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Doctor insights on: Pycnogenol Medication

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Is pycnogenol safe to take with the medications I'm on?

Is pycnogenol safe to take with the medications I'm on?

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

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Effect of pycnogenol on kidneystone formation?

Effect of pycnogenol on kidneystone formation?

Probably none: As far as I know there have been no scientific studies in this drug and kidney stones, but understanding how it works I don't see that it should have any effect and should be safe. It should not alter the acidity of the urine. ...Read more

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Is pycnogenol and l-arginine good together for the body?

Is pycnogenol and l-arginine good together for the body?

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

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Can I take pycnogenol for endometriosis without any prescription? If yes then how much?

Can I take pycnogenol for endometriosis without any prescription? If yes then how much?

Can not recommend: The use if Pine Bark extract has not been well studied or shown to be beneficial for the treatment of endometriosis. It would not be right to recommend you take this without a specific recommendation and guidance from your doctor. ...Read more

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Can pycnogenol cause kidney stones?

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

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I am taking pycnogenol, enalapril, & actonel (risedronate).What is the interaction between them or issue that needs to be addressed?

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

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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

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

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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, ?

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, ?

Ask you Dr: Some "supplements" actually have hormonal activity and may interfere with your stimulation. Its best to bring a list and share this with your dr prior to starting ivf. ...Read more

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Does pycnogenol interfere with femara (letrozole)? It helps alleviate my joint pain and side effects from the femara (letrozole).

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

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

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

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

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

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

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

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

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

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

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

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

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

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

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

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more