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Ultra Choice Multivit With Min Medication
I am taking the following medications: citalopram 15mg, loratadine 10mg, microgestin fe 1/20, multivit/mineral supp, calc/mag/zinc. Do these drugs interact? Which can I take at the same time?
Can I take pharmaton multivit? Pharmaton have ginseng g115. I have anxiety episode before. I'm afraid ginseng will make my anxiery worse
Thanks for asking!: Pharmaton is a combination of g115 concentrated ginseng extract, vitamins and minerals. It is used for the relief of short periods of exhaustion caused by stress, tiredness and a feeling of weakness or lack of vitality. It is a special supplement which helps you to increase mental and physical well being. As stated is contraindicated in renal disorders, but I have never prescribed it in the past. ...Read more
Pls how can I help my 3 yr old reinforce his immune systems, he's taking multivit but he gets sick sooo often. ..Thank you?
Please see below.: The most important things are eating a balanced healthy diet, getting plenty of sleep, getting vaccinated, & good handwashing. Toddlers who aren't in daycare still get 6-12 viral infections yearly;if in daycare, that rate doubles to triples! If his doctor sees that he is having infections that are too many, too severe, or too unusual for his age, tests are indicated to check for underlying causes. ...Read more
Is it ok to take centrum multivit although idont have certain deficiency? I want to take it coz my diet not healthy all the time?
Yes to the MVI (multivitamin): In addition to a balance diet of Complex Carbs, Proteins (plant / animal) and Good Fats, a quality MVI (multivitamin) is an important consideration. Because our soils have been possibly over-farmed, we are losing some of the nutrient value of the produce grown. And, for that reason, along with the fact that most people eat a SAD (Standard American Diet), a MVI (multivitamin) should be added. There are better MVI (multivitamin) than Centrum. ...Read more
Headache midday until midnight. Started taking Probio in the morning, Prostate Formula and MultiVit + Iron at night. Which of the 3 causes the headache?
Time to experiment: You post this question with the expectation that doctors have a magical ability to know the answer. Why do you need these supps? Likely just a waste of money, esp: Why the prostate formula? It's worthless & you're only 25. STOP taking all 3 then restart 1 at a time & see if 1 causes headache. You don't need a doctor or scientist to tell you that; your mother can tell you that. It's common sense. ...Read more
I take 1multivitamin "A-Z Vitamine+Lutein+Q10" from Pharmavital daily for two months now. I'm also on Yaz bcp. Should I make a break from the multivit?
Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 per cent above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. ...Read more
Recently I read in nyt that vitamin E supplements are linked to reduced life expectancy. Scary! Should we avoid e containing multivit?
Now both my derm and my GP say that a good multivit and iron will bring hair back, but I still see no signs of regrowth. Vit are ok now, ferritin 30?
Protein: I have a different approach to hair. Hair is made of proteins. Not vitamins. Making sure you are getting at a minimum 100 grams of proteins per day is vital. ...Read more
How much gap betwen antacid & B12 sublingual 1500mcg. Can we take multivit, calcium carb (500mg) same time as B12 supp? How much gap for vit c & b12?
Wouldn't take: antacid at the same time you are taking your supplements b/c you are reducing UR stomach acidity further that you need that to digest or help your MVI (multivitamin) get absorbed better. B12 can be taken alone sublingual. It's not digested. You can take it along with your MVI (multivitamin), and Vitamin C. Space your calcium tablet separately as it can act like an antacid itself (Tums?) Greens can interfere with Ca absorption. ...Read more
Can these meds cause ^ liver enzyme? Synthroid losartan prednisone Paxil (paroxetine) Xanax calcitriol calcium citrate amox-clav singulair advair, and multivit
Odd advice: For diagnosed prostate cancer treatment choices cover close observation to surgery or radiation to hormonal therapy or combinations of these. A multivit is not on the plan. That said, most men with PC should consider in addiition to std care a vit d dose (based on blood level), omega-3s, and calcium. Find more at www. Prostateforum. Com also or www. Tuckermedical. Com. ...Read more
What would be your first-line medication choice in ADD if we exclude stimulant? E.g.which drug among the others is most likely to be effective?
Individualize: Choices should be based on the individual features of that person, that person's ADD, and that person's circumstances. There is no one anser. ...Read more
Ok if modification of life-style does not work for weight loss and I want to take a medication so what is the best drug of choice?
Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate): I have had the best results with Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) which was recently approved by the fda. The biggest issue is that you have to change your lifestyle while taking the pills or you will gain all the wt. Back immediately after stopping the medication. It can cause birth defects. A group-accountability program such as weight watchers has been shown to have the best results over time, especially for women. ...Read more
Can cholesterol lowering medications be used to elevate HDL levels. The research doesn't seem to support that choice? Total and LDL are w/in range
HDL: Hdl is not often helped with cholesterol drugs. There is some disagreement about this with crestor (rosuvastatin). But, HDL is very much affected by lifestyle. Moderate cardiovascular exercise of at least twenty minutes per day combined with a high protein and low carb diet can significantly elevate the hdl. ...Read more
What is the medication of choice in the treatment of urethritis caused by staphylococcus species?
