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Doctor insights on: Croscarmellose Sodium Dangers

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

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Does croscarmellose sodium elevate blood pressure?

Does croscarmellose sodium elevate blood pressure?

Croscarmellose Sodiu: Croscarmellose sodium is used in small amounts in the making of supplements and prescription drugs. It helps for dissolution of suplements in proper manner in stomach. Sodium content is not a significant amount in its structure. Hence there is no significanmt effect on blood pressure. Read more

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Safe to take lorazepam w/ nature made magnesium supplement (mag ox, cellulose gel, croscarmellose sodium, mag stearate, silicon dioxide, stearic acid)?

Safe to take lorazepam w/ nature made magnesium supplement (mag ox, cellulose gel, croscarmellose sodium, mag stearate, silicon dioxide, stearic acid)?

Safe but not best Mg: It is totally safe but magnesium oxide is a very poorly-absorbed form of magnesium- it may work as a laxative but won't raise your magnesium levels! You would be far better off taking magnesium glycinate, taurate or citrate! See http://drcarolyndean. Com/magnesium_miracle/. Read more

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Sodium level 130. Is this dangerous. What causes this?

Sodium level 130. Is this dangerous. What causes this?

Possibly.: If it continues to drop it can be very dangerous. There are many causes for low sodium levels which can include medications. You need to talk to you doctor about your sodium levels and if any medications you are on could be causing this and your sodium levels monitored closely to make sure they don't drop any more and if there needs to be a change in your medications or the doses. Read more

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What causes sodium to get real high and can it be dangerous?

What causes sodium to get real high and can it be dangerous?

Yes: Yes it can be dangerous. Dehydration is a common cause, especially in older people if they cannot express thirst or don't have access to water. High sodium can also be induced by medications that have a high and concentrated sodium content. Read more

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Would 131 sodium be dangerous for a 62 yr female. I know that's low but where does it cross the dangerous line?

Would 131 sodium be dangerous for a 62 yr female. I know that's low but where does it cross the dangerous line?

Could be normal: This number alone is meaningless. What matters most is the cause and rate of change. In fact, this could be considered a normal or appropriately low sodium level depending on the underlying cause. Regardless, at 131 unlikely to cause significant damage but should be monitored. Read more

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Is sodium nitrate dangerous for our health?

Is sodium nitrate dangerous for our health?

Yes it is: There has been shown link between increased levels of nitrates and deaths from Alzeimer Disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Parkinson's Disease, stomach, esophagus and colon ulcer. It may ne due to effect of nitrosamines on the DNA, Read more

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Is it dangerous to use docusate sodium every day?

Is it dangerous to use docusate sodium every day?

Maybe not, but...: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). Read more

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Son is 2y old, never add salt to food, also boil bottled water, do he needs sodium? Is it dangerous not to add any salt?

Son is 2y old, never add salt to food, also boil bottled water, do he needs sodium? Is it dangerous not to add any salt?

Easy to check: Many foods have salt naturally and added salt is unnecessary. Water is water, it doesn't need salt. If the kid gets enough salt from his natural food intake, you do not need to add it. A simple blood test can be done at the doctor's office to verify a proper salt level in the kid's blood. If he is growing, developing & playing like other kids, he's likely okay. Read more

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Is sodium fluoride in drinking water dangerous?

Is sodium fluoride in drinking water dangerous?

That depends on dose: That depends on dosage. Optimally fluoridated water (0.7ppm) and/or a little above is perfectly safe and beneficial to our teeth. Dosages between 1.5-3 ppm (naturally found in some water in the midwest) can cause dental fluorosis. Dosages between 3-10 ppm (naturally found in some water in china, india & russia) are dangeruos and can cause skeletal fluorosis. Read more

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Dangers of hypertonic solution? If someone with a chronic illness who may be underhydrated is put on 3% sodium chloride 500ml, what are the dangers?

Dangers of hypertonic solution? If someone with a chronic illness who may be underhydrated is put on 3% sodium chloride 500ml, what are the dangers?

Limited amount of: Hypertonic solution is fine for patients who are severely dehydrated, with low serum sodium and with neurologic symptoms- lethargy, weakness, confusion. Overtreatment with Hypertonic Saline may cause the damage to the covering of the brain cells (myelin sheath) and may cause similar symptoms as undertreatment. Best wishes! Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000775.Htm. Read more

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I took meloxicam 15mg about 12 hours ago and then just now took two 220mg naproxen sodium by accident... Am I in any danger? What should I do?

I took meloxicam 15mg about 12 hours ago and then just now took two 220mg naproxen sodium by accident... Am I in any danger? What should I do?

2 NSAIDs: Combination increases risk of GI bleeding & possible damage to kidneys. Make sure there's plenty in your stomach to buffer it against the meds & drink plenty of fluids to keep kidneys well flushed. If vomit blood or see black, tarry stools or blood in urine, see pcp or er doc at once. Best not to mix meds of same family to prevent such occurrences. Read more

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A test showed Serum sodium of 134 mmo1/L. Is this dangerous and can it be caused by Flecainide/Warfarin? Remainder of Urea and electrolytes normal.

A test showed Serum sodium of 134 mmo1/L. Is this dangerous and can it be caused by Flecainide/Warfarin? Remainder of Urea and electrolytes normal.

No danger: Your sodium level is just one point below the lower limit of normal and that is not a dangerous situation. You may have just taken water before the test. Read more

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Low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Causes, dangers?? No loose bowels or medications. Chest pain for a month. Doctor said heart is ok, just a little fast.

Low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Causes, dangers?? No loose bowels or medications. Chest pain for a month. Doctor said heart is ok, just a little fast.

You're still GOOD!: I think we spoke this morning, no? Low bicarb is nothing to be alarmed about. If you'd like to send it to me in an INBOX consultation message I'd be happy to read it in the context of any other labs or test results you may have. I'll be finishing your note later this evening so please watch for it. Have you considered something like YOGA CLASSES? Www. Healthtap. Com/dr-drsaghafi Read more

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How much potassium is too much for an active female, mid 20s? I'm having about 6700mg daily, is this dangerous combined with low sodium intake?

How much potassium is too much for an active female, mid 20s? I'm having about 6700mg daily, is this dangerous combined with low sodium intake?

Hmmm....: Wonder if calculations are correct. Normal recommendation for potassium for women runs around 5000 milliequivalents per day - about 3 grams per day. You must be eating a very unusual diet. There is clearly no reason to do so. While there is no obvious harm in the short term there is no benefit. The body can recover from most insults, but any extreme diet can get you in trouble if sustained. Read more

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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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Can croscarmellose cause diarrhea?

Can croscarmellose cause diarrhea?

Not in itself: It is used as a matrix delivery system in over 24, 000 medications and of itself does not cause diarrhea. Read more