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Could eating food with your medication reduce its effectiveness?

Could eating food with your medication reduce its effectiveness?

The depends: Some meds should be taken with food, some on an empty stomach and it doesn't matter for others. ...Read more

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Are there particular foods or medications I should avoid while i'm taking alavert?

Are there particular foods or medications I should avoid while i'm taking alavert?

Yes: Some relatively unusual medicines for heart rhythm problems (amiodarone), some medicines for diabetes (pramlintide or symlin) should not be used with alavert unless you have discussed it with your doctor. Also talk to your doctor before using other antihistamines (like claritin, (loratadine) benedryl, atarax, zyrtec or the like) or drinking alcohol. Foods are not really a problem. ...Read more

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Other than medication, are there foods or remedies that help alleviate anxiety ( what should I avoid)?

Other than medication, are there foods or remedies that help alleviate anxiety ( what should I avoid)?

Anxiety: No foods but DASH Diet for Hypertension ISBN 9780743410076 people who eat the DASH Diet feel better. Worth a try. Get book. Read it. Do chapt 9, 14 day test and see. Can't hurt and may help. ...Read more

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When a medication says, "take with or after food", what is the maximum time after food? Can we take it 1 or 2 hours after food?

When a medication says, "take with or after food", what is the maximum time after food? Can we take it 1 or 2 hours after food?

Medication food: Certain foods benefit from changes in the stomach with digestion for their absorption. Sometimes this interferes with absorption. Sometimes a medicine can damage the stomach lining, like aspirin, so it is better to take with food. Some foods, like grapefruit, can actually interfere with proper absorption. I would recommend speaking with your pharmacist. For your question, i would say 30 min. ...Read more

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Was anorexic (now a normal weight), I now graze on food all day long, using food to calm me or zone out. Any medications that could help solve this?

Was anorexic (now a normal weight), I now graze on food all day long, using food to calm me or zone out. Any medications that could help solve this?

Congratulations: on managing your eating disorder! Please do what your doc asks but you might be better served to learn some behavioral approaches. See www.relaxationtresponse.org for one. Peace and good health. Others include clinical hypnosis and biofeedback. See www.asch.net ...Read more

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Why do some medication interact with food and causes problems?

Why do some medication interact with food and causes problems?

Liver isoenzymes: Some foods, like grapefruit juice, inhibit liver enzymes needed to process certain medications. This would increase levels of the medication because it's not being metabolized efficiently -- possibly leading to more side effects of that medication. Without knowing about particular medications ; food combinations you're wondering about, i can't comment further. Check with your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Can the use of medication cause a person to acquire any allergy to food?

Can the use of medication cause a person to acquire any allergy to food?

Potentially: Acid suppression from protein-pump inhibitors used on a regular basis is suspected to be a risk factor in developing food allergy however I have not seen such an association as yet. ...Read more

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What are best foods can be consumed during fever..n advice me the medication?

What are best foods can be consumed during fever..n advice me the medication?

High water content : Any time you have a fever, the best thing to do is to keep yourself hydrated. So foods that have high water content like soup, watermelon, yogurt. Drinking plain old water is also extremely important. You don't need medicine for the fever unless you are uncomfortable. Your body fights illness better at higher body temperature, so let the temp be.... ...Read more

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Is there medication that will help with the food cravings without the anxiety?

Is there medication that will help with the food cravings without the anxiety?

Food Cravings: If you are having trouble with compulsive overeating, try overeaters anonymous (see www.Oa.Org). ...Read more

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What are some good foods or medications to help constipation or to help not get constipated?

What are some good foods or medications to help constipation or to help not get constipated?

Fruit,Veg,MiraLax (polyethylene glycol): High fiber fruit and vegetables are good to avoid constipation, prunes, prune juice, figs and syrup of figs are best natural laxatives or preventatives. Firm bananas, milk and cheese can constipate. Good "natural type" mediacations are MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or benefiber. Colace + pericolace are safe + effective to prevent + treat. Senakot, exlax and Dulcolax are much stronger + very effective when constipated. ...Read more

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Ferritin is 6. I’m afraid of side effects of medication. Natural way to raise it?! Foods that can help me? Thank you.

Ferritin is 6. I’m afraid of side effects of medication. Natural way to raise it?! Foods that can help me? Thank you.

Iron and foods: Taking ferrous sulfate supplement as pills is not a big deal. If you get constipation, take a fiber laxative. You should take a multivitamin tablet as well. For fiber rich foods, consult this site: https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/ss/slideshow-top-foods-high-in-iron ...Read more

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What to do if I have multiple food and medications. What to do if I have done everything i can to avoid having an allergic reaction. W?

What to do if I have multiple food and medications. What to do if I have done everything i can to avoid having an allergic reaction. W?

No easy answer: Beyond try to stick with it, in regards to avoiding what you are allergic too. Otherwise, consider trying to simplify your diet and avoid too much processed foods and grains. ...Read more

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What type of medications need to be stopped prior to a HIDA scan? For how long? What type of food to eat or not to eat before a HIDA scan?

What type of medications need to be stopped prior to a HIDA scan?  For how long? What type of food to eat or not to eat before a HIDA scan?

Narcotics. : Narcotics may give a false answer and show a blockage that may not be there without them. Having said that, most patients are taking some pain meds when a hida is done. So this is taken into account. Most imaging centers will want you to. Not eat for a few hours before the test ...Read more