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Potassium Sorbate Medication
None: This is a food preservative, a simple molecule that's naturally found in berries. There's no reason whatever to think it's going to damage your unborn child & zero scientific work to suggest this. I have seen the stuff on the internet intended to frighten people. I have concluded that it simply made up to scare people into buying overpriced "natural foods". I'm sorry his happened. ...Read more
Regarding dried fruit, I thought raisins and prunes don't need preservatives. My last package of prunes had potassium sorbate. Why is that needed?
Lots of foods:
Fruits, especially citrus and bananas
amongst others. ...Read more
This is variable, most patients do not have problems.
But this has to be checked on your DR visits. ...Read more
Pharmacologic basis: It is based on where the medication is metabolized and absorbed as well as whether the medication is time release or not. Some of these formulations may lengthen the time the medicine lasts or where it acts. ...Read more
Are the sugars acesulfame-potassium and sucralose safe to consume in general or as well with medication? Thanks
Can lifestyle means like taking garlic and bananas or potassium rich food control high blood pressure instead of drugs or medications. Pls explain?
Augment: Some lifestyle measures such as weight loss, sodium restriction and exercise can augment the beneficial effects of traditional medical therapy. However, If that was all that it took there would not be hundreds of different pharmacological therapies, instead I would just prescribe life style management. Hypertension is not something you want to under treat! See your health care provider. ...Read more
Gfr 57. Potassium 5.4. Creatinine 1.1. Medications ruled out. No known kidney disease. Hypertension controlled with mess. Can dehydration cause this?
Depends: It's hard to know with only a one-time reading. Your kidney function can fluctuate depending on your hydration status, how well controlled your blood pressure is (esp if it's too low for adequate renal perfusion) and if you're taking any medications that can affect gfr, ie nsaids, antibiotics like bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). You may have kidney disease if you have other creat that are similar. Talk to your pcp. ...Read more
Today is1st day of medication I took amox tr-k clv 875-125mg furosemide 20mg potassium cl ER 10meq tablets I started to vomit is it from medication?
Yes: Stomach upset is often associated with this combination which should be taken with food to get one of the components activated. If you had vomiting after taking it with food, ask your doctor to prescribe an alternate antibiotic. You may also try taking it after meal and see what happens. ...Read more
Can you take amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium when you have high blood pressure but not on medication for it?
What should my grandmother do to lower her blood pressure? My grandmother has high blood pressure. She currently takes the following medications for it: -losartan potassium 100mg once a day -coreg cr 40mg and 20mg (60mg total) once a day -clonidine
I have grade 2 scariolitis (as) and I take no medication. I have low hemoglobin 118, low MCH 27.2 and high RDW which came on suddenly. My blood count was normal six weeks ago, except the low potassium level of 3.3. Could I have aoi anemia or inflammation?
Is it ok to use potassium chloride as a substitute for salt. Iam on the following medications: exforge, (amlodipine and valsartan) natrilix, crestor, and cipralex.?
BP 145/75. Want to avoid drugs. Potassium levels top end of normal. Magnesium 0.85 a bit low. Could low dose magnesium ie 350 or less help and be safe?
Here are some...: I would not get excited or panic at seeing a set of slight deviating lab report as reported here. Always correlate the reports to clinical profile and to serial changes in lab over time. So, likely you be okay continue current drugs but be followed by your doctor. Apparently, you are on multiple drugs; for safer use of multiple drugs, go to https://ebettercare. Com/wellness-newsletter-3/. Best.... ...Read more
Could you tell me what street drugs or narcotics can cause potassium levels to drop or become low?
Drugs and potassium:
A full list of the causes of low potassium, hypokalemia (h), is found at this link:
http://www. Healthline. Com/galecontent/hypokalemia
street drugs are not made by a pharmaceutical company and vary from dealer to dealer. Therefore, there is no way to accurately tell what they are mixed with. ...Read more
NeverSayAlwaysorNeve: If you are on a medication that tends to make you lose potassium, then the doctor could substitute or add another drug that helps you keep it. Another option would be to take potassium supplements as well as foods higher in potassium. The supplement/diet approach would also apply if for some reason your potassium was low. Other than that, it depends on your particular situation. ...Read more
Side effect of fludrocortisone is irregular heartbeat is this due to the drug or if it lowered potassium?
Low potassium: I have used the drug for years and never seen any irregular heart beats from it. ...Read more
Is it OK to drink gatorade once in a while taking losartan potassium? I know certain drugs increase potassium and gatorade has potassium in it.
Probably ok: The amount of potassium in a glass of Gatorade is minimal and is unlikely to affect serum potassium levels, especially if kidney function is normal. Sugary drinks like Gatorade may not be all that healthy, though. Check out the ingredients: water, sugar, table salt, carbohydrates, electrolytes (110 mg sodium, 30 mg potassium, 93 mg chloride), high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, glucose, ...Read more
Can I take aldactone (spironolactone) w/ another drug to lower my potassium levels? And both work to do their job? Aldactone (spironolactone) made me have high pot. But I want to take it
Doctors, do you think I can develop a tolerance to potassium-sparing diuretic drugs over a long period of time?
No: Not unless your renal function deteriorates.Get a more detailed answer ›