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What is citracal used for?

What is citracal used for?

Supplements: It is used as a calcium supplement - usually to prevent calcium deficiency ...Read more

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Can i take citracal in place of rocalcitriol?

Can i take citracal in place of rocalcitriol?

Completely...: ...Different medications - one is a calcium supplement, the other is a vitamin. You might need one, or both, but they are not interchangeable. ...Read more

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I want to take citracal slow release. Would the 24 hour release effect of the calcium cause an interaction with my levothyroxine?

I want to take citracal slow release.  Would the 24 hour release effect of the calcium cause an interaction with my levothyroxine?

Check it out: You can use a drug interaction checker whenever you have questions about drug-drug interactions or drug - food interactions. Here is 1 option (Drugs.Com): https://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php Your pharmacist is also a good source of info. ...Read more

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Took 2 citracal+d a day for a month (ob said ok). Has polyvinyl alcohol part hydrolyzed. Worried that it can harm the baby.

Took 2 citracal+d a day for a month (ob said ok). Has polyvinyl alcohol part hydrolyzed. Worried that it can harm the baby.

Don't worry: If over the counter items are damaging babies or causing birth defects they are removed and companies out of business. Your gonna be fine, don't worry about the vitamin, if u have a problem, it will not be fron using citrical. ...Read more

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Is citracal + vitamin d safe to take when pregnant?

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Is citracal + vitamin d safe to take when pregnant?

Yes: Not sure it is needed, but will not hurt. May contribute to a kidney stone. ...Read more

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Is taking citracal safe if having a history of kidney stones due to lack of adequate calcium supplementation?

Is taking citracal safe if having a history of kidney stones due to lack of adequate calcium supplementation?

Calcium: It may seem strange to take calcium to help prevent kidney stone, but this can be one of the beneficial measures to take to prevent stones. Most kidney stones are calcium oxylate. If you take oral calcium, the calcium binds with oxylate in the GI tract and is eliminated through the intestine. Oxylate that is not bound in the GI tract enters the blood stream and can end up in the kidney. ...Read more

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Can I take Citracal calcium+D3 vitamins with some cod liver oil? I heard it might be too much vitamin D?

Can I take Citracal calcium+D3 vitamins with some cod liver oil?

I heard it might be too much vitamin D?

Vitamin D: The recommended amount of vitamin D per day is 1000unit (if your vitamin D level is normal), now the food you eat have vit D too so count the amount of bit D you take from ur food roughly and take the rest in form of a supplement, so if you are taking more than 1000-2000 unit a day you could develop toxicity. Cod liver oil has been linked to increase the death rate by 18% especially because of ...Read more

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Can i take citracal calcium plus vitamin d slow realease at the same time as centrum energy multivitamin/multimineral?

Can i take citracal calcium plus vitamin d slow realease at the same time as centrum energy multivitamin/multimineral?

Yes you may: Yes you may. Calcium absorption tends to plateau when a single dose exceeds 500-600 mg. Even though the two together would exceed this number, you may be fine because one is slow release. Taking the 2 separately always makes absorption more efficient, but if you never remember taking a 2nd dose, taking both together would still wind up getting you more calcium absorbed than 1 supplement. ...Read more

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Should 58 year old woman with family history of osteoporosis take 2 citrical plus d/ day given findings about calcium and heart attack ?

Should 58 year old woman with family history of osteoporosis take 2 citrical plus d/ day given findings about calcium and heart attack ?

How is her diet?: U r absolutely right about the new controversy regarding calcium supplements and cardiac risk, but it does not say anything about calcium in diet/foods. So, consuming calcium rich foods will reduce need to take supplement. Also, vitamin use can improve absorption of calcium. But, she should check with her doc for a possible scan to how her done is at this time, then treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Citrical contains polyvinyl alcohol (part hydrolyzed) and polyethylene glycol - is this safe to take when pregnant?

Citrical contains polyvinyl alcohol (part hydrolyzed) and polyethylene glycol - is this safe to take when pregnant?

Category C : Those ingredients put citrical in category c for pregnancy. These are substances best avoided unless there is a compelling medical reason that outweighs the risk. ...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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I need a refill on my medication?

I need a refill on my medication?

So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...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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Safest medication to take for pain?

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 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

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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 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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Am i taking too much medication? What should I do?

Am i taking too much medication? What should I do?

Not enough info.: Recommend you go over your medication regimen (to include supplements, vitamins, herbs, prescription medications, over the counter medications, caffeine and alcohol use) with your physician. ...Read more

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What medications are recommended for drug addicts?

What medications are recommended for drug addicts?

Clarify, please!: Do you want to know how to treat addiction? There are many addicting drugs out there and the medical treatment is different for all of them. But for all of them Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous are extremely helpful and can often be the only treatment required. Often these programs, which are free, have success rates equal to many inpatient and outpatient costly rehab programs. ...Read more

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I think i'm having a medication reactionwhat do to?

I think i'm having a medication reactionwhat do to?

Drug reaction: If you are having an adverse reaction to a medication, stop the medication and call your doctor. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on the medication mirtazspapine?

What is your opinion on the medication mirtazspapine?

Its one of: many anti-depressant medications with a low side-effect high therapeutic profile. It can be used ALONG WITH other anti-depressants (eg Trazadone) for a combined effect! Its a good choice and has a fairly rapid response! Hope this helps! BE WELL! DR Z ...Read more

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How safe are the commonly prescribed pain medications?

How safe are the commonly prescribed pain medications?

Relatively safe: If used as prescribed, most pain medications are relatively safe. The danger comes when they are misused or abused for recreation. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as being too sensitive too medications?

Semantics: Certainly some people are very sensitive to medications as others are not. A good relationship with your provider should hopefully be able to get the proper dosing and medication that best suits each patients individual condition or scenario. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen if you take medication you don't need?

That depends on the: medication. You may suffer the side effects of the medication or in some cases you may have an unwanted effect because of the direct action of the medication. ...Read more