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how long does insulin stay in the system after injection

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Type of insulin?: This is entirely dependent on the type and the dose. Therefore you may see effects ranging from several hours to over 24 hours.

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
Short acting insulin: such as Humalog, (insulin lispro) generally begins lowering your blood sugar with 15 minutes of an injection. Its peak action is between 30 minutes - ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience Endocrinology
It depends.: If relatively healthy and you have a ready supply of fluids to drink, you can get along but will be progressively losing weight and be hounded by insa ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Injections: Certainly, but so can you, your husband, your family. I started giving my dear departed mother insulin injections daily beginning at age 8. Took some ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Between 7-10 days: At least 7 days, usually a few more. Good wishes.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Virtually gone by 12: The half-life of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is about 1.5 hours (time it takes for body to get rid of half of the dose/med), thus after 3- ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Beshay
19 years experience Fertility Medicine
Weeks: It is believed that half of the Clomiphene taken will take 3 weeks to clear your system. More time is neede to completely clear Clomiphene entirely fr ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Varies: Dosage, location but usually brief duration!
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Half life : The half life of Accutane is about 22 hours, his is the one it takes for the Accutane level in blood to decrease by 50%. After 5 half lives approxima ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roschmann
45 years experience Rheumatology
About 6 months: Typically, after the loading doses (which are usually 2 weeks apart), the physiological effects of Rituxan (rituximab) on the body's production of cer ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Dosed every 24 hours: The half-life is 6-8 hours. It is excreted primarily as an unchanged product in the urine. By 24-48 hours most if not all of this medication should ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Four days: Azithromycin has a long half life - which is both a blessing and a curse if you have side effects. The good news is, the medicine is quite well tolera ... Read More
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Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Half life: The half life of clindamycin is about 3 hours. So in 6 hours its is eliminated. Side effects go away once the drug is stopped. If you have c.diff a di ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Median half life 32d: The median half life of Rituxan (rituximab) is 32 days. It takes approximately 5 half-lives before a drug is considered "gone" from the system. Theref ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Up to several days: The half life of Didrex is 6-12 hours. In general, after five half lives a drug has essentially exited your system. So that provides are range of 30 ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
28 years experience Pain Management
About 1 month: Thc can be found in the body for up to 1 month.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience Addiction Medicine
Days to weeks: Thc will be present in fat and hair for a longer time than in blood or urine.
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Effect?: If you meant the effect of Breo, it depends on the ingredient. The long-acting bronchodilator should have lost effect by 36 hours but the steroid eff ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience Family Medicine
It varies: Normally accepted half life is 4-16 hours but one recent study reported 40 hour. This means 1/2 of the total in your system should be gone in up to 4 ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Depends.: The onset of action is ~1 hour; the duration of action is ~24 hours. The time to eliminate 1/2 of the dose is 5 hours (half-life elimination). ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Ulmer
39 years experience Family Medicine
Over 12 hours: the half life is 12 hours , meaning half of the medication is out of your system at 12 hours. It should be mostly out of your system in 24 hours.

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