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What is the difference between ferrous fumarate, ferrous gluconate, ferrous sulfate?
I am anemic and have been for awhile. Despite 2 iron shots in the past month and taking 325mg of ferrous sulfate a day with calcium, my iron dropped. I am currently a 7.7 (I am not bleeding). Someone told me ferrous gluconate was better, but someone else told me that ferrous fumarate had more elemental iron. Whats the difference between the three?!?
Sorry! I am taking vitamin C! I just had a check up and I am now at a 9.3 serum iron level. Still low, but the Ferrous Sulfate seems to be working.
Heather S
  The difference is that ferrous fumerate and ferrous gluconate are organic iron which is absorbed much better than ferrous sulphate which is inorganic iron.
Susan Yarrawonga
Ferrous Sulfate supplement - Is one that says, "Equivalent" to 325mg as good as one that actually is 325mg?
Doctor ordered me to take ferrous sulfate, 325mg, because of very low iron levels in my blood test. In researching which product to buy, I see some that say they HAVE 325mg of ferrous sulfate, and some that say they have (for example) "65mg Iron, Equivalent to 325mg ferrous sulfate.

Is there really a difference between the two, and is one better than the other for iron therapy?

Don P
  Ferrous sulfate is an extremely oxidative form of iron, meaning it causes cell death when ingested. Many children die each year mistaking the tablets for candy. It's fairly harmless in adults but it does still cause cell damage especially to the liver if taken in high doses or for too long. Ferrous fumarate is a much safer and more tolerable form of iron to take but it can be harder to find. Your doc may be able to find it for you on his computer if you can't.

All minerals have to be bound or chelated to something for it to reach our cells. In this case iron is attached to a sulfate molecule 325mg in total, but the actual iron content (also known as elemental amount) is 65mg. Both the products you mention have the same amount of elemental iron in them. Hope this helps.
What's the difference between Ferrous sulfate and Ferrous gluconate?
I have been taking Iron as ferrous sulfate (which is otc) and I am about to finish it and have this other form of Iron (which was originally prescribed to my sister), so I want to know if they are too different or I could take it? (I usually don't auto medicate myself, thus the question) thanks.
  The dosing is different, but iron is iron.

Gluconate is usually better tolerated than sulfate.
im pregnant and taking ferrous sulfate and of coarse prenatal vitamins and metronidazole?
im 12 weeks and my doc prescribed this to me im only taking ferrous sulfate acid and in 2 weeks i take the anti biotic for my vaginal infection, what are the side effects to the anti biotic? and what is ferrous sulfate ?
Ferrous Fumarate 18mg vs. Ferrous Sulfate 325mg?
Hello. I need a little help. Well, I am very anemic so my doctor prescribed Ferrous Sulfte 325mg twice a day for me but silly husbanded washed my meds with his landry when he picked up the medication. I am still entittled to two more refills but had just picked up the sulfate. Am I am to get another refill asap or should I just try the over the counter untill my refill time is up? I was taking b complex 75 complete, which contains ferrous fumarate 18mg. But does anyone know if that is equally to ferrous sulfte 325mg? Need help!
Anemia: Ferrous Fumarate, Gluconate, or Sulfate?
I've been taking Ferrous Fumarate for the past couple months for anemia. Since then I've been having stomach aches/diarrhea almost daily and I feel nauseous nearly as often. I'm at the point that I want to stop taking it entirely. Would that be unwise? Could i switch to Ferrous Gluconate or Ferrous Sulfate? Which would be easiest on my stomach?
Thank you!
It was my doctor who told me to take Ferrous Fumarate when my blood test came back with low iron amounts.
What, other than iron, can anemia be treated with?
Where can I find chelated iron?
  Ferrous gluconate is more easily absorbed. Typically though Iron supplements tend to constipate people.Did your doctor put you on the supplement? Do you know why you have Anemia? Some anemia's are not treated with iron supplements. Iron builds up in the body, you don't want to take it if you don't need to.
Is it okay to take Ferrous Sulfate while taking Vitamin E?
I usually take Myra E and I know that my blood pressure is 90/50. I want to take ferrous sulfate

  I think it might be ok to take it with vitamin E. Check here. This site lists many of the foods and supplements that interfere with the body's absorption of iron.
Is it okay to take Ferrous Sulfate while taking Vitamin E?
I usually take Myra E and I know that my blood pressure is 90/50. I want to take ferrous sulfate
  I think it might be ok to take it with vitamin E. Check here. This site lists many of the foods and supplements that interfere with the body's absorption of iron.
What is the differance between Ferrous Gluconate and Ferrous Sulfate?
My doctor told me i was slightly deficient in iron and told me to take an iron supplement, preferably Fergon or A.K.A. Ferrous Gluconate. I found Ferrous Sulfate instead. Is there a difference that i should be concerned about? they are both a source of iron and both supposedly will do the job, but is there a reason my doctor wants me to take Fergon? Why can't i just Iron?!!!
  Ferrous gluconate is organic and ferrous sulphate is inorganic.

Organic supplements are absorbed better than inorganic supplements so therefor ferrous gluconate is more effective than ferrous sulphate.
Susan Yarrawonga
My doctor ordered me to take ferrous sulfate for low iron levels?
i'm wondering if I can still eat what I want or is it possible to get too much iron by eating foods that contain iron along with taking the ferrous sulfate.
What is the difference between Ferrous Sulfate and Chelated Iron?
So if I had iron pills that said Ferrous Sulfate 325mg, but can't get a hold of them anymore, now I take Chelated Iron pills 29mg, is this a safe switch over?

I wish I could ask my doctor but he's never available and the damn nurses in his office apparently went to school for nothing b/c they can't give me an answer!

  Iron, Chelated (Circulatory) is a form of iron (ferrous gluconate) that’s usually well-absorbed by the body. In this formulation the iron is enhanced with vitamin C, calcium and a unique base of rose hips, mullein leaves, chickweed herb, thyme herb and yellow dock root.

Ferrous sulfate provides the iron needed by the body to produce red blood cells. It is used to treat or prevent iron-deficiency anemia, a condition that occurs when the body has too few red blood cells because of pregnancy, poor diet, excess bleeding, or other medical problems.

