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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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Serum Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a breakdown product of muscle tissue. In the healthy situation it is cleared by the kidneys. Thus, a rise in creatinine is a sign of ...Read more


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Serum Creatinine levels 1.3, ok to use Metformin?

Serum Creatinine levels 1.3, ok to use Metformin?

Probably: The more important parameter is your GFR. This is calculated based on age, creatinine and weight. If it is over 60, there is no contraindication to using metformin. A young male who is very muscular may have a high creatinine but normal GFR. The usual cut off level for not using metformin in men is a creatine above 1.5 ...Read more

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Side effect atorvastatin fenofibrate combination on kidney?

Side effect atorvastatin fenofibrate combination on kidney?

Hi: The two together can cause serious muscle damage and must be tightly controlled by your doctor. I suggest you take 300 mg of coenzyme q10. Once you have high blood pressure and if your CPK goes high then your kidneys can be subsequently affected. Keep well hydrated. ...Read more

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Side effects of triamterene/37.5/25 cpmyltr?

Side effects of triamterene/37.5/25 cpmyltr?

Dehydration: Triamterene is blood pressure medicine classified as a diuretic. It is used excrete fluid out of your body while retaining potassium so you dont develop cramps. Side effects include dehydration, dizziness and if you lose too much water - renal failure. ...Read more

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What is "testolic testosterone propionate 100mg" side effects?

What is "testolic testosterone propionate 100mg" side effects?

Same as any T: Testosterone propionate is a water-based medication injected daily while t cypionate & t enanthate are oil-based injected weekly or so. Of course brand name testosterone gels/creams/lotions, patches & gums are used daily, too. All have similar side effects eg change in mood for worse, oily skin, acne, hair loss, prostate enlargement, gynecomastia, infertility & more. Use only under close supervisi. ...Read more

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What are clomifene citrate BP 50mg effects and side effects?

What are clomifene citrate BP 50mg effects and side effects?

Don't use wo help: The drug is indicated for induction of ovulation in women and to induce production of sperm in men. Side effects: blood clots, multiple pregnancies, severe visual disturbance. Ovarian cancer with long term use. Less serious side effects: flushing, abdom distention, nausea, vomiting, bresat tenderness, blurred vision, headache, pelvic pain. ...Read more

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Side effects of low inr?

Side effects of low inr?

Clots: If your inr is below target, you're at increased risk for the clots you're taking warfarin to prevent. ...Read more

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Valproic acid at low doses causing greater mental adverse side effects, and greater physical side effects at higher dosages?

Valproic acid at low doses causing greater mental adverse side effects, and greater physical side effects at higher dosages?

Dose related: Both mental and physical side effects with valproic acid are usually dose related (higher the higher the dose). However, you might notice that the effectiveness (reduction in mental symptoms) is also dose related. What you are thinking of as adverse mental side effects might be untreated psychiatric symptoms. Part of what makes psychiatry interesting! :-). ...Read more

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Does exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) 160/5 has any side effects on kidney?

Does exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) 160/5  has any side effects on kidney?

Kidney side effects: V has a renal protective effect on patients who have proteinuria (p) as it reduces it. A increases blood flow (ibf) to the kidney and can cause, because of this ibc, more proteinuria. V cannot be given in patients with a renal artery stenosis, as it causes an elevation of creatinine which is reversible once v is stopped. V and a work well together in most patients with no loss of kidney function. ...Read more

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My lab results show high levels of protein in urine 27 mg, urine creatinine 316.3 mg but levels of protein/creatinine ratio 90 mg. What does it mean?

My lab results show high levels of protein in urine 27 mg, urine creatinine 316.3 mg but levels of protein/creatinine ratio 90 mg. What does it mean?

Ur Protein/Cr ratio: The urine protein to urine creatinine ratio is an estimate of the 24hr urine protein. It is less cumbersome and quick. A urine protein to creatinine ratio of 0.15 or less would be consdered normal. For example urine protein of 30 and urine creatinine of 300 would be a upc of 0.1. ...Read more

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Casodex (bicalutamide) --- withdrawal side effects?

Casodex (bicalutamide) --- withdrawal side effects?

Casodex (bicalutamide): Is a non-steroidal androgen receptor inhibitor used in treatment of prostate cancer. I am not aware of withdrawal side effects, except those caused by hormonal imbalances due to changes in estrogen/testosterone levels. ...Read more

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Is conjugated linolenic acid safe to take while on a beta blocker, low dose aspirin? Adverse effects on LFT's / blood sugar?

