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Can antidepressants and dietary supplements be taken together?

Can antidepressants and dietary supplements be taken together?

Depends: On the supplement and the medication. Some should not be taken together, others should only be taken together with close supervision. For instance, most selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (a kind of antidepressant) should generally not be taken with 5-htp. That said, when supervised by a physician who is familiar with this, it can occasionally be helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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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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Can dietary supplements and methadone be taken together?

Specify which: I doubt there is significant interaction but we need to put specific substances to check for them. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ritalin (methylphenidate) and dietary supplements together?

Is it safe to take ritalin (methylphenidate) and dietary supplements together?

Depends on supplemen: Speak to your doctor about what you intend to take with Ritalin (methylphenidate). there may or may not be a negative interaction to the combination. ...Read more

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Can dietary supplements be taken with thyroxine? I am due to start on it but am currently taking lots of supplements

Can dietary supplements be taken with thyroxine? I am due to start on it but am currently taking lots of supplements

Calcium, iron beware: The two substances that most commonly cause decreased stomach absorption of thyroid hormone are calcium and iron. We usually recommend that any vitamins, supplements and medicines (e.g. Antacids) that contain calcium and/or iron be taken at least 3-4 hours separated from thyroid pills. Otherwise, the thyroid levels that are absorbed into the body may vary each day. ...Read more

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Who needs dietary supplements?

Everyone!: Due to the pollutants, preservatives, microwave cooking and the age of our food when we eat it, virtually everyone should take dietary supplements to make sure we are getting enough to maintain and heal our bodies properly. Even children and babies need supplementation. ...Read more

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Are dietary supplements effective?

Are dietary supplements effective?

For what use?: This one can't really be answered well without knowing what's going on with you, or what you hope to gain. Some dietary supplements are very safe and effective for certain conditions, and some are not. I'm sorry that i can't be more helpful, but your question is too broad for me. ...Read more

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Are dietary supplements good for me ?

Are dietary supplements good for me ?

Most aren't needed: An over-the-counter adult multivitamin (+/- minerals) is fine for a teenager to take once a day. If a teen doesn't eat or drink much in the way of dairy products, then an adult vitamin D and calcium tablet is also needed. Some people just take a TUMs Smoothies once a day for their calcium supplement. Vitamin D and multivitamins are even available in "gummy" chewables for adults now but have sugar. ...Read more

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Are taking expired dietary supplements toxic?

Are taking expired dietary supplements toxic?

Expired medications: Dietary supplements that have an expiration date on them should be discarded. The chemical nature of any medication or supplement can change over time including the additives to that product. ...Read more

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What are the important dietary supplements for vegetarians?

What are the important dietary supplements for vegetarians?

Vitamin B-12: Vegetarians can get all the nutrition they need except for vitamine b-12, which is only found in animal-based foods. Be sure to get some protein - nuts, seeds, eggs, cheese are good sources of protein. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dietary Supplements (Definition)

Anything that you take other than the usual meals are dietary supplements. Many people are taking supplementary vitamins and minerals because our diets today are so artificial. God-made food contains these essential non-caloric nutrients and that is what ...Read more