on the keyboard. It was so bad that I finally changed to the afternoon shift. I asked my doc about it and he said try taking it at night. Well, that brought on the headaches I was trying to avoid. He said to take 1/2 in the a.m. and 1/2 in the p.m. No dice, still had headaches. He won't change my pills, says if it isn't broke, don't try to fix it. He wants to keep my pressure on the low side. My only solution was changing shifts and now I don't fall asleep at the keyboard anymore. I can get 10 hours of sleep at night but still fall asleep about 3 hours after taking that medication. I'm fine if I am up and about and doing things but sitting at the keyboard is another story.
I beg to differ - not all kids need medication....sm
Many with ADD/ADHD can learn just fine without medication as long as you break the tasks into smaller segments and implement visual aides.

No drug is completely safe. They all have chemicals in them. Ritalin, which you mentioned, caused my nephew to have growth retardation while he was on it and it was only after he came off that stuff that he started growing.

It's not the media afraid of drugging kids. There are many of us out there that don't believe that drugging a child is the correct answer. Sure there are kids that really need it if they can't stay focused at all, but asking a child to stay focused for an hour or more without a break when they're say 7 years old is extreme, especially if they're able to learn the same information if it's broken down into 3 20 minute sessions in the day.

Kids are now being pushed to learn more at a rate that for some of them taxes where their maturity levels are, and this can aggravate things like ADD/ADHD, especially when they don't have the recess breaks at school to give them a diversion from the classroom for a while. I'm glad that in my state some of the school systems have started mandating recess again - and those schools test scores have improved.
Medication can help you get past the things you can't accept
in this life. You need to seek help.

People have to let go of what bothers them at some point. Carrying around that baggage with you isn't healthy for you.

I didn't bring up anything about my future -- someone else always does because they are so fixated and obsessed. Now that's the biggest funny of all. HAHAHA

Do you take over the counter medication or from a physician. Which seems to work well.
Rewrite song: I forgot my medication..

I can't find my medication

Cause I try.. and I try..but I'm high!

I can't get no..I can't get no..

When I'm tripping around stage

And I'm shakin' it at the Superbowl

And they're chanting I am way too old

That I've lost all my sensation

I look like morgue refrigeration

I can't sing, no, oh no no no

Flat, flat, flat...that's singin' flat

I can't find the right direction (off stage)

I can't get no resurrection....


I wish I could be on disability for something mental that is controlled with medication.

I'm just sorry I'm paying for people to stay home and not work while my husband and I have to work. It's bad enough that this man doesn't help you around the house, but he's sucking off the government (us taxpayers) while we support him. He can't do ANYTHING? Whatever...

Man, what a country.

I thought Neurontin was a pain medication
I'm a little confused by your post.
uh, I don't type a medication that is spelled wrong
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Your planet? did you know there were people who needed medication who didnt have it?
If government is involved, it will be as screwed up as the Medicare medication program.
Heaven save us from all these wanna be kings that sit on top of the hill.
Ridiculous. It's not a medication or a procedure she's questioning. This is a moral issue.
She is way out of line to question transcribing that. You're comparing apples to oranges.
medical abbreviation list and medical drug list

Anyone there who could help me out finding the latest abbreviations list.
I even want the latest drug list because my current program does not have many drugs.

So if anyone could suggest anything which is available online for informationd quick look purposes.

any help for medical abbreviation list and medical drug list would be very helpful.

Here is our format.






The example given by the other poster is good, but you may also want to add the date of the exam.

DSS Format
If you download Express Scribe which is a free program that does play .dss formatted files, you should have no problem getting the files to play. Good luck.

Just use all caps for headings.  They aren't testing you on format.  Worry about terminology, spelling and grammar. 

Also, I have never heard of "acute care clinic" work.  Acute care is hospital work, clinic is office work.   Don't bill yourself as having acute care experience if you do not.  They are quite different. 


I use Wordperfect at work.  There are approx. 7 people to have access to my files.  Over the past 2 months, I am finding "Word" symbols in some documents and the format is changed, font, etc.  No one is supposed to change one iota on those pages. Can anyone tell me what's happening??   I hope I'm on the right message board.  This is my first.   and thanks!

