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I am constable tired from working 12 hour shift. Is there medication to "resupply" my sleep?

I am constable tired from working 12 hour shift. Is there medication to "resupply" my sleep?

Medications 4 sleep: Sleep is probaby the best medicine. Shift work whether a night or evening or longer than usual is exhausting. Scheduling breaks and off days for renewed sleep and restoration is helpful. Avoid work work work and no play. There are medications for shift work that help with alertness. ...Read more

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When a medication says, "take with or after food", what is the maximum time after food? Can we take it 1 or 2 hours after food?

When a medication says, "take with or after food", what is the maximum time after food? Can we take it 1 or 2 hours after food?

Medication food: Certain foods benefit from changes in the stomach with digestion for their absorption. Sometimes this interferes with absorption. Sometimes a medicine can damage the stomach lining, like aspirin, so it is better to take with food. Some foods, like grapefruit, can actually interfere with proper absorption. I would recommend speaking with your pharmacist. For your question, i would say 30 min. ...Read more

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Have had a migrain now for over 86 hours non stop, really bad, medication not working, no evidence of getting better, what should I do?

Have had a migrain now for over 86 hours non stop, really bad, medication not working, no evidence of getting better, what should I do?

ER visit: If you have exhausted all your options at home and still have bad pain, then should go to the er for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What effect would fasting for approx. 15 hours have on the body of a teenager who is not taking medications and doesn't have any medical conditions?

What effect would fasting for approx. 15 hours have on the body of a teenager who is not taking medications and doesn't have any medical conditions?

Nothing dramatic: The body shifts into a separate fat burning metabolism during fasting. It takes longer to provide sugar for metabolic activities when converting to it from fat & the person will likely feel sluggish. As long as they do not have a significant medical condition that is aggravated by fasting, this should be well tolerated. ...Read more

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When medications are to be administered 2x day, do 12 hours have to pass? Otherwise, what's the minimum? Pulmicort via nebulizer for 5mo.

When medications are to be administered 2x day, do 12 hours have to pass? Otherwise, what's the minimum? Pulmicort via nebulizer for 5mo.

No: For a medication like Pulmicort via nebulizer you don't have to wait exactly 12 hrs to re-administer. You can do it twice a day as the instructions state. Some medications do need to be given in a very timely manner. ...Read more

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Ativan .05 mg as needed. I took one Tuesday night, and one yesterday at 11pm for anxiety. Can I consume wine today at dinner? It will be over a 12 hour time span. This is the first two times taking this medication in over a year.

Ativan .05 mg as needed. I took one Tuesday night, and one yesterday at 11pm for anxiety. Can I consume wine today at dinner? It will be over a 12 hour time span. This is the first two times taking this medication in over a year.

Do not drive: Yes you can have one glass of wine but it may may make your more sleepy. Besides limiting the amount of wine you drink, do not drive an automobile after consuming wine, at least for 12 hours. Typically we do not advise you to mix alcohol with tranquilisers as this can lead to serious health consequences. ...Read more

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If you regurgitate hours after taking medication, is it still effective?

If you regurgitate hours after taking medication, is it still effective?

Depends: Most of the time your stomach would empty rather rapidly. However, absorption from the intestines could take longer. I am quite confident that after "hours" the drug has cleared your GI tract and is circulating in your blood stream. ...Read more

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Which medication would work best for back pain from standing for 6 hours?

Which medication would work best for back pain from standing for 6 hours?

NSAIDs: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the best for such pain. These include motrin, aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxyn, advil, etc. Always consult your md before starting new meds. Nsaids can make one' blood thinner and cause upset stomach. ...Read more

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Which medication would work best for back pain from standing for 6 hours?

Which medication would work best for back pain from standing for 6 hours?

Hard to say: You would have to see your doctor and try a medications to see its effect on you. Most medications give relief for up to 4-6hrs. Ask your doctor for their advice. ...Read more

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Does IV saline fluids flush out or dilute medications for ssri in about an hour after taking the medication?

Does IV saline fluids flush out or dilute medications for ssri in about an hour after taking the medication?

Unlikely: No, it's unlikely for that medication to be flushed out with IV saline. The medication is broken down by the liver and therefore usually requires up to several days to completely leave your system. ...Read more

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I've cold and cough at the same time, and the cough is non stopping for hours, i'm 40 years old male. Please give me proper medication. Thank you.

I've cold and cough at the same time, and the cough is non stopping for hours, i'm 40 years old male. Please give me proper medication. Thank you.

6 weeks: The cough associated with bronchitis can last for up to 6 weeks. You don't need antibiotics unless you are feverish or short of breath (and other symptoms, then you should see your doctor). You would just need medication to treat the cough, like over the counter cough & cold medications, allergy medications, or even over the counter heartburn medications can help cough that is due to acid reflux. ...Read more

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What number of hours apart should I take my medications and vitamins?

