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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 more
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 more
Bilberry sup: No it would be fineGet a more detailed answer ›
Is it possible for me to take bilberry while being treated with avastin (bevacizumab) shots for wet mac?
? Bilberry: I do not know what is bilberry! . I do not think anything will interfere with avastin (bevacizumab). ...Read more
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 more
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
I'm taking bilberry pills. Will it decrease the effectiveness of my birth control? I'm 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 more
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
I'm taking minocyclin for perioral dermatitis. I'm also taking organic capsules of billberry and the probiotic saccharin-b. Is this ok, any reactions?
Confirm with: Double check with your pharmacist to ensure that taking the medications simultaneously will not affect the efficacy of one or all of them. ...Read more
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 need a doctor in marshallstown or surrounds that uses the key care plus plan and also dispenses medication. Can I find one here?
Discovery app: Use Discovery app to find dispensing Keycare provider in your area ...Read more
Due to a pinched nerve-took 12mnths to diagnose-i now suffer with anxiety. Is this plus the medication im on make it more difficult to get prpregnant?
Pinched nerve: Hello, sorry you are in so much pain around the holidays. You may want o check with your doctor or psychiatrist related to pain which can make the depression worse. An anti-anxiety medication may help in your case such as a small does of Klonopin (clonazepam) for the anxiety. Again, check with your doctor. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
What's the medication for bronchitis spasm. Or rather how do you manage it. What action should be taken. Plus could you refer us to any pulmonologist?
Inhaler: A beta 2 agonist via inhalation is usually the treatment. A general physician can provide this care. Cannot refer in Mombasa sorry. ...Read more
Good morning riza here still in pain with upper left chest and shoulder blade area daily no medication seems to help plus my whole body mussels hurt?
Not a simple answer: It depends on which medications you are on at the moment. If it is 3 medications for pain control, then it my not be the best course of action. If it is 3 medications for blood pressure, then it may be appropriate depending on the doses of each and which mechanisms of action are being utilized. ...Read more
See a psychologist: Psychologists and other psychotherapists provide treatment that not only helps now and but helps prevent reoccurences. ...Read more
Along with CBT use:
Good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more
Marijuana plus ssri. Bad combination? The ssri is a follow up to nicotine deaddiction medication.
I am taking meloxicam. Can I take alka-sektzer plus cold and flu also while I am on this medication?
Avoid mixing manyMed: There has to be a good reason for adding any pills or taking each one of the pills. If your condition is a head cold, then you do not need to mix more than Tylenol (acetaminophen) / or Cold/Flu meds and or a decongestant. Alka- seltzer is not a safe medication to mix with Meloxican ...Read more
Are there particular medications that work in addition to psychotherapy in teenagers for depression?
I am 23, recently diagnosed with diabetes 2. I am trying to diet and exercise in addition to medications. What are some safe ways to drop weight fast?
Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories. Being overweight can increase ur risk of hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea. ...Read more