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Why Use Vitamin K Before Surgery
For toxicity: If warfarin is well controlled and INR levels are therapeutic (2-3.5, depending on the disease being treated), Vitamin K is NOT needed. It is only used when the effect of the warfarin needs to be reversed FAST as the patient is bleeding or about to bleed. That is why monitoring levels is so important. ...Read more
What type of vitamin d do vitamin d injections contain and should I sunbathe whilst receiving my monthly injections ? My level is 18.8
Depends: Some chemotherapy drugs would lose effectiveness if you were to take vitamins. For example methotraxate works by blocking the action of folic acid. If you were to take vitamin supplement containing folic acid, it would negate the effect of methotraxate. Please discuss all the medications, including over counter ones, herbals, dietary supplements, with your doctor. ...Read more
Vitamin k injection at birth? I didn't have it when i was born. Is this routine? Pros/cons of vit k injection?
How may days prior to fillers should one stop taking vitamin supplements, start taking bromelin or arnica?Is it okay to travel/fly day after fillers?
Fillers?: can you clarify what you mean by "fillers"? ...Read more
I was advised to avoid Vit C prior to having fillers, Juvederm. Is that for actual Vit C supplement or should I also avoid foods containing vitamin C?
Vitamin C: There is no reason to stop Vitamin C before having HA facial fillers. If you want to avoid bruising, stop all aspirin containing medications or foods that can retard normal coagulation (green tea, garlic etc.). I do advise stopping Vitamin E. May be that is what they meant. I also recommend arnica montana for 3-5 days prior to the injection. ...Read more
Why is it preferable to take Calcium and Magnesium supplements WITH vitamin D3 when you have D deficiency ? What the 2 do for vitamin d?
What do you think about intervenously injecting with vitamin C sarting before surgery & continuing during surgery for 24 hrs for faster healing.
No benefit: No benefit, unless you have vitamins c deficiency. ...Read more
How much vitamin d 3 & vitamin K should a woman take daily ? I am bruising easily and wanted to know if vitamin K will help so i won;;t bruise easy ?
Depends: Vitamin d intake depends on your blood level. Some people need more than others; their body breaks it down faster. It will not have any effect on bruising. Vitamin k is in leafy green vegetables which you should be eating daily. Vitamin k is also in many multivitamins. Vitamin k deficiency is very rare unless you have unusual medical problems so look for other causes of bruising. See your doctor. ...Read more
Vit C: No, it is fine to take.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm getting Voluma filler in 5 days. Should I stop taking supplements MSM, Silicon,Boron,Zinc,Calcium & Vit D3?
MY VITAMIN D IS 23 L IS IT OK TO STILL TAKE MY MULTIVITAMIN THAT HAS 400IU VITAMIN D & WANT TO TAKE VITAMIN D3 1000 ?
Not a problem: The amount of vitamin D in a multivitamin is a small daily requirement dose. If you are being prescribed a supplement for low vitamin D levels, the amount in your daily vitamin is not significant. You can continue it without worry. Please don't treat your own vitamin D levels - too much vitamin D can have toxic side effects as it builds up in your body. ...Read more
As per week i am taking vitamin d 3drops glucophage also as u say it should not take with vitamins should i wait to complete my vitamin d course of2 m?
It's OK: Hi. I don't know who told you you can't take metformin with vitamins, but that is utterly incorrect. It is true that vitamin D is better absorbed if taken with food, and that metformin's tolerability (at least early on) may be better if taken with food. It is NO PROBLEM to take metformin and vitamin D together. Bon appétit! ...Read more
How much vitamin d should I take daily to solve my vitamin d deficiency? (currently around 10 ng/ml) my doctor prescribed only 800 iu daily.
Ergocalciferol : Typically, i prescribe ergo Calciferol 50, 000 iu 1 time per week for twelve weeks and then recheck. You may need a larger dose than the 800iu daily to really increase your levels in a sufficient way. Current targets are still up for debate, but most guidelines suggest a target 25 oh vitamin d level of 30 or higher. ...Read more
Is it safe to drink beer while taking prenatal vitamin w/ magnesium oxide n iron n other supplements not pregnant just never switched back to reg vit ?
Yes: No contraindication. However drink moderately and do not operate machinery after drinks ...Read more
My vitamin d level is 18 ..why vitamin d supplement gives me horrible muscle cramps ..should I take calcium with vitamin d or take vitamin d only ?
Unusual response: This is a very unusual reaction to Vit D. You are more likely to be reacting to the other ingredients in the supplement so look for a pure Vit D3 with minimal additives. Most adults need 5-8000 iu/day to get optimal levels of 50-80. You probably don't need calcium unless your diet is low in calcium but it is wise to take Vit K with Vit D. Muscle cramps may be caused by low Magnesium. See comment: ...Read more
Vitamin D 25 O showed 28.9ng/dL(Insufficiency) in July. Should I take vitamin supplements? If so, what kind?
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