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Dr. Joseph Carcillo
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Selenium (Definition)

Selenium sulfide ...Read more


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I am low thyroid with hasimoto. My doctor only check ft4, tsh. I ask here for ft3, iron, selenium but she told me no. Is enough to do nly ft4&tsh?

I am low thyroid with hasimoto. My doctor only check ft4, tsh. I ask here for ft3, iron, selenium but she told me no. Is enough to do nly ft4&tsh?

Thyroid tests yes: Your doctor is correct that you need thyroid test to monitor your thyroid function. If there are other medical reasons for the additional testing this would be up to her decision. You can discuss this with your physician or ask her to have you see a consultant to help, you can see an endocrinologist regarding the status of your thyroid ...Read more

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In standard doses is it safe to take these together? Milk Thistle, Selenium, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Magnesium, Potassium + B Complex? On Benzos sometimes

In standard doses is it safe to take these together? Milk Thistle, Selenium, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Magnesium, Potassium + B Complex? On Benzos sometimes

Probably ok. ..: They are few if any studies evaluating whether specific herbs/supplements can be taken together. A rule of thumb: a large dose of anything should be taken at a separate time as it may compete for another's absorption. There are reports of supplements interfering with benzodiazepine withdrawal, but occasional use shouldn't be a factor. Careful with those, though! They're addicting! ...Read more

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Is it good to take iron & B12 together?

Is it good to take iron & B12 together?

You're fine: Go right ahead. Your physician should know about your supplement use; I trust you have a reason to be taking both. Especially, today's vegetarian diets are healthy but it's wise to supplement with both of these nutrients. ...Read more

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Can you take B12 and iron pills together?

Can you take B12 and iron pills together?

Yes: No problem taking B12 and iron together, in fact many supplements for anemia combine these. Adding vitamin c (500-1000 mg) will significantly increase iron aborption. ...Read more

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Can you take. B12 and iron pills together?

Anemia: Yes you can take B12 and iron pills together. ...Read more

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Can I take my calcium and iron pills together?

Can I take my calcium and iron pills together?

Forget calcium: There is no reason for a 25 year to take calcium supplements. Studies have shown they have little or no benefit but carry some risk. ...Read more

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Can you take B12 pills and iron pills together?

Can you take B12 pills and iron pills together?

Yes: But the question is why would a young healthy person need to. First identify if there is a deficiency, rather than supplements for supplements sake. ...Read more

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I have low iron/anemic and 130/80 bp, can you take iron pills and calcium together?

I have low iron/anemic and 130/80 bp, can you take iron pills and calcium together?

Probably should not: Calcium is known to inhibit the absorption of iron. You need to discuss how to schedule taking these supplements with your physician. ...Read more

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MCV level 78.3 MCH level 25.1 Can I take Iron pills and B12 Together? If so will twice a day be fine?

Yes to both: It would be better to take iron with food to avoid stomach irritation. It does not matter for B12. You may wish to substitute a multivitamin for B12 once a day. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Iv been asked to take iron and folic acid. Should I take them together? Should I take them together or should I take them separately.

Iv been asked to take iron and folic acid. Should I take them together? Should I take them together or should I take them separately.

Either is OK: I'm a fan of taking all your medications together so that you can remember to take them, although some medicines don't absorb as well if taken with others. You should be able to take these together, since they come together in vitamin supplements; they shouldn't interact in any bad ways. ...Read more

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Omeprazole 20mg cannot take wif iron tablet (sangobion)? I already take for 2mths together with iron tablet but wif 2hrs apart. Scare iron not absorb

Omeprazole 20mg cannot take wif iron tablet (sangobion)? I already take for 2mths together with iron tablet but wif 2hrs apart. Scare iron not absorb

You're OK: Iron is absorbed in a more acid environment, that's why you need to separate the pills. But ppis like Omeprazole can lower your acid so far that they impact iron absorption all day. They also can make osteoporosis worse, lead to infections like pneumonia and colitis, and shouldn't be taken forever. If you have reflux, you should consider an antireflux procedure or surgery. ...Read more

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Am 16 weeks preg. Taking iron tablets, calcium and duphastone in the morning. Can I take all these tabs together? Or at different time?

