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It it safe to take Oxaprozin and Tramadol at the same time?
I'm in chronic pain which is why I'm on Tramadol.
I am also on Amoxicillin and Oxaprozin.
Is it safe to take all three at the times they say on the bottle? Or should I take them separately?
Here's the info:

Amoxicillin-500MG (1 Capsule twice daily)
Oxaprozin-600MG (2 Tablets every day)
Tramadol-50MG (1 Tablet three times daily as needed)
Kimberly
12/26/09
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  Yes...it is relatively safe, but I agree that you should always check with your pharamacist on things like that...they can pull your whole list of medications and run a drug-drug interaction profile on them.
Tramadol (such as Ultram) is an opioid agonist (means it binds to the receptors of the pain in the brain)
while Oxaprozin (such Daypro) is an anti-inflammatory...means like celebrex / advil ... and works on the inflammation part of pain...
as long as you don't drink while on those medications and not mix them with over the counter stuff such as (Advil - Ibuprofen..) you should be OK.
Once again, check with your pharamacist or doctor when in doubt.

You can post medical questions on this free new health forum website and get answers from certified physicians:
www.Rxwebmd.com
Rxwebmd.com
12/26/09
Is Oxaprozin 600mg Effective in Moderate Rheumatoid Arthritis from Your point of view?
I was diagnosed with Moderate Polyarticular Rheumatoid Arthritis and I was put on Oxaprozin. It has some very harsh side effects for me I've had loss of appetite, ringing in the ears, nausea, and has even been to the emergency room because of a sudden drop in blood pressure.
Mysterious
07/06/09
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Potassium citrate and potassium chloride?
If someone has been on Potassium citrate (urocit-k) for 9 years (for Cystinuria/Kidney stones), why would a doctor have them to start taking both the potassium citrate and the potassium chloride, together? Especially if that person has developed High blood pressure?
Cricket
02/18/09
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Why are Potassium tablets so low in the DV%?
I have looked at all the other supplements at GNC, like Vitamin C and Magnesium for example, and they have well over 100% of the DV. However, Potassium is only like 3 or 4% of the daily value, why is this? It seems pointless to buy if that is all the Potassium you are getting.
Tommy
07/18/09
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  I don't know, it does seem pointless but I am thinking that because Potassium is so easily obtained in the human diet they think that they don't have to put very much in the tablets. Or because they think people don't care to read the label and just pick up any random supplement they see.
Alice
07/18/09
I have to take Potassium and Magnesium bc I'm on diuretics - Does it matter between Calcate, Citrate, Carbo-
-nate etc. Also, does using Potassium Chloride (NoSalt) count towards Potassium supplementation?
elgüero
04/26/08
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  Citrate and carbonate are good forms to take. NoSalt would count, too.
Note that the different forms of the minerals have different molecular weights, so make sure you get the right amount of the mineral. Check the label to see how much potassium or magnesium is in a tablet of the supplement.
Susan S
04/27/08
What is the difference between potassium chloride an potassium bicarbonate?
In terms of healthy balance of bodily electrolytes, I'm not sure what difference there is between the two. Is it as simple as potassium chloride is the combination of the electrolytes potassium + chloride while potassium bicarbonate is the combination of the electrolytes potassium + bicarcarbonate? I'm not sure if it breaks down that simply.
Anne
11/14/06
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  Yes, it actually is that simple. Potassium bonds very well to both chloride and bicarbonate. Potassium has a +1 charge, while both chloride and bicarbonate have a -1 charge.

Check out this site for a detailed description of these three electrolytes and their effect on the body:

http://www.medicinenet.com/electrolytes/article.htm
ZachO
11/14/06
Why is there never a supplement that can provide a 100% DV of potassium?
I have constant muscle spasms in twitches and I was advised to take potassium and drink more water by both a doctor and a massuse. I've noticed that most any of them ever say is 3%. Is too much potassium a bad thing?
blueghettogirl8
08/06/09
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  Yes, too much K is a bad thing. It can cause kidney failure. I was put on a supplement by a doc and i didn't actually need it and i OD'd my kidney's went into whats called Azotemia which is a condition where your kidneys are messing up but aren't in actual renal failure. I was so sick for like a week til my body got it all out of my system. Stick to eating K rich foods like bananas and dark green leafy veggies. Don't mess with K supplements they will mess up your body.
☼▬Jessi Ann▬☼
08/06/09
what is oxaprozin annd what is it used for?
Mathew
12/09/08
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  It is a prescription and if it was yours you'd know what it is for.
D
12/09/08
does oxaprozin work for tooth aches?
cblackgrl23
10/03/07
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  Well, you can try it. Oxaprozin is an NSAID like ibuprofen and aspirin. It's usually used for arthritis.
nursekuba
10/03/07
i found these pills and i forgot what they where for. does anyone know what Oxaprozin are for?
jlion7
12/08/09
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  you "found" them? if they weren't prescribed for you throw them away, also check the expiration date, if they are expired, throw them away.
Oxaprozin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oxaprozin, also known as Oxaprozinum, is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), used to relieve the inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

