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Yes: There are 2 HAV vaqccines licensed in the us, havrix (glaxo) and vaqta (.Merck). The vaccines produce protective antibody in as little as 2 weeks after the initial dose. Both vaccines are given as a 2 dose series. The second dose is given 6-8 months after the first. These vaccines are highly effective, well tolerated and are recommended for anyone at risk. ...Read more
Depends. . .: Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic that can be given as a normal injection w/half-life of 15hrs or a long-acting injection w/half-life of 6-10 days depending upon the chemical formulation. We typically guesstimate that a chemical takes 5 half-lives to get out of your system, so the effect of an injection could be anywhere from a few days to two months. ...Read more
4 hoirs: Approximately 4 hours, but it varies.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends.: I am assuming you are talking about the half life of a drug. A drug with a 25 hours half life means that after 25 hours, the blood concentration of the drug will be halved. So at hour zero it's 100%. At 25 hours, the concentration is 50%. At 50 hours, it's 25%. At 75 hours, it's 12.5% etc. Please note that using half lives is an oversimplification and doesn't always correlate with drug effect. ...Read more
Halflife = 6-8 hours: The average elimination half-life of Metronidazole is reported as 6-7 hours in some studies, but is more commonly reported as 7-8 hours. The half-life can be affected by age, kidney insufficiency, and/or liver damage. The half-life of Metronidazole is much longer in children, and has been reported as 22-109 hours in newborns. ...Read more
DEFINITELY: A less thick, soft, clear lower mouthpiece can be worn during the day. But it needs to be custom made by a dentist. Best to have it on the lower teeth! ...Read more
What happens if I think the worse scenario very often and I feel this is deteriorating my life. How do I stop it and interact more with life?
Anxiety Disorder: Anticipation of worst happening (even if it is exceedingly unlikely) is a symptom of anxiety disorder. This is a distortion of the normal fight or flight response every human is endowed with. Your brain seems to be wired for flight for any environmental stimulus, no matter how trivial. If this is so, see doctor for exam & to formulate a therapeutic plan to include counseling & medication as needed. ...Read more
Do you think that a child could be born mentally ill, or it comes from his interactions with his world?
Both: Genetic predisposition can be a factor and environment can be a factor. Depends on the mental illness. Some respond well to nutrients. Check out www. Truehope. Com for some really great information. ...Read more
Find the right doc: I feel strongly about this topic, because unfortunately there are too many pros that fall victim to the same hype that the general public does. Find someone who truly believes in good scientifically- based skin care that can truly make a difference, not the newest fad. If they can't explain it to you in terms that make sense, move on. There is no substitute for good medicine, especially in skin. ...Read more
Yes!: Over exercise & do not allowing your body time to repair itself, can lead to muscle breakdown (rhabdomyolysis), rather than buildig muscle. Also, if you are not eating properly for the amount of exercise you are doing, you can damage your body by burning too many calories that body needs to do everyday functions. It also puts you at risk for muscle & joint injuries. Make sure to rest & eat enough. ...Read more
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Hep a vaccine Havrix 1440 for adults is out of stock. They prescribed me 2 Havrix 720 (jr). Epidemiologists say taking 2 junior has no protection?
Hepatitis A vaccine: Havrix comes in adult and pediatric doses. The adult vaccine contains 1440 EL. U. (ELISA Units) of viral antigen, while the pediatric dose contains 720 EL. U. So two doses of the pediatric vaccine given at the same time, should be equivalent to one needle injection with the adult vaccine. These are highly effective vaccines, so I don't know what information you've been told-but I think it's fine. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with Hep A. I have no yellow eyes or dark urine. If I take the Havrix shot, will it get rid of it?
Misunderstanding?: Havrix is a vaccine to prevent hepatitis A. It does nothing for an infection you already have. My guess is you have a misunderstanding of some sort. If your hepatitis A is confirmed, your doctor would not recommend the vaccine. Even without vaccination, after you recover you will be immune to new hep A infections. Confirm the diagnosis and need for Havrix with your doctor. ...Read more
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Yes, this is free if: If you do not request premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services are personal consultations for a fee.) ...Read more
Can you clarify?: Omg is a texting-age expression "oh my god" but used even by secularists to express amazement and dismay at once. It's no medical acronym that I recognize though there are some trashy websites preseting medical freaks as having "omg disease". To which disease are you referring? Someone on healthtap will be happy to answer. ...Read more
There are a number..: ..of helpful steps. First, MOVE MORE--incorporate more physical exercise into your daily routine. Take subway or bike to work or school. Play sports. Take at least two 15 minute walks each day or do a 30-40 minute aerobic workout, with warm up and cool down, at least 5 days a week. Try interval training. Develop a program to build strength and flexibility. Eat healthy foods/drink water. Sleep well ...Read more
See below: Chip = children's health insurance program - it is a type of medicaid for kids. Depending on a state's requirements, kids under 18 can be covered by the state's health insurance program if the parents are under a certain income level. Kids can be enrolled through their schools, pediatricians, or hospitals. ...Read more
Surgical procedure: A d&e stands for dilation and evacuation. It is a procedure done in an operating room to remove pregnancy tissue from the uterus after the first trimester. In the first trimester it is called a D&C (dilation and curettage). This can be to treat a late miscarriage or bleeding placenta previa, or as an elective procedure. ...Read more