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I have to take calcium everyday but that medicine make me have constipation . Any other medication can I take to help?

I have to take calcium everyday but that medicine make me have constipation . Any other medication can I take to help?

A couple suggestions: First of all make sure that you are drinking plenty of water, eating high fiber foods and getting regular exercise. It may also help to take your calcium with the largest meal of the day. If those ideas do not help, consider adding psyllium at bedtime. ...Read more

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Kidneywise is it advisable for me to use kre alkalyn for fitness purposes, I have hypoparathyriodism and I use calcium medication daily?

Kidneywise is it advisable for me to use kre alkalyn   for fitness purposes, I have hypoparathyriodism and I use calcium medication daily?

Not advisable: Kre alkalyn and other creatine supplements can impaire kidney function, especially in people who might be susceptible. Having hypoparathyroidism puts you at risk for kidney stones and kre alkalyn can increase your risk as well. ...Read more

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Do calcium supplements interfere with the absorption of some medications?

Do calcium supplements interfere with the absorption of some medications?

Yes.: They can significantly lower the amount of thyroid hormone that gets absorbed. Because calcium is a positively charged ion, it can bind to any negatively charged chemical, including levothyroxine. Spacing the thyroid hormone at least 2 hours from calcium (including antacids such as tums), iron, multi-vitamins, and certain other meds can help keep thyroid blood levels stable. ...Read more

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My medication alkalizes urine and can cause calcium phosphate stones. How can I acidify my urine to counter this effect?

My medication alkalizes urine and can cause calcium phosphate stones. How can I acidify my urine to counter this effect?

Add citrate: Best approach is to add citrate. Citrate interferes with ca x phos and ca x oxalate. Citrate is available by rx as Urocit K and as Bicitra (citric acid and sodium citrate). You can supply citrate with orange juice and ReaLemon extract. These will not alkalinize urine. ...Read more

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Is it ok I am taking bone-up superior calcium formula is a dietary supplement. Taking this instead of the medication alendronate sodium tablets 70 mg?

Is it ok I am taking bone-up superior calcium formula is a dietary supplement. Taking this instead of the medication alendronate sodium tablets 70 mg?

Osteopenia: Calcium is commonly not an issue as dietary calcium is often sufficient with most people's daily dietary intake. More commonly, osteopenia/osteoporosis is correlated with vitamin d deficiency. I'd have your calcium and vitamin d levels checked. Resistance exercises also help build stronger bones. There are side-effects to bisphosphonate therapy, but believed that their benefits outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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I m suffering from avascular necrosis of hips .... I m on medication taking vitamins calcium n sodium tablets ... Plz suggest?

I m suffering from avascular necrosis of hips .... I m on medication taking vitamins calcium n sodium tablets ... Plz suggest?

Osteonecrosis (AVN): Nonoperative management for avn of the femoral head (hips) is generally ineffective. If 15% or less of the femoral head is involved & no symptoms are present, there is a chance it will resolve without surgical intervention. Treatment with bisphosphonates has been tried with variable results. Joint preserving surgical procedures may be the best available option. ...Read more

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Can prescription strength acid reflux medication damage teeth? I have heard the medication does not let you absorb calcium and magnesium.

Can prescription strength acid reflux medication damage teeth? I have heard the medication does not let you absorb calcium and magnesium.

Acid reflux: Acid reflux will damage your teeth. Te acids will erode your teeth. It is not the medication that is the problem so keep taking it. Talk to your dentist about strategies that will help strengthen your teeth. ...Read more

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I am a 46 year old hispanic that has frequent, heartburn every time i eat. Love spicy food, what medication do you recommend. Tums (calcium carbonate) no good.Or zentac.

I am a 46 year old hispanic that has frequent, heartburn every time i eat. Love spicy food, what medication do you recommend. Tums (calcium carbonate) no good.Or zentac.