suggest you learn to use the search function right here in YA.
essentiallysolo
12/08/09
What are the effects of spironolactone on acne? Also,if I get 2 much potassium from this drug,what can happen?
I am wondering about the drug Spironolactone and it's effects on people taking it for acne. Since this drug dramatically increases potassium in the bloodstream, what the the effects if a person takes too much potassium? Are their side effects? I thought potassium was a good thing, but I hear now that too much can kill you?
littlepope418
10/15/06
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  Excessive potassium can cause a heart arrythmia (irregular rhythm). When taking any drug that can alter electrolyte balance, periodic blood work needs to be done.
Ramona H
10/15/06
which of the following drugs is not an Nsaid? a.Colchicine B.Celecoxib C.Ibuprofen D.Oxaprozin?
Denise
08/26/10
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Waht is the street value of oxaprozin 600mg?
With a wierd symbol and 141 on the side.
Terrence R
03/20/08
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  where you stole that, homie?
oxyde_de_dihydrogène
03/20/08
I'm having effects from low potassium again?
This morning my feet were stuck in a cramp for about an hour. Last time I had low potassium that kept my hands in cramps for hours at a time, I was pregnant and had to be hospitalized. I was in premature labor to add to the mix and they had me on magnesium sulfate to stop it. My level was 2.4 when I got there. I took the huge pills with orange juice 3x a day and within 3 days they got up to 3.5. It was decided that it must have been me missing the potassium in my diet even though I craved bananas, OJ, tangerines and I still do really always had a thing for oranges. So I've been extra careful to keep those things in my diet now I had that cramp which is coming back in my right foot I wonder is this a deficiecy or what? I am nursing, which takes a lot of calories but I eat right probably more nutritious foods because I'm nursing I don't think I should be lacking potassium when I drink OJ and eat bananas all the time. Then I'm reading up on low potassium on the internet and come across magnesium and potassium balance *I was on magnesium sulfate last time my potassium level was critical and I'm wondering if the reason my levels went up so well in the hospital is because of the magnesium sulfate. Does that make sense? At least it seems to make sense to me and I have to go in today my nurse said because last time it was so low and I'm going to ask the doctor about it.
Mitch & Katie's Mama
07/20/10
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  Lack of potassium in the diet is an uncommon cause of hypokalemia (low potassium). Conditions that cause hypokalemia are: kidney disorders that affects kidney function – the kidneys may excrete too much potassium, magnesium deficiency, high aldosterone levels can cause low potassium levels, certain drugs, severe vomiting, diarrhea, sweating during intense exercise, malaborption problems. Diseases that cause hypokalemia are Liddle’s syndrome, Cushing’s syndrome, Fanconi’s syndrome, and Bartter’s syndrome.

Calcium cannot absorb without vitamin D and vice versa. Calcium cannot be assimulated in the body without magnesium. If you have low magnesium you need to take calcium at a 2:1 ratio eg 1000mg of calcium to 500mg of magnesium and vitamin D 5000IU a day is recommended. The most accurate and reliable blood test available for magnesium and calcium is an "ionized" test.

Hypokalemia:
http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/potassium-000320.htm
http://www.chemocare.com/managing/hypokalemia-low-potassium.asp
ƦєdAиgєℓ
07/20/10
Is it ok to take Spironolactone and potassium supplements?
I don't food rich in potassium, so I start supplementing with 2 supplements per day which provide a total of 6% of my daily value. I also take spironolactone 25mg once a day..is this safe? I know that drug causes potassium to stay in the body. Since I started this new drug last week, I've been very sleepy.
Lifes a beach
07/10/11
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  Spironolactone often increases serum potassium levels and can cause hyperkalemia, a very serious condition. Therefore, it is recommended that people using this drug avoid potassium supplements and salt substitutes containing potassium. Doctors usually recommend periodic screening of serum potassium levels and some patients may be advised to limit dietary consumption of potassium.

