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Parenteral Electrolytes Medication
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
Can i take electrolyte beverage or salt liquid to recovery back at drug overdose moment ?Or what should I take at that time?
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
Can mild sodium deficiency (hyponatraemia) due to prescription drug or other reasons exist when standard blood test for electrolytes is normal?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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