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Are enemas with sodium phosphate safe to use for everyone?

Are enemas with sodium phosphate safe to use for everyone?

Avoid those: As a kidney doc, I would recommend against it since phosphate from enemas can sometimes deposit in the kidneys and cause acute kidney failure. ...Read more

Enema (Definition)

An enema is the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels[ principly the colon/ large ...Read more


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My medication alkalizes urine and can cause calcium phosphate stones. How can I acidify my urine to counter this effect?

My medication alkalizes urine and can cause calcium phosphate stones. How can I acidify my urine to counter this effect?

Add citrate: Best approach is to add citrate. Citrate interferes with ca x phos and ca x oxalate. Citrate is available by rx as Urocit K and as Bicitra (citric acid and sodium citrate). You can supply citrate with orange juice and ReaLemon extract. These will not alkalinize urine. ...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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Having chest, neck left arm, shoulder blade pains, when I take codeine phosphate or nytol tablets, can these medications cause heart problemsj?

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

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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

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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?

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: You can use a laxative once in a while but concentrate on eating healthy with enough fiber and more fruits and vegetables to avoid medications. If chronically constipated you may need doctors advice of how to tackle it with a stool softener which would be safer. ...Read more

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Does tricalcium phosphate absorb well?

Does tricalcium phosphate absorb well?

OK: Put a pill in a glass of water and see how long it takes to dissolve. The absorption of calcium is complex requiring transport mechanisms controlled by hormones such as parathormone from your parathyroid glands. ...Read more

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Could codeine phosphate get you high?

Codeine: All opioids if not used appropriately can produce a "high" and codeine is not exempt. ...Read more

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How is alkaline phosphate linked to cml?

How is alkaline phosphate linked to cml?

Alk phos: Is a blood test which is elevated in liver and bone issues, as well as others. In CML the elevation is likely related to the disease process itself, and the associated "full" bone marrow. The elevation usually comes down with successful treatment. ...Read more

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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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Is tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) alright for you?

Is tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) alright for you?

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

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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

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Can hyperthyrodism cause alkaline phosphate to elevate?

Can hyperthyrodism cause alkaline phosphate to elevate?

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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What are the after effects of taking codeine phosphate for 20 years?

What are the after effects of taking codeine phosphate for 20 years?

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

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My SGPT is 103 and S. Alkaline phosphate 139, what does it indicate??

My SGPT is 103 and S. Alkaline phosphate 139, what does it indicate??

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

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Please tell me about magnesium ascorbyl phosphate and it's effectiveness.

Please tell me about magnesium ascorbyl phosphate and it's effectiveness.

Vitamin C: This is a different formof vitamin c. I don't think this is of any benefit to your skin if that is what you mean. ...Read more

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What could it mean when you have alkaline phosphate total of 131 and bilirubin direct of <0.1?

What could it mean when you have alkaline phosphate total of 131 and bilirubin direct of <0.1?

Consider specialist: Elevated alk phos is a women in the 40s could be Primary biliary cholangitis. However I do not know your age. Elevated Alk phos could be from bone intestine or liver. It's only a mild elevation. See your pcp or a GI doctor ...Read more

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Is codeine phosphate 30mg stronger than dihydrocodeine 30mg? Or are they same? Which one is more strong, potent?

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

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If you have low c3c and low phosphate levels but all other labs normal does that mean you probably have glomernephritis?

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

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What's phosphate allergy?

What's phosphate allergy?

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

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Clindamycin phosphate is for what?

Clindamycin phosphate is for what?

Clindamycine for wha: Clindamycine is an antibiotic which is effective against many bacterria and is used alone and in combination with other antibiotics far several infectious conditions. ...Read more

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What are the uses of clindamycin phosphate?

What are the uses of clindamycin phosphate?

Infection.: The topical forms are for acne treatment and folliculitis (hair follicle infection). The oral form is for bacterial infection which would respond to clindamycin. ...Read more

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