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Should I Be Taking Co Q10 Supplements With My Lipitor
May help: Statins such as Lipitor (atorvastatin) deplete your body's coenzyme q10, and taking coenzyme q10 supplements may help reduce side effects associated with taking statins such as muscle pain. It's not strongly evidence-based and not universally recommended, but theoretically makes sense. Coq10 also has other potential cardiovascular benefits. Talk to your doctor who is prescribing you lipitor (atorvastatin). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
I have been prescribed crestor (rosuvastatin) 10mg by my gp for high cholesterol, meanwhile am taking ginkgo biloba as a supplement. Is it safe to?
Most likely: I am not aware of any interaction, running the two through a drug interaction checker yielded this result: 0 interactions found for the drugs you entered. This does not mean no interactions exist, however. Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns. ...Read more
I am trying magnesium glycinate for anxiety. Should I be taking it with other supplements or vitamins?
No proven benefits: But some people feel better with co enzyme q10 & statin use. ...Read more
I am taking g a range of supplements that I have chosen to help with what I belive to be Fibromyalgia. I am concerned that they may be detrimental if taken together. I am taking inositol ltyrosine dl phenylalanine vitamin d magnesium GABA maca and a b10
Not really: 36 y female has self-diagnosed Fibromyalgia & takes variety of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Taking these simultaneously should be no problem; perhaps best with meal for gradual absorption. Should not exceed more than 0.5 gm per day of any one amino acid. See Rheumatologist for diagnosis & to rule out another diagnosis for symptoms - see comments below about the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia. ...Read more
Should my wife and I consult our Doctor before taking glucosimine 1500mg? Do vitamins have any interactions with medications? Which ones?
No,but research does: not show it helps with arthritic pain. Though I had pain in my R hip verified on x-rays,& took it 4 about 3mos & have had no trouble since. Go figure. Worth a shot. No contradiction that I know of. ...Read more
My md prescribed testosterone and nutritionist advised i take dhea. Should i be taking them both? I have low testosterone
Probably not: Dhea is a precursor to testosterone. Your nutrionist can not prescribe testosterone, so she gave you what she could give. Giving dhea rarely raises the testosterone enough to do much good. Once your testosterone level has been corrected, i don't think you will get any benefit from taking the dhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been on Herbal Dietary supplements for a month now, as i got Flu, i wanted to know if its Safe to take Tussin CF along with my supplements?
What supplements: would need to know exactly what your supplements were and their ingredients. Not all supplements are safe, even if they are labeled "herbal", "natural", or sold over-the-counter. There are medication interaction programs available that your physician may have access to. It is best to discuss any new medication, even if "natural" or over-the-counter with your doctor prior to taking them. ...Read more
I take Levothyroxine and want to know if I can take CoQ10? I am also on Lipitor (atorvastatin) generic statin and metformin.
If you want it: take it , Co-Enyme Q10 supposed to be an energy booster , no scientific proof of its deficiency ,you may get its benefits but more than you the one who promotes and sells get more than you, you have serious metabolic problems , hypothyroidism , elevated lipids , and diabetes you must take care of these problems follow your doctor's advise , more important for you than Co- Q10 Good Luck ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Hello Dr I am taking phentermine along with HBp pills and furosemide ! I also use preworkout supplements in the morning for my gym workouts is this ok?
Maybe not: B"sd there is always great concern with phentermine as it is a stimulant in the amphetamine family. due caution would be careful attention to any effects on pulse and blood pressure. If by preworkout supps you mean water, should be fine, but they should also be checked out for safety and possible drug interactions. Glad to discuss in more detail. ...Read more
Which medications should I stop taking before my male breast reduction surgery? I am not on any prescribed medications, but I do take vitamin e, gingko biloba, and a drink a lot of herbal teas. Should i stop using these herbal and vitamin supplements befo
It's a waste of $: Ginkgo biloba failed clinical trials, It's NOT effective. Since it's not a drug, the FDA can't stop the quacks who market it from doing so. As for herbal teas: they taste nice but a typical herbal tea brewed in the typical American way is EXTREMELY weak tea; so dilute that the likelihood of any real biochemical effect is essentially none. BURN THIS in your mind: Skepticism is good for your health. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hi there, I recently began lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg and am on vyvanse 60mg, would it be safe to include choline/inositol supplement at 500mg each?
Vyvanse and Lexapro (escitalopram): Your Health is Precious! Using Lexapro (escitalopram) with Vyvanse may increase jitteriness, anxiety, restlessness and racing thoughts; may increase the risk of a serious condition-Serotonin Syndrome with confusion, hallucination, seizure, and extreme changes in blood pressure. See Psychiatrist immediately for Diagnosis, medication interactions, benefits and side effects; and Therapy for stress in your life ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have recently begun taking a Master Amino Acid Pattern Supplement, I am curious if this could interfering with any of my prescription medications?
Hello. I have heard creatine supplement will raise dht. If I consumed creatine pills while taking Propecia (finasteride) would it be dangerous?
My blood pressure has been high taking 3 medications and walgreens pharma said I should not take metoprolol and atenolol together so i need to know ?
Beta blockers: Both medicines are beta blockers which lower blood pressure and pulse. Usually taking an adequate dose of one or the other would be better than taking both. There can be other reasons for taking beta blockers; ask the prescribing physician before you change or stop any BP meds. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you supplement with creatine while taking concerta for adhd? I have been taking concerta for ADHD and have been considering supplementing with creatine for weightlifting. Would that be okay?
Atorvastatin has the brand name lipitor (atorvastatin). . Its function is to lower the body's production of cholesterol and to stabilize current cholesterol plaques. The general name for this class of medication is "statins". Other statins include Crestor (rosuvastatin) ...Read more
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