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If under the care of a doctor is taking a laxative daily okay?

If under the care of a doctor is taking a laxative daily okay?

Yes, know the drug.: Polyethylene glycol is absolutely safe to take indefinitely with supervision. Other laxatives, such as stimulants are not recommended for prolonged use as they can lead to dependence. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a fellow instead of the main doctor taking care of your baby in the icu?

Is it ok to have a fellow instead of the main doctor taking care of your baby in the icu?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Should be fine: You should be fine to drink Pedialite the day before a colonoscopy if they instructed you to be on liquid diet. You can always call the doctor's office to confirm if you are unsure. ...Read more

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Should i be taking multivitamins as a regular part of my daily regimen?

Should i be taking multivitamins as a regular part of my daily regimen?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What is the maximum dosage a person should take of naproxen in a 24 hour period?

What is the maximum dosage a person should take of naproxen in a 24 hour period?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What would be a good way to take care of a pimple in 3 days?

What would be a good way to take care of a pimple in 3 days?

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

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What is the amount of vitamins I should take a day?

What is the amount of vitamins I should take a day?

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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What is the max amount of ibuprofen that is safe for a patient to take in a day?

What is the max amount of ibuprofen that is safe for a patient to take in a day?

3200mg: You should not take more than 3200 per day. But that is even very high. If you need more than 800 mg every 6 hours, you need to see a doctor to have some other medication prescribed to you. ...Read more

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