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Doctor insights on: Physical Chemical Properties Of Sodium Carbonate

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more


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Last night me and my husband took a teaspoon of sodium carbonate by mistake thinking it was bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). No side effects yet. Should we worry?

Last night me and my husband took a teaspoon of sodium carbonate by mistake thinking it was bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). No side effects yet. Should we worry?

If no side effects: Sodium carbonate or soda ash is not poisonous but can be an irritant. So if you don't feel any irritation in your mouth, esophagus or stomach than you should be alright and there will be no problem. ...Read more

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Last night took 1 tea spoon of sodium carbonate thinking it was sodium bicarbonate. No side effects yet. Should I worry?

Let explain: Sodium carbonate is a chemical present in a variety of commonly used industrial and household products, such as certain bleaching agents, automatic dishwashing detergents and glass and paper products. This substance, also referred to as soda ash or washing soda, may cause severe side effects if swallowed, inhaled or exposed to the skin. If you develop symptoms of sodium carbonate. ...Read more

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Can you take naproxen sodium with carvedilol, miratazpine, singular and ADVAIR and tums (calcium carbonate)?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Can you take naproxen sodium with carvedilol, miratazpine, singular and ADVAIR and tums (calcium carbonate)?

Better no: If you can, naproxen sodium would counteract the antihypertensive effects of carvedilol, it would increase sodium and cause fluid retention may cause rise in blood pressure. Also don't take Tums (calcium carbonate) with naproxen, space them 2 hours apart, tums (calcium carbonate) would destroy the enteric coat of naproxen. Lastly, carvedilol can potentially cause airway narrowing, antagonizing Advair, usually doesn't happen, best wishes ...Read more

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Sodium present in diclofenac sodium has any relevance with sodium present in our household salt or it is in some other chemical form?

Sodium present in diclofenac sodium has any relevance with sodium present in our household salt or it is in some other chemical form?

No: Diclofenac sodium is the generic chemical name for Voltaren. Many prescription medications are chemically in the "salt" family but do not have the same effect on your body like household salt. You need to pay attention to the the diclofenac (active ingredient) and ignore the "sodium" part of the name in order to understand how the medication will affect your body. ...Read more

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Can I use diclofenace sodium gel in my face to treat redness from chemical burn? Best regard.

Can I use diclofenace sodium gel in my face to treat redness from chemical burn? Best regard.

It is a: Non Steroidal anti-inflammatory medication which is prescribed in GEL for to rub into joints (there may be some value. ..usually given to patients who have gastric sensitivity to NSAIDS) HOWEVER use for BURNS on FACE is DEFINITELY OFF LABEL and I certtainly would NOT RECCOMEND IT IN THIS FORUM!
My Opinion Only
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I have OCD and wash my hands and face several times a day with soap containing sodium laureth sulfate. Can this chemical affect my unborn baby?

No: There was a crooked internet scare about sodium laureth sulfate a while back, by some folks promoting their own brand of soap. Your baby's in no danger from this. Overcoming ocd is a lifetime struggle and now that you will be a mother, this is all the more reason to work to be the most effective human being that you can be. ...Read more

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Can epinephrine, or other stimulant chemicals found in pseudoephedrine disrupt sodium channels in the blood vessels? Thanks very much

Can epinephrine, or other stimulant chemicals found in pseudoephedrine disrupt sodium channels in the blood vessels? Thanks very much

? what you mean by: "disrupt." All neurotransmitters work by activating a variety of channels in cell membranes, turning them on or turning them off, or modulating the intensity of the response. Sodium and potassium channels are generally activated in tandem by epinephrine and other stimulant neurotransmitters, changing cell polarity and resulting in neurotransmission. This isn't disruption - its their activity. ...Read more

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What are the ways to get rid of gas in stomach? Any physical way? Besides eating or drinking less of carbonated drinks etc

What are the ways to get rid of gas in stomach? Any physical way? Besides eating or drinking less of carbonated drinks etc

Flatus: It depends on the reason for excess gas or bloating! Certainly decreasing the amount of carbonated beverages in your diet will help. Other patients experience relief with extra intake of water and or fiber. Lastly, medication called simethicone may decrease extra gas production. ...Read more

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I'm on Trileptal my sodium is 128 is that low enough I sure be concerned.

I'm on Trileptal my sodium is 128 is that low enough I sure be concerned.

Side effect: Trileptal causes many adverse effects and low sodium is but one. There are many far better anti-epileptic drugs with fewer side effects. Is there a specific reason you should be on trileptal, other than fact it is generic and cheap? Discuss with your doctor, but you are not in any imminent danger yet. Do weigh the benefits and risks and make decision. ...Read more

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My b/p 80-70/50-40. My normal is 100/60. When I eat more sodium I feel better. I know this is unhealthy. Any suggestions on what might be going on?

