vanadium (OTC)

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Dosing & Uses

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Dietary Supplement

10 mg vanadyl sulfate yields 2 mg vanadium

The body contains between 20-25 mg and a regular diets provides about 2 mg/day

Typical dosage range: 50-100 mcg/day

Daily diet normally provides enough to meet requirements

Sources of vanadium: Dill, pepper, eggs, radishes, vegetable oils, buckwheat and oats

Potential health benefits: May improve sensitivity to insulin in type 1 and 2 diabetes; may also lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure

Not enough safety information about its risks available to be recommended as a safe supplement

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                  • acarbose

                    vanadium increases effects of acarbose by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • chlorpropamide

                    vanadium increases effects of chlorpropamide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • digoxin

                    vanadium increases effects of digoxin by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • glimepiride

                    vanadium increases effects of glimepiride by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • glipizide

                    vanadium increases effects of glipizide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • glyburide

                    vanadium increases effects of glyburide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • insulin aspart

                    vanadium increases effects of insulin aspart by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • insulin detemir

                    vanadium increases effects of insulin detemir by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • insulin glargine

                    vanadium increases effects of insulin glargine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • insulin glulisine

                    vanadium increases effects of insulin glulisine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • insulin lispro

                    vanadium increases effects of insulin lispro by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • insulin NPH

                    vanadium increases effects of insulin NPH by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • insulin regular human

                    vanadium increases effects of insulin regular human by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • metformin

                    vanadium increases effects of metformin by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • miglitol

                    vanadium increases effects of miglitol by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • nateglinide

                    vanadium increases effects of nateglinide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • pioglitazone

                    vanadium increases effects of pioglitazone by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • repaglinide

                    vanadium increases effects of repaglinide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • rosiglitazone

                    vanadium increases effects of rosiglitazone by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • saxagliptin

                    vanadium increases effects of saxagliptin by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • sitagliptin

                    vanadium increases effects of sitagliptin by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • tolazamide

                    vanadium increases effects of tolazamide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • tolbutamide

                    vanadium increases effects of tolbutamide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • vildagliptin

                    vanadium increases effects of vildagliptin by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

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                  Adverse Effects

                  Frequency Not Defined

                  Cramps

                  Diarrhea

                  Incr BP

                  Bipolar disorder

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                  Warnings

                  Contraindications

                  Hypersensitivity

                  Cautions

                  Ability to determine vanadium deficiency or optimum dose not currently possible due to lack of studies

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                  Pregnancy & Lactation

                  Pregnancy Category: N/A

                  Lactation: N/A

                  Pregnancy Categories

                  A: Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

                  B: May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

                  C: Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

                  D: Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

                  X: Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

                  NA: Information not available.

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                  Pharmacology

                  Mechanism of Action

                  Blocks dozens of enzymes, including syntethases, kinases, and ribonucleasis

                  May improve sensitivity to insulin in type 1 and 2 diabetes

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