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Can You Take A Vitamin With Thyroid Medication
Yes, but...: Yes, you certainly can take both, and many patients do. Keep in mind that many calcium supplements act as antacids, which reduce the stomach's acidity, and some antidepressants need stomach acidity to be absorbed. The net effect can be that the antidepressant doesn't work or doesn't work as well. Talk to your treating physician as to how to manage this. ...Read more
Diet pills & thyroid: 37 from TN asks: Can you take diet pills with Hashimoto thyroiditis? Not enough information. R thyroid tests normal? Diet pills r probably never indicated 4 long term weight loss. Better 2 reduce calories & increase exercise. I recommend using app Loseit 2 track calories n and out and then adjust both 2 get 2 weight goal. Simple n concept difficult n execution. Consult with ur Dr. Try DASH Diet ...Read more
Can i take vitamin a pills with a daily mulitvitamin if i also take fish oil capsules? Would they be a good alternative for acne medication?
Poor alternative: You'll need to take enough vitamin A to make yourself sick (and I mean SICK) before you can expect it to clear your acne. Get a topical retinoic acid derivative for your skin rather than the overkill approach that systemic administration offers. If this doesn't clear you, get with your personal physician for help. Fish oil's your business -- the recent studies are disappointing. ...Read more
Yes, but: The herbalife is a waste of your money. It won't help any medical condition you may have, it just spends your money needlessly. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. Do get your thyroid treated and regulated properly. That's much more important and helpful than junk like herbalife. ...Read more
Hyperthyroid meds: For most patients, the two medications are roughly equal, with maybe a slight edge for methimazole due to once daily dosing for many patients. In children, PTU (propylthiouracil) is avoided due to an increased risk for liver toxicity. In pregnant women, methimazole is preferred due to the rare occurrence of a birth defect involving the skin. Talk with your doctor to find out if which med is best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is with pill only: Radioactive pill contains i-131 isotope containing radioactive iodine. Iodine is only needed by thyroid gland no other organs uses iodine.So once you swallow i-131 pill radioactive isotope labelled iodine absorbed from stomach and intestine and from blood it is trapped by thyroid gland to its maximum capacity and res is excreted by kidney into urine., and that is reason pt. Has to flush toilet ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: it really depends upon what medicine you are taking,so check with your doctor ...Read more
YES: Higher doses of Folic Acid have been found to be improve sperm quality, reduce birth defects, lower risk of macular degeneration, and reduce homocysteine level associated with cardiac disease. It's also essential for the production of red blood cells and preventing anemia. It's generally safe because it's water soluble. So, toxicity risk is low. Nevertheless, it's best to take b-complex with it. ...Read more
I take potassium pills, have a kidney disease as well. What supplements can I take to help with energy on a regular basis. Tired.Com?
Fatigue and PKD: Need to know more: What is serum creatinine level? What is nature of sleep apnea you may have? What is your hemoglobin level? Why do you lose potassium? Are you taking other medicines? What is thyroid function? Has cortisol been measured? How is your BP? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it ok to take one a day mens multivitamin with celexa (citalopram)? Also can you chew the vitamin or do you have to swallow it whole?
I have low iron and need to take a supplement can you make a recommendation? In addition how many mgs would be appropriate
Ferrous Sulfate: The dose depends on whether you have anemia (low hemoglobin) or not. If it is only for prophylaxis (prevention) then ferrous sulfate 325mg tablets once a day should be enough. If you are anemic, you may need to take ferrous sulfate 325mg up to 3 times a day. Keep in mind that iron can make you constipated and turn your stool color dark to black. Make sure to follow up with your primary doctor! ...Read more
Is it better to take a daily multivitamin, or to take juiceplus brand supplements (anyone familiar with these? )? Or perhaps it's best to take both?
Both helpful: Studies have supported the benefits of taking a multivitamin a day. Taking too many separate vitamins, without any vitamin deficiency, may cause hypervitaminosis syndrome, which may lead to adverse effects. Vitamins, usually do not increase energy. Combining a healthy diet and 1 pill of a multivitamin per day is fine. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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