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High Potency Iron W Medication
The iron is combined with some other component like sulfate or gluconate or fume rate, forming what can be categorized as a salt.
No chopped up iron flakes.
We hope. ...Read more
Yellow toenail on big toes. Taking synthoid early morning & metformin after dinner. Started high potency iron, vitamin E rotating days in evening?
Fungus: Sounds more like fungal toenails. Everything else you mentioned does not cause nail discoloration. Go see a podiatrist and get a fungal culture. ...Read more
I would like to know what the high iron can do yo me though. It id not heridtary, I always had low iron before. I am not on any medications?
Recheck labs: It is very difficult for a person to have high iron if he does not take iron-containing supplements and doesn't have a hereditary or genetic disorder where his body holds onto iron inside the liver. People with that disorder get liver damage. One can recheck the tests, which is not just the iron level, but also ferritin, transferrin, and transferrin saturation. A doctor can discuss the results. ...Read more
I'm female, 21 years, 72 kg. I took medication for infection and after finishing my white blood cells were again high (18000).Now im takeing iron and b9?
Would a combination of materna prenatal vitamins & palafer CF iron pills cause an elevated liver enzyme level of ALT 54? No alcohol use or medication.
Probably not: If you are pregnant there are other potential causes. Consult yr OB provider or pcp if not pregnant. ...Read more
Recently, news reported that medications in tablet form technically don't 'expire' on date & can be used yrs later with potency still at 90-95%. True?
Medications: Yes. In general. But, that answer cannot cover every single medication known or produced. ...Read more
I am on quetiapine. Sometimes my medication seems more potent and I feel drowsey. Does certain foods effect the potency?
Quetiapine (Seroquel (quetiapine):
I understand your concern.
Quetiapine (Seroquel) is for treatment of Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder, Fluoxetine (Prozac) is for Depression and Anxiety. Both can cause drowsiness
Quetiapine may cause cravings of sugars, sweets candies, and fast food
These and other foods will not affect potency.
See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, dose, and Therapy. ...Read more
I take verapimil for a heart arrythmia. Is it true that I should not eat grapefruit as it might ramp up the potency of the medication?
True: Grapefruit (juice) interacts with a number of medications, including verapamil; so never take meds with grapefruit juice; use water, preferably, and a sufficient quantity to wash the med down the esophagus into the stomach. Verapamil + grapefruit can cause very low blood pressure and/or slow heart rate and changes on ekg. ...Read more
Possible: There are some anecdotal reports of b vitamins helping with anxiety. Inositol has recieved gotten a fair amount of research with mixed results. Its safe to say there is no proof at this point that these compounds really helpbut probably won't hurt and may contribute to your overall health. If your anxiety is severe consider mainstream treatments from your healthcare provider first. ...Read more
Hello, should I take Vita Zone tablet for daily or not. Vita zone tablet is a high potency of multivitamins and minerals. I need a good advise. Thank u.
Sounds ok: An over-the-counter adult multivitamin (with or without minerals) is fine to take once a day. If a person does not eat or drink much in the way of dairy products, then an adult vitamin D and calcium tablet is also needed. Some people just take a TUMs Smoothies once a day for their calcium supplement. Different brands of daily multivitamins likely do not have much difference in benefit to the body. ...Read more
Perhaps not: High potency homeopathics are a modern fashion. Dr. Hahemann, inventor, never used over 15x in his lifetime. Theoretical argument can be made for adhering to empirical studies and evidence that early homeopaths obtained with low doses. What theory can explain efficacy of solutions and sugar pills totally absent of any molecules of therapeutic material after avogadro's number has been exceeded? ...Read more
54 year old female, interested in taking a multi, do you know anything about "ALIVE Women's 50+ High Potency", are these good vitamins & safe?
Alive vitamins: Alive brand of multivitamins is a reputable brand of vitamins to take. ...Read more
Efficacy is the ability to produce a desired effect.
Potency is the amount required to produce an effect.
Both are used interchangeably in medicine, as well as affinity. ...Read more
Are iron infusions safe and more effective than the medication, and do you stop taking the iron pills once you get iron infusions.
Anaphylactic Risk: Severe allergic- type rxns (including fatal) associated with infusions (intravenous) Iron Dextran administration can occur. Therefore should only be given when oral iron is not effective or possible. Test does should be given and then rest given when lab-confirmed iron deficiency confirmed. Need to continue oral iron until iron stores are repleted--about 3 months. Very effective when used. ...Read more
I was prescribed Levofloxacin and cant have iron within two hours. Are there any low iron foods I can eat before taking my medication?
Levofloxacin: It is important to take oral levofloxacin at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after any antacid or mineral supplement containing iron, calcium, zinc, or magnesium since these bind levofloxacin and prevent its absorption into the body. Dietary intake of foods should not significantly alter the uptake of this medication. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I have Hemoglobin (low iron) is there anything I can do? Or any medications, vitamins I could take to fix this?
Ok then: We all have hemoglobin. Some have low hemoglobin (anemia), of which one of the types of anemia is due to low iron. Discuss with your doctor as this is many times due to blood loss, and it's sometimes necessary to treat what's causing the iron deficiency, and not just replacing iron. But in meantime you can probably start some simple Iron supplements. The pharmacist can point them out to you. ...Read more
A person who can't take iron medication and has sickle cell what would be good for them to gain back iron in the body?
Dietary iron: Usually the iron in dark greens and/or red meat (in moderation) will be tolerated, and is better for absorption than large dose supplement of it. ...Read more
Can taking iron medication effect your stomach months after stopping the medication if you took it longer than you were supposed to?
It is not very: Likely that previous iron medications would be responsible for GI upset now. ...Read more
I have a deep red rash under my armpit. Have tried every high potency steroid it did not work. Patch testing unconclusive help! Had for 6+ yrs.?
Rash on Armpit: Treatment has to be made on a diagnosis. If a rash does not respond to treatment then the diagnosis is wrong. In this case a biopsy of the rash is needed to help with diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Can I take garcinia cambrogia with fish oil pills & a high potency multivitamin which contains green tea. Any ingredients it shouldn't mix with?
Garcinia cambogia: These supplements would be compatible, but be careful with any "high potency" multivitamins. Make sure they are all natural ingredients. You can tell by the constituents in them. For info on selecting safe vitamins, try: http://tinyurl. Com/lr24xpd and http://tinyurl. Com/l7pd3xn. ...Read more
Period is 8 days early, usually very regular, not sexually active. No medication except iron which I have been taking for 3ish months?
If I'm anemic can I still donate blood if I don't take iron pills and if I'm on kidney medication?
No: Only in a special situation where an anemic person's blood is urgently needed would anyone want to take an anemic person's blood donation... because it would make the donor even more anemic. Perhaps if an anemic person were the only matching donor remaining in town, and a tranfusion was emergently needed... but that situation should not happen anywhere in modern America. ...Read more
Can the brand nature made, iron supplements mess with birth control? On the back it says can mess with some medications.
is it possible to develop an itchy rash all over after taking a medication or iron supplement after a year?
Not likely: However, allergic skin rashes that develop from a supplement can cause severe reactions and need to be assessed by a family doctor, dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more