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I hope that this question is not too simplistic to be answered. If an 88 year old, very unwell pt is administered 2 mg of haloperidol for delirium over a 14 hour period then how long would it take for the medication to completely "leave the system"?

I hope that this question is not too simplistic to be answered. If an 88 year old, very unwell pt is administered 2 mg of haloperidol for delirium over a 14 hour period then how long would it take for the medication to completely "leave the system"?

IT depends on the: Patient's kidney excretion/clearance and liver function. It also depends on under what circumstances the 88 year old person received haloperidol, and how (intra muscular, oral or intravenous). It depends on when the patient was given that dose, if he had also been on other antipsychotics or psychotropics such as benzodiazepines, hypnotics, etc. So there is no easy answer, but 1 day is reasonabl ...Read more

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Silly question. If on restricted diet how long does it take for blood chemistry to change and become a problem?

Silly question. If on restricted diet how long does it take for blood chemistry to change and become a problem?

Your Definitions: You are using terms that are unclear and not specific. Most healthy human bodies know how to regulate the chemistries and electrolytes well within survivable limitations regardless of the calories ingested. What do you mean specifically by 'restricted diet'? ...Read more

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How long does it take for your body to get used to exercise? I just started yesterday and could barely get through. Hope my question isn't too broad.

How long does it take for your body to get used to exercise? I just started yesterday and could barely get through. Hope my question isn't too broad.

Exercise: You will feel like chopped liver the first few times you exercise. Keep it up. Your body's natural endorphins will kick in soon to help your outlook. Better health is a great goal that takes some work. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get a answer

10min: Depends on the doctors online. But if it is a goof phrased question, less than 10 min from my experience. The detail of the answer is a different issue ...Read more

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How long does it take to get a answer

How long does it take to get a answer

Check your questions: Be sure your questions were accepted, by checking your email to see the message thanking you for your question. On your HealthTap page, click on Activity or My Activity to see your questions and answers. Most importantly, be sure each question has GOOD spelling, GOOD grammar, and makes sense to readers. Doctors might not answer questions that are repetitive, about the same topic over and over. ...Read more

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Hyperglycemia question? How long does it take to drop with insulin?

Hyperglycemia question? How long does it take to drop with insulin?

Many variables: It will depend on several variables: type of insulin, dose, blood sugar level, type and amount of food and degree of Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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How long does it take for roxicodone (oxycodone) to get out your system if you took 2 and you haven't took one in 2 months? I need to know the correct answer

How long does it take for roxicodone (oxycodone) to get out your system if you took 2 and you haven't took one in 2 months? I need to know the correct answer

48 - 72 Hours: The drug is clinically not active after 15 to 20 hours. It is still probably detectable in the bloodstream or urine after three days. It will only be detectable after two months in other tissues such as hair. The exact answer will depend on the patient and other variables. ...Read more

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I might be getting a root canal so I have a few questions. Does a root canal hurt and does it make the tooth fall/break? How long does it take? Thanks:)

I might be getting a root canal so I have a few questions. Does a root canal hurt and does it make the tooth fall/break? How long does it take? Thanks:)

Depends: Often, a front tooth single canal is performed in about 1 hour or less & a premolar or molar will take longer, because they have more canals (2, 3 or more) in these teeth to seal. Usually a root canal gets you "out of pain" but you may have some discomfort. Yes, root canal treated teeth are more brittle than non-treated teeth, so you may need a crown & will need to be careful eating on that tooth. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the puffyness and the swelling of the lips to go away after regurarly exfoliating them? (connected with previous questions)

How long does it take for the puffyness and the swelling of the lips to go away after regurarly exfoliating them? (connected with previous questions)

Why are you: Exfoliating the delicate tissues of the lips? (i don't have a way to cross reference your previous question). I don't know how badly you damaged the tissues - so I can't venture a guess. You may wish to have your injured lips evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I'm pretty conscious of sodium intake. But, if I eat our or something I get double or more. Question is how long does it take to clear out of my syst?

I'm pretty conscious of sodium intake. But, if I eat our or something I get double or more. Question is how long does it take to clear out of my syst?

The Bloat Boat: Assuming you have normally functioning kidneys, you'll probably increase your water intake to help dilute the salt (hence, why women freak-out on the bloat) then get rid of the salt and water through the kidneys. That's a very simple explanation. Should take no longer than 12-24 hours or less, depends on your physiology. But over a long time all that salt could get you and your kidneys in trouble. ...Read more

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What kind of schooling do you need to be a neonatologist and how long does it take? Same questions for neonatal nurse. I'm trying to compare. Thanks

Many years: You have to go to college, take pre-med courses then do 4 years of medical school, then 3 years of pediatrics and 3 years of neonatalology. To be a neonatal nurse you go to college/ nursing school and usually a few years working to be senior enough to be considered to be placed in the neonatal unit. Depends on the hospital and state where you plan to work. ...Read more

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I have two red marks after two pimples, my question is will it fade? And how long does it take? Thank you for your time

I have two red marks after two pimples, my question is will it fade? And how long does it take? Thank you for your time

May take weeks.: The condition where there are "marks" after a pimple or other inflammatory process occurs in the skin is known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. It is not scarring, and it will fade over time but it may take weeks to months for it to do so. Make sure you are applying spf30 to the areas to ensure that sunlight does not prolong the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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How long does it take for traction alopecia to become permanent and how do I know if my traction alopecia is permanent I need help and answers?

How long does it take for traction alopecia to become permanent and how do I know if my traction alopecia is permanent I need help and answers?

See answer: The earlier traction alopecia (TA) is diagnosed the more likely it will be reversible by discontinuing the traction. Persistence beyond one year is more likely to be permanent. Treatment is to stop all traction. In early reversible TA the number of hair follicles are normal and some inflammation is often present. In permanent TA the follicles are reduced in number and no inflammation is present. ...Read more

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How long does it take for HPV to be detectable by pap smear or in blood? Very important question.

How long does it take for HPV to be detectable by pap smear or in blood? Very important question.

Different tests: Pap test actually looks at cells under the microscope and can tell if there are abnormal cells (precancer cells). Hpv is a special test recommended only for women over 30 years of age because most hpv infections go away on their own in 80-90% of cases. It is only persistent infection for 10 to 15 years where you have to worry about the hpv infections. So you should wait to worry. Your gynecologist. ...Read more

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How long does it take 4 Depakote 2 start working 4 seizures, myclonus, & migranes? Plz answer 4 each, . Thanx ;)

How long does it take 4 Depakote 2 start working 4 seizures, myclonus, & migranes? Plz answer 4 each, . Thanx ;)

Depakote: Depakote is not always effective for any of the above. We have come a long way since Depakote was introduced. I have not had great flock treating myoclonus with depakote. ...Read more