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Kaon Cl Medication
Potassium chloride: You need to rephrase your question so that people on Healthtap can know what it is you are asking. The dose of potassium chloride is 20 mEq, not 20%mEq. Please resubmit a better question for a meaningful answer. ...Read more
Today is1st day of medication I took amox tr-k clv 875-125mg furosemide 20mg potassium cl ER 10meq tablets I started to vomit is it from medication?
Yes: Stomach upset is often associated with this combination which should be taken with food to get one of the components activated. If you had vomiting after taking it with food, ask your doctor to prescribe an alternate antibiotic. You may also try taking it after meal and see what happens. ...Read more
Dangerous: The thought process here is dangerous. Too much potassium can be deadly. Perhaps more importantly, I suspect you are having symptoms that you attribute to low potassium, but that may portend another (or persistent) problem that requires follow up evaluation. Take potassium as prescribed and notify your physician of any persistent or new symptoms that concern you. ...Read more
Would it be ok to stop taking potassium cl ER 20 meq x 3 per week & replace it with a daily supplement of 500 mg potassium citrate & a half of banana.
Lots of foods:
Fruits, especially citrus and bananas
amongst others. ...Read more
Are the sugars acesulfame-potassium and sucralose safe to consume in general or as well with medication? Thanks
This is variable, most patients do not have problems.
But this has to be checked on your DR visits. ...Read more
Pharmacologic basis: It is based on where the medication is metabolized and absorbed as well as whether the medication is time release or not. Some of these formulations may lengthen the time the medicine lasts or where it acts. ...Read more
Can lifestyle means like taking garlic and bananas or potassium rich food control high blood pressure instead of drugs or medications. Pls explain?
Augment: Some lifestyle measures such as weight loss, sodium restriction and exercise can augment the beneficial effects of traditional medical therapy. However, If that was all that it took there would not be hundreds of different pharmacological therapies, instead I would just prescribe life style management. Hypertension is not something you want to under treat! See your health care provider. ...Read more
Gfr 57. Potassium 5.4. Creatinine 1.1. Medications ruled out. No known kidney disease. Hypertension controlled with mess. Can dehydration cause this?
Depends: It's hard to know with only a one-time reading. Your kidney function can fluctuate depending on your hydration status, how well controlled your blood pressure is (esp if it's too low for adequate renal perfusion) and if you're taking any medications that can affect gfr, ie nsaids, antibiotics like bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). You may have kidney disease if you have other creat that are similar. Talk to your pcp. ...Read more
Can you take amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium when you have high blood pressure but not on medication for it?
What should my grandmother do to lower her blood pressure? My grandmother has high blood pressure. She currently takes the following medications for it: -losartan potassium 100mg once a day -coreg cr 40mg and 20mg (60mg total) once a day -clonidine
By the date of this post almost a week has passed. I will assume that your grandmother has seen or spoken with her doctor. If not she must do so immediately. For the future, if her BP rises that high, along with having symptoms (in her case she had severe headache and nausea). This is reason to take her to the urgent care or at least give a call in to her doctor for instruction. It sounds like your grandmother needs a change in her treatment plan in order to lower her bp.
All the best. ...Read more
I have grade 2 scariolitis (as) and I take no medication. I have low hemoglobin 118, low MCH 27.2 and high RDW which came on suddenly. My blood count was normal six weeks ago, except the low potassium level of 3.3. Could I have aoi anemia or inflammation?
Is it ok to use potassium chloride as a substitute for salt. Iam on the following medications: exforge, (amlodipine and valsartan) natrilix, crestor, and cipralex.?
NeverSayAlwaysorNeve: If you are on a medication that tends to make you lose potassium, then the doctor could substitute or add another drug that helps you keep it. Another option would be to take potassium supplements as well as foods higher in potassium. The supplement/diet approach would also apply if for some reason your potassium was low. Other than that, it depends on your particular situation. ...Read more
Could you tell me what street drugs or narcotics can cause potassium levels to drop or become low?
Drugs and potassium:
A full list of the causes of low potassium, hypokalemia (h), is found at this link:
http://www. Healthline. Com/galecontent/hypokalemia
street drugs are not made by a pharmaceutical company and vary from dealer to dealer. Therefore, there is no way to accurately tell what they are mixed with. ...Read more
Side effect of fludrocortisone is irregular heartbeat is this due to the drug or if it lowered potassium?
Low potassium: I have used the drug for years and never seen any irregular heart beats from it. ...Read more
Is it OK to drink gatorade once in a while taking losartan potassium? I know certain drugs increase potassium and gatorade has potassium in it.
Probably ok: The amount of potassium in a glass of Gatorade is minimal and is unlikely to affect serum potassium levels, especially if kidney function is normal. Sugary drinks like Gatorade may not be all that healthy, though. Check out the ingredients: water, sugar, table salt, carbohydrates, electrolytes (110 mg sodium, 30 mg potassium, 93 mg chloride), high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, glucose, ...Read more