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I'm taking progesterone oral 100mg 2x daily. M 9 weeks preg. Is this really any help to take it orally or am i taking it and not needing to?

I'm taking progesterone oral 100mg 2x daily. M 9 weeks preg. Is this really any help to take it orally or am i taking it and not needing to?

Unsure: Progesterone supplementation has been shown to help in invitro fertilization cycles atrificially stimulated by hormones. It is also helpful to decrease the risk of a premature birth in someone who ha a prior premature birth if taken in the second and third trimesters. I do not think it helps in normal pregnancies in the first trimester. ...Read more

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My dr told me 2 take Benefiber daily. I found fiber oral capsules were cheaper & easier to consume. Fiber caps r made of psyllium. Which better &why?

My dr told me 2 take Benefiber daily.  I found fiber oral capsules were cheaper & easier to consume.  Fiber caps r made of psyllium. Which better &why?

Benefiber may be: Easier to take. The powder in a can format is easier and cheaper than capsules and you'll get a larger dose which will help make you regular. Psyllium works well too and is a bulk laxative, and helps moves things through. It s a matter of preference. It also comes as loose powder. ...Read more

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What happens if we take 200000 iu (5 mg) of vitamin D3 once in a month by oral injection then how much iu are we going to take daily?

What happens if we take 200000 iu (5 mg) of vitamin D3 once in a month by oral injection then how much iu are we going to take daily?

Vitamin D Dose: You are asking about dosing by "oral injection". Oral typically means you are going to swallow it. Injection typically means you are using a needle to inject it either into the muscle or into the subcutaneous tissue.

Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin, and it is very often low. It is important not to use a very high (dos) without knowing your level of vitamin d (25-OH). ...Read more

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How much magnesium do you absorb from an epson salt bath? If I take 800 mg a day of oral magnesium can the bath daily make me overdose in magnesium?

How much magnesium do you absorb from an epson salt bath? If I take 800 mg a day of oral magnesium can the bath daily make me overdose in magnesium?

No: Very little Magnesium is absorbed from topical application while in a bathtub.
No the daily bath while taking Magnesium will not make you overdose in Magnesium.
Side effect that is commonly found at 800 mg is loose stools. Magnesium is a good remedy for constipation due to its bowel loosening properties. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take birth control on and off? Keep forgetting to take daily. Can oral birth control cause you to retain water?

Is it bad to take birth control on and off? Keep forgetting to take daily. Can oral birth control cause you to retain water?

Do U want it to work: The pill works basically by preventing egg release. No egg=no chance at conception. To do that the pill should be taken as prescribed to maintain the hormone levels that prevent egg release. Skip pills=hormone level falls=you might get pregnant. If you pair taking the pill with something you do every day you may not forget. If you can't, use something else or plan to be a mom soon. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take levocetrizine oral, pantoprazole and patanase nasal spray daily, and if so, when should each be taken?

Is it safe to take levocetrizine oral, pantoprazole and patanase nasal spray daily, and if so, when should each be taken?

Safe: Both tablets better at bed time, the spray morning and evening or as directed by the prescriber, mind you, pantoprazole interferes with calcium absorption, so avoid taking them together, and don't exceed recommend duration by your physician ...Read more

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Can doc rule out eyr or oral herpes without tests? Got presc for 1.5 g daily dose of dexamethasone tapering off for 7days & cetirizine. Take meds/not?

Can doc rule out eyr or oral herpes without tests? Got presc for 1.5 g daily dose of dexamethasone tapering off for 7days & cetirizine. Take meds/not?

Yes, ask your doctor: Usually hsv1&2 infections can be diagnosed by visual inspection. Your doctor is there to explain the benefits and risks of taking a drug. The decision to take a medicine or not is yours. ...Read more

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How high a dose can I take daily of oral liquid ferrous gluconate (Floradix) went having both low ferritin (7) and hemoglobin (7.1)? Can't take pills.

How high a dose can I take daily of oral liquid ferrous gluconate (Floradix) went having both low ferritin (7) and hemoglobin (7.1)? Can't take pills.

IV iron: If you have difficulty taking pills, you may wish to discuss getting iron replacement by intravenous infusion. One session may be enough to infuse enough iron to overcome the deficiency. Consult this site for more information on this topic.
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases_conditions/hic_Anemia/hic_intravenous_iron_supplementation ...Read more

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I have UTI & yi. Recently had oral thrush & still think I do. Dr. Gave diflucan 150mg for 1 day to take for yi, but read bad things about it. & cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg twice daily/3 days for uti. Are they safe?

I have UTI & yi. Recently had oral thrush & still think I do. Dr. Gave diflucan 150mg for 1 day to take for yi, but read bad things about it. & cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg twice daily/3 days for uti.  Are they safe?

Oral thrush?: The question is why do you have oral thrush? Are you sexually active? Have you had std screening recently? Do you have any other diseases, diabetes, asthma, autoimmune, do you use inhaled steroids? You need to discuss further with your primary care physician and follow up with appropriate tests as need be. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a daily oral steroid for asthma like, pulmicort, when you are already taking methotrexate and prednisone 9 mg, for dermatomyositis?

