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Vitamins You Shouldnt Take Before Surgery
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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: email@example.com ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Minimum 30 min: Preferably 45-60min.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
How long do I need to wait after taking 2 200mg motrin tablets before taking a ibuprofen 800 tablet? Thank you
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
When i take vitamins that say to take on an empty stomach, before meals, or beteen meals how long should I wait before and after food to take it? D
Empty stomach: This means 1 hour before, and 2 hours after eating a meal. ...Read more
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
1 day: No waiting period is necessary if you took pan b correctly and at the right time. ...Read more
Why can't you take vitamins and herbs before surgery. Instruction sheet says no vitamins or herbs 10 days before.
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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