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Doctor insights on: What Can I Take Over The Counter To Boost Metabolism

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What can I take over-the-counter to boost metabolism?

What can I take over-the-counter to boost metabolism?

No otc supplements: A healthful diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein plus regular aerobic exercise boosts metabolism. ...Read more

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What can I buy over-the-counter to slow down my metabolism?

OTC Metabolism Slow: There is currently no over the counter medication, or prescription medication, for that matter that will slow down metabolism ...Read more

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Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if I don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if I don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects. I haven't heard that it can interfere with diet pills but those can be dangerous on their own. ...Read more

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Low thyroid & taking levothyroxine 50mmg 1 a day. I eat healthy, can't lose any weight. Can I take an over-the-counter thyroid boost pill also?

Low thyroid & taking levothyroxine 50mmg 1 a day. I eat healthy, can't lose any weight. Can I take an over-the-counter thyroid boost pill also?

No not a good idea: No it is not a good idea and can be dangerous. I wiil discuss your weight problem with your doctor or endocrinologist. Your inability to loose weight may or may not be related to your thyroid and you may need to change your eating habits and exercise. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how many bottles of green tea does it take to boost metabolism?

Can you tell me how many bottles of green tea does it take to boost metabolism?

Not sure it does...: Like so many alternative treatments or products, tradition, theory, hope and anecdotal evidence do not hold up when a formal review of evidence is done. See the excellent answers on weight loss on this site and drink tea because you like it, not for its supposed magical properties.

More info:

http://nccam. Nih. Gov/health/greentea? Nav=gsa. ...Read more

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I want to boost my body metabolism. Is it okay to take supplement or is there any effective diet to boost body metabolism?

I want to boost my body metabolism. Is it okay to take supplement or is there any effective diet to boost body metabolism?

Frequent meals: Eating small frequent meals will boost your metabolism. The effect on digesting you food lasts longer than a big meal all at once. You keep the furnace burning. Also green tea- and caffeinated products also boost your metabolism, however, too much of them can make you jittery and unable to sleep. So use in moderation. ...Read more

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What is the best food to lose weight? Any particular tablets/meds to take to boost my metabolism? I need to lose 5 kgs in less than 2 weeks! Please help!

What is the best food to lose weight? Any particular tablets/meds to take to boost my metabolism? I need to lose 5 kgs in less than 2 weeks! Please help!

Not a good idea!: Trying to lose 5 kg in less than 2 weeks is not a realistic goal. You should aim for no more than half a kg a week, better yet about one kg a month. There are no foods and no safe pills to lose weight. You need to reduce your intake of food and exercise more. ...Read more

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What to do if I want to boost my metabolism, is it okay for me to take B12 500 mcg vitamins?

What to do if I want to boost my metabolism, is it okay for me to take B12 500 mcg vitamins?

No: There is very little evidence b vitamins boost metabolism. B12 shouldn't be taken in excess unless your B12 level is low (discovered by blood levels). Best way to boost your metabolism is 30 minutes exercise per day and increasing lean muscle mass. ...Read more

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Can u tell me what I can do or take to boost my metabolism I have very low energy I am always tried no matter how much sleep I get?

Can u tell me what I can do or take to boost my metabolism I have very low energy I am always tried no matter how much sleep I get?

Low energy: You should see a counselor to see if this is a case of depression, it is very possible, and you may want to see a dietician to see if this a nutritional problem. ...Read more

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What can I take to boost my metabolism although I have hypothyroidism and always tired, cold besides iron?

What can I take to boost my metabolism although I have hypothyroidism and always tired, cold besides iron?

Healthy diet: Your doctor should ensure that your hypothyroidism is well controlled. Some same symptoms could be due to hypothyroidism. Your dose of levothyroidism may need to be increased. ...Read more

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I hve fibromyalgia & my metabolism has decreased. I'm currently on lyrica (pregabalin). What supplements or vitamins can I take to boost my metabolism I exercise 2?

I hve fibromyalgia & my metabolism has decreased. I'm currently on lyrica (pregabalin). What supplements or vitamins can I take to boost my metabolism I exercise 2?

You can look up: Lyrica (pregabalin) on line. I would not take it for a ransom. But do not stop it on your own. It must be under medical care. See my post on diet. ...Read more

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Can I take over-the-counter medication after birth?

Can I take over-the-counter medication after birth?

Yes: Most medicines are safe after birth, but if you are breastfeeding check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I take over-the-counter to move my bowels. Regulary?

What can I take over-the-counter to move my bowels. Regulary?

Fiber: A high fiber diet or fiber supplement is best, along with adequate hydration. Avoid using laxatives on a regular basis. ...Read more

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What medications can I take over-the-counter to help relief from trich?

