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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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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


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What are the adverse effects of potassium sorbate on my unborn baby?

What are the adverse effects of potassium sorbate on my unborn baby?

None: This is a food preservative, a simple molecule that's naturally found in berries. There's no reason whatever to think it's going to damage your unborn child & zero scientific work to suggest this. I have seen the stuff on the internet intended to frighten people. I have concluded that it simply made up to scare people into buying overpriced "natural foods". I'm sorry his happened. ...Read more

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Regarding dried fruit, I thought raisins and prunes don't need preservatives. My last package of prunes had potassium sorbate. Why is that needed?

Regarding dried fruit, I thought raisins and prunes don't need preservatives. My last package of prunes had potassium sorbate. Why is that needed?

Preservative: Potassium sorbate is a natural preservative that serves basically the same function as sulfites. It is also used as a flavor enhancer in baby food. Like sulfates, it is "generally regarded as safe" by the fda. ...Read more

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Is having a potassium level of 2.5 dangerous?

Is having a potassium level of 2.5 dangerous?

Not immediatelu: A potassium level of 2.5 is not ideal, but it's not immediately dangerous. A low potassium level isn't serious until it is less than about 2.0. That said, you need to find out why your potassium level is low, and you need to get it into the normal range. ...Read more

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Do you think having a potassium level of 5.4 is dangerous?

Potassium 5.4: Potassium 5.4 is not dangerous. However, that value leaves little margin for diet potassium, so you must restrict potassium foods ...Read more

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What are some of the dangers of high potassium levels in the body?

What are some of the dangers of high potassium levels in the body?

Death: If your kidney function is normal, you can't get a high potassium from diet, only from a purposeful od with medication. High potassium causes no symptoms, just death. It stops the heart. It's used in executions. ...Read more

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My potassium was 3.8 a week ago. I haven't had an appetite since so I haven't eaten much. Could it be dangerous now? How fast will this drop?

My potassium was 3.8 a week ago. I haven't had an appetite since so I haven't eaten much. Could it be dangerous now? How fast will this drop?

Here are some...: One should not draw a conclusion, just based on an isolated report to presume something serious with a keen analysis of detailed specifics, relevance, & sequence of events on lifestyle, health state, drug use, etc. ; that will make life miserable. In fact, I would not worry about 3.8 mEQ/dl in one test on K+, but repeat it once. More? Go to http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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My blood potassium level was 3.4. Is this dangerous?

My blood potassium level was 3.4. Is this dangerous?

Not usually: Low needs to be supplemented can aggravate effects of some medications. If on diuretic potassium supplementation indicated. Otherwise dietary supplementation ie bananas helpful. ...Read more

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Irregardless of no health benefits, is a 3-day liquid fast (master cleanse)dangerous? Can it cause serious potassium depletion in such short time?

Irregardless of no health benefits, is a 3-day liquid fast (master cleanse)dangerous? Can it cause serious potassium depletion in such short time?

Would avoid on HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide): For most people the master cleanse would not be dangerous for 3 days (but I don't advise it) but it could be dangerous for someone taking hydorchlorothiazide as that medicine causes potassium depletion and the master cleanse only provides 245 mg of the recommended 4700 mg of potassium each day. See http://health. Usnews. Com/best-diet/master-cleanse-lemonade-diet
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My ferritin is currently on 14 & feeling really tired. Potassium low & down to 3. What are the dangers with these results & what associated symptoms?

My ferritin is currently on 14 & feeling really tired. Potassium low & down to 3. What are the dangers with these results & what associated symptoms?

Weakness: I have two questions for you. What is your hemoglobin (h) and iron (i) levels and do you eat iron rich foods or take iron supplements? You could be weak from a low h and/or a low potassium (k) level. Low k levels can come from k loss due to diuretics, or due to a magnesium (m) deficiency. Have your doctor check your levels of h, i, and m levels to get an answer to your question to get you stronger. ...Read more

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How dangerous is potassium chloride injection?

IV Potassium: IV potassium is painful to veins and dangerous, too. Standard limit is 10-20 meq per hour IV DILUTED IN AT LEAST 100 CC FLUID. If diluted in 1000 cc, 40 meq can be infused over 2-4 hours. IM potassium is never given. Potassium I V can be fatal. ...Read more

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My potassium level was 3.2 on my blood test yesterday. How should I treat this and is there a danger?

There can be: Some danger as well as some physical conditions that are worsened by a low potassium. There are also endocrine abnormalities that can produce low potassium and should be treated. You would have to drink a lot of orange juice and eat a lot of bananas to replace your potassium. It will be easier to take a supplement but best to discuss with your health care provider first. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have low potassium and high calcium?

Is it dangerous to have low potassium and high calcium?

Low potassium: Low potassium (l) can be a problem and can cause symptoms of muscle cramps and weakness and it can also cause irregular heart rhythms. L can also be due to magnesium deficiency hypercalcemia (h) can also be a serious problem. There are no benign causes of h.It can be caused by hyperparathyroidism, hyperthyroidism, sarcodosis, among others. See a doctor to find out the cause of l and h. ...Read more

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On metoprolol 25mg. Heard it can mess with potassium levels. Eat one banana and some almonds. Is that dangerous?

Hyperkalemia: Metoprolol can increase potassium levels. Your doctor can tell you your potassium level with a simple blood test. Take care. ...Read more

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If a tablet contains 50 mg losartan potassium and 12.5 mg hydrochlorothiazide, how many tablets would be dangerous to take?

If a tablet contains 50 mg losartan potassium and 12.5 mg hydrochlorothiazide, how many tablets would be dangerous to take?