So they are basically the same.
What's wrong with a woman if she goes to a gynecologist for blood test and takes ferrous sulfate?
A friend of mine recently went to a gynecologist many times, had her blood sample taken for examination, and takes in Ferrous Sulfate. I asked her what's wrong but she's not really telling. I think she's pregnant but I don't have enough medical knowledge to say.
What's wrong with a woman if she goes to a gynecologist for blood test and takes ferrous sulfate?
A friend of mine recently went to a gynecologist many times, had her blood sample taken for examination, and takes in Ferrous Sulfate. I asked her what's wrong but she's not really telling. I think she's pregnant but I don't have enough medical knowledge to say.

can ferrous sulfate and fludrocortison cause a missed period?
my girlfriend has low iron and blood pressure so shes taking ferrous sulfate and fludrocortisone and now shes missed her period. we're both virgins so shes not pregnant.
shes 15 years old
Jimmy Neutron
can ferrous sulfate and fludrocortison cause a missed period?
my girlfriend has low iron and blood pressure so shes taking ferrous sulfate and fludrocortisone and now shes missed her period. we're both virgins so shes not pregnant.
shes 15 years old

what is the difference between ferrous fumarate and ferrous sulfate and how the body utilizes it?
I am working with post-gastric bypass patients who have a reduced amount of intestinal absorption due to the "bypass" of a section of their intesinal tract where iron is normally absorbed. I am trying to determine if one is better than the other for these people.
Cheryl W
  Ferrous sulfate is supposedly poorly absorbed distally in the intestines so it wouldn't be the better choice. Plus ferrous sulfate in the doses potentially needed for gastric bypass patients can be a GI tract irritant.

Ferrous fumerate or gluconate is better. Carbonyl iron as well as anything chelated too.
What is the difference between Ferrous Fumarate and Ferrous Gluconate?
I have been taking these Ferrous Gluconate iron supplements for quite some time but yesterday I accidentally bought Ferrous Fumarate instead. How different are the two?
  Ferrous fumarate is organic iron made from a plant source and can be used by the body more effectively and does not tend to cause constipation.

Ferrous gluconate is inorganic iron made from a rock source and that's why it tends to cause constipation in some folks. Also, the molecules are bound together very loosely and the iron can easily break free to bind with and destroy vitamin E.

Hope this is helpful and feel free to contact me with questions.
is the end result of taking ferrous gluconate the same as ferrous fumarate?
My mom just had a hysterectomy and was told to take ferrous gluconate iron supplements but she has ferrous fumarate iron supplements from before can she take those instead..i was looking up the difference and someone had said that the difference was ferrous fumarate was organic and didnt make you constipated and ferrous gluconate is not organic..if that is the only difference can she take ferrous fumarate instead of ferrous gluconate and what is the they do the same thing in the end?
  Ferrous fumarate is equally good as ferrous gluconate and they are both organic.

Ferrous sulphate is a very common iron supplement but it is inorganic.

Organic iron is absorbed better than inorganic iron.
Susan Yarrawonga
Is iron deficiency anemia can be treated just by taking iron supplements like ferrous sulfate?
At first, I felt pain on my stomach and suffer it for few days. I thought it's just an ordinary pain until i decided to see a doctor coz after few days i felt so much pain under my right ribs everytime i breath and when i lay down i can't breath. After the blood test we find out that i have anemia. My red blood cells are just 4.31 while the normal for a female is 4.5 - 5.1 and i also need more hemoglibon coz mine is just 8.7 while the normal for female is 12.3 - 14.3 and also hematocrit is 27.1 while the normal is 35.9 - 44.6. I did not go back to my doctor, instead i just take foods rich in iron and vitamins like ferrous sulfate.

  you can bring back ur haemoglobin reading to the noral rate by taking iron supplemen or food reach in iron..
but sometimes they just do not work..because ur baody might be lack in vitamin c which is very important in iron absorbtion.
so, uve to take this supplementray also....vitamin k will also help...its important to have ur doctor monitor ur recovery..:)
Pharm Help !!a old women has fatigue lathargy and comfunsion. She has a h/o diabetes mellitus and hypertension?
her lethargy is increasing and her urine output is decreasing. why would the md order the following med. i have to know the reason for each
folic acid
ferrous sulfate
epogen renagel
calcium carbonate
  Kidney failure (casued by the diabetes) will cause the lethargy, confusion, and reduced urine output. Renagel is a medication to help treat kidney disease. Kidney disease ALSO causes anemia. Ferrous Sulfate would seems to be an iron supplement to help fight anemia.

It may ALSO be that the patient is experiencing Ketoacidosis. This is where the buildup of Ketones (caused by badly uncontrolled diabetes) causes the blood to turn acidic. Calcium Carbonate would seem to be an "anti-acid" to help reduce blood acidity.

Don't know about Folic Acid in this cae.
Gary B
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.
can i drink alcohol while i take ferrous fumarate?
ive just been diognosed with mild to severe anemia and i hvae been prescribed 210mg tablets of ferrous fumarate to take 3 times a day for a few months, the only thing is its my 18th birthday next month and plan to get shitfaced.. what i wanted to know is if i can drink alcohol...
  If you're losing blood from your stomach, it's not a good idea.
Is it safe to take these following meds at the same time?
Is it safe to take these following meds at the same time?
im taking ferrous sulfate and vitamin C. then my OB-gyn gave me birth control pills (cyproterone acetate, ethinyl estradiol). is it safe that im taking these three at the same time? thanks!
Been on LQD iron for 1 year. Think I need to go on Venofer. Whats the best route to go. PCP or Hematologis?
I have been taking Ferrous Sulfate (liquid Iron Nasty) 11 ML three times a day. I have labs drawn every three months and Im always anemic. I would like to go on IV iron but don't know if I should go thru my PCP who thinks Im doing fine on the liquid but recently it gives me headaches within 5 mins of taking it and gives me rapid heart rate and I'm down and out for a good hour or two. I have very little energy during the day. I am hoping to hear on how Venofer has helped other people. And if I should go thru my PCP or a Hematologist?
  try mapquest or google (sorry yahoo) maps
can you answer this medical case, why is the person have bloody stool and what are the causes of his symptoms?
45 y/o, married male with a chief complaint of bloody stools
PE: BP – 90/60; RR – 18/min; HR – 60 bpm; Temp = 37.8°C
Pertinent Physical Examination Findings:
Pupil – slightly jaundiced
Abdomen – globular abdomen, with spider angiomas
Ext: (+) varicosities, Grade I bipedal edema
Rectal Exam: (+) blood on tactating finger, no masses with bloody stools

