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What are the electrolytes in total parenteral nutrition?

What are the electrolytes in total parenteral nutrition?

See below: Sodium, pottassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, chloride. Besides this there are Amino Acids and lipids, dextrose, vitamins and trace elements. ...Read more

Parenteral (Definition)

Something that is administered intravenously or intramuscularly. Regardless, the agent doesn’t require absorption by the GI tract - it ...Read more


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Is it safe to administer electrolytes and medications in a central venous line?

Is it safe to administer electrolytes and medications  in a central venous line?

Yes, however: In hospital, nurses usually check on compatibility of medicines if have to be infused together. Any medicine that could be given IV could be given via a central line. Of course, medicines that are to be given only as im (shot), cannot be given via central line. Infusing meds and lytes via central lines requires specification of rate of infusion depending on the agent and dose to be used. ...Read more

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How do I check for electrolyte imbalance? What should I do if my medication is causing it?

How do I check for electrolyte imbalance? What should I do if my medication is causing it?

Chem-7: A chemistry check can allay your concerns. Some medications, like diuretics and some blood pressure medications (like losartan), commonly cause electrolyte abnormalities. Your doctor is best able to advise if your medications may be causing a problem. ...Read more

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How does the drug Diamox (acetazolamide) effect electrolyte function in the body?

How does the drug Diamox (acetazolamide) effect electrolyte function in the body?

Diuretic: Acetazolamide is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor leading to loss of bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) in the urine. This can cause metabolic acidosis. In addition all diuretics cause fluid losses, this may lead to low potassium. The primary problem here is the acidosis. ...Read more

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Can i take electrolyte beverage or salt liquid to recovery back at drug overdose moment ?Or what should I take at that time?

Can i take electrolyte beverage or salt liquid to recovery back at drug overdose moment ?Or what should I take at that time?

?: Not sure why you are asking this. Avoid drug overdose by not doing drugs or exceeding the prescribed dose of medication you have been given. Not rocket science. ...Read more

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Why does a physician continually check electrolyte levels after prescribing the drug diamox (acetazolamide)?

Why does a physician continually check electrolyte levels after prescribing the drug diamox (acetazolamide)?

Blood levels: Acetazolamide (a) is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It can be used for the treatment of moderate to severe metabolic or respiratory alkalosis. A does this by interfering with bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (hco3-) reabsorption in the kidneys, thereby reacidifying the blood – hence alkalyzing the urine. The physician wants to monitor how the co2 levels in the blood are to see if changes in the dose of a are needed. ...Read more

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Can mild sodium deficiency (hyponatraemia) due to prescription drug or other reasons exist when standard blood test for electrolytes is normal?

Can mild sodium deficiency (hyponatraemia) due to prescription drug or other reasons exist when standard blood test for electrolytes is normal?

By definition no: Unless there is a lab error (and these panels are prone to problems), hyponatremia is simply not present if the blood sodium is normal. Some people try to second-guess based on their symptoms; this is understandable but is a mistake. Look for some other cause instead. ...Read more

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Too many electrolytes, is that bad?

Electrolyte problem: Please rephrase your question to get a meaningful answer. Do you mean that some of your electrolytes are elevated? Please either ask the physician who ordered to the blood work for an answer or submit another question that can be answered properly. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: electrolytes?

Sodium, potassium: Electrolytes are substances like sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium, hydrogen, calcium in the body. ...Read more

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What is the best to improve electrolyte imbalances in my child?

What is the best to improve electrolyte imbalances in my child?

Find out the cause: You should perhaps find out the cause of the imbalance before correcting, as different conditions are treated differently. It is paramount to get to the root of the problem as there may be some life threatening or potentially so conditions that if left untreated may get advanced enough to leave permanent damage or even end up in death. ...Read more

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What effects could an imbalance in electrolytes have on your body?

What effects could an imbalance in electrolytes have on your body?

Variable: There are many different electrolytes. Some symptoms; high potassium: weakness of the muscles, twitching of the muscles, heart rate slowing low potassium: weakness of the muscles high calcium: abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, increased urine output, lethargy, confusion low calcium: twitchy muscles and cramping low sodium: confusion, weakness and lethargy. High phosphate: itching. ...Read more

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Is magnesium an electrolyte?

Is magnesium an electrolyte?

In the blood: Magnesium in the blood and other bodily liquids is in its ionized form (Mg ++), and is an electrolyte. Similarly, calcium in its ionized form (Ca ++) is an electrolyte. ...Read more

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Do electrolytes give you energy?

No. but...: Having normal electrolytes in blood is one of indirect indicators to tell us the body functions in its proper homeostasis which suggests the availability of reasonable functional reserve. Supplying electrolytes alone will not boost energy/vitality, but healthy lifestyle without overindulgence/obsession will. More? To articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Best wish to health.. ...Read more

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How do you fix an electrolyte imbalance?

Electrolyte imbalanc: It depends which electrolyte(s) are imbalanced and then to try and find a cause. If they are low, then replace them. ...Read more

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What are the signs/symptoms of an electrolyte imbalance?

Various: Look first for weakness, then confusion. In the hospital, very sick people are monitored and sodium, potassium, and acid-based are controlled well. Outside, we see this in people abusing diuretics, overdoing drinking water, folks with renal and/or adrenal disease, and athletes who overdo things in the heat. Symptoms and signs are seldom "textbook". ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can replenish electrolytes/hydration?

Replenishment: You can replenish both electrolytes and water by drinking liquids such as gatorade that have both. Citric juices are also good sources of fluids and potassium. If you're volume depleted, from lack of water intake, drinking water is the best, fastest and cheapest way to cure your dehydration. ...Read more

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What can I get other than gatorade that has electrolytes in it?

Emergen-C: You could use a product called emergen-c. It comes as a powder that you mix with water. You can find it at most grocery stores and pharmacies. Not only does it have electrolytes, but it also has lots of vitamin c, b vitamins, and other minerals and nutrients that are great for supporting a healthy immune system and boosting energy levels. ...Read more

Dr. Frank Holmes
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Electrolytes (Definition)

Electrolytes are substances like sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium, hydrogen, ...Read more