Top
20
Doctor insights on: P D Natal Vitamins Medication

Share
1

1
Are vitamins considered medications too?

Are vitamins considered medications too?

Yes: Vitamins are medications when they are used to treat a given condition caused by the deficiency of that vitamin. By definition, a vitamin is a substance that needs to be present in a very small quantity to maintain health. "vita" life, "min" miniscule or very small. Examples being scurvy, the deficiency of vitamin c, or rickets the deficiency of vitamin d. ...Read more

2

2
Are vitamins considered a medication or something else?

Are vitamins considered a medication or something else?

Vitamins: Are considered supplements. There are some powerful vitamins, sometimes called nutriceuticals, but still supplements. ...Read more

3

3
Are there any medications, vitamins or herbs to avoid with tamixifen?

Are there any medications, vitamins or herbs to avoid with tamixifen?

Many meds, also...: 327 (!) medications are known to interact with tamoxifen- not all seriously. The prescribing doc should supply this info! See http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/tamoxifen. Html
the main herb that can interact is st john's wort. Gla, melatonin and tocotrienols may have supportive interactions- see http://www. Evitamins. Com/encyclopedia/assets/drug/tamoxifen/~default. ...Read more

4

4
What number of hours apart should I take my medications and vitamins?

Together is fine: You do not need set number of hours, you can take them together or apart, whatever fits your schedule. ...Read more

6

6
What makes you gain weight any vitamin or medication I can take? I don't really have an appetite to eat so what can I do to gain 20lbs atleast?

What makes you gain weight any vitamin or medication I can take? I don't really have an appetite to eat so what can I do to gain 20lbs atleast?

An approach....: First make sure you don't have a severe life- threatening illness preventing you from gaining weight. That will require seeing a clinician. Once done consider other variables: dietary protein, digestion, absorption.

I start with a plant based, anti-inflammatory, low glycemic, hormonally correct protein powder (1-2x/day) that is also chock full of vitamins, trace minerals, and enzymes. ...Read more

7

7
Can I take vitamin B12 with my medication?

Can I take vitamin B12 with my medication?

Yes, however...: You don't say which medication but it is safe to take B12 with all medications, but it should not be taken at the same time as tetracycline (take at least an hour apart). Many medications reduce absorption & thus increase our need for B12.
I advise sublingual or chewable methylcobalamin.
See http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-b12-cobalamin
& http://bit. Ly/1cBhjvn. ...Read more

8

8
Do you know of side effects if I take vitamins and medication at the same time?

Do you know of side effects if I take vitamins and medication at the same time?

Yes: The absorption of some medications, like thyroid medications and some antibiotic will be blocked by taking calcium with it. You should always tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking supplements so they can advise you of potential medication interactions. ...Read more

10

10
What are some of medication/vitamins you need to take when you are trying for babies? Am 27 years old.

What are some of medication/vitamins you need to take when you are trying for babies? Am 27 years old.

Prenatal vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are typically full of b vitamins especially folate (folic acid) which if taken prior to getting pregnant lowers risk of spinal tube defects. Some studies suggest benefit to fish (oil) but that data is still early. Otherwise, best to check w/your family doc or OB for their specific recommendations given where you live & your specific medical, surgical & obstetric history. ...Read more

11

11
Want to start taking Rainbow Light One Women's vitamin, does the herbal blend react with any medications?

Want to start taking Rainbow Light One Women's vitamin, does the herbal blend react with any medications?

Rainbow Light One: Woman's vitamin seems to be a pretty good multiple vitamin, but as with any chemical you put in your body, it can interact with other ones/medications. Specific herbs that interact with the medicines you list you are taking are St. John's Wort, tryptophan, ginkgo. Your best bet is to go online to a drug interaction site and list your vitamin and each Rx med you are taking. Better: get vits in diet! ...Read more

12

12
Is there anything that I can do to improve my fertility? Any medication or vitamins I can take that are inexpensive?

Trying for pregnancy: A healthy lifestyle doesn't hurt, but most likely will not improve chances. If you have any risk factors like prior pelvic infection, you shouldsee a doctor since your fallopian tubes might be blocked. Otherwise, the best chances for pregnancy are by having intercourse at least every other day a few days before and around the time of ovulation. (usually 14 days before your expected period). ...Read more

13

13
What medications interact with vitamin d?

What medications interact with vitamin d?

Numerous: There are many drugs which can interact with vitamin d, but the main ones which should be avoided included magnesium hydroxide and magnesium-containing antacids, mineral oil, vitamin d analogs, and probably thiazide diuretics (blood pressure med) as well. ...Read more

15

15
Do prenatal vitamins interact negatively with medications?

Do prenatal vitamins interact negatively with medications?

Yes: Some yes. You need to ask your pharmacist about possible interactions between your medications and your prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

16

16
Can vitamins and minerals interact with these medications?

Can vitamins and minerals interact with these medications?

Drug nutrient: Yes, vitamins and minerals interact with and are affected by what we eat and with medications. If you want to search yourself go online to put in your specifics. ...Read more

17

17
What is the best over-the-counter medication/vitamin for pms?

What is the best over-the-counter medication/vitamin for pms?

Vitex/chasteberry: The herb vitex aka chasteberry does have some research support in improving pms symptoms:

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/11129515

calcium may also be helpful:

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/10763903. ...Read more

18

18
What can vitamins/medications can prevent premenstrual migraines?

What can vitamins/medications can prevent premenstrual migraines?

Migraine prevention: Migraine prevention is normally recommended when headaches occur 2 or more days per week. They work best when they are used continuously. Substances known to help prevent migraines include magnesium, butterbur, amitriptyline, topiramate, propranolol, and vitamin B2. Hope that helps! ...Read more

20

20
Hello...I am 25 year male suffering from vitamin B12 defeciency. Can u please tell. Medication?

Hello...I am 25 year male suffering from vitamin B12 defeciency. Can u please tell. Medication?

Why deficient?: Thanks for writing. I trust this is laboratory-proved. You are in danger. If you have become B12 deficient through a vegetarian diet, I hope you'll reconsider this lifestyle, which despite much hype actually offers little benefit and many dangers, or that you'll supplement. If you have a problem absorbing B12 (several possibilities), it's a lifetime on injectable b12, which isn't bad. Good luck. ...Read more