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Phosphate Enema Medication
My medication alkalizes urine and can cause calcium phosphate stones. How can I acidify my urine to counter this effect?
Doctor prescribed Clindamycin Phosphate for acne. Can anyone give me information on how this medication works?
Having chest, neck left arm, shoulder blade pains, when I take codeine phosphate or nytol tablets, can these medications cause heart problemsj?
Not usually, but..: These are not typical side effects. But as I like to say, every medicine has killed somebody sometime. Rarely, any drug may cause an unexplained or unusual reaction in a few people: nobody knows why, and it is called an idiosyncratic drug reaction. Of course, not taking medicines has killed a lot of people too. Apparently these two medicines and you do not agree. Do not take them. ...Read more
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
I just started accutane. I have really bad constipation I think its unrelated to accutane. Is it okay to use a laxative or fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) with this drug?
Yes: Taken early in the course of influenza this can markedly alter the severity of the disease and minimize the potential complications. Unfortunately some strains of influenza virus have begun to show resistance to oseltamivir. This data is available from cdc and other antivirals are also available. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, this is common. The elevated alk phos can either be from bone (increased turnover) or from liver. It is usually mildly elevated, and resolves with treatment without any long term harm. ...Read more
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Since 19 y/o?: I think you are married to this drug. Parting will be sweet sorrow. There isn't a reason under the sun why that should have ever happened. Your devil has a blue dress on, and you may think you need her, but as soon as you put some distance between you, you'll realize you are better off without her. Find a doctor who can help you out of that relationship. You are going to need help. She has claws. ...Read more
Liver tests: Both of those tests are slightly abnormal. They are tests of the liver, but without the rest of the liver numbers and knowledge of your medical condition, medications, and physical exam, it is impossible to know what is causing the abnormal tests. You should see your doctor or a gastroenterologist, or perhaps do a consult here on Healthtap concierge, if you have the results that you could upload. ...Read more
Glucose biochemistry: I can but not in enough detail to help you. Go to wikipedia for good discussion. ...Read more
Is codeine phosphate 30mg stronger than dihydrocodeine 30mg? Or are they same? Which one is more strong, potent?
Ends on the person: dihydrocodeine is reported to be 1 1/2 times stronger but it varies with each person In the US dihydro is classified as a DEA II while codeine is a DEA III Each person metabolizes it differently If you are having pain and truly need a pain medication go to your doctor These are dangerous drugs ...Read more
If you have low c3c and low phosphate levels but all other labs normal does that mean you probably have glomernephritis?
Not likely.: Glomerulonephritis has many causes and has signs of renal failure, like hematuria and proteinuria, and oliguria. These are blood and protein in the urine, and low urine output respectively. Salt and water are retained, and red blood cell casts on urinalysis confirms diagnosis. Your decreased c3c might point to lupus which can have renal involvement, so get checked, but kidneys seem ok for now. ...Read more
I went to get my bloods today and I've been told that my alkaline phosphate is really low. What effects could this have on me?
None whatsoever!: Low values are of no consequence. It only matters if it is high. ...Read more
My grandmother whose age is 80 plus, her alkaline phosphate has increased very high around 900 how to control it. As at this surgery is not appropriat?
Doubtful: Some non-medical practitioners say that allergy can occur to virtually any substance in the environment. Allergists define allergy as an over-reaction of the immune system to very small amounts of foreign substances that enter the body. While large amounts of phosphate taken as a supplement could cause GI upset & diarrhea, in my opinion there is no such thing as true phosphate allergy. ...Read more