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Dr. Janet Serle
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Ethacrynic Acid (Definition)

Ethacrynic acid is a loop affecting water pill/diuretic which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more


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What is a less expensive alternative to edecrin (ethacrynic acid)?

Options based on you: Edecrin (ethacrynic acid) is a type of medication that helps kidneys get rid of salt water, a diuretic. Edecrin (ethacrynic acid) is often prescribed to patients with sulfa allergies and fluid retention or high blood pressure. The possible allergy to other medications is the most common reason to try this medication. If it is too expensive and you have not had a severe reaction to the other diuretics talk to your doctor about trying. ...Read more

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Does being in the sunlight cause a reaction with edecrin (ethacrynic acid)?

Not usually: Edecrin is the only loop diuretic that is not sulfa based (lasix, (furosemide) bumex, torsemide,). The sulfa based drugs can cause a red rash in sunlight. Edecrin typically does not have this reaction in the sun. Beware of long term exposure since the drug is more associated with hearing loss than the other drugs in its class. ...Read more

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Does being in the sunlight cause a bad reaction with edecrin (ethacrynic acid)?

Edecrin (ethacrynic acid): There are no reported problems with Edecrin (also known as ethacrynic acid). As a diuretic, it could result in dehydration after prolonged exposure to sun. Also, it could cause a rash, which may make your skin more sensitive to the sun. ...Read more

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My Renal Dr prescribed guanFacine for my Hypertension. I have LVhypertrophy. Leary of new meds. On Edecrin, Bystolic (nebivolol). Would Cozar be better to take?

My Renal Dr prescribed guanFacine for my Hypertension. I have LVhypertrophy. Leary of new meds. On Edecrin, Bystolic (nebivolol). Would Cozar be better to take?

Medications: Without knowing your complete medical history and laboratories that would be impossible for us to say. The person most qualified is your doctor. This is a question to ask him. There is no harm in asking about alternative medications, he may have already tried you on a similar medication or your renal disease is such that he does not want to use an ARB with you. Ask him, he will give you reason ...Read more

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Can battery acid be dangerous?

Can battery acid be dangerous?

Very dangerous: Battery acid is extremely corrosive and can cause major burns to the skin. ...Read more

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Is organic acid harmful to health?

Is organic acid harmful to health?

It's OK-It's Organic: Are you referring to 2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid [CH2(COOH)COH(COOH)CH2(COOH)]?-or perhaps 4-methylbenzenesulfonic acid [CH3C6H4SO3H]? I guess what I'm trying to say is that there are so many, some OK, some not OK and others VERY not OK-would be hard to say, but if you stick to citric acid in fruit and maybe 5% acetic acid in vinegar you'll be OK. Stay away from Formic: you'll go blind ...Read more

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I had urick acid & body jerk what I have to do?

I had urick acid & body jerk what I have to do?

Difficult to say: Hello, uric acid can be associated with certain conditions when elevated. Usually not in conjunction with body jerks. You will need to see your physician to determine if either issue is significant. ...Read more

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I have got the worst acid, and nothing works!!!?

Are you taking OTC: Products or has your doctor evaluated and prescribed medications. If it is the later than seeing a gastroenterologist may be helpful. ...Read more

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What to do about myblooduric acid levelishighat 10.1 mg?

What to do about myblooduric acid levelishighat 10.1 mg?

More information: Please consult a physician to discuss your lab values along with detailed history for meaningful recommendations. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the fatty acid synthase complex works?

Can you tell me how the fatty acid synthase complex works?

Fatty acid enzymes: Go to wikipedia to look this up. Too complex to explain in detail here without pictures. ...Read more

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What causes a build up of acid in your system or to be too "acidic"?

What causes a build up of acid in your system or to be too "acidic"?

Acidosis: Acidosis can occur when the body produces too much acid (such as Lactic Acid or during diabetic ketoacidosis), when the kidneys are too sick to excrete the acids normally produced during metabolism, or when the lungs are too sick to breathe off carbon dioxide. The doctors who diagnose and treat this condition are typically nephrologists (kidney specialists). ...Read more

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What are some reasons that a person would need to be on a low acid diet?

What are some reasons that a person would need to be on a low acid diet?

Unusual : Unless she has a peptic or duodenal ulcer, not something a md would usually prescribe. ...Read more

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Why does acid cause hemolysis?

Why does acid cause hemolysis?

Denatures hemoglobin: In the lab, acidic solutions will denature hemoglobin, causing the red cell to hemolyze. Fetal hemoglobin is more resistant to this. This difference is the basis of a test to determine how much fetal blood is mixed in the maternal blood system of mom's who are rh negative, and thus need rhogam. ...Read more

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Can TMJ be treated with haluronic acid?

Can TMJ be treated with haluronic acid?

Yes: Certain TMJ disorders can be treated with hyaluronic acid. See an oral surgeon who has TMJ experience for guidance. ...Read more

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How do I know if this is acid or angina?

Angina: With only the question, impossible for one of us out here to give an answer. If you are concerned about a symptom you have see your doc. ...Read more

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What are high acid levels in a 4-year-old?

What are high acid levels in a 4-year-old?

?: Which acids are we referring to? More info is needed. ...Read more

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What should I eat or avoid if I have urine acid?

What should I eat or avoid if I have urine acid?

Normal: Urine is normally acidic and there is no need to change your diet because of that. ...Read more

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What is the function of ellagic acid in the body?

What is the function of ellagic acid in the body?

Not made by humans.: Humans do not make ellagic acid. It is found in some fruits and nuts. It's benefit to humans has not be proven in large well-designed studies. It has been fraudulently claimed to cure some cancers. See this article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellagic_acid

Never buy a supplement that is now well-supported by good quality scientific research. ...Read more

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How to discontinue PPIs in order to avoid acid rebound?

How to discontinue PPIs in order to avoid acid rebound?

Can taper dose...: Can taper dose slowly over a period of a week or two, but after a few days of having no drug in your system you'll still be back to making basal levels of stomach acid. Perhaps a step-down to an H2-blocker or use of antacids may achieve your goal. ...Read more

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Which is the best recommended plant based caprylic acid?

Which is the best recommended plant based caprylic acid?

Caprylic acid: Both coconut oil & palm oil contain 6-8% caprylic acid. The seeds of another latin american plant, c. Pulcherrima, (aka lythraceae) contain 70-94% caprylic acid (depending on source consulted). However, commercial availability in the us of latter source is uncertain. Caprylic acid is used in parenteral nutrition & reportedly can be used against candida fungus & some bacteria. Ask doc b4 using. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hydrochloric acid?

What is the definition or description of: hydrochloric acid?

See answer details.: Hydrochloric acid is a clear, colourless solution of hydrogen chloride (hcl) in water. It is a highly corrosive, strong mineral acid with many industrial uses. Hydrochloric acid is found naturally in gastric acid. ...Read more

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I just spilled battery acid on my chest what do I need to do?

I just spilled battery acid on my chest what do I need to do?

Irrigate with water: This is an acid burn. Run it under water such as in the shower, for at least 10 minutes. It can cause a serious burn so see a doctor if it is still painful. ...Read more

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What is the best recommended plant based caprylic acid please?

Coconut: Just eat coconut oil. It is very high in caprylic acid. You can cook with it as well as add it to your food. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Edecrin (Definition)

Edecrin is a loop affecting water pill/diuretic which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more


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