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Doctor insights on: Betaine Medication

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Is cocamidopropyl betaine harmful to your health?

Is cocamidopropyl betaine harmful to your health?

In some, yes.: This is a common ingredient in skin care products. As with any compound, a person can be allergic to it. Also, it can cause irritation in some: or contact dermatitis. See https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Cocamidopropyl_betaine ...Read more

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Can you take Betaine HCl and iron pill at the same time, to increase iron absorption?

Can you take Betaine HCl and iron pill at the same time, to increase iron absorption?

Not proven: Betaine has not been proven to help by itself or in dietary aids. Iron is principally absorbed in the small intestine. The recommendation is to take iron on an empty stomach with orange juice or another source of readily available ascorbic acid. ...Read more

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I suffer from gerd and have oseaghitus could this be due to low acid? Heard this is possible to cause the reflux and betaine Hcl may help

I suffer from gerd and have oseaghitus could this be due to low acid? Heard this is possible to cause the reflux and betaine Hcl may help

No.: Although this kind of misinformation is present all over the Internet, it is frankly wrong. Esophagitis in GERD is caused by both stomach acid and enzymes secreted by the stomach. Taking HCl will make the problem worse. You should continue you any medicine that your doctor prescribed, follow anti-reflux measures, and follow up with him if your symptoms do not come under control. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give 2 year old betaine HCl pepsin to help her with a digestive system?

Is it safe to give 2 year old betaine HCl pepsin to help her with a digestive system?

NO.: Betaine is only used for patients with homocysteinuria (a genetic metabolic defect) and occasionally xerostomia (inability to produce saliva) or fatty liver disease. Betaine can cause nausea, diarrhea, body odor, and severe GI distress. If your child is having digestive issues, please see her doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I am having burning diarrhea after taking Betaine HCL with pepsin for the first time before breakfast. Should I discontinue taking or is this normal?

I am having burning diarrhea after taking Betaine HCL with pepsin for the first time before breakfast. Should I discontinue taking or is this normal?

What RU treating?: You have provided us no clinical diagnosis to support your current or continued use of hydrochloric acid and pepsin. The differential diagnosis of diarrhea is protean, so some simple testing may be in order depending on severity and duration. ...Read more

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A nutritionist has suggested I go on betaine hydrochloride with pepsin tablets upping dose each time until I get burning sensation. Is it safe?

A nutritionist has suggested I go on betaine hydrochloride with pepsin tablets upping dose each time until I get burning sensation. Is it safe?

Yes: Betaine hydrochloride will kill silent infections and doing a detox similar to yours will improve lymphatics. Additionally if there is biliary sludge betaine hcl detox will improve bile flow. Pepsin will improve digestion. If there is irritation use bromelain in addition which will heal the irritation and ulcerations. We use betaine hcl detox for lyme disease - upto 10gm-15gm twice daily. ...Read more

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Why could I take 20 Betaine HCL pills and feel no burning? I recently got diagnosed with gastritis with erosion, is it too much stomach acid?

Why could I take 20 Betaine HCL pills and feel no burning? I recently got diagnosed with gastritis with erosion, is it too much stomach acid?

Why did you take?: Betaine hydrochloride has an interesting history. Betaine hydrochloride used to be included in over-the-counter (OTC) products as a “stomach acidifier and digestive aid.” But a federal law that went into effect in 1993 banned betaine hydrochloride from use in OTC products because there wasn’t enough evidence to classify it “generally recognized as safe and effective.” Why were you taking 20? ...Read more

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I'm weening myself off Prevacid (lansoprazole) with the help of a Betaine/Pepsin HCL pill every morning. It helps but I now have heart palpitations. Side effect?

I'm weening myself off Prevacid (lansoprazole) with the help of a Betaine/Pepsin HCL pill every morning. It helps but I now have heart palpitations. Side effect?

Betaine HCL/pepsin: There are no reported cases on palpitations but theoretically the pepsin/HCL combo could have negative vagal feedback (vagus stimulation produces pepsin on our stomach). The vagus nerve via parasympathetic stmulation slows the heart and if it is inhibited there could be increase heart rate. You could try stopping the meds and seeing if palpitations stop. Check B6, folate (folic acid), B12. F/U with doc. ...Read more

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42yr old male. Being overweight 5'10", 205 ibs, and have gas bloating after beans, is taking enzymes like betaine harmful can that be useful?

42yr old male. Being overweight 5'10", 205 ibs, and have gas bloating after beans, is taking enzymes like betaine harmful can that be useful?

Use beano...: Beans cause gas because of undigestable sugars like raffinose get fermented by intestinal bacteria. Beano is a digestive enzyme supplement you can take at the time of eating beans that will aid in the digestive process and might reduce your gas. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take doxycycline 100mg of acne treatment one hour after taking betaine HCl with a protein breakfast post workout?

Is it safe to take doxycycline 100mg of acne treatment one hour after taking betaine HCl with a protein breakfast post workout?

Yes: Go right ahead. Glad you're working out and doing something about the acne. Heads-up. .. An antibiotic must never be your sole treatment for acne. If you're not already doing so, slap on some 5% benzoyl peroxide twice a day. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more