No: No over the counter drugs available. Your partner needs to be treated too. ...Read more

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What can I take over-the-counter for my nerves. I shake n im real jumpy all the time?

What can I take over-the-counter for my nerves. I shake n im real jumpy all the time?

Anti-anxiety meds: You may meet criteria for generalized anxiety disorder (gad). See your physician to determine the correct diagnosis, because there are some treatable medical conditions that can cause anxiety. If it turns out to be gad, there are many options including different types of psychotherapy, and various anti-anxiety medications. Many patients are treated with both therapy and meds. ...Read more

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What can I take over-the-counter that will increase my appetite.? I want to be able to gain weight and then maintain that weight.

What can I take over-the-counter that will increase my appetite.? I want to be able to gain weight and then maintain that weight.

Get a food plan: From your doc or a nutritionist. Protein can add muscle weight and reduce fat. Above all, be careful of developing an eating disorder. It can take your life. Love yourself more than the number on the scale. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can I take over-the-counter drugs on probation?

Can I take over-the-counter drugs on probation?

You can but I would: You can but I would explain to my probation officer the over the counter drugs you're taking as I think he / she would like to know this information, as to make sure it doesn't cause a dependency or dirty drug test due to certain herbs/ medicatiins mininking illegal drugs/ substances. ...Read more

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Low pottasuim? What number do you have to be? An can I take over-the-counter medicine?

Low pottasuim? What number do you have to be? An can I take over-the-counter medicine?

Potassium: Different labs have different normal values. Certain medications for high blood pressure can cause potassium to be high or low. Foods that are high in potassium include bananas, oranges/ juice, tomatoes, potatoes, canteloupe. Potassium levels that are too high or low can cause abnormal heart rhythms, so follow up with your dr and adjust medications & diet accordingly. ...Read more

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What can I take over-the-counter for a uti?

What can I take over-the-counter for a uti?

OVER THE COUNTER UTI: Urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria and are best treated with prescription antibiotics. But you can use two over the counter products and more fluids and cranberry juice.One product is cytex which contains metamamine a urinary antiseptic and sodium salicylate which helps with the pain, and second is azoor uristat (phenazopyridine) which is phanazopyridine which may colour your urine orange/red, so no alarm. ...Read more

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What can I take over-the-counter for a fever?

What can I take over-the-counter for a fever?

Many antipyretics: Tylenol (acetaminophen), motrin (ibuprofen), aleve (naproxen), and Aspirin are considered antipyretics--fever-reducing medications. In the recommended dosage, Acetaminophen is probably considered safest. Fever is cause by many infections, diseases, and even medications. So, if it is too high or lasting too long, consult your doc. Keep good hydration as fever causes additional fluid loss. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I take over-the-counter for acid reflux?

What can I take over-the-counter for acid reflux?

Acid reflux: There are good medications that you can get otc. Mainly---prilosec, pepcid, zantac, (ranitidine) etc. These work well. ...Read more

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What can I take over-the-counter besides warfarin?

What can I take over-the-counter besides warfarin?

Nothing: If you need to take warfarin, there is nothing over the counter that you can take that will do the same thing it does. If you are wondering what you can take, over the counter, that is safe to take when you are also taking warfarin, I suggest that you talk to your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What can I take over-the-counter to calm my nerves or stop my anxiety?

What can I take over-the-counter to calm my nerves or stop my anxiety?

Exercise: Camomille tea, kava kava, valerian root, st. John's wort. Camomille tea is the mildest. These are all herbs and herbs may be potent with potent side effects. A better way to calm anxiety is exercise. Go outside and take a long walk. Take deep breathes, breathing out slowly. Practice yoga, meditation, or mindfulness. ...Read more

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What can I take over-the-counter for persistent IBS symptoms?

What can I take over-the-counter for persistent IBS symptoms?

Probiotics: Probiotics will restore normal bacteria in your colon and regulate your bowl movements and this helps in alleviating symptoms of ibs. ...Read more

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Can I take over-the-counter pain relievers if I'm using lidocaine ointment 5%?

Can I take over-the-counter pain relievers if I'm using lidocaine ointment 5%?

Yes: Other the counter pain relievers (i.e. Advil, tylenol, (acetaminophen) aleve, aspirin) are different classes of medications to local anesthetics (e.G lidocaine, benzocaine). So there will not be a reaction or overdose. I would however avoid any throat sprays that contain Benzocaine or cetacaine. Although the probability of a local anesthetic overdose is very small, why take the risk. ...Read more

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Can I take over-the-counter antihistamine for rash?

Can I take over-the-counter antihistamine for rash?

Yes: Over the counter antihistamines can sometimes alleviate the itching associated with various rashes. However, these medicines do not establish a diagnosis--i would recommend having a doctor look at the rash. ...Read more