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Are 1,250 mg of Ammonium Chloride and 570 mg of Sodium Citrate dangerous?
I usually robotrip using a certain product (whose only active ingredient is DXM) that ran out at the local store. Instead I bought another cough syrup that in each 5 mg has:
diphenydramine HCL (12.5 mg)
DXM HBR (15 mg)
pseudoephedrine hcl (30 mg)
ammonium chloride (125 mg)
sodium citrate (57 mg)
menthol (1 mg)

I'd usually take it so I'd get about 150 mg of DXM, but that means I'd get 1,250 mg of sodium citrate and 570 mg of sodium citrate, which I've never dealt with before. Would those 2 get me really sick.. and not be worth taking?
  Ammonium Chloride is used as an expectorant, and the LD50 (lethal dose for 50% of the population) is 1650mg/kg. So unless you weigh under 1.5 pounds, you should be OK with 1250 mg.

There are three "sodium citrates," but trisodium citrate is the one usually meant when using the term.
Taken orally, it's used as an antacid. It is also used as tart-tasting food additive, including in some Ocean Spray juices.
It's generally considered harmless, unless you do something like eat a brick of it.
Can having too much sodium chloride therapy cause hypokalemia?
I become severely dehydrated on a daily basis due to other issues. but I have so far found a link that i only get hypokalemia when i'm on steriods or sodium chloride...
Is this theory accurate, or is it just coincidence?
what is the best way to treat a jellyfish sting? please help!?
i have a small chem set that includes:
Sodium Bisulfate
Sodium Carbonate
Potassium Hexacyanoferrate(II)
Calcium Hydroxide
Ammonium Iron(III) Sulfate
Ammonium Chloride
Copper(II) Sulfate

any of these work??? im thinking of mixing the ammonium chloride with the sodium bisulfate, recommended by a friend, please help its been hurting the whole day
Patty Calhoun
  Sounds really weird, but I have heard urine helps with the burn, you might search to see if that is true or not
How much potassium chloride is appropriate?
My mom is in the ICU after a small brain aneurysm. She is doing alright but she is getting 200 ml/hr of 1.3% potassium chloride in .9% sodium chloride solution. Is this the proper dose for a 50 year old female weighing approx 92 Kg?
Thanks! The Dr. also confirmed this when I finally got to speak to him.
  Yes, "... Usual dose - Infusion: 40 mEq/Litre of IV solution administered at a rate to deliver 40-200 mEq potassium/day ..."

It is in the normal range, but you left off one important piece of information and no medical individual will be able to answer your question unless you give the blood potassium level.

The medication is right on target ...
Can you safely take IV Fluids (Sodium Chloride) orally?
Can you take IV Fluids (Sodium Chloride) straight from the bag orally without any health risks?
Just wanted to know as a survival technique when you have no water left but IV bags are available
Rite Aid saline solution for cleaning piercing?
I just got my ear pierced again today after the hole closed up and I no longer have any of that ear care antiseptic from Claire's (which I heard isn't that great anyways). I just wanted to know if the saline solution I got from Rite Aid is good for cleaning my piercing. I thought it would just be salt and water but in the contents section, it says: A sterile, isotonic, buffered solution that contains boric acid, sodium borate, potassium chloride, sodium chloride, preserved with polyaminopropyl (0.00003%) and edetate disodium (0.025%).

I was just wondering if all those extra things besides sodium chloride is good to use on my ear or if I should return it.

I also have some bactine spray but I heard not to use that either.

  Use coarse sea salt and warm water. ( I have my ears, my navel and my eyebrow pierced )
This is best to use. Dissolve about 2 teaspoons in a coffee mug of warm to hot water. Dip a cotton ball in the water and clean the back and front of the piercing. The best way to do this ( after the piercing heals ) is to take the earring out and clean both back and front and the post before putting it back in. And this is all you need

2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
Coffee mug of warm or hot water
Cotton balls or Q-Tips
how much potassium and sodium chloride should a person have a day?
im bulimic and my doctor said i have low potassium and sodium chloride. i was wondering how many tablets of potassium and how much salt should i take daily?
(pls don't tell me that i should jus stop being bulimic, im trying 2 work on it)
una ragazza siciliana
  According to Wikipedia, you need a total of 2,000 milligrams of potassium and 2,400 grams of sodium a day. Do the math, find out how much you need.
Heero K
What type of sodium (i.e. sodium acetate, sodium chloride, etc) is used in IVs in hospitals?
Is there any colonoscopy prep one can take without taking Bisacodyl tablets?
Looking for a colonoscopy prep without having to take Bisycodyl Tablets. Also without the polyethylene glycole, sodium bicaronate,
sodium chloride, polyethylene glycol 3350, and potassium chloride, as I can't tolerate them. :-(
Thanks for the prompt responses...I'm seeing my gastro doc next week and will inquire about these alternatives!
  Fleet Phosho Soda (or generic) the active ingredients are Monobasic Sodium Phosphate Monohydrate, 7.2 g and Dibasic Sodium Phosphate Heptahydrate, 2.7 g

It is a 1.5 oz bottle and you take 2 doses 4 to 5 hours apart. The instructions call for it to be mixed in an 8 oz clear beverage. It is real salty so I have tried it with margarita mix and chugged it. I usually immediately follow it with Gatorade ot PowerAde so as to not deplete my electrolytes. I have also chugged the bottle straight (like a shot) and then chased it with a clear flavored liquid.

There is a warning if you already have heart disease or kidney failure. DO NOT cheat on the clear diet or beverages because it works by drawing water to your intestines. Remember to drink lots of clear liquid, eat Jell-O and stay close to the commode. If you consume the clear diet you will be fine.

Everyone I know says this is the least disgusting of the preps.
Póg Mo Thóin
accidentally drank dristan nasal spray?
i was goofing around with my friend and he sprayed me in the mouth with dristan nasal spray and i swallowed a fair amount. the med ingredients are Phenylephrine HCl , Pheniramine Maleate and the non-medical ingredients are alcohol, benzalkonium chloride, cellulose, eucalyptol, menthol, purified water, sodium chloride, sodium phosphate and thimerosal.

What should i do? i feel fine
  alright, so your nasal and you throat are connected. have you ever noticed that when you have a stuffy nose and you breathe in, you can feel yourself swallowing it? swallowing something that's taking the same path from a different starting point wont do anything to you. hope i've helped. lets hope this doesn't happen again with something dangerous. good luck =]
Good Advice
10/21/09 again about sodium acetate...?
how to I get Sodium Chloride? I am sure i sound like an idiot but I am lost here!
OMG..I knew i was not so smrt..i mean s.m.a.r.t...LoL
Christina V
  To get sodium chloride go shake your salt shaker and you have sodium chloride
What are the reasons of reduction of sodium chloride and potassium contents in the blood?
I want to know the reasons for reduction of sodium chloride and potassium in the blood. What are the signs and symptoms of such reduction? What damage does it do to the body? How to maintain the optimum level of the two contents?
  usually the main reason for reducing sodium chloride levels (or just sodium) in the blood is to lower your blood pressure. lowering of potassium levels is not usually seen unless you've had lab tests to show you have high potassium..and that doesn't usually happen normally.

lowering sodium levels too much is almost never a problem in north america because our diet has so much salt in it. we intake on average 7 times more salt than we actually need in a day. but if you do have low sodium you might get low blood pressure (dizziness, fainting, especially when standing up from a sitting position)

lowering potassium levels is really dangerous and that's why it doesnt usually happen unless you're on drugs. it will cause you to feel lethargic and will slow your heart rate down. having too low potassium in an EXTREME case will cause your muscles to freeze up and you wont be able to move them, including your heart muscles and your lung muscles = you'll probably die

your body will usually maintain both sodium and potassium levels fine. just watch out for excess sodium in your diet (less salt) and if you're on any drugs then talk to your pharmacist
Will Eating Sodium Nitrite Harm The Human Body?
Just curious will eating grams of sodium nitrite (the chemicals used for perservatives for foods) lethal to human beings? No confusion to sodium chloride (table salt) but what will happen if a human being ingests sodium nitrite beyond the set 2gram lethal dose limit ?
  The amount of sodium nitrite preservative in food is very small so it would be very unlikely that you would ever reach the 2 gm lethal dosage.

