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Turmeric Capsules Versus Enteric Coated Pills
I got some enteric coated peppermint oil capsules for IBS cramping. You take 3 pills a day. It helps a little. Is it ok to take for months or years?
Peppermint oil often reduces symptoms of IBS and appears safe to take for years. While safe and effective, it provides only symptomatic relief. I advise also trying to address the underlying causes, which are often related to overgrowth of yeast or unfriendly bacteria in the intestines and food sensitivities. See http://bit. Ly/17hz82A
A low FODMAP diet may help. A holistic doc can help treat this. ...Read more
I'm still sore and having pain from my IBS and usually I take one enteric coated peppermint pill but is it ok to take two? It's 0.2 ml each pill.
Yes: It should be fine to take another enteric coated peppermint pill today. Hope you feel better soon. If symptoms are getting worse instead of better please seek a medical evaluation. ...Read more
Enteric coated: Means a covering on the tablet so that the tab will dissolve lower in the gut and be absorbed better. Simply look on the bottle label to see what products are enteric coated. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What is the % of people who develop problems from taking a baby asprin per day? Does enteric coated actually make any difference?
How come some people say enteric coated asprin is not as good as uncoated when taking for preventative purposes?
Ok for daily: Enteric-coated aspirin is great for daily prevention. But for someone having a heart attack right now, they need to chew regular aspirin without the coating so it's absorbed right away. ...Read more
What are the results of tramadol hydrochloride/diclofenic sodium enteric coated tablets/ entrocalm loperamide capsules o/d?
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Depends: Historically, Aspirin was and is a cheap and effective way of relieving the pain and inflammation of arthritis. Doses were increased gradually till relief was achieved or side effects stopped the increase in the dosage. The most common side effects were gastro-intestinal upset, ulcers or ringing in the ears. 1300 mg is a moderate dose. Talk to your doc or rheumatologist for further guidance. ...Read more
What is the difference in 81 enteric coated aspirin and 81 non enteric coated...is their any interference with other meds if enteric coated?
See below: Enteric coated just means the pill is coated with a material to prevent it from dissolving in the stomach. This avoids stomach upset in some patients. Interference with other medicines is not an issue either way. ...Read more
Enteric coated medications are coated to limit stomach upset. The effect on the kidneys is unaffected by enteric coating.
If you take the medication, i.e.aspirin, as recommended you should be safe vis a vis effect on the kidneys. In the absence of pre existing renal disease, only an overdose is risky. ...Read more
take 81 mg enteric coated baby aspirin in morning with other meds. Do not know if they are enteric coated...does it matter if they are?
Doesn't matter: Enteric coated just means that the pill is coated with a substance to prevent dissolution in the stomach and not dissolve until further down the GI tract. This often helps to avoid stomach upset which some patients experience from aspirin. It makes no difference for your other pills or to your other pills. ...Read more
It can: The enteric coated offers some protection, but it still depends on the sensitivity of your stomach lining to Aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen found in Motrin and advil (ibuprofen). For a detailed discussion of pros and cons of aspirin, please see my blog at http://mdprevent. Blogspot. Com/2013/02/dr-oz-and-asprin-is-he-being. Html. ...Read more
How strong is enteric coated full strength. I had an ultrasound guided SI today and it's super sore?
Consider ice instead: Enteric coated aspirin are 325 mg. The coating helps prevent the pill from disolving in the stomach- instead dissolving in the bowels. NSAID treatment for pain can be IBUPROFEN 400 to 800 mg (2 to 4 otc pills) every 8 hr, NAPROSYN (naproxen) 220 to 440 mg (1 to 2 aleve) every 12 hr, or ASPIRIN 325 mg (1 to 2 every 6 hrs). All should be taken with food and can be hard on your stomach, kidneys, and blood pressure. ...Read more
SAM-e is used for treatment of depression and other conditions. Is it important to use enteric coated tablets if I take it?
No: The only reason to take an enteric coated medicine is if the original formula upsets your stomach. SAM-e is a supplement and not a medication and is not therefor regulated, anything may be in it. Please use with caution. If you are taking other antidepressants please tell your doctor about any supplements/homeopathic treatments you are also taking as there may be dangerous interactions. ...Read more
I drank two beers with one 325mg Enteric Coated aspirin unknowingly that there could be an interaction. Is it safe to drink anymore beer today?