Is conjugated linolenic acid safe to take while on a beta blocker, low dose aspirin?  Adverse effects on LFT's / blood sugar?

Probably good: Generally fatty acids such as this are considered good because they increase the fluidity of cell membranes and allow HDL to carry cholesterol out of the body more efficiently, at least in theory ...Read more

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Side effects of tab atenolol for high BP ?

Side effects of tab atenolol for high BP ?

Fatigue, low hr, ED: All BP meds can cause side effects. Atenolol is a good drug for BP but may cause low heart rate, fatigue, reduced exercise tolerance, erectile dysfunction. Don't stop it without talking to your doctor about an alternative. ...Read more

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Gentamicin side effect on kidney?

Gentamicin side effect on kidney?

Yes: More than 10% of people who receive gentamicin will suffer some effect on the kidney which can lead to a decrease in kidney function which is usually fully reversible if the gentamicin is discontinued early enough. ...Read more

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What can effect creatine levels?

What can effect creatine levels?

Renal disease: The commonest cause of persistent elevation of serum creatinine is renal failure. Dehydration and drug toxicity are other common causes. See this site for additional information. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003475.htm. ...Read more

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My lab results show high levels of protein in urine 27 mg, urine creatinine 316.3 mg but levels of protein/creatinine ration 90 mg. What does it mean?

My lab results show high levels of protein in urine 27 mg, urine creatinine 316.3 mg but levels of protein/creatinine ration 90 mg. What does it mean?

Protein in urine: The results mean that you probably have a lot of protein in your urine. To determine how much, you need to see a nephrologist and have a 24 hour urine collection to assess the amount of protein in your urine as well as your renal function. Depending on the amount of protein in your urine, you may need to have additional blood tests to see if you have any type of glomeulonephritis or diabetes. ...Read more

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Will a magnesium supplement higher your serum potassium levels? Renal Wasting of Mg and K. When started Mg serum potassium raised.

Will a magnesium supplement higher your serum potassium levels? Renal
Wasting of Mg and K. When started Mg serum potassium raised.

Be careful: Taking Mg and K may be dangerous for certain people. If you are going to take these supplements, you need to be careful that your kidney function is normal to begin with and that you do not take too much. It is best to seek your doctor's advice especially as high potassium levels can be dangerous. ...Read more

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My both sides of the spine were bit swollen. When i stand for a long i feel pain. I did a serum creatinine it was 0.9mg\dl should i be worried?

My both sides of the spine were bit swollen. When i stand for a long i feel pain. I did a serum creatinine it was 0.9mg\dl should i be worried?

No: The Creatinine has no bearing on your back ache. Your's is a normal value. It is not uncommon to have a back ache after prolonged standing. I would see a doctor about the swelling to be sure there is nothing there. ...Read more

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5yr girl with 7 past urine tests in row show trace blood in it, no u.T.I.! so checked serum creatinine an it's ok but cbc, iron on low side, .Any clue?

5yr girl with 7 past urine tests in row show trace blood in it, no u.T.I.! so checked serum creatinine an it's ok but cbc, iron on low side, .Any clue?

? urine Ca/cr ratio: Sometimes this is a sampling issue, and a squat and pee sample is often a vaginal wash out with all sorts of things in it.If it is a good clean catch specimine i would wonder where the blood is coming from.Small amounts can accompany excess calcium loss through the kidney tubules.A spot check of the urine ca/cr can pick this up, usually some protein in the pee along with it.Talk with your doc. ...Read more

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What's the normal level of serum creatinine?

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S. Creatinine: 0.6-1.3 mg./DL in adult males, and 0.5-1.1 in adult females. ...Read more

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Serum creatinine value 1.9 value is any effect?

Renal Insufficiency: This is very high and represents renal insufficiency or worse. Please follow the advice of your physician. ...Read more

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What will happen if serum creatinine increases?

Renal function: Serum creatinine is a reflection of kidney function and rising creatinine level indicates deteriorating kidney function. Please consult your doctor to find out why creatinine may be rising and what intervention may be needed. ...Read more

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My serum creatinine is 0.8. What does this mean?

Serum creatinine: By itself, your serum creatinine (C) is within normal limits. C is dependent on age, sex, race and weight. As you did not mention any personal information, ask the physician (P) who ordered the test. I suspect that if there were a problem with your C level, the P would have told you and you have nothing to worry about. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: serum creatinine?

