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Why use sodium polystyreme sulfonate (kayexalate)?

Why use sodium polystyreme sulfonate (kayexalate)?

See below: Powder is hard to swallow as it tastes bad, and needs to be suspended in a liquid anyway kayexelate is used to decrease the pottassium level in the blood, mainly in patients with kidney disease and decreased kidney function. ...Read more

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Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate (Definition)

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Side effects of kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) powder for kidney patient?

Side effects of kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) powder for kidney patient?

Side effects: Common reactions are nausea and gastric irritation. In serious cases, you could have severely low potassium levels, intestinal obstruction/necrosis, and perforation of the bowel wall. ...Read more

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Who uses sodium polystyrene sulfonate powder (kayexalate) rather than the suspension?

Who uses sodium polystyrene sulfonate powder (kayexalate) rather than the suspension?

See below: Powder is hard to swallow as it tastes bad, and needs to be suspended in a liquid anyway. ...Read more

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Is sodium coco sulfate safer than sodium lauryl sulfate?

Is sodium coco sulfate safer than sodium lauryl sulfate?

Not sure: Not sure about all those ingredients in our shampoos, conditioners, soaps, and creams. I presume they all end up in our waters when we shower. The site, http://chemicaloftheday.Squarespace.Com/qa/2011/9/26/sodium-coco-sulfate.Html, has a well-written answer. If the answer is correct, it sounds like the 2 chemicals are similar and equally good or equally bad, depending on one's view. ...Read more

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What dose of urocit k (potassium citrate)?

What dose of urocit k (potassium citrate)?

Depends.: Urocit-k is useful in the treatment of recurrent kidney stones and its dose will vary depending on the clinical situation. The typical starting dose is 30meq per day, which is divided into two (15meq) or three (10meq) doses. The max dose is 100meq/day. The dose will depend on renal function, response measured through urine collection studies, and patient compliance. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Safe to take lorazepam w/ nature made magnesium supplement(mag ox, cellulose gel, croscarmellose sodium, mag stearate, silicon dioxide, stearic acid)?

Safe to take lorazepam w/ nature made magnesium supplement(mag ox, cellulose gel, croscarmellose sodium, mag stearate, silicon dioxide, stearic acid)?

Safe but not best Mg: It is totally safe but magnesium oxide is a very poorly-absorbed form of magnesium- it may work as a laxative but won't raise your magnesium levels! you would be far better off taking magnesium glycinate, taurate or citrate! see http://drcarolyndean.Com/magnesium_miracle/. ...Read more

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Is sodium picosulphate stronger laxative then lactulose?

Is sodium picosulphate stronger laxative then lactulose?

Work differently,: However, i how found sodium picosulfate to be stronger. This can be used for colon cleansing prior to colonoscopy prep. Lactulose is an osmotic laxative and tends to cause more bloating and is not quite as effective as evacuating the colon. ...Read more

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Any chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate) interactions?

Any chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate) interactions?

306 interactions: There are 306 drugs that are known to interact with chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate). There are 3 disease interactions with chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate) (chloramphenicol) which include: colitis, bone marrow suppression , renal/liver disease. Use this to check for interactions with chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate): http://www.Drugs.Com/drug-interactions/chloramphenicol, chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate).Html. ...Read more

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Ckd patient with hyponatremia. Is it safe to take 650 mg sodium bicarbonate with 40 mg lasix (furosemide) to prevent water retention? Is sodium bicarbonate renoprotective?

Ckd patient with hyponatremia.  Is it safe to take 650 mg sodium bicarbonate with 40 mg lasix (furosemide) to prevent water retention?  Is sodium bicarbonate renoprotective?

Depends: Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)) is not reno-protective. However, high acid levels in the blood affect heart function, muscle function and kidney function. Reducing the blood acid level (seen by a rising bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level or pH level) improves muscle function including the heart which improves kidney circulation. It also allows the kidneys to better control potassium levels. You can help the process by avoiding sodas! ...Read more

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Is Acesulfame Potassium safe?

Is Acesulfame Potassium safe?

Most likely: an artificial sweetener more common in europe than in the US. despite some un sanctioned claims that it is a carcinogen, the FDA and similar british agency Deem it safe, and discounts carcinogicity. It is probably best to avoid if you are attempting to loose weight as it has the potential to raise insulin levels, stimulating you to crave more food, similar to how diet sodas prevent weight loss. ...Read more

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Magnesium citrate potassium citrate and vitaminb2 oral solution potrate mb6 syrup is used?