Together is fine: You do not need set number of hours, you can take them together or apart, whatever fits your schedule. ...Read more

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How many hours does it take before ADHD medication starts working after you take it?

How many hours does it take before ADHD medication starts working after you take it?

Varies: Effectiveness (onset to action) can be 15-20 minutes in short acting stimulants (methylphenidate, amphetamine, dexedrine), 1-1/2 hrs in long acting stimulants (daytrana, vyvanse), days to weeks in Alpha 2 adrenergic drugs (intuniv, clonidine), and weeks to months with atypical antidepressants (desipramine, atomoxetine). ...Read more

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How does it take to digest alcohol and can I drink it hours before taking a medication?

How does it take to digest alcohol and can I drink it hours before taking a medication?

Variable: This would depend on how much alcohol someone drinks. Also, alcohol metabolism could vary from one person to the next. There's also a matter of things related to alcohol consumption, like blood sugar, nausea/vomiting, headache, etc, which could have affects on a person taking a medication hours later. Please discuss with your doctor relevant to your situation specifically. ...Read more

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How many hours after taking the pill do I wait before I can take other medication (such as rapid burn pills)?

How many hours after taking the pill do I wait before I can take other medication (such as rapid burn pills)?

Shouldn't matter: There should not be a problem with taking the birth control pill with over the counter medications or with almost any other prescription medication. Your best reference for this issue is likely to be your pharmacist. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Levofloxacin and cant have iron within two hours. are there any low iron foods I can eat before taking my medication?

I was prescribed Levofloxacin and cant have iron within two hours. are there any low iron foods I can eat before taking my medication?

Levofloxacin: It is important to take oral levofloxacin at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after any antacid or mineral supplement containing iron, calcium, zinc, or magnesium since these bind levofloxacin and prevent its absorption into the body. Dietary intake of foods should not significantly alter the uptake of this medication. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My 3 month old has been diagnosed with reflux however the medication isnt helping and still cries in pain for hours should I take her to er?

My 3 month old has been diagnosed with reflux however the medication isnt helping and still cries in pain for hours should I take her to er?

Acid Reflux: Unfortunately medication may not be able to help. Decreasing acid production will not get rid of reflux and acid reflux may not be the cause of the crying. Many babies have colic and cry for unknown reasons. Some things that may help colic are vibrations, car rides, white noise, etc. But all babies are different. Also look for hair tourniquets. If she won't eat the er is appropriate. ...Read more

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I had constant lower back and leg pain for 12 hours straight pain medication did not help but inflammation tablets helped?

I had constant lower back and leg pain for 12 hours straight pain medication did not help but inflammation tablets helped?

Radiculopathy: Pain in the low back radiating into the leg, and relieved with anti-inflammatory medication (such as Motrin or aspirin) suggests Sciatica, a form of radiculopathy(a medical condition affecting the root of a spinal nerve).

The most common cause is a herniated or bulging Disc.
For more information on this problem SEE: bit.ly/1v1juFX and bit.ly/1wCMDpb ...Read more

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Taking some medication 4an infection &it says take every 12 hours but if i take it at 2pm i need 2retake it at 2am but my stomach gets upset what 2do?

Taking some medication 4an infection &it says take every 12 hours but if i take it at 2pm i need 2retake it at 2am but my stomach gets upset what 2do?

Make it simple.: Most medications do not need to be taken exactly on schedule. If you take each tablet one hour earlier than expected for the next three doses then you will be on a very reasonable schedule of 12 am and 12 pm. ...Read more

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My son had wisdom teeth removed 16 hours ago. He has been vomiting for the last 12 hours and cannot take pain medications. What should I do?

My son had wisdom teeth removed 16 hours ago. He has been vomiting for the last 12 hours and cannot take pain medications. What should I do?

Call oral surgeon: I'd be concerned about dehydration as well as not being able to take pain medicine. Is your son swollen, bruised, is he still bleeding, did he have general anesthesia, hence the vomiting. Your oral surgeon knows all the particulars about your son's procedure and should have an emergency number for you to call! so don't waste any time, call now! ...Read more

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Chest pain from medication? I was given desyrel for depression and insomnia. I took 50 mg and had horrible chest pain for around 12 hours straight and my heart felt like it was pounding out of my chest. I probably woke up about a dozen times during the n

Chest pain from medication? I was given desyrel for depression and insomnia.  I took 50 mg and had horrible chest pain for around 12 hours straight and my heart felt like it was pounding out of my chest. I probably woke up about a dozen times during the n

If : If you are still experiencing the chest pain and rapid heart rate, get immediate care at the emergency room. If you need to, call 911. Stop taking the desyrel (trazodone). Make sure your prescribing doctor is aware of this adverse reaction. Both of these side effects have been reported with Desyrel (trazodone) but are not common. ...Read more