Underlying problem?: Alcohol intake has its own risks. However, one aspirin with three beers is unlikely to cause a medical catastrophe UNLESS the stomach lining is damaged. A stomach lining that is compromised by chronic alcohol use, ulcers, gastritis, excessive use of pain killers aka NSAIDS (to name a few) may worsen with aspirin use. Enteric coated aspirin is usually the safer aspirin to use. ...Read more
I'm 2 months pregnant and I have bad ibs, I have had to stop amitriptyline and mebeverine. Are enteric coated peppermint tablets safe please? Thanks
Peppermint: The best reference person in this regard is your OB doc. He knows your history and what's good and no so good, so i'd urge you to call him. Also, I am in doubt that peppermint would be helpful with ibs altogether. There's a good chance it may improve on its own, so if it is not very bothersome, i'd rather have you watch your symptoms. ...Read more
If you have AFIB and take enteric coated 81 low dose aspirin and it leaves big blood splotches on your skin, can you just take half of one every other?
Every case is unique: This is a complex, specific medical issue, how YOUR a-fib should be treated to minimize stroke/embolism risk. This is a web resource best for general information. You have a doctor who knows your specific characteristics, risk factors and who made this recommendation. That's the person you need to speak with. When things get complicated you need one MD who serves as your care team leader. ...Read more
Carlson Labs Super Omega-3 Gems, Kirkland Signature Enteric Coated Fish Oil Omega 3 or Gnc triple strength fish oil? Purity? Best one?
Fish oils: No publicly available for comparative data to answer your question, so you are on your own. Interestingly there are no universally accepted outcome data supporting use of fish oils in this manner, so consider sparing the worlds oceans! ...Read more
Does peppermint oil supplement need to be "enteric coated" for it to benefit the colon? I have bowel issues such as diarrhea and spasm.
Curcumin is the main component of turmeric, and it is likely that turmeric is more effective than curcumin in the treatment of inflammatory disorders.
Turmeric is not well absorbed unless you take it with black pepper. Don't use if you have gallstones, and it may interfere with great cancer treatment. Talk with your doctor! ...Read more
I have high blood pressure, I have diabetes, I have panic attack disorder, I have acid reflex, wanted to know if I can take turmeric pills.
Anti oxidant: Turmeric is hypothesized to have anti oxidant and anti inflammatory qualities and is an ingredient in a lot of ayurvedic medications. It might help in prevention of coronary artery disease and cancer prevention, however there is no data suggesting its use in dm, HTN and acid reflux. It is not used in panic disorder either. ...Read more
Mild pcos. Just longer regular cycles and cysts on ovaries. Don't want bcp have no acne etc. Taking turmeric, cranberry and vit D pill. Good start?
What is goal?: You don't mention other symptoms so perhaps your only goal is shorter, "more normal" periods. Perhaps the supplements and vitamin D will have a favorable effect. But it is also important to evaluate the potential metabolic effects of PCOS (insulin resistance, hyperlipidemia) and treat/deal with those. If/when fertility is desired, further, probably hormonal, treatment will likely be needed. ...Read more
Needs more study but:
There's not a lot of research that gives a good answer to this question but it should be safe to try 500 mg 3x/day with food. According to https://nootriment. Com/curcumin-dosage/
"4 g of curcumin a day for 30 days did not result in serious side effect" so it may be safe to go even higher but start with 500 mg 3x/day and after 2 weeks could try a bit more; if side effects like stomach upset reduce. ...Read more
Is it safe to take a 675 mg pill of milk thistle, bacopa, tumeric, green tea and ashwagandha extract while taking statins?
No clinically: No clinically relevant interactions. Studies have implicated green tea extract with liver injury. ...Read more
University of Maryland Medical Centers (USA) advise pregnant women not to ingest turmeric.
http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/turmeric ...Read more
Best company to by turmeric capsules from? I want to take it as part of my regimen for lupus- or what should I look for when buying turmeric?
Turmeric: Turmeric is used as a supplement in rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. It comes from the root of turmeric. It has anti inflammatory activities and is used in many other conditions. It is available as capsule in supplemental stores ...Read more
Tumeric: Tumeric contains cucuminoid like curcumin. This has anti-inflammatory & antioxidant effects. It increases Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor which can help w brain functioning & v risk of some brain conditions such as Alzheimer's. It may help w treatment of arthritis & has anticarcinogenic effects. ...Read more