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Prenatal Multivit Medication
I am taking the following medications: citalopram 15mg, loratadine 10mg, microgestin fe 1/20, multivit/mineral supp, calc/mag/zinc. Do these drugs interact? Which can I take at the same time?
Can I take pharmaton multivit? Pharmaton have ginseng g115. I have anxiety episode before. I'm afraid ginseng will make my anxiery worse
Thanks for asking!: Pharmaton is a combination of g115 concentrated ginseng extract, vitamins and minerals. It is used for the relief of short periods of exhaustion caused by stress, tiredness and a feeling of weakness or lack of vitality. It is a special supplement which helps you to increase mental and physical well being. As stated is contraindicated in renal disorders, but I have never prescribed it in the past. ...Read more
Pls how can I help my 3 yr old reinforce his immune systems, he's taking multivit but he gets sick sooo often. ..Thank you?
Please see below.: The most important things are eating a balanced healthy diet, getting plenty of sleep, getting vaccinated, & good handwashing. Toddlers who aren't in daycare still get 6-12 viral infections yearly;if in daycare, that rate doubles to triples! If his doctor sees that he is having infections that are too many, too severe, or too unusual for his age, tests are indicated to check for underlying causes. ...Read more
Is it ok to take centrum multivit although idont have certain deficiency? I want to take it coz my diet not healthy all the time?
Yes to the MVI (multivitamin): In addition to a balance diet of Complex Carbs, Proteins (plant / animal) and Good Fats, a quality MVI (multivitamin) is an important consideration. Because our soils have been possibly over-farmed, we are losing some of the nutrient value of the produce grown. And, for that reason, along with the fact that most people eat a SAD (Standard American Diet), a MVI (multivitamin) should be added. There are better MVI (multivitamin) than Centrum. ...Read more
Headache midday until midnight. Started taking Probio in the morning, Prostate Formula and MultiVit + Iron at night. Which of the 3 causes the headache?
Time to experiment: You post this question with the expectation that doctors have a magical ability to know the answer. Why do you need these supps? Likely just a waste of money, esp: Why the prostate formula? It's worthless & you're only 25. STOP taking all 3 then restart 1 at a time & see if 1 causes headache. You don't need a doctor or scientist to tell you that; your mother can tell you that. It's common sense. ...Read more
I take 1multivitamin "A-Z Vitamine+Lutein+Q10" from Pharmavital daily for two months now. I'm also on Yaz bcp. Should I make a break from the multivit?
Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 per cent above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. ...Read more
Recently I read in nyt that vitamin E supplements are linked to reduced life expectancy. Scary! Should we avoid e containing multivit?
Now both my derm and my GP say that a good multivit and iron will bring hair back, but I still see no signs of regrowth. Vit are ok now, ferritin 30?
Protein: I have a different approach to hair. Hair is made of proteins. Not vitamins. Making sure you are getting at a minimum 100 grams of proteins per day is vital. ...Read more
How much gap betwen antacid & B12 sublingual 1500mcg. Can we take multivit, calcium carb (500mg) same time as B12 supp? How much gap for vit c & b12?
Wouldn't take: antacid at the same time you are taking your supplements b/c you are reducing UR stomach acidity further that you need that to digest or help your MVI (multivitamin) get absorbed better. B12 can be taken alone sublingual. It's not digested. You can take it along with your MVI (multivitamin), and Vitamin C. Space your calcium tablet separately as it can act like an antacid itself (Tums?) Greens can interfere with Ca absorption. ...Read more
Can these meds cause ^ liver enzyme? Synthroid losartan prednisone Paxil (paroxetine) Xanax calcitriol calcium citrate amox-clav singulair advair, and multivit
Odd advice: For diagnosed prostate cancer treatment choices cover close observation to surgery or radiation to hormonal therapy or combinations of these. A multivit is not on the plan. That said, most men with PC should consider in addiition to std care a vit d dose (based on blood level), omega-3s, and calcium. Find more at www. Prostateforum. Com also or www. Tuckermedical. Com. ...Read more
Yes: Some yes. You need to ask your pharmacist about possible interactions between your medications and your prenatal vitamins. ...Read more
Is there really a best time on taking medications? Like Claritin (loratadine) and prenatal vitamins?
Do these medications interact? Synthroid 100mcg, metformin (500*3 times a day), emoquette, prenatal
I have hypothyroidism n it is in controlled state. Can I plan for pregnancy now and while planning can I take prenatal gummy with thyroid medication.
It's OK: Hi. Yep, you can take prenatal gummies with your thyroid medication. If you get pregnant, you'll often have to increase your thyroid dose a little bit. ...Read more
Is Colace (docusate sodium) (Docusate 100 mg) safe in 31 week pregnancy? My prenatal multivitamin has Docusate as well. Is there any safer medication for constipation?
That is safe: Constipation can be an issue during pregnancy. So the docusate is important to reduce the amount of strain or vasalva pressure you put on your entire system when you're constipated and trying to have a BM. So you are safe to keep constipation at bay by taking a stool softener (docusate). ...Read more
On 4/28 11 wks I went to my first prenatal visit. The ultrasound showed a fetus of 5/6 wks and a sack of 11 wks with no heart beat. On 5/1 I was given medication to help pass the fetus. On my check up 5/19 I had a positive test hcg level 142 and there wa
Question cut off!: Sorry, but there is a 150 character limit and your question cut off. Ask again, be brief but complete. Remember, we cannot see any other questions you may have posted on the subject, so all pertinent info must be in that question. You can add notes in the history about medical problems and meds, too, which may help us. ...Read more
I'm 30, mom of 15 mo. Was on prenatal during pregnancy. I don't take any vitamins or medications. Feel lack of energy. What vitamins should I take?
Prenatal: If you are breast feeding you should keep taking your prenatal vitamins, you are giving a lot of nourishment to your child. You should also get checked to make sure you aren't anemic, sometimes that can cause fatigue. You should for sure take omega fatty acids. If you are still breast feeding don't use fish oil, best bet is actually chia seeds, they are high in omegas, and also proteins. ...Read more
Would a combination of materna prenatal vitamins & palafer CF iron pills cause an elevated liver enzyme level of ALT 54? No alcohol use or medication.
Probably not: If you are pregnant there are other potential causes. Consult yr OB provider or pcp if not pregnant. ...Read more
Do doctors let you know if you test positive for any drugs during your routine prenatal appointments? Are they required to let you know they tested U?
Don't risk baby...: When you're pregnant, prenatal tests give you information about your health and your baby's. They help detect any problems that could affect him, like birth defects or genetic diseases. The results can help you make the best health care decisions before and after your child is born. Ask your doctor what tests are being ordered, but avoid illicit substances, alcohol, etc. Pls, esp. If pregnant. ...Read more
I took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) the night before my first prenatal apt. Drug tested and found that it was positive for valium?
Can pregnancy alone cause elevated liver enzymes (for wife)? She doesn't drink or do any drugs, takes a prenatal; has grave's but not rx'd meds yet..
Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more