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Doctor insights on: How Much Calcium Should Be Taken On Arimidex

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How much calcium should be taken daily when on arimidex (anastrozole)?

How much calcium should be taken daily when on arimidex (anastrozole)?

1500 mg: 1500 mg is the recommended calcium intake for women with low estrogen levels, including women who have gone through menopause, had a hysterectomy with ovaries removed, or are taking meds like Arimidex that lower estrogen levels. Because vitamin d is necessary to absorb calcium, taking a 1000-2000 iu of vitamin d3 is a good idea as well. ...Read more

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How much calcium should I take when on arimidex (anastrozole)?

How much calcium should I take when on arimidex (anastrozole)?

1200 mg a day.: You're 39 and on arimidex. I suppose you already had a bilateral oophorectomy? Or are also taking Lupron or zoladex?1200 mg of calcium and 800 international units (iu) of vitamin d daily are suggested. To make it easy, patients can take something like caltrate that has 600 mg calcium per pill and 400 to 500 iu vitamin d per pill. Patients usually take one pill twice a day. All the best, hk. ...Read more

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Iron supplements and vit d, calicum. How does it effect absorption or should it be taken how far spart?

Iron supplements and vit d, calicum. How does it effect absorption or should it be taken how far spart?

Why taking iron?: Vit d helps calcium absorption so it's fine to take together (though if your blood level's ok it's not necessary). While it's safe to take iron at the same time, minerals can compete for absorption so it might be best to take at a different time than calcium.Vit c improves iron absorption.However, iron is generally not wise to take after menopause unless you are sure you're deficient! see comment:. ...Read more

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Ferrous fumarate 210mg x3 daily how spread out should they be taken and how long between taking thyroid, ppis, calcium and mag should I give? Awkward!

Ferrous fumarate 210mg x3 daily how spread out should they be taken and how long between taking thyroid, ppis, calcium and mag should I give? Awkward!

Thyroid is best: Taken fasting first thing in the morning. It should not be taken within two hours (before or after) calcium, iron or vitamins as they will alter it's absorption. ...Read more

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How dangerous would it be to stop taking tamoxifin for lcis as the side effects (hot flashes ) are just too much to take?

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How dangerous would it be to stop taking tamoxifin for lcis as the side effects (hot flashes ) are just too much to take?

Go see your doctor: This question is best addressed by your oncologist who may be able to offer you some options to help deal with the side effects. The other way to answer this question is to ask yourself why you're taking tamoxifen? To prevent recurrence of breast cancer, right? Well, that's the "danger" that you need to consider for yourself. Another question to ask is quality of life vs quantity of life. ...Read more

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If my high calcium level is caused by taking calcium supplements, how long after stopping the supplements will it take for my calcium level to go dwn?

If my high calcium level is caused by taking calcium supplements, how long after stopping the supplements will it take for my calcium level to go dwn?

Just a few days but: If your high calcium is caused by calcium supplements then it should come down within just a few days of stopping the supplements. However, it is highly unlikely your high calcium is caused by calcium supplements. It is almost always caused by hyperparathyroidism, benign enlargement of the parathyroid glands. Testing your level of parathyroid hormone can confirm this. ...Read more

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Can creatine monohydrate helps in gaining weight? What are the side effects? How much should be taken?

Can creatine monohydrate helps in gaining weight? What are the side effects? How much should be taken?

Creating monohydrate: Creating mono hydrate is mostly used to improve exercise performance and increase muscle mass . Many people who use creating gain weight because it causes the muscle to hold water.side effects include stomach pain ,nausea, diarrhea and muscle cramps. Using it with caffeine may increase chance of stroke. Should not be used by diabetics or kidney patients..Dose depends. Plenty of water needed. ...Read more

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How far apart should multivitamins and calcium citrate supplements be taken?

How far apart should multivitamins and calcium citrate supplements be taken?

No time limit: Multivitamins and calcium supplements actually can be taken together..Vitamins in general are relatively easy to absorb under normal condition and calcium does not prevent their absorption and the reverse is also true...So, take them whenever it is convenient for you.. Stay well..Keep healthy..An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long a period can Xanax (alprazolam) be taking for? I take 0.25mg twice daily and it's not really effective, would it be safe to increase the dosage to 0.50mg?

How long a period can Xanax (alprazolam) be taking for? I take 0.25mg twice daily and it's not really effective, would it be safe to increase the dosage to 0.50mg?

