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When Do I Need To Take Drugs For Hepatitis
You can't: Fake drugs will look exactly the same as many of the real counterparts. Only buy medications from a known source. ...Read more
Extremely variable: There is no one simple, correct answer for this. See: https://www.drugs.com/condition/tuberculosis-active.html ...Read more
How do I know if I have recently been taking drugs, and i need to get a blood test for allergies, will they test for drugs anyway as a precaution?
To decrease immunity: Immunosuppresive agents are drugs that decrease immune function. While in most situations this would be undesirable, with certain conditions where the immune system is overactive or too aggressive, these drugs may be proper. Examples include to prevent rejection of transplanted organs, in autoimmune conditions to prevent tissue destruction, and in diseases with chronic inflammation like asthma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Going to get tests done for my thyroids, should I fast? How long will it take to get the results? Want to see if they have anything to do w/ alopecia
Get Instructions: The doctor's office or clinic that ordered the tests should provide you with clear printed instructions and explain any part you don't understand. Also, they should be the best source of the info you want about time frame and alopecia. No other source of info is better since no one knows their plan better than they do. Good luck! ...Read more
I think I need a endoscopy for GERD what ways do they sedate you and how long does it take for the sedation to work?
MAC for anesthesia : Assuming you are otherwise healthy, nost likely a single IV drug called propofol will be used under the care of trained anesthesia personnell. This is called MAC or Monitored Anesthesia Care where you are deeply sedated yet breathing on your own to allow the endoscope to pass into your esophagus and stomach. Recovery is usually less then 15min to wake up and dicharged in an hour to home. ...Read more
On antibiotics amoxicillin need to do complete regular bloodtests can i do them or how long do i wait for antibiotics to leave system if so?
All depends on what: you are looking for. Antibiotics (against-life-things, i.e. poisons to micro-organisms which most humans tolerate well) do not alter most blood test values. However, values resulting from infection: blood cultures , white blood cell concentrations, or specific antibody concentrations related to infection (beyond current clinical tests) would change if reflect antibiotic relevant infection change. ...Read more
I have to take some antibiotics and I was drinking last night , so how long do I need to wait to take them ?
In general, yes: If you happen to be "chronic, infectious" type of hbv, then it may be more restrictive due to the risk you could transmit the disease, but most are not. If just chronic, then discuss w/your dr, but should be ok to participate. ...Read more
I kind of want a 3 day mental evaluation. But im worried they will force me to take some drug. I only want to take what i agree to take. Suggestions?
See a psychologist: or psychiatrist. Why do you want this? Start with outpatient tx. Mental eval's can be given without hospitalization or forcing meds on you. Are you worried about the effect of STD's (mentions them in the "Conditions" section of your question)? Sounds like you might have significant anxiety... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do I need to take Celebrex (celecoxib) everyday for chronic back, and joint pain, or can I take it as needed? I want to get the best effect.
Need more info.: It would depend on the amount of alcohol and the type of meds. If social drinking (meaning 3 or less over a few hours), then 2-3 hours afterwards should be OK (and for the meds listed above). If more heavy intake, then need to wait longer. If an hour lapses for each drink, then you are most likely OK for medicating. ...Read more
Can I have an ImmunoCAP test done while taking Claritin and Pepcid, or do I need to stop taking these prior to the test? If so, for how long?
Yes: Although AH may influence skin test results, they have no effect on blood tests. ...Read more
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