UTERINE PREGNANCY: Your baby is formed at age 3 months and at 16 weeks what rx you take will not affect the baby anymore. It is your choice if you want to take them together. ...Read more

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I heard magnesium & iron compete for absorption. Is it safe to take a magnesium & iron supplement together? If not, how long should I wait in between?

I heard magnesium & iron compete for absorption. Is it safe to take a magnesium & iron supplement together? If not, how long should I wait in between?

It depends, safe, why?: Poorly absorbed forms of magnesium like mag. Oxide interfere with iron absorption whereas water-soluble forms like mag. Aspartate may not interfere- see http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/8024640
it's safe to take together but might be prudent to take 2 hours apart.
But iron deficiency is rare in men, even in men with anemia. I advise against men taking iron unless you're sure you're deficient. ...Read more

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Can you take vitamin B12 and vitamin C together with iron?

Can you take vitamin B12 and vitamin C together with iron?

Yes: In fact after a long period of Vitamin B12 injections in pernicious anemia, iron level goes down so iron is needed. Vitamin C actually increases iron absorption. ...Read more

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I took 2 vitacrave gummy multivitamins, and 1 slow release iron pill, I started to feel sick to stomach, is it bad to take these two together?

I took 2 vitacrave gummy multivitamins, and 1 slow release iron pill, I started to feel sick to stomach, is it bad to take these two together?

For you, maybe: I doubt we could find any reports or documentation that we know these two things are bad to take together. But taking iron, even by itself, can frequently cause nausea as a side effect. It is not impossible to theorize that the presence of the softened gummies in your stomach influenced the absorption of the iron. It sounds like its a good idea for YOU not to take these two together. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Can I take five vitaminz same time like iron. Multivitaminz. Vitamin d. hair skin and nail and magnesium together?

Can I take five vitaminz same time like iron. Multivitaminz. Vitamin d. hair skin and nail and magnesium together?

Check amount: Make sure the supplements offer unique vitamins and minerals. Most hair skin and nails formulas have the same vitamins as any good quality multivitamin. You don't want to take in excess amounts of vitamin A, E or B as they may be toxic. It's always best to obtain your nutrients from a food source that is unprocessed. If each supplement is unique then be make sure to take with a meal. ...Read more

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I've vitamin D deficiency 17.5nmol/l and iron deficiency 6.8umol/l there is any problem if I take vitamin D and iron together?

I've vitamin D deficiency 17.5nmol/l and iron deficiency 6.8umol/l there is any problem if I take vitamin D and iron together?

No problem: Taking both vitamin D and iron together should not be a problem. Your stomach may be sensitive to one of these drugs so if you have any symptoms such as nausea or pain you should try taking them at different times. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed me iron supplements twice a day & prenatal vitamins once a day. Can I take all 3 of them together or I should give sum hours gap?

My doctor prescribed me iron supplements twice a day & prenatal vitamins once a day. Can I take all 3 of them together or I should give sum hours gap?

It depends.: Prenatal vitamins contain iron as well usually. You may take them all together, but you may have less stomach upset if they are taken separately with food. Iron absorption is increased with vitamin C and decreased by minerals, tea, coffee, and cocoa. ...Read more

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I'm on levothy-100mcg and liothy-50mcg. In addition, my DR wants me to take tyrosine 500mg, ithyroid 6.25mg, selenium 200mcg, and zinc 30mg. Is this ok?

I'm on levothy-100mcg and liothy-50mcg. In addition, my DR wants me to take tyrosine 500mg, ithyroid 6.25mg, selenium 200mcg, and zinc 30mg. Is this ok?

It's totally absurd: Hi. Sorry to insult your quack, but taking tyrosine and elemental iodine makes ZERO sense for someone with hypothyroidism. It makes me question the diagnosis in the first place. The l-thyroxine and T3 (liothyronine) doses you're on would make many people HYPERthyroid (that's a high T3 (liothyronine) dose I only used to use temporarily in stages of thyroid cancer treatment...WITHOUT l-thyroxine). Please see an endocrinologist! ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more


Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more