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Doctor insights on: Certo Fruit Pectin

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Is there side effects after drinking certo premium liquid fruit pectin?

Is there side effects after drinking  certo premium liquid fruit pectin?

Unlikely: You may have some changes in your stools for a day or so but otherwise there shouldn't be any problems. ...Read more

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Is fruit pectin safe to drink with powerade or other drinks to help filter for drug test?

Is fruit pectin safe to drink with powerade or other drinks to help filter for drug test?

Safe & Ineffective: No matter what the makers of these concoctions claim, there is no evidence that any compound, including those containing niacin, works to help people evade drug testing. Large amounts of fluid will dilute the urine, but this will be detected by most forms of drug testing and will be considered either a "failed" test or an adulterated one, which may even be worse. Stop using. That is what works. ...Read more

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Galectin 3 is now 61, other than modified citrus pectin-2.4 grams per day in capsule form, is there anything else that i can use to get the g3 to 12?

Galectin 3 is now 61, other than modified citrus pectin-2.4 grams per day in capsule form, is there anything else that i can use to get the g3 to 12?

Galectin 3: Altho galectin 3 is associated with numerous, widespread conditions, the test is approved only for chronic heart failure. Best way to lower levels is to work closely with your doc in all modalities used to control chf—fluid restriction, diuretics, daily weight checks, possible pacemaker. Discuss these options with doc. ...Read more

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Modified citrus pectin sold contains lead when they r supposed to remove lead. Is this true & safe?

Question?: I'm not clear on exactly what you are asking. I recommend modified citrus pectin to any patients with high Galectin-3 levels. I'm not aware of a problem with lead contamination of it. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Does pectin have an affect on warfarin?

Does pectin have an affect on warfarin?

Warfarin: Pectin should not affect warfrin unless it is mixed with vitamin k. ...Read more

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Immodium vs kaopectate, (kaolin and pectin) which is better?

Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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Can i give a 5 year old kaopectate (kaolin and pectin)?

Can i give a 5 year old kaopectate (kaolin and pectin)?

Diarrhea: in children is common and usually self resolving with a few extra dietary supports. STOPPING the diarrhea (the body's way of eliminating the offending infection) with medications can be dangerous in children. Supplement with an electrolyte solution (few ounces) after every loose stool, avoid of sugary foods/drinks like juices, and increase binding foods (bananas, rice, toast) . ...Read more

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Is it ok to give kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) to a toddler?

Is it ok to  give kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) to a toddler?

No: We never recommend any medications to stop diarrhea. You may give florastor, which is a natural bacteria, and that may help the diarrhea resolve quicker. ...Read more

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What dosage of kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) can I give a three year old?

What  dosage of kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) can I give a three year old?

Per pediatrician: If a 3 yr old is having diarrhea, then he/she needs to see the primary care pediatrician. Over the counter remedies are not recommended, they may mask an underlying problem. It is best to give fluids such as pedialyte for this age group, and if the diarrhea does not subside in a day or two then the pediatrician will guide you. The child will likely need stool testing to determine the cause. ...Read more

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