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Great question!: Cellulose is an insoluble fiber, the kind that most of us don't eat enough of. It helps to move contents through the GI tract, helps the colon to do its work better, decreases chances for diverticulitis, and maybe also for several kinds of cancer. Can you tell I'm a fan?? ...Read more
No: Mesothelioma is usually caused by asbestos exposure. There are two types of asbestos involved, the first which causes lung cancer and the second is associated with mesothelioma. Since this is the only thing clearly associated with mesothelioma, all other cases of mesothelioma occur with no clear cause. Asbestos exposure can cause cancer decades after exposure. ...Read more
If we can not digest cellulose then how do we digest the beneficial molecules of vegetables and plants?
Carbohydrates: Not all vegetables and plants have only cellulose. ...Read more
Can Restasis be taken in combination with Lacrisert (hydroxypropyl cellulose)? Should I put them in after waiting a certain amount of time after using restasis or vice versa?
Are things found in supplement capsules bad for you? i'm thinking cellulose, magnesium stearate, silica and gelatin.
Not useful: The so-called supplement capsule are not and will not do any good for you, other than lightening your wallet. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Are the ingredients Microcrystalline cellulose and titanium dioxide safe to ingest without any issues? They are on the ingredients label.
Generally OK but::
MIcrocrystalline cellulose is derived from wood pulp. It's generally recognized as safe. It's likely poorly absorbed. but there are theoretical safety concerns- see https://tinyurl.com/y7z5d9w3
Titanium dioxide is commonly used to give tablets a glossy look. I'm more concerned about it's safety; it appears to be a carcinogen and may harm brains- see https://tinyurl.com/yaeaqsvw
See my comment. ...Read more
Can Cellulose Microcrystalline as an inactive ingredient in carb blocker pills decrease the effectiveness of Yaz birth controll pills?
Safe to take lorazepam w/ nature made magnesium supplement(mag ox, cellulose gel, croscarmellose sodium, mag stearate, silicon dioxide, stearic acid)?
Safe but not best Mg: It is totally safe but magnesium oxide is a very poorly-absorbed form of magnesium- it may work as a laxative but won't raise your magnesium levels! you would be far better off taking magnesium glycinate, taurate or citrate! see http://drcarolyndean.Com/magnesium_miracle/. ...Read more
Sir I am using carboxy methyl cellulose eye drops for dust allergy problems from 1mnth.Eye irritation came down but eye reddishness remains. Pls help.
Eye allergy: Over the counter, alaway ; zaditor are safe for long term use. Other eye drops are fine for short term as long as you don't have issues that would Prohibit you from use of decongestants. Besides allergen avoidance, tear replacement to help with dry eye, and good eye wear protection, patanol/pataday, optivar, bepreve, elestat, and Lastacaft (alcaftadine) are usual choices. Some burn or tingle with application. ...Read more
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Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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