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  1. #1 What is it that affects how long it takes until something affects your body? 
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    Say you take some sleeping pill, it might take 1 hour for you to feel sleepy. What is it that causes it to take an hour?

    A real life example; potato fruit has solanine in it. After 8 or 12 hours you feel confused. Why is it 12 hours? What makes it take 12 hours to affect you, and why do some drugs affect you in a few minutes? How would this be sped up? Or slowed down?



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    It is affected by where the chemical is absorbed from the gut. Dissolve the pill in your mouth and the drug could hit you real quick. Double the dose could make it hit you quicker.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Weterman View Post
    Say you take some sleeping pill, it might take 1 hour for you to feel sleepy. What is it that causes it to take an hour?

    A real life example; potato fruit has solanine in it. After 8 or 12 hours you feel confused. Why is it 12 hours? What makes it take 12 hours to affect you, and why do some drugs affect you in a few minutes? How would this be sped up? Or slowed down?




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    You need to read the biochemical mechanism of action of the drug in question. It is partly to do with mode of absorption, partly to do with how it is metabolised in the body and partly to do with what biochemical systems it interacts with.
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