Monthly Archives: November 2022

Should you increase your antidepressant after beginning on a starting dose?

Should you increase your antidepressant after beginning on a starting dose?  Not necessarily.  Research has shown that new-generation antidepressants like SSRIs may not need to be increased from the starting dose.  This means that your first dose, may be all … Continue reading

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Does a short course of antibiotics work?

Does a short course of antibiotics work to fight infection? It depends.  The American College of Physicians recommends FIVE days of antibiotics for pneumonia (when it’s community acquired—not hospital or nursing home acquired).  Five days is also recommended for COPD … Continue reading

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