WAV pedal-.dss format
My doctor just switched from using the regular WAV pedal program using the WAV format to using the .dss format.  This is coming up in Media Player and I cannot get the WAV pedal to work with it.  What am I doing wrong?  It leads me to believe I have to work online rather than download and work off line.  It brings up My Documents and it looks like I should be saving it there.  (I used to have in My Documents in Word a file set up for My WAV files, and one to Archive the dictation to keep for a while before deleting).  This does not come up in My WAV any more, but is still in Archive.  Any help or direction is appreciated.  Please email me at maplehil@rea-alp.com as soon as possible.  My work is piling up and I cannot be typing one line at a time.  TIA
Start with Format...
Tee hee, I just learned this like last month!  It took me long enough and it's really simple.  Start with Format, go to Paragraph, you'll see the alignment of the paragraph is Left, change that to Center.

Then the arrow at the bottom to bring up more choices.  Pick "background", then choose the color you want.

You would need to learn format.
Perhaps if you take an at home MT course that would be sufficient, and with your medical background might be able to land a job. After getting a dentist's salary for so long, might be depressed when you see your paycheck, and with all the ESLs out there might not be so much fun. Not trying to disillusion you but just stating the facts. Also, need to be able to type pretty quick, and have listening/typing coordination - takes some getting use to in the beginning.

If you decide to do it, good luck.
Format heading
Tt the top, under format, check 'bullets and numbering'. Or, you can click on 'reveal formatting' under the same heading, then click 'show all formatting marks' and it might show you what is turned on that you don't need. Make sure you un-click the 'show formatting marks' when you're done to get rid of them.
What is the file format - wav, dss, etc.
What program are you using to try to load? 
One thing I do is use the same format
for many of mine. (Old PRD formating)

Example - admin - administer
admins - administers
adminj - admininstration
admind - administered

also for diseases like -
chf - CHF
chff - congestive heart failure

hpii - history of present illness


Also - if you have words you constantly transpose letters in, put those in -

teh - the
adn - and
eh - he

Every little bit helps.

If you are consistent on how you add your expansions, no matter what you put in, they will be easy to remember and become second nature.

It depends on WP format,
Spellcheck is no longer available for WP5.1. 
Format question
I am currently transcribing a Consultation and never can remember these simple little rules... Under the recommendations section of the report the dictator says that "surgery is indicated for these 5 reasons" and then continues dictating and 1., 2., and so on. Would it be appropriate to add a colon after "these 5 reasons" and skip to new line to start numbering or finish sentence with a period? Or should it be a colon and the numbers starting on the same line? Thanks for anyone's help!
answer to format ?

I woud put the heading "Recommendations" and then type under that the ". . . these five reasons":

1.  ________

2.  _________, etc.

Auto format

You should be able to restore by formatting your commands.  Just go in and find auto commands and click the one that over turned that.

Good luck!


Auto format
Which version are you using?
Does anybody use DS2 file format?
One of my offices just switched to the Olympus DS2 file format (without checking with or giving me any notice!) so I need to get a player since I use Express Scribe and that does not handle the DS2 format. Anybody using this file format yet? What software are you using for transcription?
DS2 audio format
Joan, the Bytescribe WavPlayer will play the new Olympus DS2 audio format. If I can help you let me know.
DS2 File Format
You can use the DSS File Converter to convert the DS2 file to a .wav file and then use Express Scribe to transcribe the file. DSS File Converter is available at http://www.pcdictate.com/DSS_File_Converter_p/dssconverter.htm
Psychiatry format help
I am testing, so I can't really call for help. The way it is typed will make or break my score, and I have not been able to find any online exapmles to help me for sure.
Is there a new format on Forum Section

or am I the only one experiencing this....

about two or three days ago, I've noticed that when I go to the main board, other forum or topic options were not listed on the blue portion of the page, and it feels weird to go back to the home page every time I want to change topic/section.

You need to add a tab to the format. See inside for instructions. sm
Click Format and then Paragraph.  A box will open and in the lower right-hand corner, click the Tabs button.  You need to set a tab at 1" (or wherever you need it).  If you have problems, post back and I'll try to help again. 
Platelet count format

Help, please....when transcribing platelet counts, do the facilities you transcribe for want them typed as platelets 250,000 (with zero x3 at the end) or do they allow platelets 250?  Can someone tell me what the approved method for this is, and from what source?  Thanks a lot. 

Platelet count format
I like 250K, as in platelet count 250K, WBC 5.7K (K being appreviation in medicine for 1,000)