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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.
is naproxen sodium the same as ibuprofen?
I was just curious if anyone knew if naproxen sodium is the same as ibuprofen or motrin. I want to make sure of side effects before I take anything.

naproxen is Aleve.

Ibuprofen is Advil

Ibuprofen is also Motrin.

When I take Ibuprofen I never notice any side effects but, naproxen makes my stomach hurt sometimes.
equaline naproxen sodium seems MUCH less effective than other naproxen products. Has anyone else noticed this?
my gout was very much in control with allopurinol and another brand of came back fairly quickly when I switched to equaline brand (for cost).
Naproxen vs. Naprelan? Anyonw know the difference?
The doctor gave me samples of Naprelan (naproxen sodium) for pain. Is there any difference or effect between regular non-prescription Naproxen (Alleve).
  Naproxen is stronger, its used as an anti-inflammatory drug, used for arthritis.
what is naproxen sodium, and can i mix it with other pain relievers?
i have a killer toothache.... hurts so much i'm having a hard time opening my eyes... which makes driving difficult and my dentist told me to take 2 tylenol and 2 advil every 4 hours.... now i found some ibuprofen, so that covers the advil... but i don't have any acetaminophen, but i did find some naproxen sodium...
i just don't want to give myself liver failure or something.
  Naproxen sodium (Aleve) is excellent for toothache. When you do combinations of pain relievers for acute pain (like toothache), you hit different pain receptors and have a better chance of reducing the discomfort.

First of all - it is safe to take 800 mg of ibuprofen at a time up to 3 times a day for a daily total of 2400 mg. This is the same dose as the prescription strength motrin. If you increase it to this dose, you will definitely feel better. Ibuprofen is primarily excreted by the kidneys.

You can still add the Tylenol if you need to after 2 hours, but it doesn't have anti-inflammatory properties.

If you take 2 of the over the counter Aleve (which is roughly the same as the prescription dose of Anaprox), DON'T repeat it every four hours. This medication is longer lasting, so you can only take it every twelve hours.

Please make sure you eat something before taking the higher doses of anti-inflammatories - they tend to tear up an empty stomach.

