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Do any of the ingredients in this contain gluten?
Water, milk protein concentrate, sunflower oil, soy protein isolate, coffee, natural and artificial flavors, cellulose gel, magnesium phosphate, calcium phosphate, potassium citrate, sodium hexametaphosphate, cellulose gum, sucralose, carrageenan, vitamin mineral mix (zinc gluconate, ferric orthophosphate, d-alpha-tocophero; acetate, niacinamide, manganese gluconate, maltodextrine, d-calcium pntothenate, beta carotene, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine hydrochloride, riboflavin, chromium chloride, folic acid, biotin, potassium iodide, sodium molybdate, sodium selenite, vitamin K-1 and cyanocobalamin), salt, acesulfame potassium, sodium ascorbate.
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06/17/11
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  the natural and artificial flavors and the maltodextrin are both questionable. whatever the item is i would look it up on google and see if anyone on celiac.com or something has posted about it. just type in _______________ gluten free and usually something will come up for it. until you know for sure i would stay away from it because its iffy.
hope this helps!
God bless XD
livie
06/17/11
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.

INGREDIENTS:
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.
Jessica
11/04/10
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  ask ur doctor
Guest
11/04/10
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.
02/02/08
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  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.
pdooma
02/02/08
Potassium citrate and potassium chloride?
If someone has been on Potassium citrate (urocit-k) for 9 years (for Cystinuria/Kidney stones), why would a doctor have them to start taking both the potassium citrate and the potassium chloride, together? Especially if that person has developed High blood pressure?
Cricket
02/18/09
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Why are Potassium tablets so low in the DV%?
I have looked at all the other supplements at GNC, like Vitamin C and Magnesium for example, and they have well over 100% of the DV. However, Potassium is only like 3 or 4% of the daily value, why is this? It seems pointless to buy if that is all the Potassium you are getting.
Tommy
07/18/09
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  I don't know, it does seem pointless but I am thinking that because Potassium is so easily obtained in the human diet they think that they don't have to put very much in the tablets. Or because they think people don't care to read the label and just pick up any random supplement they see.
Alice
07/18/09
I have to take Potassium and Magnesium bc I'm on diuretics - Does it matter between Calcate, Citrate, Carbo-
-nate etc. Also, does using Potassium Chloride (NoSalt) count towards Potassium supplementation?
elgüero
04/26/08
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  Citrate and carbonate are good forms to take. NoSalt would count, too.
Note that the different forms of the minerals have different molecular weights, so make sure you get the right amount of the mineral. Check the label to see how much potassium or magnesium is in a tablet of the supplement.
Susan S
04/27/08
What is the difference between potassium chloride an potassium bicarbonate?
In terms of healthy balance of bodily electrolytes, I'm not sure what difference there is between the two. Is it as simple as potassium chloride is the combination of the electrolytes potassium + chloride while potassium bicarbonate is the combination of the electrolytes potassium + bicarcarbonate? I'm not sure if it breaks down that simply.
Anne
11/14/06
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  Yes, it actually is that simple. Potassium bonds very well to both chloride and bicarbonate. Potassium has a +1 charge, while both chloride and bicarbonate have a -1 charge.

Check out this site for a detailed description of these three electrolytes and their effect on the body:

http://www.medicinenet.com/electrolytes/article.htm
ZachO
11/14/06
Why is there never a supplement that can provide a 100% DV of potassium?
I have constant muscle spasms in twitches and I was advised to take potassium and drink more water by both a doctor and a massuse. I've noticed that most any of them ever say is 3%. Is too much potassium a bad thing?
blueghettogirl8
08/06/09
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  Yes, too much K is a bad thing. It can cause kidney failure. I was put on a supplement by a doc and i didn't actually need it and i OD'd my kidney's went into whats called Azotemia which is a condition where your kidneys are messing up but aren't in actual renal failure. I was so sick for like a week til my body got it all out of my system. Stick to eating K rich foods like bananas and dark green leafy veggies. Don't mess with K supplements they will mess up your body.
☼▬Jessi Ann▬☼
08/06/09
Which Protein Powder is more effective?
1.)

Syntha 6 Protein 2.91lb:

Syntha 6 Serving Size: 1 Rounded Scoop (44g)
Syntha 6 Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 200
Calories from fat 50
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugar 2g
Protein 23g 46%
+Calcium 100mg 10%
Phosphorus 100mg 10%
Sodium 160% 7%
Potassium 190mg 5%\


2.)

IntraPro Protein

Supplement Facts:
2.2 Lbs. Double Chocolate
Supplement Facts
Serving Size 1 Scoop(35g)
Servings Per Container Approx. 28.5

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value†

Calories 138
Calories From Fat 22
Total Fat 2.5g 4%*
Trans Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 1.3g 6%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%*
Total Carbohydrate 4.5g 1.5%*
Sugars 2g †
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%*
Protein 24g 48%*
Vitamin A (As Retinyl Palmitate) 1,250IU 25%
Vitamin C (As Ascorbic Acid) 15mg 25%
Vitamin D (As Cholecalciferol) 100IU 25%
Vitamin E (As Dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate) 8IU 25%
Thiamin (As Thiamin Mononitrate) 0.375mg 27%
Riboflavin 0.425mg 24%
Niacin (As Niacinamide) 5mg 25%
Vitamin B6 (As Pyridoxine HCl) .5mg 25%
Folate (As Folic Acid) 100mcg 25%
Vitamin B12 (As Cyanocobalamin) 1.5mcg 25%
Biotin 75mcg 25%
Pantothenic Acid 2.5mg 25%
Calcium (As Dicalcium Phosphate And Whey Protein) 250mg 25%
Iron (As Ferrous Fumarate) 4.5mg 25%
Phosphorus (As Dicalcium Phosphate, Magnesium) 300mg 30%
Phosphate And Whey Protein)

Iodine (As Potassium Iodide) 37.5mcg 25%
Magnesium (As Magnesium Phosphate And Whey Protein) 100mg 25%
Zinc (As Zinc Oxide) 3.75mg 25%
Selenium (As Sodium Selenite) 17.5mcg 25%
Copper (As Copper Oxide) .5mg 25%
Manganese (As Manganese Sulfate) .5mg 25%
Chromium (As Chromium Dinicotinate Glycinate) 30mcg 25%
Molybdenum (As Sodium Molybdate) 18.75mcg 25%
Sodium 18.75mg 4%
Potassium 18.75mg 6%

† Daily Value not established
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Gurk-R
08/24/08
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  Musashi is the highest quality and safest stuff but is the most expensive. However i get it off ebay (cheap postage like 20 bucks if in same country) 4 kg lasts me a year and it costs 120 bucks. It is brilliant not just for protein but it gives so much energy in general.

I would take it to start off as it will be a big help.I am 20 and have been going to the gym for three years. I took whey protein all they way up to about 5 months ago. I wasn't hardcore with it, i took it with milk once of twice a day. It was brilliant stuff not only did it help my muscles after the gym but it gave me so much energy it was ridiculous. I was having 5 teaspoons a day so not that much if you compare it to what they suggest (which is like 12 teaspoons a day). I took the best stuff which is musashi it actually tastes good and is the best one out there. However at the start of this year i was feeling queezy all day and felt like iw as going to throw up the entire day but i never did. Dad suggested i stop taking the stuff and a week later the feeling went away and it has not come back. So i think long term is probably bad but do it for a year to build up and you`ll be fine. It will definently speed the process up for you.

If of course you don't want it then do what i do now. Normal milk has 8 grams of protein a glass so i have 3 glasses a day. I have eggs usually with breakfast with an apple and bran type cereal, a proper dinner every night. But the most important thing is a proper lunch. Whatever i have for dinner the night before i get mum to make extra and have it for lunch the next day. This is excellent if going to the gym after breakfast etc. So make sure you do eat properly. In the end if you weigh 80 kilograms like me you want just over 160 grams of protein a day.

