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After going brain death how long dose it take befor all other oregon stop working?

After going brain death how long dose it take befor all other oregon stop working?

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 more

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How long does it take for a kidney to work after a transplant, and when will it stop working?

How long does it take for a kidney to work after a transplant, and when will it stop working?

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

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Is zioptan for glaucoma safe to take? Why do glaucoma meds stop working after a while?

Is zioptan for glaucoma safe to take? Why do glaucoma meds stop working after a while?

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 more

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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?

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

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Can birth control ever stop working I you take it every day without forgetting?

Can birth control ever stop working I you take it every day without forgetting?

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 more

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If you take gas x every day for a while can it stop working? What is alternative

If you take gas x every day for a while can it stop working? What is alternative

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

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What do you think, could my birth control stop working if I take it at different times?

What do you think, could my birth control stop working if I take it at different times?

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

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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.

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.

Good question: The answer depends on many factors that are specific. Please speak with the person prescribing your medication for the best answer. For many people, an antidepressant keeps working and stays effective. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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 more

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How long is it supposed to it take for the pill to stop working?

How long is it supposed to it take for the pill to stop working?

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

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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?

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

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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).

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 more

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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?

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?

TPO hypothyroid: Under activity of thyroid can develop at variable intervals some may not even develop functional problems higher titers female sex family history may help tpo is a specific antibody does not attack other tissues can be associated with eye and skin infiltrative disease. ...Read more

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Can ortho tri-cyclen low stop working when you take acetiminophin or diphenhydramine?

Can ortho tri-cyclen low stop working when you take acetiminophin or diphenhydramine?

Not typically: No, there are medications that inactive traditional ocp medications, namely antibiotics being very common. Others are medications like nuvigil. ...Read more

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How long does it take for chest and arm muscles to atrophy if you stop working out with weights?

How long does it take for chest and arm muscles to atrophy if you stop working out with weights?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Been take PB8 probiotics. Left in cabinet, weather has been 75, now they stop working. I have yeast inf symptoms. Probiotics+fluconazole to prevent?

Been take PB8 probiotics. Left in cabinet, weather has been 75, now they stop working. I have yeast inf symptoms. Probiotics+fluconazole to prevent?

Yeast infection: Whether or not your doctor will decide to put you on fluconazole depends mostly on where the presumed yeast infection is located. You can continue using the probiotic, although it may be less effective if it wasn't stored properly. I would make an appointment to see your doctor as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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Been using Lantus (insulin glargine) since 2011, A1c 6.7. New dr wants me off to take orals, many allergies/intolerances. CKD 4, asthma, HBP. Does Insulin stop working?

Been using Lantus (insulin glargine) since 2011, A1c 6.7. New dr wants me off to take orals, many allergies/intolerances. CKD 4, asthma, HBP. Does Insulin stop working?

No: With CKD-4, your oral choices are limited. Lantus (insulin glargine) is obviously still working well for you as your A1c is controlled and excellent at 6.7%. It depends on how much lantus (insulin glargine) you are on and whether or not you are experiencing a lot of low blood sugar. Not sure what oral choice your doctor is switching you over to but make sure he/she knows you are a diabetic pt with CKD-4. ...Read more

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Can norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) stop working after a year? I take it for ra/ severe back pain/sciatica but my dr won't change it I wake up stiff and in tons of pain

Can norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) stop working after a year? I take it for ra/ severe back pain/sciatica but my dr won't change it I wake up stiff and in tons of pain

Yes: Everyone becomes tolerant to opiate pain medications if used chronically. We worry about this all the time, however ask your doctor to switch your medicine to another medication to see if this works. If not, ask for a pain management referral. However you should be aware that this will happen again no matter what opiate you use. Sometimes having a pain medication holiday can be helpful. ...Read more

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I take levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pills, can I start taking pure garcinia cambogia extract weight loss pills or will it make levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) stop working properly?

I take levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pills, can I start taking pure garcinia cambogia extract weight loss pills or will it make levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) stop working properly?

Who knows?: Most of these supplements are not well regulated so you never know exactly what you are taking. Most have not been well studied so how they will effect other medications can be uncertain. If you want to lose weight do what we know works : decrease calories and increase exercise. ...Read more

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How long does it take for sudafed to start working?

How long does it take for sudafed to start working?

About 30 minutes: Usually starts in 30 minutes and lasts about 8 hours depending on the dose. ...Read more

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Taking antibiotics & sudafed for bronchitis but can't stop coughing! Is cough medicine ok to take too w those meds?

