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Medication: I take 2 Colace (generic Docusate sodium) daily per doctor for chronic constipation. Can this discolor urine because of red dye?

Medication: I take 2 Colace (generic Docusate sodium) daily per doctor for chronic constipation. Can this discolor urine because of red dye?

Pharmacist: I know of countless patients who took this stool softener and never encountered reports of this side effect. Your pharmacist can be of great help in answering any questions about your medications as he/she has access to much information about them. ...Read more

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Chemistry Question: Why does Phenazophridne Hydrochloride dye urine Dark Orange? What in this drug causes this side effect? Please explain throughly.

Chemistry Question: Why does Phenazophridne Hydrochloride dye urine Dark Orange? What in this drug causes this side effect? Please explain throughly.

Not a side effect: Phenazopyridine is a urinary tract analgesic. Exactly how Phenazopyridine works is not known. It is thought to work by relieving pain on the lining of the urinary tract.
Phenazopyridine may change the color of your urine to orange or red. It may also stain fabric. This is normal and not a cause for concern.
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Does contrast dye stay in your body?

Does contrast dye stay in your body?

No: Hydrate well after the IV contrast and it will be flushed out by the kidneys, . ...Read more

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How long does contrast dye stay in your system?

How long does contrast dye stay in your system?

Depends: The rate of clearance (or excretion) depends on the renal function of the patient. In patients with normal kidney function, 50% of the injected dose will be excreted at one hour, ~83% at three hours, and almost 100% at 24 hours. ...Read more

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Are hair dyes safe for me to use?

Are hair dyes safe for me to use?

Skin allergy test: Before you use a dye product, you should follow the instructions in the package to do a allergy skin patch test. Apply a small amount of dye on your arm, keep it dry by covering it with a bandaid, check it in 48 and 72 hours to make sure you didn't react with redness or swelling. If not, this dye is safe to use. ...Read more

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Is it uncommon to have an allergy to contrast dye?

Is it uncommon to have an allergy to contrast dye?

Contrast dye: Constrast dye reactions are now less common than when iodine was used in dyes. It is idiosyncratic, meaning there are no predictors for it, but can happen unsuspected. ...Read more

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Can I dye tint my eyebrows while on accutane?

Can I dye tint my eyebrows while on accutane?

Yes: There is no reason why you cannot do this. Do not get the dye in your eyes. ...Read more

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Is it okay to dye hair while pregnant?

Is it okay to dye hair while pregnant?

Uncertain: There seems to be differing opinions regarding the use of hair dye while pregnant. Some doctors indicate that it is likely safe (especially after first trimester). Other doctors recommend no unnecessary contact with chemicals during your pregnancy. I would be concerned w bleaching before hand & ammonia, peroxides & other chemical ingredients. Wish there were some good studies to refer to. ...Read more

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Is it ok to dye my hair while pregnant?

Is it ok to dye my hair while pregnant?

Yes: The hair dye isn't absorbed into your system and shouldn't cause any problems. ...Read more

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Is it okay to dye my hair while pregnant?

Is it okay to dye my hair while pregnant?

Controversial: This is controversial. Conventional thinking is that any exposure to chemicals is not a good idea during pregnancy. The companies would like you to continue using their "safe" products of course. My suggestion is to avoid anything chemical during a pregnancy. Personal vanity sometimes should take a back seat to making the beautiful child inside. ...Read more

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Is it ok to dye your hair while pregnant?

Is it ok to dye your hair while pregnant?

Most say OK.: There seems to be differing opinions regarding use of hair dye while pregnant. Some doctors indicate that it's likely safe (especially after 1st trimester). Other doctors recommend no unnecessary contact w chemicals during pregnancy. I would be more concerned w bleaching before hand & products w ammonia, peroxides & other chemical ingredients. ...Read more

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Can you have reactions to the dyes in synthroid (thyroxine)?

Can you have reactions to the dyes in synthroid (thyroxine)?

