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What Should I Stop Taking Before A Operation
Having a cosmetic surgery next week I forgot to ask my plastic surgeon if I should stop taking my pristiq (desvenlafaxine)? & if so how long after can I start it again
Meds and surgery: Call your surgeon and ask your questions. ...Read more
I m going for an IVF next month what precautions I should take before and after?
Plus having hypothyroidism
Speak to your doc: i am sure that if you are having IVF your doctor has this information available for you. you should stick with one caregiver when you are having specialized care. as to your thyroid: as long as you take your thyroid meds and keep things pretty average, you will be fine. ...Read more
What to do if I am getting my first surgery tomorrow. Im getting a tooth pulled. What should I expect before and after surgery?
Pressure: Under complete local anesthesia , you will feel pressure, may hear noise but will not feel any pain. All dentists are concerned for the comfort of their patients so just communicated with your's usually by raising your hand during the extractions if you are not comfortable. ...Read more
That depends: That depends on what the medication is. If you are given a benzodiazapine you may fall asleep, feel sedated & are likely to be calm. If given an anxiolytic like Buspar (buspirone) or an antihistamine with anxiolytic properties it is less likely to have a dramatic effect. Don't drink alcohol with the medication. ...Read more
What do you suggest if i'm taking naproxen and I have already had the max dose for a 24 hr period. How long do I wait before i start taking it again?
Take the right dose: Naproxen, like other nsaids, can be toxic to the kidney (and possibly liver) if taken at excessive doses. The maximum dose should be 500mg taken twice daily (at least 10 hours apart, not more than 2 doses within 24hr).If you take 1000mg at once, you are overdosing. Be sure to always take with food to avoid gastric ulcers. If you need more pain-relief, take tylenol (acetaminophen) (after checking with your doctor. ...Read more
Bleeding: Within a few days of taking the abortion pill you should have some bleeding. Depending on how far along you are, you may have some cramping or pass some clots that look like tissue. What looks like tissue is really decidua (the lining of the uterus taht is thick due to pregnancy). If you don't have bleeding within a week, you need to follow up with your doctor to make sure the medication worked. ...Read more
How much magnesium should I take before surgery, and what kind should I take? My surgery is on september 10th.
Depends: Optimizing your nutrient status will obviously help recovery. The trick is knowing your nutrient status and targeting what you are low on instead of guessing. Comprehensive orthomolecular testing can be done to check vitamin and mineral levels. More info on magnesium here: http://drfairchild.Blogspot.Com/2012/12/magnesium.Html. ...Read more
If i took Accutane how much should I wait before I do laser again? And after taking it laser would be useful this time?
When can I restart my pill i'm taking marvalon, i stopped taking it for an operation, do I take it anytime or do I have to wait for my next period?
I started taking duromine 30 a week ago and have a wedding coming up. Should I stop taking it as I plan on drinking? Or should I be ok ?
Risks/benefits: Duromine (phentermine) is a stimulant appetite suppressant w risks including abnormal heart rhythms & elevated blood pressure, & its side effects can be worse when alcohol is consumed.Study has shown no ill effects to abruptly stopping phentermine.Takes almost a day for half the phentermine to get out of the system, about 3 days for 90%. Risk to taking>risk to stop, but run by prescriber first. ...Read more
If I'm currently taking the axcion pill, how long would i have to stop taking it before getting pregnant?
I am currently taking nordette and i want to stop them after i finish the pack.. the doctor recommended that i take them for 3 months, as i was spotting and bleeding. i want to know if i stop them, is there any possiblity that i can start bleeding again
Ans: Yes for the hormones will need to balance again. Eventually you will regulate ...Read more
Depends on the drug: ...as well as the indication for the medicine, and why you're vomiting. Can you provide further insight? ...Read more
I was advised to undergo a colonoscopy before a hernia surgery but,but i am scheduled tomorrow for the surgery is it safe?should i continue?
Colonoscopy is safe: Colonoscopy is a good test to look at the insides of the colon. Risks include perforation and bleeding (if biopsies are done) Few complications occur. If your doctor recommended this study I suggest that you go ahead with it. The amount of information obtained can be valuable ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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