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how long does it take for plavix to work

A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience in Ophthalmology
Double question: The active metabolite has an elimination half-life of about eight hours. Following an oral dose of 14c-labeled clopidogrel in humans, approximately 50 ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
17 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No Change: Plavix (clopidogrel) dos enot affect wound healing. You are more prone to bleeding when taking plavix (clopidogrel) and if there is no bleeding a wou ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience in Cardiology
Zantac (ranitidine): As long as you are on Aspirin and Plavix (dual antiplatelet drugs) you are at risk for gastritis. Hence it is better to continue zantac (ranitidine) t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience in Cardiology
More: Most likely more -- discuss it with your doctor.
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 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 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 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 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
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 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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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Depends: Stelazine is a first generation anitpsychotic which was indicated for hallucinations and delusions. However, it is a good, inexpensive alternative to ... Read More
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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Bupropion (Wellbutri: Like most antidepressants, 4 weeks & sometime up to 6 weeks.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
33 years experience in Cardiology
At least a few days: It can take up to 5 or more days for the medication to reach therapeutic effect. Sensitivity to the medication is based on genetic factors, as well as ... Read More
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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 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 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 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 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
30 years experience in Urogynecology
Quickly: Immediate release oxybutinin taken orally begins to work in 20-30 minutes.
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 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Bunker-Huertas
18 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pantoprazole: Ppis such as Pantoprazole can take anywhere from a few days to 1-2 weeks for you to truly notice an effect.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience in Family Medicine
8 hours: Ex-lax usually takes up to 8 hours to work. You need fiber to keep regular. Also increasing your water intake helps. High fat and processed foods can ... Read More
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