Taking antibiotics & sudafed for bronchitis but can't stop coughing! Is cough medicine ok to take too w those meds?

Mgt: Most bronchial infections will resolve in 10 days. If your cough is not responding to the medication, it may be related to bronchospasm or worsening infection. A follow up is advised. ...Read more

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I get hit lhard with allergies about every 3-4 years. Well this year appears to be a year. Allergy forecast in the Austin area show very high Mold counts. What is best to take. Sudafed PE isn't working. Sneezing and eyes watering continual.

I get hit lhard with allergies about every 3-4 years. Well this year appears to be a year. Allergy forecast in the Austin area show very high Mold counts. What is best to take. Sudafed PE isn't working. Sneezing and eyes watering continual.

Allergy Symptoms: Unless you have been tested, you might not know what you are truly allergic to. Nevertheless, Sudafed PE is a BAD choice. Start with neti-pot or squeeze bottle salt water wash followed by OTC Fluticasone nasal spray (1 spray in each nostril). Perform this wash followed by nasal spray morning AND night. Can also add Alaway or Zaditor eye drops ...Read more

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I take naproxen, four hours later took sudafed. Was very dizzy and had bad stomach spasams, and left side of upper rib cage, how can I stop the spasams?

I take naproxen, four hours later took sudafed. Was very dizzy and had bad stomach spasams, and left side of upper rib cage, how can I stop the spasams?

Milk: Try drinking a glass of milk. If that relieves it, would not take any more naproxen. If not, should consider it is your heart that is the problem and go to the hospital to get it checked out. ...Read more

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When is the best time to stop working while pregnant?

When is the best time to stop working while pregnant?

Is no "best" time: In an uncomplicated pregnancy, there is no reason you can't work up until you go into labor. If you experience preterm labor, significant bleeding or other complications, your doctor may restrict you earlier. ...Read more

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Do nsaids stop working well after taking them for so long?

Do nsaids stop working well after taking them for so long?

Dependency: Drug dependency. Anyway NSAIDs are short term fix as long term could induce GI bleeding. ...Read more

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I have a herniated slipped disc, so do I have to stop working?

I have a herniated slipped disc, so do I have to stop working?

Not necessarily: Slipped/herniated discs are quite common and many people function normally. Unfortunately, some experience debilitating pain which cannot be adequately treated etc. And thus not able to work. If your job is relative light and you don't have much problem with pain, no reason to stop working. Make sure you keep your back strong/healthy--regular strengtehing exercise.
Consult your doc.
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Yes the antibiotics I'm taking are levofloxin. Shouldi stop working out?

Yes the antibiotics I'm taking are levofloxin. Shouldi stop working out?

Probably best: That you take it a bit easy, as fluoroquinolones, the antibiotic class of levofloxacin, is associated with tendon problems including rare achillles tendon ruptures. But if your are taking an antibiotic, it tells me you have some infection requiring treatment, and that independent of the antibiotic you are taking, you should be resting - though I wouldn't encouraged bed rest either. ...Read more

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Could Zoloft (sertraline) stop working?

Potentially: Agree with Dr. Jacobson. Some people may develop SSRI poop out on Zoloft and other SSRI's. ...Read more

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Do antibiotics stop working if you drink?

Do antibiotics stop working if you drink?

Generally not: Alcohol in the bloodstream will interfere with leukocyte function, but there are few negative interactions with antibiotics that will likely interfere with their antimicrobial activity. Azole containing drugs like Metronidazole may produce very significant severe side-effects if alcohol is present in the blood. ...Read more

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How long a human heart can stop working?

How long a human heart can stop working?

Heart stopping?: When a heart transplant is done, the human heart can be removed and preserved for many hours before it is implanted into another person. But if the heart stops in a living person, the brain does not get enough blood flow and that person will fall unconscious. After a few minutes, permanent brain injury can occur, and permanent injury to other organs, including the heart, quickly follows. ...Read more

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When does mirena (levonorgestrel) stop working?

When does mirena (levonorgestrel) stop working?

5 years: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is approved to be effective for 5 years. While protection may last longer than that there is no way to know for sure. Don't take a chance. Having an iud still in place if you get pregnant creates significant risks. ...Read more

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When do you need to stop working in your pregnancy?

When do you need to stop working in your pregnancy?

Not everyone: Stops working. I worked on the days that I delivered. ...Read more