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If I'm allergic to sulfa drugs, could I be allergic to sodium cetostearyl sulphate?

If I'm allergic to sulfa drugs, could I be allergic to sodium cetostearyl sulphate?

Sulfa allergy?: Not all sulfas cross react. Sulfa antibiotics do not cross react with most other sulfa drugs. Of course you could develop a second allergy though it is unlikely. ...Read more

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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more


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Can vertigo be caused by being allergic to sodium?

Can vertigo be caused by being allergic to sodium?

No allergy to sodium: You can't be allergic to sodium. It's a mineral. It's one of the more common elements in the human body, and a major component in your bloodstream. Vertigo is usually caused by a middle ear problem, where your balance center is located. Dehydration is a potential cause of feeling dizzy. True vertigo, the feeling of your body spinning in space, or objects moving around you, is different than that. ...Read more

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If your allergic to the ingredient levothyroxine sodium what are other options?

If your allergic to the ingredient levothyroxine sodium what are other options?

Levothyroxine: Not sure what you define as allergy to levothyroxine, this is a very unlikely allergy to occur as levothyroxine isa hormone naturally present within us. There are other options that your doctor can discuss with you, but I would verify the allergy part first. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to sulfur. Would this allergy mean I am allergic to sodium laureth sulfate found in body wash?

I have an allergy to sulfur. Would this allergy mean I am allergic to sodium laureth sulfate found in body wash?

Can you clarify: Can you please clarify your allergy. Sulfur is a molecule, sulfate is made up of sulfur and oxygen molecules, thus it is a different compound. Also, sulfa antibiotics such as sulfamethoxyzole can cause an allergic reaction in some people, and thus these people need to avoid sulfa based antibiotics, and not necessarily sulfur, or sulfate. ...Read more

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I had severe allergic reaction to bextra years ago. Does that mean I would have similar reaction to Diclofenac Sodium?

I had severe allergic reaction to bextra years ago. Does that mean I would have similar reaction to Diclofenac Sodium?

Possible: Same class, NSAIDs, you don't want to risk another reaction, which may or may not happen. If taking this drug is an absolute necessity, and there is no alternative, kindly seek an allergist/immunologist consultation, best wishes ...Read more

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Is cromolyn sodium drops a good and safe OTC med for allergic itchy eyes? Recommendations for any other drops to relieve itching

Is cromolyn sodium drops a good and safe OTC med for allergic itchy eyes? Recommendations for any other drops to relieve itching

Fair to good: Many will do well just using artificial tears to wash out the pollen or other irritants. Zadator is a 2x daily otc product that has helped some. ...Read more

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What drug should you avoid if you're allergic to naproxen sodium? And have childhood asthma?

What drug should you avoid if you're allergic to naproxen sodium? And have childhood asthma?

Aspirin and NSAIDs: Naproxen is a NSAID drug and in some asthmatic patients can cause asthma exacerbations. These individuals should avoid Ibuprofen (another nsaid) and Aspirin as these drugs may also exacerbate their asthma. ...Read more

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I have been told by my dr. Subscribed 1 gm of sodium chloride 2x's daily for chronic hyponatremia...they cause nausea-vomiting. Could I be allergic?

I have been told by my dr. Subscribed 1 gm of sodium chloride 2x's daily for chronic hyponatremia...they cause nausea-vomiting. Could I be allergic?

Wrong treatment: Hi. The treatment for hyponatremia depends on the patient's volume status (dehydrated, volume over-loaded, or normal volume status) and the underlying cause. The most common cause, SIADH, is treated with water restriction (or one of the new vaptan drugs), NOT by giving salt. Nausea and vomiting can be FROM severe hyponatremia. It wouldn't be a bad idea for you to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I'm on Trileptal my sodium is 128 is that low enough I sure be concerned.

I'm on Trileptal my sodium is 128 is that low enough I sure be concerned.

Side effect: Trileptal causes many adverse effects and low sodium is but one. There are many far better anti-epileptic drugs with fewer side effects. Is there a specific reason you should be on trileptal, other than fact it is generic and cheap? Discuss with your doctor, but you are not in any imminent danger yet. Do weigh the benefits and risks and make decision. ...Read more

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Is low sodium 132 bad?

