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Eryc Delayed Release Medication
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
What is the chemical composition of erythromycin and which person can have this medication and for how long please answer?
It is a antibiotic: That bind to the p site of 50s ribosomal subunit, interfering with protein synthesis. The subclass is a macrolides and prokinetic. Any person can be started if no contraindications. The length of therapy depend on the type of macrolide and can be from 5 days to two weeks. Contraindications are some heart problems, care with elderly, liver problems, myasthenia gravis. ...Read more
After one month of taking erythromycin for acne my face is getting worse. What should I do? Is this normal for this drug to act I have struggled with acne forever. I've tried other medication. Minocycline worked for two years then caused my optic nerves to
I: I would follow up with your dermatologist to discuss other options if you don't see improvement (it can take 4 to 8 weeks for improvement). There are other antibiotics and oral and topical medications that can help (depends on the type, location, severity of acne which might be most appropriate for you). Read about acne treatment options at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
DSPS: Melatonin is worth a try.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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?
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
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
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
Please let us know: The specific medication so we can check that for you. ...Read more
Hi. I am using erythomycin and clindamycin for acne treatment. I feel erythromycin is great. Any other recommended drugs?
There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment:
tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac
inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules):
topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide
oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more
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
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
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
Started taking medications yesterday for UTI and my period has been delayed for 4 days now. Could that be the cause? Thanks
I was given Duphaston 20mg daily for 14 days after my IUI. I got my periods 2 days late. Does this medication delay periods?
Yes: It can delay your period for a few days. ...Read more
My doctor prescribed me Duphaston for delaying my period. After some searches it shows that this medication helps to regulate period. Please advice.
Discuss: It is exactly what your dr was trying to do. Discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more
I've had cough for 6weeks now. I've taken erythromycin & som other drugs. But it still persists. What should I do or take?
See a doctor: Do you have fever, chest pain, is the cough productive of sputum, are you short of breath? Sometimes following an upper respiratory tract infection the tissues while slowly healing continue to produce inflammatory material that stimulates the cough reflex so as to clear these. What does your doctor say? Go back and ask. ...Read more
My period is 18 days late, I have a parasite and an on metronidazole for IT, could the parasite or medication cause a delayed or stopped period?
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