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Renal Multivitamin Medication
Is it safe to take a multivitamin everyday? I'm not on any medication. And also, are they effective?
Yes it is and needed: In addition to a balance diet of Complex Carbs, Quality Proteins (plant and/or animal) and Essential Fats, a quality MVI (multivitamin) is an important consideration & is effective. 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. ...Read more
Is it safe to take multivitamins with xanax (alprazolam)? . Better yet is it safe to take multivitamins with any medication since it's vitamins and not medication?
Yes, it's safe: It is safe and there are no interactions. The use of multivitamins is so ingrained in our society. If you eat healthy and right, there is no need to take and spend money on all those multivitamins. Your food has them. You can google the latest studies on multivitamins and you'll be surprised. ...Read more
Depends: If you are taking coumadin (warfarin) you need to avoid vitamin k. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more
Is it ok if I want to swallow my multivitamins at the same time as 10 milligrams of Amlodopine (my high blood pressure medication)? Thank you
Docs, could a multivitamin/can of diet caffeine-free sprite/blood pressure medication affect a blood glucose test?
Shouldn't: I would think that would be okay although, to be really safe, it's usually recommended that you fast beforehand. ...Read more
What seasonal allergy medications are safe to take with levothyroxine, Jolessa, escitalopram, a multivitamin and a probiotic blend?
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
I'm 22 yrs old male 77kg. I take oxycodone, bromazepam, multivitamins, xanax (alprazolam).... I know these medications kill my liver. What medications should I take to save my liver? Thank you
I think at this: Point the major issue is not what you should take in addition to your current drugs - but rather what medications can be removed from your current medication regimen. Work together to optimize these medications. Take care. ...Read more
Can you donate blood if you are taking prescription medications? Klonipin, cymbalta, 1 mg folic acid, singulair, qvar, Ventiolin, nasonex, latuda, (lurasidone) trazodone, as well as Allegra, and a multivitamin.
Donate blood: Yes, as long as you are compatible. ...Read more
Lidney Toxic meds: Otc meds that are often toxic are nsaids like Motrin alleve and Aspirin (not low dose). Antihistamine decongestants can cause urinary retention in men with large prostates. Some prescription hypertension meds can shut down the kidney (ace or renin inhibitors or blockers). Some antibiotics, psychiatric and chemotherapy meds are directly toxic. Many drugs can cause allergic kidney reactions. ...Read more
Llisinopril?: Hello~ NO it does not GIVE you renal failure. We use it in hypertension and in diabetics because it INCREASES pre-renal blood flow and protects AGAINST renal failure. BUT ~ if you HAVE some renal failure, the mechanism of it's action means you have to use it with care and not at all in frank renal failure. The most important issue being its POTASSIUM (K+) sparing qualities. Thanks ...Read more
Depends: It depends if the medications are renally excreted and if they are dialyzable. If they are renally excreted and not dialyzable then they hang around in the body for a long time and have no way of being removed. If they are not renally excreted then the patient shouldn't have any problem with the medication. ...Read more
Antibiotic/heart med: Medications can be cleared either through the kidney or liver. If kidney function is impaired, certain drugs can accumulate to toxic levels. The most important of these include antibiotics and heart meds (including digoxin). There are a number of formulas avaiable to estimate the degree of kidney dysfunction and doctors will refer to these when making dosage adjustments. ...Read more
Approximately what percent of people diagnosed with hbp are considered resistent to multiple medications? The cause is renal nerve activity?
Depends: It depends on how resistant is defined. Different studies use different definitions. In my experience, true resistance is rare and usually due to inadvertant use of otc meds that antagonize the antihypertenisives, artifactual HTN due to the "white coat" effect, suboptimal regimens, etc. Renal denervation is a new procdure that is gaining popularity and is not a miracle but can help selected people. ...Read more
My husband have a renal parenchymal calcification left what? Is the meaning of this and what is the medication
Nephrocalcinosis: Technical term for thus condition is Nephrocalcinosis. There are several conditions possible. Most of the time needs follow up by kidney specialist and may not cause any long term damage to kidney. Best to see a kidney specialist. ...Read more
I have a non obstructive right renal calculus (3mm kidney stone in the mid pole). Do I need any medication as such or home remedies are enough. Thanks?
Good question. Please find out from Urologist what the stone is made of and depending on that what dietary measures are appropriate. Thanks ...Read more
Etoposide & vit E: Altho there are potential benefits of using vit e with cancer agents, there are also potential interactions with those that work by generating oxygen species to damage cancer dna & proteins. It is therefore advised not to use vitamin E during chemotherapy until it is researched further. Ask oncologist about other vitamins. ...Read more
I am a renal transplanted man, nowadays I am suffering the disc extrusion of c6-c7 compressing spinal cord. What is the medication?
For what?: It's not clear to me what medication you're asking about. An immunosuppressant because of your kidney transplant? Or something for pain control? If latter, minimize use of nsaids like Ibuprofen given their risk to harm kidneys etc. In this case, consider Acetaminophen (paracetamol in india ; elsewhere), tramadol ; other opioids. Discuss your concerns w/your family doc ; nephrologist. ...Read more
55 yr. Old spouse, chronic renal insufficiency due to aggressive chemo in 2000 for aml, now recovering from shingles, safe pain medications?
92 yrs old female, cardiac hypertrophy, hypertension and renal problem, severe anemic. What are safe iron medication 4 her.??
Depends on cause: Of her anemia. She could have nutritional deficit other than iron deficiency, also occult bleeding, also hemolysis. Even if she really does have iron deficiency anemia alone, she could have absorption problems. Assuming everything else is negative, you can try ferrous sulfate or ferrous gluconate. But get her to a doctor first before you try. ...Read more
Can I take solodyn, Advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) and multivitamins together? What are the potential drug interactions? Side effects? Thanks.
Not at same time:
Solodyn (minocycline) has many interactions; taking with calcium (usually found in multivits) can reduce absorption- they should be taken at least 2 hours apart.
Solodyn (minocycline) kills our friendly intestinal flora which can lead to yeast overgrowth ; a wide range of side effects. It's wise to take probiotics ; not use it very long. Topical antibiotics ok. Regular Ibuprofen use can cause ulcers ; GI bleeds. See comment:. ...Read more
Is there a medication to dissolve Kidney Stones? I had hip X-RAYS and an Ovoid Renal Stone was found in my Right Kidney.
I take 50mg of metoprolol twice a day for hbp. When should I take a multivitamin to avoid drug interaction? Can I take naproxen?
Is it safe to take brain-enhancing multivitamin supplements w/ pharmacetuical drugs such as zyprexa (olanzapine)? Also do side effects from zyprexa (olanzapine) fade over time?
Probably, sometimes: Research has shown high doses of vit c, e, b3 ; b6 prevent tardive dyskinesia, a serious possible side effect of zyprexa (olanzapine). I don't know what's in the supps you're considering but there are no interactions between zyprexa (olanzapine) ; nutrients to the best of my knowledge so it's likely safe. As for side effects, sometimes they fade over time but unfortunately not always. Reducing dose often helps-see comment:. ...Read more
I'm currently taking salofalk pills (4000mg). I have heard it can cause renal problem. I am having a 5 CM of renal cyst. Could this drug be dangerous?
Medications in RF: Many medications and/or the byproducts that come from taking a medication have to get out of your body by way of your kidneys. Also, some medications can, at high levels in your blood, damage your kidneys. Virtually every drug given to a renal failure patient needs to first be looked at from the standpoint of the need to alter dosing before being given. This is really important. ...Read more