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Types Ingest Ribavirin Nausea Absorption
Is activated charcoal effective against food poisoning, and gas etc? Are there any side effects from taking it?
SaveItForABarbeque: Activated charcoal adsorbs lots of stuff but is not used for"food poisoning"unless due to a toxic chemical,not the type of food poisoning from bacteria or viruses. Some say it's OK for gas but i don't think so.It comes as tablets & as a liquid mixture.The mixture can get really messy & tastes like Hawaiian poi.Take too much and it will constipate you.And if you take medications it will adsorb them ...Read more
Hep C and ribavirin: This drug is for combination treatment of hepatitis c. Copegus (ribavirin) alone is not effective for the treatment of chronic hepatitis c virus infection.The main toxicity is hemolytic anemia, which may result in worsening of cardiac disease, heart attacks. Your doctor will test your blood for liver enzyme levels, virus load and other things. ...Read more
Pharmocokinetics: A fatty meal may accelerate gastric emptying, increasing the absorption of the medication. The fatty meal may affect the fat solubility of the pill to change absorption. Finally, it may change the ph of intestinal fluids. ...Read more
Can activated charcoal/ ultracarbon absorb toxins and gas produced by virus that cause food poisoning, diarrhoea and stomach spasms?
Will taking activated charcoal for bloating while you are on Alli (orlistat lipase inhibitor) decrease or counteract the effectiveness of Alli?
Activated Charcoal: Activated Charcoal is often given in cases of poisoning or overdoses. This is because it absorbs whatever might be in the stomach before the substance reaches the small intestine where it gets absorbed into the bloodstream. Taking the charcoal within an hour or two of Orlistat will likely reduce it's effectiveness. Try to space the charcoal dose 3 hours between each Orlistat dose. ...Read more
Are nausea and vomiting possible side effects of 1500 mg amoxicillin daily? No problem tolerating 1000 per day but vomited with 1500 daily
Who would benefit from activated charcoal pills DAILY? what kind of symptoms & disorders are reduced by taking it? other than food poisoning etc
No indication: There is no proven benefit from taking charcoal pills. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Great medicine: Zofran (ondansetron) is very safe works sensually, meaning via the central nervous system, and works on as far as I know, all types of nausea. Nausea that persists should be evaluated for other diseases that may be more serious than a simple minor gastrointestinal virus ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any adverse effects of coming into contact with sunlight when taking vitamin b tablets?
Can C diff cause appendicitis? Does Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) effect testing of C diff?
Yes: Staphylococcal toxin may cause the clinical symptoms you described. ...Read more
To calm severe stomach flu-5 doses of kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) and three capletes of anti diarrhea med cause black stool?
Yes: The active ingredient in kaopectate--bismuth subsalicylate--turns stool a dark color. It can turn green or black and can persist a few days after stopping the medicine. If the black color lasts beyond three days after the medicine or is very dark or tarry (blood can cuase this change), see a doctor. ...Read more
Does consuming turmeric drink interfere in the absorption of vitamins such as sangobion and vitamin c?
No: However, drinking turmeric drinks is not doing you any good either. 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, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
At the cell level...: Inflammation of the lining of the small intestine, in conditions such at crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and impact gastrointestinal absorption. Also certain food sensitivities, such as to gluten, can cause changes to the lining of the intestine, thus slowing absorption. Malabsorption can lead to weight loss, vitamin deficiencies and abnormal stools. See your physician. ...Read more
Granisetron oral disintegrating 1 mg. tablet for chemo nausea is about equal to how many mgs. of oral disintegrating Zofran (ondansetron) or Zofran (ondansetron) regular pills?
Zofran (ondansetron) dosing: As a single dose before certain chemotherapy regimes, Granisetron can be given as a single 2mg dose, and Zofran (ondansetron) as a single 24mg dose, but only for single day chemotherapy when a high amount of nausea is anticipated. Side effects may occur and you will need to discuss this with your oncologist. ...Read more
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