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Alka Seltzer Gold
Of course not: If you have been told this by a practitioner, i would urge you to get with the regulatory board or the district attorney. Because it contains citrate plus bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) some lay people with grammar-school chemistry have bamboozled themselves into promoting this as a cancer preventer, autism cure, etc., etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe,maybe not: There are at least a dozen products carrying this name and some contain antihistamines or phenylephrine that can decrease milk volume, or Aspirin that should not be consumed iy baby may get a viral illness while you are taking it. So some products without the ingredients noted are less worrisome than others. See:hale, t "medications and mothers milk", 2012 ed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: To learn possible effects call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert who will direct you how to proceed. Please have all product information available when you call. ...Read more
Likely: It has ingredients in it that have the potential to help your symptoms. Please seek medical attention if your symptoms persists or worsens. ...Read more
UTI and Alka Seltzer: In a single word "no". Antibiotics are used to treat the bacteria that cause uti's and alka seltzer is not an antibiotic. As it may cause the urine to be less acidic, making easier for bacteria to multiply in the bladder, do not use it to treat a uti. See a doctor and have her prescribe the appropriate antibiotic after a urine is sent off to be cultured. ...Read more
What R U treating?: Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic preparation claimed to be made from the (non-existent) "oscillococcus" bacterium, which is marketed to relieve influenza-like symptoms. It is actually derived from duck liver &heart, diluted to 200C—a ratio of one part duck offal to 10400 parts water. Alka-Seltzer is a combo of sodium bicarbonate, aspirin, citric acid. Probably okay together, but what's your goal? ...Read more
Flu treatment: If you're taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) for an influenza infection, it should be OK to take alka-seltzer for symptom relief. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) targets the virus directly, while alka-seltzer helps with the symptoms. This product contains a combination of sodium bicarbonate, aspirin, and citric acid-so some relief from flu like symptoms might be obtained. Good to eat chicken soup, other fluids, and REST to fight off the flu ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam): As prescribed, but usually at least half hour after alka seltzer. ...Read more
Is it okay if I have a beer a few hours after taking Alka Seltzer Plus? What are your recommendations there?
May be: It depends on the condition of your stomach and any other condition you might have. Generally there is no immediate risk of doing that cautiously. ...Read more
I take one Alka Seltzer tablet every night to help me sleep. Are there any health concerns that I should be aware of?
Yes: Alka-Seltzer contains aspirin as its active ingredient. Although most people tolerate this well, it can increase the risk of gastrointestinal ulcers, bleeding, kidney problems, skin reactions, and other rarer side effects. It should be treated as a medicine and not taken lightly. Good luck. ...Read more