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Is it safe to take pain pills plus sleeping pills as a senior?

Is it safe to take pain pills plus sleeping pills as a senior?

It depends...: Sleeping pills and many (but not all) pain pills have the potential to cause sedation, wooziness and unsteadiness, among other things. Taking them together can magnify these effects. So while it is sometimes necessary to take both, try to limit how much and how often you do this. Check with your doctor to find out if the particular medications you have can cause these effects. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a pregnant woman in her 3rd trimester to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while also taking Metronidozale? As well as the occasional Zofran?

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Is it safe for a  pregnant woman in her 3rd trimester to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while also taking Metronidozale? As well as the occasional Zofran?

Probably: I ran the drug interaction, and there is a small chance of heart rhythm side effect, but I would say this combination is fairly safe. The recommendation is just to monitor for symptoms of side effect: feeling abnomal heart beat, dizzy, fainting. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to take sleeping pills and promethazine at the same time?

Is it a bad idea to take sleeping pills and promethazine at the same time?

Probably: Tell your doctor you have both medications to take for different reasons. They both cause sleepiness, so the dose of one or both may need to be adjusted. It may not be a bad thing to take them both, but your doctor should help you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take multivitamin pills such as "opti-men" for a long term.?

Is it safe to take multivitamin pills such as "opti-men" for a long term.?

Vitamins: Standard vitamin dosages are generally safe long term. You can overdose on fat solubles a, d, e, k. They are easy to get it hard to get out. If you are insistent on vitamin store brand multivitamin just as good and save a lot of money over time. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Citrulline malate (100%) as a pre workout whilst on oral contraceptive pills?

Is it okay to take Citrulline malate (100%) as a pre workout whilst on oral contraceptive pills?

Don't bother.: Save your money. There is no decent, independent study of sufficient size and quality to say that it will do anything for you, good or bad. Any study has been on only a handful of subjects. (less than 50 for the effect tested for). You make plenty of your own citrulline already. See http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/alzheimers/alternative_treatments/citrulline.aspx ...Read more

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If i start herbal life is it not okay take birth control and or multivitamin as well?

If i start herbal life is it not okay take birth control and or multivitamin as well?

Okay for Depoprovera: Herbs of all sorts can interfere with absorption of medications. Herbal life contains multivitamins, thus no need to duplicate. As depoprovera is not given by oral administration, there should be no problem with absorption, thus okay to continue. ...Read more

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How safe is it to take an over-the-counter sleeping pill every night? Nothing works as good at these do for me.

How safe is it to take an over-the-counter sleeping pill every night? Nothing works as good at these do for me.

Get it checked out!: Seek medical help to determine to cause of your lack of sleep quality. Typically a collapse airway is involved and today, a simple overnight take home sleep test can provide all the information needed to determine if a potentially life threatening, life shortening condition of obstructive sleep apnea may be at play. Do it, it may save your life! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a multivitamin while on birth control shot?

Is it safe to take a multivitamin while on birth control shot?

Yes: Not only safe but a good idea! Get a quality one; look for one with L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (or methylfolate) instead of folic acid and you will know it's a good one (about half of people have can't readily convert folic acid to active methylfolate). One excellent choice is O.N.E Multivitamin by Pure Encapsulations. See https://drrandybaker.com/2014/01/ for more about vitamins. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a complete multivitamin while taking birth control pills?

Is it safe to take a complete multivitamin while taking birth control pills?

Sounds ok: If a person had no prior problems taking typical over-the-counter multivitamins (or multivitamins with minerals) before starting to take birth control pills, then she should have no problems taking both the vitamins and the birth control pills. If worried, she can gather up her medications and supplements, and then make an appointment with her primary care doctor, to review what she is taking. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take zyrtec (cetirizine) most days of the year or is there a chance for long term problems with taking it too much? I try to avoid taking medicines.

Is it safe to take zyrtec (cetirizine) most days of the year or is there a chance for long term problems with taking it too much? I try to avoid taking medicines.

Zyrtec (cetirizine) : Zyrtec is a safe anti-histamine with a relatively good tract record in long term users. But note that all medications have side effects. However, some are willing to take a small and smart risk for a better quality of life. Discuss nasal antihistamines & other non-systemic treatments with your doctor. With immunotherapy, an immunologist may be able to help avert your need for medications. ...Read more

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Is there a safe appetite suppressant / diet pill I can take while on medication for a slow thyroid?

Is there a safe appetite suppressant / diet pill I can take while on medication for a slow thyroid?

No: No medication is 100%safe - unfortunately there is no magic bullet for weight loss. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a sleeping pill before operation?

Is it safe to take a sleeping pill before operation?

You need to ask: the anesthesiologist who will be working your case. ...Read more

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What is the dose of silybin in capsules should I buy and what dose to take as how many pill to have safe effect in 59kg 24 y male as liver tonic?

What is the dose of silybin in capsules should I buy and what dose to take as how many pill to have safe effect in 59kg 24 y male as liver tonic?

it depends: The dose depends on the formulation. You will need to rely on the manufacturer's instructions to determine this. Many companies make silybinin/milk thistle products so dosing tends to depend on how it was made. Milk thistle is a good antioxidant. ...Read more

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I'm taking quasense birth control pills, and am wondering if it is safe to also take the diet pill zantrex 3. I used it prior to the bc and liked it.

I'm taking quasense birth control pills, and am wondering if it is safe to also take the diet pill zantrex 3. I used it prior to the bc and liked it.

Diet pill: Zantrex 3 is not fda approved and has not been properly studied to establish its safety. It contains more caffeine than three cups of coffee and is known to cause heart problems and a rapid increase in blood pressure in some individuals. Zantrex-3 could trigger a heart attack in people with heart conditions. It is not a healthy option. Read more: http://www.Ehow.Com/facts_5312171_dangers-za. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter pain medication is safe to take after a D&C while taking Depakote?

What over-the-counter pain medication is safe to take after a D&C  while taking Depakote?

Safe medication: You may take acetaminophen but not more than 4000 mg a day which would be 650 mg every 4 hours( that would make 3900 mg/day) or 1000 mg every 6 hours. Ibuprofen, naproxen and the like interact with Depakote by increasing the changes of bleeding( decreasing platelet count). Some people still take those together but under close supervision by their doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be using the implant and carelle pill at the same time aswell as taking IBS tablets ?

Is it safe to be using the implant and carelle pill at the same time aswell as taking IBS tablets ?

2nd method: In addition to dr. Livingston's excellent answer: please consider the use of an extra type of birth control method. Instead of more hormones, consider a barrier method like condoms, or a spermicide gel. That way you can still improve your odds and avoid the extra hormones. Using two different forms of birth control is common in japan, where unplanned pregnancies are less common. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as overdosing on birth control pills? Should women take a break from the pill after a time period?

Is there such thing as overdosing on birth control pills? Should women take a break from the pill after a time period?

Not necessarily.: You can overdose on any type of medication, if you take more than the amount indicated or prescribed. At the present time, if you are not having any complications from the pill, we don't recommend that you take a drug holiday. ...Read more

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