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Doctor insights on: Chitosan Medication

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Is chitosan a safe way to achieve weight reduction?

Is chitosan a safe way to achieve weight reduction?

Jury still out.: There are more effective ways to lose weight than chitosan, like aerobic exercise and a good diet. The studies that have been done on chitosan are varied and not all are of good caliber. Some show minimal weight loss, others don't. Be wary of most supplements you see in GNC and online drug stores. The industry isn't tightly regulated at all and contamination with other substances is possible. ...Read more

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What is chitosan and is it a fat-blocker?

What is chitosan and is it a fat-blocker?

No Real Evidence: Chitosan is made from chitin, which is a polysaccharide that is found in the exoskeletons of shrimp and other sea crustaceans. It is a soluble dietary fiber (similar to other soluble fibers) and in labs, has been shown to bind fat, which would prevent absorption of the fat. There are no credible dietary studies that support claims of being a fat blocker. ...Read more

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How effective are chitosan fat blocker tablets?

How effective are chitosan fat blocker tablets?

Not very effective: Though these products containing chitosan is claimed by the sellers to block fat and help reduce weight, but there is no scoinific evidence to support that claim.
Actally a double blind study with placebo the weight loss was not significant and no different as compared to placebo. ...Read more

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Can I take chitosan capsules before taking alcohol or can I drink after taking chitosan capsules?

Can I take chitosan capsules before taking alcohol or can I drink after taking chitosan capsules?

Unknown: I cannot find any studies of the interaction between chitosan and alcohol or liver function. If you are using chitosan as a weight-loss drug, consider that alcohol is a high-calorie drink and physician-supervised cessation of alcohol use aid weight loss. ...Read more

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What can interact with chitosan supplements?

What can interact with chitosan supplements?

Chitosan: Chitosan comes from chitin, part of the outer shell-like structure of insects, spiders, and crustaceans. It can improve cholesterol levels when combined with a low calorie diet. There's mixed evidence for its usefulness in weight loss. It may increase risk of bleeding w/plavix & coumadin, (warfarin) etc, & add to effects of cholesterol-lowering, anti-obesity, or antibiotic drugs, herbs, or supplements. ...Read more

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Are there any risks to taking the supplement chitosan with glucomannan? I saw on dr oz show

Are there any risks to taking the supplement chitosan with glucomannan? I saw on dr oz show

Not many risks: This is generally safe to take, however a few individuals may have allergic or sensitivity reactions which would cause problems and therefore require stopping the use of these substances. ...Read more

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Can you use synex 12 hour nasal spray and stacker 3 with chitosan?

Can you use synex 12 hour nasal spray and stacker 3 with chitosan?

Yes, but why?: Why are you using supplements that you don't know what's in them, have never been tested, and have never been proven to help you with anything? Why waste your money, the only thing that will happen is that your wallet with shrink. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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As for chitosan being used as a hemostatic derived commercially from shrimp chitin, does it have the potential to aggrevate seafood allergies?

As for chitosan being used as a hemostatic derived commercially from shrimp chitin, does it have the potential to aggrevate seafood allergies?

Chitosan: Chitosan reportedly comes from the shell of shell fish I t is the meat of the shellfish which causes the allergy so chiosan should be okay to use. ...Read more

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What can I do to make my bm's smaller in size? I usually go once a day and most of the time they clog the toilet. I am a high fiber diet because of high cholesterol. I also take chitosan to help absorb the fat molecules of the food. I do have fresh or can

What can I do to make my bm's smaller in size? I usually go once a day and most of the time they clog the toilet. I am a high fiber diet because of high cholesterol. I also take chitosan to help absorb the fat molecules of the food. I do have fresh or can

If: If you have a diet that is high in fiber but there is not adequate fluid intake, it is likely to make your feces harder and drier. You should drink at least 64 ounces of water per day, which will help the fiber to move wastes through your intestines. ...Read more

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Can you take a fat INHIBITOR (Xenical or Alli) AND a fat BLOCKER, like chitosan supplements, together? How about an inhibitor and a fat BURNER?

Can you take a fat INHIBITOR (Xenical or Alli) AND a fat BLOCKER, like chitosan supplements, together? How about an inhibitor and a fat BURNER?

Xenical: Is FDA approved. Most so called burners are not FDA approved hence evidence for thier use, adverse effects and drug interactions are limited ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

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

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

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 isn't 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

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

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

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

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 more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more

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The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more

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What medications are best for managing my pain?

Depends - pain type: This depends on the diagnosis or type of pain you are experiencing. Consult with your physician or pain specialist to determine the right regimen. ...Read more

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Should I feel a particular way on add medication?

Should I feel a particular way on add medication?

Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more

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