To reach that lethal level you would probably have to eat a few buckets of sodium nitrite preservative containing foods and you would probably die from over eating.
Susan Yarrawonga
Is Oscar Mayer Turkey Breast healthy? (ingredients, ect inside)?
I don't know if it's real turkey breast, so please tell me.

Serving Size: 3 slices (63g)
Amount per serving: Calories; 60 calories, from fat 10
Total fat: 1g, 2%
Satur. Fat: 0g, 0%
Trans. Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 25mg, 8%
Sodium: 570mg, 24%
Total Carbs.: 1g, 0%
Sugars <1g
Protein: 10g
Vitamin C: 15%, Iron 2%

Ingreds: Turkey Breast, Water, Modified Corn Starch, Contains Less Than 2% of Sodium Lactate, Salt, Sugar, Sodium Phosphates, Carrageenan, Potassium Chloride, sodium Diacetate, sodium ascorbate, and sodium nitrite.

So, is this healthy?
  It's real turkey, and it's quite healthy.

You could probably do without all the additives, but there are so little of them that you needn't worry about it.

which mouthwash works best?
if you could tell me which mouthwash you think would work the best please share. o and also it would help if you explained why. thanks:)
oListerine - Antiseptic Mouthwash
oAct - Sodium Fluoride Mouthwash
oOasis - Cetylpridinium Chloride Mouthwash
oSmart Mouth - Zinc Chloride Mouthwash
which mouthwash decreases the amout of oral basteria?
if you could tell me which mouthwash you think would work the best please share. o and also it would help if you explained why. thanks:)
o Listerine - Antiseptic Mouthwash
o Act - Sodium Fluoride Mouthwash
o Oasis - Cetylpridinium Chloride Mouthwash
o Smart Mouth - Zinc Chloride Mouthwash
(it has to be out of these 4. i dont need recomendations. just these 4)
what solution works best for recovering undistorted prtozoan cysts and nematode larvae from fecal samples?
need it for my college test............heres the choices i have
glucose, sodium chloride, sodium sulfate, zinc sulfate
  I am just guessing here, but here's the logic: need sodium chloride to make sure there is an osmotic balance in the solution and the organism; and glucose to increase the density of the solution so the organisms float to the top. I have no idea if this is correct.
brand name of aminophylline?
can any1 tell me brand names of medicine which has an active ingredient called aminophylline. name all brand names that you know. i have read that it can be apply topically to lose fat in a particular area
even though its not true i still need their brand name. over the counter only.
What is in saliva cleanser?
I have never heard of drug testing with a mouth swab, but they have a mouthwash that forces a negative on the test. What is it in the wash that is the "active" ingredient? These are in order what is in it

water, glycerin, magnsium sulfate, potassium chloride, sodium chloride, witch hazel, aloe vera, boron citrate, lithium sulfate, peppermint(for taste!), sodium benzoate, and potassium sorbate

I get witch hazel and aloe and what not, but what do the other chemicals do? How does it produce a film or whatever? Why are there little thingys floating in it?
Please answer with intelligent answers, if you dont know, join the club dont tell me about it. And if you dont do drugs good for you, keep your opinions to yourself.
Joshua B
Can habitually consuming sodium chlorite (not sodium chloride) cause high blood pressure?
My dad has high blood pressure. A friend is giving him a sodium chlorite solution to drink every day. What exactly is this doing to him?
  It contains chlorine dioxide, which is made from the oxidation of Sodium Chlorite. Chlorine dioxide is used primarily for bleaching of wood pulp, but is also used for the bleaching of flour and for the disinfection of municipal drinking water. Chlorine dioxide has never been studied for ANY medical condition including high blood pressure. There is absolutely NO evidence it improves blood pressure. There have been short term studies of Chlorine dioxide for water disinfection. The studies were only for weeks to months. No significant adverse effects were noted, but the long term effects are unknown. The use of chlorine dioxide as a supplement has never been studied and its safety at the doses used are unknown. The developer of MMS has absolutely no training in medicine. I would suggest your dad stop this and get evaluated by a doctor ASAP for his blood pressure and dizziness.
is there a Sodium Chloride drug that is incorporated into Intravenous Fluids?
  Thats what usually is in the fluids that they give you in an IV to keep you hydrated.
Jessica M
Explain the need for our diet to contain: carbohydrates; sodium chloride; fresh fruits and milk?
  carbohydrates are classified as 'go' food. it gives us the energy to be able to endure the day's work.
sodium chloride, salt... probably... it is just needed to maintain the pH of our stomach. too acidic or too basic is not good
fresh fruits and milk - these are classified as 'glow' food it gives you the right color of your skin... milk has all the vitamins you need except vit.c. so you also need to eat fruits to have a doze of vit. c
sassy chick
Magnesium Chloride Deicer vs Supplement?
what's the difference?

I have this stuff at my house called "FreezGard 100% Magnesium Chloride Ice Melt" ( 3rd one from the bottom) at my house. It says it's 100% Magnesium Chloride.

I noticed Magnesium Chloride is also sold in supplement form (

I was wondering if its safe to take the deicer in small dosages to replace the dietary supplement. it sounds wrong, but just curious.
Here's some more facts.
  Taking any single element supplement is not a good idea under any circumstances, unless it is for a well supervised therapeutic reason by a practitioner. Nature does not package nutrients as individual nutrients for a very good reason. There is always interaction that is required for nutrients to be utilized properly by the body. Magnesium and Calcium are absorbed by the body in the jejunum and only when the pH of the chyme from the stomach is low enough. Which ever of these nutrients is required for the body, it decides how much it needs and absorbs that only. If you take one or the other of these, out of balance, you can create deficiencies.

Balance is the key to health in the body. Chemically made nutrients are toxic to the body and generally rejected, while also damaging the DNA of your cells. Quantum physics experiments have shown us how this happens and that the body has an incredible sensory ability to determine nutrients from toxins.

Good luck to you
Which of the following are most often used for IVPB dilution?
A.) Lactated Ringers and D5
B.) D5W and normal saline
C.) D5&0.9Ns and 0.9% NaCl
D.) D50% and 9% sodium chloride
Is this turkey healthy for me to eat? Also trying to lose weight. Help please.?
I just came back from a little workout and i just ate a bunch of turkey by itself with a little ham and cheese. NO BREAD. Is this turkey healthy? I am also going back to a workout session in a bit.

