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How long does it take a ten day course of Augmentin 875-125 to leave your system? I finished the medication seven days ago.

How long does it take a ten day course of Augmentin 875-125 to leave your system? I finished the medication seven days ago.

Definitely out: The medication has quite a short half-life, which is why it is taken 2x a day- since the first dose in the morning wears away, then you need a second dose. Generally we think of 5x the half-life as a 'complete' elimination of the drug - so you are well beyond that... it would have been totally gone after a couple days. If you're having symptoms of some kind though, you should check with a doc. ...Read more

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Can a seven year old child take tablets with the same dosage (not halved) as its syrup medication?

Can a seven year old child take tablets with the same dosage (not halved) as its syrup medication?

Liquid vs tablet: If the dose is the same for liquid or tablet, yes
if you still have questions, speak to the pharmacist at the store they can help you decide, you can always call his pediatrician as well. ...Read more

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I am seven months pregnant and have flu which medication should I take?

I am seven months pregnant and have flu which medication should I take?

Safe options: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen. Rest! Let your OB doctor know. ...Read more

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If I took a drug test that showed I had a marijuana level of 111 would I be clean in seven days from the day I took the test and tested positive?

If I took a drug test that showed I had a marijuana level of 111 would I be clean in seven days from the day I took the test and tested positive?

No: It depends on how often you use marijuana (thc). If it's only 1 time, your urine test may be positive up to 8 days or so. Urine remains positive for a longer time with frequency of use. For 2-4 times per month, your urine thc could be positive up to 3 weeks. For using 2-3 times/week, this becomes 23-35 days. With daily usage, it's 49-90 days. Hair remains positive for 90 days after using. ...Read more

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What do I dfo fro an irritated vagina? It's dry and red cuzz I put too much soap down there? It's not an STD I just got back negative results a week ago. I was on medication for BV for seven days. I finished that medication a few days ago.

What do I dfo fro an irritated vagina? It's dry and red cuzz I put too much soap down there? It's not an STD I just got back negative results a week ago. I was on medication for BV for seven days. I finished that medication a few days ago.

You: You likely had an allergic reaction to the soap you used. Try over the counter Hydrocortisone cream to the external vaginal area. If this persists you may be dealing with a yeast infection, you can then try a yeast infection cream. If you still have symptoms visit your doctor again.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I had unprotected anal sex (without ejaculating) with a man who insisted he was HIV negative and on the medication Truvada. I was the dominant partner (top). That was exactly seven days ago today. Yesterday and today I have felt sore muscles (though that

I had unprotected anal sex (without ejaculating) with a man who insisted he was HIV negative and on the medication Truvada. I was the dominant partner (top). That was exactly seven days ago today. Yesterday and today I have felt sore muscles (though that

Virtually zero risk: Probably your partner is taking Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) as pre-exposure prophylaxis against HIV (PrEP), so he is unlikely to have HIV. Or maybe he is HIV infected but "negative" meant undetectable viral load. Either way, your HIV risk from this single exposure is extremely low, zero for practical purposes. Your symptoms aren't from new HIV: 7 days is too soon, and sore muscles alone is unlikely due to HIV. ...Read more

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Iam m 34 and I am on metoprolol 25since seven years I gain weight a lot so now I want to switch another drug please help me?

Iam m 34 and I am on metoprolol 25since seven years I gain weight a lot so now I want to switch another drug please help me?

Not likely from med: I don't think your weight gain is from metoprolol. Consult dietitian or discuss with your doctor for labs and further testings ...Read more

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I suffer from acne since seven years wakhedt many drugs for him but to no avail, can you help me!?

I suffer from acne since seven years wakhedt many drugs for him but to no avail, can you help me!?

Specialist's opinion: If the medication you have taken has proven to be ineffective, time to consult with a skin specialist, a Dermatologist. There are many causes for acne- like skin lesions. ...Read more

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My seven year old baby vomits repeatedly after eating or taking drugs?

My seven year old baby vomits repeatedly after eating or taking drugs?