Past Medical Hx:
•Diagnosed to have Pulmonary Tuberculosis 4 months ago currently on RHES with good compliance and follow ups check up
•Currently on the following medications
Omeprazole 40 mg/cap; cap OD since 4 months ago
Sangibion ( ferrous gloconate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, folic acid, sorbitol, vit c) 1 tab once daily x 2 months since 4 months ago
Epoietin alpha once weekly since 1yr ago
•High doses of multi-vitamins containing Niacin – intermittent

Social Hx:
•Alcoholic beverage drinker since 20 years of age
Rhum every morning
this is only a hypothetical case
  this is just a shot in the dark, but I'd consult a doctor not an internet questions board

What could happen if you were prescribed iron pills but you're not Anemic?
What could happen if you were prescribed iron pills but you're not Anemic?
What could happen if a doctor misdiagnosed you with Anemia and took the 100gm twice a day iron pills he prescribed you for months or weeks?

ferrous (II) glycine sulfate complex 356gm to be exact.
Theophobic Deist
  You will poop out black tar like substances. I used to work at a nursing home and had to clean that shit up =/
Nick J's Headband
Why cant you use morphine sulfate to treat surgical pain?
I had a herniated disc in my L5S1 area of my back. The doctor gave me morphine sulfate for the pain. Last week I had decompression surgery to correct the problem. I was given a different pain med. that works very well but the doctor told me not to use the morphine for pain. I was given morphine in the hospital but I cant use the morphine sulfate for pain at home. The literature they give with medication when you get a perscription filled even says not to use morphine sulfate to treat postsurgery pain. I just want to know if there is a medical reason why you cant use morphine sulfate to treat surgical pain.
pam s
  Couldn't say it any better than Matador89 did. He is spot on. I had the same surgery and believe me you won't need the Morphine, that surgery was a blessing for me, I hope it is for you. Good Luck
Can morphine sulfate be IV'd through the arm?
Just wondering can someone crush up morphine sulfate and shoot it up? Or does it not work in water? Its Morphine Sulfate not regular morphine. I found needles in my brothers room next to this bottle of morphine sulfates. Please let me know
  Yes you can. If you think your brother is doing this please tell someone. It is very dangerous, he could kill himself with an overdose.
Dosage info of zinc sulfate supplements?
My dermatologist prescribed zinc sulfate supplements for acne.
She just said take them an hour after meals. Each tablet weighs 200 mg.

I'm seventeen years old, medium build. How much am i suppose to take? how many times a day ? What are the dangers of taking high doses?

Does zinc sulfate really help in clearing up skin?
  Yes, zinc is good for clearing up the skin. My question is, isn't all of the dosage info on the bottle you got? It should tell you how many times a day and how many pills at a time. If you are still confused after looking at the bottle or info that came with the bottle (all prescriptions come with information on dosage and side effects) then please call your doctor.
Huckleberry Sin
Can I take Methadone with Morphine Sulfate?
My doctor prescribed I take Methadone with Morphine Sulfate to treat my intense lower back pain. I was originally taking Methadone with Roxycodone but today she replaced it with Morphine Sulfate. My pharmacist seemed kinda concerned about me taking those two together. Is it safe to take?
  Your pharmacist is right to be concerned, but I'm sure it is because of the strength of meds, in other words he/she is probably worried that you will be to "high".
You were probably prescribed 10mg methadone tabs, if so it is common. Reason being both methadone and Morphine sulfate are opiates, that means they work through the spinal cord to alleviate pain.
You are absolutely right to check and double check your meds. All I can tell you is that it was eventually prescibed to me this way and I really do have better pain relief now.
Of course everyone reacts differantly to differant medications and in my case we have been working to find a good pain solution for quite a while. Chronic Back Pain is so difficult to treat (pain wise) because levels of pain vary so much that the doctors really must track our communication with them as well as our physical condition, so be sure if you are uncomfortable to contact his office asap.
Good Luck to you, I hope you find the pain relief that you need.
Triple Antibiotic Ointment?
Bacitracin Zinc
Neomycin sulfate
Polymyxin B sulfate
Is there any Anti-fungle component here?
  NO....anti-bacterial only and normally for skin infections. Antifungals are things like Tinactin or al ot of other over the counter types for jock itch, female vaginal infections, yeast infections.
Sassy OLD Broad
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.
Is a body wash with Sodium Laureth Sulfate better than a body wash with Ammonium Laureth Sulfate?
Some leading body washes contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate, but others contain Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate and Ammonium Laureth Sulfate. The difference between SLS and ALS isn't really notable, but is there a difference between the body washes?
Fumiko S
  so my husbands not the only one to read the back of those bottles while he's pooing
What is the specific gravity of the copper sulfate solution they test blood for anemia with?
Like when you go to a blood drive and they have to test you for anemia, I know they use a copper sulfate solution. But does anyone know the ratio of copper sulfate to water they use? (well I'm assuming it's just those two chemicals)
Donna The Crazy Kid
  The specific gravity is 2.28 (hydrated) 3.6 (anhydrous).
Has anyone taking morphine sulfate or Avinza 30mg cp24?
I have servere lower back pain that is shooting down my legs. My doctor put me on this morphine sulfate and I wanted to if anyone has taken this and what side effects you had.
Sweet T
  I take morphin sulfate three times a day, and i have gotten that shootinig cramping pain in my left leg. It is very painful. The opiats can cause cramping while taking them. try drinking plenty of fluids and streching your leg, it helped for me.
Can you mix Dextroamphamine and Morphine Sulfate?
I took Dextroamphetamine yesterday at about 1am. Is it ok if I use the Morphine Sulfate injection tonight, or is it too soon to take it?
  You need to consult the prescribing doctor(s) and the dispensing pharmacist(s).

