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Doctor insights on: Ergocalciferol Otc

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Is ergocalciferol available otc?

Is ergocalciferol available otc?

Yes: Ergocalciferol, otherwise known as Vitamin D2 is available over the counter. ...Read more

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Can I take Claritin (loratadine) d with calcium magnesium vitamins?

Can I take Claritin (loratadine) d with calcium magnesium vitamins?

Yes no problem: Claritin-D has 2 ingredients, an antihistamine for itching and sneezing and a decongestant. Calcium with magnesium has 2 minerals and will not interfere with the Claritin-D tablet. If you are only itchy and sneezy from allergies, take plain Claritin 10 mg. If you are very congested can take the Claritin-D and now able to buy over the counter, Nasacort (triamcinolone) AQ or Flonase,to prevent nasal congestion ...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 the OTC (non-prescription) supplement L-tyrosine compatible with moclobemide?

Is the OTC (non-prescription) supplement L-tyrosine  compatible with moclobemide?

Moclobemide: Is a mono amine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), an antidepressant, better not to combine drugs having the same effect unless prescribed/supervised by a doctor. L tyrosine helps to decrease stress and help depression symptoms too, it does interact with some drugs like levo-dopa and thyroxine, but the MAOIs interact with multiple medications, so be cautious, good luck ...Read more

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Are "tums antacid calcium supplement extra strength" safe to take at 7 weeks pregnant?

Are "tums antacid calcium supplement extra strength" safe to take at 7 weeks pregnant?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums (calcium carbonate) are great relievers of heartburn during pregnancy---just do not take more than what is recommended on the bottle. ...Read more

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Can u take folic acid tablets and multi vitamins tablet containing folic acid each day? Is that over dosing?

Can u take folic acid tablets and multi vitamins tablet containing folic acid each day? Is that over dosing?

Depends: Dose depends on the condition being treated (anemia, sprue, pregnancy). Generally a total intake more than 1 (one) mg a day is associated with a higher incidence of side effects like loss of appetite, nausea, gas, abd pain, irritability, etc. Check with your fp if you have further questions about safe amount of folic acid. ...Read more

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Calcium supplement contains 2000IU Vit D as Cholecalciferol D3. 500% Daily Value. Is this harmful?

Calcium supplement contains 2000IU Vit D as Cholecalciferol D3. 500% Daily Value. Is this harmful?

It depends,,,: This is supposed to be for Vitamin D deficiency, for conditions that result from Vit D deficiency, and others that could be treated by Vit D supplements. If too much is taken, symptoms like vomiting, constipation, and kidney stones could result. If you have some of these symptoms, or you are concerned that you are taking too much, you should see your Dr. for an exam and dose change. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is Nexium (esomeprazole) 24 hr OTC better than Prilosec otc?

Is Nexium (esomeprazole) 24 hr OTC better than Prilosec otc?

Marketing: Nexium (esomeprazole) and Prilosec are equivalent and have the same effect. The Nexium (esomeprazole) is a molecular modification which allows the pharm company to sell the drug as a new and more effective anti-acid. In fact the effect is the same and Prilosec (generic omeprazole) is far cheaper. Save your hard earned money. ...Read more

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Is adipic acid (ingredient in Tums (calcium carbonate) and generic antacids) same as aluminum?

No: No, it is made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. There is no aluminum in the compound. It is added in small amounts to Tums (calcium carbonate) and antacids as a flavoring agent, giving them a tart taste. ...Read more

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Best OTC prenatal vitamins with dha?

Best OTC prenatal vitamins with dha?

Dunno - try & see.: I hear all sorts of experiences with prenatal vitamins from my patients; long story short, you should try some and determine which one works best for you (as far as least nausea and maximum tolerability). The most important prenatal vitamin component is not dha or anything else, rather it is folic acid! take 1-5 mg orally daily for all of your reproductive life! ...Read more

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Do you recommend vit d3, calcium magnesium in one? (tablet form)

Do you recommend vit d3, calcium magnesium in one? (tablet form)

Calcium ; magnesium: W/d is a good idea. The d will help the calcium to go where it is supposed to, i.e., your bones and not your arteries. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can pyrithione zinc topical cream interact with paracetamol or brufen (oral)?

Can pyrithione zinc topical cream interact with paracetamol or brufen (oral)?

No. Zinc is a: barrier to absorption of anything on the skin and isn't absorbed into the bloodstream. Even if it were, it would not interact with common OTC pain 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