With the whole creatine thing
Creatine is a white powder that is good when going to the gym. You obtain about 2 grams of creatine per day from eating meat and you can take extra but should not take more than 8 grams per day. creatine provides direct energy to muscle cells in the body and utilzes a lot of water. it is for this reason that if you take to much you kidneys can be affected. If you take a ridiculous amount and you do not absorb it (sits in your digestive system) then your digestive systtem is flooded with water and it can make you sick in the stomach.

there are also other supplements such as phosphourous and nitrogen but unless you want to get real serious these are not necessary. Just remember not to take to much of anything.
abcde1adcse
08/24/08
Is sodium phosphate an unhealthy additive?
I bought a turkey and it says it contains up to a 10% solution of broth, salt, and sodium phosphate, is sodium phosphate unhealthy or not? What exactly is it? (I'm sorry I don't know that much about this)
liz
02/28/08
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  Sodium Phosphates is a food additive. It is used to increase the shelf life and add a texture to the food and add a ‘look’ that is pleasing and appealing to the consumer, and which will entice them to purchase and eat the product.
It can be found in all varieties off foods including (but not exclusive too) soups, readymade food, cheeses, CHICKENS, cakes....
A small number of people can develop a intolerance to Sodium Phosphate. They may experience a stiff neck, foot cramps and dizziness... perhaps a little like a hangover. Seek medical attention in such an event.

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



http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop/NationalList/TAPReviews/sodiumphosphates.pdf
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02/28/08
weight gaining shake dangerous?
My brother is 14 and is a going to be a freshamn in High School. He is on the JV Football team and is trying to "beef up." My father, against my mother and I's will, has bought him a weight gaining shake to help him gain weight. I am very scared that this shake will mess with his internal organs and that his body isnt prepared to metabloze that kind of calorie/vitamin/mineral intake all at once. i will list the ingrediants below and the brand and hopefully will get some answers to help satisfy my big sister paranoia.

Cyto Gainer

Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Hydrolysate, Creatine Monohydrate, Vitamin A Acetate, Cholecalciferol, D-Alpha-Tocopherol Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Folate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Niacinamide, Pyridoxin HCL, Cyanocobalamin, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Iodide, Potassium Chloride, Ferrous Fumarate, Magnesium Oxide, Chromium Nicotinate, Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Soy Lecithin, Potassium Citrate, Carrageenan
sxcwhitegrl
08/02/07
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  Weight gainers are not anything special - just protein usually and creatine. I don't think that should be a problem or have any adverse effects, but I'd probably just go with a whey protein, that did NOT have creatine.
NONAME
08/02/07
Is it alright to take different herbal pills at the same time?
I want to know if it is safe to take some of these at the same time ( not specifically at the same time as eachother, just within the same day kind of thing)

1; Quiet life tablets
Ingrediants :
Motherwort 34 mg, Hops 75mg, Passiflora 58mg, Lettuce extract 5.8mg, Valerian extract 12.5mg, Thiamine Hydrochloride(vit b1) 0.71mg, Riboflavin(vit b2) 0.57mg, Nicotinamide 4.49mg

2:kelp tablets
Ingredients;
Iodine (as Kelp) 520 mcg
Organic Kelp (Laminaria spp.) 100 mg
Sodium 5 mg
Other Ingredients: Organic Alfalfa Leaf, Cellulose, Silica, Stearic Acid and Dulse

3; Fat Metaboliser Tablets
ingredients;
Uva Ursi, Kola Nut, green tea, Chromium, Cayenne Pepper and Vitamin B6

4; Chromium Picolonate Tablets
ingredients;
Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Gum Acacia, Stearic Acid, Shellac, Magnesium Stearate, Chromium Picolinate

5; acai berry capsules
ingredients;
Lola Rice
11/05/09
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  As far as safety is concerned, as long as your are not pregnant, I would think that the only one I would not take with these others is the chromium picolinate. It appears in the list in product number 3, so do not take number 4 as well. The B6 should help you deal with stress. Many of the other herbs sound familiar. Number one is interesting. Don't know much about motherwort. They use a lot of hops in Europe.
Good luck. Hope you feel lots of energy and can enjoy the exercise you will be doing on your program, right?
Richard L
11/05/09
Can anybody tell me if the Herbalife "Muscle Strength & recovery" protein is any good?
Ok i bought this protein off herbalife since my grandma is a distributor. But i want to know if its a good protein or should i buy something else different? I'm looking for like a lean body

Here are the Nutrition Facts: 3/4 of cup to 12 Fl Oz

Calories: 210 Total Fat: 2% Cholesterol: 1% Sodium 13% Potassium: 12% Total Carbohydrate: 7% Sugar: 13g Dietary Fiber 1g

Vitamin A C D E K B6 B12 Calcium Iron Thiamin Riboflavin Niacin Folate Biotin Pantothenic acid phosphorus Iodine Magnesium manganese and Zinc are all 50%

Selenium and Chromiun are 40%
Copper is 25% and molybdenum is 80%

HERE IS THE Ingredients

Soy protein Isolate, Calcium Caseinate, maltodextrin, fructose powder, dextrose, cocoa powder, artificial vanilla flavor, whey protein concentrate, tricalcium phosphate, medium chain triglycerides, magnesium oxide powder, dipotassium phosphate , honey powder prosteases derived from aspergillus niger and aspergillus oryzae from aminogen, choline bitartrate, potassium citrate, egg albumin solids powder L-carnitine hydrochloride, L-glutamine beta carotene soy lecithin ascorbic acid dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate sucralose powder molybdenum amino acid chelate ornithine alpha ketoglutarate potassium glycerophosphate biotin selenium amino acid chelate, ferrous fumarate niacin manganese amin acid chelate zinc oxide D-calcium pantothenate potassium iodide retinyl palmite Vitamin K copper sulfate astragalus root powder, eleutherococcus root extract, pyridoxine hydrochloride riboflavin thiamine hydrochloride chromium nicotinate cyanocobalamin ergocalciferol and folic acid CONTAINS MILK EGG AND SOYBEAN INGREDIENTS
Francisco
05/20/10
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  It's just as good as any other brand on the market.
Read the entire label to see if it has been evaluated or endorsed by the FDA.
Barcode
05/20/10
What are the effects of spironolactone on acne? Also,if I get 2 much potassium from this drug,what can happen?
I am wondering about the drug Spironolactone and it's effects on people taking it for acne. Since this drug dramatically increases potassium in the bloodstream, what the the effects if a person takes too much potassium? Are their side effects? I thought potassium was a good thing, but I hear now that too much can kill you?
littlepope418
10/15/06
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  Excessive potassium can cause a heart arrythmia (irregular rhythm). When taking any drug that can alter electrolyte balance, periodic blood work needs to be done.
Ramona H
10/15/06
Question about different types of Clindamycin Phosphate products?
The past year I have been using clidamycin phosphate GEL for acne and it worked fairly well. I just went back to the doctor for a refill since it ran out and when I picked it up from Walgreen's, it is a topical solution that you dab on instead of a gel. Do you think it will work as well?
queen5esther
07/17/10
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  Il's the sae product and it will work as well.
Ipeaugrate
07/17/10
is it safe to take 3 acetaminophen and codeine phosphate?
is it safe to take 3acetaminophen and codeine phosphate?
each tablet contains
acetaminophen USP.......... 300mg
codeine phosphate...... 30mg?
Chloee
07/09/09
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  NO
Big NO
That will blow your liver away bud.

Do not do it. Switch to ibuprofen or aspirin. Drink tons and tons of water or juices.
I do not know what your body weight is, but that is enough acetominaphen to really do some damage.
Fastermaster
07/09/09
is it safe to take 3 acetaminophen and codeine phosphate?
is it safe to take 3acetaminophen and codeine phosphate?
each tablet contains
acetaminophen USP.......... 300mg
codeine phosphate...... 30mg?

07/09/09
Reply
  NO
Big NO
That will blow your liver away bud.

Do not do it. Switch to ibuprofen or aspirin. Drink tons and tons of water or juices.
I do not know what your body weight is, but that is enough acetominaphen to really do some damage.
Fastermaster
07/09/09
Is this turkey healthy for me to eat? Also trying to lose weight. Help please.?
I just came back from a little workout and i just ate a bunch of turkey by itself with a little ham and cheese. NO BREAD. Is this turkey healthy? I am also going back to a workout session in a bit.


