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Can I Take Medication Before A Fasting Blood Test
I have blood work for which I am fasting for. Can I take the metoprolol before the blood test? Doctor didn't mention medication..
It's ok: Should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
I took my hypothyroidism medication while fasting for a blood test, would that make my levels good resulting in being taken off?
No: In fact, it may even raise your blood cholesterol level. Why you would want to skip an important medication to scam on a test results is beyond me however. ...Read more
My blood test shows cholesterol 228, triglycerides 84, HDL 52, LDL 159. Fasting blood sugar 101.What should I do? Medication or diet?
Diet, exercise: And weight reduction. Avoid red meat and dairy products. If numbers don't improve, strongly consider medication - statin for lipids and even metformin for glucose if it continues to increase over time. Check an a1c and talk w/your doctor. Consider ace inhibitor or arg for renoprophylaxis. ...Read more
Fasting: Depends on the type of testing & what your doctor advised u to do. ...Read more
I have been fasting since 11pm for a blood test but have a horrible headache. Can I take paracetamol?
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Blood test show high prolactin 801 ml. My period is regular. What happens if I choose not to take medication?
Yes: It won't interfere with your testing if that is what you are asking. ...Read more
What is best time to take blood test for hypothyroid. With fasting/ any time of day/before having pills in the morning?
Any time: Blood for thyroid test can be taken any time. However, if you need to have blood tested in fasting state for other reasons, a sample for thyroid function tests can be collected at the same time. ...Read more
I have been having symptoms linked to diabetes even my doctor considered. I did take a fasting blood test and everything was fine. What is wrong?
Can I take metoprolol medication before a blood test for glucose? I was asked to fast for at least 8 hrs before the test & wonder if medication counts
Ok: You should be fine taking medications beforehand. ...Read more
Been married 4 years. No cheating. If I test positive for genital herpes in blood test, is it worth it to take medication if we are asymptomatic?
No, don't: Antibodies to genital herpes do not mean that you have an active infection. Frequently, old serological tests cannot distinguish between hsv1 and 2. Its a possibility that you have an infection that is silent and can transmit virus. So, be cautious and use protection during intercourse. ...Read more
I have to take a blood test tomorrow. Not a drug test, im afraid because I smoked about 3 1/2 weeks ago. Is my system clear?
I assume you mean by " smoking" that you smoked marijuana, it usually can be detected
up to 4 weeks after smoking, if they are testing for it, it may show in your system, though you are on the border for that. I suggest to stop smoking marijuana, as you may know it is associated with development of what is referred to as "amotivational syndrome" as well as increased risk for psychosis. ...Read more
Hello, I was recently diagnosed with herpes II via an IGG blood test. My doctor gave me a prescription for acyclovir that has instructions to take 400mg twice a day for ten days each month for 12 months. Is this intermittent cycling of the drug useful,
In a way, yes: If you fast for longer than a day or so, it will alter some blood chemistries. Fasting tests are usually set for an overnight fast, or a 12 hour fast. Prolonged fasting is starvation and it affects the body metabolism. ...Read more
Yes: You can, as long as it has no calories in it. ...Read more
NO: It will change the results. Fasting means fasting. Rinse your mouth out if you're dry. ...Read more
Decaf tea before a fasting blood test? Its sweetened with splenda. I assume its a no but wondering if you can?
Yes: You can have decaf tea or coffee before fasting blood test. Hold the milk and sweetener though. ...Read more
Can I brush my teeth before a fasting blood test (glucose, lipids, etc.)? Does the toothpaste affect the results?
No: You can safely brush your teeth, don't swallow the half of the toothpaste tube! ...Read more
I took Gabapentin and Adderall XR before a fasting blood test for my liver. Will that alter the results and make it look as if everything is ok when i?
Liver tests: The medications should skew your liver tests either way ...Read more
Liver in Trouble: Actually there are no medications that help with liver damage. The only way to get better is to find the cause of the trouble and to remove it from your life. Common reasons for liver inflammation include toxic doses of medications, fatty deposits in obesity, and infections such as hepatitis. ...Read more
Skin testing best: The various blood tests commercially available measure the presence of allergy antibodies (ige) either in total or directed toward a particular antigen. Allergy antibodies in the blood cause no symptoms. Allergy symptoms you require cells (mast. Or basophils) in your tissue with sufficient amounts of the particular igeto have a reaction. Therefore skin testing is the gold standard for testing. ...Read more
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