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Prednisone For One Month
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
Missed three days of amoxicillin dose. Have three days worth left. Should I continue? Dose is 500 mg two capsules twice per day
Yes: Yes I would complete the course. Part of this depends on what you are being treated for. ...Read more
Eleven year old kid gastritis for last two months . Taking ilaprazole, 10 mg od for last 40 days. Pain is less n infrequent but not zero. What to do?
Possible H Pylori: He should evaluated by a gastroenterologist. He may have a bacterial infection called h pylori that is the cause of his symptoms. ...Read more
On celexa (citalopram) 40mg for a few months & klonopon .5 two times a day for a month. I stopped taking my meds for almost week, how long will withdraw last.
Not sure.: I am not sure you are having symptoms of withdrawal. Were you prescribed these medications for depression and anxiety? If you were, some of the symptoms you are experiencing now be a recurrence of your symptoms and they can actually feel worse than before you started. Do see your doctor to make sure you're not having other problems. ...Read more
Why dermatologists prescribe azithromycin 1 tablet daily for three days to repeat every week for month?
Azithromycin: Azithromycin is used to treat certain bacterial infections, such as bronchitis; pneumonia; sexually transmitted diseases (std); and infections of the ears, lungs, sinuses, skin, throat, and reproductive organs. Azithromycin is in a class of medications called macrolide antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. ...Read more
Should taper to: 5 mg a day for a week, then stop. ...Read more
Ttc for one year. Had pcos but resolved. Now on duphaston for 3 months. Got two day period after stopping duphaston is this normal?
Trying to conceive: Duphaston is a brand of dydrogesterone, available outside States, used to treat menstrual disorders such as irregular and/or painful periods. As such, bleeding can be expected upon stopping this medication, but it's still best to discuss w/your prescribing doc who should have explained what & when to expect. Re TTC, see your Family Doc to be sure you're healthy enough. Start taking Folic Acid. ...Read more
I am taking azithromycin 500mg for three days for syphilis treatment and i've already taken it for two days. Now i'm told to take 2g single dose.
Not syphilis: I don't think you're being treated for syphilis. If it's syphilis you should be getting a shot of penicillin -- did you get that already? It sounds like they're treating you for chlamydia. You should talk to your doc about why they're making the changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No period for four months. Spotted for two days each for month 2 and 3. Now that its month 4 i am bleeding VERY scanty for the past two weeks?Help
Irregular bleeding: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Good idea to taper: While unlikely to be dangerous, it is recommended not to abruptly discontinue medications. Tapering in general will allow for your body to adjust as you come off of a medication. In some cases it can be very dangerous to acutely discontinue, but buspar/buspirone is not one of them. You generally have worse anxiety, mood symptoms, stomach upset, headache, and similar symptoms for a few days. ...Read more
I weaned off Lexapro (escitalopram) from 20 to 10 mg for one month then 10 mg every other day for one month then off it's been two weeks and still have headaches is?
Discuss w provider: Sounds like a reasonable taper from that class of drugs as sudden withdrawal can cause many symptoms including dizziness and headache. Why you still have a headache depends on making a good diagnosis. Sometimes people are on drugs like Lexapro (escitalopram) for chronic pain, so the cause may still be present. It is unliekly to still be from stopping the med unless other meds are involved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Missed period for a month doc prescribed Duphaston for 5 days two times a day. Now two days after ending the medicinet my period start but bt like b4?
So that is good: That was the reason dufaston was given to you and it induced your period and you say it is like before.So it worked follow up with your doctor if you have any other concern. ...Read more
Will taking antibiotic clindamycin 300mg two pills, three times a day, for ten days make my oral birth control less effective?
Could Zoloft (sertraline) be effecting my periods? I take 50 milligrams per day, I've been on it for almost two months. I got two periods in a month.
Possibly: If you were having no problems prior to starting the medication then this could be a side effect of the medication. Although relatively uncommon, I have seen a patient have lactation and irregular menstrual cycles on Zoloft (sertraline). Talk with your prescriber if this is causing you concern so you can discuss risk and benefits. Always do a pregnancy test as well just to rule that out. ...Read more
Im 23 yrs old and for three months now my period has only last for a day and a half is this normal?
Not sure.: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives & perimenopause. ...Read more
Prednisone: Depends on what it is being used for. Send details. ...Read more
Is it advisable to take five prednisone per day for five days? My sister was prescribed the drug for a persistent cough. Is this safe?
Prednisone dosage: High doses of corticosteroids like prednisone cause serious health problems, but only with prolonged therapy. Five days treatment is entirely safe. How effective it will be is another story, however. Perhaps worth a try, but often has little effect against symptoms of respiratory infection. ...Read more