See a doctor: If this is repeatedly happening see the doctor find out the cause. Also a 7 year old is considered a child and not a baby ...Read more

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My seven months old baby vomits almost frequently as he takes in drugs or food. What could be wrong? We have seen a doctor but he says its malaria

My seven months old baby vomits almost frequently as he takes in drugs or food. What could be wrong? We have seen a doctor but he says its malaria

Cannot diagnose: If you are having your baby seen by a competent pediatrician and they have made a diagnosis of malaria would suggest that your baby be treated appropriately. If not satisfied with the diagnosis then suggest that you get a second opinion. This cannot be diagnosed long distance. Hope the baby is better soon. ...Read more

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I've had a rash for seven weeks now. I had a biopsy done on the rash which concluded that it was a drug eruption or viral exathome? How long does this

I've had a rash for seven weeks now. I had a biopsy done on the rash which concluded that it was a drug eruption or viral exathome? How long does this

Rash: It would seem that a drug eruption or viral eruption should have disappeared by7 weeks, if there is no exposure anymore to what triggered the rash. I would go to get another opinion, but this time refuse the biopsy! ...Read more

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Hi doctor I had been on metoprolol 25 ER for around seven years I had gained weight since want to change drug I am m34 please help me?

Hi doctor I had been on metoprolol 25 ER for around seven years I had gained weight since want to change drug I am m34 please help me?

Why change?: If the medication is working and your blood pressure and/or symptoms are controlled why change? If not, depending on why you are taking the medication, your options would be different. ...Read more

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I have a friend who is twenty seven weeks pregnant she's done herione during the pregnancy and meth once what are the chances of these drugs showing up?

I have a friend who is twenty seven weeks pregnant she's done herione during the pregnancy and meth once what are the chances of these drugs showing up?

Wrong question: Forgive my frankness. If you're really her friend, you need to ask, "What can I do to help my friend stop doing these drugs, so that she can be a decent parent? " The BEST thing that can happen is that her drug abuse will be detected, Baby put someplace safe away from a drug-abusing mother, and your friend getting clean. I can't help her, but perhaps you can. Please give it a try. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Unless I use medication, I don't ever seem to get tired... day or night. Help! ?

Unless I use medication, I don't ever seem to get tired... day or night. Help! ?

Insomnia: Do you take any supplements besides your meds? How much caffeine do you drink (coffee/tea/cola/energy drinks)? Diazepam normally causes drowsiness, but in some people it causes overstimulation. Overactive thyroid might also cause constant alertness, nervousness, etc. Discuss your problem w/ FP; take along ALL meds for review. May need lab work to determine cause if not over-caffeinating. ...Read more

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Is it good to use safeway brand medication like there vitimins (spellcheck), vs sombody like one a day?

Is it good to use safeway brand medication like there vitimins (spellcheck), vs sombody like one a day?

Yes, should be fine: If a person has knowledge of nutrition and has a very balanced diet, then he may not need to take a daily multivitamin because his foods contain enough. I recommend each person take a multivitamin because many people don't have a truly balanced diet. Some people need more vitamin d, calcium, folate, omega3, etc..., depending on individual issues. Generics are fine if one trusts the store or maker. ...Read more

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I was just put on atenelol 25mg 2x a day I started on 8/22 how long for full benefit from this medication.

I was just put on atenelol 25mg 2x a day I started on 8/22 how long for full benefit from this medication.

Atenolol: It depends on the indication for the drug, for steady state response in BP treatment one looks for 2-3 weeks before making further medication change.Atenolol can work well as a once a day drug. Avoid Aleve (naproxen) (other NSAID's-ask your pharmacist) ...Read more

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How come I'm wide awake at night and then sleep during the day, why is trying to reverse it impossible without medication?

How come I'm wide awake at night and then sleep during the day, why is trying to reverse it impossible without medication?

Sleep reversal: This is a complete reversal. There are several disorders that can do that, such as delayed sleep phase disorder. Try to avoid all medications, get up early in the morning with plenty of light, try staying awake during the day (plenty of coffee if needed - is very safe). Then you should be tired for the night.

Otherwise sleep doc is useful. ...Read more