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Child Vitamin W Medication
My 8months old baby is having thypoid fever, she feel weak, she's taking vitamins and medication, what should we do to increase her energy?
Rest and feed her: this could be side effects of meds or disease itself ...Read more
My child is 11years old he active but he small height , and week , Which , vitamin and millk ,I give him?
What makes you gain weight any vitamin or medication i can take ? I don't really have an appetite to eat so what can I do to gain 20lbs atleast?
First make sure you don't have a severe life- threatening illness preventing you from gaining weight. That will require seeing a clinician. Once done consider other variables: dietary protein, digestion, absorption.
I start with a plant based, anti-inflammatory, low glycemic, hormonally correct protein powder (1-2x/day) that is also chock full of vitamins, trace minerals, and enzymes. ...Read more
Yes: Vitamins are medications when they are used to treat a given condition caused by the deficiency of that vitamin. By definition, a vitamin is a substance that needs to be present in a very small quantity to maintain health. "vita" life, "min" miniscule or very small. Examples being scurvy, the deficiency of vitamin c, or rickets the deficiency of vitamin d. ...Read more
YES: Yes, there is a limit to everything and large doses of vitamins can be dangerous and even deadly. Stick to recommended daily doses. ...Read more
Many meds, also...:
327 (!) medications are known to interact with tamoxifen- not all seriously. The prescribing doc should supply this info! see http://www.Drugs.Com/drug-interactions/tamoxifen.Html
the main herb that can interact is st john's wort. Gla, melatonin and tocotrienols may have supportive interactions- see http://www.Evitamins.Com/encyclopedia/assets/drug/tamoxifen/~default. ...Read more
Childrens vitamins: Children's vitamins have been formulated to give the recommended doses for them. An adult has different needs. If you have a problem swallowing a pill there are chewable multivitamins for adults or even decent tasting liquid vitamins that are available at a reasonable price. ...Read more
Together is fine: You do not need set number of hours, you can take them together or apart, whatever fits your schedule. ...Read more
Call ASAP: You need to check immediately with your local poison control center to determine if there is danger! ...Read more
Incomplete.: If it's purely herbal, there are no herbal sources of d and b12. ...Read more
I don't eat any fruits or vegetables since my child hood. Will it be a problem for my health in future? Any vitamin that can be recommended?
G6PD DEFICIENCY: Vitamins are not the mainstay of treatment. Correction of RBC hemolysis is done by blood transfusion to save lives! ...Read more
You don't say which medication but it is safe to take B12 with all medications, but it should not be taken at the same time as tetracycline (take at least an hour apart). Many medications reduce absorption & thus increase our need for B12.
I advise sublingual or chewable methylcobalamin.
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Keep out of reach!: Some vitamins can be dangerous if taken in excess, especially iron vitamins. All vitamins should be kept out of the reach of children, in a safe place, and only given by the parent. Many of them are colorful and taste good, so your child may think they are candy. Always tell them that they are medicine, not candy, and not to be taken by the child without permission. ...Read more
Diet history/growth: If your child is not growing well that could be one sign or if he/she is a really picky eater. The best way is with a diet history. Even with picky eaters, children can get all the nutrients they need from what they eat. Sometimes labs are needed to check for nutrient deficiencies. Talk with your doctor about this. I bet you will be reassured that all is actually well. ...Read more
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A child with finromyalgia would be very rare. I would suggest a comprehensive medical and psychological evaluation in a pediatric pain program to make sure nothing is missed.
Some of my adult patients feel a bit better with vitamin d3, Alpha lipoic acid, acetylcarnitine, and fish oil. I can't comment on using these in children. ...Read more
Should a child take 3 vitamins at one time that is under 2 ....the vitamins are over the counter.
What are some of medication/vitamins you need to take when you are trying for babies? Am 27 years old.
Prenatal vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are typically full of b vitamins especially folate (folic acid) which if taken prior to getting pregnant lowers risk of spinal tube defects. Some studies suggest benefit to fish (oil) but that data is still early. Otherwise, best to check w/your family doc or OB for their specific recommendations given where you live & your specific medical, surgical & obstetric history. ...Read more