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Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by noble03(f): 11:28pm On Jun 26, 2015
I took postinor after like 12 hours of unsafe sex.will it still be effective?am really paranoid bc I don't want to get pregnant now.
Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by Kudibaby(f): 4:28pm On Jun 27, 2015
Hello pharm thanks fir the good work may God bless you.I have been having a 28days regular cycle,but scanty flow,it will flow normal for 2days but the remaining 3days it will be spotting,have been on vitex for almost 2months now what other supplements can I take,as I don't no if I ovulate or not.pls am having a cyst and am also ttc.thanks
Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by heavenet(m): 7:24pm On Jun 27, 2015
noble03:
I took postinor after like 12 hours of unsafe sex.will it still be effective?am really paranoid bc I don't want to get pregnant now.
It will still be effective ma. The maximum duration after unprotected sex is 2.5 days.
Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by heavenet(m): 7:51pm On Jun 27, 2015
Kudibaby:
Hello pharm thanks fir the good work may God bless you.I have been having a 28days regular cycle,but scanty flow,it will flow normal for 2days but the remaining 3days it will be spotting,have been on vitex for almost 2months now what other supplements can I take,as I don't no if I ovulate or not.pls am having a cyst and am also ttc.thanks
I will like to ask some questions. Have you been to a doctor for this? If yes I will like to know what his explanations were. Also the lab tests you have done to ascertain all what you have said.
Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by tpapi: 8:37am On Jun 28, 2015
Pls wat other drugs can i take for adding weight, cyprigold didnt work for me
Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by Kudibaby(f): 11:35am On Jun 28, 2015
heavenet:

I will like to ask some questions. Have you been to a doctor for this? If yes I will like to know what his explanations were. Also the lab tests you have done to ascertain all what you have said.
yes I have seen a Dr and I was told I 'll need surgery to remove the cyst,but it is not the one hindering my inability to conceive,I just want to no who supplements to take for my abnormal period in order to ovulate well
Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by heavenet(m): 10:48am On Jun 29, 2015
tpapi:
Pls wat other drugs can i take for adding weight, cyprigold didnt work for me
Adding weight involves a number of factors and not only about food, medications or supplements alone. People born to fat parents have more chances to be fat than those born to slim parents, thus genetic factor plays a role. Also motherhood confers some ability to add weight for some women. At the moment there is no specific drug or supplement for weight adding. The popular one called xasten that is supposedly to make people add weight has a lot of side effects.
Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by RuthlessAnalyst: 11:20am On Jun 29, 2015
heavenet:

Take supplements like folic acid and fesolate with B complex. This will help you recover fast. There are well formulated nutritious drinks like Ensure. I dont think you need additional drugs when you had already completed your treatment. For your fever you can just take paracetamol. Hope that answered your question?


Kudos to the Pharm in the House, However will like to add a bit of advice
Go see a Doctor for thorough evaluation and diagnosis of the cause of the Fever.
Completing TB medication doesn't translate to complete cure in EVERY case of treated primary TB infection. There are cases of Tb relapse, Re-infection e.t.c.
Your Fever might not be even related to the initial Tuberculosis
Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by RuthlessAnalyst: 11:22am On Jun 29, 2015
Cool83:
what drug to take after tb treatment, nd still having high temperature

Kudos to the Pharm in the House, However will like to add a bit of advice
Go see a Doctor for thorough evaluation and diagnosis of the cause of the Fever.
Completing TB medication doesn't translate to complete cure in EVERY case of treated primary TB infection. There are cases of Tb relapse, Re-infection e.t.c.
Your Fever might not be even related to the initial Tuberculosis
Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by heavenet(m): 7:27pm On Jun 29, 2015
Any body with infomation of Tb can share so we can all learn.
Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by tforever(m): 10:29pm On Jun 29, 2015
which company provides the best supplement in nigeria.
Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by koxyz: 2:08am On Jun 30, 2015
please where could I get some foreign supplements. I would have elaborated but the anti-spasm boot had banned me on several occasions while trying to do this. What I need is any reputable store or pharmacy where I can them.
Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by heavenet(m): 12:31pm On Jun 30, 2015
tforever:
which company provides the best supplement in nigeria.
Any chain pharmacy and supermarket you see usually have good supplements. Like Medplus, Healthplus, Victory drugs, etc.
Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by heavenet(m): 12:41pm On Jun 30, 2015
koxyz:
please where could I get some foreign supplements. I would have elaborated but the anti-spasm boot had banned me on several occasions while trying to do this. What I need is any reputable store or pharmacy where I can them.
Check my response to tforever.

