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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


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What is the difference in potassium gluconate and citrate?

What is the difference in potassium gluconate and citrate?

Not much, but: Potassium citrate helps prevent kidney stone disease due to its citrate content that gets excreted in the urine. Otherwise, both are potassium salts to supply potassium to people who have low potassium blood levels. Taking potassium regularly without a doctor's advice is risky, even if it is over the counter. ...Read more

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What is difference between potassium glycinate and gluconate?

What is difference between potassium glycinate and gluconate?

Difference of meds: Potassium gluconate is the potassium salt of the conjugate base of gluconic acid. Its formula is: c6h11ko7. Potassium glycinate is glycine, monopotassium salt and its formula is c2h4kno2. Both may be used to supplement potassium in a person's diet. ...Read more

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What is the difference between potassium iodide and potassium gluconate?

What is the difference between potassium iodide and potassium gluconate?

Both potassium but..: Potassium iodide (ki) has potassium complexed with iodine but the other is complexed with gluconate. The former, ki, has more potassium than the latter by weight to weight comparison but it may cause more nausea. Potassium iodide has anti fungal properties and is used as supersaturated product for that (sski), potassium gluconate is frequently used over the counter to replace low potassium levels. ...Read more

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What is the difference between potassium gluconate and chloride and which is better?

What is the difference between potassium gluconate and chloride and which is better?

Potassium supplement: Both are potassium supplements that are usually given for low potassium levels in blood. I suspect the differences are in dosage an tolerability. Potassium chloride delivers a much larger dose but has problems with gastrointestinal side effects. Gluconate formulations are common in over the counter formulations. ...Read more

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Should I take potassium chloride or potassium gluconate?

Depends.: If you have low potassium usually people take Potassium Chloride but most people tolerate either. Should be discussed with your doctor as to why he/she chose one over the other. ...Read more

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What is the difference in potassium gluconate, chloride, citrate?

What is the difference in potassium gluconate, chloride, citrate?

Chemical question: Potassium gluconate and chloride are used to treat hypokalemia. Citrate uses a differnt salt. ...Read more

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Can taking potassium gluconate help lower blood pressure?

Can taking potassium gluconate help lower blood pressure?

No: If your BP is high you should start with exercise /weight loss/low salt diet.
If you have hbp get to be checked by your doctor. Do not self treat hbp: dangerous.
Potassium gluconate is not hbp medication and should not be used without supervision. ...Read more

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Can I take potassium gluconate with losartan-hctz???

Potassium: Why are you planning to take potassium supplements? Did you get labs done to suggest low K? Losartan and HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) counteract the k handling by the kidney. Suggest have you serum potassium checked and then take and if on it have a follow up potassium done. ...Read more

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Can I take magnesium and potassium gluconate supplements together?

Can I take magnesium and potassium gluconate supplements together?

Maybe, but why?: It would be better for absorption of both supplements if they were taken separately, such as at different meals, which would still make them easily memorable, but would avoid any competition between them. ...Read more

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What is the difference between potassium gluconate and potassium citrate?

Both potassium supp: Citrate acts as a buffer/alkali in conditions with high acid (acidemia). Gluconate has a glucose content in it. They both act as potassium supplement and selected on the basis of clinical situation. ...Read more

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How does potassium gluconate 595mg help with nerve pain from a nerve injury?

How does potassium gluconate 595mg help with nerve pain from a nerve injury?

Not Really: I haven't seen any improvement with this treatment, there may be some small or new data to support this but nothing that I'm familiar with. ...Read more

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Can potassium gluconate, magnesium or invokana cause cloudiness and a popcorn like smell in the urine?

Can potassium gluconate, magnesium or invokana cause cloudiness and a popcorn like smell in the urine?

Likely Invokana: Since the popcorn like smell is a result of urine full of glucose. I have had other patients complain of "sweet tea" and "just baked bread" smell to their urine, though the latter had a yeast infection. Cloudiness would make it more likely to be infection. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Is taking supplements B12, kelp and potassium gluconate on a vegetarian diet ok?

Is taking supplements B12, kelp and potassium gluconate on a vegetarian diet ok?

Yes, add vitamin D: It is okay to take the supplements you are taking. I would recommend that you take 1000-2000 units of vitamin D3 daily, especially if are not getting regular exposure to sun light on naked skin. ...Read more

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What is the difference between potassium gluconate and chloride and which is better to take as an OTC supplement if one has repeated low potassium levels?

