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Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?

Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?

PreSurgical meds: I am not a surgeon, but I know you should avoid Aspirin or products containing aspirin. This would include alka selzer, b c powders, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) as well as other preparations. These substances act as blood thinners and increase bleeding complications. Ginkgo biloba can have similar affects. Be sure and check with your surgeon, they probably have a list of what to avoid. Good luck. ...Read more

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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


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Can I take medication and supplements with coffee?

Can I take medication and supplements with coffee?

It depends: I do not know of interactions between coffee & supplements, but coffee is known to adversely interact with several medicines, including thyroid hormone & certain antidepressants. I don't believe it interferes with the meds you are taking but read the package inserts. See http://www. Rxlist. Com/coffee-page3/supplements. Htm#interactions. ...Read more

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Does the FDA regulate supplements as well as medication?

Does the FDA regulate supplements as well as medication?

No: However, in Europe the equivalent of FDA does regulate herbal medications. ...Read more

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What are some effective OTC medications or supplements for GAD?

What are some effective OTC medications or supplements for GAD?

A psychiatrist can: Answer this based on your family medical history and your medical history: allergies, what meds have worked in the past. They can prescribe a number of meds like Klonopin, Xanax, Prozac, Paxil, (paroxetine) Celexa, Zoloft, and Lexapro. You need to ask a health food store about OTC meds for anxiety. I am unsure of that. ...Read more

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Might we not be doing huge self medication by taking supplements?

Might we not be doing huge self medication by taking supplements?

You are correct: Thankfully, most of them are placebos or have relatively mild biologic effects. A couple of the botanicals are extremely dangerous and only politics-as-usual keeps them legal in the usa. Some are quite helpful -- just tonight, I've recommended asking a personal physician about yohimbine. And vegetarians do need to supplement or they get multiple deficiencies -- otherwise the lifestyle's great. ...Read more

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What medication or supplements to take if u have glumerolonephritis to control it?

What medication or supplements to take if u have glumerolonephritis to control it?

Glomerulonephritis: Treatment of glomerulonephritis is often targeted at the underlying cause of the disease. Blood pressure medicines, steroids and immunosuppresants are sometimes used. There are no specific supplements per say; but it is even sometimes recommended people limit their intake of salt or protein. ...Read more

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What supplements help T cell production and viability? Or is there medication that would do the same? Thanks

What supplements help T cell production and viability? Or is there medication that would do the same? Thanks

None for sure: Living a healthy life is one way to help preserve your immune system. There are indeed medications which can boost your t cell function but the side effects are also not insignificant-at least for now. I know of no proven supplements which will increase T cell production. ...Read more

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Will ingesting silicone that are in supplements and food cause any pill form medication not too absorb properly?

Will ingesting silicone that are in supplements and food cause any pill form medication not too absorb properly?

Pharmacist: I don't believe that It will interfere with absorption of medications. Your pharmacist can be very helpful in answering your question. ...Read more

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I'm a 17yr old male that has never gone more than a month without wetting the bed, is there any medication or supplements I could take to stop this?

I'm a 17yr old male that has never gone more than a month without wetting the bed, is there any medication or supplements I could take to stop this?

Have you been seen: By Urologist? It sounds like this problem should have been addressed since you were younger, as it's not normal for any child who has been toilet trained to be bed wetting. Most often there is an anatomical problem with the urinary tract system which has not been corrected properly. Please see a Urologist as soon as possible. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What medications can interact with mineral supplements?

What medications can interact with mineral supplements?

Too many to list: Realistically you don't want/need a whole list of all medication/supplement interactions, just the ones you're taking, right? Check out http://www. Uspharmacist. Com/content/d/featured%20articles/c/10439/ for one pharmacist's thoughts on medication/supplement interactions. Or go to www. Epocrates. Com, www. Drugs. Com, etc for each individual medication & search for interactions. ...Read more

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Could flaxseed oil interfere with other supplements and medications?

Could flaxseed oil interfere with other supplements and medications?

Yes: Flaxseed may interact with acetaminophen, certain antibiotics, estrogens, furosemide, Ketoprofen, diabetes medication, anticoagulants & Metoprolol. (http://www. Rxlist. Com/flaxseed-page3/supplements.htm) ...Read more

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How to decrease my chest size by supplements or medication? -without surgery-

How to decrease my chest size by supplements or medication? -without surgery-

Can you clarify?: Do you have pectus carinatum or some other chest deformity? This isn't going to change without surgery or possibly a brace and anyone who tells you otherwise is deceiving you. If you've been sold a supplement with the promise it will help, call your district attorney. It's your choice; I have friends who've had chest wall surgery and been very happy with the outcome. ...Read more

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Is it okay yo take curcovia supplements if you are on hypertension medications?

Is it okay yo take curcovia supplements if you are on hypertension medications?

Talk to your dr: Any supplements may interact with medications and have potential side effects. You need to speak to your doctor to see what they think. ...Read more

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Peyronie can the fibrous time be desolved with oral medications or supplements?

Peyronie can the fibrous time be desolved with oral medications or supplements?

