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How Long Does Carafate Last
Highly variable: No single answer for this one unfortunately. Firstly, some reflux is normal. It becomes a disease if it is damaging your organs (esophagus, vocal cords, lungs), or causing unacceptable lifestyle changes. It can last years, or only occur over a short period of time, say during a stressful period in life. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Variable: It is highly variable how long reflux disease lasts. I have seen patients that have had symptoms for 20 years before coming to see me for a procedure to actually try to treat the underlying anatomical/physiological problems. Children frequently "grow out of it" by the time they are school age. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Depends: In most cases, c diff is treated with 2 weeks of antibiotics. This is effective around 85% of the time, but 15% can "relapse" after their antibiotics. This requires more antibiotics. After that, an even higher % will have a 2nd relapse. Treatment is with even more antibiotics. And so on. Some patients have had relapsing diff for years! we can often cure them with a stool transplant. ...Read more
At a time?: Episodes can last seconds to hours, depending on cause and level of inflammation, diet, position. Antacid may give relief within minutes. If underlying issue, may continue to have heartburn occasionally or continually for months or longer (not advised-see md). If risk for heart disease, be aware that can mimic. Decrease coffee, tobacco, alcohol, fried, spicy, fatty foods, mints, citrus, big meals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
30-60 minutes: If 'indigestion' is lasting longer than that, an explanation is warranted. And, to be frank, it depends on how you define 'indigestion' and it depends on whether the discomfort is shorter but more intense than usual - it may warrant explanation sooner. In essence - if it bothers you - get an answer... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Last??: For pain, the useful period is generally 3-4 hours. If you mean how long does it stay in the body, it is rapidly metabolized and is only in the bloodstream in that form for a couple hours, is metabolized to Codeine and morphine, and those metabolites can last a day or two and be detected in urine, but they are not producing much activity, same with the tylenol (acetaminophen) in it. ...Read more
Aspirin is dosed: Variably. It may be as low at 50 mg per day for some conditions and in other situations it may be dosed up to 6.5 g/ day (rheumatic fever). Dosing every 4 hours may be used for a number of conditions with max of 4 gm in divided dose per day. ...Read more
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