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Lethal Dose Of Potassium Chloride
Potassium chloride: Potassium chloride can be safe or can be fatal, depending upon amount given or taken in a specified amount of time. If potassium deficit exists, then the body handles a large amount. If kidney failure exists, then the body cannot manage even a smaller dose. Usual diet is 3000-5000 grams of potassium per day. ...Read more
Depends.: Urocit-k is useful in the treatment of recurrent kidney stones and its dose will vary depending on the clinical situation. The typical starting dose is 30meq per day, which is divided into two (15meq) or three (10meq) doses. The max dose is 100meq/day. The dose will depend on renal function, response measured through urine collection studies, and patient compliance. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more
Can I take vitamin C pills (always made of sodium/potassium bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) ascorbate, benzoate...) w. pulmonary hypertension requiring low sodium diet?
Yes, however...: I strongly advise you take Vitamin C, ideally 1000 mg 2-3x/day, but you should try to find forms without sodium. I don't know what's available in Denmark, but in the US you can find ascorbic acid, or calcium or magnesium ascorbate without sodium. Lypo-spheric Vit. C is esp. well-absorbed,but has 120 mg of sodium, but a low sodium diet usually allows 2000mg/day. Vit. C is best with bioflavonoids. ...Read more
What R we treating?: If you want to treat low potassium level, PO potassium Chloride is more effective since it simply has more meq of potassium in each pill (over 10 times the amount of potassium in PO potassium Phosphate). PO Potassium phosphate is mainly for treatment of low phosphorus level! ...Read more
Depends on the: Person. If you are not used to taking ativan (lorazepam), (lorazepam) then you can become overly sedated with just a total of 2-3 mgs. If you regularly take Ativan (lorazepam) and have built up a tolerance, then you could take much more. When prescribing, most physicians follow the idea of "start low and go slow" when dealing with medications like ativan (lorazepam). ...Read more
Alcohol units?: Hi. Alcohol is not measured in "units" as far as I've ever heard. Having said that, alcohol at any level does not cause low blood potassium (K). There are some adrenal hormones that, if present in excess, will cause low K. Florinef (fludrocortisone) mimics one such adrenal hormone, aldosterone. If Florinef (fludrocortisone) dose is too high, that can cause low K. Why are you on Florinef (fludrocortisone)? Are you also on hydrocortisone? Need moreinfo ...Read more
Probably not: Remember that all medications and supplements may result in side effects and it is individually dependent. I would recommend taking a new medication at low dosages at first to see if you have any adverse reactions. Tyrosine is not fda studied and is considered a supplement. As a supplement, it is taken from 500mg to 1000mg per day. Supplements may vary by manufacturer so always be careful. ...Read more
Will a magnesium supplement higher your serum potassium levels? Renal
Wasting of Mg and K. When started Mg serum potassium raised.
Be careful: Taking Mg and K may be dangerous for certain people. If you are going to take these supplements, you need to be careful that your kidney function is normal to begin with and that you do not take too much. It is best to seek your doctor's advice especially as high potassium levels can be dangerous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is serum Osmolality typically elevated in metabolic acidosis/alkalosis and ethylene glycol poisoning?
Yes: Particularly with ethylene glycol poisoning. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I took doxycycline hyclate & water w/added electrolytes (calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium bicarbonate) . Severe skin rash. Connection?
Researches show that sodium bicarbonate in small doses significantly delayed the progression of CKD in kidney patients. What is safe dosage? 1gm ok?
No consensus: In 2009 a group at whitechapel published initial findings but this is far from an established fact and the ongoing uncertainty in this very difficult field has been documented by the vienna group. Before you go sodium-loading, get with your nephrologist -- and if you're not being managed by one already, the notion of neutralizing your acid using bicarb is probably moot. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. ...Read more
Cause of high Ca: The most common cause of hypercalcemia in an ambulatory patient is hyperparathyroidism. The most common cause in a hospitalized patient would be cancer metastatic to the skeleton. I would suggest evaluation for hyperparathyroidism which starts with a match set of blood tests, calcium and intact PTH. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can these cause any issues with hearing :potassium chloride, disodium phosphate dodecahydrate and sodium dihydrophosphate dihydrate?
Hearing: It is unlikely that any hearing loss is related to the items you list. Hearing tests are essential - I have had them and am wearing hearing aids. Many big stores offer hearing tests at no cost. In my area it is Costco or Sam's Club. There should be something like this all over the USA. ...Read more
I accidentally took 2 tablespoons of magnesium citrate(over 1000mg) instead of recommended dose of 2 tsp. is this dangerous?
Is too Lasix (furosemide) dangerous in nephrotic syndrome? Can doses of 120 mg qd - bid to produce weight loss of 1-2 lbs./day result in further kidney damage?
Loop diuretics about: inhibiting tubular absorption, not glomerular filtration: the glomerular pathology of nephrotic syndrome. Thus no! If anything, Lasix, (furosemide) & other loop diuretics, up to a point, may be slightly protective by inhibiting concentration, diluting cleared proteins within the distal tubules & collecting ducts, etc. Nephrotic syndrome promotes edema due to loss of albumen: responsible for preventing edema. ...Read more
Can using 50 mg of losartan potassium along with 2.0 mg daily of klonopin (clonazepam) cause problems?
Symptoms ?: We are at a loss here. Do you have any concerns? Symptoms ? Both (in fact all) medications if used properly carry risks of use. 400 characters does not allow for a proper delineation of each agents risks. ...Read more