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Magnesium citrate potassium citrate and vitaminb2 oral solution potrate mb6 syrup is used?

Magnesium citrate potassium citrate and vitaminb2 oral solution potrate mb6 syrup is used?

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

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Electrolytes (Definition)

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


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Is taking diluting pediasure with water ok?

Is taking diluting pediasure with water ok?

Confusing question: The nutrition value of this drink is gained by ingesting it as a supplement to your diet. Diluting it with water would drop the calorie/nutrient value per ounce, but if the amount of original product remained the same, it would not change the value. Some might find the texture or taste more acceptable in diluted form.Dilution will not harm the product. ...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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Does longer term MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) use cause electrolyte or acid/base balance abnormalities?

Does longer term MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) use cause electrolyte or acid/base balance abnormalities?

Here are some...: If its use just smooths stool regularity without watery diarrhea, it would not affect your electrolyte and acid/base balance. More? Ask your prescribing doctor. If unsure, test it once in 3-4 months for reassurance; that is reasonable. ...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?

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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Can I take (1) standard 17g dose of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) in addition to 100mg Docusate Sodium for short term (2-3 days) issues with constipation?

Can I take (1) standard 17g dose of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) in addition to 100mg Docusate Sodium for short term (2-3 days) issues with constipation?

Yes you can: The most important thing in constipation is hydration and adjusting eating habits to more fruits and vegetables and avoiding pop and soda. I encourage you to eat more fibers. In addition, taking stool softeners and laxatives from time to time might be helpful. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy prep - is there a colyte (polyethylene glycol) alternative?

Colonoscopy prep - is there a colyte (polyethylene glycol) alternative?

Yes: Some use a small bottle of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) with 64 oz gatorade which can be supplemented by a few days of liquid diet. ...Read more

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What are potassium citrate and magnesium citrate solution for?

What are potassium citrate and magnesium citrate solution for?

See details: There are used to correct low serum levels of potassium and magnesium respectively. They should not be used as supplements for any other purpose. ...Read more

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3 1/2 yr old with constipation...Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe? If so, what is recommended dosage?

3 1/2 yr old with constipation...Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe? If so, what is recommended dosage?

Constipation Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is safe in children 6 months of age and older. Start with 0.5 gm/kg in 4-8 oz fluids once daily. Can increase gradually to 1.5 gm/kg. ...Read more

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Why ston1b6 (potassium citrate, magnesium citrate and vitaminb6 oral solution)syrup is used?

Why ston1b6 (potassium citrate, magnesium citrate and vitaminb6 oral solution)syrup is used?

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

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What to do if kaon-cl (potassium chloride) 20% meq q.d?

Potassium chloride: You need to rephrase your question so that people on Healthtap can know what it is you are asking. The dose of potassium chloride is 20 mEq, not 20%mEq. Please resubmit a better question for a meaningful answer. ...Read more

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Need florinef (fludrocortisone) for dysautonomia, my potassium is 3.2 on 100meq potassium drinks per day, what is best action as I need the florinef (fludrocortisone)?

Need florinef (fludrocortisone) for dysautonomia, my potassium is 3.2 on 100meq potassium drinks per day, what is best action as I need the florinef (fludrocortisone)?

Why low K: Florinef (fludrocortisone) will help with low Potassium. I would suggest work up as why you have low potassium and need 100 meq replacement. That is a large dose. Unless losses in stool I suspect the kidney is loosing K. A urine spot potassium should answer this when done along with blood potassium level. Long term indefinite use of Florinef (fludrocortisone) is not recommended. ...Read more

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Can miralax (polyethylene glycol) cause dehydration ?

Can miralax (polyethylene glycol) cause dehydration ?

Possibly: If it causes severe, recurrent diarrhea and there is not intake of oral fluid, then it is possible. However, that is unlikely. ...Read more

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What would be the reason for administering 2,158.33ml of Electrolyte Solution (Plasma-Lyte/Normosol-R/Isolyte S) to a patient thru IV after surgery?

What would be the reason for administering 2,158.33ml of Electrolyte Solution (Plasma-Lyte/Normosol-R/Isolyte S) to a patient thru IV after surgery?

Maintain & replace: Fluids through an IV are often given following surgery to replace body fluids that were lost during the surgery itself and to keep the patient hydrated, as often they may not be consuming normal amounts of fluid by mouth right after the procedure. ...Read more

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What dosage of midodrine would you give to a patient with normal heart, aldosterone and electrolytes but having a hypotension of 90/60?

What dosage of midodrine would you give to a patient with normal heart, aldosterone and electrolytes but having a hypotension of 90/60?

