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There are no studies:
There are no sudies have been done to see if it is safe to take pycnogenol with any meds
so we can not answer this question based on evidence
but according to alternative meds experts it is ok. So make your own mind. ...Read more
Pycnogenol: No good evidence it is effective for anything. ...Read more
Probably yes: Pycnogenol is known for its wide array of health benefits. Primarily taken as a food supplement, it can dramatically increase overall wellbeing when introduced into a daily diet regimen. The positive side effects run the gamut from sexual health to anti-aging to cancer fighting. Arginine can interact with many different medications, including viagra, (sildenafil) zantac and even over-the-counter drugs. ...Read more
No data on internet:
No definite evidence this supplement is related to kidney stones at recommended dose of 120 to 450 mg for 6 months via a quick internet search.
However, please discuss the use of any over the counter drug or supplement with your doctor because of possible interactions with other medicines and or supplements. ...Read more
Pycnogenol - any help in slowing/stopping/stabilising or preventing lattice degeneration of retina?
Lattice: Lattice degeneration is age related....There is no known preventive method.... ...Read more
I am taking pycnogenol, enalapril, & actonel (risedronate).What is the interaction between them or issue that needs to be addressed?
Unknown: Pycnogenol is the brand name for a product from the extract of pine bark of a tree known as the french maritime pine. Pycnogenol is not an fda approved medication, which means there is unlikely to be any good scientific research on its true effects and side effects. Nobody really knows how it would interact with prescription drugs like Enalapril or actonel (risedronate). ...Read more
I started taking pycnogenol. I have been taking 81 mgof aspirin daily for. A couple of years. What are the risks taking both? I have been feeling grea
Probably ok: Pycnogenol is suspected to counteract (somewhat) the effects of immunosuppressive medications. These would be used, fir example, to treat severe psoriasis, arthritis (RA) and other autoimmune problems. There are no well-documented interactions with aspirin. Make sure you keep your md apprised of any supplements you use! ...Read more
Hi. I'm going to start my fresh IVF treatment soon and I wondering if I can continuing taking supplements like coq-10, pycnogenol, royal jelly, vite, ?
Does pycnogenol interfere with femara (letrozole)? It helps alleviate my joint pain and side effects from the femara (letrozole).
Not to my knowledge: Pycnogenol is known to be a natural antinflammatory. To my knowledge, it has not been shown to interfere with most medications. ...Read more
Can I take cocktail of these for ED and make my penis hard and bigger Here are the names. L-Arginine, pycnogenol, horny goat weed, and korean ginseng?
U can. Y wd u want2?: I don't think anyone can physically stop you from swallowing the pills. But my question is, why would you want to gamble with your health? You have no idea if any of these herbs & supplements will work (none of them are proven), if they're pure, or if they interact dangerously. At your age, if you need medication to help ED, you're better off seeing a doctor to find & treat the root cause. HT Prim ...Read more
Read on the net that pycnogenol is helpful for controlling sugar, high BP, heart and vericose veins and some more. Is it safe for anyone to use. Thanks?
Doubtful: There is no clinical evidence that substantiate these claims ...Read more
Years ago a dr advised me to take pycogenol for my fibromyalgia. Can anyone weigh in on this, suggest dosage, or recommend any others. Coq10 helps.?
Pycogenol ande Coenz: Both of these supplements have antioxidant properties with theoretical and anectodal support. I am not aware of any well designed research studies that demonstrate that this is an effective treatment for this condition. Generally more effective than any one modality or pill is a medically supervised interdisciplinary approach that is individualized to the patients needs. ...Read more
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