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how long does it take for aleve to work

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
1/2-2 hrs, but: 1/2 to 2 hours for a given pill, but if taken at 12 hour intervals, full effect perhaps in 84 hours.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
It depends: It depends on why you are taking it. For pain relief it works quickly with in a matter of an hour or so. Antiinflammatory effects take a little longer ... Read More
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Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Arthritis pain: Vimova has anti inflammatory and anti acid medication, if it is not helping in an hour or so, you might want discuss about different treatment approac ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience in Pharmacology
Naproxen Onset: There is often variability between patients, but with Naproxen, one could expect to experience some Pain relief within an hour. The maximal effect i ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
1 to 3 hours: Claritin d is a combination antihistamine [claritin= loratadine] and d= decongestant pseudoephedrine. This product is rapidly absorbed then metaboliz ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
a few days: A few days.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Depends: if taken on empty stomach, 30 minutes should be enough to feel its effect, if on a full stomach takes longer, check that you have taken the right dose ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Same day: You should be able to hopefully notice some results withing the same day you take it.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Archibald Miller
40 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Gastritis: This medication should start having an effect within 2 hours of oral intake.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Another question?: Naphcon a shrinks blood vessels and makes the eye appear less red. However, the more important question is why your eye is red to begin with. Redness ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Lisinopril: Lisinopril is used for many things. For blood pressure changes can be seen in a week or so. For heart failure and other uses it can take 6 weeks or mo ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Depends: in acute upper respiratory tract inflammation, might work right away, but in chronic conditions would take about 2-3 days to work, given that it is ta ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience in Pediatrics
A week: You have to give it at least a week. Keeps the new lesions for occurring, doesn't treat the lesions that are already there as well.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
Depends: You just have to try it and see. I usually see how it goes for 3 months before i switch to others.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kuglitsch
40 years experience in Urology
Flomax (tamsulosin): Flomax (tamsulosin) is an Alpha blocker and work within 24 hours regarding its effects. If given for obstructive voiding then effects are usually seen ... Read More
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Soon: When taken orally, caffeine takes 15-45 minutes to reach its peak effects in the body although stimulant effects are noticeable at 5-10 minutes. The e ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience in Rheumatology
See below: You should know whether it works or not within a few days.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Depends: It comes as a long acting form and a short acting form. If you take a short acting capsule on an empty stomach, it will work within 1-2 hours. If you ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Mebendazole: What are you treating?
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Hyoscyamine: Is anticholinergic & antispasmodic agent , which is a racemic component of Atropine with twice the potency of atropine. Is used in gastrointestinal & ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience in General Surgery
Chiropratic: It works as long as you can pay.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Bussell
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
About 30 minutes: Usually starts in 30 minutes and lasts about 8 hours depending on the dose.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julio Bordas
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Fluoxetine activity.: Fluoxetine enhances serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin is a brain chemical involved in mood regulation. For this medication to be effective it ... Read More
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