My questions are: 1. What condition is being treated? POTTS? Autonomic Dysfunction? Something else? 2. What dose did your doctor indicate to you? 3. When dealing with people who have autonomic dysfunction of some sort I always respect the variability of the individual and start at 10mg. qd (or less) and titrate up very slowly. 4. Goal is to use the absolute minimum dose to get the clinical effect- no more. ...Read more

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Could magnesium oxide get electrolyte out of balance? Or endanger me? If not what's the best dose?

Could magnesium oxide get electrolyte out of balance? Or endanger me? If not what's the best dose?

Insuff Info: I would need medication list and Med HX to answer. I would also need to know kidney function such as BUN and Creatinine and UR electrolytes. In patients with normal kidney function and nl electrolytes, one could take 100 - 250mgs a day or every other day. ...Read more

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Doc prescribed me miralax (polyethylene glycol) twice a day and told me to drink with prune juice for each dose. Should he monitor my electrolytes are if it safe?

Ask your doctor!: Known to many like you, most patients with gilbert's still live a "normal" life like others. But, whatever born and built inside you would not change forever, but practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession will benefit every willing soul to live a better longer life. It's unnecessary to do electrolyte test if known to have normal kidney function. If in doubt, ask doctor. ...Read more

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What do electrolytes do?

Electolytes: If too high they kill you. If too low they kill you. Good question for Wikipedia. ...Read more

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What are electrolytes made of?

Electrolytes: An electrolyte is any substance containing free ions that make it electrically conductive. Electrolyte solutions are normally formed when a salt is placed into a solvent such as water. For example, when table salt, nacl, is placed in water, the salt (a solid) dissolves into its component elements, sodium and chloride. For more info: http://www.News-medical.Net/health/what-is-an-electrolyte.Aspx. ...Read more

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What are electrolyte imbalances?

Sodium, potassium: These are the most common to have imbalance but also magnesium, calcium, chloride and phosphorus are all electrolytes since by definition they all have electrical charge in the ionic (reactive) state. ...Read more

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What are electrolytes needed for?

What are electrolytes needed for?

Cell function: Different electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, chloride and calcium are required for the proper function of the cells of the body. The concentrations of these substances must be tightly regulated for the various activities of these cells. ...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 are sources of quick electrolytes?

Here are some...: Of course, intravenous injection is faster than oral intake, but what made you think of quick electrolyte supplement? Known to us, the body is a wonderful machine of automation to regulate fluid & electrolyte, so listen to what it may tell you. To help understand Life Reality, go to articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. More? Contact me at wwwlhealthtap.com/dr-Lin.... ...Read more

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What are recommended electrolyte drinks?

Electrolyte drinks: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What are abnormal sources of electrolytes?

Huh?: Not sure what you mean. Electrolytes are found commonly in almost every aqueous solution and salts o all sort are everyday household items. Not sure that any source is more "normal' than any other. ...Read more

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I have low electrolytes what does it means?

I have low electrolytes what does it means?

Low electrolytes: You may have a low sodium, Potassium Chloride or calcium levels in your blood. The first 3 could be seen in someone taking diuretics. Please provide more information for a better answer. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my electrolytes are low?

Hard to know: If you were told you had "low electrolytes", some abnormal values were likely found on your blood chemistry. Most often the test will include sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, glucose, calcium, and magnesium. Electrolytes can be caused by renal dysfunction or certain meds. Recommend discussing results with the ordering MD or your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your electrolytes are low?

See below: Please specify, sodium pottssium etc both can be low if you are taking diuretics.There are many electrolytes such as calcium magnesium, and each has specific symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I keep my electrolytes up during triathlons?

How can I keep my electrolytes up during triathlons?

Training: Same way you do in training. Race the way you train.You should have a regular fluid intake plan throughout the event, whether training or racing.Much depends on the length of the event.Sprints, not so much. Olympics , more attention and halfs/ fulls, extreme attention. Training should include fluid /food intake at planned times. Gels, gatorade, water, banana, etc. You need to be able to digest on fly. ...Read more

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How can i improve my electrolyte balance in my body?

Eat: Assuming you're a healthy person in general, the best way to ensure electrolyte balance is to eat REAL foods - and a variety of them. Focus on protein, veggies, some fruits, and stay away from the starches/sugar. ...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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How does an imbalance in electrolytes affect your body?

Here are some...: Testing electrolytes is an indirect way to check the homeostasis of body fluid and its contents; their abnormalities usually suggests their already significant derangements. So, yes, a documented electrolyte imbalance will definitely affect your body all-all functionality and endurance. More on life reality? Go to articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Best wish to health... ...Read more