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Complementary Medicine

Vitamins, Birth Control and Cholesterol

09/07/2006

Question:

Suddenly I`m overwhelmed with how much I`m taking. Is it all ok together:

Vitamin E, Iron, Calcium, Folic Acid, Garlic, Omega 3 AND Loestrin AND Albuterol, Advair AND Claritin, Benadryl, Advil, Excedrin, Tylenol (these last few are only when necessary)?

Answer:

All are OK together except the calcium blocks the iron so those two need to be taken 4 hours apart.

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Response by:

Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP
Formerly:
Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University