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Doctor insights on: The Recommended Dosage For Sublingual B 12

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Oncologist told me to take sublingual b 12 for post chemo neuropathy. What dosage is recommended?

Oncologist told me to take sublingual b 12 for post chemo neuropathy. What dosage is recommended?

Ask your oncologist!: B12 does not help neuropathy due to chemotherapy. So unless your blood level of B12 is checked and found to be low, I would not advise you to take this medicine. ...Read more

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How much vitamin d should I take.? I am not often in the sun, and someone recommended a 5000 dose sublingual once a day, so I take them. Any harm?

How much vitamin d should I take.? I am not often in the sun, and someone recommended a 5000 dose sublingual once a day, so I take them. Any harm?

Depends: Hi. There's no absolute right level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-D) in the blood. My personal goal for patients is to be at or above the mid-30's. It's estimated that you raise 25-D by about 6 for every 1, 000 units of oral vitamin D you take. Therefore, based on how low you are, that helps you estimate a reasonable amount to take. Vit D toxicity is a myth; only calcitriol can be toxic. Good luck! ...Read more

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How much faster does sublingual melatonin take effect compared to the pill form, and do you have any idea what dosages would be comparable?

How much faster does sublingual melatonin take effect compared to the pill form, and do you have any idea what dosages would be comparable?

Sublingual faster: Yes the sublingual melatonin is absorbed faster. I would estimate that it is absorbed 50% faster than the oral. As per the doses: with sublingual melatonin you absorb 50% or so. With the oral medication it is more like a third, but there is a wide range. Because there is a wide range for a given individual the absorption could be roughly equal for both delivery systems. Follow your MDs advice. ...Read more

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Nutritionist told me to take vitamin B12 to help me sleep. Will it work? And is 2500mcg sublingual form too large a dosage? Thankyou

Nutritionist told me to take vitamin B12 to help me sleep. Will it work? And is 2500mcg sublingual form too large a dosage? Thankyou

It depends, no: When someone has insomnia B12 is not the first treatment that comes to mind, but B12 is needed for our bodies to make melatonin which helps regulate sleep, so if you are deficient in B12 then taking it can improve sleep. 2500 mcg is totally safe; only a small fraction of B12 is absorbed no amount of B12 is known to be toxic. See http://bit. Ly/1hlbiaz for more on B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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What can be done for people who have a difficult time upping allergy shot dose due to local reaction? Lower dose? Repeat 1 dose often? Sublingual drops?

What can be done for people who have a difficult time upping allergy shot dose due to local reaction? Lower dose? Repeat 1 dose often? Sublingual drops?

Depends: At least 2 studies showed that lowering the dose due to local reaction actually leads to more reactions. On the other hand, one must balance the discomfort against the potential gains. I would ask the patient to take an antihistamine about 2 hrs prior to see if this helps. The next question is whether the dose should be raised any further if there has been sufficient improvement. ...Read more

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Gum bleeding was gone with 7- B12 inj 500 mcg daily. After the loading dose, it started again. Taking sublingual. But does not help? Cause of Gum bleding?

Gum bleeding was gone with 7- B12 inj 500 mcg daily. After the loading dose, it started again. Taking sublingual. But does not help? Cause of Gum bleding?

Infection: Probably gum disease. Easily treatable by a competent Dentist or Periodontist in its earliest stages. Treatment becomes more complex as disease advances. Please make appointment with Dentist. Unless lab tests show that you have a B12 defficiency (seen often in strict vegetarians), bleeding gums most probably due to infection. ...Read more

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Are sublingual tablets and orodispersible tablets the same thing?

Are sublingual tablets and orodispersible tablets the same thing?

I don't think so: Orally disintegrating tablets (or orodispersible) are to be dissolved on the tongue. Sublingual is to be dissolved under the tongue. ...Read more

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What are sublingual glands?

What are sublingual glands?

Salivary glands: There are three sets of salivary (spit/saliva) glands. The parotid (in front of both ears), the submandibular (just under the mandible on both sides) and the sublingual (under both sides of he tongue). ...Read more

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There are pathologies of sublingual caruncles? Their shape is very different among persons

There are pathologies of sublingual caruncles? Their shape is very different among persons

Caruncles: These are the opening of the ducts of the salivary glands and they can vary a lot in their shape. They can get inflamed and infected and sometimes little stones get stuck at their openings. ...Read more

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Are there any conditions where B12 injections would help but oral/sublingual B12 wouldn't???

Are there any conditions where B12 injections would help but oral/sublingual B12 wouldn't???

Not many: It used to be thought that the only mechanism for B12 absorption involved intrinsic factor such that injections were necessary with pernicious anemia or any condition that caused a deficiency in intrinsic factor. However, now it is known that oral B12 in very large doses can be absorbed even in that situation to prevent deficiency. I would guess an absent small bowel would do it. ...Read more

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I had B12 injection 2 days ago. Can I continue to take B12 sublingual 5000mcg daily or should I wait? I forgot to ask my Dr. My level was 205.

I had B12 injection 2 days ago. Can I continue to take B12 sublingual 5000mcg daily or should I wait? I forgot to ask my Dr. My level was 205.

No harm in taking: You B12 level is at the low end of normal. Taking B12 sublingually will not do any harm, but since you had an injection, you, in all likelihood, do not need to. ...Read more

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How do I take sublingual B12 lozenges effectively?

Under the tongue: The best b-12 is methyl cobalmine. Let it dissolve under the tongue once a day and listen to your body. If you need it you will notice a benefit. Supplements are supplemental so be sure to eat a healthy diet, don't smoke or drink, get a good night sleep, move through the day and manage stress. ...Read more

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Should I take sublingual b complex with metformin?

Should I take sublingual b complex with metformin?

No, yes: Hi. It doesn't matter. Take B complex all you want, with or without metformin. They're unrelated, scientifically. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are sublingual glands/salivary glands?

I was wondering what are sublingual glands/salivary glands?

Make spit: These are the smallest of the major salivary glands and are located under the tongue. They are almond-sized in most people and make watery saliva when you eat. ...Read more

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Does sublingual hCG work?

Does sublingual hCG work?

U mean HCG diet??: In my opmion that is usually garbage, I do HCG and 500 cal diet for my pts and I use subq HCG from a reputable pharmacy and we test the HCG on a preg test, a lot of HCG u get thru the internet is garbage and u need the proper conseling and monitoring during the diet, I did the diet my self 18 months ago and lost 24 lbs in 28 days and actually weigh a little less now, u need to do it right. ...Read more

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Does sublingual B12 absorption work?

Does sublingual B12 absorption work?

B12 deficiency: Intranasal, sublingual, oral, and intramuscular are all effective means of increasing vitamin B12 levels. ...Read more

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Can capoten (captopril) be administered sublingual?

Can capoten (captopril) be administered sublingual?

Don't: In general, unless your doc specifically prescribed it that way, avoid sublingual administration of oral medicines. This route can bypass the pill's time-release formulation, releasing too much medicine all at once, or can result in higher/faster absorption than the pill-in-stomach route as carefully tested by the drug company. ...Read more

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What are some oral/sublingual supplements for vision improvement?

What are some oral/sublingual supplements for vision improvement?

None known: There are no supplements that have been scientifically proven to improve vision. Anti-oxidant vitamins and fish oil can lower the risk of developing macular degeneration; so these are reasonable to take. ...Read more

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