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Is it okay to take a combination of glucosamine and chondroitin?

Is it okay to take a combination of glucosamine and chondroitin?

Yes: Most products are sold together. Unless pt. Has allergy to it or has uncontrolled diabetes or hypertension majority of pts. Have no problems. ...Read more

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Chondroitin (Definition)

Chondroitin is a nutritional supplement that is often used in combination with glucosamine and msm as a nutritional treatment for arthritis and inflammatory conditions. It is promoted to improve joint health (arthritis, breakdown of cartilage, etc). This form of nutritional supplementation for the prevention for the improvement of arthritis and joint health was originally ...Read more


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Does glucosamine and Chondroitin work and is it safe especially wile taking meloxicam, fish oil and a multivitamin?

Does glucosamine and Chondroitin work and is it safe especially wile taking meloxicam, fish oil and a multivitamin?

It could but: Studies have shown that it may not work in large groups of patients studied, but I have had patients who swear it works. There are different brands so make certain you are taking one that actually has the true ingredients. Many over the counter glucosamine and chondroitin do not the the true ingredients. You can ask your doctor - look at some that are available and see if they can truly ...Read more

Dr. Mark Stern Dr. Stern
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Can anyone say about the sideeffects of aspirin and is it advisable to take it as a daily supplement?

Dr. Mark Stern Dr. Stern
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Can anyone say about the sideeffects of aspirin and is it advisable to take it as a daily supplement?

Bleeding and ulcers: Aspirin can cause bleeding and can activate ulcers . In high risk patients it can prevent heart attacks and strokes. So like everthing else in medicine it should be decided on by weighing risks verses benefits for the individual patient. ...Read more

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Is it really safe and recommended to take several dietary supplements a day?|

Is it really safe and recommended to take several dietary supplements a day?|

Yes: There is no way that one pill would meet all of your needs per day. Therefore, taking a multivitamin, omega 3s and probiotics routinely is suggested for most of the public. Some people will require other supplements according to their medical issues. All these supplements, however, should be directed by a knowledgeable health care professional. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take glucosamine plus chondroitin if you are under 18?

Is it safe to take glucosamine plus chondroitin if you are under 18?

Safe, but why?: I guess it would be safe, but I don't see the need. The studies have shown treatment benefit, but not preventive benefit. I wouldn't think someone under the age of 18 would have joint damage for which this would be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take glucosamine plus chondroitin if you are under 18?

Is it safe to take glucosamine plus chondroitin if you are under 18?

See below: For some under the age 18 having arthritic pain warrants an medical evaluation and glucosamine/chondroitin has only been looked at in adults with osteoarthritis. Someone under the age of 18 having joint pain is typically not osteoarthritis---see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a very low dose of bromelain every day for inflammation?

Is it safe to take a very low dose of bromelain every day for inflammation?

Inflammation where?: Need a proper exam and diagnosis first in order to recommend best treatments. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take high doses of vitamin while also taking a with a high strength retinal?

Is it safe to take high doses of vitamin while also taking a with a high strength retinal?

No: High doses of vitamin a, greater than 25, 000 iu per day, can create a toxic hepatitis. If for any reason your total intake between vegetables and supplements exceeds that level as an adult, your liver function must be measured at least every 6 months. High doses in children limits long bone growth and stunts height development. ...Read more

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Taking 200mg of celebrex (celecoxib) once daily. This medication seems to provide me with the greatest benefit. Is it good to also take pantaloc 40mg with this?

Taking 200mg of celebrex (celecoxib) once daily. This medication seems to provide me with the greatest benefit. Is it good to also take pantaloc 40mg with this?

Yes: Pantaloc is GI protective. Even though Celebrex (celecoxib) can be safer for the GI system it still can cause ulceration and distress. Protection the lining of the stomach is important with chronic NSAID use. You need to watch your blood pressure as well if there is any problems with that as well. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take niacin 50mg or 100mg orally everyday as a supplement for the body?

Is it safe to take niacin 50mg or 100mg orally everyday as a supplement for the body?

Safe, yes. Issue is: why? Vitamin (except Vit D3) deficiency=rare in 1st world countries. Vitamins=simple molecules present in nearly all foods; humans have not maintained every gene/enzyme to make them from other molecules, generally missing only a single step. Yet they are cheap to gather & big business sales. However niacin, B3, at >1,000 mg/day, improves lipoproteins for some. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niacin ...Read more

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When taking vitamin D, is it also good to take it with magnesium? What would be the ideal daily qty for botj of these as supplements?

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When taking vitamin D, is it also good to take it with magnesium? What would be the ideal daily qty for botj of these as supplements?

Good idea: Many people are deficient in both Magnesium and Vitamin D3. It's always better to measure your levels to know how much to supplement. It's nearly impossible to over supplement so it's safe to try 4000 IU of vitamin D3 and 400 mg of Magnesium per day (don't use Mag Oxide, find any other form). If you are deficient in vitamin D you should take vitamin K2 (200mcg) and vitamin A (2000 IU)/day. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 4, 000mg of tryptophan every day long term and is it available as a prescription or just otc? Thanks!

Is it safe to take 4, 000mg of tryptophan every day long term and is it available as a prescription or just otc? Thanks!

Trypothan: Has been touted as a treatment for many disorders, but benefit and efficacy are not proven. Generally, doses are less than 1/10 of what you mentioned. Therefore, there is no data to suggest if that dose is safe, but even much smaller doses have potential toxicity and can interact with multiple medications and supplements. Best to avoid and not get medical info from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to take iron supplements and prescription multi vitamins at the same time? And also is it okay to take biotin and acidophilus ?

Is it okay for me to take iron supplements and prescription multi vitamins at the same time? And also is it okay to take biotin and acidophilus ?

Yes: Many (not all) multivitamins contain a small amount of iron but if you have low iron you many well benefit from an iron supplement. Iron bis-glycinate is the best-absorbed form. Absolutely no problem taking biotin and acidophilus as well. ...Read more

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Glucosamine (Definition)

Glucosamine is one of several nutritional supplements that may aid in cartilage healing. There is not conclusive ...Read more