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

INGREDIENTS: Turkey breast, water, contains less than 2% of potassium lactate, sugar, salt, potassium chloride, sodium phosphate, sodium diacetate, sodium erythorbate, sodium nitrite.
COATED WITH: Spices, dehydrated lemon, invert syrup, tomato powder, maltodextrin, malic acid, modified food starch, pectin, xanthan gum.
Daniel Vintila
11/12/09
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I'm having effects from low potassium again?
This morning my feet were stuck in a cramp for about an hour. Last time I had low potassium that kept my hands in cramps for hours at a time, I was pregnant and had to be hospitalized. I was in premature labor to add to the mix and they had me on magnesium sulfate to stop it. My level was 2.4 when I got there. I took the huge pills with orange juice 3x a day and within 3 days they got up to 3.5. It was decided that it must have been me missing the potassium in my diet even though I craved bananas, OJ, tangerines and I still do really always had a thing for oranges. So I've been extra careful to keep those things in my diet now I had that cramp which is coming back in my right foot I wonder is this a deficiecy or what? I am nursing, which takes a lot of calories but I eat right probably more nutritious foods because I'm nursing I don't think I should be lacking potassium when I drink OJ and eat bananas all the time. Then I'm reading up on low potassium on the internet and come across magnesium and potassium balance *I was on magnesium sulfate last time my potassium level was critical and I'm wondering if the reason my levels went up so well in the hospital is because of the magnesium sulfate. Does that make sense? At least it seems to make sense to me and I have to go in today my nurse said because last time it was so low and I'm going to ask the doctor about it.
Mitch & Katie's Mama
07/20/10
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  Lack of potassium in the diet is an uncommon cause of hypokalemia (low potassium). Conditions that cause hypokalemia are: kidney disorders that affects kidney function – the kidneys may excrete too much potassium, magnesium deficiency, high aldosterone levels can cause low potassium levels, certain drugs, severe vomiting, diarrhea, sweating during intense exercise, malaborption problems. Diseases that cause hypokalemia are Liddle’s syndrome, Cushing’s syndrome, Fanconi’s syndrome, and Bartter’s syndrome.

Calcium cannot absorb without vitamin D and vice versa. Calcium cannot be assimulated in the body without magnesium. If you have low magnesium you need to take calcium at a 2:1 ratio eg 1000mg of calcium to 500mg of magnesium and vitamin D 5000IU a day is recommended. The most accurate and reliable blood test available for magnesium and calcium is an "ionized" test.

Hypokalemia:
http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/potassium-000320.htm
http://www.chemocare.com/managing/hypokalemia-low-potassium.asp
ƦєdAиgєℓ
07/20/10
Is it ok to take Spironolactone and potassium supplements?
I don't food rich in potassium, so I start supplementing with 2 supplements per day which provide a total of 6% of my daily value. I also take spironolactone 25mg once a day..is this safe? I know that drug causes potassium to stay in the body. Since I started this new drug last week, I've been very sleepy.
Lifes a beach
07/10/11
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  Spironolactone often increases serum potassium levels and can cause hyperkalemia, a very serious condition. Therefore, it is recommended that people using this drug avoid potassium supplements and salt substitutes containing potassium. Doctors usually recommend periodic screening of serum potassium levels and some patients may be advised to limit dietary consumption of potassium.

Do not use spironolactone if you have kidney disease, urination problems, or high levels of potassium in your blood. Do not use salt substitutes or low-sodium milk products that contain potassium. These products could cause your potassium levels to get too high while you are taking spironolactone.

If you are taking potassium supplements or other potassium-sparing diuretics such as Aldactazide, amiloride (Midamor, Moduretic), or triamterene (Dyrenium, Dyazide, Maxzide).

Check with your doctor regarding your sleepy symptom if this continues. Are you taking this for high blood pressure? Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is caused by low potassium. So, your doctor needs to evaluate your potassium levels as this could be causing your fatigue.

Hope this helps.
syl c.
07/11/11
I am taking losartan potassium "LIFEZAR" 50mg to control my blood presure, can I substitute it?
I am working in the desert, and the only available losartan potassium here in "COZAAR". Since both medicines are losartan potassium, could I take "COZAAR" 50mg if ever I run out of "LIFEZAR" 50mg. "LIFEZAR" is a brand name of losartan potassium in the Philippines. Thanks.
Dadirac
01/25/08
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  yes you can, though you will need a prescription from a doctor here to get it. All I would do is find a doc and bring you bottles.
TelsaCoil
01/25/08
I just swallowed some face wash?
about a pea of this face wash called lab series for men. I rinsed it out loads of times but my saliva is bubbly and there is a slight taste of it in my mouth.

many thanks

Water, Potassium Myristate, Glycerin, Potassium Behenate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Potassium Palmitate, Butylene Glycol, Polyethylene, Potassium Laurate, Potassium Stearate, Acetyl Glucosamine, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Ursolate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint), Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Menthol, PEG 3 Distearate, Disodium EDTA, Sorbic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Green 5 (CI 61570).
henry 123
08/01/11
Reply
  You'll be fine, I wouldn't worry about it. If you start having other pains or other symptoms I would contact someone then.

Hoped I helped!!
Ben Stanley
08/01/11
how much potassium and sodium chloride should a person have a day?
im bulimic and my doctor said i have low potassium and sodium chloride. i was wondering how many tablets of potassium and how much salt should i take daily?
(pls don't tell me that i should jus stop being bulimic, im trying 2 work on it)
una ragazza siciliana
12/17/06
Reply
  According to Wikipedia, you need a total of 2,000 milligrams of potassium and 2,400 grams of sodium a day. Do the math, find out how much you need.
Heero K
12/17/06
How can you tell if clindamycin phosphate is expired?
I use Clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide gel, 1%*5% for my acne. It is listed to expire October 18 of this year, but I left it in my car when it was pretty hot out a couple days ago. The directions that came with it said it should stay at room temperature. I've noticed that it smells different.. should I be worried?
Anna
08/30/11
Reply
  Yea, especially if it expires in less than a month.
Jamie Steeles
09/03/11
Question about acne? Please answer.?
Are these good ingredients for an acne medicine..

Active Ingredients
Salicylic Acid - 2 %Acne Medication

Inactive Ingredients
Water (Aqua) , Cetyl Alcohol , PPG-15 Stearyl Ether , Polyethylene , Microcrystalline Wax , Steareth-21 , Polysorbate 60 , Potassium Cetyl Phosphate , Xanthan Gum , Fragrance , Menthyl Lactate , Ferric Ferrocyanide , Jojoba Esters
..!
08/13/10
Reply
  Visit this website, it's helped me and people I know
http://www.danielkern.com/

Follow his regimen an buy his formula
http://www.danielkern.com/category-s/25.htm

Usually the most effective ingredient in acne medicine in benzoyl peroxide, which I don't see in your list.

Alternatively, if you have a bad case of acne, see a dermatologist for prescriptions for both topical and oral medicines that are more effective (but more expensive) (e.g. Differin).
Whopper Jr.
08/13/10
Can I use clindamycin Phosphate Gel USP 1% (rx only) anywhere?
I was perscribed clindamycin Phosphate Gel USP 1% awhile ago and forgot where my doctor said i could apply it on. So i was wondering can i apply it to all affected areas or is it just for a specific place? Like can i apple it to all back, legs, and face?
NouraQ
04/25/11
Reply
  Clindamycin is used to treat acne, so apply it to the affected areas. Hope it works for you... it's one of my favourites.
Counting Bodies Like Sheep
04/25/11
which is better for Acne?
which is better
-Cleocin T (Clindamycin phosphate topical lotion)
-Clindamycin Phosphate Gel USP 1%
OR
- Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream

