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Potassium Gluconate Medication
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
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
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
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
Is potassium gluconate sugar-based? Thought 'gluco-' meant sugar... If so, will it affect my blood sugar levels?
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
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
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
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
..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
How long do you have to use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) mouth wash for it to cause fungal infection.?
Is it dangros to swallow mouth wash (benzydamine hydrochloride +chlorhexidibe Gluconate)after gargling? We are told it is safe for a liver Cancer ptnt
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
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
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
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
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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