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I'm planning to take "BSN True Mass" weight gainer. I want to know if 'papain' and 'bromelain' are dangerous for health?? Thank you..
See details: Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple juice and may function as an anti-inflammatory agent. Papain is an enzyme found in papaya and is used as a meat tenderizer. Avoid the papain. ...Read more
Can u give me sme feedbacks abt Universal Nutrition - "Milk & egg"? Can it be usd as a weight gainer? Confusd abt bromelain & papain?
Can Bromelain & Papain be dangerous for health? I'm takin' Universal Nutrition "Milk & Egg" protein as weight gainer? Thank you
Is taking 6 pills that each contain simethicone, papain, sanzyme 3500, sodium dehydrocholate, dicyclomine hydrochloride on daily basis bad?
Got a whitening toothpaste tht claims to b al natural w bromelain n papain. No chemical bleach. It's frm a well known n gud brand. Can it harm my enamel?
Here in the US products pass stringent tests before going to market, not sure about where you live. There isn’t enough scientific evidence to determine whether or not bromelain is effective for any of its uses, Papain is also used in some toothpastes however, its whitening effect is minimal.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3573376/ ...Read more
Is it safe to use GNC natural brand super digestive enzymes (http://www. Gnc. Com/product/index. Jsp? Productid=2291) during pregnancy? It has papain, which I have heard mixed things about. I have ibs.
I would avoid.: The GNC ones you asked about do not appear to be enteric coated which means these enzymes will be broken down by stomach acid before reaching the gut, rendering them mostly useless. There is some evidence that some of these enzymes might affect folate (folic acid) absorption which is critical for early neural development, so I would recommend saving your money! Perhaps invest in some organic veggies instead! ...Read more
My dentist gave me papain for tooth pain. I am currently pregnant at third trimester. Is it safe to take that medicine?
Not sure: Personally, I never heard of it. This is what was posted on webmd:special precautions & warnings: pregnancy and breast-feeding: taking papain by mouth during pregnancy is possibly unsafe. There is a concern that it might cause birth defects or miscarriage. Not enough is known about the safety of using papain during breast-feeding. Don’t use it if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. ...Read more
My left ear (cartalidge bit) hurts so bad. Dr says no infection, scribed papain & prednisolone (I'm in Malyasia). Still pain! No fever or sore throat?
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more
Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more