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Do any of the ingredients in this contain gluten?
Water, milk protein concentrate, sunflower oil, soy protein isolate, coffee, natural and artificial flavors, cellulose gel, magnesium phosphate, calcium phosphate, potassium citrate, sodium hexametaphosphate, cellulose gum, sucralose, carrageenan, vitamin mineral mix (zinc gluconate, ferric orthophosphate, d-alpha-tocophero; acetate, niacinamide, manganese gluconate, maltodextrine, d-calcium pntothenate, beta carotene, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine hydrochloride, riboflavin, chromium chloride, folic acid, biotin, potassium iodide, sodium molybdate, sodium selenite, vitamin K-1 and cyanocobalamin), salt, acesulfame potassium, sodium ascorbate.
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06/17/11
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  the natural and artificial flavors and the maltodextrin are both questionable. whatever the item is i would look it up on google and see if anyone on celiac.com or something has posted about it. just type in _______________ gluten free and usually something will come up for it. until you know for sure i would stay away from it because its iffy.
hope this helps!
God bless XD
livie
06/17/11
Why does the Centrum® Ultra Women's vitamins have 14 mg of Niacin when the Children's have 20 mg?
Shouldn't there be more in the one for adults? I need to start taking more Vitamin B complex. Can I take a Vit B Complex WITH the Centrum® Ultra Women a day??

This is what's in the Centrum for adults:
Centrum® Ultra Women's Tablets

Supplement Facts
Serving Size 1 Tablet

Each Tablet Contains % Daily Value

Vitamin A 3,500 IU (29% as Beta-Carotene) 70%
Vitamin C 75 mg 125%
Vitamin D 800 IU 200%
Vitamin E 35 IU 117%
Vitamin K 50 mcg 63%
Thiamin 1.1 mg 73%
Riboflavin 1.1 mg 65%
Niacin 14 mg 70%
Vitamin B6 2 mg 100%
Folic Acid 400 mcg 100%
Vitamin B12 6 mcg 100%
Biotin 40 mcg 13%
Pantothenic Acid 15 mg 150%
Calcium 500 mg 50%
Iron 18 mg 100%
Phosphorus 20 mg 2%
Iodine 150 mcg 100%
Magnesium 100 mg 25%
Zinc 8 mg 53%
Selenium 55 mcg 79%
Copper 0.9 mg 45%
Manganese 1.8 mg 90%
Chromium 25 mcg 21%
Molybdenum 50 mcg 67%
Chloride 72 mg 2%
Potassium 80 mg 2%

Boron 150 mcg *
Nickel 5 mcg *
Silicon 2 mg *
Tin 10 mcg *
Vanadium 10 mcg *

* Daily Value not established.

INGREDIENTS:
Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Oxide, Potassium Chloride, Pregelatinized Corn Starch, Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Ferrous Fumarate. Contains < 2% of: Acacia, Beta Carotene, BHT, Biotin, Boric Acid, Calcium Pantothenate, Calcium Stearate, Cholecalciferol (Vit. D3), Chromium Picolinate, Citric Acid, Corn Starch, Crospovidone, Cupric Sulfate, Cyanocobalamin (Vit. B12), dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), FD&C Blue No. 2 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Red No. 40 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake, Folic Acid, Gelatin, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Hypromellose, Lecithin, Magnesium Stearate, Manganese Sulfate, Medium-Chain Triglycerides, Modified Food Starch, Niacinamide, Nickelous Sulfate, Phytonadione (Vit. K), Polyethylene Glycol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Potassium Iodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B6), Riboflavin (Vit. B2), Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Ascorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Metavanadate, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenate, Sorbic Acid, Stannous Chloride, Sucrose, Talc, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vit. B1), Titanium Dioxide, Tocopherols, Vitamin A Acetate (Vit. A), Zinc Oxide. May also contain < 2% of: Ascorbyl Palmitate, Maltodextrin, Sodium Aluminosilicate, Sunflower Oil, Tribasic Calcium Phosphate. Contains: Soy.
Jessica
11/04/10
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  ask ur doctor
Guest
11/04/10
I've been taking a multivitamin for two days, is this a decent one for my age? I'm a 17 yr old male.?
The brand is called ONDRA-Multivitamins with minerals.
It contains the following-

