16 Jul 2010
Hi, Ok... Gedeon.
CAN YOU BE MORE SPECIFIC PLEASE? I DO NOT LIKE GUESSING
I AM NOT A DOCTOR... OK
I will try to help you anyway with the VERY LIMITED INFORMATION YOU HAVE PROVIDED US WITH.
Are you asking because you might experience some of the side effects such as heartburn , vomiting or gout? OR HAVE YOU GOUT?
I will go for gout... again from the VERY LIMITED INFORMATION YOU HAVE PROVIDED US WITH.
Gout is caused when levels of uric acid become so high that sharp, needle-like crystals form inside the joint, leading to inflammation. Although there is no one specific cause of gout, there are a number of factors that increase a person's chances of developing gout. These are known as gout risk factors. Some of these RISK FACTORS of gout include:
An increase in the amount of uric acid produced
A decrease in the amount of uric acid removed from the body
A combination of these two factors.
As a result, the amount of uric acid in the blood becomes high (known medically as hyperuricemia). While not all people with hyperuricemia will develop gout, having hyperuricemia does increase a person's risk. Also, the higher the uric acid levels in the blood, the greater the chances of developing gout
Know a type of arthritis that is caused by high levels of uric acid in the body. Uric acid is a substance that forms from the breakdown of purines. Purines are part of all human tissue, and are also found in many foods.
Normally, when uric acid forms, it dissolves in the blood and passes through the kidneys and out of the body in urine. Some uric acids also pass out the body through the intestines. But for a variety of reasons, uric acid can build up in the blood. Generally this occurs AS MENTIONED UNDER RISK FACTORS
For people with gout, diet can play a role in causing a gout attack because foods high in purines will increase the amount of uric acid the body makes . Therefore, the primary diet recommended for people who have gout is a low-purine diet. Also, eating more low-fat dairy products, which are low in purines, has been shown to decrease the chances of having a gout attack. Avoiding purines completely is impossible, but you should try your best to limit them.
Purines are natural substances found in all of the body's cells, and in virtually all foods. The reason for their widespread occurrence is simple: purines provide part of the chemical structure of our genes and the genes of plants and animals.
Here is a partial list of foods high in purines, which have the highest concentration of purines and should be avoided by those who are prone to gout or are already suffering from it.
Beef, Pork, Bacon, Lamb , Seafood , Foods that are made with a significant amount of yeast such as beer and bread Alcoholic beverages
While these foods high purine levels can also aggravate symptoms of gout, they can sometimes be enjoyed in moderation by those who usually follow a low purine diet.
Asparagus Cauliflower Mushrooms Peas Spinach Whole-grain breads and cereals White poultry meats, such as chicken, duck and turkey Kidney and lima beans
And finally, here are some foods that are safe to include in a low purine diet, though they should not comprise the entirety of your eating plan.
Green vegetables and tomatoes Fruits and fruit juices Breads that do not use yeast (check the kosher section or a health food store) Nuts Milk and milk products, such as butter and cheese Chocolate Coffee and tea
SO PLEASE BE MORE SPECIFIC NEXT TIME .I HAD TO DECIPHERE AND DECODE YOUR QUESTION! ( IT IS A HARD THING TO DO)
I HOPE I AM ON THE RIGHT TRACK HERE WITH YOU, REMMEMBER... DETAILS MAKE AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF DIFFERENCE!
17 Aug 2011
I inquired about this when Geodon was first prescribed to me three months ago for Bipolar disorder. I was hospitalized at the time and the importance of eating before taking it was stressed at each scheduled dose, in that I was directly asked if and how much I had eaten. Geodon was given to me after the morning meal and evening meals daily. My normal practice is to disregard "take with food" labels, yet it was clear to me that Geodon was of note on this point. I sought clarity from my Doctor who explained to me that in order for the medication to work effectively, a minimum of 350 calories must be ingested. Absent this, the drug cannot "activate" within the body. Thus, rather than the type of food, it is the proper caloric intake that is relevant, prior to taking each dosage of Geodon.
- Geodon Information for Consumers
- Geodon Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Geodon (detailed)
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