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Which is better: comprehensive nutritional supplements pills or liquids?

Which is better: comprehensive nutritional supplements pills or liquids?

Better than what?: Whole food trumps supplements virtually every time. Don't buy into the hoax that vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, seeds, whole grains, and wild fish like salmon isn't superior in almost every situation to taking a supplement. Food is the best. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


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Can you buy valeron liquid medication on line?

Valerian liquid?: I'm not sure if you are talking about valerian liquid. You can practically buy anything on the internet these days, including valerian liquid. I would be cautious about buying any form of medication (prescribed or herbal) online because you never know what you are truly getting. ...Read more

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How to take diuretics — it's for a working with medication essay. e.g. when orally, is it tablet of liquid form?

How to take diuretics — it's for a working with medication essay. e.g. when orally, is it tablet of liquid form?

See below: Diuretics, since they stimulate urination, should always be taken early in the day. If twice a day is necessary, the 2nd dose should be no later than dinner time. Oral use us with pills. Furosemide and hydrochlorothiazide are not available as liquids but can be crushed for ng tube use. The IV route is appropriate for acute congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, or hypertensive crisis. ...Read more

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Why do I hate to drink liquid medication?

Texture or taste: Sometimes the medication makes the liquid chunky or tastes bitter.
You can practice swallowing a pill using mini m&m's. ...Read more

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I'm having stinky brown liquid discharge while having medication with my tuboovarian complex. Normal?

I'm having stinky brown liquid discharge while having medication with my tuboovarian complex. Normal?

No.: Your question lacks some detail, such as what precisely your "tubo-ovarian complex" consists of. If you are taking medication for an infection which has ascended from the vagina to the fallopian tubes, you can expect a discharge if not properly treated. There is resistance among different bacteria to drugs used to treat sexually transmitted diseases, so you should return to your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a liquid medication to fall sleep faster while on the xulane patch?

Is it safe to take a liquid medication to fall sleep faster while on the xulane patch?

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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I can't seem to swollow ciprofloxacin pill. Is there any liquid form for this medication?

I can't seem to swollow ciprofloxacin pill. Is there any liquid form for this medication?

Yes: Ciproflocacillin is available in liquid form. You can also try taking the pill with a teaspoon of applesauce or jam — "just a spoonful makes the medicine go down". ...Read more

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What form of medication or supplement gets absorbed fastest? I was thinking maybe chewable tablets or liquid gel capsules.

What form of medication or supplement gets absorbed fastest? I was thinking maybe chewable tablets or liquid gel capsules.

Varies: It depends upon what medication you are talking about. In general, however, the fastest absorption is the sublingual route, where the medication is placed under the tongue. Very few medications, however, are designed to be taken this way. Next fastest are usually the gel caps. Chewables actually have about the same absorption as solid pills. If wondering about a specific medication, ask pharmacist! ...Read more

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What to do if I could not swallow any medication what so ever not even liquid. So I was wondering if there is any gummy medication for anxiety?

What to do if I could not swallow any medication what so ever not even liquid. So I was wondering if there is any gummy medication for anxiety?

No, but other option: There are no gummy formulations of anti-anxiety medications. However, therapy is very good option for treating anxiety that avoids medications altogether. Cognitive behavioral therapy or cbt is very effective at treating anxiety. ...Read more

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What do you need to know about storing total parenteral nutrition liquid?

What do you need to know about storing total parenteral nutrition liquid?

Refrigerate.: Ask your home TPN company, and prescribing doctor. Depends on what formulation, e.g. 3 in 1, separate lipids, etc. You should be given this information before starting TPN at home-it is a big deal, high tech rx that demands strict adherence to protocols to avoid complications. ...Read more

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My right nipple is always hard on the inside, and this clear liquid stuff comes out when I squeeze it male 16 not on any medication?

My right nipple is always hard on the inside, and this clear liquid stuff comes out when I squeeze it male 16 not on any medication?

