Inositol

What is Inositol?

Inositol is structurally similar to glucose that is involved in cellular signalling. It appears to be an effective anxiolytic at higher doses, and is quite effective in treating insulin resistance and PCOS with standard doses.

Questions and answers on "Inositol"

is there a negative side effect combining Prozac and inositol?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Information

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I looked up Prozac and Inositol for interactions and found none, but several drug information data sources stated that they have no information. In other words, it has not been studied, and adverse reactions have not been reported. Some of the...

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Yes I heard that Inositol can help in getting rid of cancer. I had my prostrate removed 2 yrs ago and still have cancer in me . I was stage 4 and was told I would have cancer in me for the rest of my life. What can you tell me and how potent amount of this should I use/

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Brief Answer:
Inositol does not have specific action in Cancer of Prostate

Detailed Answer:

Hello

Thanks for query .
Based n the facts that you have posted it appears that you have grade 4 cancer of prostate and has undergone surgery of removal of prostate 2 years back and your PSA is still high....

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can i take inositol 12 grams a day with resperdal and olanzapine. im asking this question as i take 4 grams of inositol tds. (to help with a compulsive disorder) . i have not told my doctor about this also , after disolving the inositol powder in warm water , i have diarrhoea. im wondering if this effects and negates the benefits of taking yhe zyprexya and resperdal?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
no significant interactions of inositol with your drugs.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to HCM.
I have gone through your details.
I completely understand your concerns.

Inositol will not negate or affect the effects of risperidal or zyprexa.

Diarrhea can be a side effect of...

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Hello, are repetative thoughts a symptom of OCD? I have bipolar disorder and have recently been switched to Saphris, Zoloft and Lamictal. Is it safe to take vitamins, inositol, l-theanine? Thank you

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Brief Answer:
Yes its safe to take vitamins.

Detailed Answer:
Hello thanks for asking from HCM

The repetitive thoughts could be due to obsessive thoughts but if you have OCD or not that should be evaluated.

Dominating, intrusive, repetitive thoughts that are purposeless and persist in mind and...

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Lately i have been experiencing fatigue, bloating, gases, feeling cold and feeling nauseous right after having my meals.
I have pcos for many years but didn't have these symptoms till now. Been taking myo inositol for two months. Wondering if that could be the reason for what i m experiencing now.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It can be due to inositol, but you can continue using it with motility dr

Detailed Answer:
Hi! Welcome to health care magic.

The symptoms you have mentioned, can be due to inositol, but these are normally experienced with high dosages when used in more than 10 per day.

These are...

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In continuation to my previous question regarding PCOS. I stopped T.Diane35 few days back and yesterday I can it is bleeding very lit.
Also, I wanted to check from when should I start the medicine "Myo-inositol - 550mg". Now, Abdomen pain is reduced but a little bit of breast tenderness.
Can you also, provide the side effects of Myo inositol medicine and how many times I need to take in a day.

Regards,
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doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Twice a day, no major effects

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.
Yes, on stopping Diane 35 there is withdrawal bleeding.
You can start myoinositol from today onwards for next 3 months.
The dosing is two tablets/ capsules a day....

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Hi, I have PCOS problem. due to which I am putting on weight, severe pain during periods and I am was getting periods from 5 to 8 days before. Attached are the Ultra scan report for reference. I visited Gynecologist on 25 May for the problem and she suggested me to use T.Diane 35 - I started using from the 3rd day of my period after 21 days by giving gap of 7 days I started another set of T.Diane35 tablets on 24 XXXXXXX During these 7 days gap, I didn't get period but it started on 25 XXXXXXX But since I started T.Diane35, I am suffering from abdomen pain which is severe and I took pain killer suggested by doctor but no use still I am having the abdomen pain. Now since 3 days, I am having severe pain in my hands and legs along with abdomen pain and breast pain (unable to touch my breast). I asked doctor if I can stop T.Diane35 but she mentioned that until I complete 21 days I cannot stop but it is difficult for me continue these tablets for next 12 days as it is aching a lot.
I want to take a second opinion as I am unable to bare with abdomen pain. pls suggest do I need to continue T.Diane35 for next 12 days else since, abdomen is aching can I stop. I have done thyroid and sugar test done, everything is normal.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Tablets can be stopped immediately

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.
Diane 35 is associated with side effects like breast engorgement and pain, and bloating which can lead to abdominal pain.
If one is having severe discomfort...

