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i am taking metformin and was wondering if i could take dietary supplements from it works. the ones i want to take are super reds, super greens, skinny brew coffee, and thermofight xx.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Supplements: Since government agencies don't investigate supplements, physicians are reluctant to endorse them for fear of contaminants, interactions with your medications, unknown dosing, unproven efficacy. However it is advisable to take vitamin B12 when you're on metformin as vitamin B12 deficiency has been reported in patients taking metformin.

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Can I take calcium supplements while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Absolutely! especially if your diet is low in calcium. Talk with your doctor about the appropriate amount if you are unsure. In addition, all nursing mothers should continue to take prenatal vitamins at least until your baby has weaned from the breast.
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Do I need to give my baby an iron supplement?

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Dr. Shannon Cole
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Yes: If your baby is breast fed i recommend starting polyvisol with iron, 1 dropper per day, for the entire first year of life starting at 1 week. This covers the needs of vitamin d and iron for the breast fed baby. If your baby is formula fed on a fully iron-supplemented formula, additional iron is usually not required.
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Is it safe to take metformin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
No: Metformin is an oral medication used to treat diabetes and pcos (polycystic ovary syndrome). At this time, there are no studies that document metformin's safety in pregnancy or nursing. Current recommendations are to use alternative medications.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is taking my prenatal vitamin and a daily supplement together too much?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Probably: You just need to take one of them. I tell patients that a centrum or one a day or two flintstones chewables are just as good as an super expensive, designer prenatal vitamin.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is metformin the best medicine to treat diabetes type 2?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Metformin best RX/Di: Yes in my humble opinion, it is the best and often used first line med for type 2 diabetes it is effective on Insulin resistance, it is dirt cheap and every body can afford it if they can tolerate it, and it is wieght neutral, meaning you do not gain weight like other meds except few new oncce.

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