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High Potency Multviamin Medication
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 don't like the advair powder inhaler it irritates my throat. Does the hfa version have the same potency? Or is there another drug altogether?
DIfferent but minima: Advair hfa (salmeterol and fluticasone) is fluticasone 45mcg / salmeterol 25mcg or 115mcg/21mcg respectively. This can be dosed to be about equal to what you may have been on with the advair diskus. ...Read more
Potency: If you are 60 potency for what? Make babies? Or erectile dysfunction. Suggest if whatever your problem is have your physician perform testosterone level for hypogonadism. You may be candidate testosterone replacement. If erectile dysfunction, what medical conditions do u have? This should be discussed w medical professional. Proper therapy can then be determined based on ur needs. ...Read more
See below: First, be checked for conditions which may lessen potency—diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol & vascular disease—& work to correct them. There are several products on the market (viagra/levitra/cialis) for treated erectile dysfunction. Vacuum pumps can be used to achieve an erection. Surgical implants can be placed if necessary. See fp/urologist for eval & treatment. ...Read more
Which Test?: Sounds like you want to put your best foot forward, so to speak. I don't know which test you are talking about, but how can the doctor help you if you try to find a way to defeat the purpose of the test. Just be yourself, no gimmicks or tricks, so the doctor can see what is really going on so you can get help. Oh, and don't forget to vote in the next national erection.:). ...Read more
Are pills really good until the last day of the month of the indicated expiry date? Or do pills lose potency over time on a linear basis?
Even longer: Pills are dated very conservatively and are actually still largely potent a year after the expiration date (depending on the medicine and how they've been stored - eg cool, dry, dark place). ...Read more
Depends: I think that within a month or two after the expiration date you'll probably still get good effectiveness from the medication, however after that it is hard to say. ...Read more
What is meant by a potency test? Recently an old man who accused of raping a minor was asked to undergo a potency test. And he cleared it (80 yrs old)
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