Why did you take an stimulant at 1am?
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.
how do you use magnesium sulfate ?
My mom hands really hurts. its been hurting for a while already. So she bought Magnesium Sulfate U.S.P. & She wants to know how to use it. How do you use it ???
Medicinal Allergies?
I was told at about 10 I could possibly have an allergy to sulfur drugs when I got a rash after taking a sulfur antibiotic, I was never tested the doc wasnt sure but said better safe than sorry assume you have an allergy to sulfur drugs. At the time they didnt know I had eczema so that could have been the cause of the rash as you tend to break out when sick.

My question is should I refrain from taking prenatal vitamins containing zinc sulfate, cupric sulfate or magnesium sulfate or is that a different make up than the sulfur in antibiotics? The only reaction I had the the antibiotic was a rash, which they arent even positive if it was the cause.
  I am allergic to sulfa also, same thing,rash's.... But take your prenatal vitamins, those are very important and it's not the same thing....Per chance if ever you get a reaction to vitamins, just look at them and start eliminating what you possibly think it could be, but vitamins are very important as your diet is through your pregnancy...
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Magnesium Sulfate Paste?
I have a paronychia (swelling around the nailbed) and I heard that magnesium sulfate (epsom) would work well if I either soaked it or applied the paste to it. I heard that it causes the pus to come to the surface and cause the paronychia to burst. Does anyone know where I can get Magnesium Sulfate Paste? Or will a soak in Epsom Salt work.
  The paste is more convenient than soaking, but actually not as good as several soaks in hot (hot, but still comfortable) epsom salt solution. With the paste, you put it on, cover it, and forget about it. With soaking, you need to get a container that is large enough for the water to hold the heat for 10-15 minutes, and sit there with you hand in the container several times per day.
Does prolong use of quinine sulfate cause blood disorders? Used over 15 years?
Platelette count ranges from 43,000 to 67,000. Avg. of 50,000
Need back surgery. Physcians will not do surgery.
Could quinine sulfate cause spleen to enlarge? Possible ITP.
  Well, I don't know the answers to all those questions, but I know that Quinine is used for malaria attacks and my brother used it whenever he had an attack for years. I understand that there is now a cure for malaria (not sure, I only heard it once).
I don't know what your condition is, or how your platelet count would relate to needing back surgery. If your doctor(s) won't do it, I assume that they have determined that you don't need it or it is contraindicated by your other condition(s).
Do you maybe just have some vertebrae out of place and need a Chiropractic adjustment? Have you had X-Rays or any tests to determine what your back problem is? I assume that if you have a kidney infection, the doctors would have found it.
Here is something I found on platelet count. This makes it sound as if yours is extremely low, unless you left out a zero. If it is truly that low compared to the normal range shown below, that sounds as if you may have a problem with your immune system.

Normal results. The normal range for a platelet count is 150000-450000 platelets per microliter of blood. Abnormal results. An abnormally low platelet level ...

For the enlarged spleen, here is what the Mayo Clinic shows:

Here is a site for the quinine sulfate usage. It sounds as if you have been taking it continuously for 15 years.
A question about the methods of taking morphine sulfate ER?
would crushing the extended release morphine sulfate then placing it in a glass of water to drink down quicken the effects of the release?
phil t
  Actually, you are going to over dose yourself that way, possibly with a fatal dose as a lot of er morphine is high dose to be released over a 24-48 hour time period. Crushing the pill will break the coatings.
my 2 year old ingested albuterol sulfate inhalation solution?
My son possibly drank his sisters albuterol sulfate solution 0.083 percent what are some signs that I need to watch for and what can I do
Jennifer Jude
  No need for panic! The albuterol sulfate inhalation solution comes in prepackaged squeeze containers and doesn't hold more then a few cc's of solution. On top of that it is also diluted with a saline solution so when you squeeze it into the SVN (small volume nebulizer), the worst that will happen is that your son will get a mild case of diarrhea. The solution is meant to be inhaled yes, BUT, once the solution has been inhaled it passes through small alveoli into the bloodstream which will just give the same effect as if you drank the solution. Nothing happens to your daughter, nothing is going to happen to your son. The medication is used to treat constricted airways and help with bronchial problems, asthma, etc. If your son has none of these problems the medication will have no affect on him. The only way this would be cause for concern is if he ingested a LARGE amount or he did this on a regular basis. If you're still worried you can call the poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 and talk to a professional just to be on the safe side.

--- Mother of 3 & health-care professional ---

Still, keep a close eye on him in case he has a reaction since at that young of an age you are still learning about allergies to certain medications
What is 220 mg zinc sulfate used for?
I'm a pharmacy student, and I have a patient who is on zinc sulfate 220 mg daily. There is no history of a deficiency, and I was wondering if anyone knew of any other indications for this.
Patient has PMH significant for DM, stroke, hyperlipidemia, CAD, Obestiy, sleep apnea, NASH.
  Based on available scientific evidence, zinc may be effective in the treatment of (childhood) malnutrition, acne vulgaris, peptic ulcers, leg ulcers, infertility, Wilson's disease, herpes, acrodermatitis enteropathica and delayed wound healing associated with zinc deficiency, rheumatoid arthritis,and taste or smell disorders. Zinc has also gained popularity for its use in the prevention of the common cold.
Can a patient take Albuterol Sulfate and Advair together?
The spelling is Albuterol sulfate
  Yes .... in acute states they are prescribed together ..... the advair is a long term therapy that should be continued in the acute phase ... and the albuterol is used to address the acute airways dysfunction, generally during hospital confinement
Benzonatate & an Albuterol Sulfate Inhaler. Is it okay to use both at once?
Dosage is 100 MG for Benzonatate, The inhalor is ProAir HFA (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Aerosol.
  I searched this site and check my nursing drug handbook and both said there was no reaction but you should ask a pharmacist or a doctor to be 100% sure.
OxyContin And Morphine Sulfate the Same?
So I was wondering if Morphine Sulfate was the generic pill for Oxycontin? Or the other way around? Or are they just two completely different drugs?
Thanks in advance!
  No they aren't the same. I was prescribed Oxycontin and Oxycodone because I have lung cancer. The Oxycontin was taken twice a day every day, and the Oxycodone was taken whenever I had breakthrough pain in between. The doctor switched me to Morphine Sulfate because the Oxy's weren't working that great. The Morphine works much better.
polymyxin b sulfate

