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Side effects of potassium supppliment?

Side effects of potassium supppliment?

See below: Pottassium supplements can cause esophageal irritation or ulcers, and excess accumulation in the blood for any reason can cause heart rate disturbances and muscle weakness or paralysis. ...Read more

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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more


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Detox teas and side effects?

Relates to beliefs: There are many claims made that certain teas can 'detoxify' and cleanse various organs of the body. There is no well done research that confirms or denies this. So, it really comes down to one's belief about whether or not something will help them feel healthier. Trust in the source of info can go a lot further than the product itself. I'm not aware of any significant side effects of teas. ...Read more

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Side effects of diuretics?

Side effects of diuretics?

Dehydration: The main function of diuretics is to increase the output of urine, thereby helping to manage high blood pressure. As a side effect of their chronic use, excess amounts of electrolytes can be lost in the urine leading to low levels of potassium, sodium, potassium. Calcium and magnesium levels can also be impaired. Some diuretics may cause the blood sugar to be elevated in diabetics. ...Read more

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Telmisartan effects & side effects?

Telmisartan effects & side effects?

Micardis (telmisartan): Is an angiotensin ii receptor antagonist. (arb) very effective BP agent with very few side effects. ...Read more

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What are the side effects in using dextrose sugar substitute?

What are the side effects in using dextrose sugar substitute?

Depends: There are three main sugar substitutes-equal, slenda & nutrisweet. They have been tested extensively and are believed to be safe, although some people can have some sensitivities to one or another. Then there is stevia, which is plant based. Btw-just because something is natural doesn't necessarily make it safe. The saying-everything in moderation, is the best way to go. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Metformin - side effects? Using this to counteract insulin resistance. Any comments on side effects etc?

Metformin - side effects? Using this to counteract insulin resistance. Any comments on side effects etc?

See below most commo: Abnormal stools Changes in taste Muscle pain Difficulty breathing Lightheadedness or dizziness Nail problems Flu-like symptoms such as muscle pain, fever, chills, and weakness Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (heart palpitations). Flushing (a skin reddening, commonly on the face) Increased sweating Increased thirst ...Read more

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Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) side effects and risks?

Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) side effects and risks?

Cardiac: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is a form of adrenalin. It can cause increase in heart rate, elevated blood pressure and even abnormal heart rhythm. It was associated with the deaths of a major league pitcher and a college football player a few years ago. Just because something is over the counter, it may not always be safe. ...Read more

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Benefits and side effects for hyalgan?

Benefits and side effects for hyalgan?

Improved pain: Benefit: temporizing measure to improve pain in arthritic knees side effect: occasional "allergic" reaction, recurring pain requiring additional injections. ...Read more

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Side effects of expired medication, particularly antibiotics?

Side effects of expired medication, particularly antibiotics?

How long? Which?: Most expiration dates are about half of the actual time that the compounds remain active, but this may not guarantee their activity. Side-effects of the products of these compounds as they deteriorate vary with the compound, but very few if any have serious toxicities. Best to throw them out if they have expired. Better than taking a chance they are inactive or toxic. ...Read more

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Tramadol and grapefruit juice side effects?

Tramadol and grapefruit juice side effects?

Interactions.: Drugs.Com drug interaction checker did not show interactions between grapefruit juice and tramadol. ...Read more

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Nosebleeding side effects of atacand (candesartan) plus and zacor?

Nosebleeding side effects of atacand (candesartan) plus and zacor?

Epistaxis: The nosebleeds are likely not a side effect of the Atacand or zocor (simvastatin) but as a result of uncontrolled high blood pressure or nasal dryness. Try some nasal saline or a humidifier and see if this improves your epistaxis. ...Read more

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Safety and side effects of mixing certain perscription drugs with guanfacine?

Safety and side effects of mixing certain perscription drugs with guanfacine?

Ask pharmacist: This cannot be answered well without knowing which prescription drugs you are talking about. www.drugs.com is a helpful website and you can also ask a pharmacist to see what drugs are not compatible when taken together. In general it is not wise to "mix" drugs. ...Read more

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Side effects to Chlorthalid 25 mg. headaches??

Side effects to Chlorthalid 25 mg. 
headaches??

Possibly: but rare- please check with private physician for a dose adjustment or change of medication. ...Read more

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What diuretic has the least side effects? Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) gave me some weird side effects (lethargy, chest tightness, anxiety).

What diuretic has the least side effects? Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) gave me some weird side effects (lethargy, chest tightness, anxiety).

All effects: Any medication can have side effects- if you need a simple diuretic ask your pcp to prescribe low dose chlorthalidone- if you cannot tolerate it, you are probably sensitive to the entire class of diuretics. ...Read more

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Side effects of eating too much coconut?

Side effects of eating too much coconut?

Coconut: Coconut has a high fat/cholesterol content. Firstly bloating is quite common and in many people it produces diarrhea. Another not so obvious one is a rise in your cholesterol level in the blood. ...Read more

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Is there any disadvantage/ side effect to low sodium salt? When compared to salt, is low sodium salt definitely better alternative?

Is there any disadvantage/ side effect to low sodium salt?  When compared to salt, is low sodium salt definitely better alternative?

Probably no need: Views about sodium have changed over the years. The current consensus is higher sodium intake is harmless in the absence of high blood pressure and certain heart, kidney, liver or other metabolic problems. Probably you can use salt in cooking and salt your food to taste without worry. Salt substitues usually have potassium, which can have its own problems. If in doubt, check w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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Is isopure side effect insomnia?

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Is isopure side effect insomnia?

Isopure: Very few reported waking up sweating if drink the shake late at night. ...Read more

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Migraine solutions and side effects?

Migraine solutions and side effects?

Neurologist First: First, see a neurologist and make sure that what you have is a real migraine. Preventative and abortive medications are first line treatments. If you have specific trigger points, Botox injections may be helpful to eliminate these as causes. If this is helpful, surgery to free up the nerves causing the pain can be curative. ...Read more

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