As prescribed: Any dose of medication greater than prescribed by your physician can have unpredictable results. Therefore I think you should take the dose prescribed and nothing greater. ...Read more

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I am on labetolol 100mg, the ARNP just added losartan 25mg. Is this a dangerous combination as they both raise potassium levels?

Potassium: Increased K is not usual with labetalol, it is not non sp BB, so increased K is not an issue. (there is an error in the entry in Wikipedia). Losartan can cause increased K, but you are on low dose and if kidney function is normal, there should be no issue. All patients on ARB should have their kidney function including potassium checked and time to check can be 1-5 weeks, based on medical history ...Read more

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Is continued use of potassium nitrate to block root canal pain dangerous?

Root canal pain: Not sure about your question... has root canal therapy been started or completed? If there is no nerve in the tooth, potassium nitrate will have no effect. Please see a dentist to diagnose your problem. ...Read more

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How much potassium is too much for an active female, mid 20s? I'm having about 6700mg daily, is this dangerous combined with low sodium intake?

How much potassium is too much for an active female, mid 20s? I'm having about 6700mg daily, is this dangerous combined with low sodium intake?

Hmmm....: Wonder if calculations are correct. Normal recommendation for potassium for women runs around 5000 milliequivalents per day - about 3 grams per day. You must be eating a very unusual diet. There is clearly no reason to do so. While there is no obvious harm in the short term there is no benefit. The body can recover from most insults, but any extreme diet can get you in trouble if sustained. ...Read more

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I drink a lot of bottled water. Noticed dipotassium phosphate was listed in the ingredients. Will this raise my potassium levels to a dangerous level?

Water and K: 44 M from tx drinks lots of water some for which contains K. find out how many mg is in each bottle and then calculate how much you are drinking a day. Most can consume more that 5, 000 mg a day with no problem and suspect the is very little in what you are drinking. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take a potassium supplement while also taking losartan?

Is it dangerous to take a potassium supplement while also taking losartan?

Possibly: If you are taking a potassium supplement because you are being treated with a diuretic, upon adding losartan, you might not require continuation of the potassium supplement. Monitor potassium. ...Read more

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Metoprolol 50mg 2x daily. Benicar (olmesartan) hct 20/12.5 1x daily. Potassium level 3.0. How dangerous is this?

Low potassium: Your potassium is too low. It can lead to cardiac arrhythmias. If it gets lower, it can cause muscle weakness and paralysis. Please supplement it under a doctor's supervision (too much is even worse than too little). ...Read more

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I have cystinuria! 15ml potassium citrate 3 times a day. Is it dangerous to raise it by 5ml a little before dinner time to keep my pH at 8?

I have cystinuria! 15ml potassium citrate 3 times a day. Is it dangerous to raise it by 5ml a little before dinner time to keep my pH at 8?

You're fine: I'm glad you got your diagnosis -- this is easier to manage than kidney stones from other causes. This is a very safe medication and unless your physician disagrees, you can be flexible. Drink plenty of water -- you know that already. Have you been offered penicillamine? ...Read more

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I got a drop of. 0002 molar potassium thiocyanate on my skin. How dangerous it it? It seemed to burn for a second but I washed it off pretty quickly

I got a drop of. 0002 molar potassium thiocyanate on my skin. How dangerous it it? It seemed to burn for a second but I washed it off pretty quickly

Too late: To do anything about it now. If you're concerned, contact your local poison control center, and be more careful next time. ...Read more

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I'm on Benicar (olmesartan) 20 mg for hbp. My last blood test for potassium. It was 4.6. What are the chances the Benicar (olmesartan) increases it to dangerous levels?

Benicar (olmesartan) and K: First of all, if you are 18 years old on BP medication, there may be else going on. You are too young for essential hypertension and need to be referred to a nephrologist to see if you have secondary hypertension. You need to be evaluated for a coarctation of the aorta, conn's syndrome, renal artery stenosis and a pheochromocytoma. You potassium of 4.6 is not a problem, your hypertension at 18 is. ...Read more

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I had a blood test at my doc this past wednesfay and potassium was 4.7. Well I went to ER and had a blood test and potassium was low at 3.4. He said to just increase my daily consumption. What would cause these fluctuations and am I in danger with those n

Slightly low: 4.7 is in the normal range in most labs and the 3.4 is just below the normal range. Many things can cause this including vomiting, diuretics, renal disease, low intake and vigorous exercise. ...Read more

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My potassium levels were 5.2 at last blood tests. Is this dangerous on Flecainide for AF. My cardiologist dismisses my fears?

My potassium levels were 5.2 at last blood tests. Is this dangerous on Flecainide for AF. My cardiologist dismisses my fears?

Potassium level: This is a minor elevation of your potassium. By itself it is unlikely to cause any problems. You so not mention any need for potassium supplement so I assume you are not taking these. It does not cause a danger for your use of Flecainide. If you are concerned continue to follow your potassium level. Sometimes there are reasons why it is high and it is not a true reading. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with kidney stones lately and asked for my test results. The results worried me with a leukocyte of 13.7 and potassium of 3.3. Danger?

Possible: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, A potassium of 3.3 is lower than desirable. You may address it by drinking orange juice and eating bananas. Leukocyte count of 13.7 suggests infection. Both of these matters are best discussed with your doctor who knows more about your health. ...Read more

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On florinef (fludrocortisone) my potassium is 3. without supplements and 4.0 with supplements what happens if I got norovirus and couldn't take supplements? Dangerous?

You should: Have your electrolytes more frequently checked while having diarrhea. People with diarrhea tend to lose a lot of K in the stool and may need additional supplementation. ...Read more

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