Good luck, and hope you feel better!
Can I take naproxen sodium and excedrin?
I am wondering if it's safe to take naproxen sodium (Aleve) and Excedrin (acetaminophen) together. Excedrin also has caffiene in it, I believe.
  I do believe that Excedrin also has aspirin in it as well as acetaminophen and caffeine. Since aspirin is an NSAID (Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug) as is naproxen I would suggest asking your doctor or your pharmacist about taking both at the same time as it is usually recommended you avoid combining NSAID's.
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.
How to treat an allegic reaction to naproxen sodium (aleve)?
So, I found out I was allergic to aleve a few months ago when my lips swelled and I broke out in hives. And I've avoided taking it since until yesterday when I took Midol which contained naproxen sodium. Last time I went to the doctor and they gave me a steroid treatment. But I want relief today but my doctor is closed on a sunday! Does benedryl make a difference? I have the tablets and Ive been using ice on my lips.
Is Naproxen Sodium available over the counter as a suppository? If not, can gelcaps be used intrarectal?
I'm not always able to eat as much or as often as I need to in order to take Naproxen, which I do for Arthritis. While I certainly wouldnt make this a common route, I'm interested in this as a backup for erratic schedules, nausea, etc. Please qualify your answers with a source
  to my knowledge, indomethacin is the only non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent that comes in a suppository. not sure if the gelcaps would work as they're designed to dissolve in the stomach
which is highly acidic (pH 1.6). have you tried relafen (nabumetone) ? it may be taken in
a single 1000mg dose. if you're experiencing nausea and anorexia, i suggest you look to the
naproxen as it commonly causes GI upset. in fact, the most common side affect of all NSAID's
is GI upset. you may find relafen to be easier on your stomach than naproxen.
A took Naproxen Sodium for a headache and i had a side effect from it (swollen lips) how do i treat it?
Does anyone know how to treat it other than stop taking naproxen, i didn't know i was allergic to it until i looked up the side effects.
  Swollen lips are a sign of an allergic reaction. You need to get medical attention. There is a chance that a severe reaction could develop and effect you breathing. Take some Benadryl to halt the reaction, and see a doctor.
What is the difference between Naprolen and Naproxen?
My previous doctor RX'd me naproxen and then I switched doctors and this new one RX'd me naprolen just now. I webmd'd this and it said that naprolen IS naproxen. He knows I'm on naproxen, so why'd he RX me what seems like the same thing?
  Your doctor was being kind to you! Naprolen is the generic form of naproxen meaning it will cost you far less money. That is the major difference; you are still getting the same medication but at a major savings.
Is it safe to take both naproxen & tylenol? Naproxen at night and tylenol during the day?
I need the naproxen for an inflamed piriformis muscle. but tylenol does me better as far as pain goes. The 550 naproxen does't begin to do a thing for pain.
  It is ok to take both. However, naproxen seems like a real weak med for inflamed muscle. In my opinion the best med for inflamed muscle is Ibuprofen, it helps so well. I , myself would take 400 to 600 mg of Ibuprofen, it really helps. Naproxwn never worked for me either. Hopes this helps.
How long does it take Naproxen gastrointestinal effects to subside?
I took Naproxen 3 days ago at midnight. I woke up with horrible wrenching stomach pains. I do not take naproxen regularly. I did take it with a bowl of cereal. However, it is now 3 days later, and I'm still feeling horrible pains of gas and acid indigestion, which by the way is way worse starting at 4am in the morning. I went to urgent care and they said it was the Naproxen. How long does it take to get over this?
  You need to get something to help coat your tummy like Mylanta or Peptobismal until it subsides. It could of been an allergic reaction too. Just give it a little time. Some people it only take s afew days to get over and others it can take up to a week. Try the Peptobismal when you feel the upset coming on and it should help. You have to be really careful with Naproxen. Taking it with milk or some bread helps to buffer it in the tummy.
What is considered long term use of naproxen?
Hi, I have reactive arthritis and I take sulfasalazine and naproxen 500 mg a day. I see all these postings that say risk of long term use for using naproxen includes gastrointestinal and Cardiovascular risks which increase with long term duration. However what they dont say is what is considered long term? Ive been on Naproxen since Jan. When should I start being concerned ? What are the signs?
  Naproxen is dangerous medication. I've taken it before in Aleve, and to be honest, it works really well, but it actually gives me heart pain. I tested this by discontinuing and starting it over, and the pain returned.
Stephen Riach
what is the difference between naprelan & naproxen ?
I have been taking naprelan for pain in my wrist & hands and it has been working ok. medicare quit paying for naprelan but would pay for naproxen. I have taken naproxen before and it gave me bad stomach pain, naprelan didnt. I tried naproxen recently and it gave me bad stomach again. What other medicine can I try that would help with my inflimation.
  Naprelan is a brand name for sustained-release naproxen. Naproxen is the generic name for the drug. Basically naprelan is a long acting version of naproxen.

Its like buying Cheerios versus the generic store brand honey-crunch O-rings.

