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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Phosphate (Definition)

Phosphate is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...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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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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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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What exactly is glycose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase?

What exactly is glycose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase?

Carbohydrate enzyme: Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (g6pd deficiency) is an inherited disorder found mostly in people with african, asian, or middle eastern ancestry. G6pd helps convert carbohydrates into a more useful form. Lack of this enzyme causes red blood cells to become fragile, resulting in the rbcs bursting when stressed. This leads to hemolytic anemia. Infection, drugs & some foods can trigger. ...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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I have lfts alt=31 u/l biluribin=10.7 umol/l alakline phosphate=104 u/l, is this normal?

Yes: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your results are well within normal limits. ...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 long does codeine phosphate stay in your system.

How long does codeine phosphate stay in your system.

4-6 hours: But the breakdown products can be detected for a number of days after so may show up as opiates on a drug test. Dont know if this is a concern for you or not. ...Read more

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High level of alkaline phosphate, what does this mean?

High level of alkaline phosphate, what does this mean?

How high?: Do you have any symptoms? Why was the test done? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, high alkaline phosphate may due to liver or bone disease, and sometimes intestinal disorders. It is normally high in children and during pregnancy.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Iam using codeine phosphate for a decade.How can I quit?

Gradual reduction: Reduce quantity used by about 20% every 3-4 days. Ideally, talk to dr for assistance and monitoring. ...Read more

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Causes of 1.6 phosphate level all other bloodwork 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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What is the definition or description of: Phosphate overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Phosphate overdose?

Phosphate overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. Phosphate toxicity/ OD can cause: electrolyte imbalances, ,cardiac & bone diseases, or death can occur with chronic renal disease,& bones can become brittle due to leaching of calcium. REF: http://www.healthsupplementsnutritionalguide.com/phosphorus/ ...Read more

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What is the difference serum phosphate and total body phosphate?

What's measured: While it's easy to measure how much phosphate is in a sample of serum, it's got very little to do with the total amount of phosphate in the bones, your dna, and the machinery of your cells. The latter is a subject mostly studied by arcane researchers; some folks lost phosphate through kidney defects & the diagnosis is a bit of a challenge. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Alkaline phosphate level of 170 for a 50 year old man .. is it worrysome ?

Alkaline phosphate level of 170 for a 50 year old man .. is it worrysome ?

Worrisome: unlikely.: Any time a panel of tests are run there is a probability of one of these test to be outside the normal range. Meaning one out of many is likely not concerning especially if it is not significantly elevated. An elevated Alk Phos could indicate bone or hepatobiliary disease. If you are otherwise healthy the best approach would be to repeat the testing in 6 to 12 months. ...Read more

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I have a low serum inorganic phosphate 0.73 what does this mean I'm always tried?

I have a low serum inorganic phosphate 0.73 what does this mean I'm always tried?

Low phosphate: Need to know your medical history and rest of labs. And what is normal in that lab your your age and gender. Discuss with the Dr who ordered the test. ...Read more

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What are the maximum amount of 30mg codeine phosphate tablets i can take in a day?

What are the maximum amount of 30mg codeine phosphate tablets i can take in a day?

Max Dose: If it is pure Codeine (not tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine)....Then 360 mg per day is the max. In any case you should not exceed the dose your doctor prescribed ...Read more

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What could cause high alkaline phosphate level in child ref rang of under 300, level of 2, 125?

What could cause high alkaline phosphate level in child ref rang of under 300, level of 2, 125?

Consult : Children alkaline phosphates levels are much different from adults and can be quite high due to their growth spurts. However the number over 2000 may warrant a workup to make sure there is no underlying pathology. Some medication may affect the level of this enzyme as well. I would recommend to consult pediatric hematologist to see if any other tests are necessary. ...Read more

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My son underwent a LFT . and alkaline phosphate came out to be 410 . Is it a matter to worry ?????!

My son underwent a LFT . and alkaline phosphate came out to be 410 . Is it a matter to worry ?????!

Not really: How old is your child to start with? alk phos isn't that highly elevated,usually it denotes liver or bone condition. In your child's case, expected to be a bone condition, the most common is during active bone growth (during a growth spurt), if having vit d defeiciency, common, or during healing of bone fracture. Unlikely to be a liver problem in your child, again clinical correlation is important ...Read more

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What is the best and fastest way to rectify a phosphate shortage? What except poor diet can cause it?

What is the best and fastest way to rectify a phosphate shortage?  What except poor diet can cause it?

Phosphate Problems: Dear InaP
There are many varied reasons for having phosphate imbalances, including parathyroid gland dysfunction, bone problems, kidney problems, diet, and various more serious conditions. I highly recommend seeing a doctor face to face for an examination and further testing to establish what the underlying cause is of your problem.
First prize would be if caused by diet, but be sure to check. ...Read more

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I need help urgently! my friend who's 13 toke a lot of "codeine phosphate" she didn't tell me how much, what do I do?

I need help urgently! my friend who's 13  toke a lot of "codeine phosphate" she didn't tell me how much, what do I do?

Tell a parent: Your friend has need of a friend who will help her get help. She may be depressed, abused or have other serious issues that need help. Speak to your parents or hers and let them know what happened. She'll be unhappy with you but alive. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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K Phos (Definition)

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