I am allergic to bactrim and I was told it is due to the sulphur content.The flu injection I was going to have has polymyxin b sulfate in it has it got sulphur in it and do I need to be concerned?
I have to take a 200mg ferrous fumarate tablet a day for mild anemia. I took an extra pill by mistake.?
Would this cause me any problems?
What is a very good cream for a cat scratch not to turn into a scar?
I've been putting an antibiotic oitnetment with polymyxin B sulfate/bacitracin zinc/neomycyn sulfate.

I need something that will really work, I don't want any more scars!! :(( the scratch just occurred 5mins ago
It's not a deep one, it's a small one.. but still :(
It's two.
one is about an inch, and the other is an inch & 1/2 long
That Girl
What would cause a drop of blood to go up (instead of down) in a copper sulfate solution?
I am a blood donor, and I failed the copper sulfate test. Then, they checked my blood in a machine and my hemoglobin was fine. They couldn't explain to me why that happened.
  Try this
Magnesium Sulfate vs Stearate?
I'm 28 Weeks pregnant and I take Nifedipine for braxton hicks contractions, is says so not mix Nifedipine & Magnesium Sulfate, but my calcium has Magnesium Sterate in it... is that the same type of thing that I should not mix or am I okay?
  There's no problem with that in general. Magnesium Stearate is a common flow agent that is used in the processing of the pills themselves and isn't a sufficient source of Magnesium. Also, the studies I've read say that Magnesium Stearate isn't absorbed by the body, so there wouldn't be much of any concern anyway.
You'll be fine with that.
If i'm allergic to septra (sulfa) can i take adderall?
Adderall contains Dextroamphetamine Sulfate and Amphetamine Sulfate.

Does this mean i'm allergic to the ingredients?
  Contact your local pharmacist who should happily answers your questions.
Zinc Sulfate 200 mg daily dose?
hi. im 18 yrs old. i have decided to take 200 mg of Zinc Sulfate daily because of some reasons for zinc deficiency. is it ok?? will it be fatal for health? then how much should i take? and for how long? please help in detail. thanks!
  My bottle says 100 mg is the minimum, so you could easily be safe and (assuming you have a balanced diet) split the pill in two. I take it for my prostate gland (and it increases my sex-drive, too!!) and it helps improve the immune system. Ignore any expiration date - ZnSO4 is a chemical and very stable. says it is used to kill plants and mosses, so I wouldn't take great amounts over long periods of time...even not taking it for a week would at least let your body adjust to its own natural level - even if you might have symptoms of zinc deficiency-which makes me think that your diet may need improvement instead of taking supplements.
By the way, there is international legislation now being implemented and considered by the FDA which would make vitamin and mineral supplements, herbs and health-food stores illegal. Their standard is called the Codex Alimentarius. Spend 30 mins becoming familiar with it, please. If you want to, at least, have the freedom to choose to take Zinc Sulfate and even vitamin C as supplements, then you should be aware of, and act, when the opportunity arises, to prevent passage of this truly abhorrent legislation. This is pure FDA/corporate (big pharmaceutical industry) influence on government policy. It has to be stopped. We worked against it during the early-90's, but the THEY in business + government are trying to do it all over again with intimidation, even threats of arrest and closure of health food stores/ nutritional supplements distributors and the health-food industry in general. They continually have to be beaten back - their assaults never seem to end. They have no concept of human nature except that of power and dominance which they use to continually extract unfair profit by putting us, the consumers in weak positions in which normal behavior, a good diet, is prohibited and made illegal. Good luck, and thanks for reading this, if you've gotten this far...
How much Pseudoephedrine Sulfate can I take?
I am taking meds with Pseudoephedrine Sulfate in it. My question is how much "in increments of 240 mg" would it take to make me feel "speedy" and how much "in increments of 240 mg" would make me sick or need medical attention? I am about 5'11" and 180lbs.
  Pseudoephedrine is not ephedrine, so it has no speedy feeling i have taken 500mg every 5-6hours and was ok
I'm always amemic b'cos I have Ulcerative Colitis, Ferrous Sulphate makes me constipated wud Folic Acid b good
to take instead?
I have to go hospital every six months for an infusion of venofer (iron), one a week for six weeks.
The staff are so slow it adds to my distress, the infusion only takes 20 mins, but I'm there 4-6 hours and I can't bear to go through it again.
I also suffer from MSC and most of the nurses and other patients wear chemical fragrances, so it's a nightmare for me, plus the Hospital is too warm and stuffy!
Surely I could get my iron levels up some other way? I eats loads of vegetables, sprouts cabbage etc, apricots, liver.... My colitis is hardly ever in remission and I'm always either severely constipated or I have bad diarrhea, so I can't take Ferrous Sulphate because that makes me even more constipated.
I'm on 3 senna and 3 docusate daily, while these make me open my bowels every other day, they cause me severe tummy ache. I'm SO sick of being sick!
I also take 3 Azathioprine, 30mg Lansoprazol, Codliver Oil & Primrose Oil.
Would it be safe for me to take Folic Acid?
Honey W
  first thing is with this complicated history you need to see a professional naturopath alongside with whoelver else you're seeing medically.
The other thing would be look at the type of iron you've been taking. Iron sulphate is poorly absorbed, can destroy vitamin E in the body, and cause constipation and nausea. Instead, look at an iron chelate which has a better absorption and less or no side effects.
When taken with vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folate and some vitamin C it maximizes iron's absorption in the body. Having said that with ulcerative colitis, you're absorption is likely to be less anyway so that needs to be worked on simultaneously. Have you looked at Pure aloe vera juice and glutamine? they are very soothing for the bowel and help heal wounds along the gastrointestinal tract.
Get under supervision of a naturopath :) a good one :) good luck!
Dee Cee
accidentally used ipratropium bromide instead of albuteral sulfate?
I was coughing and wheezing very bad about half and hour ago. and as my inhaler seems to be missing i used my dads nebulizer (with permission)