Other anti-inflammatories include ibupofen (Advil,motrin, generic,etc)
How much naproxen can I take and how often?
I've suffered chronic migraines for my entire life, though the last year or two they've gotten particularly bad. My doctor is trying to get me away from Imatrex, because I'm taking it ALL the time. She says I should take Naproxen. I've taken 400mg and I'm still dying. How much can I take without killing myself?
  i take the 550mgs for my elbow injury, they are once every 12 hrs though, so i wouldn't advise taking 800
jon f
Mixing naproxen,acetaminophen and fexmid?
I have a lot of muscle pain that flares up occasionally. I had a prescrip for 500 mg of vimovo (naproxen and esomerprazole magnesium) and Fexmid 7.5 mg (cyclobenzaprine). I took the naproxen thinking it was a muscle relaxer and then took two 500 mg of acetaminophen. I checked the internet to make sure that was not a problem and it looks okay. But i would like to take the fexmid (muscle relaxer) but do not want to have an interaction. Anyone know about this? Thanks for your help.
  I do not know what the espo magnesium is but you can take the flexeril (FEXMID) with the acatamenophen and naproxin.
How many naproxen sodium 220mg pills should i take to get a buzz?
i found it in my bros room and its a pain reliever so im sure ill get something out of it!
please dont say stuff like you shouldn be doing that because its not going to change my mind so dont waste the time haha.
instead of just invisible.
  You can't get high on them. Yes, they are pain relievers but they are just Aleve. So they are like aspirin or tylenol. Not the kind of pain relievers you can get stoned on. They are NSAIDS not narcotics. If you take too much you will get a horrible stomach ache and you will have trouble breathing.
How would you compare Naproxen to Hydrocodone for pain relief?
I recently had some Hydrocod-APAP 325mgs from my motor vehicle accident, but recently ran out. I found some Naproxen 500mg in my medicine cabinet and wanted to ask experienced people's opinions on how the pain relief feels different.

I understand that Hydrocodone is an opiate analegic and Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory, but I would still like to see how people compare the 2.
edas s
  You can't compare them,, they are different and they effect your body different. One is for pain and the other is for inflammation.
Here is a good link you should check out for Rx info.

And the 325 you are talking about in the hydrocodone is the Tylenol in it not the narcotic. You probably meant 5/325 which is 5 mg. of hydrocodone. I take hydrocodone, just a different strength every day for a spine injury

And I agree with the RN. If the naproxen provides pain relief you will be far better off taking it. Good luck
Can Naproxen Sodium tablet dissolve in a hot cup of water or tea?
For any women out there that does this, if you know the answer, please share it with me and for other women out there. Yes I take it for MCramps as a prescription. I ask this because even you swallow with water, I also want to know if it dissolves quickly in your hot tea to save from swallowing it.
  There is now where its mentioned that it should not be dissolved in the hot tea.. But personally feel that swallowing is better..
For ur information i will give u the effect of the food with naproxen..
Rate of absorption may be reduced with food. Avoid herbs/food with antiplatelet activity e.g. alfalfa, anise, bilberry, grapeseed, green tea, bladderwrack, turmeric, bromelain, cat's claw, celery, ginkgo biloba, coleus, cordyceps, dong quai, evening primrose, feverfew, fenugreek, garlic, ginger, red clover, horse chestnut, ginseng, guggul, horse chestnut seed, horseradish, licorice, prickly ash, reishi, sweet clover, white willow.
Why would someone take these pills all at once?
Naproxen, premarin, and estraderm.
Naproxen, Premarin, Estroderm(patch).

*She had a hysterectomy a couple of years ago.

Thank you for all your answers! You really helped!
Ashley B
  Naproxen (anti-inflammatory) for pain or swelling... premarin estrogen pills) for contraception, for estrogen replacement therapy or just for regulating periods... and estraderm as an additional (and more nearly human) skin or vaginal estrogen supplementation.

I'd guess you're talking about a menopausal woman or a woman who's had a total hysterectomy or double oophorectomy... but that's just a guess.
What works better for menstrual cramps naproxen or ibuprofen?
I heard From my cousin who is in nursing school that naproxen does because it numbs the contraction (cramps) instead of stopping it. Is this true?
  I would use Naproxen, Ibuprofen is good when there is inflammation, much the same as Naproxen.

The problem with any drug, even over the counter types, is that they all have side effects that can be worse than the symptom that you are trying to relieve.

Anyone that uses Ibuprofen on a regular basis should be aware that excessive use can be near fatal.
My brother in-law used Ibuprofen almost everyday for even the most minor pain. While it took several years he did develop an inability to produce platelets and then the ability to fight off infections.
He almost died and may well have died had he not received a bone marrow transplant.