Other meds safer.: Medications like zoloft and Lexapro are more effective and safer for the long run. Xanax (alprazolam) starts to lose its effectriveness in 1-2 months when used on a daily basis. At this time increasing doses and dependency starts to become a concern. ...Read more

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Could I take Levothyroxine sodium 50mcg while being on birthcontrol? What will be the affects? How should take them? I'm only 17 and 85 pounds.

Could I take Levothyroxine sodium 50mcg while being on birthcontrol? What will be the affects? How should take them? I'm only 17 and 85 pounds.

17 & 85 - age 17: No you cannot take Levothyroxine unless your doctor has documented that your thyroid levels are low. If you are on birth control please be very careful. You have mentioned your weight but not your height. You need to make sure that is OK! ...Read more

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Is it ok to take ativan with zoloft (sertraline)? If yes how far should they be taken apart from each other?

Is it ok to take ativan with zoloft (sertraline)? If yes how far should they be taken apart from each other?

Yes: Those medications/classes are used together. There isn't a "best" time to take them, I would just take them as written by your doctor. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Wat should you do if uv taken too much methotrexate as in 40 mg when ur only meant to take 10 mg subq but accidentally taken 30 orally by mistake?

Wat should you do if uv taken too much methotrexate as in 40 mg when ur only meant to take 10 mg subq but accidentally taken 30 orally by mistake?

Call doctor now: With a larger dose of methotrexate, it is not unusual to have symptoms of nausea, vomiting and abdominal discomfort. For this reason and for the reasons that you are taking this (ectopic?) then you need to call your doctor right now! ...Read more

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On a fairly empty stomach how long does it take for sando K potassium to be absorbed?

On a fairly empty stomach how long does it take for sando K potassium to be absorbed?

Potassium absorption: This is variable but absorption usually takes around an hour. The full therapeutic effect. Could take a few days ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have high prolactin levels caused by risperdal? I know it causes low bone density. can my bones crack? Will taking calcium help this problem? If yes how much calcium? Thank you

Is it dangerous to have high prolactin levels caused by risperdal? I know it causes low bone density. can my bones crack? Will taking calcium help this problem? If yes how much calcium? Thank you

Mostly yes.: There is a connection between high Prolactin levels and Osteoporosis, or low bone density which puts one at risk for fractures. Calcium can help protect your bones but first ,stop the Risperdal if possible. Calcium replacement is therapeutic at 1500 mg. daily , or depending on your Calcium level. Vit D levels should also be done and Vit. D replacement is done accordingly. ...Read more

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How much calcium shoudl I be taking?

How much calcium shoudl I be taking?

1200 mg daily: A good rule of thumb for adults is 1200 mg daily plus what you take in with meals. Calcium supplements usually come in 600 mg tablets and you take one twice daily. They may contain vitamin d in the amount of 400 units each as well, though you can get them without the vit. D. Pending your age, risks, medical conditions etc, you should be safe. If quesitons, ask your pcp about you in particular. ...Read more

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How much calcium should I take if taking omeprazole long term, i heard this med prevents absorption of calcium?

How much calcium should I take if taking omeprazole long term, i heard this med prevents absorption of calcium?

1000 mg to 1500 mg: 1000 mg to 1500 mg but you need to be monitored to be sure what your risk for osteoporosis is. Your physician can evaluate that, your vitamin d, your urinary calcium output would give us a clue to your absorption of calcium. ...Read more

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How much calcium should you receive while on the Depo-Provera birth control shot? Which calcium supplement is referred? How many milligrams? Any other info?

How much calcium should you receive while on the Depo-Provera birth control shot? Which calcium supplement is referred? How many milligrams? Any other info?

You're a teen : The nih recommends 1300 mg daily of calcium in 18 year old women. Using depo shot is irrelevant to dose. See nih office of dietary supplements for guidelines and lists of calcium rich foods. http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/calcium-healthprofessional/. ...Read more

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What harm if any, can be done by taking hydroxycut max, garcinia cambogia , laxatives and diuretics daily? How long would it take

What harm if any, can be done by taking hydroxycut max, garcinia cambogia , laxatives and diuretics daily? How long would it take

You need guidence: You are doing it yourself.You need to see a physician , dietitian and guidance .The way you are mixing up the otc supplements will end up with unforeseen results complications .My advise is reduce calories, exercise get a baseline evaluation with a medical professional .Do it in a healthy way. ...Read more