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Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by Kudibaby(f): 8:07pm On Jun 30, 2015
Kudibaby:
yes I have seen a Dr and I was told I 'll need surgery to remove the cyst,but it is not the one hindering my inability to conceive,I just want to no who supplements to take for my abnormal period in order to ovulate well
pls answer me
Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by heavenet(m): 8:51pm On Jun 30, 2015
Kudibaby:
pls answer me
please contact me on WhatsApp: 08138439861. So I can I get details. Thanks
Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by Kenchosen: 9:58pm On Jun 30, 2015
Pls I need your help on this suppliement C24/7 and Choleduz Omage3 (DHA) can it be use for weight-lost? and can it be use for the enlargement of prostrate gland? Can Choleduz Omega 3 be use for high blood pressure patients and pregnant women before and after delievery? thank you
Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by heavenet(m): 7:52am On Jul 02, 2015
Kenchosen:
Pls I need your help on this suppliement C24/7 and Choleduz Omage3 (DHA) can it be use for weight-lost? and can it be use for the enlargement of prostrate gland? Can Choleduz Omega 3 be use for high blood pressure patients and pregnant women before and after delievery? thank you
C24/7 is a herbal supplement for detoxification which is one of the processes of weight loss pogram. However it wont help you achieve weight loss alone. Omega-3 helps reduce bad cholesterolin the body thereby reducing the risk of hypertension. If the manufacturer of Choleduz Omega-3 is credible, then it can be used by hypertensive people and pregnant women. Hope that answered your question?
Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by heavenet(m): 4:37pm On Jul 03, 2015

I read this article not long ago and found it useful. I decided to share it with the thread. I hope you find it useful too.
Do You Need Protein Powders?

If you go to a gym, you’ve probably heard the guys by the weight machines talking about the protein shakes they drink after a workout and what kind of shake they prefer. Protein powders -- made into a shake or consumed however you like -- are getting more and more popular as a nutritional supplement.

You can buy protein powders in every nutrition store and all over the Internet. You can even find pre-mixed, ready-to-drink protein shakes in many stores. But are protein powders just for bodybuilders, or can the average everyday athlete benefit from them as well?

What Are Protein Powders?

Protein powders come in various forms. The three common ones are whey, soy, and casein protein. “Whey is the most commonly used, because it’s a water-soluble milk protein,” says Peter Horvath, PhD, associate professor in the department of exercise and nutrition sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo. “It’s also a complete protein, so it’s got all those advantages.” (Complete proteins contain all nine of the amino acids necessary for human dietary needs.) People who are vegan may prefer soy protein, although Horvath notes that its taste is sometimes considered to be more unpleasant, and it doesn’t dissolve as well in water.

Protein powders also come with widely varying price tags. “For the casual athlete who doesn’t have a specific need at a certain time of their training, the cost is not that important,” says Horvath. “So if you’re going to use them, you can get pretty much the same benefit out of the less expensive, more commercially available proteins.

In very specific circumstances, protein powders can be useful. “They’re an easy and convenient source of complete, high-quality protein,” says Carole Conn, PhD, associate professor of nutrition at the University of New Mexico. But remember: Most people, even athletes, can also get everything they offer by eating sources of lean protein like meat, fish, chicken, and dairy products.

So when might you want to use them? There are a few reasons why an ordinary athlete might want more protein in his or her diet, says Barbara Lewin, a dietitian and sports nutritionist who has worked with NFL, NBA, and NHL athletes and trained Ironman competitors:

When you’re growing. A teenager needs more protein to fuel his workouts because his body is still growing and uses more protein in general.
When you’re starting a program. If working out is new to you and you’re trying to build muscle, you’ll require more protein than you normally would.
When you’re amping up your workouts. If you normally work out for half an hour a few times a week, but now you’ve decide to train for a half-marathon, your body will need more protein.
When you’re recovering from an injury. Athletes with sports injuries frequently need more protein to help them heal.
If you’re going vegan. People who pursue a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle eliminate a number of common protein sources from their diet, including meat, chicken, and fish, and sometimes dairy and eggs as well.
What Are Protein Powders? continued...

