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Can I use nexium (esomeprazole) with sodium bicarbonate?

Can I use nexium (esomeprazole) with sodium bicarbonate?

Yes: Nexium (esomeprazole) is a prescription medication that counteracts the stomach's acidity. you should not need to take additional bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) to neutralize the stomach acid because the medication works well to do that. There is no contraindication to taking bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate), but it may not help more than the medication. ...Read more

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Ckd patient with hyponatremia. Is it safe to take 650 mg sodium bicarbonate with 40 mg lasix (furosemide) to prevent water retention? Is sodium bicarbonate renoprotective?

Depends: Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)) is not reno-protective. However, high acid levels in the blood affect heart function, muscle function and kidney function. Reducing the blood acid level (seen by a rising bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level or pH level) improves muscle function including the heart which improves kidney circulation. It also allows the kidneys to better control potassium levels. You can help the process by avoiding sodas! ...Read more

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Should valproic acid 1500 mg and sodium valproate 1500 mg be taken together?

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Should valproic acid 1500 mg and sodium valproate 1500 mg be taken together?

Depakote: Not sure why u would be taking the same medication twice ?. Also, make sure your blood level is therapeutic. ...Read more

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What's pantoloc pantoprazole sodium?

What's pantoloc pantoprazole sodium?

Pantoprazole: Protonix (pantoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor that inhibits gastric acid secretion, hence is used to treat gerd (gastro esophageal reflux disease) to reduce ulceration/erosion of the esophagus. Protonix (pantoprazole) can be branded in different names, depending on the manufacturing co. One form is by nycomed co. In germany (pantoloc). ...Read more

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What's the therapeutic level for lithium carbonate tabs (lithobid)?

What's the therapeutic level for lithium carbonate tabs (lithobid)?

.6 to 1.2 mEq/L: Lithium (li) levels must be monitored closely b/c the therapeutic level is close to the toxic level. Toxicity symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, muscle weakness & kidney changes. Should be avoided in pregnancy. Li is processed by the kidneys (not liver). ½ life is 24 hours. Effective serum range is .6 to 1.2 meq/l. Toxic range starts at ~ 1.5 meq/l. Treatment for toxicity is supportive. ...Read more

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Is Sodium Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) good for cleansing the eyes?

Is Sodium Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) good for cleansing the eyes?

Not really: Hello and thanks for using HealthTap. The eyes do not really need cleaning. Tears protect the eyes and provide the ideal environment for keeping the eyes clean and healthy. ...Read more

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Does nexium (esomeprazole) cause low potassium?

Does nexium (esomeprazole) cause low potassium?

Yes. There are: 2 ways Nexium (esomeprazole) (or any proton pump inhibitor class drugs) can cause low potassium. First it can cause low magnesium, which in turns decrease the level of potassium in your blood. Second it can cause diarrhea, which as you lose water from the colon will cause potassium to follow and drop the overall concentration of potassium from your extracellular fluid. So eat extra bananas and foods high in K ...Read more

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Is overdose on Tums (calcium carbonate) fatal?

Is overdose on Tums (calcium carbonate) fatal?

Have you taken: An overdose or are you considering that option? You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255).Please be seen at the nearest emergency room for suicidal thoughts. Psychiatric follow up is also very important. Take care. ...Read more

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Is sodium picosulphate stronger laxative then lactulose?

Is sodium picosulphate stronger laxative then lactulose?

Work differently,: However, i how found sodium picosulfate to be stronger. This can be used for colon cleansing prior to colonoscopy prep. Lactulose is an osmotic laxative and tends to cause more bloating and is not quite as effective as evacuating the colon. ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin C pills (always made of sodium/potassium bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) ascorbate, benzoate...) w. pulmonary hypertension requiring low sodium diet?

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

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Is adipic acid (ingredient in Tums (calcium carbonate) and generic antacids) same as aluminum?

Is adipic acid  (ingredient in Tums (calcium carbonate) and generic antacids) same as aluminum?

No: No, it is made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. There is no aluminum in the compound. It is added in small amounts to Tums (calcium carbonate) and antacids as a flavoring agent, giving them a tart taste. ...Read more

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What dose of urocit k (potassium citrate)?

What dose of urocit k (potassium citrate)?

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

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Why use sodium polystyreme sulfonate (kayexalate)?

Why use sodium polystyreme sulfonate (kayexalate)?

See below: Powder is hard to swallow as it tastes bad, and needs to be suspended in a liquid anyway kayexelate is used to decrease the pottassium level in the blood, mainly in patients with kidney disease and decreased kidney function. ...Read more

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Is using bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) sodium in cooking harmful for pregnants?

No: No, you can safely cook with bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) sodium (baking soda) while pregnant. Most commonly this is used as a leavening agent in baking, but some people might throw some into their spagetti sauce to make it less acidic. Best of luck with what you are preparing! ...Read more

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Can you take naproxen sodium with carvedilol , miratazpine , singular and ADVAIR and tums (calcium carbonate) ?

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Can you take naproxen sodium with carvedilol , miratazpine , singular and ADVAIR and tums (calcium carbonate) 
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Better no: If you can, naproxen sodium would counteract the antihypertensive effects of carvedilol, it would increase sodium and cause fluid retention may cause rise in blood pressure. Also don't take Tums (calcium carbonate) with naproxen, space them 2 hours apart, tums (calcium carbonate) would destroy the enteric coat of naproxen. Lastly, carvedilol can potentially cause airway narrowing, antagonizing Advair, usually doesn't happen, best wishes ...Read more

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Does Tums (calcium carbonate) treat nausea?

Does Tums (calcium carbonate) treat nausea?

Tums (calcium carbonate) –: Tums (Calcium Carbonate) is indicated for the treatment of indigestion, stomach upset & heart burn (as well as calcium deficiency). However, some people report that it helped with their nausea. ...Read more

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