Possible: It is possible to be allergic to the dye in medications. That is why someone may react to one dose but not another with a different color. However this is unusual. ...Read more

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What dyes in food cause bad behavior?

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What dyes in food cause bad behavior?

Food dyes: Food additives or colorings can aggravate attention deficit do symptoms such as with yellow 5 dye & red 40 dye, and also cause hives such as with tartrazine additive. ...Read more

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How can I dye the skin in an intimate area?

How can I dye the skin in an intimate area?

Why engage in this: Practice? This doesn't fall under the scope of medical/health education. ...Read more

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After an angiogram, how does the dye come out of the body?

After an angiogram, how does the dye come out of the body?

Kidneys: The contrast agent is filtered from the body by the kidney. This can take a day or so. Drinking fluids after the exam helps increase the rate of removal and helps protect the kidneys. ...Read more

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How to make my eyebrows darker and thicker without dyeing?

Eyebrow thickening: You may talk to your doctor about a prescription for Latisse (bimatoprost) and try it on your eyebrows (it is generally indicated for thickening eyelashes). ...Read more

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Burning all over my body for over a year now can someone help me I think I'm dyeing?

Burning all over my body for over a year now can someone help me I think I'm dyeing?

In the absence of an: Origin, I assume u have been evaluated, one must consider hyperalgesia. It may be a mood or stress problem presenting this way. Treating this, in my opinion, would be similar to fibromyalgia. Headaches? Clinch teeth at night? Bad insomnia? Treating insomnia with med for anxiety may help, along with an snri like duloxetine. Tramadol may help and look up gabapentin. A regimen will likely b needed. ...Read more

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Embarassing, but my urine is green for the last 2 days. I've not eaten anything with dye in it, or anything out of the norm. Help?

Embarassing, but my urine is green for the last 2 days. I've not eaten anything with dye in it, or anything out of the norm. Help?

Difficult to say why: Different food reactions however alter the pH of urine without having to have eaten dye in food. The change of pH would render a substance more soluble in urine and that may change the color. Remember in science class the litmus paper changes color with change of ph. If lots of veg, dairy, or tea pH goes up. Lots of meat, pops, limeade, would decrease pH (acid). Change the diet and color prob will. ...Read more

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Is red dye 40 related to ppd?

Is red dye 40 related to ppd?

Red Dye #40: & Pervasive Developmental Disorder?? Not sure. Red #40 (Allura Red) is the most frequently used dye. There are concerns that it may be linked to hyperactivity, ADHD & autism spectrum disorders. There is also possibility of hypersensitivity Rxn's. This merits further study. ...Read more

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Are hair dyes safe? Fumes irritate me.

Are hair dyes safe? Fumes irritate me.

Generally are TOXIC!: This is a great question. Few people (including doctors) realize how toxic most hair dyes are. Hair dyes can cause asthma & allergic reactions and are associated with increased risk of certain cancers (like non-hodgkin's lymphoma) & primary biliary cirrhosis, a lethal condition. However, not all dyes are equally toxic- there are safe alternatives like henna. See www. Squidoo. Com/hairdyedangers. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to dye for my beard, is there another way to dye my beard?

I'm allergic to dye for my beard, is there another way to dye my beard?

Patch Test: Dye reactions are most likely contact dermatitis. One could get patch testing done to determine the chemical that is causing the reaction and then use products that do not contain that chemical. ...Read more

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Can dye unblock tubes through hsg?

Can dye unblock tubes through hsg?

Yes: Actually there is a slightly higher pregnancy rate in women within 3 months of having an hsg. Sometimes pushing dye through can unblock a tube. Usually a significantly damaged and blocked tube will still be blocked after the hsg. ...Read more

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What is the dye injected MRI used for?

What is the dye injected MRI used for?

Tissue enhacement: The injected dye is typically based on heavy metal called gadolinium. Due to its chemical structure, it allows visualization of the way tissues show vascular supply or lack of vascular supply. This is called enhancement. As an example, it may allow one to differentiate between a cyst which typically does not enhance and solid growth which typically enhances. ...Read more