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Dr. Kevin Daus Dr. Daus
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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What is the main difference between heparin sodium and heparin calcium?

What is the main difference between heparin sodium and heparin calcium?

Rout Given: The sodium salt is given IV and the calcium salt is given sub q but the active drug Heparin is the same and functions as a blood thinner.

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Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Can I use heparin sodium sub q and have the same effect of heparin calcium during pregnancy?

Can I use heparin sodium sub q and have the same effect of heparin calcium during pregnancy?

Heparin: According to my readings, both are effective but the calcium preparation causes more discomfort at the injection sites. A hematologist or even your pharmacist may be able to provide you with additional information regarding the 2 preparations and their differences.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Heparin sodium (mucous) and heparin what is the difference?

Heparin sodium (mucous) and heparin what is the difference?

Different salts: Heparin comes in different forms. For blood collection tubes, the two common forms are sodium and lithium. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.

Dr. George Mathew Dr. Mathew
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
54 years in practice
Mangalore University, Kasturba Medical College
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Why heparin is administered in pulmonary embolism? And why not warfarin sodium?

Why heparin is administered in pulmonary embolism? And why not warfarin sodium?

Initially Heprin: We initially use Heparin as it anticoagulate immediatly while Coumadin (warfarin) takes at least 3-4 days before it works!

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Dr. Joel Steckelman Dr. Steckelman
Pediatrics
years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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Dr. Matt Wachsman Dr. Wachsman
Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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How does sodium, caffeine, and alcohol affect calcium levels in the body?

How does sodium, caffeine, and alcohol affect calcium levels in the body?

It's complicated.: Caffeine doesn't have much of an effect on it except slightly as a diuretic. Likewise, alcohol doesn't have much of an effect on it or there'd be calcium problems All The Time. Sodium, however, has an exchange with calcium. If the sodium load is high, the calcium control is somewhat messed up. Some diuretics (not caffeine or alcohol though) put sodium in the urine and push calcium back in.

Dr. Joseph Leon Dr. Leon
Dentistry
17 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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Why do we use sodium flouride instead of calcium flouride in our toothpastes, mouthwashes etc? It's much less toxic than sodium flouride.

Why do we use sodium flouride instead of calcium flouride in our toothpastes, mouthwashes etc? It's much less toxic than sodium flouride.

Not bio-available: The short answer is that calcium Fluoride is so extremely insoluble as to be considered unusable by your body. Sodium and stannous fluorides are able to be broken down and then the fluorides can enter into and bond with the enamel. Enamel is made of a ring of ions and the Fluoride substitutes in the center to form a more stable ring. This new "ring" is more resistant to decay.

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Dr. Arthur Heller Dr. Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Stool softener= docusate sodium or docusate calcium?

Stool softener= docusate sodium or docusate calcium?

Either: Both work by causing small bowel to secrete fluid into gut. Increased fluid helps to sofeten hard stool; not a stimulant.

Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis) Dr. Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
Addis Ababa University Gondar College of Medical Sciences
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Dr. Kathleen Mullane Dr. Mullane
Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu Dr. Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
Lyceum Northwestern, Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation
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Dr. Christine Hom Dr. Hom
Pediatrics
26 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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I like to know what albumin serum 4.4 calcium serum 9.8 creatinine serum and posassium serum 3.8 protein total serum 6.9 and sodium serum 142?

I like to know what albumin serum 4.4 calcium serum 9.8 creatinine serum and posassium serum 3.8 protein total serum 6.9 and sodium serum 142?

Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group, not very specific. They do not sound alarming.

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis Dr. Lewis
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is docusate sodium or docusate calcium a better stool softener?

Is docusate sodium or docusate calcium a better stool softener?

Depends: Since calcium tends to constipate, i'd tend to side with the sodium version. However, people with hypertension who are limiting their sodium intake should probably choose the calcium version. The docusate is the active component; so either version should work. Adding more fiber & fluids to your diet will help keep you regular, too.

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Dr. Bahman Omrani Dr. Omrani
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I m suffering from avascular necrosis of hips. ... I m on medication taking vitamins calcium n sodium tablets. .. Plz suggest?

I m suffering from avascular necrosis of hips. ... I m on medication taking vitamins calcium n sodium tablets. .. Plz suggest?

Osteonecrosis (AVN): Nonoperative management for avn of the femoral head (hips) is generally ineffective. If 15% or less of the femoral head is involved & no symptoms are present, there is a chance it will resolve without surgical intervention. Treatment with bisphosphonates has been tried with variable results. Joint preserving surgical procedures may be the best available option.

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith Dr. Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
40 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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I don't get all nutrients from my food, I lack all vitamins n sodium, potassium, calcium n iron. Can tablets help me? I'm not a good eater. I'm underweig

I don't get all nutrients from my food, I lack all vitamins n sodium, potassium, calcium n iron. Can tablets help me? I'm not a good eater. I'm underweig

Nutrition: Improving your nutrition is essential. Food sources are best. Eat colored fruits and colored vegetables daily. Aim for 8 servings per day. Take an excellent multivitamin with minerals daily. Centrum brand is excellent but there are others. A nutrient drink such as Ensure is excellent. Iron may require a separate tablet.

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Dr. Ashu Syal Dr. Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
26 years in practice
Gandhi Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
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What could be the cause of a low calcium level of 8.2? Albumin 4.6, Globulin 1.8, BUN 16, Vit D 38. Sodium slightly elevated but all else in range

Calcium: What is your ionized calcium level? Why skin biopsy? And what other medications are you taking ie for depression and anxiety? Answer to all these can help us find answer to your query.

Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Is ascorbic acid a synthetic form of vitamin c? What is more effective calcium ascorbate or sodium ascorbate?

Is ascorbic acid a synthetic form of vitamin c? What is more effective calcium ascorbate or sodium ascorbate?

Not necessarily;same: All vitamins go by 2 names, their letter name & chemical name. Ascorbic acid is the chemical name of vit c, as pyridoxine is the chemical name of b6 etc. Ascorbic acid refers to both natural & synthetic forms. Almost all vit c supps are synthetic & most derived from corn which is likely gmo. I favor c from non-corn sources like cassava root.Calcium & sodium ascorbate are equally effective. See comment:.

Dr. Gregory Lewis Dr. Lewis
Urology
40 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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I've got polycystic kydney (v) and i'd like to know how edta calcium disodium could imbalance my ionized calcium and/or sodium in oral chelation?

See answer: Edta is safe when used as a prescription medicine for the correct indications. Edta can cause abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, low blood pressure, skin problems, and fever. It can also cause kidney damage, dangerously low calcium levels, low potassium and magnesium levels, and even death. You should seriously discuss any planned use (s) with your nephrologist.

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