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What is the maximum duration for a patient to be on immune suppressive medication?

What is the maximum duration for a patient to be on immune suppressive medication?

Lifetime: Almost all organ recipients take their medicines for the rest of their lives, as long as their organs are functioning. ...Read more

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Pls can u advice the duration one needs medication 4 for treatment of chronic OCD that was never treated b4 & is it a curable problem.

Pls can u advice the duration one needs medication 4 for treatment of chronic OCD that was never treated b4 & is it a curable problem.

Varies: There is a great deal of variability in the disorder, ages which it is treated etc. Many anxiety related disorders repond to behavioral or cognitive behavioral treatments and a good number of people can eventually come off meds with such treatments- certainly if there is a desire to do that, seek out an experienced psychologist who treats ocd. ...Read more

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After how much time I can go to gym to make treadmill from taking my two anti-hypertensive medications, what is the duration between sports and medica?

After how much time I can go to gym to make treadmill from taking my two anti-hypertensive medications, what is the duration between sports and medica?

No need to wait: Unless you have significant side effects from your medication, you should be able to exercise shortly after taking them as long as your blood pressure doesn't' drop too low. ...Read more

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I hope that this question is not too simplistic to be answered. If an 88 year old, very unwell pt is administered 2 mg of haloperidol for delirium over a 14 hour period then how long would it take for the medication to completely "leave the system"?

I hope that this question is not too simplistic to be answered. If an 88 year old, very unwell pt is administered 2 mg of haloperidol for delirium over a 14 hour period then how long would it take for the medication to completely "leave the system"?

IT depends on the: Patient's kidney excretion/clearance and liver function. It also depends on under what circumstances the 88 year old person received haloperidol, and how (intra muscular, oral or intravenous). It depends on when the patient was given that dose, if he had also been on other antipsychotics or psychotropics such as benzodiazepines, hypnotics, etc. So there is no easy answer, but 1 day is reasonabl ...Read more

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If Benadryl's plasma clearance is about 9 hours x 5, how long would it remain active to affect the brain and interact with other medications?

If Benadryl's plasma clearance is about 9 hours x 5, how long would it remain active to affect the brain and interact with other medications?

Less than 12 hrs: It may take a long time for a drug to completely clear from the body, the biochemical effect occurs only with a certain blood level. I have yet seen anyone getting drowsy from Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for more than 12 hours. It is the drug level that matters. ...Read more

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Pls can u advice of name of a antifungal medication for lungs that doesn't ve risk to liver or has no serious side effects and the duration for its use?

Pls can u advice of name of a antifungal medication for lungs that doesn't ve risk to liver or has no serious side effects and the duration for its use?

Systemic anti-fungal: If you have a fungal lung infection, you should be talking with your doctor, not searching online. This is a dangerous infection and should not be taken lightly. ...Read more

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My mom has allergic cough since many weeks. Cough occurs oftenly and duration of cough is short. No medication is successful till now. Is this alarming condition? Mom feels dryness of mouth, due to which cough starts, her voice changes ofently.

My mom has allergic cough since many weeks. Cough occurs oftenly and duration of cough is short. No medication is successful till now. Is this alarming condition? Mom feels dryness of mouth, due to which cough starts, her voice changes ofently.

See doctor: There are many causes for coughing but the voice change does suggest that reflux may be the cause. However it is best for her to consult her doctor to get checked out for other potential causes for a chronic cough (asthma, TB etc). ...Read more

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How long should I have to take this medication?

Which medication?: Please resubmit and give us information about what the medication is and what it is being to treat. ...Read more

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How long medication needs to be taken for gout?

How long medication needs to be taken for gout?

Gout: .. . Can cause very painful flares of pain and swelling. The underlying problem is high uric acid levels in the blood. The urate deposits in the joints and other tissues causing inflammation and pain or sometimes no symptoms at all. Elevated uric acid can be from diet or it may be genetic. So. . . You may need medications for short term or long term. ...Read more

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Diclofenac, how long before this medication kicks in?

2-3 days: It will usually start to work within 2-3 days but can take 2-3 weeks to reach its maximum effect. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get addicted to pain medication?

How long does it take to get addicted to pain medication?

Just a days: It may only take a few days to get 'dependent' on pain meds such as opioids or even tramadol. ...Read more

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After stopping a medication, how long until you can drink?

After stopping a medication, how long until you can drink?

Depends: It depends on the medication. Different medications have different metabolism patterns, time to clear out of the body, and interactions with alcohol. ...Read more

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How long does it take for medication for arthrities to start working?

How long does it take for medication for arthrities to start working?

