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How long is it okay to take ibuprofen without worrying about side effects?

How long is it okay to take ibuprofen without worrying about side effects?

Depends: The major side effect of Ibuprofen is GI distress and bleeding. If you take Ibuprofen consider an acid blocker concurrently like prilosec. Prolonged high dosage can lead to some ear toxicity as well. The danger increases with age. If you need to take this agent for a prolonged period of time or at high dose (over 800 per day), then ask your family doctor first. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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How much alprazolam is safe to take without negative side effects?

How much alprazolam is safe to take without negative side effects?

Rules of thumb:: This is more than most can take without falling asleep for a long time. Never more than 6mg in a day. Never more than 21mg in a week. Never more than 60mg in a month. Never after 6pm. Never more than 2 days in a row. Never with alcohol, pain pills, etc. Never drive within 5-6 hours after you've taken it. Never on a routine basis .. It is strictly prn. Same for Klonopin (clonazepam) and other bzs. ...Read more

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How long is it okay to take Gabapetin before being concerned about dependency?

How long is it okay to take Gabapetin before being concerned about dependency?

Depends: In general, gabapentin is less likely to be associated with dependency. However, there are a number of reports that have indicated that there is potential for abuse, particularly based on use for either withdrawal from other substances (e.g. alcohol) or other non-FDA approved indications. Please talk to your doctor about these concerns and follow up. ...Read more

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How dangerous would it be to stop taking tamoxifin for lcis, i can't take the side effects any longer?

How dangerous would it be to stop taking tamoxifin for lcis, i can't take the side effects any longer?

Good Question: This is a good question for your oncologist. They can provide your odds of problems with and without taking tamoxifin, and the alternatives, usually surgical. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take claritin-d every day? Are there long term side effects and what does pseudoephedrine interact with, if anything?

Is it safe to take claritin-d every day? Are there long term side effects and what does pseudoephedrine interact with, if anything?

Allergies: In general, it it safe to take antihistamines everyday for allergies. Claritin-d includes the decongestant as you mentioned, and i tend to avoid that for people on a long term basis. It increases vasoconstriction and this has a variety of effects including more work for the heart and elevated blood pressure. There are other medications that can help with congestion. See ent/allergist. ...Read more

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Doctor if i take weak erection drug like viagra (sildenafil) how long will it take before it take effect and is there any possible side effects?

Doctor if i take weak erection drug like viagra (sildenafil) how long will it take before it take effect and is there any possible side effects?

Viagra (sildenafil): Viagra (sildenafil) starts to work in about 30-60 minutes. There is a lot of fake viagra (sildenafil) being sold online so i would recommend buying directly from pfizer at viagra (sildenafil).Com to be safe. The complete list of side effects is printed on the front page of viagra (sildenafil).Com. It is a generally safe drug, but if you have sudden loss of vision or your erection lasts more than 4 hours seek emergency medical advice. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to feel side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

Please tell me how long it takes for to feel side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

Pretty quickly: Although antidepressants can take a few weeks to work, the side effects usually show up in a few days. ...Read more

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How long does it take before you feel the side effects of tamoxifen?

How long does it take before you feel the side effects of tamoxifen?

You may not have : Tamoxifen is well tolerated by most , in estrogen receptor + tive breast cancers will prevent recurrences , immediate reaction can occur but rare , most of the other side effects like hot flashes, thrombo-venous problems, neurological problems may occur slowly but manageable. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to get effects of a naproxen overdose?

How much time does it take to get effects of a naproxen overdose?

45min-1hour: Drugs taken by mouth usually take 45 minutes to 1 hour to start working in the body. Within 1 hour you will start feeling the symptoms which would probably start as GI upset in the case of naproxen. ...Read more

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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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How long does it take for side effects of iron tablets to wear off?

How long does it take for side effects of iron tablets to wear off?

Which side effect?: Constipation is one of the side effects, and it will go away, once you stop taking the pills, though you may address it taking fiber laxative. If you have other side effects, please describe what those are. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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How long does it take for medication side effects to subside?

How long does it take for medication side effects to subside?

Depends on the half: life of the medicine, some meds last longer in the body ,some fat soluble meds stay in fat cells for days to weeks, usually most meds clears in 3-4 days ,most meds ...Read more

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How long does it take to feel withdrawl side effects after getting off a med?

How long does it take to feel withdrawl side effects after getting off a med?

Depends on the med: Different meds are associated with more or less severe withdrawal effects. So with some meds you can see withdrawal effects earlier. But a rough rule of thumb is that withdrawal effects begin after you have gone for 1.5 to 3 half lives off the medicine (you can look up half lives for many medications on the internet). ...Read more

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Does piracetam have any effects that don't go away after stopping? I was taking it at 12g per day for a week, I'm wondering how long it will take for the effects to subside? Can you tell me? Thanks.

Does piracetam have any effects that don't go away after stopping? I was taking it at 12g per day for a week, I'm wondering how long it will take for the effects to subside? Can you tell me? Thanks.

For one wk; GI: Piracetam for one week should only have gastrointestinal side effects, such as some minor erosion of the mucosal linking of your stomach. Platelet reduction should not be particularly prominent at one week out. After you stop the agent, side effects should subside within a day or so. ...Read more

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How long does it it take for the effects of aspirin to kick in?

How long does it it take for the effects of  aspirin to kick in?

5-12 minutes: A study published in a cardiology (heart) journal found that Aspirin started working (preventing platelets from clumping) after 5 minutes for chewable tablets, and after 12 minutes for tablets swallowed whole. If an adult takes Aspirin for pain or fever, probably more time needs to pass before he notices less pain or lower fever, perhaps 30 minutes. ...Read more

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