antibiotics and vitamins

Posted by terryb1 @128128terry11t, Jun 11, 2017

How long after taking the Big 3 antibiotics is it safe to take vitamins without affecting the absorption of the pills?

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@128128terry11t, Terry, I took my vitamins and minerals from day One of my MAC antibiotic treatment AND they were/are listed on my Medical List provided to EVERY doctor for EVERY doctor visit .. no doctor has ever told me to desist EXCEPT for blood thinning per below.

From my File Cabinet .. Hope it helps! Hugs! Katherine

VITAMINS You can ask your doctor about vitamins .. but truthfully I have never found a doctor that much believes in them so never asked mine .. BUT I personally am a BIG believer in them. I NEVER stopped taking ALL my vitamins from day One when I started my MAC treatment! However each and every vitamin and mineral I take is listed on my Medical List that I prepare for my doctors each visit. I love the saying “Americans have the most expensive urine in the world!” My personal philosophy is that IF I make sure I do not take more than the appropriate dosage of fat soluble vitamins (Fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, E, and K — are stored in the body for long periods of time, and pose a greater risk for toxicity than water-soluble vitamins) then the rest will be excreted IF my body does not need them. I feel that with the current state of agriculture and its processing .. our food greatly lacks key vitamins so I am a BIG believer in taking vitamins and minerals!

Personally I take the generic CENTRUM SILVER .. BUT I ALWAYS compare the generic with the actual Centrum Silver .. I have found some generic brands sneaky! They are NOT equivalent! My other vitamins I purchase Nature Made Vitamins (the only company I know of that is USP Certified.) I would add that because I have some blood in my coughing Dr. A advised me to stop fish oil and baby aspirin .. anything that is blood thinning. Hugs! Katherine

VITAMIN LEVELS .. TESTING RECOMMENDED FOR 1. Ask for your VD-3 level to be checked .. they can get too low. Speak to your Doctor first .. but I took: NATURE MADE brand 5,000 IU of Vitamin D-3 (NOT VD) *From our member @tdrell Terri, my Primary Dr at NJH doubled the VD I take to 4000 units a day… my lab test showed I was at 50 and she said she likes to see it at 100.
2. Ask for your B-12 level to be checked .. they can get too low
3. Personally I always purchase the brand Nature Made vitamins for it’s quality .. ‘ Nature Made is the first brand to earn the USP Verified Mark on one of its products, an independent certification for quality and purity.’

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