I've heard it said, mixing medications and vitamins is like mixing friends — sometimes they just don't get along!
Let me give you an example — you have high cholesterol, and are taking a statin. You are also taking a multivitamin. But, taking both together may not be such a great idea. One consequence is that statins block the antioxidant effect of vitamin E, and vitamin E interferes with the health benefits of statins. Therefore, these two shouldn't meet!
You also need to be wary of herbal products . Arshad Jahangir , M.D., Professor of Medicine and Consultant Cardiologist, at Mayo Clinic Arizona, says:
" Many people have a false sense of security about these herbal products because they are seen as 'natural'... more than 15 million Americans reportedly use herbal remedies or high-dose vitamins. But 'natural' doesn't always mean they are safe. Every compound we consume has some effect on the body, which is, in essence, why people are taking these ...
Definition Ibuprofen is a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication. See also: Pain medicine This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. Alternative Names Advil overdose; Nuprin overdose; PediaProfen overdose; Rufen overdose; Motrin overdose Poisonous Ingredient Ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is sold over-the-counter and by prescription. Where Found Advil Medipren Midol Motrin Nuprin Pamprin IB PediaProfen Rufen Note: This list may not be all-inclusive.
December 28, 1992, marked a new era for Migraine sufferers with FDA approval of injectable Imitrex (sumatriptan). Imitrex was the first Migraine abortive triptan medication, a class of medications that many Migraineurs would come to call “miracle drugs.” Imitrex tablets were approved by the FDA in 1995. Since then, six more triptans have entered the market – Maxalt , Zomig , Amerge , Axert , Frova , and Relpax . Although triptans are a marked improvement over previous treatment options, many Migraineurs have not been fully satisfied with their results. Some do not achieve full relief from triptans, and the recurrence of Migraines within 24 hours of the first dose has been common. With the patents on sumatriptan nearing their expiration, both generics of the current forms – injections, tablets, and nasal spray – and other medications containing sumatriptan are now in development and testing. The results involving Trexima, one such medication that is a com...
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