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Medicine For Potassium Citrate Allergy
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
It depends: Drug allergies and sensitivities to drugs are different. True allergies usually involve activation of the body's immune system to fight the "foreign" substance, in this case fentanyl. These are often serious and potentially life threatening. Fentanyl sensitivity include side effects like itching, nausea, or rash. These are annoying but not life threatening. Fentanyl rarely causes a true allergy. ...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?
Why: If you are treating a specific disease potassium citrate can be obtained by rx. I know there are multiple websites but I do not know one that should be used. I am curious why why do you want to buy it? ...Read more
Bladder infection seemed to clear up with potassium citrate after a few days it returned and I retreated the symptoms improved however not at night?
YES: Too much potassium citrate can cause cardiac arrythmias or abnormal heart beats that can cause severe problems. Blleding from the GI tract can aslo occur. ...Read more
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
It can be used to..: It can be used to prevent calcium oxalate kidney stones. Since you have already had kidney stones, I supect that they were trhis type. It is not used to treat other types of stones as a preventitive. B6 decreases liver production of oxalate and magnesium binds it in the gut to prevent it being resorbed and producing calcium oxalate stones in the kidney! Always ask what your medicine is for! ...Read more
Please specify: Can you please specify from where do you have the discharge? ...Read more
I have a kidney stone and it cannot be removed by potassium citrate and rowatinex. What must I do?
See a urologist!: If you are having symptoms from a kidney stone and it needs to be removed there are several options including extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, percutaneous lithotripsy, as well as surgical removal. Stones in the ureter that do not pass can be removed with ureteroscopic stone removal techniques using a scope via the bladder. You need consultation with a urologist. ...Read more
Does consuming oral solution of potassium citrate daily guarantee that my kidney stones would get dissolved?
What is more appropriate for hypokalemia? Potassium citrate or potassium chloride? Thank you. Please explain.
Urocit K (potassium citrate): Yes, this is potassium citrate. Citrate is essential for stone prevention. Our kidneys produce some citrate naturally, but diet intake of citrate from lemon and orange is very important. Urocit K is excellent as a strategic additional source of citrate. Potassium also mutes stone formation somewhat. Minimize salt. Minimize meats. Drink 3-4 liters 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
24-48 hours: 24-48 hours if the combination is going to be effective. ...Read more
I have cystinuria! 15ml potassium citrate 3 times a day. Is it dangerous to raise it by 5ml a little before dinner time to keep my pH at 8?
I have cystinuria and have been taking potassium citrate as a liquid. I would like to know whether a slow release pill would be more beneficial?
Tablet form availabl: Potassium citrate tablets (generic or urocit-k) have been available in the us for years. They are available as 5meq and 10meq strengths. They are extended-release too. ...Read more
..Can potassium gluconate and lemon juice be substituted for 10 meq (4 a day) of potassium citrate?
No: You will not achieve as good of an alkalinizing affect with this regimen as you would with a citrate supplement. ...Read more
Potassium citrate syrup for urine discomfort - safe for pregnancy or trying to conceive? Pls give detailed info thanks a lot in advance!
What is the more preferable pill for hypokalemic periodic paralysis? Potassium chloride or potassium citrate? Please explain. Thank you.
Potassium chloride: They are both fine, but potassium citrate tends to alkalize the blood a little more (shift the acid-base balance). ...Read more
Diagnosed with chronic non-atrophic gastritis H. Pyori +. Is this combination of meds OK? : bismuth potassium citrate/ tinidazole/ clarithromycin.
H pylori regimens: We often use a combination of 3-4 medications for various 7-14d to treat H pylori infections (http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3449761/table/t1-ceg-5-151/). There are some concerns for clarithromycin resistance. Don't consume alcohol while taking Metronidazole. While your regimen is "ok", it doesn't appear to match standard of care nor include proton pump inhibitor. ...Read more
What's more appropriate for hypokalemia or hypokalemic periodic paralysis? Potassium chloride or potassium citrate? Thanks.
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