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What are the side affects of cholerestamine? For bile salts?

What are the side affects of cholerestamine? For bile salts?

Numerous: Some of the more common side effects of Cholestyramine include mild constipation, diarrhea, stomach pain, nausea, loss of appetite, weight changes, bloating or gas, and hiccups or a sour taste in your mouth. There are others as well, and if you experience serious ones, such as black, tarry stools, blood in the urine, persistent constipation, or severe abdominal pain, you should call your doctor.

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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Is there any herbal supplement s which I can take in reducing my obesity but please no side effects please help me?

No magic weight loss: Nope. Unfortunately there is no easy or magic way or secret to weight loss other then changing the type of diet you consume, limiting your calories and moving on a very regular basis enough to burn off excess sugars and fats.

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Does cla (gym supplement) has side effects?

Does cla (gym supplement) has side effects?

Probably not: Known as "the fat that helps your body burn fat, " conjugated linoleic acid (cla) presumptively helps reduce body fat and supports lean mass to improve overall body composition. Whether this presumption is true remains to be determined. This is not an fda regulated substance. The only thing it will be guaranteed to do is change the shape of your wallet.

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Are there any side effects of oral creatine supplements?

Are there any side effects of oral creatine supplements?

There are some: Side effects of creatine supplementation are: abdominal pain, heart rhythm problem, dehydration, diarrhea, high blood pressure, muscle cramps, nausea, renal dysfunction, rhabdomyolysis, weigh gain, seizures, . (source: medscape).

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What are the supplements that will offset the side effects of statin drugs?

Lessen you dosage: Consult with your doctor. The rx instructions indicate a reduction of dosage is in order under the guidance of your doctor. A pill splitter can cut the pills in half to give you half dose. You can eliminate certain days a week to cut your overall dose. I know a person that reduce their dose to taking only 5 mg once per week - approved by their doctor, and is doing well..

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Is there any supplements that has no side effects which makes slim. I'm so fat?

Is there any supplements that has no side effects which makes slim. I'm so fat?

No: None of them work. I think every physician on healthtap will agree that health doesn't come from taking pills. The key is going to be a change in lifestyle -- eating less, exercising more. This in turn will require you to develop new friends and new pursuits -- i.e., it will take courage. You have it. If you are very overweight, consider bariatric surgery early if offered by your physician.

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Side effects of calcium supplement?

Side effects of calcium supplement?

Multiple: The body needs calcium to maintain strong bones. However, supplemental calcium can also contribute to calcification of arteries which can lead to strokes and heart attacks. Speak to your physician about how to best meet your calcium needs without increasing your risks. Natural sources of calcium are usually the safest.

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Does Ayurvedic supplements have side effects?

Does Ayurvedic supplements have side effects?

Yes, of course: All supplements and all medications may cause side effects in some people some of the time. Supplements that have more side effects may cause problems in many people. Anything used as a supplement or medication that hasn't been scientifically well-tested may cause both uncertain amounts of desired effects and also unexpected side effects.

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What are the side-effects of Dietary supplements?

What are the side-effects of Dietary supplements?

