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Sodium Borate Medication
How much salt HBP?:
The recommended maximum is <1,500 mg sodium and >4,700 mg Potassium.
Get the DASH diet book for guidance.
Available as ebook for your computer.
You can also get the app myfitnesspal and use it to track the sodium in what you eat. Suspect it will be a surprise to see how much you are getting. ...Read more
What helps lower sodium levels in your body besides medication? I have heard bananas will anything else?
No foods: Will lower sodium levels in your body as it is an essential component without which you'd die quickly. If your sodium is too high you may be slightly dehydrated, took too much diuretic, or you have a medical problem that needs your doctor's attention. If you have a real problem, which is unlikely, you can't fix it by yourself. ...Read more
Hypoactive thyroid: Is another possible reason if all the medications have been excluded. Have your doctor check TSH level. ...Read more
Clarify: Please clarify what the question is. Thank you. ...Read more
What is the effect of having alcohol(sometimes intense) with phenytoin sodium medication course going on(300mg/day)? Please answer precisely
Off label opinion: Would propose that consumption of one or two drinks in 24 hrs would be unlikely to cause severe problems, but Phenytoin is a rather troublesome drug, as has zero order kinetics, and alcohol and Phenytoin can interact, which would create a problem with drug level fluctuation. Would discuss in further detail with your neurologist. ...Read more
Mum had Hyponatremia sodium 108 went to ED. It was BP medication since she came out she is confused it is now 131 how long should she be confused?
1: Please call your mother's doctor!
2: Consider a consult with a Psychologist.
Please keep me posted.
PS: I have two brothers with family in London and I hope to see them in December! Can't wait. ...Read more
There are 306 drugs that are known to interact with chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate).
Use this to check if any of the medications you're taking interact with chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate):
http://www.Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/chloramphenicol, chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate). Html. ...Read more
Is the intravenous infusion that is given to a patient is the same as sodium bicarbonate or has some sodium bicarbonate added to some medication.thx?
Bicarbonate in intravenous infusion is uncommon and may be used infrequently to correct acid-base balance in metabolic disorders.
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Differin, (adapalene) but...: Different people have different results, no pun intended. Today, no one needs to have acne. I start people with topical clindamycin; I required 25 years on systemic tetracycline with good results. A dermatologist can write for a retinoic acid derivative that's very powerful even for the toughest cases. Good luck. ...Read more
Which medication is safe during breastfeeding for constipation. I take colace (docusate sodium) and it's not effective doesn't work?
I would like to know why manufacturer's use levothyroxine rather than thyroxine in their thyroid medications? Levo has heavier sodium molecule
Is it ok I am taking bone-up superior calcium formula is a dietary supplement. Taking this instead of the medication alendronate sodium tablets 70 mg?
Osteopenia: Calcium is commonly not an issue as dietary calcium is often sufficient with most people's daily dietary intake. More commonly, osteopenia/osteoporosis is correlated with vitamin d deficiency. I'd have your calcium and vitamin d levels checked. Resistance exercises also help build stronger bones. There are side-effects to bisphosphonate therapy, but believed that their benefits outweigh the risks. ...Read more
I m suffering from avascular necrosis of hips .... I m on medication taking vitamins calcium n sodium tablets ... Plz suggest?
Osteonecrosis (AVN): Nonoperative management for avn of the femoral head (hips) is generally ineffective. If 15% or less of the femoral head is involved & no symptoms are present, there is a chance it will resolve without surgical intervention. Treatment with bisphosphonates has been tried with variable results. Joint preserving surgical procedures may be the best available option. ...Read more
I am hypothyroid and taking medication from past 15 years. Thyroxine sodium 62mcg. Can I use ground flaxseed? If not can I use flaxseed oil? Spirulina?
With thyroxine: I'm not sure if you're wanting to take the listed supplements instead of thyroxine (no) or with your thyroxine (yes). Essentially, if your thyroid levels are in the good range, you can take anything that someone with a normally working thyroid can take. Because different docs have different opinions, it's always best to check with your own doc, and make sure s/he knows exactly what you're taking. ...Read more
Seizures caused from depleation of good sodium in my body. Caused from over medication of drug soma. Went into hospital, they brought sodium levels up through me. V's. Taking Depakote 500 mg. 1x per day to avoid seizures. Suggest support groups, effects on
It is probably true than anyone can have a seizure under the right conditions. These conditions include poisoning by prescription or recreational drugs, withdrawal from prescription or recreational drugs (including alcohol), brain injuries, general illnesses, and abnormal levels of blood salts (electrolytes -- including sodium). When people have seizures with provocation, they are not considered to have epilepsy, and usually don't require long term seizure medication.
People who have a tendency to have repeated seizures with little or no provocation have epilepsy. The diagnosis is made by history, and supported by results from tests like brain-wave recordings (eegs) and brain imaging (usually mri). Epilepsy usually does require long-term use of seizure medications like depakote, or other interventions like epilepsy surgery.
Taking Depakote for a provoked seizure is an unusual clinical approach. Depakote can be given for other reasons. Since Depakote use can be accompanied by serious short term and long term side effects, it is important to see a doctor to develop a better understanding for its use in specific cases. ...Read more
Medication: I take 2 Colace (generic Docusate sodium) daily per doctor for chronic constipation. Can this discolor urine because of red dye?
Low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Causes, dangers?? No loose bowels or medications. Chest pain for a month. Doctor said heart is ok, just a little fast.
You're still GOOD!: I think we spoke this morning, no? Low bicarb is nothing to be alarmed about. If you'd like to send it to me in an INBOX consultation message I'd be happy to read it in the context of any other labs or test results you may have. I'll be finishing your note later this evening so please watch for it. Have you considered something like YOGA CLASSES? www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more
My mother has hypothyroidism of 6.0. She is on medication of thyroxine sodium 50 mcg. Plz suggest some calcium rich supplement for her as she is weak.
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
No: While tianepine is a mu-opioid receptor agonist, it is not chemically an opiate, and would not show up on most drug screens. It is not approved for use in the US, and I am not sure it is legal to import it. It is not without side effects, and if you are using it, you would be well advised to have a physician assisting you with its use. ...Read more
Sulfa allergy?: Not all sulfas cross react. Sulfa antibiotics do not cross react with most other sulfa drugs. Of course, you could develop a second allergy though it is unlikely. ...Read more
Side-effects can be :headache, drowsiness, dizziness, difficulty sleeping, nausea, vomiting abdominal pain, visual disturbance etc
refer to this website for more information
Follow up with prescribing physician. ...Read more
Can you tell me for sodium valproate. Now, this is an anticonvulsant, anti-epileptic drug. He said to me this is the last?
Sodium valproate: Derivatives, they are particularly effective in migraine patients with comorbid epilepsy but are contraindicated in children under 10 and in pregnant women. Valproate is receiving increased recognition for its effectiveness in refractory migraine and for use in those patients who have not responded to beta-blockers or antidepressants. Periodic liver function tests are recommended. ...Read more
I want to know what it means when a drug blocks sodium channels in the brain. Is that good or bad for my metabolism? Topiramate.
The way it works: Blocking sodium channels in the brain is the MECHANISM OF ACTION in most antiseizure drugs. Changing electrical activity in this way reduces/controls epileptic fits. Since it's CRITICAL to control seizures we feel that possible side effects on overall metabolism by sodium blockade is an acceptable tradeoff of side effects that could act systemically. Questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more