“All of those are valid reasons for trying to get more protein into your diet, and protein powders are one way to do that,” says Lewin.

But there’s a big caveat, Lewin adds: it doesn’t take that much protein to achieve those goals. Most Americans already get about 15% of their daily calories in protein. To build a pound of muscle, Lewin explains, the body needs between 10 and 14 additional grams of protein per day.

“That’s not really that much. Some of these powders have 80 grams of protein per serving. You don’t need that. All your body is going to do is break it down for energy. And too much protein can be hard on your kidneys and your liver.”

Protein Math

So how can you tell if you’re already getting enough protein? Do the math.

Recreational athletes need 0.5-0.75 grams of protein daily for every per pound of body weight
Competitive athletes need 0.6-0.9 grams per pound
Teenage athletes need 0.8-0.9 grams per pound
Athletes building muscle mass need 0.7-0.9 grams per pound
The maximum amount of protein that most adults can use per day is 0.9 grams per pound of body weight.

So if you’re an adult athlete who wants to build muscle mass, and you weigh about 175 pounds, the most protein you would need per day is 157.5 grams. That sounds like a lot, but one 4-ounce hamburger contains 30 grams of protein, 6 ounces of tuna has 40 grams, and a single ounce of cheddar cheese has 7 grams.

How to Use Protein Powders

If you calculate your protein intake and determine that you’re notgetting enough for your athletic needs (some signs of too-low protein intake: you’re unusually fatigued, feel weak when lifting weights or doing other strenuous activity, or are recovering from injuries slowly) how can you best use protein powders to help you improve your performance?

First, ignore the conventional wisdom, which says to take protein powders immediately after a workout. “Before, during, and after a workout, carbs are what your body needs. They’re what your body uses for fuel, and what your muscles run on,” says Lewin. “Yes, protein is also important for recovery after a workout, but research shows that at that point, the body needs fuel with a 4-1 or 5-1 ratio of carbs to protein.” Since most protein powders have at least 20 grams of protein per scoop, you’d need about 80 grams of carbs to go with that scoop to get the proper proportion of nutrients!
How to Use Protein Powders continued...

For a better “recovery drink” after a workout, Lewin recommends a fruit smoothie with yogurt or milk, or, surprisingly, chocolate milk. “A glass of chocolate milk is one of the best things for recovery,” she says.

So when should you use protein powders, if you’ve determined you need them to get more protein in your diet? Throughout the day as a snack or meal replacement, says Lewin, but not in the immediate time period surrounding your workouts.

And don’t forget, says Conn: “Protein powders are not really necessary if you have access to a normal, healthy diet.”
SOURCES:
Peter Horvath, PhD, associate professor, department of exercise and nutrition sciences, State University of New York, Buffalo, N.Y.
Barbara Lewin, RD, LD, dietitian and sports nutritionist, Ft. Myers, Fla.
Carole Conn, PhD, RD, CSFD, associate professor of nutrition, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.
Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
International Journal of Sport Nutrition.
Journal of the American Dietetic Association.
CDC.


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Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by heavenet(m): 4:50pm On Jul 03, 2015
[b]Whey Protein
[/b]Whey is a product of cheese making -- it’s the watery part of milk that separates from the curds. Some people use whey as a source of protein or as a supplement for health conditions.

Why do people take whey protein?

Protein powders are popular with athletes, particularly those doing strength training. They provide a good source of nutrients and amino acids. Some people take whey protein because they are lactose intolerant or allergic to other protein sources, like eggs or soy.

Several studies have found that whey protein, when combined with strength training, might increase strength, muscle size, and lean body mass.

A few studies of whey protein as a treatment have been promising. It's been found to help prevent excessive weight loss in people with HIV.

Early evidence suggests that whey protein might also help prevent milk allergies in formula-fed infants. When compared to cow’s milk protein, whey may help prevent the development of atopic dermatitis or eczema in young children. More research is needed. Talk to your child's health care provider before giving your baby whey protein.

Whey protein has also been studied as a way to slow down metastatic cancer. More research needs to be done.