Serving Size 2 oz. (56g)
Servings Per Container 11
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 5
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30 mg 10%
Sodium 230mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 4%

INGREDIENTS: Turkey breast, water, contains less than 2% of potassium lactate, sugar, salt, potassium chloride, sodium phosphate, sodium diacetate, sodium erythorbate, sodium nitrite.
COATED WITH: Spices, dehydrated lemon, invert syrup, tomato powder, maltodextrin, malic acid, modified food starch, pectin, xanthan gum.
Daniel Vintila
Can contact lens solution be used for any other purpose?
I have a contact lens solution....and i have no use for it...can it be use for any cleaning or some other purpose do it doesn't go waste?.....The solution contains...."A sterile, aqueous, isotonic solution containing Sodium & Potassium Chloride, Disodium Edetate & ASTEK 4 which combines Polyhexanide, Poloxamer, Hypromellose and Sodium Phosphate buffer."
  The only household use I've been able to find for it was to clean my electric razor; it's a little thicker than water, so it seemed to make it run a little smoother the next time I shaved. Beyond that, it's pretty much only good for cleaning contacts or rinsing your eyes. The above suggestion of giving it to someone else is probably the best, assuming it's unopened.
I just ate this! What is best antidote? Did not look at list of ingredients first....?
From ingredients list:

Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate [Preservatives]
Sodium Phosphate
Monosodium Glutamate
Extractives of spices
Lemon Oil
Disodium Inosinate and Disodium Guanylate
Sodium Nitrite
Powdered cellulose (added to prevent caking)
More of last item
More of last item

I was really hungry and it was all in a pizza which tasted AWFUL,
I will never buy it again.

What are my prospects, what would you recommend?

It was a big pizza and I ate the whole thing. I was thinking how lousy it was compared to others I have used before....

AND THEN I read the list of ingredients (too late).

Help please, your recommendation?
reduced iron
and calcium chloride too
and "flavoring" not otherwise described
some natural stuff came with all of this
Ursus Particularies
  chill cuz it ain't going to kill you. and just don't buy that brand anymore.
Do any of the ingredients in this contain gluten?
Water, milk protein concentrate, sunflower oil, soy protein isolate, coffee, natural and artificial flavors, cellulose gel, magnesium phosphate, calcium phosphate, potassium citrate, sodium hexametaphosphate, cellulose gum, sucralose, carrageenan, vitamin mineral mix (zinc gluconate, ferric orthophosphate, d-alpha-tocophero; acetate, niacinamide, manganese gluconate, maltodextrine, d-calcium pntothenate, beta carotene, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine hydrochloride, riboflavin, chromium chloride, folic acid, biotin, potassium iodide, sodium molybdate, sodium selenite, vitamin K-1 and cyanocobalamin), salt, acesulfame potassium, sodium ascorbate.
  the natural and artificial flavors and the maltodextrin are both questionable. whatever the item is i would look it up on google and see if anyone on or something has posted about it. just type in _______________ gluten free and usually something will come up for it. until you know for sure i would stay away from it because its iffy.
hope this helps!
God bless XD
Where can I buy Lactated Ringers 1000ml or Sodium Chloride USP.9% 1000ml without a prescription?
  In the US, you can't.

Is soy in a hair shampoo dangerous to a teenage male?
I want to get this shampoo called Tresemme healthy volume and the conditioner too.
the shampoos ingredients are:

Aqua (Water), Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Ammonium Laury Sulfate Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethiocate, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein/Vegetable Amino Acids/Lysine Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Silk, Dicaprylyl Ether, Lauryl Alcohol, Quaternium-80, Bisamino PEG/PPG-41/3 Aminoethyl PG-Propyl Dimethicone, Sodium Xylene Sulfonate, PEG-18 Glycerlyl Oleate/Cocoate, Polyquaternium-7, Propylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Ammonium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Hexylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Butylphenyl Methyl Propional, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Parfum (Fragrance)¶m=healthy+volume&parentContainer=SEARCHhealthy+volume_SHELFVIEW

Also, it says for fine flat hair, but I have bushy curly hair, but I wanted to use this because I thought the vitamins in it are good for the hair and nothing else seems to work and many shampoos have hormone disrupting chemicals in them.

thankyou for your time
henry 123
Where can I buy Sodium Chloride Irrigation?
I recently had surgery and when I was in the recovery room, they gave me one bottle of this solution.
It is a Sterile Salt Water type.
I dont want to goto the hospital to get it there, if I can buy it at a store or stores.

Does anyone know where you can buy it?
Justin M
  drug store.

You can make it too. It's 1/8 tsp non-iodized salt to 1 cup distilled water.
SSP Bowl Dude
Why does the Centrum® Ultra Women's vitamins have 14 mg of Niacin when the Children's have 20 mg?
Shouldn't there be more in the one for adults? I need to start taking more Vitamin B complex. Can I take a Vit B Complex WITH the Centrum® Ultra Women a day??

This is what's in the Centrum for adults:
Centrum® Ultra Women's Tablets

Supplement Facts
Serving Size 1 Tablet

Each Tablet Contains % Daily Value

Vitamin A 3,500 IU (29% as Beta-Carotene) 70%
Vitamin C 75 mg 125%
Vitamin D 800 IU 200%
Vitamin E 35 IU 117%
Vitamin K 50 mcg 63%
Thiamin 1.1 mg 73%
Riboflavin 1.1 mg 65%
Niacin 14 mg 70%
Vitamin B6 2 mg 100%
Folic Acid 400 mcg 100%
Vitamin B12 6 mcg 100%
Biotin 40 mcg 13%
Pantothenic Acid 15 mg 150%
Calcium 500 mg 50%
Iron 18 mg 100%
Phosphorus 20 mg 2%
Iodine 150 mcg 100%
Magnesium 100 mg 25%
Zinc 8 mg 53%
Selenium 55 mcg 79%
Copper 0.9 mg 45%
Manganese 1.8 mg 90%
Chromium 25 mcg 21%
Molybdenum 50 mcg 67%
Chloride 72 mg 2%
Potassium 80 mg 2%

Boron 150 mcg *
Nickel 5 mcg *
Silicon 2 mg *
Tin 10 mcg *
Vanadium 10 mcg *

* Daily Value not established.

Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Oxide, Potassium Chloride, Pregelatinized Corn Starch, Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Ferrous Fumarate. Contains < 2% of: Acacia, Beta Carotene, BHT, Biotin, Boric Acid, Calcium Pantothenate, Calcium Stearate, Cholecalciferol (Vit. D3), Chromium Picolinate, Citric Acid, Corn Starch, Crospovidone, Cupric Sulfate, Cyanocobalamin (Vit. B12), dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), FD&C Blue No. 2 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Red No. 40 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake, Folic Acid, Gelatin, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Hypromellose, Lecithin, Magnesium Stearate, Manganese Sulfate, Medium-Chain Triglycerides, Modified Food Starch, Niacinamide, Nickelous Sulfate, Phytonadione (Vit. K), Polyethylene Glycol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Potassium Iodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B6), Riboflavin (Vit. B2), Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Ascorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Metavanadate, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenate, Sorbic Acid, Stannous Chloride, Sucrose, Talc, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vit. B1), Titanium Dioxide, Tocopherols, Vitamin A Acetate (Vit. A), Zinc Oxide. May also contain < 2% of: Ascorbyl Palmitate, Maltodextrin, Sodium Aluminosilicate, Sunflower Oil, Tribasic Calcium Phosphate. Contains: Soy.
  ask ur doctor
Is sodium chloride in a douche acidic or alkaline. Doctor asked me to use an acidic douche. Please help..?
I went to walmart looking for an acidic douche and all I found were vinegar and water douches..The doctor asked me not to buy the one with baking soda..I'm just concerned whether sodium choride comes from baking soda..
  use a mild vinegar and water.

vinegar is acidic.

baking soda is alkaline.

if he asked you to use one, it's okay. just don't make it into a regular thing or you will wash out the good bacteria
cream or lotion with aminophylline in it?
  you can prepare it your self using the active ingredient from an ampoul or a tablet mixed in a cream or am ointment base according to the concentration required..
please tell me what indication you are needing it for..on my email..
name of a cream for cellulite that has aminophylline in it?
  A minophylline is a bronchodilator and i never heard that it is used for cellulitis.
Let me share...
Can you die of licking a small of calcium chloride?
Ok so we were in class and we were doing an experiment with baking soda,calcium chloride, and water.This guy in out group and was playing around, not knowing it was poisonous he licked a touched the pieces of calcium chloride and licked his finger.My teacher told us that you can die if you put it in your mouth,he told the teacher and he sent him outside the student didn't finish the experiment im really worried will he die? im scared for him ill pray for him :(

  Calcium chloride isn't poisonous, but it could burn your mouth. What he did was pretty stupid, but he'll live.
Can I use this contact solution?
Can I use the Member's Mark (Sam's Club) brand multi-purpose contact solution with my Acuvue Oasys contacts? My doctor reccomended Complete MPS but I was wondering if it's okay to use this...

