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Ibandronic acid tablets 150 mg and vitamin D3 60k once a month, calcium tablets daily enough to treat osteoporosis? I am male, 30. Can it be cured?
Depends: For a male your age to have osteoporosis, there is likely to be more factors involved. Consider and test for copper deficiency. Also take magnesium daily, vitamin K2 daily, and some vitamin A occasionally. Strontium can also be useful, as well as boron. Avoid drinking coca cola or pepsi, as these damage your bones mineral balance. ...Read more
Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. ...Read more
I'm a plus size 35 yr female 6wks 4 days pregnant. Is it true plus size women need more folic acid intake?I am currently taking 800mg of folic acid
Yes and no: We do not know how much anybody needs. 800 micrograms (not mg) is a fat dose for anybody and should be more than enough. ...Read more
Having gout, taking diclophinac 50 sodium, loric 5 mg but no relief in pain. Any diet for this, ( uric acid 8.2) please give advice?
Diet and uric acid: Yes.Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns / day. And avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 liters per day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can i still take folic acid 400mcg with the pregna care which is includ folic acid 400 much or that will be over dose? I'm pregnant 12 weeks now
Yes: Not an overdose at all, in fact many prenatal vits contain 800 mcg. Folic acid is non-toxic at any dose. However, 1/3 to 1/2 of people have difficulty converting Folic Acid to the active form, l-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (l-5-mtfh) so to be safe you might want to take the l-5-mthf form in future pregnancies. Folate (folic acid) is most important the first few weeks of pregnancy when the neural tube is forming. ...Read more
What could cause frequent pvcs (benign) daily? Bupropion XL 150mg 3x daily, Prozac (fluoxetine) 20mg, or the combo? Also take 200mg modafinil, levothroid 88mcg.
Your medications: The Modafinil is a stimulant which can cause abnormal hearth rhythms. Your levothroid, if not properly dosed could do it as well, ask your doctor for a blood test to make sure that dose is not too high for you. Being 58 years old, you could have heart problems unrelated to the medications. You should see a doctor to get this evaluated. ...Read more
Got 20/1 omega6/3 ratio. Arthritis bad. Take 2k of grill oil. Got afib take padaxtra. Can i take large dose plant DHA supp. Ok. Am vegan exc. Krill?
Plant vs fish omegas: The type of omega 3 fatty acids (including dha) in plants are shorter in fatty acid chain length than the ones in fish. Our bodies use then longer chains much more efficiently, perhaps 6-10 times more efficiently. ...Read more
Bad idea: You would be compounding your use of benzodiazepines. Talk with your prescriber about treating your symptoms with only one. ...Read more
I take a multivitamin plus vitamin c, d, all b's with niacin and fish oil, calcium, red yeast rice, should I take the vitamin magnesium with these & why?
I don't like it.: Truth be told, I don't like combining Niacin with the red yeast rice as they can both have toxic effects upon the liver. I hope you're having your liver blood enzyme levels monitored on that combination. Adding Magnesium to all of this is not my concern as I don't see any issue in that as long as your doses of all these other medications are not excessive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
??: could you repeat the question? The medication you were asking about is not in the question. We'll be happy to try to answer it once you repeat it. ...Read more
Depends . . .: Whether any given antibiotic works depends upon whether the infection is caused by a sensitive bacteria. For instance, common cold is caused by a virus and thus won't be affected by any antibiotic. Anyway, dalacin c is a brand not sold in the states. Whether the generic Clindamycin will work "correctly" depends upon what caused your infection. Ask your doc for culture & sensitivity. ...Read more
No: There is no association between the two. ...Read more
I take Lexapro (escitalopram) daily. Ive been taking zepac & 6-8 Motrin a day 4 a week now 4 an ear infection 2. Shud I b worried abt te effect of Motrin & Lexapro (escitalopram)?
Medication effects: Thank you for informing about Depression, Overweight, Lexapro (escitalopram), (escitalopram) and Gabapentin. Using Lexapro (escitalopram) with Motrin may increase the risk of bleeding. Using Gabapentin with Lexapro (escitalopram) may increase dizziness, confusion,. Discuss with Psychiatrist •Diagnosis for which Lexapro (escitalopram) was prescribed •Headache due to Lexapro (escitalopram) •Need to take 6-8 Motrin a day, and for how long ? •Therapy for stresses and overweight • Yoga ...Read more
Can you donate blood if you are taking prescription medications? Klonipin , cymbalta, 1 mg folic acid, singulair, qvar, Ventiolin , nasonex, latuda, (lurasidone) trazodone, as well as Allegra, and a multivitamin .
My doctor prescribed folic acid with vitamine B and iodine for all pregnancy. Is the duration OK or it's too long?
Prenatal nutrition: Folate deficiency can cause neural tube defects and folic acid supplementation can prevent them. The ACOG does not currently endorse the prenatal-supplement recommendation of iodine, advising instead that women get their iodine through dietary sources. If having a well-balanced diet, vitamin B routine supplementation is not recommended. ...Read more