in my rush to get it working i reached for a stack of boxes that said albuteral sulfate (which apparently was not)
im at least able to get the mucos out of my lungs now and im not wheezing, but will i still be ok?
i was diagnosed with asthma over the summer and im 16 (if relevant)
Jim tim
  It has the same uses.So don't worry.But it causes damage to eyes when you use too much.It' could kidney rocks.Also,if you are male,it might cause prosprate problems
hamster guy
How To Safely Get High Off Liquid Morphine Sulfate?
This is just an experimental thing i am going to try it so dont tell me not to do it. How much liquid morphine sulfate would it take to get a 160lb male teenager to get high for the first time and not really messed up i just want to have an enjoyable high?
Any percautions or things i should know?
  Okay, how do you think that anybody on this website, or anybody in general, is going to be able to predict how high your going to get? Why do you do this, smarty pants: drink a little. Then drink a little more. And then see how you feel.
Pink Snuggie
How many 15mg codeine sulfate tablets would equal 30 mg oxycodone?
just need to know how many of the codeine sulfate 15 mg would be about the same as 30 oxycodone?
Claire V
  nothing would be equal, Codeine is completely different from oxycodone. Agree with the other answer before mine.
albuterol sulfate?
can albuterol sulfate inhalation solution be inter changed with xopenex levalbuterol inhalation liquid solution
jeff o
  Yes, many people cant handle the side effects from the albuterol. jittery, shaky, increased heart rate to name a few. Also, albuterol only last around 4 hours.
Xopenex (levalbuterol) does not cause these irritating side effects (for the most part) and last around 6 hours.
They are both bronchodilators. Xopenex tends to be a little more expensive, but if you are in need of alubterol treatments every four hours, switching to xopenex would estimate to cost the same, since it is only taken every six hours.
some physicians still recommend the xopenex be taken every 4 hours if a patient is in distress.
Please only take your medication as directed.

In my opinion Xopenex is the drug of choice for people with any lung disease or disorder!
hope i helped!
What is the difference between Codeine Sulfate, Codeine, and Hydrocodone?
I have chronic cough and muscle stiffness and pain often. I have been prescribed everything from Tylenol 3 (30mg Codeine and Tylenol) to Hydrocodone 10mg/1000mg.

I've noticed that codeine seems quite weaker than Hydrocodone. If I take 2 hydrocodones, the same feeling takes 3-4 codeine tablets to acheive the desired feeling.

Recently, someone told me I should try Codeine Sulfate (60MG), they are small white tablets and contain no Tylenol, Asprin, or Ibuprofen. If I take 2 of these, will they be more similar to Hydrocodone or the Tylenol 3's?

What is the difference between Codeine Sulfate, Codeine, and Hydrocodone?
Repkying to first answer someone left.

Tylenol 3's and 4's are the combination of codeine with acetemetophin.

Hydrocodones (Vicodin, Lortab...etc) is the combination of Hydrocodone with acetemetophin.

Vicodin 5/500 is 5mg hydrocodone/500mg acetemetohin.

Tylenol 3's are 30mg Codeine / 300mg Acetemetophin.

Hydrocodone must be a different form of codeine that is stronger. MY main question is....What is the difference between Hydrocodone and Codeine? And where does codeine sulfate fit in the mix.

I do like your answer, it just lacks the main information I need.
  I'm not familiar with codeine sulfate vs. codeine.

I know that hydrocodone is a combination of codeine plus an NSAID. I think it's acetaminophen.

Hydrocodone will be more powerful than codeine alone, because the 2 drugs combined provide a stronger effect than either would separately. You can get the same thing from taking codeine and tylenol pills separately, 10 mg and 1000mg respectively. It's the same thing.
Iori in Danger
DOES(norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets and ferrous fumrate tablets) B.C.PILLS INCREASE BOOBS?
I'm uncircumcised, and I sort of over masturbated, and since I don't use lubricant, the skin of the penis became irritated and starting peeling off. So now I'm using "Triple Aintibiotic Ointment" on it to prevent infection. (Polymyxin B sulfate - Bacitracin Zinc - Neomycin Sulfate)
What would happen if I left the antibiotic ointment on for extended periods of time? Like if I went to sleep with it, would anything harmful or negative happen? How often should I "renew" the ointment?

Thanks for your answers.
Gdkshhgj G
  no ,just as long as you wash yourself down there and keep it clean, and use the med afterward don't keep it on any longer than over night wash and put med on,it should be find ,but if any swelling ,red and painful you need to see your Dr,
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
Can i use Gentamicin Sulfate and Opcon-A eye drops together periodically?
So i have pink eye....I used the Gentamicin Sulfate eye drops for an antibiotic for my pink eye which is the bacterial infected one. My question is can i use Opcon-A eye drops as well to help with redness relieving. Or will using both around the same time effect my eyes?
code man
  use only gentamicin eye drops ,
What's the difference between albuterol and albuterol sulfate?
I always used to get albuterol but my last prescription filled was albuterol sulfate. Is this the new form of albuterol?
  No. It's always been albuterol sulfate. Most doctors will just write "albuterol" on the prescription because pharmacists know that is albuterol sulfate.
Can psoriasis be caused by products with sodium laureth sulfate?
I have never been to a dermatologist for it because my dad, uncle, cousin and sister have it too. But I was spraying my hair with detangler when I accidently got some on my face and it burned and turned red with bumps, sort of like what psoriasis looks like when its new. Then I remembered reading something about laureth sulfate aggravating your skin, looked at the back of the bottle and thats in it, both my detangler and my shampoo. Has anybody heard of this before?
I forgot, I only have psoriasis on my scalp, nowhere else.
  I haven't heard of this particular agent causing psoriasis. If you are genetically pre-disposed to p. , then it can be triggered by anything, I am sure. You may want to try the anti-psoriaisis spray and cream for your scalp. Get it from It helped my plaque p. like nothing else I tried: it cleared after just 3 weeks of treatment, and I haven't had a relapse for a year now.
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
I have sore eyes and I accidentally put an ear drop into my eye,what to do?
I have sore eyes and was prescribed to take Tobramycin Dexamethasone but I accidentally put Neomycin Sulfate Polymyxin B Sulfate Hydrocortisone, which is an ear drop. I have mistaken this one as an eyedrop, since they have the same packaging. I didn't see the label. Do I have dangers of getting blind? Was it just fine? I thought putting immediate water into my eyes would remove the chemicals, after seeing the labels. PLEASE ANSWER ASAP. I'M AFRAID!
  Wow i remeber i did that once. after i read yours i started LMAO because its such a stupid thing to do. just wrinse your eyes with water for 20 minutes, your eyes will be fine. even though you have a type of alcohol in them. thanks for reminding me of that! got a good laugh. my mom bought eyedrops for all the bedrooms and bathrooms and even the kitchen now.
I have sore eyes and I accidentally put an ear drop into my eye,what to do?
I have sore eyes and was prescribed to take Tobramycin Dexamethasone but I accidentally put Neomycin Sulfate Polymyxin B Sulfate Hydrocortisone, which is an ear drop. I have mistaken this one as an eyedrop, since they have the same packaging. I didn't see the label. Do I have dangers of getting blind? Was it just fine? I thought putting immediate water into my eyes would remove the chemicals, after seeing the labels. PLEASE ANSWER ASAP. I'M AFRAID!