# Three pack
# Cleans & rinses
# Removes protein
# Disinfects & stores
# No rub
# Sterile
# For use with Soft Contact Lenses

Member's Mark® Multi-Purpose Solution is a sterile isotonic buffered solution, preserved with polyaminopropyl biguanide (0.0001%), a phosphate buffer, Poloxamer 237, edetate disodium, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, and purified water. Member's Mark® Multi-Purpose Solution contains no chlorhexidine or thimerosal.

Can I use saline solution for my contacts?
Recently, I have found Opti-fresh and Renu multi-purpose contact solution cleaners to be quite expensive. So I looked for an alternative solution. I went to my Rite-Aid and bought a Rite-Aid Saline Solution bottle also located at the eye-contacts section and the Saline Solution states the following:

- For use with daily and extended wear soft (hydrophilic) contact lenses.
- For rinsing and storing soft contact lenses
- Thermal Disinfection
- Thimerosal Free formula

Ingredients on the back: A sterile isotonic, buffered solution that contains boric acid, sodium borate, potassium chloride, sodium chloride, preserved with polyaminopropyl biguanide (0.00003%) and edetate disodium (0.025%)..

So is this saline solution essentially the same as the regular so-called more expensive branded "Multi purpose solutions?" I cleaned and stored my contacts in it last night, took them out this morning, placed them on my eyes, and experienced the 10 second burn **I didn't sleep much that's why** "Renu & Opti-Fresh" did the same to me under similar circumstances, but now no more burn. This stuff isn't so bad.

Go cheap saline solution (2 dollars a bottle @ 12fl oz!) or do I stick with name brand stuff?
  It is the generic and it's the same thing as the name brand stuff.
Can you give me a good link to find out the effects of sodium and chloride seperately on the body are?
can u give me a good website link?
Mysterio 4 Life
  Here's a couple.
You best re-phrase that answer, RN!
pt has 500 mg aminophylline in 500cc D2W running @ 30cc/hr, record answer in mg/min?
nsg medication qustion.
  30 cc/hr = 30/60 per minute = 1/2 cc/min
500 cc contains 500 mg
So 1 cc = 1 mg or 1/2 cc = 1/2 mg
So If aminophyllin is going at the rate of 30 cc/ hr is equalant to
1/2 mg/ min or 0.5 mg/ min
Hope it is clear.
Skin iD regimen replica?
i need replicas of a couple of products from Skin iD. i need 14 the cream cleanser, 32 the acne treatment, 38 anti oil pads, and 72 the hydrator. also if anyone can find replicas of the spot acne treatment, moisturizer, or blemish concealer; that would be helpful. Skin iD works great but its to expensive so if anyone can find replicas with the same ingredients that would be great.
Skin iD: Cream Cleanser
Active ingredient: Salicylic Acid 2%
Inactive ingredients: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Steareth-21, Polysorbate 60, C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Cetyl Lactate, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Panthenol, Benzalkonium Chloride, Menthol, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance

Skin iD: Anti-Acne Treatment
Active ingredient: Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5%
Inactive ingredients: Water, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Laureth-4, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Disodium EDTA

Skin iD: Pads
Active ingredient: Salicylic Acid 2%
Inactive ingredients: Water, Alcohol Denat. (40%), Butylene Glycol, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Cetyl Lactate, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, PEG/PPG-20/6 Dimethicone, Benzalkonium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance

Skin iD: Hydrator
Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid 2.0%. Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-8, Dirnethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Panthenol, Trideceth-6, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Cetyl Lactate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Laureth 23, Laureth-4, Butylene Glycol, Ceteth- 20, PEG-75 Stearate, Steareth-20, Benzalkonium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Sclerotium Gum, Potassium Hydroxide, Fragrance

Skin iD: Moisturizer
Active ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5% (sunscreen), Zinc Oxide 2.94% (sunscreen)
Inactive ingredients: Water, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Methicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Extract, Propylene Glycol, Capryloyl Glycine, Sarcosine, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben

Skin iD: Blemish Fighting Concealer
Active ingredients: Salicylic Acid 0.5%
Inactive ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Cyclomethicone, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Synthetic Wax, Trisiloxane, Bis-PEG/PPG -14/14 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Boron Nitride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Matricaria (Chamomilla Recutita) Flower Extract, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Tocopheryl acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Pantothenic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Propylene Carbonate, Polysilicone-11, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Farnesol. May Also Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane

Skin iD: Spot Acne Treatment
Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid 2.0%.
  I'm recommending some products with the same/similar active ingredients as Skin ID, but under different brands. I've used most of these products and they work pretty good.

Skin iD: Cream Cleanser
Active ingredient: Salicylic Acid 2%
==Alternative: Clean and Clear Advantage Acne Cleanser, 2.5% Salicylic Acid==

Skin iD: Anti-Acne Treatment
Active ingredient: Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5%
==Alternative: Benzac AC Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% Gel==

Skin iD: Pads
Active ingredient: Salicylic Acid 2%
==Alternative: Neutrogena Rapid Clear Cleansing Pads w/ Microclear==

Skin iD: Hydrator
Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid 2.0%.
==Alternative: Loreal Pure Zone Moisturiser, or Clean and Clear Skin Balancing Moisturiser==

Skin iD: Moisturizer
==Alternative: Hamilton Everyday Face SPF 30+ (does not clog pores and does not aggravate acne)==

Skin iD: Blemish Fighting Concealer
Active ingredients: Salicylic Acid 0.5%
==Alternative: Maybelline Pure [stick] Concealer with Salicylic Acid or Revlon Blemish Concealer with Salicylic Acid==

Skin iD: Spot Acne Treatment
Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid 2.0%
==Alternative: Neutrogena Rapid Clear Spot Eliminating Gel, 15ml w/ Microclear and Salicylic Acid 2.0%==

Ok finally done :) Enjoy googling.
Can excessive intake of cough syrup cofton kill me? plz hepl !!!!!!?
i have drunk a full 100ml bottle of cofton which is a cough & cold syrup...its making dizzy
it has
chlorpheniramine maleate
ammonium chloride
sodium citrate
and it says that antihistamines is one of the ingredient
should i call my dad?
Faith :)
  First, settle down. The more you worry the worst it will be.
It won't kill you.
It sure as hell won't be pleasant if you weren't planning on tripping but now you have to deal with it.
Sit down, drink water, and relax.
I am not sure why you took it in the first place but hey, now you know.
I wish you the best of luck.
What is the difference between potassium chloride an potassium bicarbonate?
In terms of healthy balance of bodily electrolytes, I'm not sure what difference there is between the two. Is it as simple as potassium chloride is the combination of the electrolytes potassium + chloride while potassium bicarbonate is the combination of the electrolytes potassium + bicarcarbonate? I'm not sure if it breaks down that simply.
  Yes, it actually is that simple. Potassium bonds very well to both chloride and bicarbonate. Potassium has a +1 charge, while both chloride and bicarbonate have a -1 charge.

