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Lithium Citrate Medication
Chemically, lithium is a light, soft, alkali metal. It's very highly reactive, so that in nature it's only found in compound form. It's useful in batteries. As a medication, Lithium Carbonate and citrate can be used to stabilize mood in people with bipolar disorder. In these people it can help with both mania and depression. Blood level monitoring is ...Read more
What are the differences between magnesium citrate vs oxide? Which will work better with stimulant medication?
Use with caution: Magnesium salts can bind with levothyroxine(common thyroid medication), if taken simultaneously may reduce absorption of the thyroid medication/ decrease its effect. To reduce this interaction, take thyroid medication at least 4 hours before or after the magnesium citrate dose. Note that other antacids and calcium supplements may also affect thyroid medications; same caution is also advised. ...Read more
My spouse takes nine pot citrate ER tabs 100's 10meq daily to prevent kidney stones. Is there an alternative medication that is less onerous.
Here are some…: Thus, far, potassium citrate has remained the most tolerable, available drug for urinary stone prevention. To make potassium citrate more palatable or tolerable, you may adjust its dose under professional guidance. Besides, maintaining a daily urinary output > 2500 mL and decreasing oral consumption of salt, red meat, & dairy products by some 50% are essential. ...Read more
Taking potassium citrate 10meq couple years. Started lisinopril 20mg1/13. Just did a drug interaction check & rated severe. How concerned should I be?
Wrong question: Magnesium citrate is a magnesium preparation in salt form ( in a 1:1 ratio of magnesium atom per citrate molecules). Packager: Cardinal Health 1.745 g of Magnesium citrate in 29.6 mL or Magnesium citrate 1.745 g per fl oz. https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=1df72d29-612d-4767-b8fc-ba2efc1665d1 ...Read more
They both act on the same brain centers!
Hope this helps!
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So I'm pretty regular and wanted to get a good cleanse so I took mag. Citrate and it didn't work so I went and got another bottle and went 3 times.
Cleanse not healthy:
Please have a diet with sufficient fiber. There is no healthy thing called a cleanse.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat 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.
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I had a bad reaction to alverine citrate and was told to stop taking it. I took 2 tablets and had awful effects. How long till it comes out my system?
Hard to predict: It has a complex action on cells increasing intracellular calcium. Relax, breathe, lie down, destress. Taking calms, a powdered magnesium supplement in water might help. Be assured it will wear off. Having an adverse reaction is a negative that your brain can hang on to. Rich hansen says to counter a negative you need 5 positives. Visualize vividly a positive experience for 20 seconds to form. ...Read more
Here is...: Sildenafil (viagra) is effective for ed with high safety profile; but no drug is 100% free of side effect. Its effectiveness is dictated by the degree of erectile functional loss from the accumulating effects of vessel/nerve-related changes by aging ; diseases, drugs, etc. Drug is able to boost up the function to cover the functional loss to a degree, but undesirable aging effect continue to pile. ...Read more
Magnesium: Magnesium citrate and magnesium sulfate are both good laxatives. Either of them can be used safely in the short run, but should only be used in the long term if under the supervision of a physician. Good luck. ...Read more
Endocrine therapy.: Tamoxifen is most commonly prescribed for the treatment of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, typically in women diagnosed prior to menopause. It may also be used to prevent breast cancer in high-risk patients. Following menopause, a class of drugs very similar to tamoxifen, called aromatase inhibitors, are preferentially used for breast cancer treatment rather than tamoxifen. ...Read more
It'd rarely used: On young men, there are very few reasons to do so. what are you asking? ...Read more
What For?: More info is needed to decide proper dose and if this is the medicine for whatever the problem is. ...Read more
Not much, but: Potassium citrate helps prevent kidney stone disease due to its citrate content that gets excreted in the urine. Otherwise, both are potassium salts to supply potassium to people who have low potassium blood levels. Taking potassium regularly without a doctor's advice is risky, even if it is over the counter. ...Read more