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How Long Does It Usually Take Till Depression Meds To Start To Work
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Depends on med: Adderall, dexedrine, Ritalin (methylphenidate) Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) (desmethylphenidate) are short-acting & take @ 30 minutes to show some effect if dose is high enough. Long-acting preps may take 60 minutes. 5 days at any dose shows what that dose will do & then prescriber may advance dose based on response & side effects seeking best dose for function. Strattera takes 2-12 weeks to achieve full effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 - 4 weeks: Like most other antidepressants, Mirtazapine (brand name remeron) usually starts to result in improvement after about 2 weeks of use, with increasing benefit over the next several weeks. In my own practice, i tend not to wait much past 4 weeks if there's been no benefit at all; other psychiatrists will say to wait up to 6 or 8 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
30+ minutes: It usually takes 30+ minutes for pain meds to start working. A slight delay may occur with food added. ...Read more
You forgot to say: what it is you are taking! Look on the bottle or box for the name and the ingredients. Look up each ingredient on the internet, this is a pretty good site https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html but it is US based. If you are in another country, you may have a similar resource that uses the drug names that are used in your country. ...Read more
Perhaps?: There are internet reports of this herbal therapy giving relief from hemorrhoids. Herbs and such are not fda regulated and one must use caution and make judicious choices when using such treatments. Perhaps you should see an expert in the treatment of hemorrhoids, a colorectal surgeon? There are many treatments for hemorrhoids. Get a check up if your can. May not be hemorrhoids? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Synthroid (thyroxine) medication: It will take about two weeks after starting medication to start feeling any difference. Around four weeks, the medication will reach its final level. Your doctor should check TSH and free T4 at 4-6 weeks after starting the medication. Your doctor may need to adjust your medication based on the labwork, either less or more dosage in synthroid (thyroxine). ...Read more
Linzess: Linzess which is used for ibs should start to work in 7-14 days. ...Read more
About 30 minutes: Usually starts in 30 minutes and lasts about 8 hours depending on the dose. ...Read more
Soon: Usually within 3 or more days you should start to feel better if the dose is a good therapeutic dose. ...Read more
Awhile: Topamax (topiramate) is an antineuropathic. Primarily a seizure med it will take time for titration to an effective dose. Starting slow and incrementally increasing the dose slowly allows for accommodation to side effects. Look for some relief of symptoms as the dose is optimized. ...Read more
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