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Yes no problem: Claritin-D has 2 ingredients, an antihistamine for itching and sneezing and a decongestant. Calcium with magnesium has 2 minerals and will not interfere with the Claritin-D tablet. If you are only itchy and sneezy from allergies, take plain Claritin 10 mg. If you are very congested can take the Claritin-D and now able to buy over the counter, Nasacort (triamcinolone) AQ or Flonase,to prevent nasal congestion ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not a great idea: There is likely no added benefit of taking these two medications together. The real question is what kind of symptoms are you attempting to treat. There are other medication that can treat nasal symptoms that are better than antihistamines with decongestant including intranasal steroid sprays. See an Allergist if you would like more guidance on what combination of meds can improve your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin d deficient;went to therapists/psychiatrists since 14;now22;vit d supplement the answer?How much iu vit d a day should I take?Other ideas?
Low vitamin D: I prescribe this for my patients; 50, 000iu vitamin d is used to treat vitamin d deficiency, which was probably discovered in bloodwork you did. This high dosage is taken once a week x 8 or 12 weeks or so, then people are usually able to start a regular daily vitamin d pill after that. ...Read more
I started taking vitamins cal 600 with d folic acid fish oil vit d vit c and a multi vit am I taking too much?
Dr Sent this, no note, please advise!? Vit D 25oh,D2 <4, Vit D 25oh,D3..33 Vit D 25oh total 33! Also have broken feet, myasthenia, anxiety, osteo
Then take Vit D!!!: Low D is associated with chronic pain, increased risk of heart disease & cancer & reduced longevity. In spring & summer we can get adequate D from mid-day sun without protection. In fall & winter the only way for EVERYONE in the US (except deep South) to get enough D is to take D3- most adults need 5-8000 iu of D3/day for optimal levels. See http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer & http://tinyurl.com/mkjempg ...Read more
Probably neither: The medications that you describe are all antihistamines. They rarely are effective in eradicating an inflammation that has been present for 3 months (definition of chronic sinusitis). Even if allergy is part of your problem, these medications are not very effective. A better anti-inflammatory drug that might help temporarily is prednisone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer