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Doctor insights on: Cetylpyridinium Chloride

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Please advise what is better: cetylpyridinium chloride or sodium fluoride?

Please advise what is better: cetylpyridinium chloride or sodium fluoride?

Totally different: Cetylpyridinium chloride is an antiseptic, it kills bacteria. Fluoride is a mineral that makes teeth more resistant to acid when it is incorporated into the tooth enamel and also makes it harder for the bacteria to stick to the teeth. You can't say one is better then the other because they are totally different products that are used for totally different things. ...Read more

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Dr. Leonard Stein
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Chloride (Definition)

Chloride is a negatively charged ion of chlorine found in cells and serum. Chloride is the main ion which balances out the positively charged ions ...Read more


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Is cetylpyridinium chloride safe? I have mouth spray that has 0.075% in it and it says 2 sprays but I do 5 or more. Is this bad? Can I use everyday?

Is cetylpyridinium chloride safe? I have mouth spray that has 0.075% in it and it says 2 sprays but I do 5 or more. Is this bad? Can I use everyday?

Safe mouth spray: Cetylpyridinium chloride is a compound used in mouth washes, toothpastes, and lozenges to fight bacteria. It doesn't eradicate them all, as some are normal to be in your mouth. The spray can reduce gingivitis and reduce plaque. It is safe, even at 5 sprays a day. However, regular dental care is also needed to assure dental health. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11505791. ...Read more

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Is it bad to mix a mouthwash that whitens teeth with a regular one containing cetylpyridinium chloride?

Is it bad to mix a mouthwash that whitens teeth with a regular one containing cetylpyridinium chloride?

Maybe: Mixing may cause some of the ingredients in either to be bound chemically together and not be effective . Best to use them separately.. ...Read more

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Have fungal infection in mouth,what is safe during pregnancy?also is cetylpyridinium chloride+lidocaine HCl gel safe during pregnancy??

Have fungal infection in mouth,what is safe during pregnancy?also is cetylpyridinium chloride+lidocaine HCl gel safe during pregnancy??

Cetylpyridinium: As a general answer, cetylpyridium is not safe for pregnant women. It can severely damage the liver of the fetus. For oral thrush, gargle with salt water, avoid sweets, eat some plain yogurt every day. If it is really severe, then topical Nystatin (swish and spit). ...Read more

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What are normal ratios for phosphorus and chloride?

What are normal ratios for phosphorus and chloride?

Normal values: Chloride normal is 98 - 110. Potasium normal is 3.5 - 5.3 phosphate normal is 2.7 - 4.5 with children higher. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: chloride?

What is the definition or description of: chloride?

Electrolyte: Chloride is a negatively charged ion of chlorine found in cells and serum. Chloride is the main ion which balances out the positively charged ions - sodium and potassium. ...Read more

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What is mivacurium chloride?

What is mivacurium chloride?

Muscle relaxant: this is a type of short acting muscle paralyzing agent given with a GA to facilitate the surgical procedure. ...Read more

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Is aluminum chloride antibacterial?

Is aluminum chloride antibacterial?

No: Al chloride is not antibiotic it is anti hydrous or sweating. When applied to an armpit at night it gets absorbed into your sweat glands and decreases sweat production it is not killing any bacteria ...Read more

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What is magnesium chloride used for?

What is magnesium chloride used for?

Repletion: It is good for IV and im or subq magnesium injection. It can also be rubbed on the skin as oil of magnesium. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/magnesium-benefits.html. ...Read more

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What foods are rich in sodium chloride?

What foods are rich in sodium chloride?

Processed: It the food item can sit on a counter for more than a few hours or in the refrigerator for more than a week without risking rotting, it is likely loaded with preservatives... Think salt. Lunch meat, breads, pizza, sauces, soups, many cheeses, the list goes on. Start reading labels salt (sodium) is put in almost everything...Best bests are fresh fruits, vegetables, and non deli meats. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can you remove hydrogen chloride fumes?

Unsure: Hydrogen chloride fumes are extremely dangerous and you should first remove yourself from the area immediately. Then one must ventillate the fumes out and away from others. Then the source must be identified and neutralized, stopped or abated. If unsurfe, call 911, hazmat, local authorities and get everyone removed immediately. Seek appropriate and immediate medical attention. Be safe first! ...Read more

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Can I use lidocaine chloride jelly on my rectum ?

Can I use lidocaine chloride jelly on my rectum ?

No-Pain Lidocaine: Yes. I can't think of a reason not,except to mask painful symptoms you've had for some time and haven't seen a doctor for. Uh,oh yes,if used too much it can irritate the skin. It can also mask pain at certain times you should be actually feeling it, if you know what I mean.It's very useful for painful anal fissures or hemorrhoids before definitive treatment.Just don't over-use it to hide something ...Read more

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Why would they give me 0.9% sodium chloride IV going really fast ?

IV Fluid Hydration: That is basically salt water and is the most common IV fluid to give patients to improve hydration. Sometimes medicine is given through the IV with it. ...Read more

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I am suffering with hypocalcium disease let me know how it will come and why amonia chloride test will do for humans because they did for me ?

Ammonia chloride: If the blood work did show low serum calcium there are many other tests that need to be done. An ammonia chloride test is a minor concern until all the appropriate labs are completed. How low is your calcium? ...Read more

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My chloride, serum is 100 mgol/L. My phosphorus is 3.6 mg/dL. I've read a ratio lower than 29 could be suggestive of malignancy. Should I worry?

My chloride, serum is 100 mgol/L.  My phosphorus is 3.6 mg/dL.  I've read a ratio lower than 29 could be suggestive of malignancy. Should I worry?

Serum electrolytes: Both the chloride and phosphorus level you mentioned are within normal range, electrolyte disturbance may happen with different cancers based on the type of cancers. But I am not aware of the low chloride and phosphorus ratio being diagnostic of any cancer. ...Read more

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Taking ganaton 150mg (itopride hydro chloride) one cap per day \u0026 pantocid 40g 2x a day for 6 yrs. safe? there any side effects of this? Thank you

Interactions: Ganaton is not available in US. It is used in combination in other countries. Just get an EKG to make sure no conduction abnormalities. Other wise it is ok ...Read more