Kidney function: Creatinine is a breakdown product of muscle tissue. In the healthy situation it is cleared by the kidneys. Thus, a rise in creatinine is a sign of deterioration in kidney function. ...Read more

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Diabetic food chart to lower serum creatinine?

Keep BP normal: Keep your blood sugar and blood pressure as normal as possible. Lose weight if needed. Avoid very high protein diets. Check with your doctor regularly. ...Read more

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How much can dehydration raise serum creatinine?

Depends: It can vary significantly depending on the degree of dehydration. There is not an exact answer to this question. The patients underlying health and baseline kidney function and blood flow are other factors. ...Read more

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At what serum creatinine level would you need dialysis?

See below: The serum creatinine level which requires dialysis is based on calculation of the gfr, as persons with different weight, sex and race may have have different GFR even with same serum creatinine.Generally speaking when GFR is below 10-15 and patients are symptomatic they need dialysis. Higher the creatinine , the lower the gfr. ...Read more

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High Serum Creatinine when one kidney has been removed.

High Serum Creatinine when one kidney has been removed.

Single Kidney: You did not mention why your kidney was removed. Please get RENAL Ultrasound to ascertain there are no anatomic problems, such as hydronephrosis, with the remaining kidney. Also infection or stones (obstruction) can also compromise the residual kidney function. Please see a qualified Nephrologist (kidney Specialist) ...Read more

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Any ideas which medicine to take to reduce serum creatinine?

Any ideas which medicine to take to reduce serum creatinine?

See below: A rise of creatinine indicates kidney damage due to many diseases eg diabetes, hypertension etc and the specific medication depends on the cause. Some diseases are not reversible and some are. ...Read more

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What is the threatning level of serum creatinine in human body?

What is the threatning level of serum creatinine in human body?

A 2.0 level: indicates need to be careful, 5.0 might require dialysis. Your kidneys have a large reserve and any increase indicates much damage. ...Read more

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My serum creatinine is 1.4 .Should i take any precaution for that?

You need a doctor: Depending on your body habitus, how much muscle mass you have, a creatinine of 1.4 could represent a loss of kidney function. You need to be followed by a doctor and maybe nephrologist to determine if their is loss of kidney function and what is the likely cause. No matter what the cause of the loss of kidney function you need to stop smoking, watch your blood pressure and blood sugar. ...Read more

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I am diabetic with a serum creatinine level of 29 mg/dl. How bad is it?

Mistake?: Do you really mean 29 mg/dl or 2.9 mg/dl? I am asking since 29 mg/dl is really bad and I have never seen such a high results, seems like a mistake to me. If that is really true you most like have many symptoms of uremia (nausea, vomiting, weakness, itching) and swelling from decreased urine output. If you don't have any of thosethat just does not fit. ...Read more

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A patient has 9 mg/dl range of serum creatinine. How it can be reduced?

High creatinine: It may not be able to be reduced. A patient not on dialysis with a creatinine level (cl) of 9 is quite sick. Patients with a cl so high not in the hospital should be. The cl may be reduced if is due to some renal drug toxicity or some obstruction. It is best to have this person seen by a physician as soon as possible as his potassium level may be life-threatening. ...Read more

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How can a patient with 1335 umol/l range of serum creatinine be helped?

High creatinine: It may not be able to be reduced. See a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine collection, with protein, to assess your kidney function. You will also need some blood work and a renal ultrasound. Once the n has the results of all of your tests, you can get diagnosis of your problem along with a prognosis of how it will affect you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why are a creatinine clearance test and a serum creatinine test done together?

To get proper result: Creatinine clearance testing procedure and what measured is fully answered in prior question. The serum creatinine must be drawn right after the 24 hour urine collection to calculate how much creatinine is in serum and compare it to the total creatinine in the urine collection, to get an accurate measurement of renal function. ...Read more

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My serum creatinine level is 1.4 mg/dl and egfr is 61. What do these results indicate?

Depends who you are: I'm well-muscled and when I was lifting weights every day, my creatinine ran 1.6-1.8. If on the other hand you're a petite lady or one of the couch potatoes on which our "reference ranges" are based, this is whispernig a concern about possible very mildly compromised kidney function. There's nothing you can do right now except stay fit and maybe avoid a lot of salt. Follow-up with a repeat test. ...Read more

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Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more


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Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the ...Read more