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B12 Mcg Vs Mg
Severe vitamin d & B12 deficiency. Prescribed vitamin d2 50, 000 iu. 1 pill per week for 12 weeks &1, 000 mcg of b12. I'm on toprol& synthroid. Is this ok?
Does nuerontin interact with any of the following dugs?
Digoxin 0.25 mg
Tamsulosin Cap 0.4 mg
Atorvastatin Tab 10 mg
Triam/HCTZ Tab 37.5-25
Flecainide Tab 100 mg
See below: There is no dosing equivelancy for these medications. They are used for different reason and are not interchangeable. ...Read more
Can i take 25mcg thyroxine dose with 12.5 mcg for 37.5mcg dose achivement or 37.5mcg dose are available.
Choices: There are no 37.5 pill but the easiest to do is take half of the 75 mcg pill to get 37.5. ...Read more
Can I takeup to a 325 mg dose of a magnesium w/these daily medications? 20 mg viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) 25 mg atenolol, 0.5 mg clonazepam, 100 mg gabapentin 50 mg tra
Yes: there are no contraindications with any medication, as far as I know. Magnesium is found in many foods, and magnesium deficiency has become more common, particularly with use of drugs like omeprazole (Prilosec), esomeprazole (Nexium) and similar drugs which markedly reduce stomach acid and impede magnesium absorption. ...Read more
Can i take melatonin? I currently take neurontion 300 mg t.I.D., qd, klonopin 0.5 mg b.I.D., prn, Soma 350 mg h.S., tylenol (acetaminophen) qd
I'm on toprol (metoprolol) 50 mg xl, Synthroid 50 mcg, vitamin d 400 iu and folic acid 400 mcg. Any interactions?
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Is taking 50000 iu D2 pill 1/week for month safe, esp along with 300 mg Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL (morn) & 1.5 mg Klonopin plus 1 mg melatonin (night)?
Pretty safe.: That is the recommended dose for that vitamin D. There is not an obvious interaction between any of the drugs except for klonapin and melatonin (they both make one sleepy) and the interaction there is quite mild. Klonapin is a controlled dangerous substance with addictive potential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was prescribed Prozac 40 mg, Ritalin 10 mg, Concerta 108 mg, Remeron 30 mg and Risperdal 3 mg. Is this number of drugs safe?
Depends...: on what you and your doctor decide together. There are theoretically some interactions among the drugs you've listed, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you will experience them. It's difficult to know all of the possible interactions when you have this many medications in combination. Some of the drugs' metabolism could be affected or you may have increased risk of side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is stronger: About the same.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ppi dosing: The maximum doses of each ppi are equipotent in reducing acid. Going higher than these doses impart no greater benefit and should not be exceeded. Prilosec/omeprazole: 20 BID. Prevacid/lansoprazole:30 BID. Nexium/esomeprazole:40 bid. Protonix/pantoprazole: 40 bid.Aciphex/rabeprazole:20 bid.Zegerid 40 daily. and Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 60 daily. So to answer Dexilant (dexlansoprazole)60=omeprazole40, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can losartan 50 mg be at 10 pm with vytoryn 10/20, tegretol 400 mg and klonopin (clonazepam) 1.5?
Statins: Nope. Not in any way. The doses are nearly the same, so do not know where this myth is coming from. ...Read more
Is 0.5 mg/2ml budesonide nebulized twice per day considered high, medium or low dose inhaled steroid?