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I have a severe case of PCOS and weight 85Kg at 5 feet 4 inches. My gynecologist has prescribed Metformin 500mg SR thrice a day and Jarrow's myoinositol 4mg per day along with moderate exercises. Is this going to help me with weight loss and elimination of ovarian cysts>>

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes it's helpful

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,
Welcome to HCM,

yes metformin iis very beneficial in PCOS, it makes the ovary more responsive and can lead to ovulatary cycles.
This will reverse the hormonal effects caused by the PCOS , weight loss included as metformin is an insulin...

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Hello i am 30weeks preg diagnosed wth gestational diabeties. I am on 600 mg myo inositol and 500 mg metformin once a day. Want to know if these medicines are safe during pregnancy. And does they effect aminiotic fluid levels.

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Brief Answer:
Safe in pregnancy

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.
Gestational diabetes should ideally be managed by diabetic diet and if not controlled by diet, then insulin should be given.
Myoinositol is given in pregnancy to reduce the...

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Dear Sir,

I am a 35yrs old married women. I have been on 'Dronis 20' for last 3yrs as I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Symptoms. For last three months I have been noticing of no withdrawal bleeding. I must confirm that I am not pregnant,as I've checked already.

Apart from 'Dronis 20', I take 'Thyronorm' for my Hypothyroidism ,which I have been suffering for 10 yrs and it keeps always under control.

You might ask any sudden change or alteration of my regular life,like stress,new medication etc. No,there is no such.

I also just checked my Routine Blood,Fasting Sugar,Thyroid Profile last week and all reports are normal. I have uploaded the reports.You may check,if you wish.

I take Dronis20 for 24days,then a pause for 4 days,then starts a new pack again. Usually my withdrawal bleeding starts on day 2 of new medication of Dronis and lasts for 1 1/2 days. For last three months during that particular 1 1/2 days I have been facing headache with an overall physical discomfort and also excessive hair loss.Also there was even no spotting.

I must tell you that the previous symptom of my PCOS was excessive hair-loss .I did a complete consultation with the Dermatologist,Endocrinologist and they confirmed the only cause of my hairloss was due to excess DHT that causes from PCOS. After taking Dronis 20,hair fall ceased noticeably.

So,please tell me what could be the cause of the absence of withdrawal bleeding?I am concerned. Also how long should I be on birth-control pill?
Thanks and regards.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
PCOD

Detailed Answer:
Hi
greetings
I have gone through your reports and history.
You were on dronis for 3 years with withdrawal bleeding.Were you not trying for conception or have taken treatment.?
Now both the condition can cause altered hormonal levels and withdrawal bleeding.
Are...

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Recent questions on  Inositol

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I just got prescrible lo estrin bcp I was in range for pcos not sure if that means I have it or not with very high testosterone. I started taking Inositol, saw palmetto, vitamin D-3 and omega-3 to help with symptoms mainly depression fatigue and unwanted hair growth. i just started the lo estrin today, is it ok with these herbal supplements?

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Hello, are repetative thoughts a symptom of OCD? I have bipolar disorder and have recently been switched to Saphris, Zoloft and Lamictal . Is it safe to take vitamins, inositol , l-theanine? Thank you

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I had an UTI and was told Niacin would help it go away. I had no money and had this at home so I took one 500mg cap a day and drank plenty on water for 7 days. I ended up getting a random drug test and the results said my creatinine was too low. Iddidn t even know what that was but they assume I tried deputing my urine and that s not the case. I told them this stuff was the only thing I have ingested, so.. I have 2 questions.. Does Niacin help with UTIs? Also could niacin make my urine test results on creatinine levels occur that way. I m curious and scared and could really use answers, and from someone who for sure knows the right answer.

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I was told my bad cholesterol was high and needed to lower it. So far I've tried simvastin, crestor, and these give me severe pain in the area of my liver and gallbladder. Then I tried fish oil and niacin and both give me headaches. The doc's and pa's are free at the employee health clinic but seem to not believe me. I don't think they have much experience. I can't afford to go to a specialist.



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I am taking MIC injections/MIC B-12 once a week. I am also taking phentermine 37.5mg for about 6 months and lowered dose to half since then. I started a weight loss program with a physician who has prescribed above and with diet changes and...

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In continuation to my previous question regarding PCOS . I stopped T.Diane35 few days back and yesterday I can it is bleeding very lit. Also, I wanted to check from when should I start the medicine "Myo- inositol - 550mg". Now, Abdomen pain is...

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