I need something that will help me with acne scars and to take the infection etc...
XSWEEtWiSHESX
07/26/11
Reply
Can contact lens solution be used for any other purpose?
I have a contact lens solution....and i have no use for it...can it be use for any cleaning or some other purpose do it doesn't go waste?.....The solution contains...."A sterile, aqueous, isotonic solution containing Sodium & Potassium Chloride, Disodium Edetate & ASTEK 4 which combines Polyhexanide, Poloxamer, Hypromellose and Sodium Phosphate buffer."
Knight
09/14/10
Reply
  The only household use I've been able to find for it was to clean my electric razor; it's a little thicker than water, so it seemed to make it run a little smoother the next time I shaved. Beyond that, it's pretty much only good for cleaning contacts or rinsing your eyes. The above suggestion of giving it to someone else is probably the best, assuming it's unopened.
Adam
09/15/10
Yellow watery discharge after drinking Potassium Citrate for UTI?
I recently came down with UTI and was given the Potassium Citrate/Iodide? and some antibiotics. I took my 1st dose of Potassium Citrate 2hours ago.. is it very normal for some yellowish watery discharge? I've never had this kind of discharge before..
Yas
06/23/09
Reply
Anyone ever used the blood pressure drug Cozaar? Like it or not?
Currently taking another one with a diuretic but it is depleting my potassium and they want to change it. Have also added a potassium supplement, but it bothers my stomach sometimes. Thanks!
dms56blonde
11/14/09
Reply
  I used Cozaar for a while, it is the same thing as Hyzaar except Hyzaar has a diuretic in it and Cozaar does not so you don't have to worry about losing potassium on Cozaar.Since you have stomach problems I would suggest Cozaar since it works good and does not deplete your potassium. It worked good keeping my BP down and I never had to worry about adding potassium to my diet.
Melmo
11/14/09
Swine flu vaccine ingredients?
aluminum hydroxide
aluminum phosphate
ammonium sulfate
amphotericin B
animal tissues: pig blood
horse blood
rabbit brain
dog kidney
monkey kidney
chick embryo, chicken egg, duck egg
calf ( bovine ) serum
betapropiolactone
fetal bovine serum
formaldehyde
formalin
gelatin
glycerol
human diploid cells ( originating from human aborted fetal tissue)
hydrolized gelatin
mercury ( thimerosol, Merthiolate(r) )
monosodium glutamate (MSG)
neomycin
neomycin sulfate
phenol red indicator
phenoxyethanol ( antifreeze)
potassium diphosphate
potassium monophosphate
polymyxin B
polusorbate 20
polysorbate 80
porcine (pig) pancreatic hydrolysate of casein
residual MRC5 proteins
sorbitol
tri(n)butylphosphate
VERO cells, a continuous line of monkey cells, and
washed sheep red blood
Animals are awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!
08/18/09
Reply
  NONE OF THOSE. It contains live-attenuated H1N1 Virus. Most of the substances on that list are poisonous.
jxkiller5
08/18/09
snorting drugs . i need lots of information ?
i need to know EVerything about snorting acetaminophen/codeine phosphate . can u die ? . whats the side effects ? please please please tell me as soon as posssible. i heard that it does something to ur llungs like every other drug but is it okay to just do it once ?
its not for pain i need i want to do it for fun . but i need to know if its really bad for me . i just wanna do it just once . so will i die ? please no stupid mean comments , im dead serious . Acetaminophen/ codeine phosphate
Nicole M
09/05/08
Reply
  sometimes just once will kill some people.
flying saucers
09/05/08
Klor-con M20 (potassium) I hate these big pills?
What is my best source of potassium from foods? I have gained 40+ lbs since heart surgery last year. Taking Lasix 2x a day; can't get the answer from my doctors; any suggestions?
me_ciaramaglia
09/28/06
Reply
  banana is the richest source of natural food for potassium but it is hard to quantify the amount of K from one banana. you can ask the pharmacist if you can get liquid KCL. good luck
HK3738
09/28/06
What is the difference between potassium chloride and potassium gluconate?
sugestivewhisper
04/07/06
Reply
  Potassium chloride occurs as either white, granular powder or as colorless, elongated, prismatic or cubical crystals. It is odorless and has a saline taste. One gram of potassium chloride contains 13.4 mEq of potassium. Potassium chloride may also be known as KCl.



Potassium gluconate occurs as white to yellowish white, crystalline powder or granules. It is odorless and has a slightly bitter taste and is freely soluble in water. One gram of potassium gluconate contains 4.3 mEq of potassium.
JaneofAllTrades
04/07/06
Where can I get Free or cheap "Potassium Iodide KI" pills?
Potassium Iodide KI pills are used to treat nucular radiation and protect the thyroid gland. Where can I find FREE Or CHEAP FDA Approved Potassium Iodide KI pills? Is there a non-prophet distrbation center? Anything?

Thanks,

Austin
yehowchanan7
03/28/07
Reply
  You can wait for the next nuclear meltdown and the authorities will be handing them out for free - if you're still alive. Should you be unable to wait, they're easily available on the internet - just search.
squeezie_1999
03/28/07
Snorting acetaminophen/ codeine phosphate ?
Im just curious, will snorting acetaminohphen/ codeine phosphate get you high ? & if it will, how much will ?
DantéDanser
04/18/09
Reply
  No, you will need to swallow them. Also, do not swallow too many because acetaminophen will kill you by poisoning your liver 48 hours after, if you do too many.

There are a lot of different strengths to this combination of pill. If you have the 8mg Codeine content ones, you are wasting your time.
Mo Fayed
04/18/09
Long term use of Codeine Phosphate 30mg?
Hello, I was wondering if there was any physical side effects of using codeine phosphate for long term use apart from the possible addiction? Thankyou!
FaIrY
10/17/08
Reply
  The most frequent adverse reactions include lightheadedness, dizziness, sedation, nausea, and vomiting. These effects seem to be more prominent in ambulatory than in non ambulatory patients, and some of these adverse reactions may be alleviated if the patient lies down.

Other adverse reactions include euphoria, dysphoria, constipation, and pruritus.

Drug Abuse and Dependence

Controlled Substance: Codeine phosphate is a Schedule II narcotic.

Dependence

Although much less potent in this regard than morphine, codeine can produce drug dependence a.d. therefore, has the potential for being abused. Patients given 60 mg codeine every 6 hours for 2 months usually show some tolerance and mild withdrawal symptoms. Development of the dependent state is recognized by an increased tolerance to the analgesic effect and the appearance of purposive phenomena (complaints, pleas, demands, or manipulative actions) shortly before the time of the next scheduled dose. A patient in withdrawal should be treated in a hospital environment. Usually, it is necessary only to provide supportive care with administration of a tranquilizer to suppress anxiety. Severe symptoms of withdrawal may require administration of a replacement narcotic.
Candy A
10/17/08
What do you think about the H1N1 Vaccinations?
Here is a list of the ingredients in the vaccine:

* aluminum hydroxide* aluminum phosphate* ammonium sulfate* amphotericin B
* animal tissues: pig blood, horse blood, rabbit brain, dog kidney, monkey kidney,
* chick embryo, chicken egg, duck egg* calf (bovine) serum* betapropiolactone
* fetal bovine serum* formaldehyde* formalin* gelatin* glycerol
* human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue)
* hydrolized gelatin* mercury thimerosol (thimerosal, Merthiolate(r))
* monosodium glutamate (MSG)* neomycin* neomycin sulfate* phenol red indicator
* phenoxyethanol (antifreeze)* potassium diphosphate* potassium monophosphate
* polymyxin B* polysorbate 20* polysorbate 80
* porcine (pig) pancreatic hydrolysate of casein* residual MRC5 proteins* sorbitol
* tri(n)butylphosphate,
* VERO cells, a continuous line of monkey kidney cells, and
* washed sheep red blood
Ulvblod ov Fenrir
09/11/09
Reply
  im sure we put worse in our body..
KB™
09/11/09
This multivitamin healthy for me?
I am 17.5'7" 148lbs.i run almost everyday and also lift weights 4x a week.i eat pretty healthy but don't think i get vitamins i need.this good for me?

http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2607052&cp=2108483&parentPage=family

Vitamin A (100% as beta-Carotene) 5000.00 IU 100%

Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 75.00 mg 125%

Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol) 400.00 IU 100%

Vitamin E (as natural d-alpha Tocopheryl Succinate) 30.00 IU 100%

Vitamin K (Phytonadione) 80.00 mcg 100%

Vitamin B-1 (as Thiamin Mononitrate) 4.50 mg 300%

Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) 5.10 mg 300%

Niacin (as Niacinamide) 20.00 mg 100%

Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 6.00 mg 300%

Folic Acid 400.00 mcg 100%

Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 18.00 mcg 300%

Biotin 300.00 mcg 100%

Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium d-Pantothenate) 10.00 mg 100%

Calcium (as Dicalcium Phosphate and Calcium Citrate) 200.00 mg 20%

Iron (as Carbonyl Iron) 18.00 mg 100%

Phosphorus (as Dicalcium Phosphate) 100.00 mg 10%

Iodine (as Potassium Iodide) 150.00 mcg 100%

Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide) 50.00 mg 13%

Zinc (as Zinc Oxide) 15.00 mg 100%

Selenium (as Selenium Yeast) 70.00 mcg 100%

Copper Sulfate 2.00 mg 100%

Manganese (as Manganese Sulfate) 2.00 mg 100%

Chromium (as GTF Chromium Yeast) 120.00 mcg 100%

Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Yeast) 20.00 mcg 27%




Choline (as Choline Bitartrate) 50.00 mcg **

Inositol 50.00 mcg **




** Daily Value (DV) not established
?
09/06/08
Reply
  its fine to take it. as a healthy adult (who i assume eats a healthy diet) the vitamins wont do you much good because you probably get all the vitamins you need from food sources. but it wont hurt either
Andy S
09/06/08
Can you substitute kelp for potassium iodide?
None of my local stores have potassium iodide on the shelves today, but I did get some Icelandic Kelp in tablet form, 225 mg iodine (as kelp) in each tablet. Is this a good substitute for potassium iodide?
mgs4Real
03/13/11
Reply
  but you would need 578 tablets to get 130mg iodine

One of the greatest dangers following a nuclear accident comes from exposure to gases containing radioactive isotopes of iodine. These highly carcinogenic isotopes are readily taken up by the thyroid gland, resulting in the development of thyroid cancer. Exposure to radioactive iodine calls for immediate treatment with another form of iodine, potassium iodide, to saturate the thyroid and block the absorption of radioactive iodine. .