Mgt: The dose for an adult is standard, but can be increased. It depends on the severity of your symptoms. ...Read more
It depends: About 40% of those over 60 are deficient in B12 (and many under 60 as well). While the dri is only 2.6 mcg it is poorly absorbed so only about 10 mcg of a 500 mcg dose is absorbed. If one eats lots of animal foods ; had adequate hydrochloric acid ; good digestion they may not need to take any, but 1000 mcg of methylcobalamin is good if deficient or for insurance- see http://bit.Ly/1607tg3. ...Read more
WiserFocusBeneficial: Our bodies are open systems: everything coming in must go back out, else we become what does not leave. B12, cyanocobalamin, is abundant in food, not absorbed directly; only if bound by intrinsic factor, needed in tiny amounts to assist 2 biochemical rxs for gene replication prior to cell division, body stores large (many years). If ?ed; absorption ?ed . Base dosage on your blood level & responses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My Dr wants me on a good vitimen I bought the alive vitimen.the vitimen b12 is 100 mcg.is that to high.
Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. That dose of B 12 is not too high but look for vitamins with methyl B12 or you may not absorb it well. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I am taking one a day for women and I was wanting to know if it would hurt if I took a vitafusion B12 500 mcg gummy?
My wife B12 result shows whereas is 200 to 960, do need to worry, before going for test she took 2500 mcg for 7 days, is that high range due to it?
This is the lab: normal range. Not her value. Her result will likely be invalidated by the taking of B12 before the test. I would go on sub lingual B12 1.2 mg once a week and check to make sure this gives you a level of at least 350. Do what ever it takes to keep this number above 350 for the rest of her life. ...Read more
Hi I have started taking B12 5000 mcg daily. I am feeling much energetic and focused compared to before. I am worried will this affect my health ?
No worries: B 12 vitamin is a water soluble vitamin. Any excess you have the body will urinate away. No need to worry. Glad your feeling better. ...Read more
How long does body take to remove excess vit b12? I earlier had low vit B12 (267) then it became high n normal.Then one day i took 5000 mcg by mistake
Not any concern: I'm not sure how long it will take but it's of no concern. There is no known toxicity of excessive b12. No matter how high your level it's never been shown to be harmful. Try to keep your levels above 500. An oral dose of 5000 mcg is not dangerous.Our bodies have limited ability to absorb b12-only about 10 mcg of a 500 mcg dose is absorbed ; probably not much more is absorbed from a 5000 mcg dose. ...Read more
Is it advisable to continue taking daily 1000iu of D3 and 500 mcg of B12 even my level D3 is 32 and B12 is 420. Any risk form continuing daily dosage?
Forever: You can take it forever (you simply urinate out the excess) but most people don't need it. ...Read more
Yes it is safe: But my question is why you are taking these doses. Raising the serum level does not really matter at all. It is the intracellular level that matters and we cannot measure that. It is your overall health that decides the issue. ...Read more
I've recently become vegetarian. Is taking 500 mcg of B12 (8333% DV) safe? It's the smallest I could find
Totally safe: There is no known toxic dose of Vit B12 so you could take the whole bottle at once without problem (though not recommended). There is a limit as to how much B12 we can absorb so you will only absorb a small fraction of what you take. For many people methylcobalamin is a better choice than cyanocobalamin. See http://tinyurl.com/oc8up5z http://tinyurl.com/zl7phnm and http://tinyurl.com/ofaclgs ...Read more
Is it safe to take spring valley chewable B12 2500 mcg more than directed? One doesn't work enough for me, how much is too much?
Safe: Extra vitamin B12 will have no effect whatever on someone who has enough of the vitamin. Anyone who tells you otherwise is taking advantage of the human susceptibility to the placebo effect. If you are interested in "natural healing", get with an evidence-based holist in your community. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Currently on b12 shots,1000mcg a day for 5 days,then 1000 mcg a week for 5 weeks and then 1000 mcg a month for 5 months.Can I use my iron sup. 210mg?
B12 and iron therapy: Yes. You. An take both, but it is important to know the reason for taking each. If you truly have deficiencies of both vitamins, then, yes, take them both. But if your B12 injections/capsules were prescribed solely for a B12 deficiency, the iron doesn't help. Your doctor - who has tour records - is in a better position to sort this out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What Dr prescribes: Oral B12 does not always work for deficient folks--some lack enzyme to allow absorption and need periodic shots. Should discuss with your dr. ...Read more