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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?
Took 2 citracal+d a day for a month (ob said ok). Has polyvinyl alcohol part hydrolyzed. Worried that it can harm the baby.
Yes: Not sure it is needed, but will not hurt. May contribute to a kidney stone. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Citrical contains polyvinyl alcohol (part hydrolyzed) and polyethylene glycol - is this safe to take when pregnant?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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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
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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