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If Under The Care Of A Doctor Is Taking A Laxative Daily Okay
Is it safe to take 3200 mg ibuprofen for a week and take a diuretic and laxative at the same time?
I'm taking 10 mg Accutane a day and I want to take a multivitamin but it has 1500 microgram of A vitamin in a daily dose of it. Would it be dangerous?
Should be fine: That's the same amount as the equivalent in a big carrot. Ask your dematologist just to be triple-sure. ...Read more
Be aware of system: Institutions that have "fellows" take doctors that have finished their primary training,including that needed to monitor sick babies & give them added years to focus their activities on the sick babies & do research.Their "main" doctor supervises the program & is available for any questions the fellows may have.This allows the main doc to provide advanced care for more babies.You are lucky. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a 500 calorie diet okay for a short amount of time (a month) if the person is overweight, no health issues, and taking a multivitamin daily?
Yes: Yes, this should be fine, though agree that a high-quality multivitamin is important, and the 500 calories should be nutrient-dense (lots of veggies). You will lose weight but need to guard against regaining when you are done with the diet. See http://authoritynutrition.com/weight-loss/ for sound advice on weight loss. Good luck! ...Read more
Is Pedialite considered a Med. if your about to have a Colonoscopy or can it be considered the day before on the liquid diet bc of the electroylites?
GOOD MULTI IS WISE : There are no quality studies on the long term effects of multivitamins but hundreds of good studies showing benefits from many different vitamins & minerals. It is best to get nutrients from our diet but a good quality multiple is good insurance, as few have an optimal diet. This website has fairly reliable ratings of various multivitamins. ...Read more
Is it a good idea to take a small dose of magnesium citrate, 200mg if on Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 60mg for a long period of time? Multivitamin has 150mg already.
Is it safe to take either 1 diazepam or pramin with a cefaclor cd & is it a must to have a full glass of water with the tablet?
Cefaclor: Yes, you can take this with the compounds you mention, and it is not a "must" to drink a full glass of water, but helpful in getting it down and having it dissolve and be absorbed in the GI tract. ...Read more
Is it safe to take ashwagandha while taking my prescribed 50mgs of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 4 or 5 days a week if so what's a good dosage and routine of the ash thanks?
Probably but no data: Ashwagandha interacts with CNS depressants (sedatives like sleep meds and benzodiazepines) and immunosuppressants (e.g., azathioprine and prednisone). There are no known interactions with vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Webmd notes dose of ashwagandha depends on age, health, and several other conditions and there is not enough scientific information to determine appropriate dose. Take care and be well. ...Read more
NO: Here's a great reference: https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/lysineGet a more detailed answer ›
Little as possible: The gastrointestinal effects of naproxen, a nonsteroidal anti-infammatory (NSAID) are devastating and cause tremendous morbidity and mortality. Look it up. The figures of death and hospitalization are striking. The effects on the gut are dose related, so the less you have to take the better, and take it with a full stomach. If you develop abdominal pain, stop the medication. ...Read more
Started a regimen of probiotics 10B CFUs/day. Are they really important for your health, or just a fad? If not a fad, what is a good dosage?
Fad, already present: Most of the genes, estimated over a million, within out body are not within out cells. Only about 30,000 are estimated to be within out cells. The rest are within all the microscopic bacteria & fungus which we carry with us called the microbiome. However, this remains complex, the control mechanisms, pros & cons remain poorly understood. Research the microbiome yourself for some background. ...Read more
My doctor told me to take an 180mg dose of Allegra (fexofenadine) twice a day instead of once a day to help with a flare-up of allergies. Is this advisable?
Yes: and hopefully that will control your symptoms, but please keep the follow up ...Read more
Is it OK, as an exception or say once a month, to take three small 5oz enemas in a morning for thorough cleansing, nothing to do with constipation.
Fiber not Enema: Careful, stretching your colon/rectum can over stretch it and cause adjustment and damage in the nerve receptors that control the peristalsis and sensation of going to the BR. Some people end up chronically constipated, always needing an enema. It is best to eat much fiber, so it naturally moves quickly. If a "toxin" was not absorbed over "miles" of small intestine villus, it will not be absorbed ...Read more
What is the treatment to get trichomoniasis out of bladder I have taken 2 500mg of metronidazole twice a day for a week as well as single dose week b4?
Here are some ...: Trichomonas causes urethritis and I have never heard or read its causing bladder infection. If diagnosis is correct, the dose of Flagyl should be sufficient. Of course, be sure the sexual partner was simultaneously treated and followed. Of note, other STD-related infections such as chlamydial, mycoplasmal, needs to be considered and treated, at times, even empirically. Best wish ... ...Read more
Is there a certain amount of time I should wait in between taking rolaids and medication or OTC meds? I'm wondering if it interferes with absorption?
No specific time: You are right that OTC Roland's could interfere with the Absorption of certain medications but there is no specific time you should wait- as a rule of thumb try not to go over the daily maximal dose which is 12 tabs daily. ...Read more
Pimple Info: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure.The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). The body increases blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course. Popping squeezes bad stuff into skin. ...Read more
Debateable: The medical field's position that we are not suffering from vitamin deficiency diseases and therefore vit's are not needed. One could argue that the storage, processing and preparing foods leaches vitamins out of our food and we may be inefficient without being deficient. Any general multivitamin with minerals and trace elements is reasonable-brand and expense are irrelevant. ...Read more
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