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Besides colestipol and colestid what medications can lower blood levels of carotenoids?

Besides colestipol and colestid what medications can lower blood levels of carotenoids?

Cholesterol Rx: There are multiple types of cholesterol lowering medications ranging from those that work on cholesterol absorption through the intestines to ones that work on how the liver packages or "creates" different cholesterol subtypes. Talk with your doctor for more information. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Colestipol (Definition)

Colestipol is a bile acid reducer which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more


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Other than colestid (colestipol) what medications can lower blood levels of carotenoids?

Higher is better: Most of published data points to the health benefit of increasing carotenoids in our diet. There does not appear to be a need to lower levels. Data suggests these agents may lead to a reduction in macular degeneration, cataracts, certain cancers (lung, skin, uterine, cervix, gastrointestinal), and heart disease by decreasing formation of LDL particles. ...Read more

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Other than colestipol what medications can lower blood levels of carotenoids (and is that a bad thing)?

Other than colestipol what medications can lower blood levels of carotenoids (and is that a bad thing)?

You mean cholesterol: Colestipol is a bile sequestrant drug mostly used to lower cholesterol. These meds have fallen a bit out of favor due the superiority of statins and far fewer adverse effects. ...Read more

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Is cholestyramine or colestipol better drug?

Is cholestyramine or colestipol better drug?

Neither --: They are both as good or as bad -- they are acting locally in the bowel to bind the fat and cholesterol and theoretically reduce the absorption of fat and thus reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood. ...Read more

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Other than colestipol and colestid what can lower levels of carotenoids?

Other than colestipol and colestid what can lower levels of carotenoids?

Cholestyrimine: Cholestyrimine (questran). Also, fibrates such as Gemfibrozil can also lower carotenoids. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to take colestipol twice daily?

Can you tell me how to take colestipol twice daily?

Why are you on it?: Older drug with gritty texture and causes significant constipation. Hard to believe there isn't a better medicine for you to try. ...Read more

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Which is better? Cholestyramine or colestipol?

Better lipid med: It depends is the best answer. These are both good meds depending on the type of elevated lipid. Cholestyramine is used to lower triglycerides and other fats by preventing absorption in the intestine, so if you have a high fat diet this may be a better medicine for you. ...Read more

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I have micro colitis. Taking colestipol and Endicort. Does the colestipol affect the effectiveness of my valium? I take Endicort, Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and Pravachol first thing in am. Colestipol 1 hr later,

I have micro colitis. Taking colestipol and Endicort. Does the colestipol affect the effectiveness of my valium? I take Endicort, Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and Pravachol first thing in am. Colestipol 1 hr later,

Take colestipol: As much as possible on empty stomach. Pravachol (pravastatin) should be taken at night. If colestipol taken alone on empty stomach it should not interfere with other medsu ...Read more

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If you used a nasty medication as a child that was spearmint flavored, would spearmint disgust you now?

If you used a nasty medication as a child that was spearmint flavored, would spearmint disgust you now?

Possibly: Blending two flavors, 1 pleasant & 1 not, can have a long term effect in the memory of a child. If the cover taste can cancel the other, things may go well later. If the effect is only partial, the brain may recall the unpleasant taste any time cover taste is is experienced & nausea or other rxns may occur. I couldn't stand the smell of chocolate for yrs after mom used it with my iron drops. ...Read more

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Why do child medications have artificial flavors?

Why do child medications have artificial flavors?

So they'll take it!: Medicines often have a bitter taste and strong aftertaste. The flavors are to make them palatable. The products are tested very carefully and are known to be safe. Most products also come in a dye free version. ...Read more

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If I smoke a hookah pen with no marijuana, no weed, nothing, just the normal hookah with flavor, will it come out in a drug test?

If I smoke a hookah pen with no marijuana, no weed, nothing, just the normal hookah with flavor, will it come out in a drug test?

