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Why do I need to take TB medicines regularly?

Why do I need to take TB medicines regularly?

Resistance: If you do not take them regularly, TB will have the time to learn how to defeat the antibiotic, thus becoming resistant. This is the main reason why we are approaching the time when a new strain of untreatable TB will emerge. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Lindquist
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What medicine do you take for tuberculosis? How long do you have to take it for?

What medicine do you take for tuberculosis? How long do you have to take it for?

Extremely variable: There is no one simple, correct answer for this. See: https://www.drugs.com/condition/tuberculosis-active.html ...Read more

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What can i do if i forget to take enoxaparin dose?

What can i do if i forget to take enoxaparin dose?

It depends...: You need to tell us the reason why you are using enoxaparin? What is your medical condition/diagnosis. One missed dose is not a big deal but you may lose the benefit if you keep missing additional doses. Set a time of the day that is most convenient like before going to bed or when you take your other daily use meds ...Read more

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Do I need to take malaria pills daily for india?

Do I need to take malaria pills daily for india?

Maybe: Depends on where you are going and how long you'll be there. It also depends on your (and your doctor's) view on risk: some experts recommend "standby treatment" instead of "prophylaxis" for travel to india. In the us we're more likely to recommend prophylaxis. See a travel medicine expert. Find one at www.Istm.Org (international society of travel medicine). ...Read more

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Do I need to stop taking drugs to be healthy?

If you mean drugs: Other than those prescribed for you by your doctor, then the answer is a resounding yes! ...Read more

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Why do I need to take TB medicine for a long time?

Why do I need to take TB medicine for a long time?

Slow growth: Tb is different from other bacteria in that it grows very slowly. That's why antibiotics have to be in the body in a sustained fashion to kill every sleeping bug and prevent recurrence or resistance. This takes 9 months to a year of treatment. ...Read more

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I feel fine. Do I really need to take medicine for latent TB infection?

I feel fine. Do I really need to take medicine for latent TB infection?

Yes because: The idea of treating latent TB is to make sure it never becomes active. If it ever becomes active, you will get really really sick. Better to take one drug for 9 months, then be deathly ill taking 4 drugs. ...Read more

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What to do if I have taken these tablets !! do I need to go to hosp ?

What to do if I have taken these tablets !! do I need to go to hosp ?

Don't know what: you took. If you just took a pill overdose - would go to Emergency room. ...Read more

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Do i need blood samples if i want to take hormone blockers again?

Do i need blood samples if i want to take hormone blockers again?

Hormone blockers?: What are hormone blockers? If they're purchased at the store or the internet they're worthless junk that doesn't do what they say and can harm you. Have you been on anabolic steroids? Don't waste your money and your health. If they're something you received by prescription from your doctor, then yes you do need to be tested before restarting any such medication. ...Read more

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How long do I need to take medications for gerd?

How long do I need to take medications for gerd?

Hard to say: If your heartburn symptoms are infrequent and episodic, then likely no. If you have chronic symptoms however i.e. 3 or more attacks of reflux a week, then you may need to remain on maintenance therapy. Ask your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Do you have to take daily meds for hsv2?

Do you have to take daily meds for hsv2?

No: Unless one has chronic hsv2 then meds are only taken acute episodes 2-7 days. The case for a patient with HIV or suppressed immune system differs. ...Read more

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Do i need to take prednisolone for bronchitis?

Do i need to take prednisolone for bronchitis?

Not necessarily....: Acute bronchitis is due to an infection of the airways, either from a viral or bacterial infection. Steroids, like prednisolone, would only be prescribed if you develop bronchospasm due to the airway inflammation. This would manifest as wheezing or coughing, especially coughing as the rest of your symptoms are improving. See your doctor for diagnosis/treatment if you suspect bronchospasm. ...Read more

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What medication do I need to take when trying to conceive?

What medication do I need to take when trying to conceive?

Conception: Preconceptually, you should start a prenatal vitamin. These are sold over the counter in a variety of formulations. If you do not have regular cycles, you may need further evaluation to decide if you need other medications to aid in conceiving. Preconception counseling with an obstetrician is a great idea too so you can become familiar with any genetic risks you or your partner possess. ...Read more

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Can anyone take magnesium supplements? And why do we need it?

Can anyone take magnesium supplements? And why do we need it?

Most can: Magnesium is freely excreted by the kidneys, so if you have normal renal function it won't bother you. But if you have kidney disease your levels could increase with supplements. Also magnesium supplements aren't needed unless your level is low, which could also cause low potassium levels. ...Read more

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I need energy all i want to do is sleep what vitamins can I take

I need energy all i want to do is sleep what vitamins can I take

Vitamins wont help: Vitamins don't help anyone unless they are deficient or pregnant. If you are perpetually sleepy you should see your doc to investigate potential causes such as sleep apnea, depression, etc. ...Read more

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Do I need to do anything in particular before taking my flonase?

Do I need to do anything in particular before taking my flonase?

Not really but...: Flonase (fluticasone) is a topical corticosteroid sprayed in the nose to reduce inflammation from allergies. The medicine is absorbed readily into tissues and hair-like projections (called cilia) on cells help spread the medicine towards the back (so no need to "snort" after spraying). Sometimes if there is too much drainage or mucus, it may help to blow your nose or use saline prior to spraying. ...Read more

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