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Echothiophate Iodide Medication
What do you suggest if my salt says this salt supplies iodide, a necessary nutrient. Is iodide a necessary nutrient?
Yes : Iodine is needed to make thyroid hormone. In some areas iodine levels are low in the soil. This can lead to iodine deficiency and hypothyroidism unless it is replaced by adding to salt. Before iodine addition to salt was begun, iodine deficiency lead to goiter and was associated with significant fetal developmental problems. ...Read more
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Both potassium but..: Potassium iodide (ki) has potassium complexed with iodine but the other is complexed with gluconate. The former, ki, has more potassium than the latter by weight to weight comparison but it may cause more nausea. Potassium iodide has anti fungal properties and is used as supersaturated product for that (sski), potassium gluconate is frequently used over the counter to replace low potassium levels. ...Read more
Dexa?iodide saturate: Not sure 'bout DEXA (? Bone density scan?); ki is elemental iodine which is taken up by thyroid. Thyroid needs iodide to make thyroid hormone, but taking ki can cause either hyper- or hypo- thyroidism. Ki was used in japan after nuclear accident to keep people's thyroid from taking up radioactive iodine. ...Read more
Yes.: This involves one of the most popular medical myths. If you are allergic to seafood, you are not allergic to iodine, contrary to very popular belief. (some doctors even have this misconception.) theoretically it is not possible to be allergic to elemental iodine or simple iodide salts (such as potassium iodide) at all. Iodine can cause a non-allergic reaction called iododerma, however. ...Read more
Pills for adults:
Google "KI pills". BUT, read about adverse effects: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bernard_Le_Guen/publication/11987460_Iodine_kinetics_and_effectiveness_of_stable_iodine_prophylaxis_after_intake_of_radioactive_iodine_A_review/links/546f3c270cf216f8cfa9cc5c.pdf
For dosing see: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/EmergencyPreparedness/BioterrorismandDrugPreparedness/ucm072265.htm#products availa ...Read more
Can I use potassium iodide to get rid of an internal hordeolum? If so, do I apply it right to the eyelid?
Grapefruit Juice: May interact with a # of meds to include: Dexedrine, Adderall, Desoxyn, Ritalin, Halcion, Versed, Mogodon, Norvir, Zoloft, Lustral, Lipitor, Mevacor, Zocor, Buspar, Levothyroxine, Xanax, Doral, Valium, Verapamil, Prandon, Luvox, Codiene, Seroquel, Serzone, Oxycodone, dextromethorphan, Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, (vardenafil) Trazodone, Tegretol, cisapride, etc. Ask your pharmacist for more info. ...Read more
Take as directed!: Before you accept any new prescription or medication, know why it's recommended. Know what it's intended to do. Remind the prescriber about all your other medications, including otc medications & supplements (not the same thing!). Learn about common side effects & dangerous ones, too. Find out if you're supposed to get refills or if this is a one time deal. And take w/ or w/o food as directed. ...Read more
Some medications must be taken with food due to their effect on the stomach. Some medications are better absorbed when taken with medications. Diabetic medications may cause a drastic reduction in your blood sugar if you do not eat. As you can see there are many possibilities. Check with your physician before you do anything.
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Of course: I do not recommend any medication as part of a diet and most successful diets do not involve any type of medication. That said, in general "diets" don't work if it is a temporary diet, as when the diet ends people usually regain weight. The most successful diets are life-long changes in how you eat. Again, no medication is required for one to have a healthy diet. ...Read more
Home remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more
It can: Unfortunately, more and more frequent, opioid induced hyperalgesia has been described, typically per rapid escalation of medicine, and causing paradoxically worsening of the pain. ...Read more
Don't fight illness: As physicians, we don't fight against illnesses. We treat patients with illness. We never beat illness. If you have adhd, the best treatments are medications. It's not clear why you are interested in not using medications. There are many psychological therapies for adhd, which have varying results. You can seek consultation with a psychologist who is knowledgeable about them. Consult with one. ...Read more
No easy answer: It depends on your medical conditions and response to the medications you are taking. I would suggest discussing this with your doctor. If you are having bothersome side effects — that may indicate a need to evaluate your current medications. ...Read more
It may matter: Certain medications are more effective if taken at certain times. Also, some medications need to timed around meals or activities. Blood pressure medications, cholesterol medications, osteoporosis medications and some antibiotics would be some examples of these. Consult with the prescribing doctor or the pharmacist for more information. ...Read more
Not the right.......: Not the right question. You should not normally have pain with sex. Are you menopausal, normally or surgically. Lack of estrogen will causes atrophic vaginitis which will cause pain. This a too complex for a description of all the causes for pain, but the cause should be determined. I know of no female being treated with meds to prevent pain during sex! also, is it vaginal, or hip or back? See pcp. ...Read more