Check out this site for a detailed description of these three electrolytes and their effect on the body:
Can anyone tell me if any of these ingredients are an antibacterial?
Sodium Tallowate, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Triple Purified Water, Glycerin, Petrolatum, Almond Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium, Thiosulfate, Chamomile Extract, Aloe Vera Extract, Cyclopentadecanolide, Pentasodium, Etidronate, Lanolin Alcohol, Beeswax.
Daniel I
can i administer regular insulin iv push?
the doctor's order is to administer 8 units of regular insulin iv push in 0.9% sodium chloride via y-port. is it possible? i already searched it in textbooks and internet. however it is still confusing me.
  Yes, regular insulin can be given IV push. In fact, insulin drips are made with regular insulin.
(I'm an RN.)
I bought some Magnesium Chloride Liquid from NutriCology and was wondering if it can be used in an IV as well?
I do hydrogen peroxide therapy in IV form and Magnesium Chloride is suggested with this. I was just wondering if what i bought will work?
  Provided you balance the osmotic pressure it should be fine, although I'm not sure what the maximum concentration for the molarity of MgCl as opposed to NaCl can be.
Alex F
What are the benefits of sodium chloride?
I heard that it was harmful for health.
Is it harmful for health??
If yes then
why is it harmful for health?
(Salt - NaCI) Used to increase the viscosity in some cosmetics. Can cause eye and skin irritation if used in too high concentrations (Hampton). Its usually used to make a cheap, watery consistency product look thick and rich instead.
Potassium citrate and potassium chloride?
If someone has been on Potassium citrate (urocit-k) for 9 years (for Cystinuria/Kidney stones), why would a doctor have them to start taking both the potassium citrate and the potassium chloride, together? Especially if that person has developed High blood pressure?
which is better vitamin c, sodium ascorbate or calcium ascorbate?
i went to healthy options store, looking for sodium ascorbate, however the sales assistant replied that they dont carry sodium ascorbate only calcium ascorbate,and besides according to the sales staff, its bad for the heart for those with with cardio vascular problems, due to its sodium (salt) content? it is true?
big boy
  All that excess sodium does is to put up the BP a bit. Actual vitamin C is Ascorbic acid. However it is the ascorbate ion which is the active principle. Sodium ascorbate ionizes immediately. Calcium is slower.

Therapeutically all three are the same.
which is safe, Lysol or Quaternary ammonium chloride disinfectant?
Is Lysol a Quaternary Ammonium chloride based disinfecting chemical?
saint anne
  I have a bottle of it, and it says the active ingredient is Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chlorides.
Mooned Y!A
suplement or vitamin containing malic acid and magnesium chloride?
does anybody know the name of a suplement containing magneium chloride and malic acid that help fibromyalgia patients/and where can i buy them thanks
  Try the following link:
is this a good alternative to coffee?
For now, I'm thinking that instead of the caffeine in coffee to give me that pick-me-up, I'm drinking some de-ionised water from Whole Foods with electrolytes infused. The electrolytes are potassium bicarbonate, calcium chloride and magnesium chloride. It's almost like a Gatorade without the extra sugary stuff. Is this a good alternative, do you think?
  Considering the addictive quality of coffee and the very acidic effects that it has on the body that regularly consumes it, ... I'd say that water, (even tap water), is a much better choice to go with, .. although personally I'd much prefer to avoid drinking tap water, due to the chlorine and flouride that it is treated with. .. not to mention the pharmaceutical drugs that are present at low amounts in a lot of municipal water these days from recycling of sewage water.

I like the other suggestion you received to drink green tea or a form of it in water. It will provide you with some caffein if you like that and will also provide you with some very good health benefits, such as anti-cancer effects.

Note, .. that so often a tall glass of water will go a long way towards satisfying both hunger pangs and a need for an energy boost. .. The afternoon low energy blues that many typically experience on the job is very easily remedied by flushing out the liver and kidneys with a good dose of water.
Can I use regular unopened bottle water from a grocery store as a replacement for sterile water?
So I have a wound from recent surgery and it requires me to use Sodium Chloride Irrigation(I believe).
I am running out and the only way to get it, would be via pharmacy.
So can an unopened bottle of water be used for the same thing?

I know the irrigation water isp has some salt in it and the water doesnt.
Can it be used as a replacement.
Justin M
  Any time you are dealing with a surgical wound it is best to follow sterile practices. Contrary to popular belief, salt in water will not kill all bacteria and home-brew saline solution is nearly impossible to make.

You are more than likely being given something called "Normal Saline" which is 0.9% Sodium Chloride in water. Normal Saline has been rigorously sterilized to ensure patient safety. The added benefit of this solution is it is what is called "Isotonic", meaning it won't draw either water or minerals from cells. With a surgical wound, throwing off the salt/water balance of the cells can slow healing, so it is best to use the proper solution.

Bottled water is not sterilized and is intended for ingestion, which means that because of the saliva and acids in the stomach, there is a higher tolerance for certain bacteria because they would be killed by our digestive system. With surgical wounds, it is best to follow the orders to the letter and not to cut corners, as it could put your healing in jeopardy and puts you at risk for serious infection.
Vinny D
Can these things affect the penis (creatine, etc.)?
Magnesium, Magnesium Creatine Chelate, Dicreatine Malate, Betaine Anhydrous, L-Taurine, L-Tyrosine, Malic Acid, Acesulfame Potassium, Silicon Dioxide, Sucralose, Glycerol Monostearate, L-Taurine, Sodium Chloride, and Potassium Gluconate.

Can any of these which can be found in the supplements GlycerGrow and Green Magnitude affect the penis?
da bears fan
  I'm not sure anyone, including scientists would be able to answer this accurately. There has not been any scientific research done on this.

But, you should be fine. Other than steriods shrinking testicles, i've never heard of any supplements that do that.
EXPLAIN: "Push calcium chloride, it'll fix the heart block." (from House MD)?
What exactly is a "heart block" and how does calcium chloride fix it?

My guess is that a heart block an obstruction in one of the valves inside the heart, is this right?
  No, a heart block is an electrical problem.

Another example of how bad that show is.

Calcium hasn't been commonly used in emergent cardiac situations in close to 20 years. Unless the patient is KNOWN to have low calcium, it just isn't used.
Is a cellulite lotion which contains the asthma drug, aminophylline safe to use?
  A very small amount of theophylline is absorbed by rubbing it on the thighs and unless you are allergic to the rest of the ingredients in the preparation, you should not have a problem. Typically it is used to reverse the symptoms of asthma when it is inhaled as a Rx aerosol. I never have understood how rubbing anything ion the skin can reduce the amount of fat contained adipose cells.
How can I stop spitting after using sodium fluoride mouthwash?
After using bubble gum flavored sodium fluoride mouth wash, i constantly salivate, and makes me want to spit, so I drink water, which I'm not supposed to...
What can i do to ease up on the saliva and spitting?

The sodium flouride is bought at a store. But my dentist told me to buy it.
  Is this floride given to you by a dentist? If it is it may be due to the acidity of the floride which causes a sour taste. You can ask your dentist to see if they have a floride that is PH neutral. Or if they have floride varnish which they can use.
What is contained in a Mexican drug called Ambophyllina?
A friend of my father went to a Dr. in Mexico and brought back some medication labeled Ambophyllina.

