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Doctor insights on: Sodium Citrate Vs Citric Acid

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

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


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Is there a difference between sodium citrate and baking soda?

Is there a difference between sodium citrate and baking soda?

Yes: Yes, these are different chemical compounds. Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate. This is different than sodium citrate. ...Read more

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Is sodium citrate good for sore kidneys?

Is sodium citrate good for sore kidneys?

YES: Sodium citrate makes the urine alkaline
it doesn't kill germs but helps reduce the size of stones to clear them from the bladder. ...Read more

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Is sodium citrate bad for you?

Is sodium citrate bad for you?

Sodium citrate use: Sodium citrate is an alkalinizing agent. That make the urine less acidic. The answer is too long to show here. Go to this link for more information about sodium citrate for more information:

http://www. Everydayhealth. Com/drugs/citric-acid-sodium-citrate. ...Read more

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Does sodium citrate (cystitis sachets) effect the mini pill cerazette?

Does sodium citrate (cystitis sachets) effect the mini pill cerazette?

Cystitis sachets: This herbal treatment will not affect birth control. It also will not adequately treat an infection. If you are using it for a bladder infection make sure that your doctor has given you antibiotics to get rid of the infection ...Read more

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UTI;took sodium citrate sachets (prescribed;48hr).Discomfort gone but returned (milder).Backpain and lightheaded;cause for concern? Or preperiod symptom?

UTI;took sodium citrate sachets (prescribed;48hr).Discomfort gone but returned (milder).Backpain and lightheaded;cause for concern? Or preperiod symptom?

UTI?: If you suspect UTI, generally urinalysis would be helpful to make the diagnosis. And, if so you should be treated with antibiotics and increased water intake ...Read more

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Extra joss energy drink with aspartame, acesulfame k, sodium bicarbonate, royal jelly, citric acid, and some flavor safe as a staple preworkout?

Many meds: I don't think this is a good idea - too many meds!
Please have your doctor refer you to a dietitian - he/she will help you optimize the many drinks, meds, etc.

Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Is hydro citric acid & citrate lyase harmful with one kidney?

Is hydro citric acid & citrate lyase harmful with one kidney?

Effects on kidney: Citrate lyase is not harmful. The hydroxycitric acid (hydrocitric acid) in small amounts would not be harmful either. Large doses of hydroxycitric acid over time could potentially be harmful although there are no case reports or data to prove this. More important than having one kidney is knowing the kidney function is. Best answered with egfr a calculation of kidney function done by your doctor. ...Read more

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I had my very first bottle of magnesium citrate yesterday at 6 p.M. What does it do, how long does it last, and how dangerous? It said citric acid?

I had my very first bottle of magnesium citrate yesterday at 6 p.M. What does it do, how long does it last, and how dangerous? It said citric acid?

What?: Why did you take a medication not knowing what it does/is for? Magcitrate treats constipation. It usually is "effective" within 6 hrs, if going to see results. Can cause gassy/abdominal cramps and pain while it tries to make things move. Citric acid is in all citrus fruits, among many other things for flavoring and preservation. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to citric acid. Can I have wine?

I'm allergic to citric acid. Can I have wine?

Perhaps: Some acids are naturally present in the base ingredients of wines, while others are byproducts of fermentation. Natural acids have the freshest, purest acid tastes. Among grapes they are tartaric, malic and citric. It would be helpful to read the ingredient label. Also consider seeing a board certified allergist to assist in diagnosis and treatment of adverse reaction to citric acid. ...Read more

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I have silent reflux, can I take supplements that contain citric acid?

I have silent reflux, can I take supplements that contain citric acid?

Silent/Asymptomatic?: Presuming you are referring to gastric reflux into the esophagus, this is commonly intermittent, often asymptomatic, ↑ed with longitudinal esophageal spasm producing hiatal hernia, commonly comes ; goes ; is unlikely to be affected or changed by citric acid supplements. These are all brain controlled, emotionally driven hidden internal behaviors. Gi specialists ; tests only see results not cause. ...Read more

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If my nephew is allergic to lemon, should I assume he can't have citric acid? Thank you!

Lemon: Define the reaction please? It is very rare that someone becomes allergic to lemon. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to calcium ascorbate or citric acid? I am not allergic to any fruit that I know of but had a bad reaction to mixed fruit with tho

Can you be allergic to calcium ascorbate or citric acid? I am not allergic to any fruit that I know of but had a bad reaction to mixed fruit with tho

No: Food allergens are made of protein and neither of these products has it. Tell us more about your reaction to mixed fruits and what kinds of fruits were present in it so that we can provide you some answer ...Read more

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How to make your tongue stop hurting from eating too much citric acid?

Neutralize the acid: Too much acid is also bad for your teeth. After consuming a lot of citrus, take a small glass of water add 1teaspoonful of baking soda and rinse for 30 seconds, spit out and repeat. This will help to neutralize the acid. ...Read more

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What are foods with vitamin C but no citric acid?

What are foods with vitamin C but no citric acid?

Colored veggies!: Bell peppers; berries; greens; potato skins. Many! ...Read more

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Does citrus (citric acid) affect absorption of Adderal?

Does citrus (citric acid) affect absorption of Adderal?

Adderall/Citric acid: Citric acid slightly lowers absorption of stimulants, unless taken an hour before or hour after the stimulant. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some drug store shampoos that are citric acid free. Thank you?

Can you tell me some drug store shampoos that are citric acid free. Thank you?

Multiple: Johnson's baby shampoo, any baby shampoo, Dove or Aussie. Pleae consult your pharmacist. ...Read more

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I drank a lot of lemonade (canned) today. I heard you can OD from citric acid. Can I die from how much I drank? (10 cans)

I drank a lot of lemonade (canned) today. I heard you can OD from citric acid. Can I die from how much I drank? (10 cans)

Lemonade: I don't think you will die from drinking 10 cans of lemonade. Healthy kidneys should process the fluid. ...Read more

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Can I use citric acid as a preservative for 24-hour urine?

Can I use citric acid as a preservative for 24-hour urine?

Depends: What will the urine be tested for? Different tests require different preservatives. It would be prudent to ask your doctor. Consult the site below for a complete listing.

http://mayomedicallaboratories. Com/it-mmlfiles/Urine_Preservatives10.pdf ...Read more