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What medications interact with vitamin d?

What medications interact with vitamin d?

Numerous: There are many drugs which can interact with vitamin d, but the main ones which should be avoided included magnesium hydroxide and magnesium-containing antacids, mineral oil, vitamin d analogs, and probably thiazide diuretics (blood pressure med) as well. ...Read more

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What are the best medications for seasonal affective disorder? I have contraindications for the sad lamps, take vitamin d3, & melatonin gives headache

What are the best medications for seasonal affective disorder? I have contraindications for the sad lamps, take vitamin d3, & melatonin gives headache

How about an SSRI?: You may take zoloft (sertraline) or Celexa for 6 months each year for seasonal affective disorder. Symptoms of disturbance to (sleep, interests, guilty feelings, energy level, concentration, appetite, or mood) may be significantly improved with a simple single pill daily. ...Read more

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Can low vitamin d cause the liver to be less able to clear medications?

Can low vitamin d cause the liver to be less able to clear medications?

Generally not: But it is easy to normalize vitamin d levels by just taking 2000 units of otc vitamin d3/day. ...Read more

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I have a vitamin D deficiency arrived Unit 6. How mony unite can l take. What is the best type of medication for vitamin D?

I have a vitamin D deficiency arrived Unit 6. How mony unite can l take. What is the best type of medication for vitamin D?

D3: Hi. Most of us feel your serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level should be over 30; I try for mid-30's to 40's in my patients. Cholecalciferol, or vitamin D3, is what is most commonly used for nutritional replacement (ergocalciferol, or vitamin D2, is also used although less preferred than D3). You should take at least 5, 000 units/day and have your 25-hydroxyvitamin D level checked again in 2-3 months. ...Read more

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I suffer facial and neck swelling one day post vitamin d supliment medication biodal 50000iu. Shall I stop it or reduce dosage? Pls advise

I suffer facial and neck swelling one day post vitamin d supliment medication biodal 50000iu. Shall I stop it or reduce dosage? Pls advise

Related?: No way of knowing whether your neck swelling is in any way related to the vitamin d or is something entirely different. Advice would be to not take it again and go and see a doctor and be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I lay in the taning bed with the medications im on? I'm on klonopin inderal and remeron vitamin d and occasionally meclizine

Can I lay in the taning bed with the medications im on? I'm on klonopin inderal and remeron vitamin d and occasionally meclizine

I am not answering: The question you asked. The reason is that I feel compelled to warn you that tanning beds put you at a significantly increased risk for malignant melanoma. I ask you reconsider doing this harm to your skin. ...Read more

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Vitamin d deficiency I am only able to sleep 3-4 hours before needing to wake up to make a number one? In addition I find myself going a lot during the day as well. I am 26 years old on no medications. My diet consists of grilled chicken cesar salad fo

Vitamin d deficiency I am only able to sleep 3-4 hours before needing to wake up to make a number one? In addition I find myself going a lot during the day as well. I am 26 years old on no medications. My diet consists of grilled chicken cesar salad fo

Dr: Dr lin provided excellent input. Your diet is extremely restrictive. There is a rainbow of colors when it comes to vegetables and fruits. Each contain different enzymes. To get a balance, you need to be eating a variety of colors. It is not surprising that your vitamin d levels are low with your limited food intake. Since you do not appear to take in red meat, you may also have a low carnitine level. I very much agree with the recommendation of working with a nutritionist. ...Read more

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Just started aciphex (rabeprazole) can I take with my medication klonopin inderal remeron vitamin d and fish oil?

Just started aciphex (rabeprazole) can I take with my medication klonopin inderal remeron vitamin d and fish oil?

No worries w/Aciphex: There appear to be some interactions between your current meds: the Inderal may reduce the fish oil effect, and the Klonopin and Remeron combination may cause increased CNS depression (more sedation). However, adding Aciphex (rabeprazole) to the listed medications should not cause any problem. ...Read more

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Is there a drug interaction from taking vitamin D3 ibuprofen and seroquel (quetiapine) I sprained my wrist and I was wondering if I could take ibuprofen?

Is there a drug interaction from taking vitamin D3 ibuprofen and seroquel (quetiapine) I sprained my wrist and I was wondering if I could take ibuprofen?

Ask your pharmacist: At your age there is probably nothing wrong with mixing ibuprofen, vitamin D and Seroquel but the 24 hour pharmacy has a pharmacist available to answer these types of questions. Your pharmacist has a database that can be searched. Usually the pharmacist has a great deal of training and experience giving this type of advice. It is very wise that you did ask someone about a possible interaction ...Read more

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If an athlete took betamethasone as a doping drug, would one of the unexpected side effects be depletion of vitamin d?