I would like to know what is in this medication.

I believe it probably contains aminophylline plus other ingredients but would like to know what and how much.
  Ambophyllina could be Aminophylline translated to Spanish or Diethylpropion, a generic for Tenuate Dospan used in overweight patients to help control their appetites so they consume less calories and fats.
difference between calcium gluconate and calcium chloride?
whats the difference between calcium gluconate and calcium chloride, for body hydration.Whats their indication. and what would be the side effect if the treatment is interchanged with one to another
  Calcium chloride is versus to calcium gluconate
Maria S
Toothpaste question: Crest versus Tom's of Maine?
I have both Crest and Tom's of Maine toothpastes:

0.243% Sodium flouride (0.16% w/v fluoride ion).

Tom's of Maine - Cinnamon-Clove flavor
Sodium monofluorophosphate, 0.13 w/v fluoride ion.

Tom's of Maine - Orange-Mango flavor
Sodium fluoride - 0.243%

Which is better? Does the % of Sodium fluoride matter when choosing which one to use?
  all I know is switched from the original crest to Tom's last time around because I wanted to go all natural and I just went back to crest... it just makes my mouth FEEL cleaner and fresher... and it's been around for so long... unlike all the NEW formulas...
is the salt in baking soda harmful for low sodium diets?
ok, so i'm purposely leaving out the salt required in baking recipes because i'm trying to follow a low salt diet - only to now find out (thank you sincerely - yahoo answers!!!) baking soda has tons of salt. I'm wondering if the sodium carbonate used in baking soda is as detrimental as regular sodium. If i'm using 1 teaspoon of baking soda - is that the exact same thing as 1 teaspoon of sodium - in regards to dietary considerations? if so*t sh*t sh*t :-( - but heck, at least now i know.
  Yes it will affect your diet!
1 teaspoon baking soda = approx. 1000 mg sodium.
1 teaspoon salt = approx. 2,300 mg sodium
But it's not the end of the "baking" world. Remember you need to divide the number of servings in your recipe by the amount of teaspoons of baking powder. So unless you eat whatever you baked in one day you wouldn't get the whole 1000mg (if you used 1tsp). But if you're using yeast you're going to need salt for the chemistry. Anyway hope this helped. And check this store out. It has sodium free baking powder which helped me keep baking --

Good luck!
Is corn syrup bad??????
Not High Fructose Corn Syrup.. Just corn syrup.
I just found out that my lunch-meat turkey contains corn syrup

Yuck. I don't know if I wanna eat this anymore. but I don't want to bother my mom with finding new turkey lunch meat to buy, she says other kinds are too expensive
  i've heard that many people say its bad, but i've read that it is no worse than sugar. hope that helps!
Sebastian Padron
how much sodium fluoride is supposed to be in childrens toothpaste?
Crest Spiderman toothpaste has 0.243% sodium fluoride and Sensodyne pronamel for children has 0.15% sodium fluoride. Which one should i use? or not use fluoride at all i heard it was bad?
  You can use either one as long as you are there when your children brush their teeth. They aren't supposed to swallow the sodium fluoride when they brush.
Brown Eyes
Is sodium phosphate an unhealthy additive?
I bought a turkey and it says it contains up to a 10% solution of broth, salt, and sodium phosphate, is sodium phosphate unhealthy or not? What exactly is it? (I'm sorry I don't know that much about this)
  Sodium Phosphates is a food additive. It is used to increase the shelf life and add a texture to the food and add a ‘look’ that is pleasing and appealing to the consumer, and which will entice them to purchase and eat the product.
It can be found in all varieties off foods including (but not exclusive too) soups, readymade food, cheeses, CHICKENS, cakes....
A small number of people can develop a intolerance to Sodium Phosphate. They may experience a stiff neck, foot cramps and dizziness... perhaps a little like a hangover. Seek medical attention in such an event.
insert_ nickname_ here!
What is the difference between sodium fluoride and..?
..sodium monofluorophosphate? In terms of its effects on one's teeth
the enquirer
  sodium monofluorophosphate is claimed to protect tooth enamel from attack by bacteria that cause dental caries

sodium fluoride strengthens the teeth
Sodium bicarbonate ie.baking soda,bread soda,....?
bicarb soda, bicarbonate of soda, sodium hydrogen carbonate or sodium bicarbarbonate

Ive heard that this can be good for whitening teeth....would it be safe to do this while pregnant? My teeth need a little help lately and obviously I cant use over the counter stuff-too risky.

Obviously i wont try it if its gona effect baby in any way! :)
  It is an abrasive so you don´t want that in your mouth directly, you can use a variety of toothpastes which includes sodium bicarbonate in the formula, otherwise you are tearing down your teeth enamel.
Over the counter whitening products aren´t safe either, my boyfriend used one of this products and his tooth get stained because the product wore down the tooth enamel.
Your sure bet is go to the dentist and have your tooth whitening professionally, remember you first need to remove all the plaque.
A good smile goes a long way, so don´t risk your natural assets with non liable products or procedures.
Good luck.
does drinking jasmine green tea make you fat ?
ingredients :

- water
- green tea
- sucrose
- choleastrol (include natural jasmine flavour)
- sodium ascorbate
- sodium carbonate
- dimethyle polysiloxane ( as anti-forming agent)

Per serving:
Energy = 72 kcal
Protein = 0 g
Carbohydrate = 17.7 g
Total sugar = 17.7 g
Sodium = 14.6 mg

says not a significant source of dietary fibre, saturated fat & cholesterol .
Don Juan
Can a skin mole be removed using bloodroot?
I have heard that a skin mole can be removed by using blood root paste. I am aware of several 'black salves' that contain blood root and zinc chloride. Zinc Chloride has not been easy to come by however, if one has the blood root herb , is there a way it can be prepared to safely remove skin moles?
  I am not sure about that but I had 2 moles on my face that kept itching.... good size ones to. A plastic surgeon put me to sleep and there was no pain what so ever even afterwards. They are gone and you can't even tell they were there. # days ago I had 3 large sunspots removed from arms. The doctor froze them they swelled into big blisters and within 24 hrs they were gone. I would go have them removed because I look at it this way if its not suppose to be there then get it off!
What are the dangers of sodium acetate?
I looked up this cool thing this guy did with sodium acetate and I was wondering what are the dangers of sodium acetate?
Dangerous if it was to be inhaled? Dangerous to the human body if it were to be consumed?
  In small quantities Sodium acetate is the chemical that gives salt and vinegar chips their flavour. It may also be added to foods as a preservative; usually written as "sodium diacetate" and labelled E262.

