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Bilberry Plus Medication
Maybe: There were some studies many years back that demonstrated improved night vision if taking bilberry. 1 randomized study and 7 non- randomized studies demonstrated positive effect from bilberry. The 4 most recent randomized controlled studies demonstrate no affect of bilberry on night vision. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14711439 and http://www.Thorne.Com/altmedrev/.Fulltext/5/2/164.Pdf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In general, No: Many herbs, vitamins, and supplements have been 'touted' and reported to be of benefit for the prostate: saw palmetto (most common), pygeum, bilberry, beta-sitosterol, pumpkin seed, stinging nettle, soy, zinc, selenium, vitamin e, etc. However, there is no proof or high quality scientific evidence to support the use of any of these. A 'heart-healthy' diet, exercise, adequate vit d most beneficial. ...Read more
No: In fact there was a large scientific study of multiple dietary supplements and vitamins that found that there was no decrease in the development or progression of cataracts with their use. Cataracts are the "gray hair of the eyes" - we all get them naturally and if we live long enough we need to treat them. You can try supplements as long as they don't interfere with your health or other medicines. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bilberry sup: no it would be fineGet a more detailed answer ›
Does bilberry fruit extract work to improve vision? I want to improve my vision without getting glasses or contacts.
Are there any supplements that improve night vision or vision in general? I am taking bilberry fruit extract but it’s not improving anything.
Supplement: Economic boom. Many supplement manufacturer claim to achieve great eye health even with glaucoma but none of that is substantiated. Unless you have Vitamin deficiency which is unlikely with the American diet additional vitamin supplements is a waste of money and may have adverse effects. Maintain a healthy diet and see you eye doctor. May need error of refraction correction ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any evidence suggesting that consuming bilberry extract causes dilation of pupils, thus leading to increased night glares/starbursts?
No: No, there is absolutely no evidence that bilberry extract dilates pupils; if it did I have no doubt that this would be known. Agents that dilate pupils work via the autonomic nervous system and bilberry has no know effects on this (it can cause vasodilation but that is mediated by its effects on nitric oxide, which does not effect pupil dilation). ...Read more
Im taking bilberry pills. Will it decrease the effectiveness of my birth control? Im taking birth control mononessa.
No it will not: There is some concern that bilberry may interact with diabetes medications (lower blood sugar) or blood thinner medications (slow blood clotting). However, there is no evidence that it interacts with oral contraceptives (birth control pills) or other hormonal contraceptives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long should it take for my astragalus, echinechea, eyebright, propilis, and bilberry supplements to work?
Supplements: Since these are herbal medication, they are not as highly regulated and studied. Onset of action will vary significantly and will depend on the reason you are taking this particular mix of herbals. ...Read more
Is it safe to take the vitamin bilberry to maintain eyesight? I am on prozac (fluoxetine) 20 mg and I'm a 21 year old female. I have no other illnesses
Yes: It is generally safe to take bilberry, but keep in mind there is no evidence that bilberry will improve your eyesight. ...Read more
Can Bilberry or Bilberry Extract tablet cure/remove my Eye Floaters ?, I have tested through doc my retina is healthy.
Can I do cardio training (brisk walking, treadmill, cycling) in case of lattice degeneration + high myopia? Does lutein, zeaxanthin, bilberry help?
Vitamin k, bilberry, coq12 and doxycycline for a week for an infection.. All these ok to take during the day, any crazy side effects I should know?
Talk to your doctor!: Always tell your doctor & pharmacist everything that you're taking, including both prescription & non-prescription medications. Clarify w/your doctor why you should take vitamin k, bilberry & coq10. If it's not clear, stop these supplements until you've finished your antibiotics. Check out www.Drugs.Com for drug side effects & drug-drug interactions. Keep an open line of communication w/your doc. ...Read more
Hi I am 23,
Have eye floaters for past one year , checked to retinal specialist no problem found, Can hyaluronic acid, bilberry remove my floaters?
How many days before a (big) tattoo should I stop Plavix (clopidogrel) and other blood thinning supplements (fish oil, bilberry extract, grape seed extract, etc.)?
Don't stop plavix!: First, check with your doctor who prescribes the plavix (clopidogrel) for you. If it is being taken for a heart stent that was placed less than a year ago, you CANNOT stop the plavix (clopidogrel) for any reason. Also, be very cautious about using ANY other supplements along with your prescription medicines, especially other blood thinners. Be sure your doctor knows exactly what you are taking, including supplements. ...Read more
Im taking minocyclin for perioral dermatitis. Im also taking organic capsules of billberry and the probiotic saccharin-b. Is this ok, any reactions?
Should i change my migren medication to something else bcause im been taking ponstan and confergot for 10 years plus. What harm if i keep on taking it?
Depends: It depends upon how often you have migraine attacks. If the migraine is severe and frequent then you would be better off taking something to prevent these attacks. There are several meds approved for that purpose. Cafergot (ergotamine and caffeine) is useful only if you have infrequent migraine and its long term use is harmful. ...Read more
I have taking nexito plus tablet six year.
my questions: taking six year the medication have same effect. or increase dosage?
Depends: This depends upon your current response to the medication. If you're doing well the same maintenance dosage should continue. Tolerance or tachyphylaxis to medication can occur and then the dosage may be increased. Your prescribing physician who knows you well is best qualified to advise you about dosage. ...Read more