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Are there any dangers of taking multivitamin and a magnesium supplement together?

Are there any dangers of taking multivitamin and a magnesium supplement together?

Not at all unless...: Magnesium is safe to take in high doses unless you have kidney failure. Most multivitamins don't have much magnesium & many people will benefit from additional magnesium. Magnesium may cause loose stools, esp. If you take too much or use a poorly absorbed form. Magnesium taurate & glycinate are relatively well-absorbed forms, with mag. Citrate next best. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
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Iron Supplements (Definition)

Effective treatment for anemia is generally taking an iron supplement by mouth. Iron pills are large and difficult for some women to swallow. If so, you can usually break them in half and have one half with breakfast and the other with lunch. Drink a lot of water and eat foods that are high in fiber as iron can be constipating. You doctor may also prescribe ...Read more


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What are the benefits and drawbacks of taking high dosage vitamin d supplements?

What are the benefits and drawbacks of taking high dosage vitamin d supplements?

Correct D deficiency: The only benefit would be to correct vitamin d deficiency more rapidly. The danger of high doses would be high blood calcium which could lead to kidney stones and kidney failure. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking vitamin d supplements?

What are the risks of taking vitamin d supplements?

High blood calcium: Excessive vitamin d supplements (>10, 000 units daily) can cause excessive calcium in the urine leading to kidney stones and high blood calcium. This could result in kidney failure. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking iron supplements?

What are the side effects of taking iron supplements?

Mostly GI Distress: Side effects from taking iron supplements are most often diarrhea or constipation and epigastric abdominal discomfort. Taken after a meal, side effects decrease, but there is an increased risk of interaction with other substances. Black stools are not uncommon, but harmless. Liquid form can discolor the teeth and intramuscular injections can be painful and leave a brown discoloration. ...Read more

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What are the benefits from taking iron and vitamin b vitamins every day?

What are the benefits from taking iron and vitamin b vitamins every day?

Only if NEED them!: Unless you are iron deficient and do not eat a balanced diet with sufficient nutrient intake, you likely get all you need and additional supplements are unnecessary, but can also cause constipation and dark stools (iron) and stress your kidneys (excess water-soluble vitamin b's)! honest! if you are anemic and/or vitamin deficient, then by all means take vitamins as directed by your diagnosing md. ...Read more

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Are there any dangers in taking l-tyrosine supplements or acetyl-l-tyrosine supplements along with Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg daily?

Are there any dangers in taking l-tyrosine supplements or acetyl-l-tyrosine supplements along with Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg daily?

No, but use w/ care: L-tyrosine and acetyl-l-tyrosine supplements are used to improve mood and memory by some persons. They should not be used in combo w/ maoi's as there is a risk of hypertensive crisis. There shouldn't be any major drug interaction w/ prozac (fluoxetine). Acetyl-l-tyrosine has better absorption ; bioavailability so u may need a lower dose of it compared to l-tyrosine. However, use caution and consult your dr. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of consuming alcohol while taking herbal supplements like those in Advocare MNS Max 3?

What are the side effects of consuming alcohol while taking herbal supplements like those in Advocare MNS Max 3?

Interactions: Those interactions are probably unknown. You didn't say how much you drink, and too much isn't really good by itself, let alone, mixed with 'herbs.' Herbs are not regulated by the FDA to be safe or effective for any condition. In fact, I am pretty the label says that they are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any condition. There will not be any scientific studies to prove they are safe. ...Read more

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Taking 2.5mg bisoprolol but also take various supplements worried about interactions garlic, folic acid, selenium, cod liver, Q10, evening primrose, vit e.

Taking 2.5mg bisoprolol but also take various supplements worried about interactions garlic, folic acid, selenium, cod liver, Q10, evening primrose, vit e.

Sups. No Evidence: Supplements widely promoted, big business, but exempted from clinical trials, even need for honesty/accuracy on labels; see DSHEA Act 1994 which exempted all food supplements, thus no reliable data about group, much less individual benefits & downsides. Carvedilol has better track record than bisoprolol (both with ACEI) for heart function, mortality rates; yet both can ? lung bronchospasm, COPD. ...Read more

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What are the effects of taking high-dose supplements of vitamin a?

What are the effects of taking high-dose supplements of vitamin a?

Vitamin A toxicity: Vitamin a is stored by the body and can lead to significant toxicity. Usually problems come from supplement overuse, but liver and some fish oils are also high in vitamin a. Problems include liver toxicity, increased intracranial pressure, hair loss, skin discoloration, bone density loss, excessive skin dryness, nausea, decreased appetite, weight loss, itching, lip fissures, anemia, and even death. ...Read more

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Are herbal suppliments hawthorne and arjuna safe to take if i'm taking ramipril? What are the benefits of these suppliments?

Are herbal suppliments hawthorne and arjuna safe to take if i'm taking ramipril? What are the benefits of these suppliments?

Probably; help heart: We don't have as much information about the interactions of herbs and drugs as is desirable, but as far as known it is safe to combine these with ramipril. Both are tonics for the heart. Hawthorne helps hypertension, angina &heart failure. See http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/hawthorn arjuna may help angina and hypertension. See http://www.Raysahelian.Com/arjuna.Html. ...Read more

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Are taking expired dietary supplements toxic?

Are taking expired dietary supplements toxic?

Expired medications: Dietary supplements that have an expiration date on them should be discarded. The chemical nature of any medication or supplement can change over time including the additives to that product. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to taking zinc supplements?

Are there any side effects to taking zinc supplements?

Take in moderation: Too much zinc can prevent absorption of other elements such as iron and magnesium. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of consuming spirulina tablets, as a dietary supplement?

What are the side effects of consuming spirulina tablets, as a dietary supplement?

See details: Spirulina is an algae rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals and carotenoids. Reported side effects include rashes, GI gas and bloating, mild fevers, green stools and sleepiness. ...Read more

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Hello! I am a 44year old women who has always been irregular. I have 22-79 days between periods.Is it dangerous to eat iron supplements when i'm late?

Not likely: If you were late due to pregnancy, you would be put on a prenatal vitamin which is iron supplemented. If you mean high-dose iron (325 mg ferrous sulfate equivalent), then that may be even more constipating and your OB may recommend lower dose during pregnancy. If not iron-deficient, may only need low-dose (multivit+iron) level to help w/menstrual bleeding, if at all. ...Read more

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What kind of iron supplements should a baby be taking?

What kind of iron supplements should a baby be taking?

Let me help: Infants and toddlers need more iron than adults, in general, because their bodies are growing so quickly. In childhood, boys and girls need the same amount of iron -- 10 milligrams daily from ages 4 to 8, and 8 mg daily from ages 9 to 13. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more