But in large doses
CAUTION! Hazardous to humans
Potential Health Effects
May cause irritation to the respiratory tract. Symptoms may include coughing, sore throat, laboured breathing, and chest pain.
Large doses may produce abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.
Skin Contact:
May cause irritation with redness and pain.
Eye Contact:
Contact may cause irritation, redness, and pain.
can a person dad had prostate cancer take magnesium chloride?
a person that suffered from prostate cancer 3 years ago can take magnesium chloride?
Doctor J
my daughter of 2 years & 8 months swallowed shampoo containing sodium laureth sulfate,sodium benzoate,etc Help
I need help now please.She is still normal & conscious.
Irene M
  Now Yahoo answers is a wonderful thing and good to find info, You need some common sense when to use it and when not. In such an emergency like in ur case , the best thing is to take her to a doctor immediately! You cant rely on yahoo answers for this
Is Sodium biphosphate and sodium phosphate Enema bad for you?
this is my first time trying it?
  Why don't you just use a plain warm water enema instead?
what happens when sodium benzoate is combined with vitamin C in the body?
ive read that foods, drinks or supplements containing sodium benzoate in combination with vitamin C will create benzene in the body. benzene is carcinogenic so i wish to avoid consuming anything with sodium benzoate
  dont feel well hey dont mix your drinks again like that
benzoate is product for scabies lice and such never actually drunk it try scotch next time
Terrence D
Ways to balance/counter high salt intake?
I just ate a whole Van Holten's Pickle, then realized that the 22% daily value for sodium on the back was for 1/5 of the pickle! I just consumed more than an entire day's worth of sodium! What foods would do well in countering this excessive sodium intake? I normally don't have very salty food, so will this one exception of over-consumption of daily recommended salt intake be ok (as in, not too damaging to my health)? Thank you!
  Eat a banana, the potassium from the banana will balance the extra salt in your system.

Potassium is necessary for water balance and is found inside of every cell in your body. The potassium inside the cells balances the sodium outside the cells to maintain pressure and water balance in the body. Otherwise, if either the potassium or the sodium is high or either low or one high and the other one low, a pooling of water or dehydration can occur, although the effects from one pickle are probably not enough to cause pooling or dehydration.
What can I take at the onset of a reaction to Sodium Nitrite and preservatives?
I have food allergies anyway but the ones I have the most trouble with is these preservatives, Sodium Nitrites especially in meat BACON. I believe I am having some type of reaction. I start with a headache then water retention which then goes straight to a full blown migraine that can last for days its like hell out of control. Sometimes I get it from soups and different things when I eat out. So I wonder if there is something I can take specifically for this, I already take an allergy pill Clairton everyday. I wonder also where to go to find out more about other people with this and what the symptoms are with these preservative and Sodium Nitrite
Do you know any toothpaste that doesnt have sodium lauryl sulfate in it?
Sodium lauryl sulfate is an ingredient present in all toothpaste. It seems that is very harmful for our gum and teeth since it is a detergent.. It seems that it is like high fructose corn syrup that is present in so many kind of food and it is the culprit of obseity. Well now it is sodium lauryl sulfate in toothpaste that it seems to be the enemy in the fight against cavities and gum recession.
  I have a tube of Crest cavity protection on the active ingredient it says sodium floride & floride ion it doesn't say it contains sodium lauryl sulfate. hope this helps
Lyn- mom and nana.
Can you take acetaminophen and naproxen sodium at the same time?
Can you take acetaminophen and naproxen sodium for pain at the same time.? My father takes 8 acetaminophen tablets a day for arthritis and had a fall. Can he take naproxen sodium also?
  Yes you can take those meds together, they are from completely different families of drugs. Although I would not recommend continuing either of them for a long period of time. Long term use of acetaminophen can cause liver damage, but not addictive. Naproxen is an anti inflammatory which will help your father with any pain or swelling he may have right after his fall, it to is not a narcotic or additive but it can damage the lining in the stomach causing pain with possible GI bleed if used long term.
sodium sulfacetamide--helps acne scars?
if i have a very big acne scar on my cheek, will sodium sulfacetamide help it? should i put it on..

also, should i use sodium sulfacetamide on white heads and black heads...will it help..

also, will differin help get rid of scars??
  I'm on sulfacetamide sodium for my moderate to severe acne, and i have seen a little difference in my skin. Remeber, youre skin has to get worse before better, it pushes all the dirt and forming acne out. It hasnt done anything for my acne scars, though.

For acne scars, I recommend a microdermabrasion kit. I hear the Olay one is inexpensive and effective.

good luck :]
Question for Eye drops?
1. CIPROC-D (Ciprofloxacin & Dexamethasone)
Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride IP, Dexamethasone IP
Hydroxy Propyl Methyl Cellulose IP
Benzal Konium Chloride NF

2. Leegenta (Gentamicin & Hydroxy Propyl Methyl Cellulose)
Gentamicin Sulphate IP
Hydroxy Propyl Methy Cellulose
Benzalkomium Chloride Solution
what is the use of each drops ??

I know there are different conjunctivitis - in what condition each drops should be used?
Bindu Sinha
What is the difference between stannous fluoride and sodium fluoride, and what are the pros/ cons of each?
I found one or the other in different tubes of toothpaste. Just curious about their differences (other than the obvious tin vs sodium). Thanks.
  Stannous fluoride is very good for your teeth. It has been shown to be antibacterial, yet it stains your teeth. Sodium fluoride does not. There is some new toothpastes out there with a small degree of bleaching gel to compensate for the staining, hope this helps
Can an RN or MD please answer this question about plumonary edema?
Why is the risk of pulmonary edema increased with the use of sodium bicarbonate and sodium polystyreme sulfonate (Kayexalate)?
  Simple. Both contain sodium. In the body, water tends to 'follow' sodium. So if you increase your sodium intake, then water will be retained.

If you're already overloaded with fluid, it could result in pulmonary edema.

A VERY simplified explanation.
My father is taking Naproxen Sodium (Skelan) is it harmful for the liver?
My father has a history of fatty liver and he is taking Naproxen Sodium (Skelan) 3 times a week to help him exercise. Does taking Namproxen Sodium outweighs the benefits due to the fact of his liver condition?
ken j
  All I can say is Naproxen is used for all forms of arthritis, inflammatory disorders, gout, back pain, ankylosing spondylitis, bone pain, period pain, migraine and general pain relief. It should be used with caution in psychiatrically disturbed patients, epilepsy, severe infection, heart failure and kidney disease. And do not take if suffering from peptic ulcer at present or in recent past, If your due for surgery (including dental surgery), Suffering from bleeding disorders or anaemia, Or suffering from proctitis.(suppository only).
Common side effects are stomach discomfort, diarrhoea, constipation, heart burn, nausea, headache, dizziness. Unusual side effects are blurred vision, stomach ulcer, ringing noise in ears, retention of fluid, swelling of tissue, drowsiness, itch rash, shortness of breath. Severe but rare effects (stop medication, consult a doctor): Vomit blood, pass blood in faeces, other unusual bleeding, asthma induced by medication. It also has interactions with other drugs and must not be used with anticoagulants (eg. warfarin), probenecid, diuretics, lithium, methotrexate, beta blockers, ACE inhibitors.
is it ok to brush your teeth with sodium bicarbonate everday?
homemade toothpaste
-vegetable glycerin
-sodium bicarbonate
-sea salt
-eucalyptus oil

is that safe for everyday use?
  This is a VERY abrasive mix, what with the sea salt AND bicarb of soda. I would NOT use it everyday, maybe 3x a week for polishing, but no more, as it could cause excessive wear to your enamel.
What are good substitutes for cromolyn sodium?
natural medication for mast cells or cromolyn sodium substitute
What does this mean on a blood collection tube : 9NC Coagulation Sodium Citrate 3,2 % ?
and also : Gel & Clot Act.
4NC BSG/ESR Sodium Citrate
  I don't know this one. Sorry !
I need to know everything about Magnesium Chloride?
magnesium chloride
  Magnesium chloride is the name for the chemical compounds with the formulas MgCl2 and its various hydrates MgCl2(H2O)x. These salts are typical ionic halides, being highly soluble in water.

