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Can I Take A Break From Thyroxin
Im taking 100mg of doxycyline a day, i want to get off. How can I do that? Can i cut the 100mg pill in half?
Contact your Doctor: I am sure you realize this but none of us here on health tap would interfere with the treatment that your physician is prescribing you. If the treatment is not working or you have questions about it please contact the prescribing physician to see what you should do next. ...Read more
I take 100mcg of Levothyroxine daily. If I forget to take it for a day or two, will it cause me to feel bad? Should I double up a day or 2 to catchup?
What can I take to rid oxycodone from my system so i can pass a urine test. Took one from my friends for a tooth ache.
I was taking fluoxetine 20 mg from 15 to 20 years and i want to know if this can make me bad or how this can affect my?
It is safe.: Fluoxetine has been shown at this point to be relatively safe when given for long periods of time. The benefits outweigh potential risks. It depends on the patient, of course and any changes should be weighed with the risks for the individual patient (ie, worsening of depression). ...Read more
Hi I was wondering how long does it take for a hair follicle test to go to 0? From like a level of 4000-7000?
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Do I have to dissolve dispersible tablets in water before taking them? Or can I just take it like a normal pill?
You can: Dispersible tablets are normally prescribed to people who can't swallow solid form tablets., but you can swallow them directly if you want. ...Read more
Vitamin b complex caused me to break out in acne, after taking it for a year, how long will it take for my skin to improve? I've stopped taking it.
There's no telling: Trying to figure out what's causing one to have acne is futile. Ignore all "pop" ideas and start using topical benzoyl peroxide 1-2x daily, perhaps 5%. It's not pleasant but it's your best friend. If it doesn't clear you, your physician can add prescription strength Rx. My acne remitted when I was 50; yours will too, someday. Until then, manage it like the serious medical problem that it is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want female breast so i started taking a item called natural curves from GNC how long will it take before i see results?
Transgendered: You will get zero results from this product. I would advise you not to waste your money. This product will not change the male anatomy. ...Read more
I got a dry cough from taking lisinopril 20mg. How long will it take for this drug to get out of my body from the time I last took it?
ACE cough: Your annoying dry cough happens in about 20% of people that take an Ace inhibitor. Lisinopril has a half life of about 12hrs and it takes roughly 5 half lives for a drug to completely clear you system so 60 hours. However, he level of lisinopril should drop below the cough threshold much before that. The cough is usually a class effect so you will likely get it from all other Ace's. ...Read more
Does not matter: If you were taking a prescription medication for treatment of an ankle fracture you just need to tell the person doing the test. They will record that and it should not be a problem for pre- employment screening or the like. They might ask you for evidence of the prescription. Always better to mention upfront as the detection range will vary depending on the actual test used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I keep forgetting to take my methotrexate, im starting to get charlie horses. can this be a result from not taking medicine?
Hard to say: As it's not clear why you take methotrexate. Remember, as it's very much possible that it is unrelated too. Best to try to make sure you are more consistent about your methotrexate use and if the charlie horses persist or a very debilitating, schedule an appointment with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will taking a 81mg. Aspirin a day cause damage to your intestines or stomach. I started on them myself, docs.never told me to go off of them.
Can Prozac (fluoxetine) give you acne? I started taking it a week ago and I'm starting to break out
Psychotherapy: In addition to Prozac, (fluoxetine) have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more
Yes, but..: It would probably taste very nasty. Have you tried putting pills in something like pudding or applesauce to try to take them--sometimes that can help with pill swallowing. There are other nausea meds (like zofran (ondansetron) odt), that can dissolve on your tongue. Ask doc about that! ...Read more
Hyper? hypo? thyroid: Have u had blood tests to confirm thyroid condition? R u taking thyroid med? Spirulina has some iodine but may contain contaminants. Kelp has more iodine. But should discuss use of iodine-containing supplements with doc before taking them. If overactive thyroid, spirulina may worsen autoimmune type. ...Read more
Just prescribed levothyroxin 75mcg if i start taking this do I have to take this medication for life? Went from hyper to hypo if take can go off later
Replacement: The medication is replacing the thyroid hormone that your body is not making anymore or making too little. This hormone is essential for the body to function properly. Unless something happens that your body starts making it again (rare) you will have to continue taking it. If your doctor prescribed it i suggest you take it... ...Read more
No need: You should be able to take a bath. There is an overlay patch available if you would like to be doubly safe. I don't recommend taking the patch on and off ...Read more
I have acid reflux. Told to take a ppi which helps a ton. But how long can I take these? When i stop, the acid comes back.
Acid reflux : The recommended duration of therapy is about 2 months for gerd / esophagitis. For maximal results some need 2x daily dosing w/ 1st dose taken 30 min before first meal and 2nd dose 2 hrs after last meal. Upper endoscopy may be indicated to rule out ulcer, h. Pylori, hiatal hernia & other potential causes. Don't forger about dietary modification.Starting an h2 blocker as you taper may be hellpful. ...Read more
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