Heartburn: You can eat psicy but you have to avoid greasy food, so you have to avoid fried food, greasy food, eat small frequent meals not large meals, don't eat too late before going to bed, and if you smoke, stop smoking. If you have some diet modifications and lose some weight you will still be able to enjoy your spicy food. ...Read more

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Kindly inform me which vitamin and calcium should I give my 75 years old mother which is on crestor and exelon (rivastigmine) medication... Thank you?

Kindly inform me which vitamin and calcium should I give my 75 years old mother which is on crestor and exelon (rivastigmine) medication... Thank you?

Complicated: In reference to vitamins: a generic over the counter multivitamin (store brand is fine) will supply all the daily requirements. For advice regarding vitamin D and calcium, more information is necessary including renal function, bone density, fracture history, family history, liver function and co-morbid conditions - this is best determined by your mother's family doctor. ...Read more

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Since I'm allergic to so many medications, looking for safe natural way to open celiac artery. Calcium deposits. Condition found in cat scan when l1F?

Since I'm allergic to so many medications, looking for safe natural way to open celiac artery. Calcium deposits. Condition found in cat scan when l1F?

Celiac artery Ca2+: Before you try anything you should talk with your doc about what really needs to be done. If your artery needed opening I am sure they would have recommended something specific. If this is part of a more generalized process you may need a medication for that. Multiple "allergies" can be a problem. ...Read more

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Does prescription strength acid reflux medication take away calcium from your body?Some patients are stating that their teeth become brittle, i'm worry

Does prescription strength acid reflux medication take away calcium from your body?Some patients are stating that their teeth become brittle, i'm worry

Not usually: Teeth are much more likely to be damaged from the long term effects of acid reflux than from the medication. However, one of the common side effects is dry mouth, which can contribute to tooth decay and gum problems. I would recommend using biotene mouthwash and toothpaste to improve the dry mouth situation and perhaps a Fluoride gel in a custom tray at night for maximum protection against decay. ...Read more

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What are the different type of calcium channel blocker drugs?

There are many: All are used for BP but some act centrally meaning they also decrease heart rate while others act peripherally meaning heart rate is unaffected. ...Read more

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Apart from ppis is there any other food or drugs that may affect calcium absorption?

Apart from ppis is there any other food or drugs that may affect calcium absorption?

Foods: Phytic acid and oxalic acid, found naturally in some plants, bind to calcium and can inhibit its absorption. Foods with high levels of oxalic acid include spinach, collard greens, sweet potatoes, rhubarb, and beans. Eating spinach and milk together reduces calcium absorption. Foods high in phytic acid include whole-grain products and wheat bran, beans, seeds, nuts, and soy isolates. ...Read more

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If I use this calcium channel blocker and anticholesterol drug, and work on my diet, exercise and lose weight can I eventually get all drugs?

If I use this calcium channel blocker and anticholesterol drug, and work on my diet, exercise and lose weight can I eventually get all drugs?

Get OFF drugs?: Diet, exercise, and wt loss can lower blood pressure, cholesterol, & blood sugar. If you attain normal body mass index, exercise regularly, and avoid salt, you might be able to reduce or even stop some or all of your medications. But everyone is different and you should work with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the drug of choice for controlling pacs and afib? Calcium channel blocker or beta blocker?

What is the drug of choice for controlling pacs and afib? Calcium channel blocker or beta blocker?

PACs and afib: Of these two usually beta blockers are better tolerated and have a somewhat lower side effect profile. There are also some who feel that beta blockers are better at preventing afib. ...Read more

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Currently i'm taking vitamins that i bought in nearby drug store. I have vitamin c, calcium, and vitamin E capsules is there a sequence in taking it?

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Currently i'm taking vitamins that i bought in nearby drug store. I have vitamin c, calcium, and vitamin E capsules is there a sequence in taking it?

