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How long can a person take antibiotics? N what r the side effects for using it

How long can a person take antibiotics? N what r the side effects for using it

It depends.: Doctors select specific antibiotics for specific time periods depending on the type of infection. Most antibiotics are given for <2 wks. Antibiotic use for >1 month often requires an expert in infectious disease.Each antibiotic has unique side effects.Ask your doctor or pharmacist about specific side effects which may include rash or organ damage.Unnecessary use of antibiotics is a growing problem. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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How long does it take for side effects from fluticasone to subside after u discontinue use. I have used it a month or so and experience ear congestion?

How long does it take for side effects from fluticasone to subside after u discontinue use. I have used it a month or so and experience ear congestion?

Side effects: If this is strictly a side effect of the medication, I would hope that as the medication comes out of your system, the effects will go away as well. The half life of the medication is 11-12hrs. So five half lifes before it is more or less out of your system, so roughly 60 hours, I would say fluticasone is out of your system. If there is some suppression on the adrenal axis, this may take more time ...Read more

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For how long can a patient take valcivir 500.Does it have side effects?

For how long can a patient take valcivir 500.Does it have side effects?

Valacyclovir: For as long as one needs it. If you are suppressing a herpes infection then it is usually just taken for five to ten days. If you are trying to prevent repeated infections then just once a day. There are very little to no side effects in general with this medication. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of prednisone last? It caused a bad rash (check the possible side effects if u don't believe me) and it won't go away.

How long do the side effects of prednisone last? It caused a bad rash (check the possible side effects if u don't believe me) and it won't go away.

Dose dependent: It is usually a few days. Everybody reacts differently. Sorry. If you feel your breathing worsening or heart fluttering you will want to be checked. Some concern is why were you started on the steroid and is this a reaction or symptom of the problem that was coming. Just be safe. ...Read more

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Are side effects of antidepressants rare and how long will it take to see if I will have any?

 Are side effects of antidepressants rare and how long will it take to see if I will have any?

SE, how soon?: Most antidepressants are known to cause some uncomfortable, usual non-lethal although very uncomfortable. SE are more frequent at the early stage, usually the first week. Less frequently there is total intolerance, and an alternative SSRI could be more tolerable. Late side effects are less frequent. ...Read more

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What if i overdosed on a certain pill, how long would it take for the effects to take place?

What if i overdosed on a certain pill, how long would it take for the effects to take place?

Combo treatment. : If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the morning, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the side effects of steroids to appear?

How long does it take for the side effects of steroids to appear?

Variable: Medications such as steroids have a variable time to produce the desired effect, depending on dose, route of administration and metabolism. For example, steroids are rapidly in the blood circulation when injected, but might take hours when taken in an oral form. Topical steroids also start working within minutes. The degree of inflammation also influences time to observe changes. ...Read more

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What exactly is the shot, used for contraception? How does it work? How long does it last? Are there any side effects? Can anyone use it?

What exactly is the shot, used for contraception? How does it work? How long does it last? Are there any side effects? Can anyone use it?

Depo (hormone): The contraception shot is known as depo-provera or dmpa. It is a hormone similar to one made by the body called progesterone. It works primarily by preventing ovulation, the release of an egg from the ovary. One shot lasts for 3 months. Possible side effects: changes in menstruation, weight gain, and headache. Depo is not right for everyone - discuss with your dr. If this is a good choice for you. ...Read more

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Can fluoxetine cause u to be nausea for a while til u get used to the medicine? How long will it last? Been on it for 19 days.

Can fluoxetine cause u to be nausea for a while til u get used to the medicine? How long will it last? Been on it for 19 days.

Yes: There isn't a guarantee that the nausea will resolve however. If you don't take it with food - start with that. I have never seen this not correct with addition of probiotics. Discuss with your treating physician. ...Read more

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Is severe itch a common side effect of discontinuing zyrtec (cetirizine)? If so, how long will it last and what can I do to cope?

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Is severe itch a common side effect of discontinuing zyrtec (cetirizine)?  If so, how long will it last and what can I do to cope?

It is not.: Presuming that you were taking zyrtec (cetirizine) for the itching, the itching would return when you stop taking zyrtec (cetirizine) unless you can eliminate the cause for the itching. ...Read more

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How long does it take for paromomycin to begin working on my e. Hystoltyca? Can it cause constipation?

How long does it take for paromomycin to begin working on my e. Hystoltyca? Can it cause constipation?

Should help: You may have been having diarrhea and have entomaeba histolytica. Now you are taking a medication to help. You may experience some constipation. As the diarrhea resolves. This is good. You will also notice your appetite return. Stay hydrated and this will help any constipation you experience. ...Read more

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Does Phentermine cause breakout/rash on the body? If so how long should it take to heal up? Is there anything i can do besides take my rifampin?

Does Phentermine cause breakout/rash on the body? If so how long should it take to heal up? Is there anything i can do besides take my rifampin?

A rash can: occur with ANY medication, but is not common w/phentermine. Since I don't know the cause, I can't tell you how long until it resolves, or whether treatment is indicated. Rifampin is not a treatment for rashes. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does gabapentin take to work? And what side effects can happen on this medication?

How long does gabapentin take to work? And what side effects can happen on this medication?

Depends on condition: It depends on the condition being treated. For chronic pain it will be about 5 days for noticeable improvement. If seizures are being treated it could take a little longer and dosing might need to be adjusted. There are a lot of potential side effects, but most people tolerate the medication well. You'll get the best information from your pharmacist so talk to him. Feeling groggy is most common. ...Read more

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How do u find out if u got and std? And what are side effects for men? And how long dose it take to see the effects?

How do u find out if u got and std? And what are side effects for men? And how long dose it take to see the effects?

Get Tested.: With many stds, men may not have symptoms, so the only way to know if you are infected is to get tested. Every std can effect you differently, but the more common stds can eventually lead to sterility and/or impotency. Depending on the std, if symptoms are to appear, they may show up as soon as 24 hours after exposure to several years after the exposure. ...Read more

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What are the common side effects of singular and how does it help asthma. Do you have to take 10 mg or 5... does it matter. Im a lightwieght?

What are the common side effects of singular and how does it help asthma. Do you have to take 10 mg or 5... does it matter. Im a lightwieght?

Singulair (montelukast): Although I've never encountered anyone who has had trouble with side effects from Singulair; the package insert will give you the full listing. The adult dose is 10mg. That's what you need to have it work, as prescribed. ...Read more

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My friend overdosed on Advil (ibuprofen) i need to know the side effects and how long it will take to get better?

My friend overdosed on Advil (ibuprofen) i need to know the side effects and how long it will take to get better?

Advil (ibuprofen) Overdose sx's: may include: headache, disorientation, mental status changes, hallucinations, ringing in ears, blurred vision, agitation, confusion, drowsiness, fainting, dizziness, seizures, coma, tremor, sweating, insomnia. GI Sx's - abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, loose stools or gastrointestinal bleeding. Minimal to no urine, rapid, slow or lack of breathing & irregular or slow heart rate.Can be fatal ...Read more

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How long does it take to get used to the sedating side effects of clozapine?

How long does it take to get used to the sedating side effects of clozapine?

Klonopin (clonazepam): Sedating effects can last up to one week, depending on dose and severity of underlying anxiety. ...Read more