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Probiotic (Definition)

Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more


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Is ibuprofen enteric coated?

Is ibuprofen enteric coated?

Not in US: There is no enteric coated ibuprophen product approved and available in usa.It may be available in uk. ...Read more

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How come some people say enteric coated asprin is not as good as uncoated when taking for preventative purposes?

How come some people say enteric coated asprin is not as good as uncoated when taking for preventative purposes?

Ok for daily : Enteric-coated aspirin is great for daily prevention. But for someone having a heart attack right now, they need to chew regular aspirin without the coating so it's absorbed right away. ...Read more

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What to do if i take 1300 mg of enteric coated asa for my athritis. Is that too much?

What to do if i take 1300 mg of enteric coated asa for my athritis. Is that too much?

Depends: Historically , Aspirin was and is a cheap and effective way of relieving the pain and inflammation of arthritis. Doses were increased gradually till relief was achieved or side effects stopped the increase in the dosage. The most common side effects were gastro-intestinal upset, ulcers or ringing in the ears. 1300 mg is a moderate dose. Talk to your doc or rheumatologist for further guidance. ...Read more

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What is the difference in 81 enteric coated aspirin and 81 non enteric coated...is their any interference with other meds if enteric coated?

What is the difference in 81 enteric coated aspirin and 81 non enteric coated...is their any interference with other meds if enteric coated?

See below: Enteric coated just means the pill is coated with a material to prevent it from dissolving in the stomach. This avoids stomach upset in some patients. Interference with other medicines is not an issue either way. ...Read more

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What are the results of tramadol hydrochloride/diclofenic sodium enteric coated tablets/ entrocalm loperamide capsules o/d?

What are the results of tramadol hydrochloride/diclofenic sodium enteric coated tablets/ entrocalm loperamide capsules o/d?

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take 81 mg enteric coated baby aspirin in morning with other meds..do not know if they are enteric coated...does it matter if they are?

Doesn't matter: Enteric coated just means that the pill is coated with a substance to prevent dissolution in the stomach and not dissolve until further down the GI tract. This often helps to avoid stomach upset which some patients experience from aspirin. It makes no difference for your other pills or to your other pills. ...Read more

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Enteric coated aspirin or dolobid easy on the kidneys?

No difference: Enteric coated medications are coated to limit stomach upset. The effect on the kidneys is unaffected by enteric coating. If you take the medication, i.e.aspirin, as recommended you should be safe vis a vis effect on the kidneys. In the absence of pre existing renal disease, only an overdose is risky. ...Read more

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How strong is enteric coated full strength. I had an ultrasound guided SI today and it's super sore ?

How strong is enteric coated full strength. I had an ultrasound guided SI today and it's super sore

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Consider ice instead: Enteric coated aspirin are 325 mg.The coating helps prevent the pill from disolving in the stomach- instead dissolving in the bowels.NSAID treatment for pain can be IBUPROFEN 400 to 800 mg (2 to 4 otc pills) every 8 hr, NAPROSYN (naproxen) 220 to 440 mg (1 to 2 aleve) every 12 hr,or ASPIRIN 325 mg(1 to 2 every 6 hrs). All should be taken with food and can be hard on your stomach,kidneys, and blood pressure. ...Read more

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SAM-e is used for treatment of depression and other conditions. Is it important to use enteric coated tablets if I take it?

SAM-e is used for treatment of depression and other conditions. Is it important to use enteric coated tablets if I take it?

No: The only reason to take an enteric coated medicine is if the original formula upsets your stomach. SAM-e is a supplement and not a medication and is not therefor regulated, anything may be in it. Please use with caution. If you are taking other antidepressants please tell your doctor about any supplements/homeopathic treatments you are also taking as there may be dangerous interactions. ...Read more