Hope this helps :)
Razorflame (US)
magnesium chloride in USA?
were see magnesium chloride in USA ????
victor hugo n
massage therapist
is sterile water for injection Rx only?
According to my local pharmacy normal saline (0.9% NaCl) nonpyrogenic for injection is Rx only. I am curious as to why this is because its nothing more than sterile salt water. Oh and if you're wondering what the inspiration for this question is, I have a close friend in substance abuse recovery who is battling addiction. Unfortunately she also has a rather strong predilection for needles and is wondering if she can inject saline or sterile water to satisfy the needle craving so she can battle her problems one at a time. Oh and yes I understand sterile water would be hypotonic without an appropriate amount of Sodium Chloride being added to reach an isotonic level. However, since the actual volumes will be rather minute she is just concerned with being able to use any non addictive and safe (read sterile, not tap water) liquid until she feels comfortable in kicking the needles too. Thank you all in advance.
dodge guy
  The only reason I can think of for having it be RX only be due to the danger of unskilled people using the needles themselves.
If you need a saline solution, do not try making one up yourself. Go to the pharmacy and pick up a bottle of it. It comes bottled, after all. Insure you do the correct calculations to make the saline the correct amount if it is not prebottled that way. It is imperative that the dosage is correct. If you already know about the terminology, I'm sure you understand...
It can't be any worse than what she's been injecting before, right? I'm sure most of that stuff was not made with sterile water.

Using needles in general is not a good idea and I will say I strongly recommend against it.. Just for the records so I can say I said it.

Good luck...
why is sodium thiosulfate used in Treatment of smoke inhalation and/or suspected carbon monoxide exposure?
I am asking this because Im a paramedic student in nys and as per our nyc remac protocols 500-A Hydroxocobalamin and sodium thiosulfate are drugs used for symptomatic patients.
what does DICLOFENAC SODIUM used for?
i've given DICLOFENAC SODIUM tablets to use, but i want to know what is it exactly used for? and does it has any side effects? i'm also using Diane 35 right now, so will they effect each other?
  they are and anti inflammatory used for pain,they are fine with you pill,
it is non steroidal
what is the effect of sodium citrate on the brain protein?
sodium citrate is an ingredient of most drinks.
sanni f
  Sodium citrate usually refers to trisodium citrate, though it can refer to any of the sodium salts of citric acid:
In 1914, the Belgian doctor Albert Hustin and the Argentine physician and researcher Luis Agote successfully used sodium citrate as an anticoagulant in blood transfusions. It continues to be used today in blood collection tubes and for the preservation of blood in blood banks. The citrate ion chelates calcium ions in the blood, disrupting the blood clotting mechanism.
gangadharan nair
Sodium nitrite?
Can eating sodium nitrite give me a rash that burns slightly?
  yes. It's toxic and carcinogenic, and can only be used in very, very small amounts in meats to maintain/preserve freshness and meat color. If you are sensitive you get some slight burning sensation in your mouth from those meat products.
where can I get zinc chloride and oil of spike?
betty h
  Zinc chloride is toxic and I doubt that it would be on general sale. I can't find any reference to oil of spike.
Sodium benzoate intolerant?
For the longest time, my toddler was having unexplainable rashes. The nurse practitioner at his pediatrician's suggested additives may be the culprit, specifically sodium nitrite and nitrate. Sure enough, when we started paying attention to these ingredients, we found a connection to his rashes.

Soon after, I found online a list of preservatives people suspect to cause adverse symptoms. One ingredient listed, sodium benzoate, was in a certain medication my son had an allergic reaction to. Since then, I have been checking the labels on everything I buy, and there really seems to be a connection. But his pediatrician says she doesn't think he's allergic to it since it's in so many foods. Except since I've been refraining from giving him anything with SB in it, he's been rash free. Does anyone have any experience with this?

Also, I read that "allergies" to preservatives aren't true allergies, but intolerances (like lactose int.). What kind of specialist would we see for this?
He also seems to have reactions to the red dye cochineal/carmine, and like I mentioned, sodium nitrates and nitrites, which are in processed meats. None of these ingredients have shown up together on labels. All I know is if he accidentally eats anything with these or sodium benzoate on the label, he breaks out in a rash.
  I think you are right that most preservatives/additives aren't allergies but intolerances. I also agree that you've identified what is causing his rash. I personally know that presevatives/additives can cause reactions because I can't drink some chocolate milk because certain brands cause me to break out in hives. I am not allergic to chocolate or milk but when the add all the other "stuff" it produces a nasty reaction.
If you want more guidance I would recommend a nutritionist or a naturopathic/alternative medicine doctor. I think you've done the hard part though which is discovering the culprit for the rash. Congratulations on the fine detective work!
I've been taking a multivitamin for two days, is this a decent one for my age? I'm a 17 yr old male.?
The brand is called ONDRA-Multivitamins with minerals.
It contains the following-

Vitamin A (from acetate) 5000 IU 100%
Vitamin D 400 IU 100%
Vitamin B1 (from thiamine hcl) 2 mg 133%
Vitamin B2 (from riboflavin) 2.5 mg 147%
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 50 mg 83.3%
Vitamin B-6 (from pyridoxine hcl) 1mg 50%
Viatmin B-12 (from cyanocobalamin) 1mcg 17%
Niacin (from niacinamide) 20mg 100%
Pantothenic Acid (from d-calcium Pantothenate) 1 mg 10%
Calcium (from dicalcium phosphate) 11.6 mg 1.2%
Phosphate (from dicalcium phosphate) 9 mg 1.2%
Iodine (from potassium iodide) 150 mcg 100%
Zinc (from magnesium oxide) 3.75 mg 25%
Magnesium (from magnesium oxide) 10 mg 2.5%
Selenium (from sodium selenate) 5 mcg 7%
Manganese (from manganese sulfate) 1 mg 100%
Chromium (from chromic chloride 5 mcg 4%
Iron ( from ferrous sulfate) 4.5 mg 25%
I know for a fact I don't eat nearly enough fruits and veggies.
Lucas H.
  Any general multivitamin should help. Remember this is a supplement to your nutrition that you're getting in your food. The nutrients from your food are absorbed into your body better than what's in a vitamin.
is calcium chloride safe for consumption?
Randy Teo
  No, not safe for ingestion
I would like to know if Sulfacetamide Sodium clears up red irritated eyes?
My husband was recently in a bad auto accident and he hit the windshield with his face.Our family dr. prescribed Sulfacetamide Sodium eyedrops. His eye was cut up badly and his lashes were cut off and now they are growing back, however they are irritating his eye..Could someone please let me know...Thank you for your time...
  it acts like an antiseptic...doesn't clear it up; see an ophthalmologist, your husband may have an underlying corneal abrasion or ulcer which is causing the irritation
where to buy heparin sodium in bulk?
looking for heparin sodium manufacturer contact info
can i mix deca decanoate 200mg steriod and sodium valproate 200mg mood stabilizer?
hi i was wondering what the effects will be if i use deca decanoate 200mg (steroid) while im taking sodium valproate 200mg as a mood stabilizer for bipolar 1 and if i should cease taking the sodium whilst i do my course thanks
why add test enth?
i have that too but just asking why tot ake both cheers
Luke Dspisa
Why is Sodium Nitrite used in foods?
What is the real dealio on Sodium Nitrite? If it is so dangerous, why does the FDA allow it to be put in foods?
Include in answer health effects. I already know the uses for the stuff. I should have worded it better. Read the details.
Juan D
  Color fixative and as a preservative in meat and fish. It also prevents growth of bacteria like those that cause botulism. It can also be used to increase blood flow by dilating blood vessels.

It is not dangerous in small doses, but large doses have been linked to migraine headaches and increased chance of colon cancer.

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