  Wow i remeber i did that once. after i read yours i started LMAO because its such a stupid thing to do. just wrinse your eyes with water for 20 minutes, your eyes will be fine. even though you have a type of alcohol in them. thanks for reminding me of that! got a good laugh. my mom bought eyedrops for all the bedrooms and bathrooms and even the kitchen now.

what is sodium laureth sulfate does to the hair?
does sodium laureth sulfate good or bad to the hair when added to shampoos?
  Sodium laureth sulfate, or sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES), is a detergent and surfactant found in many personal care products such as soaps, shampoos, toothpaste etc. It is an inexpensive and very effective foaming agent made by mixing sulfuric acid, ester, and sodium salt. SLS does not necessarily give good hair texture. SLS is mainly used to produce the foam in the shampoos. SLS is safe for the body as long as it is diluted in water. Some researchers say that excessive use of SLS leads to cancer which is seriously dangerous.
What is the difference between codeine and morphine addiction?
If someone is addicted to codeine(hydrocodone etc) and quits cold turkey,
is his/her symptoms the same as someone addicted to roughly the same amount of morphine sulfate?

And,do morphine pills contain codeine as their addictive ingredient,or are hydrocodone and oxycodone very different from morphine sulfate?

Thanks,research purposes.
thank you for your answer
  Codeine is a mild opiate, that breaks down to morphine in the liver. The withdrawals are not as bad as other opiates. Hydrocodone and oxycodone are semi synthetic opiates derived from codeine. They are fairly strong and the addiction potential is much higher than codeine. He withdrawals can be pretty bad. Morphine is the gold standard of hospitals. It's abuse potential is very high, and the addiction potential is also very high. The withdrawals can be very bad. Morphine pills contain morphine sulfate, not codeine or any other opiate. Vicodin contain hydrocodone and acetaminophen, oxycontin contains oxycodone, and a Tylenol series, Tylenol 1, 2, 3, and 4 contain differing amounts of codeine and acetaminophen.
Is ferrous fumarate a listed drug of the Drug Free Sport organizations?
Is it safe for athletes to take or is it regarded as a performance enhancing drug?
Arrie R
  what is it? Some sort of iron supplement? What do the instructions say?

Is it FDA approved?

If you are in doubt, call the organization. WHy take a chance or take too much stock in answers from strangers? Good luck.
a s
does codeine sulfate and hydrocodone show up the same in a simple drug test?
my dr has been giving me codeine sulfate(schedule 2) and i run out and took some lortab i had left from the denist a while back and my dr give me a drug test today so im wondering if they will show up as just opoid because im sure its just a simple test not gcms or whatever that expebsive test is. thanks
  If it's just a screening test (most likely if the doctor does it in his office), then it should just show up as an opiate. However, if it's positive he may send the sample for what's referred to as confirmatory testing. This may determine which specific opiate was detected and at what concentration.
Can I use neosporin with a sulfa allergy?
I recently found out that I have an allergy to sulfa drugs after using Bactrim for an injury which had gotten infected.

I was wondering if it was okay to use neosporin on wounds, since it contains neomycin sulfate. Is neosporin considered a sulfa product as well, or is neomycin sulfate in a completely different category? I've never had an allergy to neosporin in the past, but I thought I should ask someone who knows a thing or two about pharmacology. Thanks to anyone with answers.
Lady Arcana
  There should be a 1-800 number on the tube or box that you can call and they should be able to tell you. or you can ask your local pharmacist
lucy lou
i have morphine sulfate and how much does it take to make you high?
my friend does drugs and i have some morphine sulfate for my back pain and she wants me to give some to her so she feels high?..

how many pills does it take for you to get high?
I NEED to know.

tell me that so i give her less pills so she doesnt OD or feel anything, i want her to stop drugs.
  By giving her these morphine, IF she is an addict, which it seems so (she won't believe it, but that's normal), then you're being a codependent by giving her these pills. If it bothers you that she gets high, then don't let her. Or at least in her presence. Sending her this message will give her a message that her life is becoming unmanageable because of drugs. Which is the first step of the Twelve Steps of AA/NA.
"I admit that I am powerless over my addiction. That my life has become unmanageable."
If you want more info, send me an email.
I will give you a more in-depth opinion if you send me the frequency of drug use, the problems she's had because of or relating to drug use, loss of interest in other activites because of drug use, etc...
The above person is partially right. If she's an addict, she will probably steal them anyway. But a methadone treatment center isn't necessary if she's not PHYSICALLY addicted. One DOES NOT need to have a physical dependency to be an addict. A psychological dependancy is actually the thing people need to worry about, as people who take Benzodiazepines and Opiates and don't do it to get high on them get physically addicted, but not psychologically. Being psychologically addicted means that the person LOVES to get high. They'll go to any means to GET high. They do things that are in spite of their own previous morals to get high. They take one drink or drug, and cannot stop. They have cravings to get high and they are even worse once a drug enters the body.
There is, however, people who are NOT addicts, but do get high on occasion. These people don't need more to get high. They don't need to get high. But they do enjoy it, and will do it if there is anything to get high with available. There are responsible pill users, pot smokers, coke blowers, even SOMETIMES heroin users.
A fun fact is, there seems to be no known people who can use crack or crystal Methamphetamine and not immediately become psychologically dependent.

