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Can Sudafed Stop Working After You Take It For Awhile
5 days: 1/2 life is 1 day, 5 half life's to clear. Assuming you are a normal metabolier 5 days would pretty much do it. ...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
How long does it take for Zoloft (sertraline) to leave your blood stream after you stop taking it?
Days: Based on the half lives of zoloft (sertraline) (22-36 hrs) and its metabolites (62-104 hrs), it will take most people over a week to clear the drug from their system. Other medications can slow or accelerate metabolism of zoloft (sertraline), so keep that in mind as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: It depends if the bacteria you are treating is able to be killed by the antibiotic, and also how well the antibiotic can get to the site of infection. For example, antibiotics for urine infections are ones that are released by the body into the kidneys and urine, so they usually work pretty quickly, with relief in 1-2 days. Sinuses are harder to get to, can take 3-4 days. Take full course given! ...Read more
Varies: each individual is different and how it is absorbed makes a difference. Usually it is 20-30 minutes but it could take over an hour. Sometimes you need a blood level of it to work for the intestines so it may take a day or so to be the most effective if taking it 3- 4 times a day ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Quite a while: Compared to many other infections these are a longer investment of time and effort. The germ has gone deep into the hair follicles and require oral medication to reach/eliminate. Difficult cases can take a month or more of medication for final cure. Topical medications can sometimes provide a cosmetic benefit at the level of exposed skin, but won't cure it alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Amitriptyline for pain relief., If stop taking. how long before I will know if it was actually helping. ?
Read the instruction: Please check the information supplied with the type of bcp you have been prescribed or ask the pharmacist who gave it to you, or call your doc's office and they can explain. ...Read more
Half life: The half life is 23-37 hours. Four half lives are usually thought to be the time for a drug to be eliminated. Thus 4-6 days. ...Read more
If you do heroin everyday how long will it take before you will start experiencing withdrawals after stopping cold turkey?
Not long: Daily use, especially multiple times per day, withdrawals can start within 6 hours of last dose, starting with strong cravings for drug, increasing anxiety and fear. 12- 18 hours, runny nose and eyes, abdominal cramping, nausea, muscle aches, yawning, chills, goose bumps, can't sleep, increasing over next 24-36hours, restlessness muscle twiching, some describe as worst flu symptoms ever. See doctor. ...Read more
Depends: For most people it takes abot an hour for the medicine to be absorbed and start to work. ...Read more
I just started taking protonix (pantoprazole) for gerd. Since it may take several days for it to work, can I take Pepcid or Zantac too until it does work?
How long does it take for celebrex (celecoxib) to start working? Do I have to take it for a few days to feel relief?
If you have muscle weakness from percocet. How long after you stop taking it does it usually take to go away?
Not a common effect: If you feel it's related to your Percocet pain medications, you need to contact your pcp, and let her/him know that you're having this particular side effect. This normally doesn't happen with pain meds. So depending on when you stop taking them, symptoms should go away within at least a week (or five half-lives.) this is not a common residual effect. ...Read more
How long dose it take for estradiol to began working and can u end up getting pregnant while taking this medication?
Estradiol pregnancy: It's not so simple of a question. "Low estrogen" is not a direct cause of difficulty getting pregnant. It sounds to me like you would benefit from seeing someone who is able to explain better the possible causes of trouble getting pregnant. And the best options for treatment based on more specific description of your exact situation. ...Read more
If you take citalopram 20mg once a day for approx 1.5 months. How long does it take to leave your system so you can take cold medicine, eg niquill?
Add therapy?: The anti-anxiety effects of a tranquilizer such as Tranxene (clorazepate) usually begins to work in the first day. However many anxiety problems need more than just a pill. It may be best to see a psychiatrist who can not only adjust the medication but offer psychotherapy when needed. ...Read more
Not long: After being declared brain dead, the ventilator is removed , and the heart stops in a matter of minutes. If left on the ventilator, the heart can continue to function. As long as the patient is being provided nutrition, fluids and ICU care, the heart may function for months in a younger patient. Eventually, the lack of endocrine function will cause the body to fail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immediately: Hopefully it will last your whole life and you will be able to tolerate the antirejection medications. Follow instructions carefully regarding your medications and avoid being around anyone that is sick. Protect your immune system and take care of your diabetes or hypertension if you have either of those illnesses. Vwork closely with your nephrologist and your transplant team. ...Read more
Zioptan is safe: Zioptan is another addition to a successful class of antiglaucoma medications with a very favorable safety profile. Most anti-glaucoma medications lose effectiveness because of the progression of the underlying disease. Probably in some cases it is due to some degree of resistance to the medication but this is a less likely cause. Regular checkups are mandatory. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have ask a few times I take 8 mg daladuid that stop working. Been to all doc for the prob but nothing wrks can I take 16 mg is all I need to no?
