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Doctor insights on: Taking Methotrexate Ands B Vitamin Together

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Can methotrexate cause a vitamin d deficiency?

Can methotrexate cause a vitamin d deficiency?

No: Methotrexate inhibits folic acid metabolism and thereby inhibits synthesis ofbDNA, RNA, thymidylates and proteins. Vitamin D is a group of secosteroidsvthat enhances the absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and zinc. ...Read more

Methotrexate (Definition)

Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more


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What causes you to have a vitamin d deficiency (aside from lack of sun, correct foods etc usual stuff!) - methotrexate? Enbrel? Prednisone?

What causes you to have a vitamin d deficiency (aside from lack of sun, correct foods etc usual stuff!) - methotrexate? Enbrel? Prednisone?

D: Normal levels of vitamin D vary between ethnicities with lowest in African Americans. Vitamin D in units of 1000 or 2000 per capsule and 100 tablets per bottle, and not expensive. Available over the counter in pharmacies. ...Read more

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Is it wise to take prenatal vitamins and a b vitamin complex together?

Is it wise to take prenatal vitamins and a b vitamin complex together?

Maybe: There is no harm in taking them together; however, b vitamins are commonly nauseating. Therefore, taking them together may increase the risk of nausea. I would suggest taking them at different times to prevent nausea and to minimize a large peak of b vitamins. Several smaller doses make the vitamin available throughout the day. ...Read more

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What a good vitamins that can take together with multi b?

What a good vitamins that can take together with multi b?

Any...or none: You can take any vitamin supplements with B vitamins. However, unless you have a true vitamin deficiency these supplements haven't been shown to have much of a beneficial effect. ...Read more

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Can i take vitamin B12 and b complex together?

Can i take vitamin B12 and b complex together?

Should not: Be a problem. Will give you folate (folic acid) and cover all the building blocks for blood cell production. ...Read more

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Is taking my prenatal vitamin and a daily supplement together too much?

Is taking my prenatal vitamin and a daily supplement together too much?

Depends : If the daily supplement is a multi-vitamin the combined copper in the two vitamins might be excessive. If it is b vitamin one would want to check the total amount of b vitamins to make sure the levels were not more than the liver can metabolize in an hour. In the first trimester avoid herbal supplements. Additional vit d might be helpful in the winter months. ...Read more

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I started taking multi vitamins and iron pill together two days after my deficationg was black.. What cause this?

I started taking multi vitamins and iron pill together two days after my deficationg was black.. What cause this?

Iron pills: Iron often causes black stool whether you take it with a multivitamin or not (taking vit c with iron enhances absorption. Quoting http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007478.Htm "black stools are normal when taking iron tablets. In fact, this is felt to be a sign that the tablets are working correctly.". ...Read more

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