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666 12 Hour Medication
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
Lots: Almost any of the extended release opioids. (er, sr, xl). ...Read more
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
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
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
When medications are to be administered 2x day, do 12 hours have to pass? Otherwise, what's the minimum? Pulmicort via nebulizer for 5mo.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I am hypersensitive to all medications or pills. They stay in my system for over 18 hours.Is okay to take children's dosages?
Ok: If you are sensitive to adult doses of medications. It is ok to start with children's doses. ...Read more
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
I am much concern in the evening and i can't sleep until late hours and this affects negatively it can you recommend a medication or i can call you to?
Together is fine: You do not need set number of hours, you can take them together or apart, whatever fits your schedule. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How many hours after taking the pill do I wait before I can take other medication (such as rapid burn pills)?
I've been having the worst migraine for the last 38 hours. I can't take anymore medication. Should I got to ER?
YES: Please have someone drive you -ASAP!Get a more detailed answer ›
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