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Chelate or gluconate zinc supplements for acne?

Chelate or gluconate zinc supplements for acne?

No: Forget the slick promotions. Zinc by mouth can make you seriously sick if you don't know exactly what you're doing. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared your acne in two weeks, get with an evidence-based physician for definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between zinc oxide tablets and zinc gluconate?

Is there a difference between zinc oxide tablets and zinc gluconate?

Yes,but neither best: Zinc can be difficult to absorb. Zinc oxide is poorly absorbed and is probably best for topical use (as a sunscreen). Zinc gluconate is better absorbed and is commonly used in lozenges for treating colds. However, research shows that zinc picolinate is much better absorbed than zinc gluconate. Thus, i recommend supplementing with zinc picolinate. See www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/3630857. ...Read more

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Which form of zinc is better? Gluconate, picolinate, L-monomethionine zinc aspartate. Other?

Zinc Oxide and other: Preparations include zinc oxide, zinc acetate, and zinc gluconate. [135] It is believed to possess antioxidant properties, which may protect against accelerated aging of the skin and muscles of the body; studies differ as to its effectiveness. See attached for more details. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 50mg of zinc gluconate okay to take for acne?

Need help. Is 50mg of zinc gluconate okay to take for acne?

I can't recommend it: Taking extra zinc can render you copper deficient, and you don't want to take it except for a really good reason. Your best over-the-counter remedy for acne is benzoyl peroxide. If this fails, get with a scientific physician instead of a glitzy internet disinformation page. We can manage it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If i'm taking 50mg of zinc gluconate which is equal to 7mg of elemental zinc, is that okay? Is recommended dietary intake in elemental zinc?

For what indication: I am not sure what are you taking zinc for but you have to bear in mind that zinc can potentially bind copper in the stomach and decrease copper absorption which results in anemia. ...Read more

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Hi i started taking zinc gluconate 50mg supplements for first time in my life about 5months ago & it has thinned my hair in certain areas please help?

Hi i started taking zinc gluconate 50mg supplements for first time in my life about 5months ago & it has thinned my hair in certain areas please help?

Stop taking zinc: I'm not sure why you're taking a zinc supplement, maybe to prevent colds, and if so, it won't help until you get a cold. Regardless of why you are taking it, if it's causing your hair to become thin, then i suggest decreasing or better yet stopping the zinc supplement. In time (a few months probably), your hair should grow back. ...Read more

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Hi i was taking 50mg zinc gluconate for about a month and i started seeing my hair thin, is this because my iron and copper is low now ? Please help

Hi i was taking 50mg zinc gluconate for about a month and i started seeing my hair thin, is this because my iron and copper is low now ? Please help

Maybe from zinc: You are taking a high dose of zinc, even more than is needed to treat a zinc deficiency. You may be experiencing side effects of the zinc itself, rather than from a copper deficiency due to the zinc supplement. However, you can get your blood zinc and copper levels checked. ...Read more

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I started noticing hair thinning, and the only new things that i was taking in my life were colostrum and zinc gluconate 50mg, what should I do ?

HAIR THINNING: Heredity contributes to it. Some sickness like sle , skin disorders, stress, etc should be ruled out. The best thing to do is consult a dermatologist. Could be side effects of what you are taking now ? ...Read more

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Is zinc gluconate an effective supplement for zinc deficiency? If not, what zinc supplement is best absorbed? Zinc Oratate? Acetate, picolinate?

Actually: I prefer Zinc Sulphate!! HOWEVER any of the above are most likely just fine since the amount needed to replenish your total body zinc is quite low!! (Higher levels are used in medical conditions eg cold virus control and Prostate function! ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: chlorhexidine gluconate?

Please describe the medication: chlorhexidine gluconate?

RX mouthwash: In dentistry, Chlorhexidine is used as an active ingredient in mouthwash designed to reduce dental plaque and oral bacteria. And to help in the treatment of gingivitis and periodontitis. It is a prescription medication that improves on swelling, redness and bleeding gums. ...Read more

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Does magnesium gluconate surpress your appetite?

Does magnesium gluconate surpress your appetite?

It may.: Magnesium products can cause GI upset and diarrhea. For people with kidney failure they are contra indicated since the blood level can rise to dangerous levels. On the other hand if you are on diuretics such as Lasix (furosemide) it can be deficient and cause cardiac arrythmias so it should be replaced just as we replace potassium. ...Read more

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Whats peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) ?

Whats peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) ?

An antibacterial rin: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a brand name for chlorhexadine mouth rinse...There are other brands as well. Chlorhexadine is an antibacterial rinse that will reduce the number of certain bacteria known to cause "gum" disease (periodontal disease). ...Read more

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What is peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) used for?

What is peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) used for?

