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Chemotherapy: If given weekly how long does it take for this medication to leave the body or does it stay for weeks?

Chemotherapy: If given weekly how long does it take for this medication to leave the body or does it stay for weeks?

Varies: The elimination time of cancer therapeutic agents varies according to the drug, the dose, the duration of administration and variations in patients metabolism. Some drugs have an extremely short 1/2 life (the time for blood levels to drop by 50%) and are almost completely gone in 24 hrs. Antibodies, in contrast, may linger for weeks. Some types of side effects appear long after the drug is gone. ...Read more

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Was prescribed 50, 000IU of D2 weekly or 10K daily. What is better if I I have 2, 400 IU pills. Do I take them with just one or more meals?

Was prescribed 50, 000IU of D2 weekly or 10K daily. What is better if I I have 2, 400 IU pills. Do I take them with just one or more meals?

Vit D2 vs D3: Great question. A meta analysis and detailed review of studies published on this subject was presented in the Am Jour Clin Nutrition in 2012.!!! Conclusion, Vit D3 is superior to Vit D2 in raising serum Vit D levels. ...Read more

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I take a once weekly alendronic acid 70mgs, will hurt to miss it the one week I'm on holiday?

I take a once weekly alendronic acid 70mgs, will hurt to miss it the one week I'm on holiday?

Ok to miss one week: There would be no harm if you stopped the medication for one week. This drug is used for the long term treatment of osteoporosis and missing one week would not make a significant difference in you bone mineral density or put you at greater risk for a fracture. ...Read more

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I suffer with weekly migraines. Is it best to take preventatives or just use trip tans in your opinion?

I suffer with weekly migraines. Is it best to take preventatives or just use trip tans in your opinion?

Chronic versus acute: The migraine that occurs more frequently than 15 days per month and lasts longer than 4 hours per day considered a chronic migraine and preventive medications combined with elimination of the overused medication is used. If not triptans are great abortive medication. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Do the drugs you take for osteoporosis once a month have less side effects than the daily or weekly pills?

Do the drugs you take for osteoporosis once a month have less side effects than the daily or weekly pills?

Not necessarily: Oral medication for osteoporosis (bisphosphonates) all have similar side effect profile. Of course, if you take a medicine only once a month vs. Once weekly, the frequency or occurrence of side effects will be less. When taking bisphosphonate, important to take with water, stay upright or active afterwards and not lay down, to minimize most common side effect of reflux symptoms ...Read more

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I was given vitamin d2 50, 000 units, 1.25 mg to take weekly. I took 2 in 4 days by accident. What will happen?

I was given vitamin d2 50, 000 units, 1.25 mg to take weekly. I took 2 in 4 days by accident. What will happen?

Nothing, but change D: This is not harmful- you would need to take it daily for weeks to become toxic. But I advise you stop d2 & change to d3 (available at health food stores) 5000 units/day & tell your doctor, because recent research suggests that whereas vit d3 is very helpful, d2 may be quite dangerous!
see http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/30/taking-the-right-type-of-vitamin-d.Aspx. ...Read more

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Hello I am taking vit D3 20.000 iu weekly. What is the recommended k2 I need to take with it and mk4 or 7? Thank you.

Hello I am taking vit D3 20.000 iu weekly. What is the recommended k2 I need to take with it and mk4 or 7? Thank you.

A wide range: There is no exact amount of K2 that is recommended with range often suggested (50mcg-150mcg). You should not be on any anti-coagulants or blood thinning medication as the K2 may alter its effects. MK-7 is preferred over MK-4 as it is extracted from fermented soy and lasts longer in the body, where MK-4 is synthetic. ...Read more

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If I took 1st dose of methotrexate 10mg weekly last friday, can I take it 1-2 days early to switch to wed or thursays from now on?

If I took 1st dose of methotrexate 10mg weekly last friday, can I take it 1-2 days early to switch to wed or thursays from now on?

Yes: I commonly change days by one to two days with my patients. It should not be a problem with your current dose. I would recommend you do this only with the approval of your primary prescribing physician. ...Read more

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I tested my vit d and it turned out to be insufficient at 12 units. As far as I remember should I take po vit d 10.000iu weekly coz I work indoor?

I tested my vit d and it turned out to be insufficient at 12 units. As far as I remember should I take po vit d 10.000iu weekly coz I work indoor?

