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Doctor insights on: How Does Ethylene Glycol Cause Hemolysis

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In what way does ethylene glycol cause hemolysis?

In what way does ethylene glycol cause hemolysis?

Least of troubles: Ethylene glycol causes death by acidfying the body and producing crystals in the brain and kidney; there are problem direct toxic effects on some metabolic pathways as well. Hemolysis, if it occurs, is the least of these patients' problems. This question appears elsewhere and I wonder if some misguided teacher is asking it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ethylene glycol poisoning — is that only from antifreeze?

Ethylene glycol poisoning — is that only from antifreeze?

No, but that is the: Most common source. Other sources are brake fluids, acrylic paints, primer and even shoe polish. But because the antifreeze tastes sweet and the others don't, it poses the greatest risk to pets and children. ...Read more

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What is the difference between propylene glycol and ethylene glycol?

What is the difference between propylene glycol and ethylene glycol?

The "ol" on the ends: Basically means that both compounds are alcohols. But there are many, many alcohols that are used in various products. The more dangerous of the 2 is the ethylene glycol which is found in antifreeze and a number of other products. ...Read more

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Treating ethylene glycol poisoning with alcohol — how does that work?

Treating ethylene glycol poisoning with alcohol — how does that work?

Ethylene glycol: Is broken down into very toxic metabolites by alcohol dehydrogenase. The idea is to saturate the enzyme with alcohol so that none is available to break down the ehtylene glycol. ...Read more

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I've heard that you can treat ethylene glycol poisoning with alcohol. Is this true?

I've heard that you can treat ethylene glycol poisoning with alcohol. Is this true?

Yes, if early: Ethylene glycol is broken down by alcohol dehydrogenase into toxic metabolites. Once that happens, alcohol won't work. The idea is that the alcohol will take up all the available alcohol dehydrogenase available and stop it from metabolizing the ethylene glycol into it's more toxic metabolites. ...Read more

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What's the usual treatment for ethylene glycol ingestion?

What's the usual treatment for ethylene glycol ingestion?

Dangerous!: Ethylene glycol is an extremely dangerous poison which can cause death and permanent brain and other organ damage when taken even in small quantities; people who have swallowed this substance often need to be in an intensive care unit. Depending on the timing and the person's condition, he may need his stomach pumped, charcoal to neutralyze the substance, dialysis, and other treatments ...Read more

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I have heard that you can treat ethylene glycol poisoning with alcohol. Is this myth or fact?

I have heard that you can treat ethylene glycol poisoning with alcohol. Is this myth or fact?

Fact: Alcohol is the traditional treatment for ethylene glycol poisoning; it is rarely used anymore because there are safer alternatives. There are still no good alternatives. If you drink ethylene glycol you will be sorry. ...Read more

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Is serum Osmolality typically elevated in metabolic acidosis/alkalosis and ethylene glycol poisoning?

Is serum Osmolality typically elevated in metabolic acidosis/alkalosis and ethylene glycol poisoning?

Yes: Particularly with ethylene glycol poisoning.
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Can propylene glycol (found in electronic cigarettes) cause a positive on an etg test?

Can propylene glycol (found in electronic cigarettes) cause a positive on an etg test?

NO: Etg test will show positive for ethanol (common alcohol is called) consumption only unto 72 hrs , other forms of alcohols, like glycols have different metabolic products. ...Read more

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Does polyethylene glycol 3350 nf powder cause problems?

Does polyethylene glycol 3350 nf powder cause problems?

Constipation Relief: Polyethylene glycol is a non-absorbed sugar substance that pulls water into stool, causing soft stools or diarrhea. This medication is used to relieve constipation. It is not dangerous, but will cause watery diarrhea if used in excess. ...Read more

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Can miralax (polyethylene glycol) cause dehydration?

Can miralax (polyethylene glycol) cause dehydration?

Possibly: If it causes severe, recurrent diarrhea and there is not intake of oral fluid, then it is possible. However, that is unlikely. ...Read more

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Does miralax (polyethylene glycol) cause gas or cramps?

Does miralax (polyethylene glycol) cause gas or cramps?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Usually not, but it can. Certainly the safest laxative out there, but there are still side effects. ...Read more

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Would these cause a positive ETG test. Cetyl, Stearyl, Cetearyl alcohols. Panthenol, Phenoxyethenol, Butylene Glycol, Propanol, Propylene Glycol. ?