How much whey protein should you take?

Optimal doses of whey protein have not been established for any condition. Quality and active ingredients in supplements may vary widely from maker to maker. This makes it very hard to establish a standard dose.

Can you get whey protein naturally from foods?

Whey protein is found in milk in small amounts. In the process of turning milk into cheese, whey protein is removed.

What are the risks of taking whey protein?

Given the lack of evidence about its long-term safety, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not take whey protein unless a doctor recommends it.

Side effects. Most people tolerate whey protein well. High doses can cause nausea, increased bowel movements, thirst, cramps, bloating, and headache.
Risks. People with milk allergy or sensitivity should not use whey protein. It could cause an allergic reaction. If you have kidney disease, check with a doctor before using any type of protein powder.
Interactions. If you take any medicines or supplements regularly, talk to your health care provider before you start using whey protein. It could interact with antibiotics and certain medicines such as Fosamax for osteoporosis or levodopa for Parkinson's disease.

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Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by lomprico(m): 12:53pm On Jul 05, 2015
RuthlessAnalyst:


Why do you need dosage for Cafergot
Hope You are not doing self medication.
Always ensure you do proper consultation before taking any medication
Na u I ask??

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Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by koxyz: 2:43pm On Jul 06, 2015
Good day the pharmacist, which supplement can someone suffering from take to help his predicament.
Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by tforever(m): 5:44pm On Jul 06, 2015
koxyz:
Good day the pharmacist, which supplement can someone suffering from premature ejaculation take to help his predicament.
berry nectar,vitolize for men and bee pollen.... Will solve your problem...

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Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by tforever(m): 6:32pm On Jul 06, 2015
heavenet:

Check my response to tforever.
for what use do you need them.
Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by PenAndPaper: 6:09pm On Jul 09, 2015
heavenet:

Hi PenandPaper, thiabendazole is not that commonly used anymore because it has some unpleasant side effects. I would advise that your friend take albendazole (Zentel) instead. The dose is 400mg daily for three consecutive days. I hope that answered your question? smiley
Yes.. Thank you so much.. She had used albendazole severally but it isn't working.. I guess we have to use another approach.. Thanks.
Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by heavenet(m): 3:59am On Jul 10, 2015
PenAndPaper:

Yes.. Thank you so much.. She had used albendazole severally but it isn't working.. I guess we have to use another approach.. Thanks.
OK. Keep me posted on other approaches you wanna take.
Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by kaybills(m): 6:00am On Jul 10, 2015
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Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by donpy(m): 9:19am On Jul 10, 2015
@op nice work here...pls i nid ur endorsement on the saying that Trevo is the most complete dietary supplement available now.
With 174 natures best ingredients ranging fron herbs, exotic fruits,garden fruits,vegetables etc. trevo supports an endless list of most of the illness mentioned here
Just your endorsement on the first phrase.
Contact me on whatsapp or call on 09093200039 for enquiries and orders
Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by heavenet(m): 6:37pm On Jul 12, 2015
kaybills:
Pls what's epsom salt and is it safe to take for the removal of gallstones?

Hello kaybills, I dont really have much experience with that. However, in some traditional or naturopathic medicien, it does find its applications but some of these applications need to be proven over and over again to ascertain claims.
Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by heavenet(m): 6:41pm On Jul 12, 2015
donpy:
@op nice work here...pls i nid ur endorsement on the saying that Trevo is the most complete dietary supplement available now.
With 174 natures best ingredients ranging fron herbs, exotic fruits,garden fruits,vegetables etc. trevo supports an endless list of most of the illness mentioned here
Just your endorsement on the first phrase.
Contact me on whatsapp or call on 09093200039 for enquiries and orders
Sure Trevor contains natures' best ingredients and it is a good natural supplement. A pharmacist friend do markets it too and I have seen people who take it with good results.
Re: Ask Me Anything On Drugs And Supplements by donpy(m): 9:09pm On Jul 12, 2015
@heavenet...tanx....i rily dont want it to sound like i jst want to retail....i rily dont retail...
For any1 one wu is interestd in Trevo the most complete natural supplement should contact me on 09093200039
I wont sell to u i'll rada show u aw to get it cheaper ursef...stop buying 12k and above wen u can get it ursef at 7k per bottle.

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