Risk Mgmt: Drug tests detect drug - not flavored water. But, and this is possible - it that tubing and mouthpiece was recently used for smoking a controlled substance, it might be enough to trip the alarm in the test. If it matters a lot to pass, refrain till after the test. If not - you're good! ...Read more

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I smoked two hookah pens...I inhaled it...It had water vapor coming out and it was flavored. Will it show up in a drug test? I'm peeing in a cup.

I smoked two hookah pens...I inhaled it...It had water vapor coming out and it was flavored. Will it show up in a drug test? I'm peeing in a cup.

Drug test: This depends on what was in your hookah pen. If it had fruit flavorings only, it will likely not show up on a drug test. However, if it had thc, nicotine, or others in it, these could show up on your drug screen if testing for those. You need to know also that these vapors can be irritating and damaging to lungs. Http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm173401.htm. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use flavored lube for vaginal sex?

Is it okay to use flavored lube for vaginal sex?

OK if not irritant: Not ok if it causes any vaginal irritation. No harm in trying it out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can tobacco flavored ecigs contain actual tobacco?

Can tobacco flavored ecigs contain actual tobacco?

Yes. .. However: Most ecigarettes and liquids used in nicotine vaporizers do NOT contain tobacco products. The Risk is in the Flavor used. FLAVORLESS nicotine liquid contains only two ingredients -- glycerin and nicotine. Tobacco contains over 4000 other compounds including over 70 well-known carcinogens. While nicotine alone may be relatively safe, the rest of tobacco smoke is definitely NOT. ...Read more

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Is hello panda strawberry flavor can be fattening?

Is hello panda strawberry flavor can be fattening?

Strawberry: Flavoring. The only way to know if the favoring is fattening or otherwise harmful is to know the ingredients. Please look on the label. It may be loaded w/high fructose corn syrup, which is fattening and bad for blood sugar. There may also be chemicals in it. You are far better off eating real fruit. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can I add clear flavors to prep drink for coloscopy?

Can I add clear flavors to prep drink for coloscopy?

Only if supplied: If you are taking an oral lavage solution, the bolus of liquid you ingest is supposed to wash thru the gut and carry waste out with your resulting diarrhea. However, you can ruin the effectiveness of the prep if some of the liquid gets absorbed by the small intestine before reaching the colon. Using sugared flavorings with your prep will so result in its lack of efficacy, necessitating a re-prep. ...Read more

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Which is better for you: diet soda or flavored water?

Which is better for you: diet soda or flavored water?

Artificial sweetener: Diet sodas contain artificial sweeteners. Studies on mice show that intake of artificial sweeteners could lead to glucose intolerance probably due to changes in gut bacteria. Would want to know how the water is flavored (with aspartame, saccharine or sucralose?) ...Read more

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Can I give my 1 year old flavored milk instead of plain?

Can I give my 1 year old flavored milk instead of plain?

Not Ideal!: Your one year old needs whole milk until age two, then 2%. The added sugar and artificial flavorings are unnecessary! Flavored milks are a significant contributor to obesity in childhood. Put the money in your baby's college fund instead and watch it grow! ...Read more

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What kind of cigarette provides the most amount of menthol flavor?

What kind of cigarette provides the most amount of menthol flavor?

Not appropriate: You are asking for what's the best flavor for something that will hurt you. A good doctor won't give you advice on ways to do that. ...Read more

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If a kid will only drink flavored milk, is it ok to give them that?

If a kid will only drink flavored milk, is it ok to give them that?

Yes but..: It should only be given as a treat. Water should be the primary drink. Milk, juices and soda pop should only be given as a rare treat as they are some of the causes of childhood obesity. ...Read more

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5 year old eating theater flavored popcorn everyday. What could happen inside body?

5 year old eating theater flavored popcorn everyday. What could happen inside body?

POPCORN INTAKE: Popcorn is low calorie snack except for the butter. It is ok if taken in moderation. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Colestid (Definition)

Colestid is a bile acid reducer which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more