What is the difference between potassium gluconate and chloride and which is better to take as an OTC supplement if one has repeated low potassium levels?

Weak repletion, both: If you have repeated low levels, you need prescription strength and doctors supervision. If you overuse them, being weak doses, you may overdo it. Potassium problems can cause heart rhythm problems and possibly death. Prescription generic potassium should be cheaper than otc one on mg to mg basis. This said, a gram of potassium gluconate has less potassium than a gram of potassium chloride. ...Read more

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250mg magnesium 500mg slow niacin with nicotinic acid and potassium gluconate. Healthy male 35 yes. Take these, or no?

Wallet drain: If healthy and normal diet, no reason to take supplemental potassium or niacin, both of which can have bad side effects. As most people tend to run low on magnesium, and it has a weak muscle relaxer & cathartic effect, you could take the magnesium, but it isn't essential either. Save you cash for good quality food. ...Read more

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..Can potassium gluconate and lemon juice be substituted for 10 meq (4 a day) of potassium citrate?

No: You will not achieve as good of an alkalinizing affect with this regimen as you would with a citrate supplement. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: chlorhexidine gluconate?

Please describe the medication: chlorhexidine gluconate?

RX mouthwash: In dentistry, Chlorhexidine is used as an active ingredient in mouthwash designed to reduce dental plaque and oral bacteria. And to help in the treatment of gingivitis and periodontitis. It is a prescription medication that improves on swelling, redness and bleeding gums. ...Read more

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How long do you have to use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) mouth wash for it to cause fungal infection.?

What are the symptom: Can not get fungal infection with the use of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) need more information in regard to to why you are using peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) and your health history ...Read more

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How do I tell the difference between hairy tongue and thrush? Caused by antibiotics dr. Called my dentist he gave me peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)? Will it work?

How do I tell the difference between hairy tongue and thrush? Caused by antibiotics dr. Called my dentist he gave me peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)? Will it work?

Different process: Thrush is a fungal infection that will respond to anti fungal medication and typically resolve within a two week period. Hairy tongue is they hypertrophy, or overgrowth, of filiform papillae on the tongue. This can cause an unpleasant build up of odor and debris. Thrush may be caused by antibiotics as the fungal infection is opportunistic in nature. In short, see a dentist to eval which one it is. ...Read more

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Does magnesium gluconate surpress your appetite?

Does magnesium gluconate surpress your appetite?

It may.: Magnesium products can cause GI upset and diarrhea.
For people with kidney failure they are contra indicated since the blood level can rise to dangerous levels.
On the other hand if you are on diuretics such as Lasix (furosemide) it can be deficient and cause cardiac arrythmias so it should be replaced just as we replace potassium. ...Read more

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What's peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

What's peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

An antibacterial rin: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a brand name for chlorhexadine mouth rinse...There are other brands as well. Chlorhexadine is an antibacterial rinse that will reduce the number of certain bacteria known to cause "gum" disease (periodontal disease). ...Read more

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What is peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) used for?

What is peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) used for?

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is: A brand name for a chlorohexadine gluconate oral rinse. It is used to help oral tissues heal. It is a topical antiseptic used to treat gum infections, swelling, as a post-op surgical rinse, gingivitis. ... Dosage instructions should be followed to get the maximum benefit of the rinse. It has a negative, that is, it has the potential to cause brown stains on teeth if ones brushing habits are r. ...Read more

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Is there a nonprescription peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

No: The active ingredient in Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) (chlorhexidine) is not available without a prescription. That's primarily because this medicine should not be taken long-term, & it's indicated only for specific oral conditions. If people could just buy it, they would use it indiscriminately & for far too long, so it has to be regulated. There are potential side-effects from improper use which have to be avoided. ...Read more

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What foods or beverages should I avoid while taking ferrous gluconate?

What foods or beverages should I avoid while taking ferrous gluconate?

Ferrous gluconate: Do not drink alcohol or milk with the medication. Do not take it together with fish, meat or whole grain cereals. ...Read more

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Why do denstist precribe chlorhexidine gluconate?

To fight gum disease: Chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse can significantly reduce plaque bacteria & prevent the development of gingivitis. Gingivitis is characterized by redness and swelling of the gingiva, which often includes gingival bleeding upon probing. Dentists will often rx Chlorhexidine for patients to use between dental visits as part of a professional program for the treatment of gingivitis, . ...Read more

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