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Are there known benefits to taking low dose naltrexone?

Are there known benefits to taking low dose naltrexone?

Likely: As you are aware, the internet is full of "anecdotal evidence" about benefits of low doses naltrexone. It is sounds logical that low doses can make your Dopamine receptors more sensitive to your own dopamine. ...Read more

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What are the benefits/risks of taking low dose naltrexone (ldn) to treat multiple sclerosis?

What are the benefits/risks of taking low dose naltrexone (ldn) to treat multiple sclerosis?

Risk: liver tóxic: In excessive amount may be seriously toxic to the liver ( not in usual prescribed dosis). Since there is nothing proven to cure multiple sclerosis you should ask whoever recommended it what is suppose to do. It is considered an opium antagonist. Hopefully your neurologist is aware. Do not take it unless supervised by someone experienced in using it for ms. ...Read more

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Are there negative side effects to taking large doses of slow release vitamin C to avoid colds?

Are there negative side effects to taking large doses of slow release vitamin C to avoid colds?

Yes but mild: Typically large doses of vitamin c are well tolerated as long as you're well hydrated - GI adverse effects like diarrhea or nausea can occur at very high doses. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to taking a calcium supplement?

Are there any side effects to taking a calcium supplement?

Depends: No serious side effects if taken as directed. If too much, can cause high calcium level in the blood and subsequently urine, kidney stone, low magnesium in blood, constipation, nausea...The last two symptoms can occur even at normal replacement dose. ...Read more

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Are there any downsides to taking cholesterol medication for life?

Are there any downsides to taking cholesterol medication for life?

Every medication: has side effects. But your doctor has determined that your medication's benefits outweigh its risks. Statins are generally tolerated without complication by most patients. ...Read more

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Are there other known side effects linked to taking insulin capsules by mouth?

Are there other known side effects linked to taking insulin capsules by mouth?

Not likely: I am not exactly sure to what you are referring as there are presently no fda approved oral Insulin preparations for use in the us. Insulin is a peptide and will just be digested in your stomach and should not cause any therapeutic or side effects of which I am aware. ...Read more

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Are there negative effects of taking a multivitamin with lisinopril?

Are there negative effects of taking a multivitamin with lisinopril?

It depends: Not all multivitamins are the same because they can contain various amounts of vitamins. Niacin, for example can lower blood pressure and the combination with Lisinopril can be problematic. Also make sure there is no potassium in the multivitamin. In general, do not take multivitamins without the advice of a doctor. New studies show they may be harmful. ...Read more

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Are there negative side effects of deca-drol max? It is a non-methylated anabolic complex dietary supplement? Should a guy take these daily?

Are there negative side effects of deca-drol max? It is a non-methylated anabolic complex dietary supplement? Should a guy take these daily?

Don't do that!: None of these anabolic substances are safe. You will experience several unwanted side effects, such as testicular atrophy, acne, anxiety, depression, and cancer risks. No such substance should ever be used except in certain deficient patients under a doctor's care. ...Read more

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Are there any negative effects of taking vit b12?

Are there any negative effects of taking vit b12?

Typically not: B12 is a water soluble vitamin so high doses are usually excreted out. However, you can get more than sufficient B12 from fish, chicken and meat. Typically only vegans need to supplement with vitamin b12. ...Read more

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I may have taken double dose of Benicar (olmesartan) hct 40. Are there side effects from taking to much?

I may have taken double dose of Benicar (olmesartan) hct 40.  Are there side effects from taking to much?

Watch BP: It can cause a drop in your blood pressure. You should monitor your blood pressure closely for the next several hours to make sure it doesn't drop too much. Also if you start feeling lightheaded, dizzy or like you maybe feeling faint call your doctor. You should probably have someone with you to help if you have any of the symptoms described so you don't fall and hurt yourself. ...Read more

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Are there benefits to taking somnapure?

Are there benefits to taking somnapure?

Somnapure: There are some helpful supplements in this product that are somnogenic. So in patients having difficulty falling asleep, there may be some benefit. ...Read more

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Are there any recommended supplements or meds to take while being prescribed testosterone to help offset the ramped up cadiovascular risks?

Are there any recommended supplements  or meds to take while being prescribed testosterone to help offset the ramped up cadiovascular risks?

Uncertain: The very best protection and perhaps cure is a change in lifestyle and diet which will allow your body to correct the current defects that are causing your high cholesterol, hypertension and anxiety. Many patients have benefited from the research and information found in the book, eat to live by joel fuhrman md; which will help you learn the cause ; effects of diet ; lifestyle and the fix for it. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects of taking zoloft, singulair, (montelukast) and lamotrigine together? Are there any interactions?

What are the possible side effects of taking zoloft, singulair, (montelukast) and lamotrigine together? Are there any interactions?

Usually none: Generally there are no problems combining the three medications. However, zoloft (sertraline) may increase the levels of Lamotrigine so you may want to decrease the dose of Lamotrigine while using zoloft (sertraline), although not always. ...Read more

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How would you go about switching from Suboxone to naltrexone? What would the timing and prescription look like? The current dose of Suboxone is 12mg. Thxs

See below: She has to detox first which requires an individualized approach. Afterward-she needs to wait 2 weeks prior to an injection of naltrexone. However, I have a protocol for initiating Naltrexone at small doses after 3-5 days and quickly titrating to a full dose by day 7-10. ...Read more

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