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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 (hydroxychloroquine) 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 (pregabalin) 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
Calcium metabolism: Vitamin d. Is a hormone that is absorbed into your cell's nucleus and affects the types of proteins that your cell makes. The specific proteins that vitamin d regulates help you to maintain enough calcium and phosphorus in your body to allow the muscles to function properly, the bones to retain enough but not too much calcium. Without it, he would develop rickets and osteoporosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very rare to find: The flesh of fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel) and fish liver oils are among the best sources. Small amounts of vitamin d are found in beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks. Some mushrooms provide vitamin d2 in variable amounts. Ready-to-eat breakfast cereals often contain added vitamin d, as do some brands of orange juice, yogurt, margarine and other food products. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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