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Benefits Of Taking A Water Pill
Lf there is any need of taking another dose of abortion tablet while bleeding after a week of taking the abortion pill?
Go see ur Family Doc: If you're still bleeding a week after undergoing chemical abortion, you need to go see your prescribing doc, whether Family Doc, GYN or Planned Parenthood, for an evaluation for retained products of conception ie incomplete abortion. You may need a D&C. Go to ER immediately if you feel weak, lightheaded, dizzy, faint, etc, possibly due to excess blood loss. ...Read more
By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more
Can drinking two cups of lemongrass peppermint tea a day affect the efficiency of my birth control pill, cerazette?
Is taking a dose of the recommended 30mL of zzzquil equivalent to taking a shot or drinking a beer?
No: Zzzquil does not contain alcohol, so the short answer is no. Zzzquil DOES contain diphenhydramine, which will make most people drowsy, allowing them to fall asleep easier. It can also impair driving, so do not take it and drive. The only thing "equivalent" to a shot or beer is that you CAN still get a DUI if you are pulled over driving and the officer finds out you took Zzzquil! ...Read more
Will drinking acai berry concentrate affect COC pill effectiveness? (Drinking it not as part of a cleansing/diet regimen, just as a juice).
No: Generally, however, fresh fruits and vegetables are preferred to drinking juice, ...Read more
I am taking aloe vira and amla juse everyday in morning empty stomach with equal amount of water is benefit for me ???
Alma is okay: The health benefits of Indian Gooseberry, also known as Amla, can be partially attributed to its high vitamin-C content. The Indian Gooseberry belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family and is reported to have a multitude of health benefits. Gooseberry contains many minerals and vitamins like Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Carotene and Vitamin B Complex. Amla is also a powerful antioxidant. Enjoy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: The temperature of the liquid you drink after taking a medication usually will not cause any absorption of the medication. ...Read more
I have IBS and probably a case of candida. I'm taking 50 mg of oregano oil capsules three times a day and a capsule of shilajit. Any other suggestions?
Not sure about yeast: No test result can be evaluated out of the context in which it was ordered.What kind of symptoms prompted the study? What are your underlying medical conditions (that may predispose you to intestinal yeast)? If you are in the midst of a GI evaluation, have they ruled out inflammation, other infections, ischemic pathology, as well as motility disorders? Is the diagnosis of IBS firm or presumed? ...Read more
How effective, and how safe; green coffee beans extract (taking in a form of a pill supplement) in decreasing body fat?
Fraudulent Diets: Zero effective. This product is one in a very long line of products designed to take money from the 'hopeful'. It will in no way lead to any real or lasting weight loss. Please save your money. ...Read more
Taking a half tsp of baking soda with full glass of water and drnkng lots of watr to cure a uti. How much is safe to take? Also ttc. Avoiding OTC meds
Unlikely: This is not likely to cure a URI. See a doctor. ...Read more
Does drinking 3 cups of green tea daily for a prolonged period of time decrease the effectiveness of the birth control pills? I take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 2 years.
No: Drinking green tea 3 times a day does not change the effectiveness of birth control pills. Of course, no pills are 100% effective, so there is always a very small chance a woman could become pregnant while using birth control pills, regardless of whether she drinks tea or not. The healthier way to drink tea is without sugar or sweeteners. ...Read more
If I drink 10oz tonic water right after taking a Zofran pill, will it ruin the effectiveness of the Zofran?
Zofran ODT : You should take the zofran orally disintegrating tablet place on the tongue and swallow with saliva. Tonic contains quinine which a lot of people don't know. Since quinine albeit infinitesimally small in tonic it can interact with ondansetron I suggest you avoid the combo. Stay calm and avoid tonic. ...Read more
Depends on who you: read or talk to. Guinness advertises that it is "good for you," but there is not much evidence that beer is different from wine or distilled spirits. One drink per day (up to 2 max in men, but only 1 in women and men>60) can raise HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol). However, more than 2 drinks/day begins to increase blood pressure and cause alcohol-related organ toxicities and dependency. ...Read more
It depends on cause: Like many symptoms, glossitis can have many causes. It can be caused by iron deficiency or B12 deficiency, in which case those will help, but may be caused by allergies, infections and irritants, in which case no vitamin pill will get rid of it. Like all symptoms, it is important to find the cause and address it at that level. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002048/ for more info. ...Read more
Would drinking a glass or 2 of wine 3 hours after taking a 250mg amoxicillin pill + a full meal +1liter of water interfere with my 1 week treatment?
Probably not: But it would be important to know what you are treating. ...Read more
I am 76. Is there any harm in taking one table spoon twice a day of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) continuously because of constipation?
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