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My insurance company will no longer cover my prescription for Omega-3 Acid Ethyl Esters. Can you recommend a viable substitute for this medication.

My insurance company will no longer cover my prescription for Omega-3 Acid Ethyl Esters.  Can you recommend a viable substitute for this medication.

Use HealthTap Prime.: This is a complex question, which is hard to answer in 400 characters. Use HealthTap Prime to get doctor's informed advice. What's the Omega-3 EEs used for? What condition's being treated? Most Omega-3 EEs are made from fish oil. Eating more fish & using OTC fish oil capsules are 2 possible alternatives. But again, use HealthTap Prime to discuss pros & cons of this approach as EEs are lower in fis ...Read more

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It's ok to take plexus's probio5 with ester-c, right? Thanks!

It's ok to take plexus's probio5 with ester-c, right? Thanks!

Check the label: Taking supplements can be helpful, depending on the reason for taking them. At times though, looking at what mother nature has to offer can be better. An example I use is that an apple, which has on average 6mgs of vit c, because of the 12, 000 other phytonutrients in it, will give you more antioxidant protection than taking 1500 mgs of vitamin c in pill form. Vitamins are food fragments. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about creatine ethyl ester - better than creatine?

Can you tell me about creatine ethyl ester - better than creatine?

No: Creatine ethyl ester (CEE) is an ethyl ester derivative of creatine, from which it is made. Creatinine is a breakdown product of creatine phosphate in muscle. In the body, CEE is converted back into creatine. CEE is better absorbed & has a longer half-life than creatinine monohydrate. Research found that CEE is likely to be no better than taking creatinine. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about creatine ethyl ester or pre-workout?

Can you tell me about creatine ethyl ester or pre-workout?

Not known: Check company brochure for dosing time. Remember, these products are not FDA regualted. Dose, interval and safety profile is not known. Talk to your PCP and know your health status before using them. ...Read more

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Does HGH depot only come as a 2 part powdered suspension or are there oil based formulations similar to the way testosterone esters are formulated.

Does HGH depot only come as a 2 part powdered suspension or are there oil based formulations similar to the way testosterone esters are formulated.

Neutropin Depot: Nutropin (human growth hormone) Depot formulation consists of micronized particles of rhGH embedded in biocompatible, biodegradable polylactide?coglycolide microspheres that dissolve slowly over time. It comes as a powder and liquid. It is only for those with documented growth hormone deficiency. ...Read more

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I sniffed some esters and now have a sore throat and nose. Help?

I sniffed some esters and now have a sore throat and nose. Help?

Chemical irritation: You may have a chemical irritation of the mucosal lining of your nose and throat. Need to drink adequate water and see an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Is 3000 mgs of ester-c in morning and 3000mgs of same at night better than taking same amount of regular vitamin c?

Is 3000 mgs of ester-c in morning and 3000mgs of same at night better than taking same amount of regular vitamin c?

Vitamin C: An adult male's normal daily vitamin c requirement is about 70 - 100 mg, unless under treatment for vitamin c deficiency. 3000 mg is way more than you need if you don't have any deficiency. Fortunately, vitamin c is water soluble, and so the excess will be excreted in your urine. One tablet a day, or every other day, or twice weekly is enough if you eat a balanced diet at meals daily. ...Read more

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Is pure ascorbic acid or ester-c with flavonoids a better source of vitamin c?

Is pure ascorbic acid or ester-c with flavonoids a better source of vitamin c?

Vitamin C: They are the same in equivalent dosages, but the addition of bioflavinoids with the vitamin c resembles that found in nature and is probably better. ...Read more

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Occult blood (2+ ) and trace of leukocyte ester are in my urinalysis . What do I need to do ? Thank you

Occult blood (2+ ) and trace of leukocyte ester are in my urinalysis . What do I need to do ? Thank you

Any symptoms? : Female after menopause have frequently UTI ( urinary tract infection) without symptoms or it may be bacterial contamination form skin. These are typical markers of possible infection but in absence of symptoms - best to do urinalysis and urine culture to determine bacteria. if no bacteria detected and trade of blood persists - consult urologist . Drink plenty of fluids and keep good hygiene. ...Read more

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It's ok to take coq-10 w everything i take right?Levothyroxine atenolol hctz Lexapro (escitalopram) Suboxone Vyvanse klonopin & ester-c?

It's ok to take coq-10 w everything i take right?Levothyroxine atenolol hctz Lexapro (escitalopram) Suboxone Vyvanse klonopin & ester-c?

Right: While there are potential interactions between a few of your medicines, the coq10 should not interact with lexapro, (escitalopram) suboxone, atenolol, hctz, klonopin, levothyroxin, and vyvanse. With hypertension and hyperlipidemia, you might want to consider a regular regimen of low-impact exercise (walking in the sunshine) and eating mostly foods with a low glycemic index. ...Read more

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Uriine-urythocytes high, ketones 20,leukocyte esters large, leukocytes 40, nitrates positive. In blood-leukocytes high, urea nitrogen low. Am i dying?

Uriine-urythocytes high, ketones 20,leukocyte esters large, leukocytes 40, nitrates positive. In blood-leukocytes high, urea nitrogen low. Am i dying?