Magnesium citrate potassium citrate and vitaminb2 oral solution potrate mb6 syrup is used?

Potrate: Mb6 solution does not contain vitamin b2 (riboflavin), as far as i can tell. It does contain vitamin b6 (has multiple forms, but pyridoxal phosphate is active & involved in many metabolic reactions). The solution can be used to make urine less acidic -- a good idea if you have uric acid kidney stones. ...Read more

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Information on methotrexate sodium tabs?

Information on methotrexate sodium tabs?

Ask for injectable: Mtx tabs are 2.5mg. Taken orally, they are in the gut @600x that will be in the blood strea. Absorption is variable-40-90%. Then to the liver which sees 400x that which will be diluted out. None of these are significant issues when given by a weekly subcutaneous injection. Mtx is a valuable drug for inflammatory arthritis, psoriasis, and many autoimmune diseases. I only gibe it subcu! ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin C pills (always made of sodium/potassium bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) ascorbate, benzoate...) w. pulmonary hypertension requiring low sodium diet?

Can I take vitamin C pills (always made of sodium/potassium bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) ascorbate, benzoate...) w. pulmonary hypertension requiring low sodium diet?

Yes, however...: I strongly advise you take Vitamin C, ideally 1000 mg 2-3x/day, but you should try to find forms without sodium. I don't know what's available in Denmark, but in the US you can find ascorbic acid, or calcium or magnesium ascorbate without sodium. Lypo-spheric Vit. C is esp. well-absorbed,but has 120 mg of sodium, but a low sodium diet usually allows 2000mg/day. Vit. C is best with bioflavonoids. ...Read more

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Is using bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) sodium in cooking harmful for pregnants?

No: No, you can safely cook with bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) sodium (baking soda) while pregnant. Most commonly this is used as a leavening agent in baking, but some people might throw some into their spagetti sauce to make it less acidic. Best of luck with what you are preparing! ...Read more

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If Each 5 ml contains:50mg glyceryl guaiacolate,50mgpotassium citrate,1.5mg terbutaline sulphate,14mg diphenhydramine hydrochloride.Safe for pregnancy?

If Each 5 ml contains:50mg glyceryl guaiacolate,50mgpotassium citrate,1.5mg terbutaline sulphate,14mg diphenhydramine hydrochloride.Safe for pregnancy?

Depends: The most susceptible time for the fetus is during the 1st trimester. After that, most allergy medication or cough medications are likely safe. Diphenhydramine has been associated with a slightly higher risk to develop cleft palate when used in the 1st trimester although the incidence is still very low. ...Read more

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Why is intravenous hydrocortisone administered as hydrocortisone sodium succinate?

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Solubility: In order to make certain substances soluble, an appropriate "salt" or attachment must be made. Succinate is often used because of this property. ...Read more

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Is potassium sorbate safe with lisinopril?

Is potassium sorbate safe with lisinopril?

It depends: If you do not hint potassium it might be ok but taking Lisinopril may cause high potassium and the idea of taking potassium may not be tight. At time when patients are on high dose diuretics they have tendency to loose potassium in that case potassium needs to supplemented. ...Read more

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Granfather was prescribed kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) 60gm and then 45gm today and 45gm tomorrow. Shouldnt he be having bm? How long does it take to start workingk?

Granfather was prescribed kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) 60gm and then 45gm today and 45gm tomorrow. Shouldnt he be having bm? How long does it take to start workingk?

Kayex not for BM: Kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) is a polystyrene salt resin designed to grab onto the excess potassium (dangerous for heart) while in the intestine. It is not to facilitate bm-it actually increases chance of constipation. So, if he is not having bm, don't rely on kayex to help with that. He will likely need other stimulant to help with bm--maybe lactullose etc..Consult his doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Who uses sodium polystyrene sulfonate powder (kayexalate) rather than the suspension?

See below: Powder is hard to swallow as it tastes bad, and needs to be suspended in a liquid anyway. ...Read more

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Side effects of kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) powder for kidney patient?

Side effects: Common reactions are nausea and gastric irritation. In serious cases, you could have severely low potassium levels, intestinal obstruction/necrosis, and perforation of the bowel wall. ...Read more

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Why use sodium polystyreme sulfonate (kayexalate)?

See below: Powder is hard to swallow as it tastes bad, and needs to be suspended in a liquid anyway kayexelate is used to decrease the pottassium level in the blood, mainly in patients with kidney disease and decreased kidney function. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to eat food accidentally cooked on polystyrene?

