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Depends on age: Most of the cold medicines have been removed from use for those under 4 to 6 years old. For small infants, nasal saline and suction are the best. After 1 year old, you can do honey, which is a natural cough suppressant. Vicks on the chest in small amounts helps, as does warm steam. If the cough is not resolving, see your doctor. ...Read more
The most common medication used (oxybutin) works within hours. Nearly all of it's effect is by 1 week. It changes the tone of the bladder.
Exercises to strengthen the bladder have to build muscle tone and that takes a minimum of 2 weeks.
Sometimes people can have an inflammation of the bladder that has to heal up. This is NOT a common cause of overactive bladder ...Read more
Yes: But keep well hydrated as creating is cleared by the kidneys. ...Read more
Hello, I have now been prescribed the medicine Betmiga 50mg for help with urinary issues. How long until this medicine takes full effect?
We need generic name: Betmiga is not in my PDR Tell us the generic and we can possibly help ...Read more
Hello, I have now been prescribed the medicine Mirabegron 50mg for help with urinary issues. How long until this medicine takes full effect? Source:
4-8 weeks: Clinical symptom relief can take 4-8 weeks. ...Read more
Diarrhea: When you say "loose motions", I think diarrhea or loose, frequent bowel movements. If that's the case, you want to first be sure that you don't see any blood in the stool, that you don't have fever/sweats/chills, or abdominal pain out of the ordinary. Black tarry stools are also a bad sign, too. Your pharmacist can point you to many over-the-counter anti-diarrhea treatments. ...Read more
Taking tuberculosis medicine last one month but still I feel fewer/sweats everyday. Will medicines take time to settled my fewer? Please suggest
Check with your doc:
You want to see the TB expert. Very important.
Do not fool around with tb. It may become resistant if any problems.
More than 2 million people die from TB every year.
Check with your doc. ...Read more
Do dr's that deal with detox medicine take insurance and if so how do I find one I have am addiction to pain meds and want help but can't afford alot?
Absolutely: It is so important and courageous that you are addressing this addiction! :-) talk with your primary doctor about a plan, if needed she/he can recommend specialist near by that takes your insurance. If those options are not possible, there is a local community mental health center in your county that can provide services at low or no cost. Reach out today! ...Read more
What happens if you don't take zoloft (sertraline) and lamictal the same time every day? (morning medicine) Take only lamictal alone in the evening. Any dangers?
Take as prescribed: By taking Zoloft (sertraline) and Lamictal the same time each day, you maintain therapeutic blood levels for the best effect. Take your medications as prescribed and discuss with your doctor if you have trouble taking them consistently about the same time daily. Best wishes. ...Read more
Varies: Varies based on a few things. Type of anesthesia and how delivered: locally placed, or regional block. The block will last longer. The various types can last from lass than 1 hour to up to 8 hours. Also, there is variation in each individual's ability to metabolize the anesthetic.Typically, if you take heavier duty medications on a regular basis for systemic problems, you will metabolize it faster. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I got rid of a yeast infection by taking fluconazole, how long does the medicine take to actually?
Suffering from acid reflux for 1 wk. Was put on protonix (pantoprazole) 4 days ago but havnt felt relief from chest pain/burning. When will the medicine take affect?
Give time to heal.: Protonix (pantoprazole) is a very effective drug and works from the very first day in blocking the acid production, The burning is usually from the damage to the lining of the esophagus (The food pipe). This damage takes about a week or little longer to heal. Please continue taking Protonix (pantoprazole) and give some time. ...Read more
I am experiencing delusions and feeling depressed. I am diagnosed with Bipolar type 1. I recently started Saphris 10mg at night and Cymbalta 30mg. What can I do other than medication to ease these problems while the medicine takes time to work?
Aspirin: Throughout the ages the most effective medication for migraine has been aspirin. Alone or in combination with tylenol (acetaminophen) and caffeine, or with butalbatol (fiorninal), it has been the standard for many decades. For those who have tolerance problems, Ibuprofen or Naproxen are alternatives. The triptans can be very effective for some, especially sumatriptan, but there are many others. Ask your md. ...Read more
...: Genital herpes can be treated with several different medications including acyclovir, Famciclovir and valacyclovir. Treatment can be offered as the outbreaks occur. But if someone has multiple frequent outbreaks, consideration can be given to suppressive therapy (i.e. Take medication daily to prevent outbreaks). Talk to a doctor about the options. ...Read more
Meds are often not: Needed. Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more
Usually none: Prescription meds for osteoporosis are usually not recommended for osteopenia, unless a person has an unusually high fracture risk. Many doctors use the frax calculator to determine a person's fracture risk for the next 10 years. But there are steps to reduce your fracture risk: no smoking, moderate alcohol and caffeine intake, few sodas, muscle-building activities, and a diet w/ calcium & vit d. ...Read more
None: There is no good answer. The choice of medication is dependent upon cause, type, severity of pain. I personally do not feel it is a good idea to take otc pain meds except for minor problems such as menstrual cramps and common mild headaches. If you are requiring frequent otc pain meds, find out what is wrong. ...Read more
See MD: Serious headaches that are not tamed by OTC meds etc are no laughing matter and I would seek help form my local hospital or MD. No worries ...Read more
Rather then taking: Over the counter male enhancement/ performance pills - would encourage you to see an urologist to determine the cause for erectile difficulties. ...Read more
Remember: That management of acute diverticulitis may require medications that address nausea/vomiting, abdominal pain and infection. So there are many medications effective in treating diverticulitis and the associated symptoms. If you are wondering about antibiotics, common ones used are ciprofloxacin combined with metronizadole (or clindamycin), Augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) Unasyn, Zosyn, or Timentin. ...Read more
Anything: Any food would do. .. Just don't want to take a particular medicine on an empty stomach. However, different medications are absorbed better with acid vs base and may want to take specific food for the medication you are taking. ...Read more
What meds?: Lots of meds including psychiatric and blood pressure meds can impair erections. But, the disease for which you take these meds also can impair erections. Maximize what you can do: exercise hard 40 minutes or more 5 days a week, eat a diet free from high calorie processed foods, don't smoke, limit salt intake. ...Read more
YESsss.: Off spray repels mosquito and other bugs biting. There are several other varieties of insect repellent available in the market. ...Read more