I would, if I were a woman, just have a cup of camomile tea to relieve the cramps. I would be careful in taking it if I were to become pregnant.
I'm 13 and i take Naproxen a couple times a month for cramps.
I herd from a couple people that it can cause stomach bleeding.
Can it?
  Yes, one of the effects of Naprosyn- naproxen sodium- is the possibility of stomach bleeding. However, that will be true of most of the pain relievers you would take, they are all known to be possible causes for stomach irritations. However, it is not a highly probably problem for you, given your age and the frequency of use. It's a problem much more associated with old age and constant high dose use, and when there are already stomach problems present- like ulcers. As long as you are careful to take it with food or milk, and aren't drinking alcohol, you won't likely have any problems like bleeding at all. When you are looking at the side effects and complications of taking medicines, you need to keep in mind that in drug studies, the pharmaceutical companies have to report EVERYTHING that was noted in the test population. Even if a problem only happened once in the test group of say a few thousand, it still has to be reported, even if it doesn't make sense at all- like somebody complaining they got a sore throat while taking a medicine to treat their knee pain. I also use Naprosyn a couple days a month, and have done so for years now. It works better for me than anything else, I only take a couple per day, for a max of 2-3 days. I suspect this is how you use it as well. Don't let your friends scare you. All medicines have some kind of side effects that must be listed on the inserts, it's the law. The trick is learning to read them and put the risks in some sense of proportion, and deciding how high the risk is versus what good it will do you. In this case, the risk of bleeding is low, and suffering is pretty much the only other choice. So take your naproxen with food or milk, and relax.
The mom
Does naproxen help boost the effects of zomig?
I know naproxen helps imitrex but does it help zomig?
  Not in a pharmacokinetic way. I don't see where they interact at all to potentiate or interfere with each other.
Steve F
What is the best OTC pain reliever for a migraine?
Currently having one and it is real hard to look at the screen :( I'm having sensitivity to light/sound and a throbbing pain on one side of my head...I have all the common pain relievers at my disposal, Naproxen Sodium (Aleve), Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), but I don't know which one is going to work the best...and I can't take Aspirin because of medication interaction. Opinions??
  I sympathize with you. I get migraines all the time. I use Excedrin migraine but since it contains aspirin i would count that one out for you. Tylenol would be my next pain reliever. Try drinking a cup of coffee with it. The caffeine will help constrict the blood vessels. Try a bag of ice on the side of your head and lay down in a dark cool room. This is what i use to get rid of mine. Hope you feel better soon!
pills making me nauseus?
ok.. so i got my two wisdom tooth removed all at once.. and the doctor gave me 3 different medicines: ampicillin(antibiotic), sodium naproxen(anti inflammatory) , and a pain killer. Moreover, I am on birth control pills... does ampicillin/penicillin affect the effectiveness of the bcpills? and how can I stop having an upset stomach and being nauseus all the time?
  antibiotics do change birth control efficiency. I would ask your doctor how long to wait before having sex again. Or use a condom. But I doubt you wanna have sex when your wisdom teeth just came out. and just take those painkillers and stay hiiiigh, you shouldn't feel any pain. unless you have the wrong ones, in which case ask your doctor for a painkiller that wont make you nauseous. good luck.
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
I was prescribed naproxen and cephalexin for swollen arm is this safe?
I was prescribed naproxen and cephalexin for my tricep (above my elbow) being swollen and the doctor didnt know the cause of it. So I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this or knows anything about these 2 prescriptions? Thanks.
Also, Im worried about taking it because the doctor wasn't sure if it was an infection under the skin or a blood clot or something else and im 19.
  naproxen I believe is a pain killer, cephalexin is an antibiotic. If you are concerned about a medication, call your pharmacist and ask.
How long does Naproxen stay in your system?
I understand that it is not a recreational drug and no one tests for it, but it is an NSAID. NSAIDs can cause false positives for marijuana in urine tests. That being said, how long does Naproxen (Aleve) stay in your system.
  Generally up to 72 hours
What can you take when allergic to tylenol, ibuprofen, and naproxen and you have Chondrosarcoma?
My finace has Chondrosarcoma in his spine and he is allergic to tylenol, ibuprofen, and naproxen. Is there anything out there that he can ask his doctor for, for pain? He's tried tramadol and it really didn't do anything for him. The cancer is located close to his spinal cord and he says he is worried that if it is removed he will be paralyzed for life and refuses to go through that. Any help??
  Talk to the doctor, Tramadol is a synthetic codeine, there are other versions of it that are stronger(synthetic codeine), Darvon comes in pill form with aspirin.
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.