Is it dangerous to eat food accidentally cooked on polystyrene?

Possibly...: If the polystyrene has been designated microwave safe, then it most likely is safe. However, some forms of polystyrene break down more easily than others with heat, and toxins from the plastic might enter the food. If some other form of cooking than microwave was used that has a higher temperature (such as inadvertent cooking in a frying pan, grill, or oven) then i would not eat the food. ...Read more

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Can I use Naproxen Sodium 550mg for Kindney inflammation and ache? And what is the normal dosage?

Can I use Naproxen Sodium 550mg for Kindney inflammation and ache? And what is the normal dosage?

No: If you truly have kidney disease and not just a backache, do not use naproxen or any other NSAID. These agents can compromise kidney function. ...Read more

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Researches show that sodium bicarbonate in small doses significantly delayed the progression of CKD in kidney patients. What is safe dosage? 1gm ok?

No consensus: In 2009 a group at whitechapel published initial findings but this is far from an established fact and the ongoing uncertainty in this very difficult field has been documented by the vienna group. Before you go sodium-loading, get with your nephrologist -- and if you're not being managed by one already, the notion of neutralizing your acid using bicarb is probably moot. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. ...Read more

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What is the max dose of diclofenac sodium 50 mg that can be taken at one time, and the max amount per day?

What is the max dose of diclofenac sodium 50 mg that can be taken at one time, and the max amount per day?

100mg daily. There-: -R multiple forms. Long actin 50, 2-3X/day.100, 1x/day according 2 FDA. So with these dosages it appears the max dose is mor like 159, as there is a 75mg also & rsc is 2X/day. ...Read more

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Wt 86 kg age 46 yrs T4 7.7 TSH 12.86 I am on thyroxine sodium taking 2 tab of 50 mcg now my dr asked me to inc d dose now i m on 3 mcg daily is it ok?

Wt 86 kg age 46 yrs T4 7.7 TSH 12.86 I am on thyroxine sodium taking 2 tab of 50 mcg now my dr asked me to inc d dose now i m on 3 mcg daily is it ok?

Dose could be OK .Wt: The dose could be ok.F/u test could help determining adjustment of dosage, it would also help if weight loss also could be achieved. ...Read more

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Can I take (1) standard 17g dose of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) in addition to 100mg Docusate Sodium for short term (2-3 days) issues with constipation?

Can I take (1) standard 17g dose of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) in addition to 100mg Docusate Sodium for short term (2-3 days) issues with constipation?

Yes you can: The most important thing in constipation is hydration and adjusting eating habits to more fruits and vegetables and avoiding pop and soda. I encourage you to eat more fibers. In addition, taking stool softeners and laxatives from time to time might be helpful. ...Read more

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Ive been on Montelukast Sodium 10mg for the past year for allergies & asthma. Whenever I skip a dose, my stomach gurgles & gets an empty feeling. Why?

Ive been on Montelukast Sodium 10mg for the past year for allergies & asthma. Whenever I skip a dose, my stomach gurgles & gets an empty feeling. Why?

Interesting: I have never heard of this effect before but can conjecture that leukotrienes may be causing your stomach symptoms . Since Singulair (montelukast) blocks leukotriene action, omitting it allow the leukotrienes to "attack" your stomach. But this is just a guess. ...Read more

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Friend had thyroid cancer, total thyroidectomy. 15 yr hi-dose Synthroid (thyroxine) as suppression. Kidney eGFR now 47, sodium 131. Any connection likely? Age 70

Friend had thyroid cancer, total thyroidectomy. 15 yr hi-dose Synthroid (thyroxine) as suppression. Kidney eGFR now 47, sodium 131.  Any connection likely? Age 70

Not likely: I cannot put the two together as cause/effect. Kidney disease pretty common. Many causes but thyroid cancer 15 years ago and supplemental thyroid hormone use x15 yrs not a cause for kidney failure. High blood pressure, diabetes, renal artery stenosis, NSAID overuse/combo with ACEI/ARB blood pressure meds more likely cause. Hope your friend has good nephrologist (kidney doctor). Hope this helps ...Read more

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What's the difference between salt and sodium?

Salt: A salt can be the combination of any 2 elements with opposite charge. Sodium is one element. The most common salt in human diets is table salt, or sodium chloride. ...Read more

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Kayexalate (Definition)

Kayexalate is a metabolic agent which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

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