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Doctor insights on: Drug Depakote Omeprazole Calcium Vitamin Causing Constipation

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Could my drug regimen of depakote, omeprazole, percocet, calcium, and vitamin d be causing constipation?

Could my drug regimen of depakote, omeprazole, percocet, calcium, and vitamin d be causing constipation?

Yes: Constipation is a known side effect of both Percocet and omeprazole. If you must have these medicines, increase both your water and fiber intake, and consider adding probiotics to your diet to offset the effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Divalproex (Definition)

Divalproex, is a seizure medicine, the generic name is valporic acid, it has been in the market as an antiseizure medicine for long time, it is a good medicine, helps to control almost all types of common seizures, partial, generalized, absence, myoclonic, atonic, ..Etc.It can be used as a mood stabilizer in psychiatric patients. It has adverse effects on the liver, ...Read more


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Does omeprazole effect the absorption of calcium, or vitamin d? Or cause any other sideeffects to bone health?

Does omeprazole effect the absorption of calcium, or vitamin d?
Or cause any other sideeffects to bone health?

Yes...: Omeprazole belongs to a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (ppis) which are a popular treatment of gerd and dyspepsia. When used long term (10+ years) studies have uncovered an association with increased risk of hip fracture believed to be secondary to bone disease (osteoporosis). One must always weigh the risks and benefits carefully to avoid a therapeutic mis-adventure. ...Read more

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Pravastatin 40MG, Fosamax (alendronate) 70MG, Prilosec & Calcium/Vitamin D3. Can I take Premium Pure Forskolin? Need to lose a few pounds & inches.

Pravastatin 40MG, Fosamax (alendronate) 70MG, Prilosec & Calcium/Vitamin D3. Can I take Premium Pure Forskolin? Need to lose a few pounds & inches.

More benefit from : Like all supplements, this is not a tested regulated substance. There are no tests showing if it interacts with you current medications. Also like most supplements you will end up peeing out all you take in. Despite what we all want there is no miracle pill to "burn fat". regular exercise and a good diet are the only proven weight loss cures. Try 30-45mins of brisk walking 4 times a week. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Prilosec, glucosamine, msm, chondroiton, chlorophyll, calcium citrate, multi vitamin, and vitamin d together and daily?

Is it safe to take Prilosec, glucosamine, msm, chondroiton, chlorophyll, calcium citrate, multi vitamin, and vitamin d together and daily?

Multiple meds: That is a big load of meds. Some, such as Vitamin D, do not need a prescription or blood test. Over-the counter vitamin D is inexpensive and does not need a prescription. Even better it is already in your milk and you don't really need to buy Vitamin D separately. Do you really need all the others? Look up "NuVal" on the web and see what foods are best for you rather than meds. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take glucosamine, chondroitin, msm, vitamin d, calcium citrate, multivitamin, l arginine, l lysine, l ornthinine, Prilosec together?

Is it safe to take glucosamine, chondroitin, msm, vitamin d, calcium citrate, multivitamin,  l arginine, l lysine, l ornthinine, Prilosec together?

Should be fine: I don't see any significant problems taking all of these supplements. If you have any side effects, however, it may be a challenge to know which is the culprit. Typically, side effects from these are minimal or not existent. If you are taking the prilosec due to the others causing GI complaints, you may want to reconsider this strategy. ...Read more

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Im 8 weeks pregnant & my prenatals are causing constipation from the iron. Are the childrens or adult gummy vitamins ok? Some of them lack calcium etc.

Im 8 weeks pregnant & my prenatals are causing constipation from the iron. Are the childrens or adult gummy vitamins ok? Some of  them lack calcium etc.

Add fiber: Hi heather ~ the iron, as well as hormonal changes, are causing the constipation. Thus changing your vitamin is unlikely to solve your problem. Iron and Folic Acid are the most important elements of a prenatal vitamin. Try increasing your water intake, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, and adding a fiber supplement (such as metamucil). ...Read more

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I am having constipation issues and need help i have also had a gastric bypass in 2006 and have never been regular i drink coffee every day, tea, oj, and crystal light. I take 325 mg of iron daily, tylenol 3, 3 calcium citrate daily and 2 vitamins daily.

I am having constipation issues and need help
i have also had a gastric bypass in 2006 and have never been regular i drink coffee every day, tea, oj, and crystal light. I take 325 mg of iron daily, tylenol 3, 3 calcium citrate daily and 2 vitamins daily.

Can make changes: Try switching to a less constipating form of iron (e.g., ferrous bisglycinate) and try to moderate consumption of diuretic drinks like coffee/oj. Magnesium and vitamin c supplementation can also help with constipation (although mg+ can interfere with calcium absorption if you're low). For vit c, start with buffered powder, add a heaping 1/2 tsp to water/juice, & increase by 1/2 tsp/day until ok. ...Read more

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Can multi vitamins cause Depakote blood levels to decrease or fluctuate?

Can multi vitamins cause Depakote blood levels to decrease or fluctuate?

None reported: I am unaware of any literature that confirms any clinically significant interactions between multivitamins and depakote. ...Read more

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Is too much omeprazole and vitamin d tablets taken in one go dangerous?

Is too much omeprazole and vitamin d tablets taken in one go dangerous?

How much is 2 much?: Omeprazole is seldom prescribed at doses that exceed 40mg twice daily. Regarding vitamin d, what kind are you taking ; with what additives? Hard to know what you consider "too much" of either of these since you haven't told us how much you're taking. Please reformulate your question--. ...Read more

Depakote (Definition)

Depakote is the brand name for a medication known as valproic acid. It is most commonly used to treat seizures, though it can also be used as a mood stabilizer in certain psychiatric disorders. It is used to treat multiple seizure types and can be used alone or with other seizure medications if needed. Common side effects include nausea, dizziness, ...Read more


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Omeprazole (Definition)

Omeprazole is the generic equivalent of prilosec, the first oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor ...Read more