Do not use spironolactone if you have kidney disease, urination problems, or high levels of potassium in your blood. Do not use salt substitutes or low-sodium milk products that contain potassium. These products could cause your potassium levels to get too high while you are taking spironolactone.

If you are taking potassium supplements or other potassium-sparing diuretics such as Aldactazide, amiloride (Midamor, Moduretic), or triamterene (Dyrenium, Dyazide, Maxzide).

Check with your doctor regarding your sleepy symptom if this continues. Are you taking this for high blood pressure? Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is caused by low potassium. So, your doctor needs to evaluate your potassium levels as this could be causing your fatigue.

Hope this helps.
syl c.
07/11/11
I am taking losartan potassium "LIFEZAR" 50mg to control my blood presure, can I substitute it?
I am working in the desert, and the only available losartan potassium here in "COZAAR". Since both medicines are losartan potassium, could I take "COZAAR" 50mg if ever I run out of "LIFEZAR" 50mg. "LIFEZAR" is a brand name of losartan potassium in the Philippines. Thanks.
Dadirac
01/25/08
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  yes you can, though you will need a prescription from a doctor here to get it. All I would do is find a doc and bring you bottles.
TelsaCoil
01/25/08
I just swallowed some face wash?
about a pea of this face wash called lab series for men. I rinsed it out loads of times but my saliva is bubbly and there is a slight taste of it in my mouth.

many thanks

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henry 123
08/01/11
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  You'll be fine, I wouldn't worry about it. If you start having other pains or other symptoms I would contact someone then.

Hoped I helped!!
Ben Stanley
08/01/11
how much potassium and sodium chloride should a person have a day?
im bulimic and my doctor said i have low potassium and sodium chloride. i was wondering how many tablets of potassium and how much salt should i take daily?
(pls don't tell me that i should jus stop being bulimic, im trying 2 work on it)
una ragazza siciliana
12/17/06
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  According to Wikipedia, you need a total of 2,000 milligrams of potassium and 2,400 grams of sodium a day. Do the math, find out how much you need.
Heero K
12/17/06
Yellow watery discharge after drinking Potassium Citrate for UTI?
I recently came down with UTI and was given the Potassium Citrate/Iodide? and some antibiotics. I took my 1st dose of Potassium Citrate 2hours ago.. is it very normal for some yellowish watery discharge? I've never had this kind of discharge before..
Yas
06/23/09
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Anyone ever used the blood pressure drug Cozaar? Like it or not?
Currently taking another one with a diuretic but it is depleting my potassium and they want to change it. Have also added a potassium supplement, but it bothers my stomach sometimes. Thanks!
dms56blonde
11/14/09
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  I used Cozaar for a while, it is the same thing as Hyzaar except Hyzaar has a diuretic in it and Cozaar does not so you don't have to worry about losing potassium on Cozaar.Since you have stomach problems I would suggest Cozaar since it works good and does not deplete your potassium. It worked good keeping my BP down and I never had to worry about adding potassium to my diet.
Melmo
11/14/09
Klor-con M20 (potassium) I hate these big pills?
What is my best source of potassium from foods? I have gained 40+ lbs since heart surgery last year. Taking Lasix 2x a day; can't get the answer from my doctors; any suggestions?
me_ciaramaglia
09/28/06
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  banana is the richest source of natural food for potassium but it is hard to quantify the amount of K from one banana. you can ask the pharmacist if you can get liquid KCL. good luck
HK3738
09/28/06
What is the difference between potassium chloride and potassium gluconate?
sugestivewhisper
04/07/06
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  Potassium chloride occurs as either white, granular powder or as colorless, elongated, prismatic or cubical crystals. It is odorless and has a saline taste. One gram of potassium chloride contains 13.4 mEq of potassium. Potassium chloride may also be known as KCl.



Potassium gluconate occurs as white to yellowish white, crystalline powder or granules. It is odorless and has a slightly bitter taste and is freely soluble in water. One gram of potassium gluconate contains 4.3 mEq of potassium.
JaneofAllTrades
04/07/06
Where can I get Free or cheap "Potassium Iodide KI" pills?
Potassium Iodide KI pills are used to treat nucular radiation and protect the thyroid gland. Where can I find FREE Or CHEAP FDA Approved Potassium Iodide KI pills? Is there a non-prophet distrbation center? Anything?

