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Doctor insights on: Alka Seltzer Gold

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Can alka seltzer gold prevent cancer?

Can alka seltzer gold prevent cancer?

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 more

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Could a 7 year-old take alka seltzer?

Could a 7 year-old take alka seltzer?

Not recommended: Alka-Seltzer contains aspirin, which children under 12 should avoid do to risk of Reye's Syndrome. ...Read more

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Can i take alka-seltzer while breastfeedin?

Can i take alka-seltzer while breastfeedin?

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 more

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Will alka seltzer cause a positive drug test?

Will alka seltzer cause a positive drug test?

No: Only if they are looking for Aspirin, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate, or Citric Acid Anhydrous, which I doubt. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could you over dose on alka-seltzer plus & cepacol?

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

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I am bloated very much. All I have Is Alka Seltzer plus. Will It help?

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

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I've heard that alka seltzer works for utis. Is that true?

I've heard that alka seltzer works for utis. Is that true?

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

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Can I take oscilloccocinum and alka seltzer?

 Can I take oscilloccocinum and alka seltzer?

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