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Trolamine Salicylate Medication
No: There is essentially no significant amount of salicylate normally found in human blood. Someone taking aspirin or other salicylates can have a therapeutic level present, or someone who overdosed could have toxic level present. ...Read more
Salicylate Level: Salicylate level is a test used for the diagnosis of salicylate (eg. Aspirin) toxicity. ...Read more
Side Effects: Bleeding is the main one especially in the GI tract. Ringing in the ears & angioedema (swelling of skin tissues) can also occur. In children and adolescents, Aspirin is no longer indicated to control flu-like symptoms or the symptoms of chickenpox or other viral illnesses, because of the risk of reye's syndrome. ...Read more
NO: Both of these chemicals are used in several useful medications. So you do not need to worry about any harmful effects due to their limited exposure to your skin. ...Read more
Not likely: It is far more common to be sensitive to the preservatives or fragrances. ...Read more
I have a bottle of salicylate acid that expired in Frebruary. It has a crystal substance at the bottom of the bottle. Is it still good to use?
No way.: At the least, it's expired. And worse, it could be that something else got into the bottle and contaminated the medication. Get rid of it. Don't take the chance. ...Read more
Diamox is contraindicated with salicylates. Is it safe to use a chemical exfoliant with 1% salicylic acid while taking it?
Why do pain cremes like bengay or icyhot advise you not to use a heating pad? I thought it was methyl salicylate but even creams w/o still warn you
On Clopidogrel 75mg for stroke from search US website an article says avoid Vit K and Spices Chili curry powder as they are high in Salicylates agree?
Clopidogrel food: 50 M on Clopidogrel 75 for stroke. Searched US website and find: avoid Via K and spices chili curry powder. As high n salicylate. Agree? ANS: never heard they are "high" in salicylates. Rcommend 4 a web site re meds: Drugs. Com. Best 2 subscribe 2 Uptodate & u can read best medical inform on everything. Costs $300 by for $1 per day good bargain. Saves time & maybe ur life. Only search there. ...Read more
Was just given baby aspirin for first time in er. How long would it take for salicylate intolerance or pseudoanaphylaxis to present?
Stop: Please go see your family doctor. Do not take the Aspirin until you have been cleared by a physician who knows you well. I see nothing in your history that would have warranted an er visit. You have chronic medical problems and possibly some mental health issues that could be stress caused by these conditions. It is always best to keep this in the primary care medical clinic. ...Read more
Hi, I'm taking Bengay (30% methyl salicylate) for inflammation. I'm weighing it on a scale to keep track. How many grams per day is okay to do? Thanks
Since Bengay is purchased without a prescription it is safe to use. I have not known of a dosage to exceed. The manufacturer of Bengal has FDA approval for its labeling directions.
Use according to label.
Never heard of weighing out the product. You might consider asking who told you to do this. Is insurance paying for it. Might be a payer issue w insurance on a prescription from a doctor. ...Read more
I read that prunes and oranges are high in salicylates. Would that mean orange juice & prune juice can help think my blood and possibly prevent clots?
See below: Salicylates are aspirin-like substances that block vitamin k absorption & reduce platelet cell aggregation (i.e. Prevent clots). Fruits high in salicylates include raisins/ prunes/cherries/cranberries/blueberries/ grapes/oranges/strawberries. So these fruits may well help prevent blood clots, but if you're at risk for clots (as in smoker on bc pills or hx of dvt) may need medical intervention. ...Read more
My 2 year-old child has minor aphthous ulcer. Triamcinolone or choline salicylate oral gel for pain relief?
Is it safe to use vaporub for lowback pain or other uses during pregnancy 2nd trimester and after Ingredient: Monthol 7% Methyl salicylate 29%?
?? -Pepto: Bismuth subsalicylate, sold under the brand name Pepto-Bismol, is an antacid medication used to treat temporary discomforts of the stomach and gastrointestinal tract, such as diarrhea, indigestion, heartburn and nausea. Commonly known as pink bismuth, it is also sometimes the active ingredient in Kaopectate. ...Read more
Ben Gay: If used as directed on the labeling, no. It can be very toxic if used on or in an area other than where indicated in the product labeling. Follow the directions and you should be fine. ...Read more
I overused a 2 0z tube of bengay with methyl salicilate. Is this a toxic amount if it contains 30 percent of this chemical?
Doubtful: You are using the word toxic as if you are going to have automatic health concerns. Whereas doctors are worried only if you have symptoms or issues of concern. One tube of BenGay is not likely to cause you trouble. But, as asked before, What is your concern? Why do you keep asking us this question without something that is causing you concern? ...Read more
The reason why I asked, I did break out with a rash, and I heard the chemical methyl Salicilate can be harmful even when absorbed in skin.
Thank you: Thank you for clarifying. See. That is how we talk. I am sure this rash will be minor and self limited. Ben Gay is used by thousands of humans every single day. It is designed to be absorbed into the skin. It is not harmful to humans. ...Read more
I overused a 2 0z tube of bengay with methyl salicilate that has 30 percent in it and also 3 other tubes with just menthol. Is this toxic.?
Symptoms: We do not predict illness or toxicity. Do you have any symptoms to report? Is there any physical sign that you have a problem? ...Read more
Grapefruit Juice: May interact with a # of meds to include: Dexedrine, Adderall, Desoxyn, Ritalin, Halcion, Versed, Mogodon, Norvir, Zoloft, Lustral, Lipitor, Mevacor, Zocor, Buspar, Levothyroxine, Xanax, Doral, Valium, Verapamil, Prandon, Luvox, Codiene, Seroquel, Serzone, Oxycodone, dextromethorphan, Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, (vardenafil) Trazodone, Tegretol, cisapride, etc. Ask your pharmacist for more info. ...Read more
Take as directed!: Before you accept any new prescription or medication, know why it's recommended. Know what it's intended to do. Remind the prescriber about all your other medications, including otc medications & supplements (not the same thing!). Learn about common side effects & dangerous ones, too. Find out if you're supposed to get refills or if this is a one time deal. And take w/ or w/o food as directed. ...Read more
Some medications must be taken with food due to their effect on the stomach. Some medications are better absorbed when taken with medications. Diabetic medications may cause a drastic reduction in your blood sugar if you do not eat. As you can see there are many possibilities. Check with your physician before you do anything.
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Of course: I do not recommend any medication as part of a diet and most successful diets do not involve any type of medication. That said, in general "diets" don't work if it is a temporary diet, as when the diet ends people usually regain weight. The most successful diets are life-long changes in how you eat. Again, no medication is required for one to have a healthy diet. ...Read more