No: A dose of 16mg is way too much - it is dangerous. The doctor who prescribed needs to work w/ you to find the best plan possible and that may include several components that are not drugs. Please find a safe solution toward the best pain control for you. Some starrt w/ 1mg - 4mg is usual - 8mg is very rare and needs to be monitored for safety. Don't take 16mg! ...Read more
Failure rates: The BCP has a listed failure rate of around 5% per year of use.This data likely includes some who forget a dose,skip a dose or take something that interferes with the hormones. IUD's are listed as less than 1%.All forms of birth control other than abstinence will occasionally fail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get evaluated: Gas x like other over the counter medication for stomach relief are meant to beused for short term period, if symptoms persist after useof meds, it is better to have your doctor evaluate you, you may nees to have procedures such as egd or colonoscopy to find out why you arr having persistent symptoms. ...Read more
Probably not: Unless you skip doses or entire days- then that can become an issue different time on each day is likely to be tolerated and effective. ...Read more
How many yrs do it take for an antidepressant to stop working? I am really worried because I am in my 20 's now and taking it for anxiety.
I take adderall XR 10 mg qd at 9am. The medication seems to stop working at 12. My HR is 113 average on med. XR is supposed to last all day?
Habituation!: Unfortunately the body becomes immune to the effect of medicins,tranquilisers or stimulants such as Addera therefore the need to be certain that you require these medicatios and the reluctance on the part of doctors to increase the dose! ...Read more
Is there a chance that gabapentin will stop working for my trigem neuralgia.It takes half the pain away but am scared will stop working as I've heard.
Possibly: Sometimes, the symptoms go away on their own, and sometimes, Gabapentin and other drugs stop working. If you have had pain for more than a year, and multiple medicines have failed, or if you can not tolerate the medication side effects, surgery is appropriate. I do a "keyhole microvascular decompression" which allows most of my patinets to go home the day after surgery, with 90+% cure rate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not enough info: You need to rephrase your question and provide greater details. If you are asking how long a pill takes to leave the body or its effects to wear off, it depends on the specific med. ...Read more
If you take Anavar to gain weight, once you're done with a cycle do you lose everything you worked for if you stop working out?
Yes: Using anabolic steroids is not a healthy way to gain or maintain muscle mass. This is a Schedule III drug, possession and use without a valid prescription is illegal. In general if you stop working out you will lose muscle mass, no matter how much steroid you take, stopping both will lead to more loss of mass. If you are going to work that hard to gain, do it naturally and make it mean something ...Read more
Is there any meds for thought process for severe anxiety' has i can't take ssri's (i.E i think my lungs are going to stop working).
Severe anxiety: Yes there are helpful meds for severe anxiety -- and selecting effective ones depends on what type of anxiety you have. Ssri's will not stop your lungs from working. Valium that you're taking can help anxiety but it's best not to use it long-term. Buspar (buspirone) may help. If anxiety is psychotic, appropriate medications for this situation. Cognitive behavioral therapy may be best for long-term. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am taking 60mg of fluoxetine(Prozac) for the voices I hear but it stop working... Should I take more? I can't take the voices much longer
See psychiatrist: Auditory hallucinations are serious symptoms and you will need stronger meds that will need to be adjusted by your psychiatrist. ...Read more
Does high tpoabs slowly completely destroy thyroid gland?If so, how long will it take?Do they attack the other body parts once thyroid stop working?
Not typically: No, there are medications that inactive traditional ocp medications, namely antibiotics being very common. Others are medications like nuvigil. ...Read more
Double the time: I agree with the original answer. The concern is not true atrophy but the loss of power and performance. The typical rule is it takes twice as long to get back to where you were as the duration of the absence. So if you missed 2 weeks, expect a 4 week interval of hard work to get back to where you were. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay to take 10,000 mcg of biotin in the morning and than take my birth control pill at 7pm? Will my birth control stop working?
With regards to my ADHD meds, I have taken and take every stimulant/non stimulant made, all forms working to then suddenly just stop working at all!why?
ADHD: There may be several reasons, most common is tolerance to the drug, hitting a therapeutic ceiling. That means you can't go higher on dose. Depends on how they were rx'd. One method to help is combining meds of different classes that enhance each others' benefits without risking toxic side effects. That helps avoid tolerance, & greatly increases your options ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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