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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Phosphate (Overview)

Phosphate is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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What causes phosphate to precipitate in urine?

What  causes  phosphate  to  precipitate  in  urine?

Alkaline urine + UTI: Phosphate crystals are usually formed (precipitated) in alkaline urine. Urine infected with ammonia-producing organisms will also lead to complex stone formations called struvite stones (magnesium-ammonium-phosptate). ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Phosphate (Overview)

Phosphate is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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What exactly is acute phosphate nephropathy?

What exactly is acute phosphate nephropathy?

Phosphorus toxicity: Acute kidney injury or acute renal failure caused by high phosphate either with phosphate enema for colonoscopy or other reasons. Can form phosphate crystals in kidney. ...Read more

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What is significance of low phosphate when all other tests are normal?

What is significance of low phosphate when all other tests are normal?

Lab error?: Possible to have vit d deficiency or hyperparathyroid. Other causes are usually pretty obvious and still others are very rare. I would repeat lab test first. ...Read more

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Clindamycin phosphate topical solution pads, do u think that they are a good thing to prescribe for a person who has a lot of pimples in the t zone?

Clindamycin phosphate topical solution pads, do u think that they are a good thing to prescribe for a person who has a lot of pimples in the t zone?

Treating Acne: Acne seems like a simple condition that should be easy to treat. Many cases are controlled with topical medications like the antibiotic clindamycin. Other topical medications like tretinoin, the active ingredient in retin a, are effective for blackheads. Some cases prove very frustrating to treat. Some patients require systemic antibiotics and even Isotretinoin (accutane). Talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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Doctor prescribed Clindamycin Phosphate for acne. Can anyone give me information on how this medication works ?

Doctor prescribed Clindamycin Phosphate for acne. Can anyone give me information on how this medication works ?

Two ways: It works as an anti inflammatory and as an antibiotic as acne is an inflammatory process and bacterial issue. There is a bacteria associated with acne which is treated by this antibiotic. ...Read more

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Any common use for disopyramide phosphate at all?

Any common use for disopyramide phosphate at all?

Not common: Disopyramide is sometimes used for life threatening arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats). ...Read more

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How effective is clindamycin phosphate topical solution?

Effective: It is one of many acne therapeutic agents. It works for some acne, particularly for pimples, but not very effective for balck/whiteheads. It's hard to compare its "effectiveness" against others. Common sense: if there is one acne treatment stands out as the best, then why we have so many treatments/regimens available outthere? ...Read more

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What causes alkaline phosphate blood work results to be out of range?

What causes alkaline phosphate blood work results to be out of range?

Lots of things: Around 5% of older folks run a high alk phos probably because of subclinical Paget's of bone. All teens and most kids have high alk phos until the growth sput is over -- up to 5x reference range is fine. ...Read more

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Is the product sensa is safe. Main ingredients are maltodextrin, tricalcium phosphate, silica. Sprinkled on food works w/senses aiding weight loss.?

Is the product sensa is safe. Main ingredients are maltodextrin, tricalcium phosphate, silica.  Sprinkled on food works w/senses aiding weight loss.?

Safe,no magic bullet: Sort of sensory fooling "tastant", flakes in different "flavors"/smells. No good studies, no good data. Not cheap. Until more and better data support its use and effects, i wouldn't recommend it. ...Read more

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I have used 7 10mg/300mg of acetaminophen-codeine phosphate. is it dangerous?

I have used 7 10mg/300mg of acetaminophen-codeine phosphate. is it dangerous?

Not recommended: due to the potential side effects: troubled breathing, convulsions and sometimes vomiting of blood. You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur. Maximum 24 Hour Dose: Codeine 360 mg/Acetaminophen 4000 mg. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take clindamycin phosphate acne medicine in mouth?

Is it safe to take clindamycin phosphate acne medicine in mouth?

No: If it was meant to be applied to the skin, do not ingest it. It is not toxic, but it will not work well and there is a small risk of causing intestinal problems. ...Read more

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My face is red because of clindamycin phosphate lotion 1%, normal side effect?

My face is red because of clindamycin phosphate lotion 1%, normal side effect?

Not really.: You could be allergic to the clindamycin, or to one of the additives or preservatives in the lotion. If it persists, i'm sure your doctor will be happy to suggest an alternative. ...Read more

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I have been on codeine phosphate 30mg for over a year. I am worried about sideeffects. What are the long term side effects of this drug?

I have been on codeine phosphate 30mg for over a year. I am worried about sideeffects. What are the long term side effects of this drug?

Constip./Dependence: Constipation is a side effect that can occur at the onset and last throughout treatment. Regular use of any opioid (such as codeine) will produce a physical dependence on the drug that would be demonstrated if you attempted to abruptly withdraw- i.e. Agitation, diarrhea, sleeplessness, sweating, runny nose. Another effect is the possible increase in pain in your body (opioid induced hyperalgesia). ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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K Phos (Definition)

K-Phos is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more