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I have gastroparesis, does that also delay medications from absorbing or digesting?

I have gastroparesis, does that also delay medications from absorbing or digesting?

It may: While the vast majority of meds dissolve in your stomach and are able to be adsorbed there, some meds, especially delayed or extended release medications, may need the different ph of other parts of your intestine to dissolve/activate. Talk to your pharmacist if you have questions about specific medications and they either know or have the resources to look up that particular medicine. ...Read more

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How many days can I delay with out medication if I have tonsillitis?

How many days can I delay with out medication if I have tonsillitis?

Question not clear: Do you mean days you can wait before starting medication? Or do you mean once having started how many days can you interrupt treatment? In latter case, if you have sore throat and fever for more than 2-3 days you should have a doctor examine you. Once having started medication one should finish the complete the course (usually 5 or 10 days). If you miss a day restart and complete the course. ...Read more

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Does cold or any medication delay periods???? I had tablets for 1 month for cold

Does cold or any medication delay periods???? I had tablets for 1 month for cold

Not aware: Of any cold medication preparations that cause delay in menses. If sexually active, consider a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can taking antianginal medications delay your period?

Can taking antianginal medications delay your period?

Not generally: But the old adage is "any medicine can do anything". You should check with your ob/gyn. But if you are taking anti-anginals and still young enough to be menstruating, you probably have the Insulin resistance syndrome and thus decreased sex hormone binding globulin, the key feature of poly cystic ovary syndrome, have your doctor check your shbg level. ...Read more

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Can stress, illness and hay fever medication delay my period?

Can stress, illness and hay fever medication delay my period?

The hayfever med: Should not delay your period but stress and illness can. Take care. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth surgery last week. Was on Hydrocodone. Very stressed this month. How likely is it that stress & medication delayed my period?

Wisdom teeth surgery last week. Was on Hydrocodone. Very stressed this month. How likely is it that stress & medication delayed my period?

Not uncommon: The stress can delay or even stop your period. Also your periods may not be regular or stop while taking opioids like Hydrocodone. ...Read more

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Is it ethical for my prescriber to delay refills of ongoing medications? I've been seeing my psychiatrist for 12 years. He's had the same assistant during this time. His assistant is the one about whom I am inquiring. Over the last 12 years the asst. Ha

Is it ethical for my prescriber to delay refills of ongoing medications? I've been seeing my psychiatrist for 12 years. He's had the same assistant during this time. His assistant is the one about whom I am inquiring. Over the last 12 years the asst. Ha

Refill. May need f/u: The condition which comes to my mind under which I would not refill a long-term patient would be if I had not seen the patient for an extended period of time. You see, the physician must ensure the medication (s) prescribed and dosing continue to be safe and appropriate. ...Read more

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Period delayed, taking too many medications, had protected sex could I be pregnant?

Period delayed, taking too many medications, had protected sex could I be pregnant?

Yes: If you have sex, you can get pregnant. Condoms are 82-98% effective at preventing pregnancy. The reason they are not 100% is because they break, sometimes they have tiny holes in them that you can't see. Sometimes they slip off during intercouse, the list goes on and on. Bottom line is this, abstinence is the only way to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Go and see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal for new medications to delay my period?

Is it normal for new medications to delay my period?

Please let us know: The specific medication so we can check that for you. ...Read more

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Can stress/depression or any medication somehow delay HIV seroconversion?

Can stress/depression or any medication somehow delay HIV seroconversion?

Not known: Only antiretrovirals are known to prevent HIV infection. If your question is about seroconversion per se, i.e. The development of antibodies in the presence of infection, I am not aware of anything that does that. ...Read more

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Having cramps and did 4 hpt all negetive. Some clear discharge but I m 25 days delayed also have typhoid medication month before please advise me i?

Having cramps and did 4 hpt all negetive. Some clear discharge but I m 25 days delayed also have typhoid medication month before please advise me i?

Not pregnant: With 4 negative pregnancy tests, the chance of pregnancy is extremely small. If you required treatment for typhoid or exposure to typhoid, the stress or illness could be the cause of the delayed period. See your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Any medication that can help with delayed language conditions?

Any medication that can help with delayed language conditions?

No: A kid with language or speech delay may have other conditions that require medication. However, there is no medication or herbal product that has been shown to improve this problem. ...Read more

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What is the effect of delaying starting any type of medications for Parkinson's disease in a 49y/o male. +/-?

What is the effect of delaying starting any type of medications for Parkinson's disease in a 49y/o male. +/-?

Treatment: The medications reduce rigidity and tremor but probably don't retard the progression of the pathology. If the patient's quality of life has not been significantly impacted, delaying the institution of medication may not be crucial. A neurologist would be best to advise you, however. ...Read more

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If a medication is marketed as delayed release and available in 20mg & 40mg, does 20mg q12h have the same effect on serum concentration as 40mg qd?

