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Doctor insights on: How Long Does A Bag Of Iv Fluid Last In Your Body

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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

Dr. Michael Opsahl
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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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Im 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?

Im 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