If an athlete took betamethasone as a doping drug, would one of the unexpected side effects be depletion of vitamin d?

Betamethasone: Is a synthetic adrenal steroid. It would not be a useful doping agent and could potentially have serious side effects particularly on your already compromised back. Don't even think about it. Vitamin d would be the least of your problems. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take vitamin D3 2000 IU per day permanently?

Vitamin D: Can reach toxic levels but at 2000 IUs that is unlikely. Please see your doc and ask him/her to check your vitamin D level and proceed from there. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dear sir, I have taken 60000 iu of vitamin D3 per week for 6 week. For how many times it is enough?

You need: A vitamin d level rechecked and see if it is back in the normal range. Usually recheck after2- 3 months. ...Read more

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Vitamin D3 injections safe?

Vitamin D3 injections safe?

Only if right patien: The injection is approved for patients with hypocalcmia undergoing renal dialysis. It is safe for them. ...Read more

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Is taking 5, 000iu+ vitamin D3 safe?

Depends: This depends on your current vitamin d level. If you are currently vitamin d deficient, 5000 is acceptable as a replacement dose but may be too high for a maintenance dose. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of too much vitamin d3?

What are symptoms of too much vitamin d3?

Weight loss, weak, GI: The symptoms of too much vit d are nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, constipation (possibly alternating with diarrhea), weakness, weight loss, tingling sensations in the mouth, confusion & heart rhythm abnormalities. Vitamin d is quite safe and toxicity is rare; one must take at least 40, 000 iu/day for months & have a blood level >200 to become toxic. See http://www. Vitamindcouncil. Org/? O=1036. ...Read more

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What is 10000 iu in vitamin D3 converted to mcg?

Conversion units-mcg: 1 µg = 40 iu and 0.025 µg = 1 iu. ...Read more

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What's normal ranges for vitamin d, d2 and d3?

Not tested: Vit d is taken orally as either d2 or d3. When we are exposed to adequate sun our bodies produce d3. The term vit d refers to all the forms of vit d. In our bodies.
Our liver ; kidneys convert d2 ; d3 to 25-hyroxyvitamin d (the storage form) ; 1, 25 dihydoxyvitamin d, the active form. There are tests to measure those levels but not to measure d2 ; d3. See http://bit. Ly/1hc250m. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 5000 of vitamin d3 daily?

Is it safe to take 5000 of vitamin d3 daily?

Yes, may need more!: I recommend all adults take 5000-10, 000 iu of D3 daily during fall and winter months (it's possible to get adequate D from the sun in spring/summer but take year-round if you don't get much sun).
Optimal blood levels are 50-80 and that's the dose most need to attain those levels. One must take 40, 000 iu/day to become toxic! Take K too! See http://tinyurl. Com/2chkcer and http://tinyurl. Com/4rqhnn4 ...Read more

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Could you take vitamin D3 with out calcium & vitamin d3?

Could you take vitamin D3 with out calcium & vitamin d3?

Yes.: If you are a normal young and healthy male with a reasonable diet you probably do not need to take either of these. So it would be reasonable to take one without the other. ...Read more

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Can I take apetamin syrup with vitamin d3 1, 000 iu once a day?

Can I take apetamin syrup with vitamin d3 1, 000 iu once a day?

Yes but..: Not usually needed, get vitamins lysine in diet, why cyproheptadine which is a antihistamine, tires you, can add weight but do it naturally, vit d is good but vit D3 form fish is best, eat more fish salmon, sardines for best absorption, midday sun on arms/legs for 20 min produces 20, 000 units of vit. D/ day. Get outside a little ...Read more

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My son 7 years old, he has vitiligo; test; litium 0, zink 101, vitamin d3 30.7 is normal that litium is 0??? He is a normal child.

My son 7 years old, he has vitiligo; test; litium 0, zink 101, vitamin d3 30.7 is normal that litium is 0??? He is a normal child.

Yes: There is research on the effect of lithium on the skin, and vitiligo, but it is not usually found in anyone who is not taking it as a medication. Please don't freak out, the doc is just being thorough with their testing. ...Read more

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What is a good and safe amount of Vitamin D3 that a healthy 47 year old woman should take daily? Are there any possible side effects associated w/ D3?

D3: Please get your D3 tested by your doctor and then you will know the right amount to take daily. Experts suggest your level be between 50 & 80 for optimal benefit. You can OD on D3 and have some side effects like fatigue & GI symptoms. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can vitamin D3 causing me pain?

Unlikely: There is some thought that it may help pain, I doubt it is the cause of your pain. ...Read more