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Doctor insights on: Vitamins You Shouldnt Take Before Surgery

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Should I take vitamins before surgery?

Should I take vitamins before surgery?

Are you deficient?: Vitamin supplements are only useful if you have deficiency of one or more of these. A person consuming a balanced diet does not need vitamin supplements. Discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long should you wait after taking Synthroid (thyroxine) before you take your vitamins and supplements?

How long should you wait after taking Synthroid (thyroxine) before you take your vitamins and supplements?

Thyroid: Typically the recommendation is to wait at least 30 min after your thyroid medication before consuming foods or vitamins. There is some new emerging evidence also that you can take all your weekly thyroid pills in a single dose once weekly. You might want to ask your doctor about this as the studies have shown no difference in long term control and may make it easier for u to take vitamins. ...Read more

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Can i take vitamins prior to cataract surgery?

Can i take vitamins prior to cataract surgery?

Yes: vitamins CS: It's ok to take vitamins before surgery. [N-acetylcarnosine (NAC) drops in small studies showed improve vision in cataract patients. However, it has not been studied in double blind, randomized, prospective way & studies were paid for by company who has vested interest. It is not FDA approved.] Sun protection & eating a diet rich in antioxidants best for eyes; info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take a vitamins after taking zegerid?

How long should I wait to take a vitamins after taking zegerid?

Go ahead: Vitamins have little toxicity and while i'm among the minority of phyiscians who think taking a cheap vitamin-and-mineral supplement is worth the few dollars per year, the glitzy ones you buy online are placebos. Don't make yourself sick taking too much vitamin a or vitamin d or absurdly high doses of vitamin c. Otherwise, go ahead. ...Read more

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How much should I eat before taking medication since they always say take after a meal?

Before Meals: Without knowing the specific medication you're taking, i will offer the usual advice which means anything from a regular meal to a light snack such as a slice of toast, a piece of fruit, maybe some cereal. If the medication does not specify to not to take it with dairy products, you might want to take your doses with a glass of milk. ...Read more

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Wondering if its safe to take supplements after thyroidectomy?

Wondering if its safe to take supplements after thyroidectomy?

You're: Taking prescription thyroid medication, if you're talking dietary supplements it's the same they're not regulated and hard to tell what's really in them and any toxins ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm taking iron supplements on an empty stomach as instructed. how long should I wait before I eat something?

What do you advise if I'm taking iron supplements on an empty stomach as instructed. how long should I wait before I eat something?

Fairly quickly: I think an empty stomach helps iron be absorbed because the acid hasn't been buffered by other food and the iron isn't competing with other nutrients for assimilation. If it were me I'd probably feel I got an adequate dose of iron even if I started eating after a couple of minutes. ...Read more

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Can you still take vitamins when taking Metronidazol?

Can you still take vitamins when taking Metronidazol?

Yes: It is perfectly fine to take vitamins while taking Metronidazole. It is also wise to take a probiotic during and after taking antibiotics like Metronidazole. ...Read more

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Which vitamins should I take before getting pregnant?

Which vitamins should I take before getting pregnant?

Folic acid, DHA: The most important nutrient to have in sufficient amounts before pregnancy is folic acid, which prevents certain birth defects. This is in dark leafy greens, beans & lentils but can be taken as part of a prenatal as well. While not technically a vitamin, dha from fish oil (or algae) is important for proper neurological development but is not as essential before pregnancy-you can add when pregnant. ...Read more

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When do I need to stop taking the adipex diet pills before a general anesthia?

When do I need to stop taking the adipex diet pills before a general anesthia?

4 days: The drug should be gone from your body in between three to four days. Make sure you tell your anesthesiologist that you have taken this medication before your operation. This way there should not be any problems. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long should you wait before taking pain killers after taking iron pills?

How long should you wait before taking pain killers after taking iron pills?

Why do you need it: Why is a 22 year old having so much pain as to need pain killers or any med. See a doctor to find out what is causing the pain and get rid of the problem rather than taking medication to cover undiagnosed pain. ...Read more

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Why can't you take vitamins and herbs before surgery. Instruction sheet says no vitamins or herbs 10 days before.

Why can't you take vitamins and herbs before surgery. Instruction sheet says no vitamins or herbs 10 days before.

Bleeding: Some medications, vitamins, and herbal remedies can affect how your body bleeds and/or stops bleeding. If you bleed too easily or are unable to clot/stop bleeding during surgery, it puts you at higher risk for complications. ...Read more

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When can I resume taking multivitamins and dietary supplements after having a liposuction procedure?

When can I resume taking multivitamins and dietary supplements after having a liposuction procedure?

Soon.: Assuming the “supplements” you wish to resume our safe, you should be able to do so very soon after liposuction surgery. Your plastic surgeon will be your best resource when it comes to specifics, given that he/she is ultimately responsible for your care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How come I have to stop taking herbal supplements before surgery?

How come I have to stop taking herbal supplements before surgery?

Interactions: Many herbal supplements and vitamins can increase the risk of serious complications, including drug interactions and bleeding. Therefore, most supplements should be discontinued prior to undergoing surgery. ...Read more