Potassium Iodide (KI)
Potassium iodide tablets are commonly stockpiled near nuclear power plants to allow for rapid distribution in case of a radioactive accident. In the absence of tablets, potassium iodide may also be administered as a "saturated solution of potassium iodide" (SSKI) which in the U.S.P. generic formulation contains 1000 mg of KI per ml of solution. Two drops of U.S.P. SSKI solution is equivalent to one 130 mg KI tablet (100 mg iodide).

Recommended Doses
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the following doses of potassium iodide should be taken as a single dose within three hours of exposure, or up to 10 hours after exposure, although this is less effective.

• Adults : 130 mg 

• Adolescents: 12-18: WHO -- adult dose; CDC -- children's dose; if adult size (150 pounds or over) they should take the full adult dose, regardless of their age.
• Children age 3-12 years: 65 mg

• Infants : 1 mo. to 3 years, 32. 25 mg (ie half tablet)
• Newborns to 1 mo., 1/4 capsule.


Precautions
While potassium iodate can be taken by a majority of people without any problems, it should only be used in case of a nuclear emergency. Doses in excess of the single (one time only) daily dose listed above should be taken only upon recommendation by a physician or public health authority. Patients should notify their doctor if taking quinidine, captopril, or enalopril, or if they are sensitive to iodine, or suffer from dermatitis herpetiformis, thyrotoxicosis or kidney problems before taking potassium iodate (or any thyroid blocker).

Prophylaxis
It is best to take iodide prophylactically, prior to exposure. Every family should have a good supply in their homes. At this time we may recommend taking 10-40mg per day. A dose of 30-50mg is the range of dietary intake in Japan and relatively safe to take long term but under practitioner monitoring. Build up gradually: 10mg-20mg-30mg-40mg.

Then, in case there is an official announcement of significantly increased radiation, adults should go to the dose mentioned above: 130mg/day and children to lower doses per body weight, generally 65 mg, age 3-12 years. You can use a loading dose of two drops daily of Lugol's Iodine, a commonly available pharmaceutical form of potassium iodide, or SSKI, and increase to 130 mg if needed. See the U.S. Centers for Disease Control recommendations.

Other supplements that may be protective are: vitamin D and vitamin K as they support appropriate apoptosis, which is programmed death of cells that accumulate various DNA errors (due to radiation and other causes), and vitamin D also supports DNA repair.

Avoid exposure to rain that may be laden with radiation if we are exposed. You'll be informed by authorities if that is the case.

Other Radiation Dangers
Besides I-131, there are other toxic radio-isotopes, including cerium 137 and plutonium. To protect yourself from cesium poisoning, consume plenty of high potassium foods, as potassium competitively inhibits cesium uptake. Foods high in potassium include avocados, sea vegetables, & leafy green vegetables, and are more effective than taking a potassium supplement.

To protect yourself from plutonium poisoning, eat lots of dulse & consume iron from plant sources, namely sea algaes such as spirulina and chlorella, which provide more iron than red meat. Miso soup has also been shown to have a protective effect. The mineral, zeolite, is being investigated for taking most radioactive materials out of the body.

Additionally, foods and supplements high in antioxidants, will also help the body cope with these higher toxic levels as radioactive materials cause antioxidant depletion and ill health.

Summary
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has admitted it is 'quite possible' that fallout from the Japanese reactors could reach America, though levels expected to be so low as to be almost undetectable. Given the unprecedented circumstances of the current crisis, though, it would be prudent to keep some potassium iodide on hand as a precautionary measure.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hyla-cass-md/radiation-risks-and-prote_b_836363.html
Cindy in Texas
03/16/11
can i apply moisturizer before putting on Clindamycin Phosphate?
my doctor prescribed me this clindamycin phosphate solution, it's like alcohol, really watery and it's supposed to help get rid of acne...i'm just wondering will it be okay to apply moisturizer before putting it on? i have dry skin, and i moisturize my face day and night :(
Sara
04/16/11
Reply
  Depends what the base of the moisturizer is. If it creates a protective layer, that layer is keeping the anti-biotics off your face. Personally, I wouldn't, and don't for my erythromycin.
Agouti
04/16/11
What's the biological cause of shivering, shaking, chills while prepping for colonoscopy with sodium phosphate?
Is it dangerous? What should you do if this happens? What should you do differently the next time when prepping for a colonoscopy?

I was really scared when this happened. I took sodium phosphate and enemas -- I think they prescribed too much stuff for me. I'm not underweight, but my teeth were chattering and I was shivering. Thanks!
truelori
10/13/08
Reply
  It sounds like you weren't replenishing your liquids or electrolytes. This is very dangerous. They should have told you to also drink Gatorade or Powerade or other sports drinks (not red or purple) to replenish your electrolytes. I hope you didn't do Fleet enemas on top of the Phospho Soda Laxative because they both draw fluids from the body. If you were using a bag enema with tap water they should have told your to add little salt to the mix to stop too much absorption of water and over-working your kidneys. If you contact me in advance the next time and I can give you some tips on surviving the prep and procedure.
Póg Mo Thóin
10/15/08
How much potassium is to much if you are taking triamterene?
my father is in the hospital and is throwing up and high blood pressure and we think it is because he is eating to much potassium while being on the triamterene medication
Julie
12/08/09
Reply
  Potassium requirements vary. In most people, the kidneys are able to keep potassium levels in balance and will excrete any excess potassium to keep levels balanced. The exception to this is if someone has decreased kidney function or is on a medication that affects potassium. Triamterene is a Potassium sparing diuretic, which basically means it increases the reabsorpiton of potassium back into the body and therefore decreases the excretion of potassium into the urine. Potassium levels can increase in blood and should be monitored by simple blood tests at regular intervals. Triamterene is frequently used with other diuretics that decrease Potassium levels, like Hydrochlorothiazide, which each balance each other out. Triamterene does not cause high potassium in every patient who takes it.

Was your father taking Potassium supplements or was he just eating foods with high potassium? If he was given supplements, this suggests that his doctor noted that he had low potassium on blood tests and is giving extra potassium to get it in the normal range. There are usually few or no symptoms of high potassium levels in the body, but it can be tested for with a simple blood test. Symptoms include muscle weakness and increased urination. Nausea and vomiting are not typical symptoms of elevated potassium. High potassium levels are potentially life threatening, because it leads to deadly heart rhythms. I am sure they have checked his potassium levels by now. His doctors will be able to tell him the appropriate amount of Potassium intake based on his potassium levels in the lab tests. Vomiting can decrease the level of potassium. Good luck to you and your father.
Agnodice
12/11/09
benzoyl peroxide gel and clindamycin phosphate?
my doctor prescribed me some benzoyl peroxide gel and clindamycin phosphate and it says to put them over my face twice each daily for acne. now, am i suppose to apply both cream twice a day resulting into 4 times a day? or am i suppose to try one out before trying the other one?

thanks
bigdudee12
10/23/08
Reply
  The clindamycin is an antibiotic (also called Cleocin) mainly used to treat infection or bacteria. The benzoyl peroxide is used mainly to dry up the acne. Since they are for two different purposes, I would use both twice a day as prescribed, after washing the affected area(s).

10/23/08
What is the difference in these Potassiums?
What is the difference between Potassium Citrate and Potassium Gluconate? I am trying to find a supplement similar to what my husband was taking for preventing kidney stones.
Rhema's Child
06/22/09
Reply
  Rhema C,
Potassium Citrate - C6H5K3O7 + H2O – is often the medicine of choice to make the urine more alkaline. This helps prevent the formation of certain kinds of kidney stones in this way - Potassium citrate attaches to calcium in the urine, preventing the formation of mineral crystals that can develop into kidney stones. In some cases, your health care professional may prescribe this medicine to balance the level of potassium in your body, for example, when the potassium level is low, etc. Potassium is a naturally occurring salt that is important for the normal functioning of the heart, muscles, and nerves. Potassium Gluconate - C6H5K3O7 – is often used to maintain acid-base balance, isotonicity, and electrophysiologic balance throughout body tissues. It is crucial to nerve impulse transmission and contraction of cardiac, skeletal, and smooth muscle. Potassium gluconate is also essential for normal renal function and carbohydrate metabolism. It is not known whether potassium passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. This medication should not be taken without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.


ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.


The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

I add a link with details of this subject

http://www.drugs.com/mtm/
potassium-citrate.html


Hope this helps
matador 89
matador 89
06/22/09
can potassium be used for radiation or just potassium iodide?
123456789
03/16/11
Reply
  It's the iodide that's important. Your thyroid gland becomes saturated with it rather than radioactive iodine.
Nate
03/16/11
Diclofenac potassium. What is the name you get it in the store?
Like Naproxen is Aleve what is diclofenac potassium called in the over the counter drug
beetle
02/28/09
Reply
is it ok to mix creatine with amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium tablets?
im taking the potassium tablets because i have a infected lymphnode
Pirates
04/25/09
Reply
  abstain from it while on rx meds.
--

PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this response should be considered as medical advice or opinion. Only your own doctor can help to make decisions about your condition and/or medical care.
U?U
04/25/09
Calcium in Calcium Carbonate vs Calcium in Calcium Phosphate?
I take daily Calcium supplements of about 1200mgs, and I noticed that sometimes the label on my selected brand says Calcium Carbonate and others Calcium Phosphate.
What is the difference, assuming the same amount is being taken?
Which is easier to digest? and why?
Which is preferable to take in the supplement and is utilized better by the body or does it make any difference at all?
romantic
05/03/08
Reply
  Comparison of calcium absorption rates:

Oxalate is the least absorbable.
Carbonate absorption can be as low as 22%.
Citrate-malate is the most absorbable -- it has been measured at 42%, nearly double that of carbonate.

http://www.foodallergysolutions.com/calcium.html
hecla 1
05/03/08
In terms of efficacy, are these two medicines the same?
I am taking ophthalmic steroid drops to treat uveitis. The first doctor I saw put me on Pred Forte (which is prednisolone acetate 1%), which worked quite well. The doctor she referred me to, however, ordered prednisolone sodium phosphate 1% when I requested a prescription refill. Aside from the fact that the acetate is milky white and the sodium phosphate is clear, the sodium phosphate does not seem to work as well.

Does anyone have any clinical knowledge or personal experience with the efficacy of both of these medicines?
Thanks, Dave! Your answer has been very helpful. Thankfully I'm no longer being treated by the doc who prescribed the phosphate, but I continue to discover things he did that were seriously wrong...should have listened to my instincts the first time I met him. The opthalmologist I'm with now has his act together and knows what he's doing (and isn't afraid to tell me about what the previous doc did wrong).

I'm leaving this question open for a while longer because I now have a follow-up that I'm hoping Dave or someone else will be able to answer.

My pharmacy is also a source of major screw ups. They didn't have Pred Forte when I went for a refill, so I now have Falcon's generic. I'm beginning the tapering off process and will have to switch to the new bottle later today. Do you think Falcon is one of the "better" generics (i.e. am I more at risk for another flare?)

Thanks! :)
Red Momma Firebush
12/28/09
Reply
  Yes, they are different, as the sodium phosphate form doesn't penetrate into the eye as well as the acetate form will. Many docs find the phosphate form is good for treating superficial inflammation, only (like allergies), and I personally wouldn't treat uveitis with anything but Pred Forte for reasons you've discovered.

And even there, many of the generic forms of pred acetate don't work as well as Pred Forte (pink bottle), and hence why many docs will write "no substitution" when Rxing Pred Forte.

PS remember to shake well before putting in your eye, as the med is the milky substance which settles to the bottom.
Dave
12/28/09
Frusemide reduces Sodium & Potassium and increases uric acid level. What to do in such a case for HTN control?
I have a problem of Hypertension. I am obese (BMI=32+) and Hypothyroid. I also have high level of Uric Acid (6.5). I have been advised to consume Losartan Potassium 500mg and Frusemide 40mgm. daily till my BP becomes normal. I am afraid that consuming Frusemide will create an imbalance in my Sodium & Potassium levels, and also increase Uric acid. Please suggest what to do in such a case ?
sanjibkumar4life
02/04/08
Reply
  It will not increase your uric acid levels. If you keep yourself well hydrated, you will not have an imbalance in your electrolytes. Also, eating a banana a day will help keep your potassium up. Unless you want to continue to have your doctor add medication after medication to control your blood pressure, you need to start eating a more healthy diet and begin a regular exercise program (walking is easiest - start slowly with short distances and gradually increase your distance and pace until you are walking a minimum of 30 minutes per day). Then, you can reduce your weight and your blood pressure. When starting on Furosemide, your doctor will probably have you have some blood drawn in a few weeks to monitor your potassium levels. Decreasing the amount of protein consumed in your diet will also help reduce your uric acid levels.
J B
02/04/08
How much potassium chloride is appropriate?
My mom is in the ICU after a small brain aneurysm. She is doing alright but she is getting 200 ml/hr of 1.3% potassium chloride in .9% sodium chloride solution. Is this the proper dose for a 50 year old female weighing approx 92 Kg?
Thanks! The Dr. also confirmed this when I finally got to speak to him.
Radar
08/08/09
Reply
  Yes, "... Usual dose - Infusion: 40 mEq/Litre of IV solution administered at a rate to deliver 40-200 mEq potassium/day ..." http://www.vhpharmsci.com/PDTM/Monographs/potassium_chloride.htm

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

The medication is right on target ...
Travelingman
08/08/09
Are any of these ingredients unhealthy?
I make turkey sandwiches everyday for the protein because im an athlete, and i use prepackaged sliced turkey. I just wanted to know if any of the ingredients are unhealthy to eat everyday. So heres the list:

Turkey breast, water, contains 2% or less of dextrose, lemon juice concentrate and vinegar, modified corn starch, brown sugar, turkey broth, onion powder, maltodextrin, natural and artifical flavor, ascorbic acid, modified food starch, potassium lactate, salt, sodium diacetate, sodium phosphate
Dave M
01/24/09
Reply
  Most of those are spices and sweeteners.

The last three ingredients are usually used to extend the shelf life of the product.

If you're concerned about them, you could try getting your meat from a deli though there's no guarantee of deli meats being additive free.
Maldavi
01/24/09
I just ate this! What is best antidote? Did not look at list of ingredients first....?
From ingredients list:

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

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

What are my prospects, what would you recommend?

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

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

Help please, your recommendation?
reduced iron
and calcium chloride too
and "flavoring" not otherwise described
some natural stuff came with all of this
Ursus Particularies
04/23/11
Reply
  chill cuz it ain't going to kill you. and just don't buy that brand anymore.
jasonazee
04/23/11
Where can I get a clindamycin phosphate cream or anything similar?
Hi, I want to know where I can get clindamycin phosphate cream or anything similar to that.
I have mild acne and I was told that clindoxyl gel (benzol + clindamycin) is really good. The problem is I read somwhere that it's only found in Canada.

I want to know if there is a really good cream like over the counter with some similar components....

Thanx.
Meow ♪♫
02/09/10
Reply
  Meow, you can get clindamycin tablets through reputable UK Pharmacy Next Door, they ship worldwide, so I am sure they deliver to Canada also, contact them for more information,
http://www.pharmacynextdoor.com/buy_cleocin_without_prescription.html

They also sell different creams and pills for acne,
http://www.pharmacynextdoor.com/order_skin_care_drugs_without_a_prescription.html
Duck
02/11/10
Age 47 male, Atenolol 50 lossarten potassium 50 , now BP 80/130 pulse 58 any suggestion please.?
My age is 47 . I taking atenolol 50mg in the morning and lossarten potassium in the evening for 1 year. My present BP is 80/130 pulse 58 bpm. My doctor suggested me to take atenolol 25mg+cardizem sr 90mg in the morning and lossarten potassium 50mg in the evening. What you think about it or any suggestion please.
Rafiqul Alam
10/26/10
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Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide(5%)?
My dermatologist prescribed me these two gels along with a Retin - A cream(Nighttime).