Minutes to weeks: There are many different medications used in arthritis treatment depending what type and severity of your arthritis etc. Pain medicine typically works quite fast, maybe in 30 mins, but medicines to treat rheumatoid arthritis may take weeks to couple months to start working (disease modifying drugs such as methotrexate, Enbrel (etanercept) etc.) thus, please repost your question. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does vyvance 40ml time release medication stay in your system?

How long does vyvance 40ml time release medication stay in your system?

Limited after ~12hrs: A good therapeutic dose of vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) regardless of the mg, will be clinically helpful for 9-13 hours. Trace amounts of the medicine may last in the system for a few days more, but are not likely to have any positive or negative effect after this period. ...Read more

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How does Plan B work, and how long does the medication stay in your body?

How does Plan B work, and how long does the medication stay in your body?

Preventing ovulation: The medication works by inhibitting ovulation. Thus, no egg, no pregnancy!
the half-life of the medication varies greatly ranging from 11 to 45 hours and so it is difficult to say for sure. Based on this, it stays in the body for about 2.5 days to just over 1 wk.
If you still have question, post it here or consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long would medication have to be used for someone who has mood disorder?

How long would medication have to be used for someone who has mood disorder?

Depend: It is depend on which ones because some have longer half life than others. Typically, it may take about 4 weeks or so, but some may respond in 2weeks some may take 6 weeks or so. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for cystitis to clear up after medication?

How long is it supposed to it take for cystitis to clear up after medication?

Symptoms should: Be improved in 2-3 days, but take your entire course of antibiotics to maximize the chance oc completely clearing the bacteria. ...Read more

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How long does it takes for chalmydia to clear up after taking the medication?

How long does it takes for chalmydia to clear up after taking the medication?

...: People diagnosed with chlamydia should not have sex for 7 days after single dose antibiotic treatment or until completion of a 7-day course of antibiotics to prevent spreading the infection to partners. All partners need to be tested and/or treated to prevent re-infection. Latex condoms can help reduce the risk of chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infections. ...Read more

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How long do the average medications side effects generally start and last for?

How long do the average medications side effects generally start and last for?

Side effects: Depends on type of medication, its half life, duration you been on it, and whether taking other medications that affect its absorption or metabolism. ...Read more

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What kind of malaria medication should I take before I travel and for how long?

What kind of malaria medication should I take before I travel and for how long?

Depends: The medicine you take is dependent on where you are going. Some areas have resistance to certain drugs (like chloroquine.) you might need to start taking it a few weeks before you left, depending on what you take. ...Read more

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How long can medication have to be for someone who has schizoaffective disorder?

How long can medication have to be for someone who has schizoaffective disorder?

Indefinite: Schizoaffective disorder is a chronic condition, with remissions and relapses. The person can have episodes of depression and mania/hypomania; also psychotic symptoms even when not in a mood episode. They will most likely need medications indefinitely, both to cover ongoing psychotic symptoms and to protect from mood disruption. It is not a "few months & you're done" situation. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from anxiety without medication?

Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from anxiety without medication?

It depends: For anxiety, meds may not be the best treatment. Meds like xanax, (alprazolam) ativan, valium, Klonopin etc (benzodiazepines) & similar ones like Ambien are not good treatment & r addictive. They don't teach you to deal w it differently. Exposure based therapies r good for most types of anx. See a therapist who specializes in anxiety. Ssris can be helpful but learning skills to deal w the feelings is best. ...Read more

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How long does Fibromyalgia Iast I heard it goes away in 1 month if you take medication?

How long does Fibromyalgia Iast I heard it goes away in 1 month if you take medication?

Not likely: At the present time, there is no cure for FM. The goal of treatment is to decrease physical symptoms and increase psychosocial functioning. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with hypothryoidism. How long can I go without medication before bad things happen?

Diagnosed with hypothryoidism. How long can I go without medication before bad things happen?

As short as possible: Thyroid replacement is needed on a daily basis. You do not have the ability to produce thyroxin needed for the body's metabolism. How long can you go without eating? The same principle is at play here. So take your meds each morning on a regular basis ...Read more

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Could you tell me how long it takes your body to get used to the side effects of a new medication?

Could you tell me how long it takes your body to get used to the side effects of a new medication?

Depends: This depends on the specifics of the drug, as well as how you specifically metabolize it. Talk to your doctor about the specific drug to get best information about that question. ...Read more

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How long are cholesterol levels affected by cholesterol controlling medication after you stop taking it?

How long are cholesterol levels affected by cholesterol controlling medication after you stop taking it?

Lipids: The rebound of cholesterol level after stopping meds will vary depending on diet and exercise and other factors, can't make uniform prediction. ...Read more