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Can the new drug for cystic fibrosis, kalydeco, (ivacaftor) be taken by someone with copd..Would it help?

Can the new drug for cystic fibrosis, kalydeco, (ivacaftor) be taken by someone with copd..Would it help?

Unlikely: CF is a disease where the mucous your lungs make is very thick. COPD is caused by smoking (usually) and results in loss of lung tissue. Chronic bronchitis is one form of copd, but the mucous produced is normal. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Safe to take lorazepam w/ nature made magnesium supplement(mag ox, cellulose gel, croscarmellose sodium, mag stearate, silicon dioxide, stearic acid)?

Safe to take lorazepam w/ nature made magnesium supplement(mag ox, cellulose gel, croscarmellose sodium, mag stearate, silicon dioxide, stearic acid)?

Safe but not best Mg: It is totally safe but magnesium oxide is a very poorly-absorbed form of magnesium- it may work as a laxative but won't raise your magnesium levels! you would be far better off taking magnesium glycinate, taurate or citrate! see http://drcarolyndean.Com/magnesium_miracle/. ...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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Is using bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) sodium in cooking harmful for pregnants?

Is using bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) sodium in cooking harmful for pregnants?

No: No, you can safely cook with bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) sodium (baking soda) while pregnant. Most commonly this is used as a leavening agent in baking, but some people might throw some into their spagetti sauce to make it less acidic. Best of luck with what you are preparing! ...Read more

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Magnesium citrate potassium citrate and vitaminb2 oral solution potrate mb6 syrup is used?

Magnesium citrate potassium citrate and vitaminb2 oral solution potrate mb6 syrup is used?

Potrate: Mb6 solution does not contain vitamin b2 (riboflavin), as far as i can tell. It does contain vitamin b6 (has multiple forms, but pyridoxal phosphate is active & involved in many metabolic reactions). The solution can be used to make urine less acidic -- a good idea if you have uric acid kidney stones. ...Read more

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Do fruit juices contain sodium chloride?

Do fruit juices contain sodium chloride?

Read label: read the label, and the ingredients. If salt is an ingredient, then it does contain sodium chloride. ...Read more

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Is sparkling flavoured water alkaline?

Sparkling water: it is not, carbonated beverages are generally acidic ...Read more

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Deodorant containing sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), corn starch, sustainable palm oil from non-peatlands, tea tree oil be safe for pregnancy?

If u can get: It over the counter it's unlikely to cause miscarriages or birth defects. The amount required to enter your blood stream and get to the baby would have to be high, likely. It should e fine, i'm not aware of any issues. ...Read more

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Can charco caps(carbo vegerabills, lycipodium clavatum, cinchona officinalis, sulphur) turn stool a charcoal color? Nearly black?

Can charco caps(carbo vegerabills, lycipodium clavatum, cinchona officinalis, sulphur) turn stool a charcoal color? Nearly black?

? content: The problem is that these supplements are unregulated and untested for safety, purity and safety. If this contains charcoal it could turn stools black. You in fact do not know what you are taking. ...Read more

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Do twinings and organic india tea bags contain epichlorohydrin and is drinking green tea in form of tea bags safe?

Do twinings and organic india tea bags contain epichlorohydrin and is drinking green tea in form of tea bags safe?

Org. India prob. OK: Good question. The best info I found was at http://national.cleanplates.com/health-nutrition/these-teas-are-toxin-free/#.VPrg_uf1jVo which gives several brands with epichlorohydrin-free tea bags.Twinings & Organic India aren't listed but in the discussion it says Organic India says the manufacturer of their bags assures them they are epichlorhydrin-free. Green tea in tea bags is safe-see comment: ...Read more

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Is hydro citric acid & citrate lyase harmful with one kidney?

Is hydro citric acid & citrate lyase harmful with one kidney?

Effects on kidney: Citrate lyase is not harmful. The hydroxycitric acid (hydrocitric acid) in small amounts would not be harmful either. Large doses of hydroxycitric acid over time could potentially be harmful although there are no case reports or data to prove this. More important than having one kidney is knowing the kidney function is. Best answered with egfr a calculation of kidney function done by your doctor. ...Read more