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How long is it safe to take statins?

Statins: At the present time we have no time limit to statin length of therapy. Some recent studies suggest there may be glucose intolerance associated with long term statin use but we don't know if this is significant. As long as no serious side effects in the individual patient, it appears they are long term safe. If significant side effects, we stop the agent. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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How long is it safe to take Metaxalone?

How long is it safe to take Metaxalone?

Metaxalone: There is no limit in the literature as to how long one can take this medicine. There are side effects of course, some minor, some more serious including liver issues. It states you have chronic pain - do you have a pain doctor who can follow your symptoms and help you decrease the use of it? ...Read more

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How long does it take it for allergy medicine to take effect?

How long does it take it for allergy medicine to take effect?

30-60min: Oral antihistamines take anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes to start working. Steroid nasal sprays may take up to 2 weeks, antihistamine nasal sprays take 20 minutes, and other medications can take longer. If your symptoms are bad, you may not notice a significant effect right away from the medications. ...Read more

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How long does it take for methylprednisolone to take effect?

It depends: It depends what condition you are using it to treat and it also depends on the dose of the drug used. It usually is very effective within 24-48 hours. ...Read more

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How long should it take for nortriptyline to take effect?

Time to effect: It will take app. 1-2 weeks to start working. ...Read more

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How long does it take for cefdinir to take effect?

How long does it take for cefdinir to take effect?

Prob 3 hours: Pharmokokinetics suggest that the drug has a peak plasma level of 3 hours after undergoing absorption in GI tract. This would suggest that it is active at that point (where drug levels achieve highest levels in blood). It is shortly eliminated after that. If you are wondering this as to why you are not responding - that is another thing .. e.g. viral infection and not bacterial, resistance etc ...Read more

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How long does it take for visicol to take effect?

Varies: For some, it can start to take effect in an hour or even less. For others, it can take several hours--even up to 12. For most, it is somewhere in between. ...Read more

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How long does it take for roxocet to take effect?

How long does it take for roxocet to take effect?

Approximately 30 min: If you are referring to roxicet ( oxycodone/acetaminophen) tablet, then the approximate onset of action is 30 minutes. ...Read more

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How long does it take for benadryl to take effect?

How long does it take for benadryl to take effect?

Some variables here: IV is faster than oral, but what dose and for what indication (sleep, rash, allergy, etc.) are you questioning please. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Depakote to be effective?

How long does it take for Depakote to be effective?

About 10 days: A steady state level with any change in dosing is obtained after about 10 days, but in terms of how long before you see a desired clinical effect it depends on what you are using it for (migraine, epilepsy, mood stabilization). ...Read more

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How long does it take for levothyroxin to take effect?

How long does it take for levothyroxin to take effect?

A few days.: Most of the time the medication starts to work within a few days. However it frequently takes several weeks before you will see or feel and effect. It frequently depends on what the original levels were before the medication was started. Aalk to your doctor if you're concerned about this. ...Read more

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How long does it take for benzocaine to take effect?

How long does it take for benzocaine to take effect?

Less than 3 minutes: On a mucus membrane, slightly longer on skin. Be careful of over application as large doses can lead to met hemoglobinemia which looks like your lips and skin turn blue. In high concentrations can be very dangerous. ...Read more

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How long does it take for allegra's effects to begin?

How long does it take for allegra's effects to begin?

Pretty Quickly: Allegra (fexofenadine) and most otc antihistamines has its effect within the first 30 -60 minutes. ...Read more

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How long does it take for medications for hypothyroidism to take effect?

How long does it take for medications for hypothyroidism to take effect?

Half life 7d: 6 weeks. The half life of thyroid replacement is 7d, there fore it takes 6 1/2 lives to reach steady state or 6w. No medication change or labs reassessment for 2-3 months to see if right dose. ...Read more

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How long does it take for glyburide to become effective?

How long does it take for glyburide to become effective?

Varies (1 - 2 hours): Depending on the formulation ingested (micronized (glynase) or conventional Glyburide (diabeta, micronase)) onset of action ranges from about 1 to 2 hours with a maximum reduction of blood sugar seen within 3-4 hours. May last in body for over 18 to 24 hours. Should be taken with breakfast or main meal of the day to help reduce symptoms of low blood sugar (tremors, sweating, irritable, fatigue). ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for fish oil to take affect for depression?

How long is it supposed to it take for fish oil to take affect for depression?

Fish oil: It is an adjunctive treatment. Thus, don't expect to see any abrupt changes in condition if you are using it. However, it is beneficial. ...Read more

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How long is it to take metaxalone? Would it be okay to take daily for a few months?

Discuss w/ Dr: The only safe way to take this is exactly according to the directions. Definitely talk about it and note clearly your concerns for avoiding long term problems. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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