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Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate Medication
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
See below: Powder is hard to swallow as it tastes bad, and needs to be suspended in a liquid anyway. ...Read more
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
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
Hypoactive thyroid: Is another possible reason if all the medications have been excluded. Have your doctor check TSH level. ...Read more
How much salt HBP?: The recommended maximum is <1,500 mg sodium and >4,700 mg Potassium. Get the DASH diet book for guidance. ISBN 9780743410076 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
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?
Confused: Two things: 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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?
Uncommon: Bicarbonate in intravenous infusion is uncommon and may be used infrequently to correct acid-base balance in metabolic disorders. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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
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
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
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