Vit D dose: Imho 10.000 iu/ wk is a bit of a low dose

10, 000 iu/ day might be better and will not cause any harm
recheck level in ~ 3 months

approximate formula for dosing is 100iu/25# body wt

go to vitamindcouncil. Org for lots of good info. ...Read more

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Hi, my son is 9 and takes Hizentra infusions weekly for hypogammaglobemnia. IgG is now normal but Subclass 3 is still low and subclass 2 is now high?

Hi, my son is 9 and takes Hizentra infusions weekly for hypogammaglobemnia. IgG is now normal but Subclass 3 is still low and subclass 2 is now high?

Focus on IgG: The goal of replacement IgG is to provide total IgG levels approximately in the normal range, and sustain them throughout the interval between injections. I would not focus on the subclasses, but on total level of IgG, as well as the response to therapy, i.e., is he having less frequent and severe infections? ...Read more

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What are few essential food that I shouod take weekly?

What are few essential food that I shouod take weekly?

Healthy daily: Every meal should be healthy. The more natural and colorful probably the better. You can enjoy all foods just don't make candy the main ingredient. Also don't eat only fish (mercury concern). Exercise daily. Try kale, brown rice, and hummus. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it fine to take tebonin/tebokan 80mg daily? Or maybe 2-3 times weekly.,

Is it fine to take tebonin/tebokan 80mg daily? Or maybe 2-3 times weekly.,

Depends on…: Whether you take any other meds with which it might interact. Tebonin is essentially an extract of ginko biloba; so it can interact with blood thinners, decrease effectiveness of immunosuppressants, etc. See following site for side effects & interactions:http://www. Ehow. Com/facts_5534311_tebonin-side-effects. Html. ...Read more

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I have amyloidosis. Will B12 benefit? I take lots of medication. Chemo and stetroids weekly.

I have amyloidosis. Will B12 benefit? I take lots of medication. Chemo and stetroids weekly.

Amylodosis: B12 will help if you have an anemia that is caused by B12 deficiency. Some people with chronic fatigue are helped by B12 as well. Talk to your doctors. ...Read more

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Moving to Malaysia in 2 weeks, should I take malaria pills and which ones, weekly or daily? Thank you

Moving to Malaysia in 2 weeks, should I take malaria pills and which ones, weekly or daily? Thank you

Once a day: The adult dose is one adult-strength tablet a day. Child dosage is also once a day, but the amount depends on the child’s weight. It should be started one or two days before your trip, taken every day that you are in a risk area and for seven days after you return. ...Read more

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I have to take dulcolax bi-weekly to get BMs. Am I addicted? What are some things I can do to lose the dulcolax dependency?

I have to take dulcolax bi-weekly to get BMs. Am I addicted? What are some things I can do to lose the dulcolax dependency?

Dulcolax Dependency: I understand your concern about constipation
I admire you for recognizing Dulcolax dependency
Drink water in the morning when you get up, and also during the day time, then walk
Have Diet rich in Fiber, juices and soups, vegetables and fruits
Use Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga, Meditation, Relaxation Music
Decrease Dulcolax to once a week
See a Physician for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I take a drug test weekly because I am on suboxone. I come up positive for codeine every now and then. I have not taken any other substance. Help?

I take a drug test weekly because I am on suboxone. I come up positive for codeine every now and then. I have not taken any other substance. Help?

Codeine is an opiate: And therefore is tested for in many drug screens. Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphine, an opiod medication, and naloxone an opiod/narcotic reverser. Buprenorphine is metabolized differently from methadone, heroin, etc. And if you are ONLY taking suboxone, the opiate test should be negative. So I can't explain your results. Discuss with your suboxone provider:) ...Read more

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Is Dianabol safe to take for 6 weeks at very low dose of just 15mg daily I just don't want LDL levels to raise I have used enthate 300mg weekly onoff?

Is Dianabol safe to take for 6 weeks at very low dose of just 15mg daily I just don't want LDL levels to raise I have used enthate 300mg weekly onoff?

Forgive the analogy: PLEASE forgive the analogy, but it drives the point home:
An (admittedly grossly exaggerated) analogy would be to ask if the gelatin in a cyanide capsule could cause weight gain.

Raising LDL levels is the least of your worries when it comes to anabolic steroids.Sudden cardiac death, acceleration of prostate cancer, liver disease...

Endocrine system is complex, and best left alone unless diseased. ...Read more

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Rx'd Vit D 50, 000 units weekly x 12 wks, but I don't know level. Is 12 wks standard prescription or do you have to be really low to take it that long!

Rx'd Vit D 50, 000 units weekly x 12 wks, but I don't know level. Is 12 wks standard prescription or do you have to be really low to take it that long!

