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Can Prednisone Deplete Vitamin D
What causes you to have a vitamin d deficiency (aside from lack of sun, correct foods etc usual stuff!) - methotrexate? Enbrel? Prednisone?
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
Vitamin: A multiple like one a day won't hurt you taken one a day. ...Read more
I'm using plaquenil 200mg and prednisone 10mg for rheumatoid arthritis, can I take vitamin C while using these medications.
Yes: Vitamin c is fine to take while taking these medications. Not sure why you would take it, though. Recent studies have shown that your food should provide you with enough vitamins so if your food is inadequate, dietary modifications are necessary to get it where it should be. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can i take prednisone for my bell's palsy while taking aldactone, metropolol , klor con, Lipitor , lyrica and vitamins?How much and how long?
Is it possible that taking Prozac depletes vitamin d in your body or keep body from synthesizing it?
Not really.: This is not a reported or expected consequence of taking this medication. By the way, many consider normal Vit D levels anything greater than 20. Given your latitude you might expect your levels to be a bit on the low side. ...Read more
If an athlete took betamethasone as a doping drug, would one of the unexpected side effects be depletion of vitamin d?
If i take vitamin d supplements, do I need to take magnesium supplements along with it to improve vitamine d absorption? And to prevent mag depletion?
Taking uric acid medicine uric acin now 6.4 but still not getting ok need pain killer dialy and taking vitamin d?
May Try Indocin: Indocin which is a very potent non-steroidal medication like advil or aleve seems to work particularly well for acute gout attacks. You need to check with your doctor to see if it would be ok for you since it can have issues with your kidneys and bp. It also can cause GI irritation as well as increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. You need to continue taking the medicine to lower the ua. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would a rheumatologist prescribe Fosamax , plaquenil , calcium with vitamin d for systemic lupus ? Is this the right treatment for moderate lupus
Not unusual but...: Placquenil is a standard treatment ; vit d is helpful in autoimmune disease ; can prevent osteoporosis (as can calcium). Those with lupus are at increased risk of osteoporosis (esp. If put on steroids) but it is questionable if Fosamax is helpful for preventing rather than treating it. I personally question Fosamax but would add vit. K- see http://bit.Ly/1a48ofs see my comments for other ideas:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: How much vitamin d a person takes is dependent on their vitamin d level on routine blood testing. If not deficient, vitamin d does not need to taken. If deficient, i recommend 1000 units daily. This is in the form of vitamin d3. In addition, one also needs 10-15 minutes of sunlight to make the inactive form found in pills into an active form issuable to the human body. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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