You have a uti: when a urinalysis shows large Leukocytes and nitrites positive you have a urinary tract infection and need antibiotics pending the culture report. On your blood test, you said leukocytes high which indicates infection. if you have fever and chills and back pain, could be kidney infection and may need treatment at Emergency Room now. You are not dying, but need urgent treatment ...Read more

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What can cause your potassium to go to 3.4. And can it affect your heart? I take vitamins, ester c, d, e.Fish oil lysine, can any of them affect your potassium?

What can cause your potassium to go to 3.4. And can it affect your heart? I take vitamins, ester c, d, e.Fish oil lysine, can any of them affect your potassium?

A : A potassium level of 3.4 is normal in most labs and won't affect your heart. The most common cause of a low potassium is treatment with diuretics ( water pills ) for high blood pressure. None of supplements you are taking should affect postassium. ...Read more

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Is there a natural plant or drug that gives the cigarette a relaxing effect but does not harm the body and is not addictive? I need it for hard times.

Is there a natural plant or drug that gives the cigarette a relaxing effect but does not harm the body and is not addictive? I need it for hard times.

Smoking: Is there a natural plant or drug that gives the cigarette a relaxing effect but does not harm the body and is not addictive? I need it for hard times. ANS: YES-dying from CA lung or COPD form cigs is the ultimate relaxer but takes time. Surely you jest? Stop smoking now is the only advice I can give. ...Read more

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Is it true that plant based diets cure cardiovascular risk factors and drugs just treat symptoms?

Is it true that plant based diets cure cardiovascular risk factors and drugs just treat symptoms?

Diets: There are many foods that are good for controlling cardiovascular risk, particularly when you are also taking the prescribed medication.
That said, "too much of a good thing" is not always good for you. ...Read more

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I have high cholesterol, I don't want to take drugs. Heard with diet plant sterols can help, like CholestOff by Nature Made. Are they safe?

I have high cholesterol, I don't want to take drugs. Heard with diet plant sterols can help, like CholestOff by Nature Made. Are they safe?

LDL: Please go to framingham risk calculator (http://cvdrisk.nhlbi.nih.gov) and calculate risk for having heart disease within next ten years. If risk is greater than 7.5% American expert panels recommend considering a statin medication. European experts do not consider statins until your risk is much higher - 20%. The other agents you are discussing do not have the same benefit as statins. ...Read more

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Are plant sterols gummies safe to take daily to help lower my cholesterol along with healthy diet? "I do not want to take drugs and need help!

Are plant sterols gummies safe to take daily to help lower my cholesterol along with healthy diet? "I do not want to take drugs and need help!

Contradiction in: terms. Plant sterols are drugs of unproven usefulness, but you do not want to take other drugs of proven effectiveness! Given that you have diabetes, it is imperative that you control your blood lipids, if that requires taking statins, what is your objection?
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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I have a drug test (urine) for the plants in 3 weeks I roll joints for my friends and accidentally licked my fingers will I fail?

I have a drug test (urine) for the plants in 3 weeks I roll joints for my friends and accidentally licked my fingers will I fail?

Depends: Are you exposed to the smoke from your friends? Second hand smoke is more likely to make you fail the test than licking your fingers. If you avoid any and all exposure to weed for the next three weeks, you should be okay.
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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Can grapefruit affect medications?

Can grapefruit affect medications?

Grapefruit Juice: may interact with a # of meds to include: Dexedrine, Adderall, Desoxyn, Ritalin, Halcion, Versed, Mogodon, Norvir, Zoloft, Lustral, Lipitor, Mevacor, Zocor, Buspar, Levothyroxine,Xanax, Doral, Valium, Verapamil, Prandon, Luvox, Codiene, Seroquel, Serzone, Oxycodone, dextromethorphan, Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, (vardenafil) Trazodone, Tegretol, cisapride, etc. Ask your pharmacist for more info. ...Read more

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Can a nurse administer medication?

Can a nurse administer medication?

Yes, that: is well within the scope of practice for a nurse. ...Read more

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Im about to take my new medication?

Im about to take my new medication?

Take as directed!: Before you accept any new prescription or medication, know why it's recommended. Know what it's intended to do. Remind the prescriber about all your other medications, including otc medications & supplements (not the same thing!). Learn about common side effects & dangerous ones, too. Find out if you're supposed to get refills or if this is a one time deal. And take w/ or w/o food as directed. ...Read more

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Ok to take medications when fasting?

Ok to take medications when fasting?

depends: Some medications must be taken with food due to their effect on the stomach. Some medications are better absorbed when taken with medications. Diabetic medications may cause a drastic reduction in your blood sugar if you do not eat. As you can see there are many possibilities. Check with your physician before you do anything..
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Can a person diet without medication?

Can a person diet without medication?

Of course: I do not recommend any medication as part of a diet and most successful diets do not involve any type of medication. That said, in general "diets" don't work if it is a temporary diet, as when the diet ends people usually regain weight. The most successful diets are life-long changes in how you eat. Again, no medication is required for one to have a healthy diet. ...Read more

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What medications can control appetite?

What medications can control appetite?

Several: Phenteramine is a common one, but there are many. Just talk to your doctor to see if medication is needed and which is right for you. ...Read more

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What medication will take her pain away?

What medication will take her pain away?

See doctor.: Need to know where the pain is, how much pain. what makes it worse or better, a physical exam in order to diagnose it then it can be treated. ...Read more

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Anyone recommend a medication for colds?

Anyone recommend a medication for colds?

Home remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more