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Acesulfame Potassium Interactions
Most likely: an artificial sweetener more common in europe than in the US. despite some un sanctioned claims that it is a carcinogen, the FDA and similar british agency Deem it safe, and discounts carcinogicity. It is probably best to avoid if you are attempting to loose weight as it has the potential to raise insulin levels, stimulating you to crave more food, similar to how diet sodas prevent weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sweeter than sugar : Scientists found that acek increased glucose uptake by 20-30 % compared to regular sugar. Although it has been approved by the fda, its safety is still questioned by the center for science in the public interest. Acek's side effects are headaches, liver complications, mental confusion, precancerous, visual impairment, and kidney problems. I would be cautious about using acek sweeteners. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are the sugars acesulfame-potassium and sucralose safe to consume in general or as well with medication? Thanks
Hello. I am taking protein supplement daily. I am worried about the acesulfame potassium in it. Please advise me..
Stop taking it then!: If you're worried about any given ingredient, then stop taking supplement since by definition, supplements aren't necessary. And consider eating real food eg beans, eggs, chicken, fish, etc as your source of protein rather than depending upon supplement w/various ingredients. If convenience is an issue, find some other protein supplement that doesn't have specific ingredient of concern. ...Read more
Extra joss energy drink with aspartame, acesulfame k, sodium bicarbonate, royal jelly, citric acid, and some flavor safe as a staple preworkout?
Many meds: I don't think this is a good idea - too many meds! Please have your doctor refer you to a dietitian - he/she will help you optimize the many drinks, meds, etc. Please keep me informed. ...Read more
Taking potassium citrate 10meq couple years. Started lisinopril 20mg1/13. Just did a drug interaction check & rated severe. How concerned should I be?
On librium taper last 25mg 2day.tooth pain motrin 600mg every 6-8hrs and rubbing sensodine on tooth allot.potassium nitrate in that. Interactions?
I have been on a medically prescribed wt loss program for 7 months. My potassium was 5.6 last week and 5.4 two months ago. Will drinks containing potassium such as crystal light keep my levels up? I am eating salads and some fruit as well. I do not use s
Sometimes: High potassium foods can continue the potassium problem but high potassium means that the kidneys are not handling the potassium load. Hypertension meds such as ACE inhibitors ("prils") and potassium sparing diuretics can inhibit potassium excretion by the kidneys. Kidney disease along with high blood acid levels can have the same problem. Check with your doctor and perhaps a nephrologist for why! ...Read more
Align: Align contains Bifantis (Bifidobacterium infantis 35624) which is a probiotic. The list of ingredients on its website includes cellulose, hypromellose, sucrose, magnesium stearate, sodium caseinate, titanium dioxide, trisodium citrate dihydrate, propyl gallate (antioxidant preservative). Please discuss with your physician regarding risks and benefits of using any OTC or supplements. ...Read more
Hyperkalemia: Because the kidneys are able to excrete potassium well, high potassium level in the blood is rare in patients with normal kidney function. High blood potassium level can result in patients with reduced kidney function in certain settings (excessive potassium intake, cell/tissue death, or shift of potassium from intracelluar to extracellular compartment). ...Read more
Lowering potassium: The question you should be asking is: why is my potassium (k) high? You need to see a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine collection so your kidney function can be assessed accurately. You will also need some blood work to what your k level is. Causes of high k can be addison's disease or chronic kidney disease, among others. See a n to get a better answer to your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prescription only: Over the counter potassium pills are very weak to make a dent in significantly low potassium. Only prescriptions are effective and need to be followed with blood testing to prevent under or overdosing - both are dangerous. Potassium rich diet is also weak. It includes potatoes, tomato sauce/paste, bananas, oranges, and squash. There are meds that make you retain potassium from being lost in urine. ...Read more
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