See Dr: You may have a pituitary disorder causing you to make too much prolactin. You will need a physical exam, blood work and maybe MRI of your pituitary gland in your head. Most often, this can be treated with medication. ...Read more

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Concerned about giving 12 to16oz of prune juice to bed ridden incontinent woman on several medications who's bm became yelliw liquid after few days ti?

Concerned about giving 12 to16oz of prune juice to bed ridden incontinent woman on several medications who's bm became yelliw liquid after few days ti?

Agreed : I do share your concern giving that much prune juice to someone who is in that situation. Before giving, it, I would speak with the patient's doctor to determine why she is already having liquid stool and to formulate a good plan to deal with her many issues. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a such thing as liquid tylenol without all the cold and flu medication additives? Or can acetaminophen only come in pill form pure.

Is there a such thing as liquid tylenol without all the cold and flu medication additives? Or can acetaminophen only come in pill form pure.

Yes, there is: There is liquid acetaminophen, generic and brand name such as tylenol. Ask your pharmacist about other active ingredients, if any, or read the labels carefully. Some boast that they are dye free, if that is one of your concerns. And there is adult and child strength liquids. ...Read more

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Can I mix his liquid azithromycin in soda? He has sensory issues and this is our third medication and 9th attempt at hiding his medication in 4 days.

Can I mix his liquid azithromycin in soda? He has sensory issues and this is our third medication and 9th attempt at hiding his medication in 4 days.

2 yo and antibiotics: Is the issue taste?? — if so certainly soda will help mask it — my only concern might be the carbonation — flat soda might be better. Some pharmacies will "custom flavor" medications if that helps — how about apple sauce — or mixing it with a milk shake?? Good luck ...Read more

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Back throat suddenly really dry and hurts a little when salivates? (not on medication, and drink enough liquid)

Back throat suddenly really dry and hurts a little when salivates? (not on medication, and drink enough liquid)

Many possibilities: Are you sleeping with your mouth open? Do you have allergies? Has this ever happened previously? Do you have other symptoms? Let us know what is going on in detail and perhaps can be of more help. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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Vomiting a half hour after taking doxycycline. Nothing but clear liquids come up. Is this decreasing effectiveness of the medication?

Vomiting a half hour after taking doxycycline. Nothing but clear liquids come up. Is this decreasing effectiveness of the medication?

Maybe: Vomiting that soon could mean some drug also came up and less will be absorbed. Doxycycline can be taken with food to reduce stomach and intestinal irritation. Don't worry if this has just happened once or twice; just make sure you take most doses without vomiting. ...Read more

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Slight swelling above top front of ear on head. Clear non smelly liquid leaking out of top of ear. It gets cakey with hair. Need medication?

Slight swelling above top front of ear on head. Clear non smelly liquid leaking out of top of ear.  It gets cakey with hair.  Need medication?

Preauricular cyst: You have a congenital cyst and sinus. You need to see an ear nose and throat physician for possible surgeryt to remove the cyst and sinus tract. ...Read more

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Can I use the vapor steam liquid medication inside the warm steam vaporizer to clear my 5 month old chest congestion? Or should I use plain water.

Can I use the vapor steam liquid medication inside the warm steam vaporizer to clear my 5 month old chest congestion? Or should I use plain water.

Plain: If it stinks/has any odor, it is actually irritating to babies airway and potentially harmful. Plain water produces a moistening steam that soothes the airway. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed 5mg liquid Zoloft (sertraline) because I am very medication sensitive. Also, doing CBT for social phobia. Will I have any effects from this low dose?

Dr prescribed 5mg liquid Zoloft (sertraline) because I am very medication sensitive.  Also, doing CBT for social phobia.  Will I have any effects from this low dose?

Yes: Yes, it could. Most probably you start at a very low dose and he will raise it as tolerated until it helps. If you are "sensitive to medications", you may ask your Doctor to order Genetic Studies(usually obtained thru a swab of your cheek), which will tell all your Doctors how your Liver (CYP-450) handles medications to avoid adverse reactions. ...Read more