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Manganese Chloride Medication
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.?
Yes: All drugs, even aspirin, have potential side effects. Serious reactions that can occur with Bethanechol include: asthma, low blood pressure, rapid heart rate and seizures . Less serious but more common side effects include: abdominal pain or cramping, nausea, belching, diarrhea, need to urinate, excess saliva, headache, fatigue, flushing, sweating, and eyes tearing. ...Read more
I am taking bethanechol chloride for a weakened bladder. Does this drug have any actual curative effect?
No...: The popularity of using Bethanechol chloride for "weakened" bladder has undergone significant change; its use was popular back in 1970s-1990s, and has been tapering over the past two decades. It theoretically increases contractibility of bladder muscle, ; its intended effectiveness fell short of expectation. So, some urologists would not bother to use it at all nowadays. It has no curative effect. ...Read more
There are chloride ion channel drugs for the gut. Are there any for the lungs for people with cystic fibrosis?
I am 14 weeks pregnant I have a bad tooth ache is orajel safe to use? Drug facts it's says benzocaine 20% and benzalkonium chloride 0.1 %
Serum chloride: Serum chloride concentrations change for only a few reasons - 1. Can dip if serum sodium dips also: will follow sodium. 2. Can dip if serum bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) rises: reciprocal change. 3. Chloride thus is a secondary anion -- it follows another ionic change as above. Discerning the primary cause is essential: sodium depletion, water retention (1.). Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) retention, chloride loss (2.) Doc knows ...Read more
What causes a slightly low Chloride serum level? My level was 97. C02 was 29 which was slightly elevated.
Slightly low CL?: Most likely a variation within ur normal range. It is best to ignore slightly low or high tests when many are done. Eating, supine or standing, time of day, when u last drank water or took meds or how fast u were breathing or how the blood was drawn/ processed, squeezing hand before blood draw, breAthing too fast or too slow on purpose or from anxiety may change many blood tests. Recommend repeat ...Read more
My chloride level was 101 which is normal then 6 months later was 93, which is considered slightly low. Is this still normal?
Any symptoms?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your result is near the normal range and if you do not have any symptoms, you may leave it alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had my blood drawm and they said I had high chloride levels I am 21 and I do smoke and have for four yrs. What does chloride mean and is it bad?
Blood salts: Chloride is an electrolyte in our body that combines with others to form salts. Commonly it is associated with sodium to form sodium chloride aka salt. As a mineral in our body it helps with cellular function and can easily change with the amounts of hydration we have. If we are dehydrated for example we would expect salt levels to be higher than normal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should I be concerned if my
Potassium is 3.0
Chloride is 97
AGAP is 17
GFR is >60^1
Glucose is 112?
Lab results: Isolated "out of range" lab results need to be interpreted within the bigger picture. How do you feel? Why were these tests done? What medical conditions/medications are you on? Also, lab artifact. Was the blood collected properly? Did it sit around too long before analysis? Did you just eat (glucose a little high)? The low potassium is of concern, but first talk to your provider. ...Read more
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