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Do film coated tablets alter the effect the active ingrdt has on the body compared to other tablets e.g does its effect last longer in the body?

Tablets: Some medications are designed to have a different kinetic once taken. Each pill will say if they are designed to be such. They don't alter the mediation but alter the kinetics as to how many does you need to take how fast the drug gets into your system etc. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Intravenous Fluids (Definition)

Intravenous means "within a vein." It usually refers to giving medications or fluids (solutions) through a needle or tube inserted into a vein, which allows immediate access to the blood supply. For ...Read more


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How long does a bag of IV fluid last in your body?

How long does a bag of IV fluid last in your body?

As long as you need: Our bodies are in a constant state of balance. We keep what we need and get rid of what we don't need. This goes for water (fluid), too. If you're dehydrated & receive just 1 bag of fluids that isn't enough to replenish your stores, you'll hang on to that fluid more so than if you got a bag just for kicks (this should never happen when not dehydrated) in which case you'll pee it out within hours. ...Read more

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39/f to ER last night diagnosis w/kidney infection on CT scan. IV fluid & antibiotics &morphine/other. Home w cipro (ciprofloxacin). How long will severe back pain last?

39/f to ER last night diagnosis w/kidney infection on CT scan. IV fluid & antibiotics &morphine/other. Home w cipro (ciprofloxacin). How long will severe back pain last?

Back pain: Back pain with kidney infections is usually localized to the flank area. Once appropriate antibiotics are taken, the back pain usually improves over the subsequent 48-72 hours. Back pain associated with kidney infections, does not usually radiate into the legs. It can be associated with fever, chills, urinary frequency and painful urination. ...Read more

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What is the rate at which intravenous fluids enter your body?

Rate is adjustable: And decided by treating physician. It may vary from 30cc/h to wide open. ...Read more

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I'm shaky for 2 days, just getting over sinus infec. & cold have had diarrhea for 7days now. Had IV fluid last saturday. What keeps causing this?

I'm shaky for 2 days, just getting over sinus infec. & cold have had diarrhea for 7days now. Had IV fluid last saturday. What keeps causing this?

Dehydration: Your physician should be consulted. Even though you say you were given an IV fluid it may not have been enough to correct the problem. Drink more water and see your family physician to also correct any electrolyte values that may have been affected by your sinus infection. ...Read more

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Bled a lot and got bags of IV fluid in surgery. Looked like michelin man. How do I get rid of that? Can barely walk?

Bled a lot and got bags of IV fluid in surgery. Looked like michelin man. How do I get rid of that? Can barely walk?

Patience: The fluid will slowly come out once you start ambulating and the disease gets under controll. Just follow your doctor recomandations. ...Read more

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This is only a general question. If a patient has been diagnosed with sepsis and hypernatremia then, typically, how long after the diagnosis is made should the administration of IV fluid commence? Is it particularly important.? I appreciate that medical

This is only a general question. If a patient has been diagnosed with sepsis and hypernatremia then, typically, how long after the diagnosis is made should the administration of IV fluid commence? Is it particularly important.? I appreciate that medical

Here are some. ..: Inserting IV-line ASAP is an essential part of caring for medical urgency/emergency. But how soon, how much, and how fast may widely vary depending on clinical need and access availability in staff and facility. These are commonsense matters. ...Read more

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I Unknowingly swallowed a Milton Sterilising Fluid, went to nearest hospital all what I was given was IV fluid 1.5 litres. Feeling pain in the chest?

I Unknowingly swallowed a Milton Sterilising Fluid, went to nearest hospital all what I was given was IV fluid 1.5 litres. Feeling pain in the chest?

Chemical Esophagitis: You probably have some chemical burn to your ESOPHAGUS. Please see a gastroenterologist to consider an imemdiate endoscopy to determine extent of damage to the esophagus such as strictures or ulcers ...Read more

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If a delirious pt is suitable for IV fluid, would he normally also be suitable for nutritional IV support? Delirious pts can obviously pull out IVs.

If a delirious pt is suitable for IV fluid, would he normally also be suitable for nutritional IV support? Delirious pts can obviously pull out IVs.

Not really!!!!: Nutrition in IV has many potential side effects and feeding the gut is the best medium which can be achieved via mouth or feeding tube which can be inserted through nose or even placed with endoscopy or surgically and secured to prevent pulling out however ultimately decision to feed via IV is made reviewing the whole clinical picture! ...Read more

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Can hyperkalemia and hypernatremia occur at the same time from IV fluid?

Can hyperkalemia and hypernatremia occur at the same time from IV fluid?

Possibly: Electrolyte abnormalities are common in hospitalized patients and can result from multiple factors. They often result from a patient's underlying condition. Intravenous fluid composition could also play a role. You should discuss with your doctor for specific answers in a specific situation. ...Read more

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Which IV fluid terapies would be the priorty for rehydration & why? Normal saline or gelofusion?

Which IV fluid terapies would be the priorty for rehydration & why? Normal saline or gelofusion?

Normal saline: In most cases for rehydration there is no evidence that any fluid therapy is superior to normal saline, so because it is inexpensive, most of the time it would be the cboice. ...Read more

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How does d5nr IV fluid aid in uti?

How does d5nr IV fluid aid in uti?

It only hydrates: It does not treat the infections. The d5nr IV solution is hypertonic solution with the following particular fluid composition: sodium – 140 meq/l, potassium – 5 meq/l, calcium 98 meq/l, lactate- 50 meq/l and dextrose- 250 mmol. Among all hypertonic solutions, d5nr IV solution contains the largest amount of lactate. D5nr IV solution is especially used for fluid resuscitation. ...Read more

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Iv fluid overload on heart?

Iv fluid overload on heart?