Dr. Jeffrey Ng Dr. Ng
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My b/p 80-70/50-40. My normal is 100/60. When I eat more sodium I feel better. I know this is unhealthy. Any suggestions on what might be going on?

Go see your doc: Low BP may be a result of other metabolic causes, like thyroid or adrenal insuff. You need a metabolic workup. Go see your doc. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what is considered safe sodium intake?

I'm curious as to what is considered safe sodium intake?

It varies: People with congestive heart failure, or hypertension, chronic kidney disease need to be on a low sodium diet, usually 4000 mg or less per day. Other folks need not be so restiricted. High na intake may be required in some heavy perspiration situations. (gatoraid) so that a "safe' dose is not the same for everyone. In what context is your question framed.? ...Read more

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22% sodium level, b.P.150, sugar level 96, age 78 female suffering with p.D. Since 10years advance stage from nov'12. Seeking your valuable advice.

22% sodium level, b.P.150, sugar level 96, age 78 female suffering with p.D. Since 10years advance stage from nov'12. Seeking your valuable advice.

See your doctor: You have multiple risk factors and should have a good relationship with your doc in order to adequately manage your healthcare.
Blessings. ...Read more

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Taking Divalproex sodium DR 250mg. I'm only taking it once a day only at night. Is that okay? Is that bad only taking it once a day instead of two?

Taking Divalproex sodium DR 250mg. I'm only taking it once a day only at night. Is that okay? Is that bad only taking it once a day instead of two?

Comments: You provide no clue as to why you are taking Divalproex sodium, but once daily in the non-ER form could well be insufficient to control your problem beyond half a day. Suggest Concierge visit to get this ironed out. ...Read more

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I have tn I was on trilepal first it depleted my sodium. I'm on gabapintin and dilanta. Their putting me on low does of tegroel. Will this depleted s?

I have tn I was on trilepal first it depleted my sodium. I'm on gabapintin and dilanta. Their putting me on low does of tegroel. Will this depleted s?

Low sodium: The incidence of low-sodium with tegretol is significantly lower then the incidence of low-sodium with trileptal. (na+ ≪134 meq/l) was 29.9% among oxc-treated patients and 13.5% among cbz-treated patients (p < 0.0001). Hyponatremia (na+ ≪128 meq/l) was severe: 12.4% of oxc-treated patients and 2.8% of cbz-treated patients (p < 0.001).www.neurology.org/content/65/12/1976.abstract
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If I'm allergic to sulfa drugs, could I be allergic to sodium cetostearyl sulphate?

Sulfa allergy?: Not all sulfas cross react. Sulfa antibiotics do not cross react with most other sulfa drugs. Of course you could develop a second allergy though it is unlikely. ...Read more

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How much sodium should an 80lb child consume a day?

How much sodium should an 80lb child consume a day?

It depends.: 1000 to 1500mg/day is a good range to start with. 1500 mg is approximately less than 1 teaspoon. Remember sodium is only but one factor in the developemnt of high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: low sodium?

Low sodium < 135: Normal sodium range from 135 to 145. Low sodium (hyponatremia) is less than 135. Some may have no symptoms at slight decrease in sodium level especially if the level dropped slowly. Rapid decrease or large drop in levels can cause confusion, seizures, coma and even death. Labs should always be rechecked to exclude false abnormal level. ...Read more

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What happens when to your body when you have low sodium?

Depends how low: A little low (130-140) - no symptoms
moderately low (120-130) - fatigue and malaise
very low (<120) - risk of seizures and coma; eventual death. ...Read more

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How much sodium should a person have in their daily diet?

How much sodium should a person have in their daily diet?

How much sodium/day: According to american heart association, one should not consume more than2000 mgm od sodium per day. That is really togh to do as there is too much salt in processed food. So the best is not to use table salt and cook the food with other spices and avoid soya sauce and other high salt foods and spices. Average person in reality consumes 4000gms of salt which is too much. ...Read more

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Other than the sodium content, why are sausages unhealthy?

Other than the sodium content, why are sausages unhealthy?

Besides sodium?: They are high in fat and can be high on nitrites and nitrates which are thought to be cancer causing. And goodness knows what all they throw into those things. :) ...Read more

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3 gram sodium diet could I please have foods to and not to eat?

3 gram sodium diet could I please have foods to and not to eat?

Low salt diet: Never use the salt shaker. Stay away from caned foods, fast foods, junk foods and try to eat fresh foods. A 3gram low salt diet is not hard to do. Get you a book that lists high sodium foods. They are easy to find and use. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when we have too much sodium in our diet?

Could you tell me what happens when we have too much sodium in our diet?

Water retention: In general our bodies can handle it, but increased sodium also increases water retention. This can worsen high blood pressure, kidney disease, or congestive heart failure. ...Read more