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Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Can you get amoxicillin rash after you are no longer taking it?

Can you get amoxicillin rash after you are no longer taking it?

Amoxicillin rash: You can develope a rash to Amoxicillin even if you have been off the medication for two weeks. ...Read more

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Just curious. If people are smoking marijuana around you at a concert, can you fail a drug test? Or worse, can you get the effects of it?

Just curious. If  people are smoking marijuana around you at a concert, can you fail a drug test? Or worse, can you get the effects of it?

Unlikely: Screening drug tests, such as those used for pre-employment physicals, typically have a threshold that is set at a high enough value to eliminate the risk of "passive" exposure causing a positive result. ...Read more

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Can you drink on seroquel (quetiapine) if its several hours after taking it or before taking it? So basically you have to decide between meds or alcohol?

Can you drink on seroquel (quetiapine) if its several hours after taking it or before taking it?  So basically you have to decide between meds or alcohol?

Yes, basically: It's of course your decision, but you're dealing with at least 2 things here: the basic condition for which seroquel (quetiapine) was prescribed, plus the enhanced sedative effects of alcohol when added to seroquel (quetiapine). On its own, alcohol can destabilize mood and sleep cycle -- which is problematic in bipolar disorder, plain depression, and psychotic disorders. Also, taking both could make you drunker, faster. ...Read more

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How long after taking malaria pills can you try to have a baby? Are there any effective options that

How long after taking malaria pills can you try to have a baby? Are there any effective options that

Varies with the meds: There are several medications for prevention of malaria when traveling. Some are ok for use in pregnancy, while others are not. Some stay in the body days to weeks, while others stay in the body many weeks. An infectious disease doctor, or a primary care doctor with knowledge of travel medicine or tropical medicine, can look up the details for various drugs and write the prescription. ...Read more

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How long does the date-rape drug Rohypnol stay in your body and can you be tested to see if you were given it?

Urine test: A urine test could potentially detect rohypnol for up to sixty hours after it was ingested. But it is hard to detect because concentrations may be quite low. ...Read more

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How well tolerated is Prilosec prescription? Also when would you develop side effects.. If you were allergic. The first or second time taking it

How well tolerated is Prilosec prescription? Also when would you develop side effects.. If you were allergic. The first or second time taking it

Prilosec "allergy"?: Prilosec was introduced in the us in 1989, with considerable experience in europe for years prior. Experience includes now hundreds of millions of well-tolerated prescriptions & over-the-counter courses of treatment. No drug is side effect free however, & in some patients Prilosec use raises concern. Allergies are rare after the first pill of any drug. ...Read more

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How long after taking shrooms does it take to be able to pass a drug test without indication of drugs?

How long after taking shrooms does it take to be able to pass a drug test without indication of drugs?

Psilocybin: Psilocybin is the active chemical derived from 'shrooms. It can be detected within minutes of use and detectable in the urine for up to 7days. Your question suggests you want to defeat drug testing. I suggest you rethink your use and consult your doctor or a drug/alcohol counselor for help. ...Read more

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What are the possible issues you could run into if you use uristat (phenazopyridine) for longer than intended?

What are the possible issues you could run into if you use uristat (phenazopyridine) for longer than intended?

Uristat, (phenazopyridine) or..: ..phenazopyridine hydrochloride exerts pain-killing/ analgesic effects on the lining of the urinary tract/bladder. Its precise mechanism is not well-understood. It is used for short term relief of urgency, burning and urinary pain. There have been reports of serious side effects when not taken as directed: liver toxicity, red blood cell destruction, and kidney failure. TAKE AS DIRECTED! Stay well! ...Read more

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How long does methotrexate stay in your system after you stop taking drug. I am having a allergic reaction to the medicine.

How long does methotrexate stay in your system after you stop taking drug. I am having a allergic reaction to the medicine.

Rapidly leaves: 1/2 life depends on dose 3-10 hours with low dose and 8-15 hours with high dose We usually say it is out after 5 1/2 lives bt there are tissue effects too - maybe 3 weeks ...Read more

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Are there any new allergy meds becoming OTC soon and specify how soon and if you can get free samples.

Are there any new allergy meds becoming  OTC soon and specify how soon and if you can get free samples.

Nasacort (triamcinolone): There are talks that a nasal steroid called nasacort (triamcinolone) may become otc soon but i'd doubt free samples will be that available. How soon is soon is dependent on the fda and the drug company making the products. ...Read more

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How long or how many days does penicillin or antibiotics last in the body or blood stream after you stop taking them?

How long or how many days does penicillin or antibiotics last in the body or blood stream after you stop taking them?

Different for each: This varies widely, from a few hours (e.g. most oral penicillins, like amoxicillin) to around 10 days (e.g. azithromycin). The quinolones (e.g. ciprofloxacin) and tetracyclines (e.g. doxycycline) typically are gone in 2-3 days. ...Read more

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How long would it take someone to get over an addictive drug that they have been taking for a week?

How long would it take someone to get over an addictive drug that they have been taking for a week?

Prob not addicted: One of my pet peeves is the term "addictive drug." no drug is addictive but many drugs have to potential to induce physical dependency in people, and in some of those people, this may lead to addiction. Addiction requires the active participation of the person themself. It would be rare for anyone to develop a significant dependency on opiates or sedatives in a week. Just stop/quickly taper. ...Read more

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Can you get things like giardia, the flu, and the common cold while you are on HIV PEP meds or once you have completed them?

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Can you get things like giardia, the flu, and the common cold while you are on HIV PEP meds or once you have completed them?

Yes: Anyone can contract these illnesses and theoretically those HIV-infected even under treatment are likely even more susceptible. ...Read more

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If a man developed breasts from drug side effects, might they go away over time after being taken off the meds?

If a man developed breasts from drug side effects, might they go away over time after being taken off the meds?

Gynecomastia: It is unlikely for it to resolve, depending on the extent of the breast enlargement. You may need to have plastic surgery if it is bothering you. ...Read more

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How long should I have to wait before the glucose-lowering prescription drug starts to take effect?

How long should I have to wait before the glucose-lowering prescription drug starts to take effect?

Depends on drug: But generally speaking, you should expect some changes in your bs profile within a week of starting. Some medications such as sulfonyurea tend to work faster. ...Read more

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How long should I have to wait before the glucose-lowering prescription drug starts to take effect?

How long should I have to wait before the glucose-lowering prescription drug starts to take effect?

Depends on drug: Insulin works right away. With other drugs, the earliest approx time before you may expect to see a lowering of glucose is: sulfonylureas (eg glyburide); 2 days; metformin: 3-7 days; sitagliptin: 2 weeks; exenatide: 1-2 weeks; pioglitazone: 3-4 weeks. Note: these approx times assume you are checking your glu daily and you may notice a trend. It takes 2 months to see any difference in a1c. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from someone if they have no outbreak and they are taking the medicine for it?

Can you get herpes from someone if they have no outbreak and they are taking the medicine for it?

Possible / unlikely: Herpes virus may be shed and transmitted in the absence of visible lesions. However the risk of shedding while taking antiviral medications appropriately is very low. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more