No sequence: No particular sequence that you have to follow. You can take it which ever you like. Or you can get all of them in multivitamin-once a day. ...Read more

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What is calcitriol for? Is this a dangerous drug? Can it cure low IONIZED CALCIUM and HIGH INTACT PTH? Or simple calcium carbonate is ok?

What is calcitriol for? Is this a dangerous drug? Can it cure low IONIZED CALCIUM and HIGH INTACT PTH? Or simple calcium carbonate is ok?

Active vitamin D: Hi. Calcitriol is the active hormone form of vitamin D. If you are vitamin D deficient, it will make up the loss. However, if your kidneys work and you have normal PTH function, you will make your own calcitriol by just taking over the counter vitamin D and letting your own body make the calcitriol. I've seen your case on here. Isn't your doctor explaining ANYTHING to you? They owe you explanation ...Read more

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Is it safe for to ve 1 cup green tea p/day [am taking omeprazole, glucosamine sulfate, gabapentin and calcium & other supplments]without drug interactio?

Is it safe for to ve 1 cup green tea p/day [am taking omeprazole, glucosamine sulfate, gabapentin and calcium & other supplments]without drug interactio?

Yes: Green tea will not interact with the stated medications. It does interact other medications particularly Coumadin (warfarin). Though you can green tea with coumadin, you must notify your physician how much you drink/week. The Coumadin dose would be increased accordingly. Green tea provides valuable anti-oxidants which are active as anti-inflammatory agents. ...Read more

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9wk preg. No m.S can I take drug w/ cyproheptadine hydrochloride 4mg, thiamine hydrochloride 1.5mg, riboflvn 1.5mg, pyridoxine hydrochloride 1mg, calcium pantothenate? Is it safe? Helps me eat.

Consult wpharmacist : If you're in your first trimester pregnancy, you need to discuss this with your ob/gyn doctor. Also the clinical pharmacist can help you in terms of looking up certain supplements, and their safety profile during pregnancy. It's always good to be informed about the safety of anything that you're taking right now. So glad you asked. It's important that your nutrition is optimal during this period for both you and your baby. ...Read more

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Could my drug regimen of depakote, omeprazole, percocet, calcium, and vitamin d be causing constipation?

Could my drug regimen of depakote, omeprazole, percocet, calcium, and vitamin d be causing constipation?

Yes: Constipation is a known side effect of both Percocet and omeprazole. If you must have these medicines, increase both your water and fiber intake, and consider adding probiotics to your diet to offset the effects. ...Read more

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Best recommended OTC drug for random heartburn? No prilosec. Tums (calcium carbonate) and rolaids make me vomit. Nothing to chew. Rather a preventative than an as needed.

Best recommended OTC drug for random heartburn? No prilosec. Tums (calcium carbonate) and rolaids make me vomit. Nothing to chew. Rather a preventative than an as needed.

How about behaviors?: Assuming you have tried ranitidine (otc), here are some thoughts. Heartburn is caused by acidic stomach contents sloshing up into the less protected esophagus, and it can be brought on by acidic or spicy foods, alcohol, coffee, etc. If you are overweight or pregnant, you are more prone to heartburn because of the greater pressure in your belly. Eating late at night may bring it on, as can smoking. ...Read more

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Have a 17-year-old taking Bactrim sulfamethoxazole tmp wondering if there will be any drug interaction if she takes an herbal allergy pill that I got at the health food center that has vitamin A , C, pantothenic acid , calcium , zinc, quercetin, n-acety

Have a 17-year-old taking Bactrim sulfamethoxazole tmp  wondering if there will be any drug interaction if she takes an herbal allergy pill that I got at the health food center that has  vitamin A , C, pantothenic acid , calcium , zinc, quercetin, n-acety

Probably OK, but...: I doubt there is any serious potential for an adverse interaction. However, one of the problems with "natural" medicines, herbal products, and nutritional supplements, etc is that their exact contents often are unknown, And even when known, there is little research on interations with other drugs. So hard to be certain -- but probably no problem. ...Read more