. Which substance should I apply first (clindamycin or Benzoyl peroxide)?

and

.How much Benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin phosphate should I apply to my face? (Pea size? generous?)
Tsuna
03/15/08
Reply
  The clindamycin is a thinner, more watery, alcohol-based medication, so you should apply it first. Then, apply the benzoyl peroxide, which is a cream. If you apply a cream first, it the alcohol-based medication will just dissolve the cream.

You should just apply enough of each so that a very thin layer is present on the skin. Using too much will only result in over-irritation and not increased results.

You should NOT be using the Retin-A and benzoyl peroxide at the same time of day. Retinoids (like Retin-A) and benzoyl peroxide interfere with one another. So, you should only be using the benzoyl peroxide in the morning when you're not using the Retin-A. You can use the clindamycin both morning and night with each. You will want to apply an oil-free moisturizer before you apply the Retin-A at night; this will help to reduce the irritation, sensitivity, and redness that the Retin-A will cause as your skin adjusts to the medication.

You must have a pretty oily complexion (as I do); these are all pretty drying medications, so be prepared for that. Good luck!
AAD
03/15/08
Whats the differenc between Losartan Potassium and Losartan Potassium with HCTZ?
chichi
01/12/07
Reply
  Losartan potassium with HCTZ has hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) in it. That is another medication called a diuretic. It also lowers the blood pressure. The two medications often work well together, which is why the drug companies make a pill that contains them both. If one pill, Losartan, is not string enough, you doctor may start the combo pill instead.
Janice M
01/12/07
Skin iD regimen replica?
i need replicas of a couple of products from Skin iD. i need 14 the cream cleanser, 32 the acne treatment, 38 anti oil pads, and 72 the hydrator. also if anyone can find replicas of the spot acne treatment, moisturizer, or blemish concealer; that would be helpful. Skin iD works great but its to expensive so if anyone can find replicas with the same ingredients that would be great.
Skin iD: Cream Cleanser
Active ingredient: Salicylic Acid 2%
Inactive ingredients: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Steareth-21, Polysorbate 60, C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Cetyl Lactate, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Panthenol, Benzalkonium Chloride, Menthol, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance

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

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

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

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

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

Skin iD: Spot Acne Treatment
Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid 2.0%.
davidk8490
12/25/08
Reply
  I'm recommending some products with the same/similar active ingredients as Skin ID, but under different brands. I've used most of these products and they work pretty good.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ok finally done :) Enjoy googling.
Isabelle
12/29/08
is it posssiable to lose 15 pounds in 2 months?
if what i eat is a nutri meal from usana which is a shake and this is what it contains
Health Basics


8 grams of dietary fiber
15 grams of protein
Low in saturated fat
Low glycemic
Nutrimeal Difference

French Vanilla Nutrimeal is specifically formulated without gluten†
Did You Know?

Nutrimeal has a low-glycemic index to help reduce carbohydrate cravings and provide sustained energy and greater satiety throughout the day.*


Ingredients: Soy Protein Isolate, Fructose, Sunflower Oil, Maltodextrin, Soy Fiber, Cane Fiber, Natural Flavors, Oligofructose, Gum Arabic, Prune Powder (Prune, Calcium Stearate), Potassium Phosphate, Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Citrate, Sodium Caseinate (a milk derivative), Xanthan Gum, Inulin, Cellulose Gum, Soy Lecithin, Silicon Dioxide, Tocopherols (to protect flavor), Salt, Zinc Gluconate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Potassium Iodide, Niacinamide (Niacin), Vitamin A Palmitate, Copper Gluconate, Ferrous Fumarate, Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D), Molybdenum Citrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Manganese Citrate, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12), Folic Acid, Thiamin Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1).
Contains: soybean, milk.
Produced on equipment that also processes peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, sesame, shellfish, and wheat.
1For our customers sensitive to gluten: No gluten-containing ingredients are used in this product. However, the French Vanilla Flavor Nutrimeal is produced in a facility that manufactures other foods that do contain gluten.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 3 scoops (60g)
Servings Per Container: 9
Amount Per Serving
C
alories 240
Calories from Fat 70
% Daily Value*
T
otal Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
C
holesterol 0mg 0%
S
odium 310mg 13%
Potassium 420mg 12%
T
otal Carbohydrate 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Soluble Fiber 3g
Insoluble Fiber 5g
Sugars 18g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 15% • Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 25% • Iron 15%
Vitamin D 35% • Vitamin E 20%
Thiamin 30% • Riboflavin 35%
Niacin 20% • Vitamin B6 30%
Folate 20% • Vitamin B12 10%
Phosphorus 40% • Iodine 35%
Magnesium 20% • Zinc 20%
Copper 25% • Manganese 20%
Molybdenum 30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.
Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat. fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Potassium 3,500mg 3,500mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g
Protein 50g 65g


then i also drink a tea or herbalife it gives you energy and stuff i also walk one mile and run another plus i try to do 20 min tea boe

if i get hungry ill eat a fruit or vegggies
Virginia M
05/05/11
Reply
Should a person with high blood pressure take sodium bicarbonate for potassium control? or Calcium carbonate?
I am watching my salt intake every day and now the doctor has prescribed a sodium based bicarbonate to offset high potassium. This does not make sense to me - can someone explain please?
The question concerns whether a person on a salt restricted diet with high blood pressure.should use sodium bicarbonate or find another bicarbonate source. I don't use any salt substitutes and am very careful to avoid foods with high potassium such as citrus and banana and so forth.
Chatty GIrl
02/05/09
Reply
  You have high potassium from salt substitutes. Potassium chloride instead of sodium chloride.
Only 18% of the population shows any effects from sodium. 0% have ever lowered their BP by restricting sodium. I would say, an equal number, have been helped by artificially lowering BP

The point is, you should not be on a salt restricted diet. As long as you are not taking high dietary potassium or potassium sparing diuretics, you should never have to give potassium a second thought. Also, potassium test drawn at the doctors office and then sent out to a lab, will be inaccurate due to blood cell lysis from an old sample. This releases the potassium. At the hospital, the result will come back stating that the sample was lysised. Many times the result is high due to lysis but no warning. We treat the high potassium and the next thing we know, the patient is low.
Trust your body, you will live longer
Pharmacist who's life was almost ruined by Lipitor
aceofspd
02/07/09
Is this rash linked to potassium citrate?
I started taking Potassium Citrate 1080 Mg twice a day on July 5 at 7:00 pm. Around 10:00, I noticed 4 red marks on my skin. It doesn't itch, raise or hurt. I still have them plus a few more. I am not taking any other medications or changed my detergents or food. Could that medicine be linked with that medication?
kittychrome
07/28/11
Reply
i think i may have swallowed duac cream(benzoyl peroxide, clindamycin phosphate) will i die?
duac cream contains two active ingredients 'benzoyl peroxide' and 'clindamycin phosphate'
it says its harmful on the box but that's very vague, so i would like to know just how harmful it is
Coolerface
10/31/10
Reply
  It will not kill you in small amounts but make cause some discomfort. You should drink milk. Question is, how did you manage to swallow that?
mr_dude_sir
10/31/10
Can you take Diclofenac or Sulindac with Lisinopril?
My fiancee has kidney failure and is on dialysis. He's on several blood pressure medications, including Lisinopril. He has inflammation that he's been taking Advil for, but is concerned about the potassium. However, he feels he needs to take something stronger.

Can he take Sulindac (Clinoril) or Diclofenac (Voltaren) with Lisinopril?

Will this have the same potassium problem?

And if you can't take them together, why not?
Jess
01/30/08
Reply
  Clinoril - NSAID

Renal Insufficiency
Sulindac pharmacokinetics have been investigated in patients with renal insufficiency. The disposition of sulindac was studied in end-stage renal disease patients requiring hemodialysis. Plasma concentrations of sulindac and it sulfone metabolite were comparable to those of normal healthy volunteers whereas concentrations of the active sulfide metabolite were significantly reduced. Plasma protein binding was reduced and the AUC of the unbound sulfide metabolite was about half that in healthy subjects.
Sulindac and its metabolites are not significantly removed from the blood in patients undergoing hemodialysis.
Since Clinoril is eliminated primarily by the kidneys, patients with significantly impaired renal function should be closely monitored.
A lower daily dosage should be anticipated to avoid excessive drug accumulation.

Long-term administration of NSAIDs has resulted in renal papillary necrosis and other renal injury. Renal toxicity has also been seen in patients in whom renal prostaglandins have a compensatory role in the maintenance of renal perfusion. In these patients, administration of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug may cause a dose-dependent reduction in prostaglandin formation and, secondarily, in renal blood flow, which may precipitate overt renal decompensation. Patients at greatest risk of this reaction are those with impaired renal function, heart failure, liver dysfunction, those taking diuretics and ACE inhibitors, patients who are volume-depleted and the elderly. Discontinuation of NSAID therapy is usually followed by recovery to the pretreatment state.