Thanks,

Austin
yehowchanan7
03/28/07
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  You can wait for the next nuclear meltdown and the authorities will be handing them out for free - if you're still alive. Should you be unable to wait, they're easily available on the internet - just search.
squeezie_1999
03/28/07
Has anyone ever taken Oxaprozin/Daypro? Did it make you stomach ache?
I been on this medication to help with TMJ pain for about a week. It has me feeling bloated and with a sore stomach. HAs anyone else taken this med and did you have any side effects as well?
amandaangel1
07/15/06
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  I have taken it for back pain, no problem. But I have had problems like that with other meds, think you should call your doctor and have them switch you to something else. It isn't worth helping one problem by causing another! Good luck with the TMJ--I have it too and it sucks!!! I have woken up and not been able to move my jaw because I have clenched my teeth so tightly all night!!! I feel for you!
dlgrl=me
07/15/06
Can you substitute kelp for potassium iodide?
None of my local stores have potassium iodide on the shelves today, but I did get some Icelandic Kelp in tablet form, 225 mg iodine (as kelp) in each tablet. Is this a good substitute for potassium iodide?
mgs4Real
03/13/11
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  but you would need 578 tablets to get 130mg iodine

One of the greatest dangers following a nuclear accident comes from exposure to gases containing radioactive isotopes of iodine. These highly carcinogenic isotopes are readily taken up by the thyroid gland, resulting in the development of thyroid cancer. Exposure to radioactive iodine calls for immediate treatment with another form of iodine, potassium iodide, to saturate the thyroid and block the absorption of radioactive iodine. .

Potassium Iodide (KI)
Potassium iodide tablets are commonly stockpiled near nuclear power plants to allow for rapid distribution in case of a radioactive accident. In the absence of tablets, potassium iodide may also be administered as a "saturated solution of potassium iodide" (SSKI) which in the U.S.P. generic formulation contains 1000 mg of KI per ml of solution. Two drops of U.S.P. SSKI solution is equivalent to one 130 mg KI tablet (100 mg iodide).

Recommended Doses
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the following doses of potassium iodide should be taken as a single dose within three hours of exposure, or up to 10 hours after exposure, although this is less effective.

• Adults : 130 mg 

• Adolescents: 12-18: WHO -- adult dose; CDC -- children's dose; if adult size (150 pounds or over) they should take the full adult dose, regardless of their age.
• Children age 3-12 years: 65 mg

• Infants : 1 mo. to 3 years, 32. 25 mg (ie half tablet)
• Newborns to 1 mo., 1/4 capsule.


Precautions
While potassium iodate can be taken by a majority of people without any problems, it should only be used in case of a nuclear emergency. Doses in excess of the single (one time only) daily dose listed above should be taken only upon recommendation by a physician or public health authority. Patients should notify their doctor if taking quinidine, captopril, or enalopril, or if they are sensitive to iodine, or suffer from dermatitis herpetiformis, thyrotoxicosis or kidney problems before taking potassium iodate (or any thyroid blocker).

Prophylaxis
It is best to take iodide prophylactically, prior to exposure. Every family should have a good supply in their homes. At this time we may recommend taking 10-40mg per day. A dose of 30-50mg is the range of dietary intake in Japan and relatively safe to take long term but under practitioner monitoring. Build up gradually: 10mg-20mg-30mg-40mg.

Then, in case there is an official announcement of significantly increased radiation, adults should go to the dose mentioned above: 130mg/day and children to lower doses per body weight, generally 65 mg, age 3-12 years. You can use a loading dose of two drops daily of Lugol's Iodine, a commonly available pharmaceutical form of potassium iodide, or SSKI, and increase to 130 mg if needed. See the U.S. Centers for Disease Control recommendations.

Other supplements that may be protective are: vitamin D and vitamin K as they support appropriate apoptosis, which is programmed death of cells that accumulate various DNA errors (due to radiation and other causes), and vitamin D also supports DNA repair.

Avoid exposure to rain that may be laden with radiation if we are exposed. You'll be informed by authorities if that is the case.

Other Radiation Dangers
Besides I-131, there are other toxic radio-isotopes, including cerium 137 and plutonium. To protect yourself from cesium poisoning, consume plenty of high potassium foods, as potassium competitively inhibits cesium uptake. Foods high in potassium include avocados, sea vegetables, & leafy green vegetables, and are more effective than taking a potassium supplement.

