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5 Hour Energy Is It Safe
Stimulant: 5 hour energy drinks contain Amino Acids said to increase alertness, along with b vitamins plus caffeine. If you get jittery with coffee or other caffeine containing drinks, you will get jittery with 5 hour energy. It is relatively safe, but even the manufacturer recommends taking no more than 2 bottles/day. You may also experience a Niacin "flush" lasting a few minutes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
5 Hour Energy: It is my opinion that one should not use 5 hour energy drinks at all because of potential for adverse effects on blood pressure and the heart. Azithromycin is subject to degradation when exposed to an acid environment. 5 hour energy will increase the acidic level of the stomach and could inactivate part of the dose of azithromycin. ...Read more
For what goals? This: is the far more important issue. Both promoted for symptoms; cure nothing, may promote other problems, especially if used frequently. Additionally there are so many individual differences + no organized prospective placebo controlled or comparative trails of any sizable group on which to base an answer. Thus usual self-experimentation/buyer-beware. Rec: Google: "sources of caffeine in nature". ...Read more
Protein is necessary: You should aim to get about 20 g of protein daily. Realizing that some of that is in your diet, be careful not to "overdue" because the metabolism of nitrogen in protein can burden your kidneys. Protein is fine after exercise, as it keeps your metabolism up and contributes energy that you have burned. A balanced approach (bar with protein, carb, and lipid) might be better, however. ...Read more
Atenolol 12.5mg/day as needed for anxiety. Usual workout gives max hr at 150, after atenolol 140. Is it strange/harmful, as it is the same effort?Thx
No: With this combination, you could cause yourself increased anxiety, shakiness, tachycardia, increased bp, etc -- all the symptoms of having too much stimulation from the combination of norepinephrine and caffeine. The label of 5 hour energy doesn't say how much caffeine it contains. Please don't to that to yourself. ...Read more
Maybe: In general, the combination does not interact, except for sedation caused by both compounds. Therefore, you must be careful not to drive, operate machinery, or perform tasks requiring proper judgement when using this combination. Melatonon (n-acetyl-5 methoxytryptamine) has recently been touted to improve ibs, periodic limb movements, tinnitus (ringing in ears) , ionizing radiation, perimenopause. ...Read more
As a bariatric patient is it safe to take energy shots and drink muscle milk with caffeine in it?
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Is it safe to take Tranexamic acid (1000 mg) 24 hours before a 19 hour flight? Thanks in advance.
More info needed: Depends on what you are taking the tranexamic acid for. You should ask the prescribing MD this question, as your physician would have access to your records and lab tests. You should certainly drink plenty of fluids on your trip and walk around every couple hours--again, more info is needed as to why you are on this medication. ...Read more