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how long does tamoxifen take to work

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
You may not have : Tamoxifen is well tolerated by most , in estrogen receptor + tive breast cancers will prevent recurrences , immediate reaction can occur but rare , mo ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Armidex: Couple of weeks.
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Dr. Sudhir Bansal
74 years experience Endocrinology
Hyperprolactinia: The answer is no hyperprolactinemia is due to reduced dopaminergic tone at pitutary level the treatment is to correct and treat the root abnormality b ... Read More
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Dr. Andrius Baskys
45 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
This : This is an important question that, unfortunately, still has no unambiguous answer. I have posted a link to a summary of a review article by p. Hazell ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
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Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Bupropion (Wellbutri: Like most antidepressants, 4 weeks & sometime up to 6 weeks.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not long: The onset of effect of 'propranolol' tablets is between 1 -2 hours, and will last for between 6 - 12 hours. Lethargy and fatigue are common sde effect ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
Valacyclovir TO WORK: How long does it take valacyclovir to work? For what? Cold sores? Genital herpes? Shingles (herpes zoster)? It varies with the disease, with the lengt ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Days to weeks: It starts to work quickly but prolactin levels generally don't fall for sevetal weeks. Also, repeat lab tests are needed to insure the dose is adequat ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience 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 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience 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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience 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. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Vicodin: Some effects are noted within 10-15min and is due to the acetaminophen. The opioid effect can take up to 45 min to be noted as it needs to get convert ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
a few days: A few days.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julio Bordas
36 years experience 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. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience Pediatrics
Gardasil: For the hpv vaccine to work best, it is very important for preteens to get all 3 doses (shots) long (over 6 months) before any sexual activity with an ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience 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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Archibald Miller
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Gastritis: This medication should start having an effect within 2 hours of oral intake.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Tactuo: Tactuo is the combination of Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide. Adapalene unplugs the blocked oil glands and Benzoyl Peroxide decreases the inflammation, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends on the st: Depending on the stage of breast cancer, tumors show a response within 6-8 weeks, with a maximum effect seen by 6-9 months. But if the drug is being u ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Propanolol: It will begin to work in a few minutes in some. But depends on what you are taking if for. IV works immediately.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
39 years experience Pharmacology
7-10 days: Antibiotics such as Keflex can work in 7-10 days sometimes shorter- it is important to complete the course of therapy prescribed for you in order to ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
33 years experience 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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