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Is It Better To Take Pill Or Liquid
Is it better to take a vitamin B12 tablet sublingually or just go ahead and swallow it like any other vitamin?
Sublingual B 12: For convenience, sublingual b 12 is the best choice. Oral b 12 has to travel through the GI system and most of it is destroyed. If you take the kind that melts under your tongue it will go directly into your blood stream and will you absorb most of it. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
U don't digest them!: "pro"-biotics put good organisms into your gut (unlike "anti"-biotics which kill bacteria) ; include: lactobacillus, acidophilus, bifidobacter, sachromyces boulardes, to name a few. Whether pill, powder, liquid, in food (yogart), take daily to maintain the probiotic organism population. Benefits include: less gas, regulated bowels, prevent infections, improve digestion, decrease inflammation. ...Read more
I can't take capsules, but just got a prescription for prozac, (fluoxetine) if i take the powder out and take it with food or a drink, is it safe and will it work?
Its OK: It should have no effect on the pill. ...Read more
Pills: Why can't you take pills? I think it is time to discuss this with a psychologist. ...Read more
For what goals? This: is the far more important issue. Both promoted for symptoms; cure nothing, may promote other problems, especially if used frequently. Additionally there are so many individual differences + no organized prospective placebo controlled or comparative trails of any sizable group on which to base an answer. Thus usual self-experimentation/buyer-beware. Rec: Google: "sources of caffeine in nature". ...Read more
Taking BV pills, is it better to take the antibiotic with food, or its ok to just drink with a lot of water?
Metronidazol: Metronidazole may be taken with or without food. It may also be taken with milk to avoid stomach upset. Tablets may be crushed and the capsules may be opened and sprinkled on soft food. The one thing I did find out is that the extended release is better taken on an empty stomach. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Before.: One hour to 30m before, so it can protect your stomach. Diluted out after a meal. ...Read more
If I crush azitromycin and put it into a gelatin capsule which is easier to swallow is it still effective for treating chlaymdia?
Yes, but better than: Why don't you try swallowing the pill with a scoop of yogurt or a half mouth of banana? It works well for many. More? Ask doctor or contact www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. ...Read more
If sensitivity to thyroid medication is a problem is it ok to take it every few days instead of daily?
Since BRAND: Name T4 replacement is a duplicate of what's been in your body since you were in your mother's womb, there are no sensitivities or side effects to it, as long as you are on brand name replacement at the proper dose. To use properly it should be every day. You will have more problems trying to take a larger dose every few days. ...Read more
I am taking stool softener, (docusate sodium) 2 a day it is really helping me. Is it safe to take it for a long time, or there is alternatives?
Constipation: Long term laxatives are not great for the bowels. If possible add magnesium 250mg once per day to your routine and that may help increase absorption into the gut and help you taper off the laxatives. Also don't forget to drink a lot of water to soften the bowels and fiber to keep things moving. ...Read more
Is it safe to take expired Advil (ibuprofen)? I heard that the medication becomes less effective.
Expired medications: Medications that are passed their expiration dates can be less effective, or contaminated. Some medications could even decompose into products that can be harmful. It isn't worth the risk to take expired medications, so regularly clear out your medicine cabinet and replace with fresh medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay to take doxycycline while having menstruation? And is it also okay to take it with mefenamic acid?
What medication?: I guess the answer depends on what liquid sleep medication you are referring to. Typicaly sleep medications are not prescribed to 17 year olds. Let the doctor prescribing the medication know you are on the Xulane birth control patch. I am not aware of any that interact with it. ...Read more
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