Depends on medicine: The answer to your question depends on what medicine it is. Delayed release medicines are built to dissolve more slowly than others. The metabolism of different drugs varies a lot. For some medicines there may not be much difference practically, for others this could be a big difference. ...Read more

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My 18mths old son has oculogyric crisis almost every 3 days. He is developmentally delayed. He is not on any medications. How do I treat his crisis?

My 18mths old son has oculogyric crisis almost every 3 days. He is developmentally delayed. He is not on any medications. How do I treat his crisis?

See the pediatrician: Your child should be evaluated if this is new. He may need to be seen by a pediatric neurologist as well. It's probably not oculogyric crisis in the absence of a medication but should still be explored. ...Read more

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I just started taking a new ADHD medication. Is there any known research that says that ADHD medicine can delay a cycle?

I just started taking a new ADHD medication. Is there any known research that says that ADHD medicine can delay a cycle?

Please let us: Know the specific medication you are taking. Then we can research the side effects. Please resubmit with this info. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has taking cholesterol medications had trouble with delayed ejaculation or erectle dysfunction?

Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has taking cholesterol medications had trouble with delayed ejaculation or erectle dysfunction?

Unrelated: Medicines to lower cholesterol have nothing to do with delayed ejaculation and delayed ejaculation implies that you don't have ED either. While there can be medical causes, the majority of men just need more time, foreplay, and stimulation. A brief trial of something like Cialis may help for purposes of reassurance and morale - to help get you back on track. ...Read more

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Are there any medications to combat retarded/delayed ejaculation?

Are there any medications to combat retarded/delayed ejaculation?

No: There is no treatment, medical or surgical, for delayed ejaculation or no ejaculation (anejaculation). On the converse, there are several medications to help treat premature ejaculation. ...Read more

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What are their any medications to over stimulate the male libido (delayed ejaculation)?

What are their any medications to over stimulate the male libido (delayed ejaculation)?

Not prescription: No prescription medications that I can think of. Go to a store that specializes in adult items & ask them to show you any lubricants that are stimulating. These days there are plenty of respectable adult stores w/ helpful staff that are not seedy or inappropriate. No need to be embarrassed - they get people all day asking questions about lubricants & they will likely have a mind boggling array. ...Read more

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My period delayed almost 2 weeks. B4 this, my period were constantly coming in 28 days cycle. I'm not taking any medication & never had a sex. Pls help.

My period delayed almost 2 weeks. B4 this, my period were constantly coming in 28 days cycle. I'm not taking any medication & never had a sex. Pls help.

Common: There are many things that can affect ovulation such as emotional/ physical stress, weight change etc. It is also very common for women to have an irregular period during their reproductive years. Most likely you ovulated late this month and your period will start within the next couple of weeks. You can see your obgyn for blood work/sonogram just to have a better idea of when to expect your period. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestion: need to delay menses for 1 week. Medication any side effect?

Can you give me suggestion: need to delay menses for 1 week. Medication any side effect?

Hormones & cycle: Menstrual cycle is regulated by fluctuation in levels of women's hormones. Depending on where one is in the cycle, different methods of pushing off menses may be used. In the 1st week, regular birth control pills may be taken. By skipping last week's "placebo" pills, cycle may be extended as needed. In the 2nd half of the cycle, taking continuous progesterone results in menses being pushed off. ...Read more

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I’m on a vacation and want to delay my period. How long should I take primolutnor? Can I have alcohol? If I feel a pain what other medication to take?

I’m on a vacation and want to delay my period. How long should I take primolutnor? Can I have alcohol? If I feel a pain what other medication to take?

Doctors prescription: Progesterone is sometimes used to delay periods. You will need a prescription to get this medication and the instructions for use will be written on the medication. Alcohol is not prohibited with hormone medication but of course it should be used in moderation. Pelvic pain has a long list of possible causes and an evaluation will be needed to narrow it down. ...Read more

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My periods have been delayed for about a week. I've a hypothyroidism condition am on medication. How can I induce period immediately??

My periods have been delayed for about a week. I've a hypothyroidism condition am on medication. How can I induce period immediately??

Pregnant?: First, please make sure you are not pregnant if you are sexually active. Regarding inducting the period immediately, there are several unscientifically verified methods, of which the one I am most comfortable recommending is the hot bath and relaxation. I am sorry I cannot be of more help. Dr. C ...Read more

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I was on an ADHD medication called Adzenys for a week symptoms were terrible couldn't last any longer now on vyvanse and wondering can it delay a perid?

I was on an ADHD medication called Adzenys for a week symptoms were terrible couldn't last any longer now on vyvanse and wondering can it delay a perid?

No: Unless you've lost a lot of weight taking the Vyvance, the drug itself will NOT affect your period. Take a home pregnancy test. If + call doc and get referral to Ob/Gyn ASAP. Stop smoking and alcohol and start prenatal vitamins if home pregnancy test is + ...Read more