What type of sodium (i.e. sodium acetate, sodium chloride, etc) is used in IVs in hospitals?
will detoxing ruing my prescription medication?
i never detox my body before but with all the bloating, etc my friend gave me
Nu-tek brand detox-lgc
renew life brand first cleanse, Yourtotal body internal cleanse

i had by gall bladder removed in august

will cleansing my body affect the medications i take and they are the following:

CITALOPRAM 20MG TABLETS, antidepressant, optional as needed
MELOXICAM 15MG TABLETS, hip swelling, can switch to aleve if needed
PHENYTOIN SODIUM 100MG EXT CAPSULES, siezure medicine 4 a day a must have
QVAR 40MCG AEROSOL (120PUFFS) 8.7GM, inhaler as needed
NAPROXEN SODIUM 550MG TABLETS, pain killer for knee and hip, optional can switch to aleve

any advice you can give me would be great, i am mainly concerned aobut the swelling in my stomach and that fact that I always feel i need to have a bowel is why i ws given the detox kit
  You should do this under a doctor's care. You have too much going on.
What you can do is ask your pharmacist. They are so smart and helpful. Your pharmacist can see what meds you're on, and s/he will guide you correctly.

Good luck! :)
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.
What's the difference between these pain pills?
I was taking Naproxen with Advil, but it made me feel sick to my stomach.

So, the doc put me on Sulindac with Advil, which made me even sicker to my stomach, along with some other bad side effects.

Now, he has given me Tramadol and I feel pretty good right now.

All they are in the same class of drugs or can someone give me some more insight as to the differences of Naproxen & Tramadol?

Anything special to watch out for?

Thanks for any help.
  Naproxin and Advil are both NSAIDs or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. By taking both at once you are basically over-dosing because the two medications are so similar. I'm not familiar with Sulindac. But given your reaction, I guess it is a similar medication. Tramadol is not an NSAID. So you are not getting the overdose effect. Did you tell your doctor you were taking the Advil? If he knew you were taking it he shouldn't have prescribed another NSAID or he should have told you to stop taking the Advil. If you are taking multiple pain relievers, make sure they are not in the same class of drugs.
James L
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.
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
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.
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!
02/28/08 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 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
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.
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 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
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.
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
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
Difference between Etodolac and Naproxen?
What is the difference between Etodolac and Naproxen if any.
shawn s
  They are both NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), but are not the same drug.
Naproxyn is the trade name for Aleve, Etodolac's trade name is Lodine
Because they are a different chemical make up, if one drug does not work well for you, the other one might have the desired effect.
Does anyone know where you can buy Naprosyn (naproxen) without a prescription?
  Aleve-over the counter
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.
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 :]
is it possible to get high off of naproxen (naprosyn) and how much would somebody have to take?
i just want to know.

im not going to do it or anything.
all i want to know is if its possible.

i really am not going to do it, im just worried about my friend.
  Kidney failure or Stomach ulcer is a possibility.
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.
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
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 !
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
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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?
can i take ultracet or naproxen or ultram while taking saboxone?
I need to find a good pain reliver that is not an opiate.
Anna M
  Your best (and safest) bet would be to ask a pharmacist if there are any interactions listed between those drugs. Doctors and pharmacists both have access to a database of drug and supplement interactions and they can tell you quickly if you can safely take them together or not.... anyone here will just have a best guess from searching on the internet (which isn't always accurate, as we all know) ;-) Good luck!

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