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Doctor insights on: Saccharin Medication

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Are there problems associated with saccharin?

Thanks for asking!: The epa in 2010 concluded that it no longer considered a potential hazard to human health. ...Read more

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What is the connection between saccharin and cancer?

What is the connection between saccharin and cancer?

None: This was arrived at through deeply flawed studies in the early 1970's. Saccharin forms microcrystals in animal urine but not human urine; the crystals are promoters but do not cause mutations. But thanks to the politics (and perhaps the sugar lobby), saccharin could no longer be used as an artificial sweetener. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of 'saccharin sodium' in toothpaste?

What is the benefit of 'saccharin sodium' in toothpaste?

Taste: The only benefit is that it adds a sweet taste to the toothpaste. Without it, the toothpaste would be very bitter. Don't worry - it does not cause cavities. ...Read more

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Are aspertame/saccharin better for your teeth than sugar?

Are aspertame/saccharin better for your teeth than sugar?

Not really: Sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol and many other 'sugar alcohols' can still be digested into acids by oral bacteria to cause decay. Xylitol is the only artifical sweetener that the oral bacteria cannot break down and it actually remineralizes the teeth. Chewing gum with recaldent will also strengthen teeth. ...Read more

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Are there withdrawal symptoms from saccharin/aspartame?

Are there withdrawal symptoms from saccharin/aspartame?

Aspartame: An artificial sweetener, is declared to be safe & no correlations, to my knowledge, exists with sexual dysfunction, or withdrawal. ...Read more

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Is it true that saccharin promotes tooth decay?

Is it true that saccharin promotes tooth decay?

No: This artificial sweetener cannot be metabolized by the oral bacteria. Thus, no acid is produced meaning less tooth decay. Additionally, the use of sugarless products promotes salivary flow which helps buffer acid and decrease your decay risk. ...Read more

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Diabetic and I cannot have regular sugar. Can saccharin cause any types of cancer?

Diabetic and I cannot have regular sugar. Can saccharin cause any types of cancer?

Not likely: Saccharin is not likely to cause cancer in the amount commonly used by humans. You may wish to consider other sugar substitutes, like equal, splenda and stevia. ...Read more

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Does saccharin have the same tooth-rotting ability of sugar?

Does saccharin have the same tooth-rotting ability of sugar?

Yes: Sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol and many other 'sugar alcohols' can be broken down by bacteria in your mouth into acids that contribute to decay. Chewing gum that contains either xylitol or recaldent however actually remineralizes your teeth and cannot be broken down by oral bacteria. ...Read more

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I've heard about side-effects of saccharin. What about aspartame, stevia, sucralose?

I've heard about side-effects of saccharin. What about aspartame, stevia, sucralose?

Aspartame: An artificial sweetener, is declared to be safe & no correlations, to my knowledge, exists with sexual dysfunction, or withdrawal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how your body react to artificial sweeteners (aspartame, saccharin etc)?

Can you tell me how your body react to artificial sweeteners (aspartame, saccharin etc)?

Six sweet options: If goal is to avoid sugar try 3 Calorie-free: 1) Stevia: natural, but FDA approved use of RebA, not whole leaf & crude extracts; 2) Aspartame: synthetic, & breaks down with heat, so don't cook with it; can trigger headache & GI upset; 3) Sucralose--non-absorbed sugar; can cause headaches & GI upset. Can also consider these 3 caloric naturally sweet products--1) Pure maple syrup; 2) Agave; 3) Honey ...Read more

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Should I switch my toothpaste in pregnancy due to the sodium saccharin contained itn it?

Should I switch my toothpaste in pregnancy due to the sodium saccharin contained itn it?

Category C drug: Saccharin when used as a sweetener on a regular basis in pregnancy is classified as a category c drug. This means no human problems during fetal exposure are known but some animal studies are suggestive. When used with tooth paste the exposure is so small, unless you swallow the material, that any possible risk is minimized. ...Read more

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Does aspartame, saccharin cause tooth decay?

Does aspartame, saccharin cause tooth decay?

Definitely, no: Aspartame or saccharin does not contribute to tooth decay. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more