Is it ok to take a daily oral steroid for asthma like, pulmicort, when you are already taking methotrexate and prednisone 9 mg, for dermatomyositis?

yes: Pulmicort is inhaled and hardly ever causes systemic side effects. Very safe medication and nothing to worry. Prednisone has many more side effects although 9 mg is a low dose. ...Read more

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I take the oral contraceptive pill clenil but at rage same time daily, I had my period as normal as a week later I started bleeding again why?

I take the oral contraceptive pill clenil but at rage same time daily, I had my period as normal as a week later I started bleeding again why?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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How long is it to take metaxalone? Would it be okay to take daily for a few months?

How long is it to take metaxalone? Would it be okay to take daily for a few months?

Discuss w/ Dr: The only safe way to take this is exactly according to the directions. Definitely talk about it and note clearly your concerns for avoiding long term problems. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it okay to take daily prescribed allergy medications like allegra and singulair (montelukast) with alcohol?

Is it okay to take daily prescribed allergy medications like allegra and singulair (montelukast) with alcohol?

Yes: There is no contraindication to drinking moderate amounts of alcohol and taking Allegra or singulair (montelukast). The emphasis is on moderate consumption, as anything more is deleterious to health in general and optimally no alcohol consumption is ideal to a healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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I take n-acetyl-cysteine, is this okay to take daily — I am a heavy smoker cutting down and it seems to help my lungs (pain, mild mucus, breathless)?

I take n-acetyl-cysteine, is this okay to take daily — I am a heavy smoker cutting down and it seems to help my lungs (pain, mild mucus, breathless)?

No problem: But check your dose with your doctor. Good luck stopping smoking. 65% of smokers develop depression. I am curious if you are on all three antidepressants at once and whether that is helping. Let me know. ...Read more

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It's okay to take oral gluthatione while im breastfeed to my baby. Thanks?

It's okay to take oral gluthatione while im breastfeed to my baby. Thanks?

Breast feeding: Glutathione is not recommended during breastfeeding we don't know what effect it would have on the baby. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take 20 mg zyrtec/ daily?

Is it okay to take 20 mg zyrtec/ daily?

Probably: Although the usual dose of zyrtec (cetirizine) for an adult is 10 mg daily, under the direction of a physician, some patients may need more. It would be important to discuss the dosing with your physician as another approach to treatment may be indicated. Avoid drinking alcohol and be aware that drowsiness may be more likely at higher doses. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take androderm and oral testosterone?

Is it okay to take androderm and oral testosterone?

No!: You should not be taking such substances without a prescription from your doctor. ...Read more

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Is ashwaghandha safe to take daily?

Is ashwaghandha safe to take daily?

Yes: It is safe, but, what do you expect to gain by taking it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Vitaminrs I should take daily for my age?

Vitaminrs I should take daily for my age?

None needed: There are no required supplements for the general population (hence their name). It is a personal choice that should be based on your understanding of them (livestrong. Com is one example of such a site). If have medical conditions, should discuss with your dr so know risks and benefits. ...Read more

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Which multivatimins are best to take daily?

Which multivatimins are best to take daily?

Multivitamins: I prefer onenonly for women and same for men. Several others are similar in content but this one is the produce I am most familiar with, you can purchase on line or in whole foods. My best. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed to take gabantin 100 daily. Why?

I have been prescribed to take gabantin 100 daily. Why?

Gabapentin ?: Your physician needs to communicate with you. Only your physician knows best what ails you. This medication is used to relieve nerve pain following shingles (a painful rash due to herpes zoster infection) in adults. This condition is called postherpetic neuralgia. Gabapentin belongs to a class of drugs known as antiseizure drugs (also called anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drugs).

Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why can't I take trimix daily?

Why can't I take trimix daily?

Trimix: The best possible answer could be that one can build a tolerance to the medication. Over time the medication may not work as well, hence it is best to not use it daily. Use it only when needed. ...Read more

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Why do you take oral anesthetics?

Why do you take oral anesthetics?

I dunno!: You need to be a little more specific with your question.

However, most people take them due to baby's teething issues, denture sore spots, or relief from canker sores.

But why do you take oral anesthetics? I dunno! ...Read more

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My mom takes excederin on a daily basis is she in trouble?

My mom takes excederin on a daily basis is she in trouble?

No: Excedrin is a form of ordinary Aspirin and as long as correct dosage is used its harmless. (In fact may have beneficial effects!!!!)

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Do you think it could be okay for me to take .5 Xanax (alprazolam) daily?

Do you think it could be okay for me to take .5 Xanax (alprazolam) daily?

Xanax (alprazolam) safety: If your primary care doctor or psychiatrist has prescribed xanax (alprazolam) for you it should be safe and hopefully effective. ...Read more

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I've been going to the gym for 1 year (each day except sundays). I am aiming to win some more muscles, is it okay to take a pill daily of rexobol 50?

I've been going to the gym for 1 year (each day except sundays). I am aiming to win some more muscles, is it okay to take a pill daily of rexobol 50?

STEROIDS???: I question taking any steroids...short term effect may impress, but long term side effects and potential health issues may not be the best answers. How about a personal trainer and find out the right exercises and the right nutrition to help you reach your goals. ...Read more