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A 43-year-old male asked:

i had a low sodium score of 132....took antibiotics..xanax...ibuprofin..nasonex..and buproprion...is that score bad?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Pitts
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No it's not too bad: While 135 is usually considered the lower limits of normal, a 132 shouldn't be symptomatic. Having said that, you want to track down and find out why yours is low. Kidney issues, metabolic issues, medication issues, and even the amount of water you drink can play a part in your total sodium level. Please see your doctor to find out what is happening with you. (eating more sodium won't fix it.
Dr. Fernando Miranda
Specializes in Neurology
Not bad: Low sodium may have many factors. Yours is borderline.
Dr. Robert Berkowitz
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Not terrible: Your sodium level was a little low, but i wouldn't worry about it. It might have been a temporary situation. If it is persistently low, that could be cause for some concern. Your medication could be responsible. Antidepressants like bupropion are well known for inducing hyponatremia (low sodium). Your doctor should check your sodium periodically to see that it has returned to normal.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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