Antibiotics: Antibiotics.Get a more detailed answer ›
Has Venlafaxine any advantage over other SSRIs and TCAs for GAD? Which medication is your first line choice for treating GAD and why?
TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, neck clicking and popping, headache and jaw pain are common symptoms. The medication used alone cannot provide adequate help. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management of the TMJ. ...Read more
What medications can I take for a cold while taking adderal? Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) a good choice?
What is a bipolar personality and how does it affect a persons quality of life in the absence of doctor medication (by choice)?
You are a caring Person!
There is No Diagnosis of Bipolar Personality.
Diagnosis of Personality Disorder can only be made by a Psychiatrist or Psychologist in the office.
Feel good about your concern for the person;
you can express your concern about the person’s quality of life on a nice card for the New Year. ...Read more
Baclofen good medication for spasticity due to peripheral neuropathy? Cyclobenzaprine better choice??
Mom (88) on inderal (propranolol) for arrhythmia; what drug is a better choice? She's very confused; medication may be a cause.
Multiple: Inderal, because it is fat soluble, crosses into the brain and cause side effects like this. Newer beta-blockers, such as metoprolol, atenolol, bystolic, (nebivolol) among others, are water soluble, and do not enter the brain. Depending on the type of arrhythmia, calcium channel blockers such as verapamil or Diltiazem may also be choices. ...Read more
Is homeopathy a good choice for treating pcos I hav had many medications for it but there's no good response should I try homeopathic medicine s?
I am 25yrs old and on hypertension medication. I have damaged knee cartliage, my Dr suggested I do something called RICE and perhaps see physio. I just bought arthro choice joint support. Is this safe to take with the bp meds?
Legal or not?: The number one prescribed 'drug' is Oxycontin which has a huge street market. Also in the running is Lipitor (atorvastatin) (now generic) as the most prescribed non-pain killing drug. Although you would be wise to consider letting your physician decide what drugs you need, and you should avoid drugs of addiction. Is your plan to join the crowd and take the drug of choice for popularity? ...Read more
Alcohol: Despite the lip service, society does little of real benefit for children who run away to escape intolerable home conditions. You will be told "drugs / alcohol are the problem" since most people in these situations require something to numb the mind against the nightmare of an emotionally abusive home and street. In my autopsy series, "troubled kids" usually have chosen alcohol first. ...Read more
Alendronate (Fosamax (alendronate): In my practice I have good luck with fosamax (alendronate). ...Read more
What is the best online or app drug interaction checker? Drugs. Com, rxlist, medscape, healthline or epocrates app? Or is there a better choice?
In general: All the interaction checkers are pretty reasonable. Usually when deciding which one to use, depends on what other resources you are going to use from the respective site/app. Once we know what resources you'd like to use, it would be easier guide you. ...Read more
Depends on infection: What are you trying to kill? The GI tract is full of all kinds of bacteria- maybe 4000 species! Generally gnr and anaerobes, but really varies depending on location in the tract. For example h. Pylori is limited to the stomach. Abx should be tailored to potential source. Metronidazole / Ciprofloxacin is a common combination for large intestinal infection. ...Read more
Whatever works: Several medications have been successful in treating absence seizures. In children this may be ethosuximide, valproate, lamictal, etc. In adults with focal abnormalities this may include trileptal, vimpat, (lacosamide) zonegran, etc. A quality eeg is necessary, and a good neurological evaluation is necessary. ...Read more
Lots: Lots of good safe choices...Sulfa drugs, quinolones etc. See your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what the anticipated cause of the pid is and on how sick you are. Pid by definition is infection of the upper genital tract structions in women (uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes and may involve neighboring pelvic organs). See dr. Christiaan maurer's response for the specific antibiotic recommendations. ...Read more
Current recomendatio: According to epocrates, the current recommendation for pid treatment in an outpatient setting is for 250mg of Ceftriaxone as a shot, along with 100mg doxycyline 2x day for 2 weeks and possibley 500mg of Metronidazole twice a day for 2 weeks. There are alternatives if you are allergic to these meds. ...Read more
What drug of choice and protocol, you provide to those workers involved in the culling of poultry during but the disease is not confirmed to them?
What disease: I am a little confused by your question, to tell you the truth, as I don't understand what disease you are concerned of. I'd be happy to provide you with advice if you could just re-formulate it more clearly. ...Read more
And controversial. Drug dependence starts as a choice to start and can become a disease because it causes impairment in function (the basic definition of disease which itself is hard to define). However it is debatable whether or not it is a disease. There are many opinions. Here is an interesting article: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3047254/
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Recovery is a choice: Most people need treatment to help arrest there addiction, lots of help. Some choose that help and others don't, I'm not alway sure why. I will tell you this, it does not always have to do with how "bad" their addiction was or how much drugs or alcohol people used, at some point they just make that decision and accept the help they need, aa calls it a "spiritual awakening", its why I do this. ...Read more