To protect yourself from plutonium poisoning, eat lots of dulse & consume iron from plant sources, namely sea algaes such as spirulina and chlorella, which provide more iron than red meat. Miso soup has also been shown to have a protective effect. The mineral, zeolite, is being investigated for taking most radioactive materials out of the body.

Additionally, foods and supplements high in antioxidants, will also help the body cope with these higher toxic levels as radioactive materials cause antioxidant depletion and ill health.

Summary
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has admitted it is 'quite possible' that fallout from the Japanese reactors could reach America, though levels expected to be so low as to be almost undetectable. Given the unprecedented circumstances of the current crisis, though, it would be prudent to keep some potassium iodide on hand as a precautionary measure.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hyla-cass-md/radiation-risks-and-prote_b_836363.html
Cindy in Texas
03/16/11
How much potassium is to much if you are taking triamterene?
my father is in the hospital and is throwing up and high blood pressure and we think it is because he is eating to much potassium while being on the triamterene medication
Julie
12/08/09
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  Potassium requirements vary. In most people, the kidneys are able to keep potassium levels in balance and will excrete any excess potassium to keep levels balanced. The exception to this is if someone has decreased kidney function or is on a medication that affects potassium. Triamterene is a Potassium sparing diuretic, which basically means it increases the reabsorpiton of potassium back into the body and therefore decreases the excretion of potassium into the urine. Potassium levels can increase in blood and should be monitored by simple blood tests at regular intervals. Triamterene is frequently used with other diuretics that decrease Potassium levels, like Hydrochlorothiazide, which each balance each other out. Triamterene does not cause high potassium in every patient who takes it.

Was your father taking Potassium supplements or was he just eating foods with high potassium? If he was given supplements, this suggests that his doctor noted that he had low potassium on blood tests and is giving extra potassium to get it in the normal range. There are usually few or no symptoms of high potassium levels in the body, but it can be tested for with a simple blood test. Symptoms include muscle weakness and increased urination. Nausea and vomiting are not typical symptoms of elevated potassium. High potassium levels are potentially life threatening, because it leads to deadly heart rhythms. I am sure they have checked his potassium levels by now. His doctors will be able to tell him the appropriate amount of Potassium intake based on his potassium levels in the lab tests. Vomiting can decrease the level of potassium. Good luck to you and your father.
Agnodice
12/11/09
What is the difference in these Potassiums?
What is the difference between Potassium Citrate and Potassium Gluconate? I am trying to find a supplement similar to what my husband was taking for preventing kidney stones.
Rhema's Child
06/22/09
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  Rhema C,
Potassium Citrate - C6H5K3O7 + H2O – is often the medicine of choice to make the urine more alkaline. This helps prevent the formation of certain kinds of kidney stones in this way - Potassium citrate attaches to calcium in the urine, preventing the formation of mineral crystals that can develop into kidney stones. In some cases, your health care professional may prescribe this medicine to balance the level of potassium in your body, for example, when the potassium level is low, etc. Potassium is a naturally occurring salt that is important for the normal functioning of the heart, muscles, and nerves. Potassium Gluconate - C6H5K3O7 – is often used to maintain acid-base balance, isotonicity, and electrophysiologic balance throughout body tissues. It is crucial to nerve impulse transmission and contraction of cardiac, skeletal, and smooth muscle. Potassium gluconate is also essential for normal renal function and carbohydrate metabolism. It is not known whether potassium passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. This medication should not be taken without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.


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http://www.drugs.com/mtm/
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Hope this helps
matador 89
matador 89
06/22/09
Im allergic 2 oxaprozin, could i be allergic 2 similar NSAIDS?
Kristy
05/10/10
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  Yes, if you're allergic to a drug, you can be allergic to similar drugs. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to be certain.
ckm1956
05/10/10
is it ok to mix creatine with amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium tablets?
im taking the potassium tablets because i have a infected lymphnode
Pirates
04/25/09
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  abstain from it while on rx meds.
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PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this response should be considered as medical advice or opinion. Only your own doctor can help to make decisions about your condition and/or medical care.
U?U
04/25/09
Diclofenac potassium. What is the name you get it in the store?
Like Naproxen is Aleve what is diclofenac potassium called in the over the counter drug
beetle
02/28/09
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