Vitamin A (from acetate) 5000 IU 100%
Vitamin D 400 IU 100%
Vitamin B1 (from thiamine hcl) 2 mg 133%
Vitamin B2 (from riboflavin) 2.5 mg 147%
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 50 mg 83.3%
Vitamin B-6 (from pyridoxine hcl) 1mg 50%
Viatmin B-12 (from cyanocobalamin) 1mcg 17%
Niacin (from niacinamide) 20mg 100%
Pantothenic Acid (from d-calcium Pantothenate) 1 mg 10%
Calcium (from dicalcium phosphate) 11.6 mg 1.2%
Phosphate (from dicalcium phosphate) 9 mg 1.2%
Iodine (from potassium iodide) 150 mcg 100%
Zinc (from magnesium oxide) 3.75 mg 25%
Magnesium (from magnesium oxide) 10 mg 2.5%
Selenium (from sodium selenate) 5 mcg 7%
Manganese (from manganese sulfate) 1 mg 100%
Chromium (from chromic chloride 5 mcg 4%
Iron ( from ferrous sulfate) 4.5 mg 25%
I know for a fact I don't eat nearly enough fruits and veggies.
Lucas H.
02/02/08
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  Any general multivitamin should help. Remember this is a supplement to your nutrition that you're getting in your food. The nutrients from your food are absorbed into your body better than what's in a vitamin.
pdooma
02/02/08
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
Which Protein Powder is more effective?
1.)

Syntha 6 Protein 2.91lb:

Syntha 6 Serving Size: 1 Rounded Scoop (44g)
Syntha 6 Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 200
Calories from fat 50
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugar 2g
Protein 23g 46%
+Calcium 100mg 10%
Phosphorus 100mg 10%
Sodium 160% 7%
Potassium 190mg 5%\


2.)

IntraPro Protein

Supplement Facts:
2.2 Lbs. Double Chocolate
Supplement Facts
Serving Size 1 Scoop(35g)
Servings Per Container Approx. 28.5

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value†

Calories 138
Calories From Fat 22
Total Fat 2.5g 4%*
Trans Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 1.3g 6%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%*
Total Carbohydrate 4.5g 1.5%*
Sugars 2g †
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%*
Protein 24g 48%*
Vitamin A (As Retinyl Palmitate) 1,250IU 25%
Vitamin C (As Ascorbic Acid) 15mg 25%
Vitamin D (As Cholecalciferol) 100IU 25%
Vitamin E (As Dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate) 8IU 25%
Thiamin (As Thiamin Mononitrate) 0.375mg 27%
Riboflavin 0.425mg 24%
Niacin (As Niacinamide) 5mg 25%
Vitamin B6 (As Pyridoxine HCl) .5mg 25%
Folate (As Folic Acid) 100mcg 25%
Vitamin B12 (As Cyanocobalamin) 1.5mcg 25%
Biotin 75mcg 25%
Pantothenic Acid 2.5mg 25%
Calcium (As Dicalcium Phosphate And Whey Protein) 250mg 25%
Iron (As Ferrous Fumarate) 4.5mg 25%
Phosphorus (As Dicalcium Phosphate, Magnesium) 300mg 30%
Phosphate And Whey Protein)

Iodine (As Potassium Iodide) 37.5mcg 25%
Magnesium (As Magnesium Phosphate And Whey Protein) 100mg 25%
Zinc (As Zinc Oxide) 3.75mg 25%
Selenium (As Sodium Selenite) 17.5mcg 25%
Copper (As Copper Oxide) .5mg 25%
Manganese (As Manganese Sulfate) .5mg 25%
Chromium (As Chromium Dinicotinate Glycinate) 30mcg 25%
Molybdenum (As Sodium Molybdate) 18.75mcg 25%
Sodium 18.75mg 4%
Potassium 18.75mg 6%

† Daily Value not established
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Gurk-R
08/24/08
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  Musashi is the highest quality and safest stuff but is the most expensive. However i get it off ebay (cheap postage like 20 bucks if in same country) 4 kg lasts me a year and it costs 120 bucks. It is brilliant not just for protein but it gives so much energy in general.