Fluid overload: Congestive heart failure? If in hospital too much IV fluid can result in volume or fluid overload. ...Read more

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If a male patient is on an IV fluid and needs to have the fluid balance monitored then how is this done? Would it be particularly difficult to do if the patient is delirious?

If a male patient is on an IV fluid and needs to have the fluid balance monitored then how is this done? Would it be particularly difficult to do if the patient is delirious?

Fluid balance: A couple of different ways to follow a person's fluid balance:First, measure the actual fluid given (IVFs) and measure how much urine is made (easiest if they have a catheter, but can be done without).While there are other ways to "lose fluid", urine is by far the largest contributor. The other way to to monitor the patient's precise body weight every day (works well for patients with kidney issue ...Read more

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How does intravenous fluids wear off?

Medical Questions: I am not sure if I am missing the point. But, all fluids in your body go through the liver, lungs and kidneys and are used up and cleaned up and excreted. I am not sure why you wonder about this. If I am missing the point then please ask again. ...Read more

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What are the different types of intravenous fluids and when are they used?

What are the different types of intravenous fluids and when are they used?

Sugar, salt, lactate: Iv fluids 101. The most common IV fluids uses are some combination and concentration of sugar (glucose, dextrose), salt (saline), and lactate. These combos are generally either isotonic (same concentration as blood), or hypotonic (less so). So, d5w is hypotonic sugar water that would be used for water depleted state; ns (normal saline) for low blood volume state. D5 in 1/2 ns for dehydration.... ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if IV fluid spilled in my eyes?

Should I be concerned if IV fluid spilled in my eyes?

Probably not: Assuming that the fluid came from a sterile source (directly from the IV fluid bottle or line, and not back flow from a patient), and assuming something was not in the IV fluid other than some sort of saline, it should not be harmful to the eye. Due to differences in the pH and salt content it might be transiently irritating to the eye, but not harmful. Tap water and chlorinated water are worse. ...Read more

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If a pt has CHF, hypotension & is dehydrated, could it matter if the IV fluid is normal saline if the pt also has hypernatremia?

If a pt has CHF, hypotension & is dehydrated, could it matter if the IV fluid is normal saline if the pt also has hypernatremia?

Normal Saline: If the patient is hypernatremic, normal saline will bring the patient's sodium level closer to normal, while treating their dehydration. It is a delicate balance to try and resuscitate a hypotensive heart failure patient, and manage their fluid balance. I hope it turns out for the best. I'm sure the team is watching the sodium levels carefully and adjusting as needed. ...Read more

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What causes a red streak up your arm where intravenous fluids were at?

What causes a red streak up your arm where intravenous fluids were at?

Cellulitis: Cellulitis is a mild bacterial infection from the injection site of the IV that now spreads up the arm. Topical antibiotics or changing the IV site both help to alleviate the problem. ...Read more

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If a delirious pt is suitable for IV fluid then would he usually be suitable for IV nutritional support? Delirious pts can obviously pull out tubes.

If a delirious pt is suitable for IV fluid then would he usually be suitable for IV nutritional support? Delirious pts can obviously pull out tubes.

No easy answer: There is considerable overlap in the terms IV nutrition and IV fluid. Delirious patients can sometimes be a danger to themselves and others. If a patient is so confused he/she is pulling out IV lines then the IV should be removed or the delirium should be treated. ...Read more

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If a delirious pt is suitable for IV fluid would he normally also be suitable for IV nutritional support? Obviously delirious pts can pull out tubes.

If a delirious pt is suitable for IV fluid would he normally also be suitable for IV nutritional support? Obviously delirious pts can pull out tubes.

Recommend Caution:: Suitable does not equate with either appropriate or effective. IV fluids easily/commonly overdone resulting in edema, sometimes deadly water overload. The important issues are the individual's life, mental status & motivations before becoming delirious, the reasons for being delirious along with what difference: beneficial, irrelevant or deleterious, the particular IV fluid/contents given produce. ...Read more

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If a malnourished pt isn't suitable for TPN & NG feeding due to delirium, is there another viable way of providing nutrition? Pt can tolerate IV fluid

Peg: Percutaneous gastrostomy or PEG, would be next step, IV fluids by themselves do not provide enough calories esp proteins and fat and may cause more edema and fluid overload ...Read more

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I have acute kidney failure and dehydration. They only give me iv fluid. What do I do?

I have acute kidney failure and dehydration. They only give me iv fluid. What do I do?

Correct treatment.: That is the treatment for acute kidney failure due to dehydration. Talk to your doc in the hospital to explain what is going on and all your treatment options. Don't be afraid to ask questions, politely. It is also okay if you are feeling doubtful, to ask for a second opinion. ...Read more

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Hospital gave too much IV fluid and the arms swelled so much then they could not find a vein to give meds. Is this common?

Infiltrated IV: Yes, this can happen. If an IV becomes dislodged from a vein and fluid runs in, it builds up in the tissue and causes the swelling. As long as it is just IV fluid, it typically is not a problem. Many medications however if they are injected into the subcutaneous space can cause skin problems. ...Read more

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6Hr of IV fluid in/ER got Brachial blood clot.2 months later same clot and many other clots in area. Normal or Dangerous, Cause? Treatments?

6Hr of IV fluid in/ER got Brachial blood clot.2 months later same clot and many other clots in area. Normal or Dangerous, Cause? Treatments?

Difficult to answer: U should look into using HealthTap Prime or asking your primary doc. Very controversial & complex conditions here. At 1st glance, the cause seems to be the plastic IV that could have caused a reaction, dislodged, or caused other damage. Prior to that IV, I assume u had no probs with clots. Clots are generally treated with blood thinners but there's no medical proof that arm clots need to be treatd ...Read more