Is low sodium 132 bad?

Not necessarily: It's lower than normal range, and should be rechecked in the next month, but if there are no symptoms likely not worrisome. Some medicines can affect, as well as other conditions, for some people this is normal. ...Read more

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What's 'sodium pertechmetate'?

What's 'sodium pertechmetate'?

Sodium Pertechmetate: It is an inorganic compound with the formula natco4, used mainly in imaging studies of the thyroid gland, & also in studying blood perfusion & cerebral lesions in the brain. ...Read more

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Sodium is 132...Is it alarming?

Slightly abnormal.: The normal range for sodium is 135-145 mmol/l. A better indicator is how long it has been in this range, is it stable, and are you on any medications that can cause this. ...Read more

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Why is excess sodium bad for you?

Why is excess sodium bad for you?

Sodium: Can raise blood pressure in salt sensitive individuals and may contribute to atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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How do you increase sodium levels?

Don't treat labs: The labs are to help your physician identify disease. If you are running a low sodium level and do not know why, you have addison's until proved otherwise. It's not all that likely, but people do get it, and it does get missed. I won't trouble you with other possibilities, and if the value is only slightly below reference range (most-but-not-all healthy couch potatoes), you can ignore it. ...Read more

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Which are the foods that contains sodium?

Which are the foods that contains sodium?

Almost everything: You will be surprised at how many foods contain sodium. Look on the label, and it will tell you how much sodium the product has. It is truly amazing. ...Read more

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How come I have strong cravings for sodium?

We all do!: Most humans did not live close to the ocean. Salt was venerated, almost as vauable as gold. Food (natural) as avaiable, contained little sodium. Over 10, 000s of years we developed a survival taste for salt. Too bad it has not left us! ...Read more

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What type of med they give u for low sodium?

Hyponatremia: First you have to find out if your sodium level is low from dilution (too much water) or from depletion (loss from vomiting, diarrhea, excess sweating) also inadequate function of adrenal glands (ex:addison's disease) and inappropriate secretion of a hormone called adh (vasopressin). Each of these have different therapeutic approaches. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

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What's the difference between salt and sodium?

Salt: A salt can be the combination of any 2 elements with opposite charge. Sodium is one element. The most common salt in human diets is table salt, or sodium chloride. ...Read more

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How much sodium are you suppose to have a day?

1500 mg: 1500mg is the most common recommended amount for a healthy adult your age. The maximum recommended amount is 2300mg. A healthy adult can do fine on a much lower amount. Your doctor may also recommend a different amount based on age weight, history of diabetes, renal disease, heart disease, etc. ...Read more

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What diseases can be caused by high sodium diet?

What diseases can be caused by high sodium diet?

High salt diet: HTN, heart failure, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, hardening of the arteries, maybe asthma, gastric cancer, osteoporosis, headache, blindness from HTN early death, spending a larger part of your life disabled from the complications of CVD. To mention a few. How to avoid. I recommend the DASH Diet. ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6
Kindle Book-13: 978-1-43914-059-8
May your pressure be low! ...Read more

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Is it bad to eat soup that has 540 mg of sodium?

Is it bad to eat soup that has 540 mg of sodium?

It's a lot: Lot of sodium for one serving. If u have high blood pressure then it would be unwise. Overall I suggest getting the low sodium products or trying to avoid canned foods. Salt causes pressure to go up as water follows salt so it fills up the blood vessels and puts a strain on them which ultimately places more work on your heart as it's the generator to push blood through the vessels. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sodium?

Element: It's an element that is important in the cell functions of the human body. ...Read more

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What is the recommended amount of sodium per day?

Opinions differ: There are multiple organizations that give different answer for this topic. Nearly all of them given a number well under the us average intake. Many of the organizations recommend 100 meq/day, which is equal to 2.3g (2300mg) of sodium or 6g (6000mg) of sodium chloride. ...Read more

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