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Doctor insights on: Polyvinyl Alcohol Uses

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Does polyvinyl alcohol (partially hydrolyzed) in prenatals contain alcohol?

Does polyvinyl alcohol (partially hydrolyzed) in prenatals contain alcohol?

No ethanol: It is not ethanol, the "alcohol" in beer, wine, and whisky. Certain chemicals, like polyvinyl alcohol, use the name "alcohol" because they have a particular chemical structure, but are not ethanol (the alcohol in beverages). ...Read more

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How safe is the polyvinyl alcohol used for uterine aterial embolization?

How safe is the polyvinyl alcohol used for uterine aterial embolization?

Very safe: Pva has been used for over 40 years in embolization, no known side effects or allergic reactions. It does clump more proximal in the embolization, however a comparison of regular pva to embopsheres should no difference in efficacy. ...Read more

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My vitamins say they contain polyvinyl alcohol. Will this make a drug test positive for alcohol?

My vitamins say they contain polyvinyl alcohol. Will this make a drug test positive for alcohol?

No, however...: No, this chemical does not have any real relationship to the type of alcohol we drink and will not raise your alcohol level one bit. However, while considered non-toxic, I do not think it's wise to take a vitamin with synthetic chemicals like this. It is probably a sign that this is not the best quality vitamin; there are many better choices. See http://tinyurl.com/mzrkbx8 ...Read more

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Took 2 citracal+d a day for a month (ob said ok). Has polyvinyl alcohol part hydrolyzed. Worried that it can harm the baby.

Took 2 citracal+d a day for a month (ob said ok). Has polyvinyl alcohol part hydrolyzed. Worried that it can harm the baby.

Don't worry: If over the counter items are damaging babies or causing birth defects they are removed and companies out of business. Your gonna be fine, don't worry about the vitamin, if u have a problem, it will not be fron using citrical. ...Read more

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One a day prenatals contain polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol - is this safe to take when pregnant?

One a day prenatals contain polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol - is this safe to take when pregnant?

Safe?: Polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol are used to suspend the vitamins. In the pharmaceutical world they are the excipients used to bind the tablets or suspend the drug in a gel. The amounts in prenatal vitamins are very small and are completely safe to take in the dosage intended - one a day. ...Read more

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Taking a prenatal pill twice a day (recommended dose) that has polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol - are those ingredients safe for pregnancy?

PRESERVATIVES: Polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol are preservatives that are included in many products and have proven safe in most instances. We really can't be totally sure of safety in pregnancy, since it simply is not possible to test them in pregnant women. However they have been included in many products often used by pregnant women over many years. The amounts included are very minimal. ...Read more

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Citrical contains polyvinyl alcohol (part hydrolyzed) and polyethylene glycol - is this safe to take when pregnant?

Category C : Those ingredients put citrical in category c for pregnancy. These are substances best avoided unless there is a compelling medical reason that outweighs the risk. ...Read more

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How come many mouthwashes use alcohol?

How come many mouthwashes use alcohol?

It's a disinfectant: Alcohol has historically been used as a disinfectant; listerine is a well known example whose original formulation was 27% alcohol. Today there are a number of good non alcohol mouth rinses that are also effective and gentle. Crest prohealth, colgate total, natural dentist and listerine zero are a few. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use alcohol on the wounds?

OUCH!: Alcohol will damage tissue. There are many products far safer to use. ...Read more

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