Would these cause a positive ETG test.
Cetyl, Stearyl, Cetearyl alcohols. 
Panthenol, Phenoxyethenol, Butylene Glycol, Propanol, Propylene Glycol.
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Only ethanol makeEtG: Those compounds aren't metabolized to EtG. Food products (vanilla), hygiene products, mouthwash, or OTC medications (cough syrups) containing ethanol can cause EtG levels to exceed 100 ng/mL but not 500 ng/mL. If measurable ethanol is detected (greater than .04 gm%) in the urine & EtG is >250 ng/mL, or if EtG > 500 ng/mL, then this is very strong evidence that beverage alcohol was consumed. ...Read more

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Does miralax (polyethylene glycol) cause weight gain?

Sorry, but no...: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a lavage agent--the more you take the better the "clean out." MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) neither directly affects appetite nor causes significant fluid retention when used as directed. By virtue of it helping to eliminate stool volume, one would anticipate weight loss with its use. ...Read more

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Does longer term MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) use cause electrolyte or acid/base balance abnormalities?

Does longer term MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) use cause electrolyte or acid/base balance abnormalities?

Here are some...: If its use just smooths stool regularity without watery diarrhea, it would not affect your electrolyte and acid/base balance. More? Ask your prescribing doctor. If unsure, test it once in 3-4 months for reassurance; that is reasonable. ...Read more

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Does MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) count as a laxative? If someone took MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) every day, what would the side effects be? Could this cause permanent damage?

Does MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) count as a laxative? If someone took MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) every day, what would the side effects be? Could this cause permanent damage?

What's the concern?: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a generally safe, non-systemic lavage agent, intended to assist with laxation. Your voiced concern makes me question: for what symptoms has it been prescribed to you, what is the intended dose & duration of use, what have you tried before, what tests have been run prior to starting the product, what other symptoms do you have (weight loss, bleeding, pain), what's the underlying disease? ...Read more

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I have been taking MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) for 2 months for constipation. I've lost 27 pounds. Does MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) cause you to lose weight? Will this cause any damage?

I have been taking MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) for 2 months for constipation. I've lost 27 pounds. Does MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) cause you to lose weight? Will this cause any damage?

MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) weight loss: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) causing diarrhea, nausea, or stomach cramps could certainly cause unintentional weight loss, but please check with a your physician to rule out other more serious causes of unintentional weight loss as well as stopping the Miralax (polyethylene glycol).

Exercise, eat plenty of fiber, drink sufficient water to satisfy your thirst, and perhaps try a stool softener like colace or psyillium like Metamucil instead ...Read more

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Can miralax (polyethylene glycol) cause pencil thin stool?

Comcermnng: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and other agents used for constipation should not cause pencil thin stools. I am concerned that you are requiring daily constipation medications. You need to see a gastroenterologist who then may proceed with a colonoscopy to make sure you have nothing in your colon that is causing the thin stool and you then need to discuss the issue of constipation. Please proceed with the GI physician ...Read more

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Does Polyethylene Glycol or also called miralax (polyethylene glycol) cause green sticky stools? Please help

Does Polyethylene Glycol or also called miralax (polyethylene glycol) cause green sticky stools? Please help

Not usually.: MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) does not usually cause green sticky stools. If anything, it usually causes watery stools that are the same color as the stool was prior to taking the medication. Green stools are not usually worrisome. Unless you see black tarry stool or signs of red blood, I would not worry about it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can 'vaping' (e-cigerettes) with nicotine in a propylene glycol solution cause elevated liver enzymes. Not sure if nicotine has an effect on liver? Ty

Can 'vaping' (e-cigerettes) with nicotine in a propylene glycol solution cause elevated liver enzymes. Not sure if nicotine has an effect on liver? Ty

No: Nicotine has no adverse effect upon the liver unless you had a major overdose which only happens with the administration of large doses of nicotine. These doses cannot be met by smoking or vaping. Propylene glycol won't cause problems either. I would worry about chronic lung damage and nicotine addiction. If your liver enzymes are elevated, your doctor needs to find out the reason. ...Read more

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Son 10 chronic constipation miralax (polyethylene glycol) 5+ years Dr's always say take miralax (polyethylene glycol) need more answers what causes chronic constipation since toddler?

Son 10 chronic constipation miralax (polyethylene glycol) 5+ years Dr's always say take miralax (polyethylene glycol) need more answers what causes chronic constipation since toddler?

Needs consultation: You need to consult with a developmental pediatrician and/or pediatric gastroenterologist. Chronic stool retention/constipation is a difficult problem to manage and most often fails when the program is inconsistent. There are long term changes in your kids bowel which should respond to a disciplined treatment plan but may take a year or more to be effective. Find the best help available. ...Read more