I would take it to start off as it will be a big help.I am 20 and have been going to the gym for three years. I took whey protein all they way up to about 5 months ago. I wasn't hardcore with it, i took it with milk once of twice a day. It was brilliant stuff not only did it help my muscles after the gym but it gave me so much energy it was ridiculous. I was having 5 teaspoons a day so not that much if you compare it to what they suggest (which is like 12 teaspoons a day). I took the best stuff which is musashi it actually tastes good and is the best one out there. However at the start of this year i was feeling queezy all day and felt like iw as going to throw up the entire day but i never did. Dad suggested i stop taking the stuff and a week later the feeling went away and it has not come back. So i think long term is probably bad but do it for a year to build up and you`ll be fine. It will definently speed the process up for you.

If of course you don't want it then do what i do now. Normal milk has 8 grams of protein a glass so i have 3 glasses a day. I have eggs usually with breakfast with an apple and bran type cereal, a proper dinner every night. But the most important thing is a proper lunch. Whatever i have for dinner the night before i get mum to make extra and have it for lunch the next day. This is excellent if going to the gym after breakfast etc. So make sure you do eat properly. In the end if you weigh 80 kilograms like me you want just over 160 grams of protein a day.

With the whole creatine thing
Creatine is a white powder that is good when going to the gym. You obtain about 2 grams of creatine per day from eating meat and you can take extra but should not take more than 8 grams per day. creatine provides direct energy to muscle cells in the body and utilzes a lot of water. it is for this reason that if you take to much you kidneys can be affected. If you take a ridiculous amount and you do not absorb it (sits in your digestive system) then your digestive systtem is flooded with water and it can make you sick in the stomach.

there are also other supplements such as phosphourous and nitrogen but unless you want to get real serious these are not necessary. Just remember not to take to much of anything.
abcde1adcse
08/24/08
Is sodium phosphate an unhealthy additive?
I bought a turkey and it says it contains up to a 10% solution of broth, salt, and sodium phosphate, is sodium phosphate unhealthy or not? What exactly is it? (I'm sorry I don't know that much about this)
liz
02/28/08
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  Sodium Phosphates is a food additive. It is used to increase the shelf life and add a texture to the food and add a ‘look’ that is pleasing and appealing to the consumer, and which will entice them to purchase and eat the product.
It can be found in all varieties off foods including (but not exclusive too) soups, readymade food, cheeses, CHICKENS, cakes....
A small number of people can develop a intolerance to Sodium Phosphate. They may experience a stiff neck, foot cramps and dizziness... perhaps a little like a hangover. Seek medical attention in such an event.

http://health.yahoo.com/nutrition-supplements/potassium-phosphate-and-sodium-phosphate/healthwise--d00427a1.html



http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop/NationalList/TAPReviews/sodiumphosphates.pdf
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02/28/08
weight gaining shake dangerous?
My brother is 14 and is a going to be a freshamn in High School. He is on the JV Football team and is trying to "beef up." My father, against my mother and I's will, has bought him a weight gaining shake to help him gain weight. I am very scared that this shake will mess with his internal organs and that his body isnt prepared to metabloze that kind of calorie/vitamin/mineral intake all at once. i will list the ingrediants below and the brand and hopefully will get some answers to help satisfy my big sister paranoia.

Cyto Gainer

Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Hydrolysate, Creatine Monohydrate, Vitamin A Acetate, Cholecalciferol, D-Alpha-Tocopherol Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Folate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Niacinamide, Pyridoxin HCL, Cyanocobalamin, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Iodide, Potassium Chloride, Ferrous Fumarate, Magnesium Oxide, Chromium Nicotinate, Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Soy Lecithin, Potassium Citrate, Carrageenan
sxcwhitegrl
08/02/07
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  Weight gainers are not anything special - just protein usually and creatine. I don't think that should be a problem or have any adverse effects, but I'd probably just go with a whey protein, that did NOT have creatine.
NONAME
08/02/07
Is it alright to take different herbal pills at the same time?
I want to know if it is safe to take some of these at the same time ( not specifically at the same time as eachother, just within the same day kind of thing)

1; Quiet life tablets
Ingrediants :
Motherwort 34 mg, Hops 75mg, Passiflora 58mg, Lettuce extract 5.8mg, Valerian extract 12.5mg, Thiamine Hydrochloride(vit b1) 0.71mg, Riboflavin(vit b2) 0.57mg, Nicotinamide 4.49mg