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is : A brand name for a chlorohexadine gluconate oral rinse. It is used to help oral tissues heal. It is a topical antiseptic used to treat gum infections, swelling, as a post-op surgical rinse, gingivitis ... . Dosage instructions should be followed to get the maximum benefit of the rinse. It has a negative, that is, it has the potential to cause brown stains on teeth if ones brushing habits are r. ...Read more

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Is there a nonprescription peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

No: The active ingredient in Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) (chlorhexidine) is not available without a prescription. That's primarily because this medicine should not be taken long-term, & it's indicated only for specific oral conditions. If people could just buy it, they would use it indiscriminately & for far too long, so it has to be regulated. There are potential side-effects from improper use which have to be avoided. ...Read more

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What foods or beverages should I avoid while taking ferrous gluconate?

What foods or beverages should I avoid while taking ferrous gluconate?

Ferrous gluconate: Do not drink alcohol or milk with the medication. Do not take it together with fish, meat or whole grain cereals. ...Read more

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Why do denstist precribe chlorhexidine gluconate?

To fight gum disease: Chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse can significantly reduce plaque bacteria & prevent the development of gingivitis. Gingivitis is characterized by redness and swelling of the gingiva, which often includes gingival bleeding upon probing. Dentists will often rx Chlorhexidine for patients to use between dental visits as part of a professional program for the treatment of gingivitis, . ...Read more

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What is the difference in potassium gluconate and citrate?

What is the difference in potassium gluconate and citrate?

Not much, but: Potassium citrate helps prevent kidney stone disease due to its citrate content that gets excreted in the urine. Otherwise, both are potassium salts to supply potassium to people who have low potassium blood levels. Taking potassium regularly without a doctor's advice is risky, even if it is over the counter. ...Read more

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Chlorhexidine gluconate taste bad?

Chlorhexidine gluconate taste bad?

It may: Chlorhexidine gluconate may leave an unpleasant taste in your mouth. Do not rinse your mouth to remove this taste after using the medication. You may rinse the medicine away and reduce its effectiveness. Chlorhexidine may also stain your teeth or other dental work (crowns, fillings, bridges, dentures). You will often need to seek your dentist or dental hygienist to remove these brown stains. ...Read more

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How does chlorhexidine gluconate work?

How does chlorhexidine gluconate work?

Chlorhexadine : Gluconate (peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) etc) is a very effective topical antiseptic rinse that kills certain bacteria that are responsible for causing gum disease. Important to use as directed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How does chlorhexidine gluconate work?

Positive attraction: Chlorhexidine gluconate has a positive chemical charge; it is attracted to the negative charge on certain bacteria in the mouth. This attractn affects the bacterial cell membrane & causes increased permeability for immediate antimicrobial activity. Chlorhx is also attracted to neg charged surfs on oral tissue. This additional attractn gives chlorhx sustained action that can help prevent the plaque. ...Read more

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Should i take potassium chloride or potassium gluconate ?

Should i take potassium chloride or potassium gluconate ?

Depends.: If you have low potassium usually people take Potassium Chloride but most people tolerate either. Should be discussed with your doctor as to why he/she chose one over the other. ...Read more

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What is the difference in potassium gluconate, chloride, citrate?

What is the difference in potassium gluconate, chloride, citrate?

Chemical question: Potassium gluconate and chloride are used to treat hypokalemia. Citrate uses a differnt salt. ...Read more

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Can children use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Can children use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate): Clinical effectiveness and safety of Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) have not been established in children under the age of 18. In addition, why would a child have severe gingival problems? ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mono sodium gluconate house allergy?

What are the symptoms of mono sodium gluconate house allergy?

Allergy question: I am not familiar with this condition and I do allergy as a part of my practice I do know about stomach irritation and upset as a result of ingesting mono sodium gluconate. My advice is to avoid it if it is a substance which causes you trouble. In general it is a preservative and is usually listed as an ingredient in foods, so check the labels of the foods you purchase. Avoid chinese food. ...Read more

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How long will it take for peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) to work?

Starts Immediately: Since Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is applied directly to where the problem is, it starts working right away. What varies, however, it how well it will work long-term, and how much it will improve your condition. That, in turn, depends on what your condition is and what you're expecting Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) to do. For the most common oral problems, you should notice an improvement within 2 weeks. Don't use it long-term. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chlorhexidine digluconate and chlorhexidine gluconate?

What is the difference between chlorhexidine digluconate and chlorhexidine gluconate?

Chlorhexadine: From researching this question it seems that the active ingredient in the dental rinse is Chlorhexidine gluconate the reference to the digluconate appears in the Periochip form. I do not see the digluconate as the active ingredient in the products we use in dentistry. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between chlorhexidine digluconate and chlorhexidine gluconate?

I believe: Chlorhexidine gluconate (peridex, etc) is the preferred formulation (typically as a 0.12% solution rinse). The digluconate version is typically available in stronger concentrations, and probably have an application, but not used in my practice. ...Read more

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Periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) oral rinse cons & pros please. Can you take only 15ml once a day.

Periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) oral rinse cons & pros please. Can you take only 15ml  once a day.

Antimicrobial rinse: Periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) is one of many rinses that contain the antimicrobial agent Chlorhexidine gluconate- pros: may help control and\or prevent periodontal disease. Cons- staining of restorations, an increase in calculus formation, and an alteration in taste perception. See comments below to get more information on periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate). ...Read more

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