Advanced Renal Disease
No information is available from controlled clinical studies regarding the use of Clinoril in patients with advanced renal disease. Therefore, treatment with Clinoril is not recommended in these patients with advanced renal disease. If Clinoril therapy must be initiated, close monitoring of the patient's renal function is advisable.

Voltaren - NSAID

Caution should be used when initiating treatment with Voltaren in patients with considerable dehydration.

Long-term administration of NSAIDs has resulted in renal papillary necrosis and other renal injury. Renal toxicity has also been seen in patients in whom renal prostaglandins have a compensatory role in the maintenance of renal perfusion. In these patients, administration of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug may cause a dose-dependent reduction in prostaglandin formation and, secondarily, in renal blood flow, which may precipitate overt renal decompensation. Patients at greatest risk of this reaction are those with impaired renal function, heart failure, liver dysfunction, those taking diuretics and ACE inhibitors, and the elderly. Discontinuation of NSAID therapy is usually followed by recovery to the pretreatment state.

Any patient that is currently on dialysis should discuss any medications that are considering to incorporate in their daily regime with their doctor.
k
01/30/08
what is the difference between codeine and codeine phosphate?
robaxisal contains "codeine phosphate" while tylenol contains "codeine"
what's the difference?
fresh
07/13/09
Reply
  Phosphates are fertilizers so it's likely in there to make you fit & strong, A degree of responsibility is always essential with phosphates as they are an active constituent in bomb making & it is therefore important to keep them away from children & Muslims
Monkfish
07/13/09
Is 300mg of codeine phosphate dangerous?
Is it dangerous to take 300mg of codeine phosphate at the same time?
Valko
06/07/11
Reply
  yes it is. maximum dose is 60mg, 3-4 times a day. overdosage can cause respiratory depression.
quillaia
06/07/11
Can I use this contact solution?
Can I use the Member's Mark (Sam's Club) brand multi-purpose contact solution with my Acuvue Oasys contacts? My doctor reccomended Complete MPS but I was wondering if it's okay to use this...

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


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

http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/navigate.do?dest=5&item=197487



Thanks
Knowledge
02/24/09
Reply
Can you explain reaction of toothpaste & acidic carbonated beverages?
Whenever I brush my teeth with toothpaste (flouride, sodium bicarbonate, etc) and then drink a carbonated beverage (citric acid, potassium citrate, aspartame, potassium benzoate), a milky white solid forms in my mouth, which I immediately spit out of course. What is the milky white compound?
Max s
05/27/09
Reply
  THats calcifications forming
LX
05/29/09
A222 Diclofenac Potassium (Does this have Tylenol?)?
A222 Diclofenac Potassium (Does this have Tylenol?)

my friend is sick. and she is allergic to Tylenol. so i was wondering if it's ok to give her this medicine.

and she has low blood pressure and is a bit dehydrated.

or is tylenol just a type of medicine?

she has sore throat. it hurts when she swallows, speaks, breaths(sometimes)
Ash
01/20/10
Reply
amoxicillin&clavulanate potassium with robitussin?
can you take amoxicillin&clavulanate potassium together with Robitussin cough & chest congestion?
SAMMY
01/03/09
Reply
  As far as I kow antibiotics and over the counter medicine does mix, but if you are taking the antibiotics you will not need the Robitussin after 24 hours of taking the meds, as they will be doing their job. Follow the instructions on the bottle to the letter.
Bookgirl
01/03/09
Can these things affect the penis (creatine, etc.)?
Magnesium, Magnesium Creatine Chelate, Dicreatine Malate, Betaine Anhydrous, L-Taurine, L-Tyrosine, Malic Acid, Acesulfame Potassium, Silicon Dioxide, Sucralose, Glycerol Monostearate, L-Taurine, Sodium Chloride, and Potassium Gluconate.

Can any of these which can be found in the supplements GlycerGrow and Green Magnitude affect the penis?
da bears fan
03/17/08
Reply
  I'm not sure anyone, including scientists would be able to answer this accurately. There has not been any scientific research done on this.

But, you should be fine. Other than steriods shrinking testicles, i've never heard of any supplements that do that.
a
03/17/08
Is Penicillin V Potassium good to treat urinary tract infections?
Yesterday I had my wisdom teeth removed and was prescribed a pain killer, penicillin V Potassium, and another pills. But the night before the surgery I developed a urinary tract infection. I had one just 2 months ago and took amoxicillin but took half the bottle because the pills were too big. Will the penicillin I am taking for my tooth get rid of my uti? The uti pain is horribly bad, worse than my first one. Thank you for your answers!! :)
Kate
01/08/10
Reply
  Yes, its a gram positive & Negative Antibiotic. UTI's are Gram Positive. As long as you take it LONG enough it should also help that too. You may notice elevated body temps.. a little fever..but just watch yourself. Azo helps too.. it coats the UT so the bacteria cant hold onto it...kinda like putting super slick stuff on a slide.. It also makes your Pee Orange but thats ok. You can also get the Azo that has cranberry extract which helps your UT heal. The Bacteria cause alot of inflamation down there. Take some Anti-inflamitories.. Aleve, Ibuprofen and that will help but its not for the pain.. You said you had a pain killer too.. probably 10/325 Hydro codone and or Perco-Cet...those will help with the pain. It would be better if you had Amoxcillin, its more specific along with Pen G. But.. since this is all you have.. it may work. If its not better in 2 days.. GO TO THE DOCTOR.

Edit to Add - TAKE ALL YOUR MEDS, NOT HALF! Otherwise it WILL come back. Even if you feel FINE!

Hope you feel better
TheSwabbie
01/08/10
Can potassium lactate trigger a milk allergy?
Theres this good salmon jerky that I get from Washington whenever im in the state and I was recently diagnosed with a milk allergy. I was reading the ingredients to the jerky and saw that it had potassium lactate. Google searches indicate that it may or may not be able to trigger a milk allergy. Can someone elaborate if im able to eat this anymore or not? Thanks.
Sam
11/22/08
Reply
  Hi Sam. Lactate is Lactic Acid. This chemical is NOT the same as Lactose (milk sugar). Lactic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body (e.g. lactic acid build-up after heavy exercise is the cause of muscle soreness).

So, I do not see any relationship between potassium lactate and milk allergies.
Doctor J
11/23/08
Potassium sulfate in sensodyne extra whitening toothpaste !
brushed my teeth for the first time with this toothpaste (usually use colgate), and the second the toothpaste hit my gums, felt like acid on my skin... the worst burning , stinging sensation ever... can't eat or drink for 2 days now... i can feel the blood pumping through my gums..... it's like throbbing feeling. What is going on? I have teeth cleaning at the dentist tomorrow? What will the dentist do? My gums are irritated and red now... HELP please,,. what is going on? Thanks in advance !
sorry... i meant potassium NITRATE !
green_rose
08/07/08
Reply
  maybe you're allergic to sulfa?
Jane Doe
08/07/08
sodium phosphate?
is this an unsafe additive??
kronzee21
11/20/07
Reply
  http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/531907
Eden*
11/20/07
clindamycin phosphate???
this is usually used for acne, has anyone used it and does it work??? thank you :}
curious <3
06/06/09
Reply
  I recently got prescribed it by my doctor. I got it about 2 weeks ago. After about 2 days I saw noticeable results. It is highly recommended!

Just put it on the affected areas before you go to bed. Then when you wake up the next morning, wash it off.

Hope I helped!
Snoop112
06/07/09
I am currently experiencing sever leg cramps, is aldactone (spironolactone) causing this?
I currently am taking aldactone (spironolactone) I was wondering if anyone knew of this causing muscle cramps. Due to this medication being potassium sparing; i wasnt sure if maybe i am having muscle cramps (mostly in legs) due to this medication or an overdose of potassium due to my dosage of 200mg a day. Thanks for your help.....
In deep thought?
01/28/08
Reply
  I could be. The cramps in the legs could be caused by blood clots. I would have a doctor use a dopler on your leg to see if there is a normal flow of blood getting through your legs. The dopler does not require any surgery.
Ya Buddy!!!
01/28/08

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imtheanswer_: Clindamycin phosphate has made my face look like shit. lol.
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