Adverse effects: When consumed in high enough amounts, for a long enough time, or in combination with certain other substances, all chemicals can be toxic, including nutrients, plant components, and other biologically active ingredients. (Official US Government FDA website, accessed Oct. 2011 The worst offenders of supplement contamination cases are found among weight loss and sexual enhancement products, and sports enhancement and body building supplements (News & Events -Press Announcements, Dec. 15, 2010, from Official US Government FDA website, accessed Feb. 2011; Cohen, et al., 2014). Although herbs and botanicals oftentimes do contain essential nutrients for human life -such as vitamins, minerals, and amino acids- they do consists of many other non-essential constituents, frequently in dominant ways. Because of the presence of numerous plant components which are “foreign” to the human physiology, herbs, in general, tend to be less safe than vitamins and minerals for instance. The official data corroborates that herbs and botanicals tend to generate the most adverse effects of dietary supplements (American Association of Poison Control Centers, 1983-2008; GAO, 2009). The herbs kava and lobelia have a high risk of causing dietary supplement side effects, including -at large doses- coma and death, which prompted a number of countries (but not the USA) to ban their sale (GAO, 2009). Yohimbe has caused some deaths, ginseng too has been implicated with deaths (American Association of Poison Control Centers, 1983-2008), and ma huang (ephedra) has been banned by the FDA in 2004 after a few people had died. In many or even most of these case, however, the herbs had not been used as indicated, or as traditionally recommended. Ma huang, for example, has been used safely for thousands of years in Chinese medicine, primarily for respiratory afflictions such as asthma, or congestive issues due to the common cold. In the cases of death involving the herb it was inappropriately used for weight loss and as a stimulant to improve athletic performance, frequently as a highly concentrated extract rather than in the form and at the safety platform of a whole herb, as traditional application suggests. (Weight loss pills frequently contain concentrated botanical extracts that may pose a serious danger This means that the relatively few cases where people experience negative effects of dietary supplements are almost always tied to products compromised in quality, or improper product use. Drug-nutrient interactions tend to get underreported and minimized. According to information and data retrieved from research, nutritional supplement-drug interactions are most commonly encountered with herbs and botanicals Other examples. Calcium can lower the absorption of the antibiotic tetracycline, reducing the drug's therapeutic potential. Excessive vitamin A can cause liver damage, Excessive vitamin D can cause kidney stones and calcifications. Kava and valerian act as sedatives and can increase the effects of anesthetics and other medications used during surgery.” (Official US Government FDA website, accessed Oct. 2011) Typical herbal or botanical offenders that have been identified are Ginkgo biloba, St. John's Wort, valerian, kava, garlic, saw palmetto, ginseng, ginger, willow, and fenugreek St. John's Wort can increase serotonin levels excessively when combined with certain anti-depressants, such as selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (Peng, et al., 2004). It can also adversely interact with blood-thinning medications and other cardiovascular drugs. Because Ginkgo biloba has an anticoagulant or blood-thinning effect (decreases platelet aggregation), it could lead to adverse events of increased bleeding when combined with blood-thinning drugs. Ginseng, garlic, vitamin E also have slight anticoagulant effects. The majority of health supplement-drug interactions are of low relevance. To increase your likelihood of safety utilizing herbals there are certain common sense rules. 1. Listen to your advisor carefully and provide full disclosure of any drugs you take (over the counter as well) 2. Share with your physician or dentist all vitamins and herbal information. 3. More is not better follow the rules. 4. Watch out for discounted vitamins. Buy a high quality name brand since the FDA does not regulate the supplement industry and only steps in with serious side effects or deaths. If you compare this to the facts about drug-drug interactions you can clearly see the obvious truth about dietary supplements and drug interactions are uncommon. (rather than the misleading anti-supplement propaganda). Stevan Cordas DO MPH Associate Clinical Professor UNTHSC TCOM Fort Worth

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What are the side effects of taking iron supplements?

What are the side effects of taking iron supplements?

Mostly GI Distress: Side effects from taking iron supplements are most often diarrhea or constipation and epigastric abdominal discomfort. Taken after a meal, side effects decrease, but there is an increased risk of interaction with other substances. Black stools are not uncommon, but harmless. Liquid form can discolor the teeth and intramuscular injections can be painful and leave a brown discoloration.

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Are there any side effects to taking a calcium supplement?

Are there any side effects to taking a calcium supplement?

Depends: No serious side effects if taken as directed. If too much, can cause high calcium level in the blood and subsequently urine, kidney stone, low magnesium in blood, constipation, nausea...The last two symptoms can occur even at normal replacement dose.

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Are they any side effects by using sports supplement herballife24.??

Are they any side effects by using sports supplement herballife24.??

There can be: Side effects to anything. I'm not are are of that particular product ingredients but when it says sports am always cautious. If you can list ingredients can be of more help.

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Any supplements for reducing obesity which is safe and no side effects?

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Any supplements for reducing obesity which is safe and no side effects?

Nope: No such thing as a free lunch. No medications and definitely no dietary supplements are free of side effects. Also no dietary supplements reduce obesity regardless of marketing. Dietary supplement manufacturers are allowed to make marketing claims w/o proof of safety or effectiveness w/o any required 3rd party oversight. Fda only investigates if someone complains. Focus on nutrition & exercise.

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Holy basil supplement side effects, can you tell me?

Holy basil supplement side effects, can you tell me?

Here you go:: Holy basil is POSSIBLY SAFE when used by mouth for short periods of time, up to six weeks. It's not known if long-term use is safe. Not enough is known about the use of holy basil during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use. Holy basil might slow blood clotting, More? Suggest check webmd vitamin supplement listing for Holy Basil.

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Has creatine (gym supplement) intake any side effects?

Has creatine (gym supplement) intake any side effects?

YES! Be careful...: Creatine has been shown to potential cause kidney damage, muscle cramping and abdominal pain. Furthermore, it has been disproven as an ergogenic aid.

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What are the possible side effects of thunder god vine supplements?

What are the possible side effects of thunder god vine supplements?

Herbs are drugs too: Reported side effects include immunosuppression making the user more susceptible to infection and cancer, as well as birth defects and reduced male fertility. Herbs are drugs just like prescription medications. Unlike prescription drugs herbs are unregulated, have inconstant ingredients, variable potency, and unpredictable contaminants. Their side-effects are rarely reported.

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Is protein supplements and preworkouts really effctive? Any side effects?

Is protein supplements and preworkouts really effctive? Any side effects?

Muscle building: Muscle are composed of protein, so when stimulating muscle growth through weight lifting, it is essential to have protein in your diet. This can be real food, or supplements.

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