No, not really: The growth of fibrous tissue in the penis affects some men. That scar tissue causes pain, abnormal curvature, erectile dysfunction, indentation, plus shortening. A variety of treatments have been tried, but none have been adequately helpful. Research studies are ongoing. Injections of verapamil, interferon, collagenase, etc..., have been tried, with some people improving and others not. ...Read more

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Good evening, I would like to know, what is a good supplement or medication for pain inflamation and swelling.

Good evening, I would like to know, what is a good supplement or medication for pain inflamation and swelling.

First come first: Please, go to Urgent Care or ER as soon as possible to have your pain, inflammation and swelling examined, diagnosed & treated by an MD. Homeopathy is a safe adjunct treatment with Apis Mellifica 6 C: 5 pellets to be dissolved under tongue every 15 min until improvement, then space the intakes. No food, no water needed. Homeo Rx may be taken with regular meds but not at the same time. ...Read more

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What form of medication or supplement gets absorbed fastest? I was thinking maybe chewable tablets or liquid gel capsules.

What form of medication or supplement gets absorbed fastest? I was thinking maybe chewable tablets or liquid gel capsules.

Varies: It depends upon what medication you are talking about. In general, however, fastest absorption is the sublingual route, where the medication is placed under the tongue. Very few medications, however, are designed to be taken this way. Next fastest are usually the gel caps. Chewables actually have about the same absorption as solid pills. If wondering about a specific medication, ask pharmacist! ...Read more

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Advice some supplements or medication to help me to gain body mass and to bulk the body with no side affects. Regular at gym. Age 33.Height 5'8"60kg?

Advice some supplements or medication to help me to gain body mass and to bulk the body with no side affects. Regular at gym. Age 33.Height 5'8"60kg?

Nutrition: I would rather emphasis on healthy nutrition, rather than supplements. To gain body mass, take food with high calories and good amount of proteins, in a balanced diet. Take food rich in micro nutrients, anti oxidants and variety of fruits and vegetables. The other aspect is to get correct work out along with food. Otherwise, you may end up being over weight, rather than building muscle. ...Read more

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I'm on homocysteine supreme for having MTHFR TT 677. Should I be on any other supplements or medications for this?

I'm on homocysteine supreme for having MTHFR TT 677. Should I be on any other supplements or medications for this?

Depends: It really depends on what you need. Everyone is different, and while many with MTHFr benefit from methylfolate as well as homocysteine supreme, you may not need it everyday depending on your lifestyle and diet. We must treat the person, not the SNP. ...Read more

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Do calcium supplements interfere with the absorption of some medications?

Do calcium supplements interfere with the absorption of some medications?

Yes.: They can significantly lower the amount of thyroid hormone that gets absorbed. Because calcium is a positively charged ion, it can bind to any negatively charged chemical, including levothyroxine. Spacing the thyroid hormone at least 2 hours from calcium (including antacids such as tums), iron, multi-vitamins, and certain other meds can help keep thyroid blood levels stable. ...Read more

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Is maca root a safe supplement to take? Does it interact with any medications?

Is maca root a safe supplement to take? Does it interact with any medications?

No good data: Maca root has not been studied in any reliable trial in humans. There are a fewstudies in animals only. There are no reported interactions but, as stated, there has been no effort to determine its actions & effects in humans. Basically, save your money on this one. If you want to eat it as a food source, go ahead. Avoid high doses of any herb that has no reliable data about its effects in humans ...Read more

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Are there any medications or supplements that can help my son's high-functioning autism?

Are there any medications or supplements that can help my son's high-functioning autism?

Autism meds: Vitamin D and Omega 3 fish oils are helpful. Sometimes extra iron is useful if ferritin is low. Beyond those, everything else is on a case by case basis. Talk to your pediatrician or a developmental pediatrician and/or psychiatrist for other useful meds and supplements for your specific child. ...Read more

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Why is it important to obtain a physicians order for medication that your giving including OTC supplements?

Here's a guess: Since OTC meds do not inherently require a physician order, I assume you're dealing with an institution which requires enrollees to have such an order. If so, it means the institution perceives a need to exert more than the normal level of control over such products, for medical and/or legal reasons that pertain to the population of enrollees. ...Read more

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My c reactive protein high 29.9....what can I do to lower that no. What supplements or medications help...thanks?

My c reactive protein high 29.9....what can I do to lower that no. What supplements or medications help...thanks?

Cause: Your CRP suggests the presence of inflammation. The cause and site of inflammation need to addressed. Your CRP levels suggests that it is not a do-it-yourself issue. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I take 40 mg. Of Tecta 40 min. Before breakfast. Will it reduce effectiveness of supplements or other medications taken with breakfasat?

Fine: It takes about 2-3 hours for this medication to even start working so you should be ok. It would have been more helpful to get more information about which other medications/supplements you take. ...Read more

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I take a lot of medication and a few supplements and I want to eliminate unnecessary pills. I take a green tea extract supplement. Is it necessary?

I take a lot of medication and a few supplements and I want to eliminate unnecessary pills. I take a green tea extract supplement. Is it necessary?

It depends on health: This depends on your health needs. Green tea has been proven to have remarkable health benefits because it is rich in antioxidant polyphenols known as catechins, as well as l-theanine which has a calming effect. Among the proven benefits of green tea: preventing cardiovascular disease, lowers cholesterol & blood sugar, prevents many different cancers, protects the liver. See comment for more:. ...Read more

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