2:kelp tablets
Ingredients;
Iodine (as Kelp) 520 mcg
Organic Kelp (Laminaria spp.) 100 mg
Sodium 5 mg
Other Ingredients: Organic Alfalfa Leaf, Cellulose, Silica, Stearic Acid and Dulse

3; Fat Metaboliser Tablets
ingredients;
Uva Ursi, Kola Nut, green tea, Chromium, Cayenne Pepper and Vitamin B6

4; Chromium Picolonate Tablets
ingredients;
Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Gum Acacia, Stearic Acid, Shellac, Magnesium Stearate, Chromium Picolinate

5; acai berry capsules
ingredients;
Lola Rice
11/05/09
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  As far as safety is concerned, as long as your are not pregnant, I would think that the only one I would not take with these others is the chromium picolinate. It appears in the list in product number 3, so do not take number 4 as well. The B6 should help you deal with stress. Many of the other herbs sound familiar. Number one is interesting. Don't know much about motherwort. They use a lot of hops in Europe.
Good luck. Hope you feel lots of energy and can enjoy the exercise you will be doing on your program, right?
Richard L
11/05/09
Can anybody tell me if the Herbalife "Muscle Strength & recovery" protein is any good?
Ok i bought this protein off herbalife since my grandma is a distributor. But i want to know if its a good protein or should i buy something else different? I'm looking for like a lean body

Here are the Nutrition Facts: 3/4 of cup to 12 Fl Oz

Calories: 210 Total Fat: 2% Cholesterol: 1% Sodium 13% Potassium: 12% Total Carbohydrate: 7% Sugar: 13g Dietary Fiber 1g

Vitamin A C D E K B6 B12 Calcium Iron Thiamin Riboflavin Niacin Folate Biotin Pantothenic acid phosphorus Iodine Magnesium manganese and Zinc are all 50%

Selenium and Chromiun are 40%
Copper is 25% and molybdenum is 80%

HERE IS THE Ingredients

Soy protein Isolate, Calcium Caseinate, maltodextrin, fructose powder, dextrose, cocoa powder, artificial vanilla flavor, whey protein concentrate, tricalcium phosphate, medium chain triglycerides, magnesium oxide powder, dipotassium phosphate , honey powder prosteases derived from aspergillus niger and aspergillus oryzae from aminogen, choline bitartrate, potassium citrate, egg albumin solids powder L-carnitine hydrochloride, L-glutamine beta carotene soy lecithin ascorbic acid dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate sucralose powder molybdenum amino acid chelate ornithine alpha ketoglutarate potassium glycerophosphate biotin selenium amino acid chelate, ferrous fumarate niacin manganese amin acid chelate zinc oxide D-calcium pantothenate potassium iodide retinyl palmite Vitamin K copper sulfate astragalus root powder, eleutherococcus root extract, pyridoxine hydrochloride riboflavin thiamine hydrochloride chromium nicotinate cyanocobalamin ergocalciferol and folic acid CONTAINS MILK EGG AND SOYBEAN INGREDIENTS
Francisco
05/20/10
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  It's just as good as any other brand on the market.
Read the entire label to see if it has been evaluated or endorsed by the FDA.
Barcode
05/20/10
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
Question about different types of Clindamycin Phosphate products?
The past year I have been using clidamycin phosphate GEL for acne and it worked fairly well. I just went back to the doctor for a refill since it ran out and when I picked it up from Walgreen's, it is a topical solution that you dab on instead of a gel. Do you think it will work as well?
queen5esther
07/17/10
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  Il's the sae product and it will work as well.
Ipeaugrate
07/17/10
is it safe to take 3 acetaminophen and codeine phosphate?
is it safe to take 3acetaminophen and codeine phosphate?
each tablet contains
acetaminophen USP.......... 300mg
codeine phosphate...... 30mg?
Chloee
07/09/09
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  NO
Big NO
That will blow your liver away bud.

Do not do it. Switch to ibuprofen or aspirin. Drink tons and tons of water or juices.
I do not know what your body weight is, but that is enough acetominaphen to really do some damage.
Fastermaster
07/09/09
is it safe to take 3 acetaminophen and codeine phosphate?
is it safe to take 3acetaminophen and codeine phosphate?
each tablet contains
acetaminophen USP.......... 300mg
codeine phosphate...... 30mg?

07/09/09
Reply
  NO
Big NO
That will blow your liver away bud.

