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Smoking marijuana while on Apo-cefuroxime (Cefuroxime Axetil)?
I understand alchahol is not allowed on this medication, but i have to take these tablets for 12 days and there is a chance that i might end up smoking marijuana, no garuntee's but i want to make sure it would be ok if i did.
Cha Boi
06/03/08
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  Marijuana is completely fine to use with ANY medication. The reason alcohol is prohibited when on medication is because it's very harmful to your body (specifically your liver) and taking it with medication can be very damaging and sometimes deadly.
thetruthisoutthere
06/05/08
Mistakenly took cefuroxime axetil too much!! Worry!!?
Hi all,


I had a bad cough and the doctor prescribed Cefuroxime Axetil tablets 500mg (one pill), twice a day for a total of 1g a day.

I read the instruction wrong, so I was taking two pills (1g), twice a day for a total of 2g a day. I did this for almost three days before I discovered my mistake.

I haven't seen any bad effect except my skin has develop itches that move around and I hope the itch will goes away soon. Are there any other bad effects I should be careful about? I have finished all my medicine and my cough has gotten better.

Thanks a lot!
Toothwalker
06/09/08
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  500mg twiced dailly is the maximum dosage stated for cefuroxime so you were certainly taking a high dose.

Serious overdose would have manifested as seizures. If you haven't experienced this then you are probably okay.

However I would suggest you see your doctor and explain the situation as skin rash is an adverse effect of cefuroxime. Also if you experience other symptoms such as nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; anorexia; abdominal pain or cramps; flatulence; colitis; serum sickness–like reactions (eg, polyarthritis, arthralgia, fever); phlebitis or thrombophlebitis, see your doctor immediately.
Kate from Drugs.com
06/09/08
What is Cefuroxime Axetil 250 mg.?
What is this medicine used to treat?
Gerresa
05/21/09
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  Cefuroxime axetil is the oral form while the active metabolite cefuroxime is utilized intravenously. Cefuroxime axetil is a cephalosporin. Cephalosporins are derivatives of penicillin. Cephalosporins offer greater efficacy than penicillins and amino-penicillins (such as amoxicillin). Cefuroxime axetil was initially sold under the drug name Ceftin. Initially it was outrageously expensive and even as a generic drug it is not inexpensive. The dose of 250 mg twice daily would be correct for someone 60 pounds or so while above 120 pounds the dose would be 500 mg twice daily. Since this is a relatively potent and expensive antibiotic it is typically reserved for more severe infections. Traditionally this has meant otitis media (ear infections) failed on other antibiotics, sinus infections, bronchitis (not truly and infection), and pneumonia (cefuroxime axetil is not at this time a first or second line antibiotic for pneumonia). In the last few years however it has been questioned whether antibiotics actually influence the outcome of otitis media and sinusitis. There is certainly a strong current in the medical literature against the routine use of antibiotics due to lack of evidence of benefit and a dramatic increase in resistance to antibiotics not to mention serious antibiotic related side effects. This does not mean that antibiotics should never be used but it makes a dramatic case that antibiotic usage in the US is excessive and needs to be curtailed.
john e russo md facm faafp
05/21/09
Has anyone used cefuroxime axetil for strep throat?
Tonya C
03/26/08
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  Usually something in the penicillin family is prescribed, but cefuroxime is a good choice as well to treat strep throat. It might be given in the case that a patient has a penicillin allergy.
Cefuroxime is a second generation cephalosporin. Cephalosporins will always kill Group A strep (the organism that causes "strep throat").
rak
03/27/08
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
01/07/09
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  No.
Coder001
01/07/09
what is cefuroxime axetil 500 mg ta?
white obieng lupin 303
Andrew
05/17/10
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  It's an antibiotic, 2nd generation cephalosporin class.

And before someone asks, no, you can't get high with it.
ckm1956
05/17/10
Throat Culture & Sensitivity Test Results have arrived- Any Doctor here?
Culture Report:
Moderategrowth of Staphylococcus aureus isolated after 48 Hour

Sensitive to: Co-amoxiclav, Cefuroxime, Clindamycin, Erythromycin, Teicoplanin, Vancomycin, Oxacillin, Cefoxitin

Resistant To: Ampicillin, Penicillin.

