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Child Chew Multivitamin Medication
Yes: It is not generally harmful but children with a cough benefit from vi tamins a, d, and c when they have a cough. Most multi-vitamins will have a ; d. Bencozyme-c has added vitamin c. See sinus survival by robert ivker for excellent suggestions for dealing with chronic coughs. A good night sleep, healthy meals, exercise and fun helps, too. ...Read more
Multivitamins: Children who are at least 3 years or older have achieved good chewing techniques that will make it safe for them to chew their vitamin tablets or gummies. Just make sure that they completely chew the pill before they get involved in any physical activity to prevent them from choking and possibly aspirating any unchewed portions.. ...Read more
Is it safe to take a multivitamin everyday? I'm not on any medication. And also, are they effective?
Yes it is and needed: In addition to a balance diet of Complex Carbs, Quality Proteins (plant and/or animal) and Essential Fats, a quality MVI (multivitamin) is an important consideration & is effective. Because our soils have been possibly over-farmed, we are losing some of the nutrient value of the produce grown. And, for that reason, along with the fact that most people eat a SAD (Standard American Diet), a MVI (multivitamin) should be added. ...Read more
My baby is 3 month old & his dr told to give multivitamin drops daily in addition to calcimax drops. Is that good & safe 4 my child? Pls help
Why multivitamin that looks like jelly cant be consumed by child under 2 years old? Bcos of the ingredients or simply it can make the child choke?
Choking hazard: Yes, you are correct it is a choking hazard! Thanks for trusting Healthtap! ...Read more
What do you suggest if my child won't touch anything else. I've fed him kale with the occasional multivitamins sprinkled on top for the last year. Is this okay?
Diet: You aren't giving enough information to answer this properly. ...Read more
Why should we consider waiting until a child reaches age 4 to start giving a multivitamin supplement?
Not sure.: I have my patients start multivitamins at 1 year of age or earlier if they are breast fed. That is also because there is no fluoride in the water in NJ and we start fluoride supplementation here at the age of 6 months. Some docs prescribe fluoride alone, but most do a multivitamin with fluoride (in NJ). If I were in another state, I would still recommend the vitamins. ...Read more
Is it safe to take multivitamins with xanax (alprazolam)? . Better yet is it safe to take multivitamins with any medication since it's vitamins and not medication?
Yes, it's safe: It is safe and there are no interactions. The use of multivitamins is so ingrained in our society. If you eat healthy and right, there is no need to take and spend money on all those multivitamins. Your food has them. You can google the latest studies on multivitamins and you'll be surprised. ...Read more
Depends: If you are taking coumadin (warfarin) you need to avoid vitamin k. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more
Is it ok if I want to swallow my multivitamins at the same time as 10 milligrams of Amlodopine (my high blood pressure medication)? Thank you
Docs, could a multivitamin/can of diet caffeine-free sprite/blood pressure medication affect a blood glucose test?
Shouldn't: I would think that would be okay although, to be really safe, it's usually recommended that you fast beforehand. ...Read more
What seasonal allergy medications are safe to take with levothyroxine, Jolessa, escitalopram, a multivitamin and a probiotic blend?
Is Colace (docusate sodium) (Docusate 100 mg) safe in 31 week pregnancy? My prenatal multivitamin has Docusate as well. Is there any safer medication for constipation?
That is safe: Constipation can be an issue during pregnancy. So the docusate is important to reduce the amount of strain or vasalva pressure you put on your entire system when you're constipated and trying to have a BM. So you are safe to keep constipation at bay by taking a stool softener (docusate). ...Read more
I'm 22 yrs old male 77kg. I take oxycodone, bromazepam, multivitamins, xanax (alprazolam).... I know these medications kill my liver. What medications should I take to save my liver? Thank you
I think at this: Point the major issue is not what you should take in addition to your current drugs - but rather what medications can be removed from your current medication regimen. Work together to optimize these medications. Take care. ...Read more
Can you donate blood if you are taking prescription medications? Klonipin, cymbalta, 1 mg folic acid, singulair, qvar, Ventiolin, nasonex, latuda, (lurasidone) trazodone, as well as Allegra, and a multivitamin.
Donate blood: Yes, as long as you are compatible. ...Read more
No: Actually the only question is whether there is enough vitamin d in everyone's breast milk. To be safe, it is recommended that breast fed babies be given a vitamin d supplement which can be given alone or as part of a multivitamin. The other vitamins in the multivitamins are not currently seen to be necessary. ...Read more
My iron level was low before baby I was taken ironand multivitamin tablets during my pragnancyand aftr nw I have vry high level of iron how I low this?
Anemia: You likely had low iron levels before pregnancy because of extra blood in your menses. During pregnancy your menses cease and iron has time to store up in your body. If you continued taking iron during your pregnancy you likely have extra stored up. It would be best to stop taking iron for now and restart when your primary doctor advises. ...Read more
9m baby eats all her servings of formula but due to schedules she doesn't eat all req servings of fruits&? vegetables. Any harm? Multivitamins needed?
Baby food: Sounds normal. Try to balance as much as possible ...Read more
Etoposide & vit E: Altho there are potential benefits of using vit e with cancer agents, there are also potential interactions with those that work by generating oxygen species to damage cancer dna & proteins. It is therefore advised not to use vitamin E during chemotherapy until it is researched further. Ask oncologist about other vitamins. ...Read more