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I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor. How long does the niacin stay in your body.. Flushing?
Good question: I researched your question: the half life of extended release Niacin in Advicor is very variable, & depends on gender, dose, & individual characteristics. It peaks 5 hours after a single dose. Following years of treatment, it's probably safe to assume that it will take days (3-5) to wear off completely. Possibly longer depending on dose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do I know these are real medical doctors on this app? Why would they give free medical advice?
Some do help out..: Checking on someone's credential is not that hard and there are software/ways to know whether or not someone does have a medical license or not. As you probably know, pharmacists, psychologists, phlebotomists, physical therapists etc...Are also on this website. I guess it is hard to be 100% sure, thus when in doubt, check with your own doc. Many docs do want to help out---i do. Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi risk!: People with high astigmatism are the toughest to fit properly with contact lens. Please see an eyecare provider to fit you well and recheck the fit after a few weeks use! you are not obligated to buy any product there. Ask for references and a copy of your prescription to buy anywhere! ...Read more
I work in the medical field and we are being asked to fabricate things so they get funding. It isn't quite ethical, don't want to lose job, any advice?
Honesty is the Best: It is hard to believe that someone would ask you to be dishonest. You are always better off in following the dictum: 'honesty is the best policy'....You might even get lucky to find a better job. That is what i would do! ...Read more
Do you think that providing free medical advice will undermine your ability or the ability of other physicians to make a living?
No. : As you probably have learned firsthand, navigating the internet for medical information can be quite confusing and misleading. I look at healthtap as a way of steering people in the right direction. Besides, I am a surgeon: my care is always "hands-on" :-). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If someone had only a few weeks to live but couldn't go to a hospital could a doctor give free advice online to help ease their suffering?
Things possible: Since I am sure there is an ongoing doctor, you can call that doctor for advise. Here we give advise but can't prescribe. That person's doctor can send prescription to the pharmacy, or send a nurse, or send a case manager, etc.. The can do things to help the family. They can even contact home hospice to come to your home. So, please call her/his doctor for help. Good luck and i pray for all of you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I like my medical doctor but everytime i go for a visit i get very nervous. This does not help my measurements. What practical advice can you give me?
Facing Ur What-Ifs: We tend 2seek reassurance that the things we fear won't happen. But no one can guarantee that what u fear won't happen. Even talking about "likelihood" may not help. People often feel relief when they face their fear...When accept it could happen. Ask urself what bad things u fear will happen @doc's office. What if u were 2say "ok that might happen. I wouldn't like it but then what? And then..?". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here: I believe you have identified healthtap as just that site. ...Read more
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