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Vitamin B12 (Definition)

Vitamin B12 is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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What form/dosage of B12 should I take daily?

What form/dosage of B12 should I take daily?

Vegan?: If you eat fish, chicken or meat regularly, you probably don't need to supplement at all if you are vegan, you do. Ask your doctor to check your B12 levels to know if you are deficient. Otherwise, don't supplement. Wild fish like salmon is the healthiest source of B12 and you can eat similar fish every other day. ...Read more

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Wondering how many mg of calcium and vitamin D3 should I take daily?

Wondering how many  mg of calcium and vitamin D3 should I take daily?

IT DEPENDS ON YOUR A: Dose of vitamin d is depemdant on your age, sex and your diet pre and post menopausal women 1000 mgm og calcium with 800 to 1000 units of vit d daily at age of 41 you need 1000mgm of calcium and 800 to 1000 units of vit d daily. ...Read more

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How much vitamin B12 should I take if i take daily colchicine for fmf?

See your doctor: Colchicine or Colcrys can decrease the absorption of B12 on occasion which can lead to neuropathy and anemia. Have your doctor check your B12 level in order to determine how much you need. However; B12 is a water soluble vitamin---what you do not need will pass in the urine. ...Read more

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If I have low b12, how many mcg supplement should I take per day?

What Dr prescribes: Oral B12 does not always work for deficient folks--some lack enzyme to allow absorption and need periodic shots. Should discuss with your dr. ...Read more

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How many mg of melatonin should I take per night?

How many mg of melatonin should I take per night?

Melatonin: Since there is no established dose for melatonin, it is recommended to start low (0.3 mg) & work up to 5 mg, taken usually 30 - 60 minutes before bedtime. Potential side effects are nausea/vomiting, headache, irritability. If morning drowsiness occurs, reduce dose or take earlier before bedtime. Choose reliable manufacturer since ingredient quality may vary (not regulated by govt). ...Read more

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I want to add vitamin B12 to my daily regimen but I take Prilosec everyday for gerd. What kind of dose should I take for energy/heart health?

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I want to add vitamin B12 to my daily regimen but I take Prilosec everyday for gerd. What kind of dose should I take for energy/heart health?

Vitamin B12: You can take oral vitamin B12 of 1, 000mcg daily. It's not necessarily helpful for energy or heart health, especially if you are not B12 deficient. Prilosec when used for a very long time can cause B12 deficiency. Prilosec should be taken about 30 minutes before meal, and should not be taken together with vitamin B12 as it can decrease the absorption of b12. ...Read more

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I take 40mg of pantoprazole one time each day. What OTC medicine can I take as effective alternative? What dosage of it should I take?

I take 40mg of pantoprazole one time each day. What OTC medicine can I take as effective alternative? What dosage of it should I take?

Treating Acid reflux: I always want to start with why you are not treating the underlying reason for your heart burn? Taking a medication daily just to suppress something that is abnormal seems good in a short period, but not good for long term. Do you know why you have heart burn? Do you know which foods cause this to be worse? Does your physician discuss this with you? ...Read more

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How many mg of ibuprofen should I take to control bleeding?

How many mg of ibuprofen should I take to control bleeding?

Dont take ibuprophe: You do not take ibuprophen to control bleeding, it is not used for that indication. ...Read more

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How many mg of lysine should I take per day for hsv-2?

How many mg of lysine should I take per day for hsv-2?

Probably none: Most studies have shown Lysine is not effective for herpes management although it remains popular in alternative medicine circles. Prescription Acyclovir or Valrex is going to be more helpful for you. ...Read more

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How much/ what type of magnesium should I take per day to help with chronic headaches? And is it safe to take with daily doses of pamelor and topamax (topiramate)?

How much/ what type of magnesium should I take per day to help with chronic headaches? And is it safe to take with daily doses of pamelor and topamax (topiramate)?

Unknown: Magnesium has never really been proven to help with headaches, but if you want to try it, i would try something like mag-ox 400 mg once or twice a day. This should be safe with Pamelor and topamax (topiramate). ...Read more

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I am low in b12 and taking 500mcg tablet daily. How long does it take to work?

I am low in b12 and taking 500mcg tablet daily. How long does it take to work?

What type of B12: The most reliable way to make sure you are getting it into your system is by self injection. Next best is by using sub lingual (under the tongue). The 2 best forms of B12 are methylcobalamine hydroxycobalamine. Cyanocobalamine is most commonly available and cheaper than the above 2 and best used by injection I recommend you take 1000ug sub lingual daily or the same dose 1 to 2 x a week ...Read more

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How many milligrams of vitamin B6 and zinc should I take per day for acne?

How many milligrams of vitamin B6 and zinc should I take per day for acne?

Not helpful: Neither of these medications is likely to help with acne. You may take a multivitamin if you like. You may consult this site for home remedies for acne. You may need to try more then one treatment. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How long can one take the prescribed medication cymbalta (duloxetine) or dulexotine? I take 120 mg daily. My mother takes 60mg daily and has since 2012.

How long can one take the prescribed medication cymbalta (duloxetine) or dulexotine? I take 120 mg daily.  My mother takes 60mg daily and has since 2012.

Medication effects: Thank you for informing about Depression and Klonopin (clonazepam). Let the Wise woman within you reflect Reason to use: •Cymbalta 120 mg daily when side effect can be worsening of depression. •Klonopin (clonazepam) when side effect can be depression. •Both medications due to increase in dizziness, confusion See Psychiatrist to discuss side effects, interactions of both medications,, decreasing the dose; Therapy ...Read more

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How many tablets should i take of acetaminophen if its 500 mg a tablet ?

How many tablets should i take of acetaminophen if its 500 mg a tablet ?

One or two: Five hundred is the standard dose and some might benefit from two of them. More would not add any benefit and too many more could be unhealthy. If your symptoms persist after two pills, then check with your family doctor for a better remedy or an alternate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I take 25 mg of atenolol daily. Doctor prescribed me .25mg of Klonopin (clonazepam) once a day to help with my anxiety. Is it safe to take while on atenolol?

I take 25 mg of atenolol daily. Doctor prescribed me .25mg of Klonopin (clonazepam) once a day to help with my anxiety. Is it safe to take while on atenolol?

Atenolol: Atenolol is a beta blocking medication commonly used to treat hypertension and other health maladies. Klonopin (clonazepam) is a benzodiazepine. They should be taken under the prescription of a physician and can safely be consumed together. ...Read more

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What to do if I have taken 95 mg of Valium over three days time and soon I need to take 40 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) and straterra?

What to do if I have taken 95 mg of Valium over three days time and soon I need to take 40 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) and straterra?

See your Dr. : you need to see your Doctor immediately , I doubt that a physician will prescribe this amount of medication. ...Read more

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How many Metamucil capsules should i take daily for IBS?

How many Metamucil capsules should i take daily for IBS?

Depends on symptoms: Metamucil is a bulk forming fiber supplement laxative. How many to take depends on your symptoms and your dietary fiber intake. I would shoot for 25 to 40 g of fiber a day in your diet. You can adjust the dosage of Metamucil to help you achieve symptom control. I would not go over 40 g a day total. Remember to stay hydrated, and to be wary of drug-food interactions. Good luck. ...Read more