Do not do it. Switch to ibuprofen or aspirin. Drink tons and tons of water or juices.
I do not know what your body weight is, but that is enough acetominaphen to really do some damage.
Fastermaster
07/09/09
Is this turkey healthy for me to eat? Also trying to lose weight. Help please.?
I just came back from a little workout and i just ate a bunch of turkey by itself with a little ham and cheese. NO BREAD. Is this turkey healthy? I am also going back to a workout session in a bit.


NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size 2 oz. (56g)
Servings Per Container 11
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 5
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30 mg 10%
Sodium 230mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 4%

INGREDIENTS: Turkey breast, water, contains less than 2% of potassium lactate, sugar, salt, potassium chloride, sodium phosphate, sodium diacetate, sodium erythorbate, sodium nitrite.
COATED WITH: Spices, dehydrated lemon, invert syrup, tomato powder, maltodextrin, malic acid, modified food starch, pectin, xanthan gum.
Daniel Vintila
11/12/09
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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

Water, Potassium Myristate, Glycerin, Potassium Behenate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Potassium Palmitate, Butylene Glycol, Polyethylene, Potassium Laurate, Potassium Stearate, Acetyl Glucosamine, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Ursolate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint), Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Menthol, PEG 3 Distearate, Disodium EDTA, Sorbic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Green 5 (CI 61570).
henry 123
08/01/11
Reply
  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
Reply
  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
How can you tell if clindamycin phosphate is expired?
I use Clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide gel, 1%*5% for my acne. It is listed to expire October 18 of this year, but I left it in my car when it was pretty hot out a couple days ago. The directions that came with it said it should stay at room temperature. I've noticed that it smells different.. should I be worried?
Anna
08/30/11
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  Yea, especially if it expires in less than a month.
Jamie Steeles
09/03/11
Question about acne? Please answer.?
Are these good ingredients for an acne medicine..

Active Ingredients
Salicylic Acid - 2 %Acne Medication

Inactive Ingredients
Water (Aqua) , Cetyl Alcohol , PPG-15 Stearyl Ether , Polyethylene , Microcrystalline Wax , Steareth-21 , Polysorbate 60 , Potassium Cetyl Phosphate , Xanthan Gum , Fragrance , Menthyl Lactate , Ferric Ferrocyanide , Jojoba Esters
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08/13/10
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  Visit this website, it's helped me and people I know
http://www.danielkern.com/

Follow his regimen an buy his formula
http://www.danielkern.com/category-s/25.htm

Usually the most effective ingredient in acne medicine in benzoyl peroxide, which I don't see in your list.

Alternatively, if you have a bad case of acne, see a dermatologist for prescriptions for both topical and oral medicines that are more effective (but more expensive) (e.g. Differin).
Whopper Jr.
08/13/10
Can I use clindamycin Phosphate Gel USP 1% (rx only) anywhere?
I was perscribed clindamycin Phosphate Gel USP 1% awhile ago and forgot where my doctor said i could apply it on. So i was wondering can i apply it to all affected areas or is it just for a specific place? Like can i apple it to all back, legs, and face?
NouraQ
04/25/11
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  Clindamycin is used to treat acne, so apply it to the affected areas. Hope it works for you... it's one of my favourites.
Counting Bodies Like Sheep
04/25/11
which is better for Acne?
which is better
-Cleocin T (Clindamycin phosphate topical lotion)
-Clindamycin Phosphate Gel USP 1%
OR
- Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream

I need something that will help me with acne scars and to take the infection etc...
XSWEEtWiSHESX
07/26/11
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Can contact lens solution be used for any other purpose?
I have a contact lens solution....and i have no use for it...can it be use for any cleaning or some other purpose do it doesn't go waste?.....The solution contains...."A sterile, aqueous, isotonic solution containing Sodium & Potassium Chloride, Disodium Edetate & ASTEK 4 which combines Polyhexanide, Poloxamer, Hypromellose and Sodium Phosphate buffer."
Knight
09/14/10
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  The only household use I've been able to find for it was to clean my electric razor; it's a little thicker than water, so it seemed to make it run a little smoother the next time I shaved. Beyond that, it's pretty much only good for cleaning contacts or rinsing your eyes. The above suggestion of giving it to someone else is probably the best, assuming it's unopened.
Adam
09/15/10
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

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