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Doctor insights on: Turmeric Capsules Versus Enteric Coated Pills

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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?

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?

Yes, however...: 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

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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.

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

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How come some people say enteric coated asprin is not as good as uncoated when taking for preventative purposes?

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

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Is ibuprofen enteric coated?

Is ibuprofen enteric coated?

Not in US: There is no enteric coated ibuprophen product approved and available in usa.It may be available in uk. ...Read more

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What are the results of tramadol hydrochloride/diclofenic sodium enteric coated tablets/ entrocalm loperamide capsules o/d?

What are the results of tramadol hydrochloride/diclofenic sodium enteric coated tablets/ entrocalm loperamide capsules o/d?

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What to do if i take 1300 mg of enteric coated asa for my athritis. Is that too much?

What to do if i take 1300 mg of enteric coated asa for my athritis. Is that too much?

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

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What is the difference in 81 enteric coated aspirin and 81 non enteric coated...is their any interference with other meds if enteric coated?

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

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Enteric coated aspirin or dolobid easy on the kidneys?

No difference: 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

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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