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How long does propranolol take to work well?

How long does propranolol take to work well?

Not long: The onset of effect of 'propranolol' tablets is between 1 -2 hours, and will last for between 6 - 12 hours. Lethargy and fatigue are common sde effect which should wear off within a short period of time but must be mentioned to your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Blase Carabello
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Simvastatin (Definition)

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Lowers risk of heart attack, stroke, and certain blood vessel problems in people with certain risk factors. This medicine is an hmg-coa reductase inhibitor, ...Read more


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How long does it take for Lipitor (atorvastatin) to work?

few days: It may start working in a few days but it's customary to wait 6 weeks before rechecking a lipid level. ...Read more

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How does fentermine work?

How does fentermine work?

Phentermine...: ...shares some characteristics with its parent compound--the more dangerous and addicting drug amphetamine. Its primary action results in the releasing of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine (and to a lesser extent serotonin, dopamine and monoamines). This seems to reduce the perception of hunger which originates in the hypothalamus. Outside the brain, stored fat is broken down from fat cells. ...Read more

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How long does cholestyramine start working?

A few days: If you're treating jaundice, you should see improvement within a week or two. ...Read more

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How fast does lisinopril work?

How fast does lisinopril work?

Lisinopril: Lisinopril is used for many things. For blood pressure changes can be seen in a week or so. For heart failure and other uses it can take 6 weeks or more to see changes. ...Read more

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Does niacin pills really work and for how long?

Does niacin pills really work and for how long?

Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and converting your LDL to a less harmful subtype. As a negative, Niacin can cause facial flushing and redness so get the flush free variety. And have your liver enzyme values monitored, as they can be affected by Niacin use. ...Read more

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How long does it take lisinopril to work?

How long does it take lisinopril to work?

lisinopril: Initial venodilation and weak arteriolar dilation begins with the first few doses. BP changes may take a week or so and changes beneficial to CHF begin to be see after 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take Lipitor (atorvastatin) to start helping?

How long does it take Lipitor (atorvastatin) to start helping?

Very soon: It has been noted to have cholesterol plaque stabilization improvement soon after starting. Typical recheck of cholesterol levels would be after 4-8 weeks. ...Read more

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How fast does atorvastatin start working?

How fast does atorvastatin start working?

Atorvastatin: Starts working promptly but to effect a significant decrement in lipids we usually wait a month to six weeks to recheck the lipids for equilibrium level. We often check the liver function earlier to be sure nothing untoward is happening in that area. ...Read more

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How does glipizide work for diabetes?

How does glipizide work for diabetes?

Glipizide: Glipizide is a sulfonurea drug that is used in the treatment of type two diabetes mellitus. It works by stimulating the pancreas to produce more insulin. ...Read more

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How does Propantheline work ?

How does Propantheline work ?

Anticholinergic: Propantheline is an anticholinergic medication, it relaxes the smooth muscle in the GI tract and decreases acid secretion. It's main use is in the treatment of ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome, but is also sometimes used to control bedwetting and excessive sweating in adults. ...Read more

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How long does valacyclovir take to work?

How long does valacyclovir take to work?

Valacyclovir TO WORK: How long does it take valacyclovir to work? For what? Cold sores? Genital herpes? Shingles (herpes zoster)? It varies with the disease, with the length of time you had it, and how severe it is. Ask your dermatologist. ...Read more

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How does fluoxetine work?

How does fluoxetine work?

SSRI: Fluoxetine is the first of the "newer generation" of antidepressants developed around 1990, called selective (or specific) serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRI). It works by increasing the amount of serotonin available at brain synapses. Fluoxetine and other SSRIs are powerful anti-depressant and anti-anxiety agents. ...Read more

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How long does it take for stelazine to work well?

How long does it take for stelazine to work well?

Depends: Stelazine is a first generation anitpsychotic which was indicated for hallucinations and delusions. However, it is a good, inexpensive alternative to second generation meds used for bipolar and severe depression. Agitation and sleep problems usually improve in days. Hallucinations and delusions can take weeks. Dosages often need adjustment. Tell your prescriber of lack of progress/ side effect. ...Read more

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How does maxolon work?

How does maxolon work?

Maxolon: Maxolon (reglan) is used for nausea & vomiting. It speeds up the emptying of the stomach. Mechanism is by inhibiting dopamine2 receptors, & at higher dose it inhibits serotonin3 receptors, hence prevents nausea. ...Read more

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How quickly does xenical work?

How quickly does xenical work?

Immediately: The same day you take it with food. Careful with the total fat you eat when you take this medicine. ...Read more

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How does vioxx work?

How does vioxx work?

Off market: Vioxx was removed from the market years ago. It was a selective inhibitor of the cyclo-oxigenase-2 enzyme. ...Read more

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How long does liothyronine take to work?

How long does liothyronine take to work?

Immediately: It absorbs within 45 mins of ingesting a dose and gets to work right away. ...Read more

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How does inositol work for sleep?

How does inositol work for sleep?

Inositol is believed: To have anxiolytic effects, allowing a person to become calm so that they can fall asleep. ...Read more

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How long does it take for exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) to work ?

See below: Onset of action-within the first 24 hours. Time to peak action: several weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Zocor (Definition)

Zocor is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more