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Doctor insights on: Bentonite Side Effects

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Does bentonite clay have side effects to blood pressure?

Does bentonite clay have side effects to blood pressure?

May have, yes: Bentonite clay comes as several different types, depending on the predominant electrolyte associated with it, i.e. Sodium, potassium, magnesium or calcium. It may also remove helpful medications from the blood stream, like those used to treat high bp, rendering them less effective. It should only be taken with your doctor's knowledge and supervision. ...Read more

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Is bentonite clay safe to take internally while breastfeeding?

Is bentonite clay safe to take internally while breastfeeding?

No specific data: I find no specific data for this absorbent material, rarely used medically as a bulk laxative but best known as kitty litter or to plug leaks in ponds. Since it remains within the digestive tract i can see no reason it would get into breast milk. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take bentonite clay while on Zoloft (sertraline) if I take them several hours apart?

Is it safe to take bentonite clay while on Zoloft (sertraline) if I take them several hours apart?

Bentonite clay: Bentonite clay binds many drugs in the intestine and therefore prevents the absorption of the drug. There will be less problem if they are several hours apart, but there is variability of intestinal movement, so the results are somewhat unpredictable....I.E. How much zoloft (sertraline) would actually be absorbed and how much bound by the clay. ...Read more

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Supposing that charcoal or bentonite clay work for brown recluse bites, why aren't they used in the hospitals?

Who says it works?: The only way to really know if a treatment works or not is to test it against a standard treatment in such a way that neither the patient nor the doctor knows which treatment is being used. For treatments to work on brown recluse bites, they have to be started before the bitten tissue dies. Most people don't even know they have been bitten until then and so come to the hospital late. ...Read more

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I have gallstones, and diverticulosis. Can I use liquid bentonite clay as a detox. Will it help or make my symptoms worse?

I have gallstones, and diverticulosis. Can I use liquid bentonite clay as a detox. Will it help or make my symptoms worse?

Where to begin?: Symptoms of? Gallstones causing symptoms really are best treated by surgical removal of the gallbladder. No matter what you do- over time the symptoms will worsen. Symptoms from diverticuli usually means inflammation and once these show up more than once, you are eventually going to need surgical care. The detox process probably won't disrupt body balance enough to change either symptom set. ...Read more

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My ENT wants me to take a morning dose of bentonite clay. Should I should take my IR Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) before or after clay/what would interfere the least?

My ENT wants me to take a morning dose of bentonite clay. Should I should take my IR Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) before or after clay/what would interfere the least?

A few hours apart: because it may absorb the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) I would separate the two by a few hours in order to prevent inactivating the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). ...Read more

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Side effects of pills?

Too vague: A question. Different pills/meds have different effects as well side effects. ...Read more