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What side effects should I expect? How long will they last?

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Depends!: As dr. Harris noted, we need more information. Side effects vary depending upon medication & procedure. This can be addressed by prescribing physician or your surgeon. S/he can also tell you how long to expect side effects to last. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How long does lip augmentation last? If I have lip augmentation, how long can I expect the effects to last before having to do it again? .

How long does lip augmentation last? If I have lip augmentation, how long can I expect the effects to last before having to do it again?

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Lip Aug Options: Lips can be augmented with biologic tissue fillers (dermal fillers), synthetic implants, or your own fat.

Implants are permanent, as is a fat transfer, though fat graft does not survive as well in the lips as it does in other areas of the body.

Biologic tissue fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm last anywhere from 4 to 6 months. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of vicodin and how long do they last after your dose?

What are the side effects of vicodin and how long do they last after your dose?

See below: Nausea, vomiting, constipation, feeling sleepy. They will in general get better over time. They last as long as the medicine is in your system ( 4-6 hours). ...Read more

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How can I stop taking my lovan 20mg without side effects or how exactly do I taper off and for how long?

How can I  stop taking my lovan 20mg without side effects or how exactly do I taper off and for how long?

Talk with your doc: Tapering off your medication without your doctor knowing is risky. You could have withdrawal symptoms, but worse, the symptoms it was treating could return. I would ask the doctor who started the lovan if it is ok. If so he will give you a schedule to taper that you're both comfortable with. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the morning after pill side effects? How long do they last?

What are the morning after pill side effects? How long do they last?

Side effects: Potential Side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late. Most except for ...Read more

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Ihave taken wellubutrin for a month now.. I feel really gittery and anxious. How long does it take for the side effects to go away or how long should I give it before I should stop taking it if the side effects continue?

Ihave taken wellubutrin for a month now..  I feel really gittery and  anxious. How long does  it take for the side effects  to go away or how long should I give it before I should stop taking it if the side effects continue?

Discuss w/doctor: Wellbutrin (bupropion) can cause jitteriness in some people, and should have dissipated by 4 weeks if it's going to. Please discuss with your physician. If not seeing a psychiatrist, please consider doing so since i don't know why wellbutrin (bupropion) was started in the first place. Your situation may be more complex than most non-psychiatrists would normally deal with easily. ...Read more

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How long after I take augmentin could I expect to get an anaphylaxis reaction if I was going to. Also how long before side effects?

How long after I take augmentin could I expect to get an anaphylaxis reaction if I was going to. Also how long before side effects?

Minutes to days: Dangerous, life-threatening allergic reactions like anaphylaxis or angioedema typically start within a few minutes of exposure. Other allergic reactions, like a garden variety skin rash, typically occur several days into treatment, but could occur within hours. The main side effect of Augmentin is diarrhea, which typically begins a few days days after starting treatment. ...Read more

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How long should you still feel side effects from first time marijuana use?

How long should you still feel side effects from first time marijuana use?

Usually Hours: Single or first time marijuana use usually produces effects that wear off with some number hours. Prolonged effects lasting for days would indicate the need for immediate evaluation due to other possible causes. ...Read more

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How long will plan B be on my system? What effects long term does it have? What do I do now that i drank it?

Plan B elimination: The progesterone in Plan B is 99% gone within 7 days. It may take up to 2 months for your period cycles to get back to normal. This may include bleeding at the wrong time or skipped periods. You'll want to take a home urine pregnancy test using the first urine of the morning 14 days after you took the Plan B. If that test is negative, you're not pregnant. ...Read more

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Need advice on HIV meds side effects and how long they are supposed to last?

Need advice on HIV meds side effects and how long they are supposed to last?

Days to weeks: You ask a very difficult question. In most cases side effects mayl last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. It's important to keep a close eye on the serious ones (i.e. Skin changes that can happen suddenly)(referred to as steven johnson syndrome. Many side effects will be GI nature and will pass. Others can cause nausea and vomiting. It requires a specialist with solid experience. ...Read more

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How long after starting clindamycin will i know for sure i won't have a reaction/ bad side effect? And how long will the first one stay in my system?

How long after starting clindamycin will i know for sure i won't have a reaction/ bad side effect? And how long will the first one stay in my system?

While on it: You can have side effects of clindamycin as long as you are taking the medications. Some of the side effects need to be treated differently under the direction of the physician ...Read more

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Are side effects of antidepressants rare and how long will it take to see if I will have any?

 Are side effects of antidepressants rare and how long will it take to see if I will have any?

SE, how soon?: Most antidepressants are known to cause some uncomfortable, usual non-lethal although very uncomfortable. SE are more frequent at the early stage, usually the first week. Less frequently there is total intolerance, and an alternative SSRI could be more tolerable. Late side effects are less frequent. ...Read more

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Metformin side effects, how long do they last?

Metformin side effects, how long do they last?

MAYBE indefinitely: Metformin has G.I. Side effects including diarrhea and abdominal cramps. The symptoms may last as long as you are taking the medication. One solution is generic glucophage xr or er which is a long-acting medication with less side effects. Many patients can not tolerate metformin at any dose but fortunately we have many diabetes meds --out there. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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How do I know when will my Accutane side effects diminish?

The dryness: Can last for up to several months after stopping the medication. ...Read more

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How long does it take for nortriptyline to get out your system completely after taking the last pill? What side effects do I look for?

How long does it take for nortriptyline to get out your system completely after taking the last pill? What side effects do I look for?

A few days: The full therapeutic effects of this kind of antidepressant takes about 6 weeks. But the chemical changes occur rather quickly, within about 36 hours. So it should be out of your system in about a week, depending on your metabolism. ...Read more