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To Be Safe How Long To Use Pantoprazole
Is it safe to use Pantoprozol without doctor proscription for gastric. If yes, how many days to be used and what would be the best time to take it?
Safe, but talk to Dr: Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor used to treat GERD/heartburn. If you have regular issues with heartburn it is a medication you can take once a day for at least 4 weeks to improve your symptoms. It is not for acute heartburn. It is a prescription medicine here in the US, so I advise you speak to your doctor before taking it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not long: When worn exactly as directed, a few days (teens) to a few weeks (adults). The more retainers are worn, the less time the retainers are out of the mouth, the less destabilization of the treatment result, the sooner the patient gets used to them. Look for reasons to put retainers in rather than excuses to take them out. If you feel there are "fit" problems, call your orthodontic specialist now. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Kava safer than Benzodiapemes? If trying to reduce benzo use is it safe to alternate between the two and if so how long do you wait? Thanks
Doctor: There are antianxiety medications that are not bernzodiazepines. The research on these assures their effectiveness. Talk to your doctor about these other medications. ...Read more
Acne antibiotics: Topical Clindamycin is used when acne is not controlled by standard care with benzoyl peroxide/salacylic acid or other otc products used religiously. It should be used in conjunction with other therapies. Unlike systemic antibiotics little is absorbed. The only limit for use is: toxicities (rash, diarrhea, c diff), inefficacy/resistance, resolution of acne. ...Read more
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
Meds: These medications are safe long term and are given to men with enlargement of the prostate and obstructive urinary symptoms. ...Read more
Change in bowels?: Stool sofeners (colace) moisten & soften hard, dry stools whereas fiber supplements (metamucil) buks stool due to both water-holding & increased bacterial mass due to fiber digestion. Both products assume normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Change in bowels is a "red flag", like weight loss or blood in stool, that needs evaluation if persistent. ...Read more
How long is it safe to use daily fluocinonide for psoriasis? When should another treatment be considered?
Depends: Everyone's motility is different. Some may have results within a few minutes and for others, it may take a few hours. ...Read more
About an hour: It usually takes this long to lower the acid level in the stomach for any noticeable difference. ...Read more
Clarify question: If you are asking about Cialis, as a treatment for erectile dysfunction, the issue of 'body getting used to it' is less important than whether it works when you need it, with the least side effects. For such drugs (there are a total of 5 FDA approved) pl read the brochure carefully for any long term usage, which should be need based... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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