Vit D treatment: There are several regimens for increasing Vit D levels. One is 50, 000 units weekly for 6 weeks, and then rechecking the level. 12 weeks is a bit long, but if your original Vit D was very low, or if you have GI malabsorption, it may be needed. It is unlikely you'll get Vit D toxic after 12 weeks. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I take 200mg testosterone shots weekly and still having erection problems?

What do you recommend if I take 200mg testosterone shots weekly and still having erection problems?

Go see your doctor: 200mg weekly of Testosterone is a lot of T. Starting dose is typically 1mg/kg/wk which suggests that you're taking enough for someone who weighs 440lbs. Maybe you do! But best to talk to your doc about your concerns. And get your labs checked. You could be at greater risk for heart attack, stroke, blood clots, etc, not to mention hair loss, prostate enlargement, moobs & change in mood for worse. ...Read more

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Hi I am on testosterone eathanate evey 7 days for powerlifting 300mg weekly can I take it evey two weeks insted?

Hi I am on testosterone eathanate evey 7 days for powerlifting 300mg weekly can I take it evey two weeks insted?

Stop it!!!: I don't understand why you would try to destroy your body by taking high dose testosterone. I would think that by exercising you are trying to be more healthy, but by taking anabolic steroids you are negating any health benefit you might have received. It may take years to see the consequences of what you are doing, but mother nature will get back at you. ...Read more

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Which medication can reduce rheumatoid factor? My RF is 201. methotrexate not working I take 15 mg weekly one year

RF Factor: RF is a blood test that can be used to evalauted for multiple conditions. In patients with rhumatological conditions there is no evidnece that a drop in the RF value is of any clinical significance while on therapy. The most important considerations for treating RA are the symptoms and any evidnece of joint destruciton on imagining. ...Read more

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Rheummd says it's ok 2 change weekly methotrexate to a day that works 4 me. I take on tues. Now on dose #6 & dose is increased. Concern w/ side effects at work. Ok to switch to the sat or sun before?

No: Always best to follow the directions of a doctor who has seen and evaluated your problem. If having a concern call them and ask for clarification. ...Read more

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How long should it take a 20 yr old to get pregnant while having unprtotected sex weekly, and how long after stopping depo?

How long should it take a 20 yr old to get pregnant while having unprtotected sex weekly, and how long after stopping depo?

Unknown: Depot can have an 18 month delay in fertility for some women. In general, there is a 15 percent chance of getting pregnant each cycle. After one year, 85 out of 100 couples will have had a pos preg test. In the next 2 years, 10 more couples will get pregnant. So, 95 percent of couples will get pregnant in 3 years.
I recommend that couples try for one year. If no pregnancy occurs, then get check. ...Read more

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I take 50000 iu of vitamin D once weekly. My D level is 26. Neuro suggested to take 1000 daily before that. Can I take the 1000 daily too?

I take 50000 iu of vitamin D once weekly. My D level is 26. Neuro suggested to take 1000 daily before that. Can I take the 1000 daily too?

Higher appropriate: You can expect at least 3 to 6 months of treatment before you can raise your serum levels to a healthy normal. The amount of oral vitamin D3 needed to correct deficiency depends primarily on your adipose tissue mass. The morbidly obese require 3 times the usual dose, 30, 000 iu/day, Many experts now recommend aiming for mid to higher nl range. You may require 2, 000 iu/day just to remain normal. ...Read more

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I just took my 1st Vitamin D 50, 000 unit capsule due to testing at only 5L. How long will it take to notice the effects of the weekly pills?

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I just took my 1st Vitamin D 50, 000 unit capsule due to testing at only 5L. How long will it take to notice the effects of the weekly pills?

Variable: With the mult probs you have (sleep apnea, HTN & asthma) some ex's may from those. That said I am a very big advocate of vit D and find that most pts with levels as low as yours notice a benefit very quickly. Some in just days and some in a few weeks. Your level is very low, do not be surprised if the increased level/energy makes you feel a little jittery at first. You will quickly feel better. ...Read more

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I am a pain patient. I was recently put on testosterone 2 ml weekly. Can taking this lessen the effect of my pain medication? I take 50mg oxcy daily.

I am a pain patient. I was recently put on testosterone 2 ml weekly. Can taking this lessen the effect of my pain medication? I take 50mg oxcy daily.

Testosterone: No it should not. Low testosterone actually makes the pain feel worse. So by getting the level back to normal your pain should actually feel better. ...Read more