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What Side Effects Should I Expect How Long Will They Last
Headache: By far the most common side effect is a "post-lp headache." it can last for several days or even a week. The pain tends to get better when you're lying down, and caffeine sometimes helps as well. In severe cases, an epidural blood patch procedure is sometimes performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been on sertraline for 5 years. I'm being weaned off it and having side effects like nausea. How long will they last and what can I do to help?
As above: It depends on how much u were taking , if u wean u self off gradually by cutting u dose by 25 percent every 4 days most likely u will succeed in weaning u self off. ...Read more
How severe are side effects of levonorgestrel 1.5mg on average, can I go to work? How long shall I expect side effects to last?
You only know!: What ever you read are guidelines. The effects in any given individual vary. It's the patient's own experience that counts. What all we can say is that this is the "usual"usual" thing or time that may happen and if something out of the usual happens that's distressing you contact us. No guarantees of perfection, but we're here to help you get thru it. ...Read more
Side effects: Depends on type of medication, its half life, duration you been on it, and whether taking other medications that affect its absorption or metabolism. ...Read more
A month or two: We see an effect on subsequent periods after emergency contraception. It can make them come early, late, or just make them different. I'd play it by ear, but take a pregnancy test if you don't have a normal period. Things should be back to normal within a couple of months. ...Read more
Need More Info: I am not sure what side effects of Postinor is bothering you. You will feel relieved of all symptoms when you get your period. It can take up to 3 weeks after you too your Postinor to get a period. If you do not get a period by then, please do a pregnancy test. Cramps and bloating are some of the side effects seen with Postinor. They will resolve with your menses. ...Read more
A few days: Most side effects will last a few days ( less than a week). However if you are taking a high dose daily and stop abruptly you may have withdrawal symptoms ( like a seizure) that occurs 7 - 10 days later. This is because valium has a long half life, and so, takes a long time to leave the body. ...Read more
Depends: Each medication has a unique duration & metabolism. Metabolism determines how the med is absordbed, distributed, & removed from the body. Some are gone in 4 hrs, some 7 days. We use 1/2 lives to determine this feature, a long 1/2 life means the drug will be in the body a long time. Also solubility determines a lot- fat soluble meds stay around longer than fat soluble ones. True for vitamins too. ...Read more
Short lived: Redness and irritation from topical preparations should subside within a few days after discontinuing the offending agent. ...Read more
Epipen (epinephrine) duration: Epinepherine is a fast-acting med, and it wears off fast. The effect only "lasts" about 15 to 20 minutes before you need a 2nd injection or are at a hospital. ...Read more
Plan B + oral : Contraceptive. Side effects should resolve within that cycle. ...Read more
Most common are...: ...a dry hacking cough (occurs in 5-10% of patients), less likely high potassium levels in the bloodstream, and then very rarely a serious reaction called angioedema, in which the upper airway closes up from acute swelling. This last side effect constitutes a medical emergency that should prompt immediate care in the ER. ...Read more
0.75 levonorgestrel: 0.75 levonorgestrel is the active ingredient in Plan B emergency contraception. It can alter the menstrual cycle for 1-2 cycles. Other side effects lasting several days after taking levonorgestrel include nausea, abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, dizziness, and breast tenderness. ...Read more
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