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What can interact with chitosan supplements?

What can interact with chitosan supplements?

Chitosan: Chitosan comes from chitin, part of the outer shell-like structure of insects, spiders, and crustaceans. It can improve cholesterol levels when combined with a low calorie diet. There's mixed evidence for its usefulness in weight loss. It may increase risk of bleeding w/plavix & coumadin, (warfarin) etc, & add to effects of cholesterol-lowering, anti-obesity, or antibiotic drugs, herbs, or supplements. ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

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


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Who should avoid taking taxol (paclitaxel)?

Who should avoid taking taxol (paclitaxel)?

Discontinued: Taxol (paclitaxel) has been discontinued in the us. There was originally concern because of the environmental impact of its original sourcing, no longer used, from the pacific yew. In addition, the assignment of rights, and even the name itself, to bristol-myers squibb were the subject of public debate and congressional hearings. ...Read more

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What medications can interact with mineral supplements?

What medications can interact with mineral supplements?

Too many to list: Realistically you don't want/need a whole list of all medication/supplement interactions, just the ones you're taking, right? Check out http://www.Uspharmacist.Com/content/d/featured%20articles/c/10439/ for one pharmacist's thoughts on medication/supplement interactions. Or go to www.Epocrates.Com, www.Drugs.Com, etc for each individual medication & search for interactions. ...Read more

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Are there any dangers in taking l-tyrosine supplements or acetyl-l-tyrosine supplements along with Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg daily?

Are there any dangers in taking l-tyrosine supplements or acetyl-l-tyrosine supplements along with Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg daily?

No, but use w/ care: L-tyrosine and acetyl-l-tyrosine supplements are used to improve mood and memory by some persons. They should not be used in combo w/ maoi's as there is a risk of hypertensive crisis. There shouldn't be any major drug interaction w/ prozac (fluoxetine). Acetyl-l-tyrosine has better absorption ; bioavailability so u may need a lower dose of it compared to l-tyrosine. However, use caution and consult your dr. ...Read more

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What drugs and foods can interact with propionyl-l-carnitine supplements?

What drugs and foods can  interact with propionyl-l-carnitine supplements?

Proionyl: Please go online to "WebMD" and type in "propionyl-l-carnitine" and you should find all you need to know about your important question. Take your time going through the article. ...Read more

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What vitamins are okay with femara (letrozole)?

What vitamins are okay with femara (letrozole)?

Vitamins are OK: Femara is an enzyme-inhibitor which eliminates the conversion of testosterone to estrogen. As such, it is a valuable drug, but this elimination potentially increases the risk of bone loss. Thus taking supplemental vitamin d and getting a test to make sure your level is normal is a good idea and will not interfere with the effect of the medicine. ...Read more

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Can iron supplement interact with your hormone medications?

Can iron supplement interact with your hormone medications?

Yes: They can interact with thyroid hormone medications. Do not take them at the same time. Ask your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Who should not use Taxol (paclitaxel)?

Who should not use Taxol (paclitaxel)?

Taxol (paclitaxel): TAXOL (paclitaxel) is contraindicated in patients who have a history of hypersensitivity reactions to TAXOL (paclitaxel) or other drugs formulated in Cremophor® EL (polyoxyethylated castor oil). TAXOL (paclitaxel) should not be used in patients with solid tumors who have baseline neutrophil counts of ...Read more

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Are there drugs and foods that interact with alfalfa supplements?

Are there drugs and foods that  interact with alfalfa supplements?

Coumadin (warfarin) and BCP: Alfalfa contains large amounts of vitamin k which is used to help make clots. Coumadin (warfarin) is used to slow blood clotting. Alfalfa may decrease the effectiveness of coumadin (warfarin). Some birth control pills contain estrogen and taking alfalfa with them might decrease the effectiveness of the birth control pills- use a condom. ...Read more

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Does warfarin interact with any herbal supplements?

Does warfarin interact with any herbal supplements?

Yes: Warfarin is the most common drug to show a change in effectiveness with the use of herbal supplements. Among them, st. John's wort and ginko biloba are the most commonly reported to interact with warfarin, the first increases the risk of clotting while the second increases the risk of bleeding. ...Read more

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Do calcium supplements interfere with the absorption of medicines?

Do calcium supplements interfere with the absorption of medicines?

Sometimes.: Calcium can interfere with thyroid hormone absorption and some other medications. This information is usually given with the medication. ...Read more

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Can calcium supplements interfere with hypothyroidism treatment?

Can calcium supplements interfere with hypothyroidism treatment?

Yes: Calcium supplements — or antacids containing calcium — can interfere with the absorption of levothyroxine (Synthroid, Unithroid, others), a synthetic form of thyroid hormone. This interference happens chiefly if you take levothyroxine and calcium supplements at or near the same time. You can avoid this problem with the following steps: Don't take calcium supplements or antacids at the same time you take levothyroxine. , Take any products containing calcium at least four hours before or after taking levothyroxine. . Other supplements — especially those containing iron — also can interfere with absorption of levothyroxine, as can certain foods and medications. If your doctor prescribes levothyroxine, be sure to tell him or her about all the other drugs and supplements you're taking. ...Read more

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Are herbal supplements safe to take along with prozac (fluoxetine)?

Are herbal supplements safe to take along with prozac (fluoxetine)?

Yes: You may find that increasing your intake of vitamin d 2000-5000 units daily and omega 3 fish oils 1200-2400 mg daily you may not even need prozac. Proper sleep, nutrition, and exercise are also known mood enhancers. ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) interact with supplements like omega369, b vits, calcium/magnesium, oregano (juice) & airborn? Also, does it interact with tylenol& gas x?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) interact with supplements like omega369, b vits, calcium/magnesium, oregano (juice) & airborn? Also, does it interact with tylenol& gas x?

No known interaction: B vitamins calcium, magnesium, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or gas-x. There is no information on omega-3 69, oregano juice, or airborne. Those you would have to take at your own risk. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What holistic medications works for patients with hepatitis C besides sylimarin milk thistle?

What holistic medications works for patients with hepatitis C besides sylimarin milk thistle?

Good question: Essential sugars( ambertose ) lymphotonic 2 every 2 hrs for 1 week, juice of one ghia ( doodhi or green gourd, get in indian store) every day for one year, radish juice every day , no alcohol , drink alkaline water read water alkalizer.Com. ...Read more