Moderate growth of Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated after 48 Hour

Sensitive To: Amikacin, Cefepime, Ceftazidime, Ceftriaxone, Cefuroxime, Ciprofloxamin, Co-amoxiclav, Gentamicin, Imipenem, Meropenem, Piperacillin+Tazobactam

Resistant To: Ampicillin, Cotrimoxazole


I am facing chest pain, pain in throat & strange headaches since the last almost 6 months so I have got my Throat Culture done and these are the results. Please confirm what is wrong with me and what should I do to fix it?
I love Drifting
03/12/11
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  I'm not a doctor but maybe I can help explain your reports.
What you have is a staph infection in your throat. They generally grow cultures for 48 hours to see what type of bacteria grows out in the culture. They get this culture when they swab your throat.
When it says 'resistant to' that means those antibiotics will not work on this particular staph infection.
Your infection will not respond to Ampicillin or Penicillin.
Kelbsiella pneumoniae is another type of infection that is generally found in the lungs but can also be in the throat especially if you've been coughing. The report says you had 'moderate' growth so your infections are not rampant or serious.
The best thing you can do is to take any medications exactly as the doctor prescribed. If you smoke, stop. Also drink plenty of fluids, no alcohol, and get plenty of rest. I hope this helps you some.
Cindy
03/12/11
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?
Elektrisk
08/22/08
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  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.

~M~
michele
08/22/08
What type of sodium (i.e. sodium acetate, sodium chloride, etc) is used in IVs in hospitals?
Thanks!
INAMP
02/21/10
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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?
starsnatcher
02/16/11
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  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.
Conan
02/16/11
i want to know which medicine is bette novamox 500(Amoxycillin Trihydrate or ceftum 500(Cefuroxime axetil)?
I HAVE WOUND AND I WANNA KNOW WHICH ONE IS BETTER FOR IT
gullu
11/19/09
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  It depends on what the doctor prescribes.

1 ) it depends if the wound is really infected
2) it depends on patient allergies
ckm1956
11/19/09
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
06/01/07
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  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.
A.V.R.
06/01/07
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 ?
mee
02/22/11
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  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
02/22/11
CAN I USE CEFADROXIL 500 MG INSTEAD OF CEFUROXIME AXETIL 500 MG FOR UTI INFECTIONS?
Or Cefadroxil with Clavulanic Acid tablet
Saminathan C
04/26/09
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  use what is prescribed for you. and it is CEFUROXIME AXETIL 500 MG.

and be sure you take your medications at the right time and dose to prevent relapse
maian
04/26/09
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.
MEEEEEEEEE
10/21/08
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  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.
Voltron
10/21/08
Toothpaste question: Crest versus Tom's of Maine?
I have both Crest and Tom's of Maine toothpastes:

Crest
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?
~
02/05/08
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  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...
populpit
02/05/08
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 ...sh*t sh*t sh*t :-( - but heck, at least now i know.
happytheclown37
04/29/07
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  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 -- Livinglowsodium.com

Good luck!
Paul
04/29/07
Is corn syrup bad??????
Not High Fructose Corn Syrup.. Just corn syrup.
I just found out that my lunch-meat turkey contains corn syrup
along with, WATER, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: DEXTROSE, SALT, SODIUM LACTATE, CARRAGEENAN, NATURAL FLAVORS, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, SODIUM DIACETATE, SODIUM NITRITE.

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
hello
10/14/10
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  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
10/14/10
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?
Tina
01/14/10
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  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
01/14/10
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)
liz
02/28/08
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  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.

http://health.yahoo.com/nutrition-supplements/potassium-phosphate-and-sodium-phosphate/healthwise--d00427a1.html



http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop/NationalList/TAPReviews/sodiumphosphates.pdf
insert_ nickname_ here!
02/28/08
Sorry...me 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
05/13/08
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  To get sodium chloride go shake your salt shaker and you have sodium chloride
quijibored
05/13/08
What is the difference between sodium fluoride and..?
..sodium monofluorophosphate? In terms of its effects on one's teeth
the enquirer
09/10/10
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  sodium monofluorophosphate is claimed to protect tooth enamel from attack by bacteria that cause dental caries

