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Can I Use Folnase More Than Once A Day
How often can you use toradol? I know you shouldn't use it for more than 5 days but is it okay for you to use it every month for 5 days at a time?
Generally safe: You can use it up to 4 times a day for no more than 5 days, so if you're using it less than that it's supposed to be safe. I generally tell my patients to use as little as they can get away with. ...Read more
Does metformin lose effectiveness over time? Is it better to take it twice a day or is it once a day okay? I'm more consistent with once a day dosage.
Kind of...: Type ii diabetes is a progressive disease, as the Insulin producing beta cells eventually go through apoptosis/cell death. So most people will need to add additional medications as their body produces less and less insulin. So metformin is still doing it's job, but the body isn't. This beta cell death can be reduced with good diet and weight loss. ...Read more
Using albuterol for 20 years. Have intermittent throat irritation when I need to use it more than twice a day. Can albuterol have oropharangeal fx?
Asthma: It sounds like your asthma is undermanaged. There are a tremendous number of maintenance regimens that minimize dependence on daily albuterol inhalers. Any primary care clinic can discuss various options with you for an alternative medication or inhaler, with short-acting albuterol as a backup and not your maintenance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How often and for how long is it safe to take a 1/2 mg of clonazepam? I find myself taking a dose 1x per day a few days a week at times. Is this bad?
Prescribed?: Is the Clonazepam you're taking, prescribed for you by a physician? What kind of evaluation have you had? Clonazepam in itself isn't "bad" or "good, " but it can be habit-forming when taken regularly for a few weeks. If you have anxiety, please see a psychologist also for non-pharmaceutical ways of working with anxiety so that you don't have to rely on clonazapam. ...Read more
Can intermittent use of Afrin cause rebound effect? I have read about use for more than 3-5 consecutive days but no information for taking a day or two off in between just one dose for one day. Have been using it this way for about a month.
Possibly: Use of Afrin the way you describe usually doesn't cause a significant rebound effect but everyone is different. If you have been using it for a month that way then it is a possibility that you could develop a rebound.You can use some fluticasone nasal spray one squirt each nostril once daily for awhile to help reduce the rebound effect. Need to get to why you are using the Afrin that much. See PCP ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can ketorolac be given for more than 5 days if you either break up the doses like every other day or wait a week before doing another 5 day course?
Ketorolac : Ketorolac is indicated for the short-term (up to 5 days in adults) management of moderately severe acute pain that requires analgesia at the opioid level and only as continuation treatment following IV or IM dosing of ketorolac, if necessary. The total combined duration of use of ketorolac tablets and injection should not exceed 5 days because of the increased risk of serious adverse events. ...Read more
Will prilosec otc be just as effective if i start taking it every other day rather than everyday? its somewhat expensive to buy and wanted to buy less
No: It's prescribed as a single daily dosing, 2 sprays per nostril once daily. I've encountered an occasional dosing of twice daily for up to three days, then once daily maintenance dosing. This latter is particularly helpful for acute exacerbations of allergic rhinitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take antibiotics once a day instead of twice? I'm suppose to be taking 500 mg of amoxicillin twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Can i just take 1000 mg once a day or would that be too much?
Where and why?: While over the counter hydrocortisone cream is a low potency topical steroid, it is best to identify the reason why the steroid is needed in the first place. If the trigger can be found and avoided, then hydrocortisone may not be needed. Also, certain areas of the body where there is thin skin (eyes, groin, etc) should not have topical steroids applied repeatedly. A dermatologist help! ...Read more
What can happen if you only eat 500 cal per day (for a little more than a week) and then you have to take vaccine against cold?
I use glycolic acid every night but once a week when I have a dermaplaning done, is it ok? Can I use Vit C in the mornings or will it be too much?
See below: Using good Vit C cream is absolutely harmless and may be done twice a day. You will only benefit unless an unwanted reaction is seen. Glycolic acid is best used with in conjunction with Ratin A. Good luck from NYC ...Read more
You will if you cont: If you continue to use tobacco, you increase the risk of developing Cancer of the mouth or throat. Right now you have not done too much damage but after 10 years of continued use you increase the risk of developing Cancer. So STOP it while you are trouble free right now. ...Read more
Is it more effective to take bentyl (dicyclomine) regularly (three times a day) or "as needed" (when i feel symptoms)?
Pain: Depending on response and triggers of the pain. Discuss with your gastroenterologist or physician that is prescribing the medication. ...Read more
If I use Afrin once a day every other day for 3 days how long would I have to wait to use it again before it causes rebound congestion?
Can I take my h. pylori treatment once a day over a longer period instead of twice over a shorter period? Thanks in advance.
I urinate a lot for example if I drink two coke classes I need to go to the bathroom more than twice in less than an hour and I can't hold it max30min?
Here are some...: Why don't you get rid of coke drink and see as the 1st step of sensible action of care? Coke is a caffeine-containing beverage; water + caffeine together surely induce more urine production leading to peeing more often. Does one need to drink "a lot"? No. To unveil the myth of fluid drink, go to http://www.formefirst.com/waterdrink.html. More? Contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. ...Read more
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