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How far apart should I space a garlic supplement and ibuprofen?

How far apart should I space a garlic supplement and ibuprofen?

No interaction : There is no reason to think that there would be a difference in absorption of either substance if taken together. However, of one of them gives you heartburn by itself, then definately take that one with food or stop taking it entirely, if the symptoms continue. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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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 taking a garlic supplement and sprintec make sprintec ineffective?

Can taking a garlic supplement and sprintec make sprintec ineffective?

NO: I know of absolutely no evidence of garlic interfering with sprintec & in searching online could not find any evidence. I am curious as to what made you think that there could be an interaction. Garlic has many benefits & may be esp. Beneficial in reducing negative effects of oc's. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are garlic supplement gel caps good for?

Could you tell me what are garlic supplement gel caps good for?

Garlic supplements: It depends on what effects you're seeking. But evidence is growing that garlic -- in both food & supplement form -- may help lower blood pressure. Some others: it may also help cardiovascular health by inhibiting platelet aggregation, and increaseing fibrinolytic activity. May protect against certain cancers too. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23746107. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take garlic supplement after getting flu shot 5 days ago? It has anti - viral affect, can I take it or not?

Is it ok to take garlic supplement after getting flu shot 5 days ago? It has anti - viral affect, can I take it or not?

OK to take: Garlic is promoted as beneficial for many things. The things for which the evidence is strongest is improving high blood pressure and preventing colon and stomach cancer if garlic is eaten (not supplements). The evidence for preventing viruses/colds is weaker. It should not interfere with desired antibody production following a flu shot. ...Read more

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Odorless garlic supplement vs kyolic supplement as immune system booster, do these work?

Maybe: Garlic does have some general and very non-specific immune boosting effects, but the exact effect and to what extent is not clear. If you feel your immune system is weak or needs boosting you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a really good garlic supplement i can find at a health food store?

Anyone know what is a really good garlic supplement i can find at a health food store?

Use garlic: If you want the benefit of garlic, eat the real thing. Supplements are often lacking in important ingredients present in the natural foods. ...Read more

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Can i take a multivitamin, fish oil, vitamin c, glucosamine and garlic supplement all at the same after a big meal?

Can i take a multivitamin, fish oil, vitamin c, glucosamine and garlic supplement all at the same after a big meal?

Yes: You can certainly take all of them without having any idea of how much money you are wasting. None of these have any benefit for a 30 year old and some recent evidence suggests some you are choosing to take can actually cause harm. ...Read more

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If I take 800mg of Ibuprofen, can I take acetaminophen? if so, how much, and should I space them apart?

If I take 800mg of Ibuprofen, can I take acetaminophen? if so, how much, and should I space them apart?

Can combine: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is commonly combined with Ibuprofen. You can take 500 mg four times a day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and bedtime. You can take Ibuprofen three times a day. Spacing them apart could help with the pain, but can take them at same time. ...Read more

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My son takes supplements for working out and he drinks energy drinks and takes Aleve/Advil. What would cause him to test positive for benzos?

My son takes supplements for working out and he drinks energy drinks and takes Aleve/Advil. What would cause him to test positive for benzos?

Supplements: Supplements sold to gullible men for "working out" contain various agents not on the labels. Often they include controlled or illegal substances. It is a huge scandal. Since the claims for ALL these supplements are BOGUS, he should throw them all away. Throw out the "proteins" and the stimulants and the"performance enhancing" and the vitamins. All of them. ...Read more

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How far apart can I take hydrocodone and ibuprofen?

4-6 hour intervals: Alternate medications at 4-6 hour intervals, never take them together. ...Read more

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Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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