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How Long Can You Safely Take Hydrea
Risks vs. Benefits: Hydroxyurea is used to treat sickle cell anemia and some leukemias (blood cancers). As will most medications, there is no official time limit. A medicine that is helpful, is doing a good job, has no equal alternative, and thus is needed, can be used until it is no longer needed. The doctor can explain the risks of "not treating" and of drug side effects, versus the benefits of using hydroxyurea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Xanax (alprazolam) is a minor tranquilizer used often for anxiety or panic attacks. It does tend to be physically addictive. If you take it with any frequency, you will most likely become addicted to it. If you become addicted, you may develop cravings for xanax, (alprazolam) and your anxiety may increase if you do not take your regular dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You need to ask the: Doctor who prescribed it, or the pharmacist who filled the prescription. If it is not prescribed, the answer is easy - zero. The safe dose is not only limited by the amount of hydrocodone, but more so by the amount of Acetaminophen (apap). The current recommendation is no more than 2 grams/day for chronic users, and never more than 4 grams per day. If your pills have 325 mg, that is 6 pills/day. ...Read more
It doesn't kill your: Liver. The Acetaminophen that is part of all currently available hydrocodone-containing pills (from 325 mg to up to 1000 mg) is what damages the liver. People who are trying to get high, or to feed an opiate dependency, may use 30 to 40 pills per day, and are therefore getting 12 or more grams of acetaminophen, which can cause massive liver damage. Alcohol consumption makes this even more toxic. ...Read more
Prescribed??: If you are a pain patient being prescribed methadone, your prescribing doctor and/or dispensing pharmacist are the ones you should be asking. It depends on the dose of the methadone, the dose of oxycodone and whether a long-acting or short-acting form of oxycodone, also on your tolerance. If not prescribed, you SHOULDN'T be taking either of them, and you should get help for your drug issues. ...Read more
Percocet: Onset time is 30-45 minutes. Duration of action is 4-6 hours. ...Read more
How long after taking 10mg of percocet can you take ibuprofen? And how much ibuprofen would be safe?
Percocet and Motrin: It should be safe to mix the two. I would be sure to check with the dr who prescribed the percocet. Percocet is very powerful and for some, can lead to addiction problems. Be careful with the Percocet and try and not take more than is prescribed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable: Taking Clomid (clomiphene) while using human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) to trigger ovulation keeps Clomid (clomiphene) from overstimulating the ovaries. Continued Clomid (clomiphene) use without HCG has been shown to raise ovarian cancer risk later in life. Be careful with Clomid (clomiphene) if blurred vision occurs since it can be hard on the eyes and may cause retinal detachment at higher doses. Monitoring use is the key. ...Read more
Depends: Everyone's motility is different. Some may have results within a few minutes and for others, it may take a few hours. ...Read more
It depends: It is very important to know what kind of anemia and what causes it. Iron deficiency is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folate deficiency, chronic disease like infection or cancer, genetic conditions, certain medications, toxins, etc. Consulting with your doctor or a hematologist for proper testing and diagnosis is a must before starting any treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 weeks: Belsomra is one of the newest medications for insomnia so I have little experience with it. It works in a novel way by blocking orexin, a hormone the brain produces to keep us alert and activated. It is currently approved for four weeks. It's advantage is that there's no dependency likely . The long term risk may be depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually very brief: If you are taking the er form, would be gone within 5-7 days, but the common ir form, blood levels start dropping after 8-12 hrs, and likely no effect within 2 or 3 days. ...Read more
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