sodium fluoride strengthens the teeth
¤Mickey¤
09/10/10
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! :)
Lady
04/06/08
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  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.
Mazt
04/06/08
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
10/31/08
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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?
ThisGuy
08/22/07
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  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
Inhalation:
May cause irritation to the respiratory tract. Symptoms may include coughing, sore throat, laboured breathing, and chest pain.
Ingestion:
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.
kevinmccleanblack
08/22/07
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
08/17/06
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  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
rickashe
08/17/06
Is Sodium biphosphate and sodium phosphate Enema bad for you?
this is my first time trying it?
LovelyMe
12/12/07
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  Why don't you just use a plain warm water enema instead?
soisitok
12/18/07
what should i do if i accidently take Cefuroxime of ceftin?
im 15 year old boy its my sister (17) year old medicine and i thought it was my pimple medicine and i took it by accident what should i do? please help
N
05/24/07
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  It's just an antibiotic. You should be fine (just make sure your not allergic), but let your parents know in case your sister needs the dose you took.

Good Luck!!!
Cassandra
05/24/07
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
07/29/09
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  Sounds really weird, but I have heard urine helps with the burn, you might search to see if that is true or not
jennifer
07/29/09
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?
Ryan
12/08/09
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  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.
Agnodice
12/11/09
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
caramelricecakes_333
12/13/07
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  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
12/13/07
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!
ttyg
02/20/10
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  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.
John
02/20/10
can u take cefuroxime axetil if allergic to penicillin?
i have a tooth ache and i believe it is infected can i use this medication for it even though im allergic to penicillin
Scotty Douglas
03/17/11
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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
retention
02/05/09
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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.


NUTRITION FACTS
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
11/12/09
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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.
jennie
07/17/08
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  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.
07/17/08
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?
southern42belle
11/22/08
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  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.
Jenn
11/22/08
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??
shish_101
07/22/09
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  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 :]
uhohspaghettios
07/23/09
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)?
Clare
01/21/08
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  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.
ckm1956
01/23/08
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.
frogster99
01/24/07
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  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
lokura05
01/24/07
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
06/11/09
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  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.
Zambezi_Afterdark
06/11/09
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?
~silk~
05/29/09
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  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.
silvermoonempress1020
05/29/09
What are good substitutes for cromolyn sodium?
natural medication for mast cells or cromolyn sodium substitute
Frenchy
11/20/11
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What does this mean on a blood collection tube : 9NC Coagulation Sodium Citrate 3,2 % ?
and also : Gel & Clot Act.
K3E K3EDTA
4NC BSG/ESR Sodium Citrate
goldengal
02/01/07
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  I don't know this one. Sorry !
Mulato
02/02/07
what is the drug-laboratory of cefuroxime axetil (rovix)?
im also looking for the drug-food interaction and the drug-drug interaction of the said drugs..can you show me what am i looking for?
Airiez Ferraren
02/25/11
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  http://www.webmd.com/drugs/mono-5269-CEFUROXIME+SUSPENSION+-+ORAL.aspx?drugid=3779&drugname=Cefuroxime+Axet look here as always you local pharmacist is your best source of information
pecola princepessa
02/25/11
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.
bori34M
01/29/10
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Sodium nitrite?
Can eating sodium nitrite give me a rash that burns slightly?
crackerbarrel25
11/12/07
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  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.
Nicolas
11/12/07
what is the effect of sodium citrate on the brain protein?
sodium citrate is an ingredient of most drinks.
sanni f
06/05/08
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  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
06/05/08
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?
dooda
08/02/09
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  they are and anti inflammatory used for pain,they are fine with you pill,
it is non steroidal
dumplingmuffin
08/02/09
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.
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06/17/11
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  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 celiac.com 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
livie
06/17/11
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.
anothernickname
04/01/07
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  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!
CC
04/07/07
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
Shorty
03/06/07
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  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.
formerly_bob
03/06/07
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...
tinerbell31
08/21/06
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  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
KingRichard
08/21/06
where to buy heparin sodium in bulk?
looking for heparin sodium manufacturer contact info
Tea
07/06/11
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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
08/08/10
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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
10/07/08
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  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.
mace86_04
10/07/08
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?
Hotarustar
08/01/11
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