Edit: To the person that says Cocaine is "non-addictive" that is a bunch of BULLSHIT! Cocaine CAN and IS used responsibly by SOME people, but is very FAR from being non-addictive. If used just once too many times, it is VERY addictive. In fact, it is one of the MOST addictive substances known to man. This is because it triggers activity in the same places that we get the 'rewards' for drinking water, eating food, breathing, sleeping. Anything that does this is VERY addictive. Period.
ALSO: Barack Obama does NOT support the legalization of Cocaine.
Cavin G
what is it about sodium lauryl sulfate that gives you canker sores?
because i have 3 canker sores and im pretty sure that its from the new toothpaste i bought. it says one of the inactive ingredients is sodium lauryl sulfate... i read that it can cause canker sores, so what does that mean? that im allergic to it?
*Valerie Barbe
  yeah i disposed the toothpaste of mines that had it and no more cold sores!

sls dries your mouth , and when you accidently bite your mouth on the inside.... canker sores are likely to form. i had 3 which disappeared but then 3 more appeared!

im using a toothpaste i got online that does not contain fluoride and sls.

you're not allergic to it, sls is a detergent that dries your mouth so saliva can't protect you from infections
Jello F
Can morphine sulfate spike bloodpressure?
My husband started taking morphine sulfate two weeks ago because the doctor thought loratabs were not controling his back pain effectivley. After he takes the morphine,which works very well, he gets a headache after a few hours that feels like pressure at the top of his head, the same as if he forgot to take his blood pressure meds. Could the morp. be making his b.p. spike? He only takes 15mg once a day of the slow release type of morphine. Thanks for answering!
pam s
  Morphine usuaaly drops your BP and this is one of the standard precautions to look out for.

Slow release Morphine hits it's peak at 2 hours and then goes from there so the Morphine maybe giving him the headache.

It's usually not contraindicated with high BP. Meaning that it shouldn't really be given to someone with a high BP. Because it drops the BP.

It could be that his blood presure is decreasing instead of increasing causing a headache from the increase of blood flow.

I would speak to the Doctor about it the next time you see him/her. Or if it's really hurting him ring and speak to the Doctor.

He is on a very low SR dose.

Read the answer CORRECTLY. I said it WILL drop BP which is when the blood vessels open up to allow too much blood flow through. Including to the brain. THIS CAN CAUSE HEADACHES but the INCREAESED BLOOD FLOW. Not DECREAESED as in high BP.

I am a nurse. I didn't get my information from a nurse.
I do care!
Does Scope White mouth wash mint splash contain sodium lauryl sulfate?
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate can cause canker sores and is in a lot of toothpastes. Does Scope White mouth wash have this? I cant find the ingredients on the website.
  Ingredients: water, glycerin, alcohol (5 WT% / 5% P/V), hydrogen peroxide, sodium hexametaphosphate, poloxamer 407, sodium citrate, aroma / flavour, sodium saccharin, citric acid.

No Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, but I wouldn't use an alcohol-based mouthwash myself.

I prefer Oral-B Anti-bacterial with Fluoride (Active ingredients: Cetylpyridinium chloride monohydrate 0.05%, sodium fluoride 0.05%), but that's just me.

If it's the whitening you want, the mouthwash isn't the most effective way to get your teeth whiter. I would try Crest Whitestrips, or save up for bleaching trays from a dental office.
What is the difference between Pseudo ephedrine Hydrochloride and Pseudo ephedrine Sulfate?
Sudafed and Tavist-D contain Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride.
Claritin-D contains Pseudoephedrine Sulfate.

What is the difference between the two decongestants? (I know the antihistimies are different).
  Their composition and rate of reaction. Also their concentration and strenght of effect. Different may be used in case of allergies/severity/dosage/expense and so on.
Dr Hrvacic
Can someone tell me what Ferrous Fumarate and Polysaccahride Iron Complex?
are and how much is safe daily for a pregnant woman to consume?thanks
So since I am taking 106x2 of elemental iron daily...where is all the extra going and can it affect the baby?
  Ferrous Fumarate:

Normal daily recommended intakes in milligrams (mg) for iron are generally defined as follows (Note that the RDA and RNI are expressed as an actual amount of iron, which is referred to as “elemental”' iron. The product form [e.g., ferrous fumarate, ferrous gluconate, ferrous sulfate] has a different strength):

Persons U.S.
(mg) Canada
Infants and children
Birth to 3 years of age 6-10 0.3-6
4 to 6 years of age 10 8
7 to 10 years of age 10 8-10
Adolescent and adult males 10 8-10
Adolescent and adult females 10-15 8-13
Pregnant females 30 17-22
Breast-feeding females 15 8-13

polysaccharide iron complex-oral:

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking polysaccharide iron complex, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: certain metabolic disorders (hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis). Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: certain blood disorders (hemolytic anemia), intestinal conditions (e.g., stomach or intestinal ulcers, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis), alcohol use, liver disease. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. While there have been no reports of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Polysaccharide-Iron , discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Polysaccharide-Iron during pregnancy. Polysaccharide-Iron is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Polysaccharide-Iron , check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
Can someone help you to buy Sodium tetradecyl sulfate without prescription in any of its brand names-fibrovein?
Can some one help me to buy Sodium tetradecyl sulfate without prescription, in any of its brand names-fibro vein, Sotradecol etc?
  It seems that you might only be able to get Sotradecol with a prescription.
Susan Yarrawonga

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