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Side effects of potassium supppliment?

Side effects of potassium supppliment?

See below: Pottassium supplements can cause esophageal irritation or ulcers, and excess accumulation in the blood for any reason can cause heart rate disturbances and muscle weakness or paralysis. ...Read more

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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more


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Side effects of diuretics?

Side effects of diuretics?

Dehydration: The main function of diuretics is to increase the output of urine, thereby helping to manage high blood pressure. As a side effect of their chronic use, excess amounts of electrolytes can be lost in the urine leading to low levels of potassium, sodium, potassium. Calcium and magnesium levels can also be impaired. Some diuretics may cause the blood sugar to be elevated in diabetics. ...Read more

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Good medication to relieve symtpoms of small fiber neuropathy with few side effects? Gabapentin caused too many side effects.

Good medication to relieve symtpoms of small fiber neuropathy with few side effects? Gabapentin caused too many side effects.

Other options includ: You could try some other options. Two that I have used successfully include Lyrica (pregabalin) which is similar to gabapentin, but is a newer generation. Older drugs such as amitryptyline ; nortriptyline may also help. ...Read more

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What diuretic has the least side effects? Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) gave me some weird side effects (lethargy, chest tightness, anxiety).

What diuretic has the least side effects? Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) gave me some weird side effects (lethargy, chest tightness, anxiety).

All effects: Any medication can have side effects- if you need a simple diuretic ask your pcp to prescribe low dose chlorthalidone- if you cannot tolerate it, you are probably sensitive to the entire class of diuretics. ...Read more

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Side effects of kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) powder for kidney patient?

Side effects of kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) powder for kidney patient?

Side effects: Common reactions are nausea and gastric irritation. In serious cases, you could have severely low potassium levels, intestinal obstruction/necrosis, and perforation of the bowel wall. ...Read more

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Alkaline water intake healthy? Any side effects?

Alkaline water intake healthy? Any side effects?

Neutral: It's no better than regular water and it's probably no worse either. Your body has a way of regulating its ph. I think paying for alkaline water is a waste of money. ...Read more

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Tramadol and grapefruit juice side effects?

Tramadol and grapefruit juice side effects?

Interactions.: Drugs.Com drug interaction checker did not show interactions between grapefruit juice and tramadol. ...Read more

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Detox teas and side effects?

Relates to beliefs: There are many claims made that certain teas can 'detoxify' and cleanse various organs of the body. There is no well done research that confirms or denies this. So, it really comes down to one's belief about whether or not something will help them feel healthier. Trust in the source of info can go a lot further than the product itself. I'm not aware of any significant side effects of teas. ...Read more

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Side effects of expired medication, particularly antibiotics?

Side effects of expired medication, particularly antibiotics?

How long? Which?: Most expiration dates are about half of the actual time that the compounds remain active, but this may not guarantee their activity. Side-effects of the products of these compounds as they deteriorate vary with the compound, but very few if any have serious toxicities. Best to throw them out if they have expired. Better than taking a chance they are inactive or toxic. ...Read more

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Any bad senna side effects?

Any bad senna side effects?

Chronic laxative use: "irritant" purgatives cause: melanosis coli (reversible pigmenting of colon lining) which is often seen with chronic senna use, cathartic colon ("floppy" colon with limited muscle tone), & soap or chemical colitis (acute inflammation within hours of "cleansing" enema). See my earlier healthtap answers regarding the longterm systemic consequences of chronic laxative use / overuse. ...Read more

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Is there any disadvantage/ side effect to low sodium salt? When compared to salt, is low sodium salt definitely better alternative?

Is there any disadvantage/ side effect to low sodium salt?  When compared to salt, is low sodium salt definitely better alternative?

Probably no need: Views about sodium have changed over the years. The current consensus is higher sodium intake is harmless in the absence of high blood pressure and certain heart, kidney, liver or other metabolic problems. Probably you can use salt in cooking and salt your food to taste without worry. Salt substitues usually have potassium, which can have its own problems. If in doubt, check w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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Is epsom salt laxative dangerous?

Is epsom salt laxative dangerous?

Epsom salt laxative: All laxatives are dangerous if not used properly. Discuss with your Dr. as to your situation. ...Read more

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Can the steroid florinef (fludrocortisone) have bad long term side effects?

Can the steroid florinef (fludrocortisone) have bad long term side effects?

100%: Florinef (fludrocortisone) is a corticosteroid used to correct certain adrenal problems. It helps raise blood pressure, retain sodium and fluid. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of green tea extract capsule to pravastatin sodium & diltiazem?

What are the side effects of green tea extract capsule to pravastatin sodium & diltiazem?

Unknown: They are probably;y unknown as herbal medicines have not been extensively studied as prescription medicines. You should NOT take any herbs, vitamins, over the counter medications without the explicit consent of your doctor. Be careful. ...Read more

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Side effects to magnesium sulfate for labor?

Side effects to magnesium sulfate for labor?

See below: Magnesium sulphate is given intravenously to relax the uterus. Too fast a infusion , and generally in the face of decreasing or decreased kidney function can cause too high levels in the blood leading to convulsions. ...Read more

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Side effects of water weight loss pills?

Side effects of water weight loss pills?

Dehydration...: Never a good way to lose weight as it is temporary until you rehydrate. Plus it can lead to electrolyte problems which can be extremely harmful. Stick with a good diet and exercise regimen instead. ...Read more

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