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How much potassium chloride is appropriate?
My mom is in the ICU after a small brain aneurysm. She is doing alright but she is getting 200 ml/hr of 1.3% potassium chloride in .9% sodium chloride solution. Is this the proper dose for a 50 year old female weighing approx 92 Kg?
Thanks! The Dr. also confirmed this when I finally got to speak to him.
  Yes, "... Usual dose - Infusion: 40 mEq/Litre of IV solution administered at a rate to deliver 40-200 mEq potassium/day ..."

It is in the normal range, but you left off one important piece of information and no medical individual will be able to answer your question unless you give the blood potassium level.

The medication is right on target ...
Magnesium Chloride Deicer vs Supplement?
what's the difference?

I have this stuff at my house called "FreezGard 100% Magnesium Chloride Ice Melt" ( 3rd one from the bottom) at my house. It says it's 100% Magnesium Chloride.

I noticed Magnesium Chloride is also sold in supplement form (

I was wondering if its safe to take the deicer in small dosages to replace the dietary supplement. it sounds wrong, but just curious.
Here's some more facts.
  Taking any single element supplement is not a good idea under any circumstances, unless it is for a well supervised therapeutic reason by a practitioner. Nature does not package nutrients as individual nutrients for a very good reason. There is always interaction that is required for nutrients to be utilized properly by the body. Magnesium and Calcium are absorbed by the body in the jejunum and only when the pH of the chyme from the stomach is low enough. Which ever of these nutrients is required for the body, it decides how much it needs and absorbs that only. If you take one or the other of these, out of balance, you can create deficiencies.

Balance is the key to health in the body. Chemically made nutrients are toxic to the body and generally rejected, while also damaging the DNA of your cells. Quantum physics experiments have shown us how this happens and that the body has an incredible sensory ability to determine nutrients from toxins.

Good luck to you
Can you die of licking a small of calcium chloride?
Ok so we were in class and we were doing an experiment with baking soda,calcium chloride, and water.This guy in out group and was playing around, not knowing it was poisonous he licked a touched the pieces of calcium chloride and licked his finger.My teacher told us that you can die if you put it in your mouth,he told the teacher and he sent him outside the student didn't finish the experiment im really worried will he die? im scared for him ill pray for him :(

  Calcium chloride isn't poisonous, but it could burn your mouth. What he did was pretty stupid, but he'll live.
Can having too much sodium chloride therapy cause hypokalemia?
I become severely dehydrated on a daily basis due to other issues. but I have so far found a link that i only get hypokalemia when i'm on steriods or sodium chloride...
Is this theory accurate, or is it just coincidence?
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.
  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:
which mouthwash works best?
if you could tell me which mouthwash you think would work the best please share. o and also it would help if you explained why. thanks:)
oListerine - Antiseptic Mouthwash
oAct - Sodium Fluoride Mouthwash
oOasis - Cetylpridinium Chloride Mouthwash
oSmart Mouth - Zinc Chloride Mouthwash
which mouthwash decreases the amout of oral basteria?
if you could tell me which mouthwash you think would work the best please share. o and also it would help if you explained why. thanks:)
o Listerine - Antiseptic Mouthwash
o Act - Sodium Fluoride Mouthwash
o Oasis - Cetylpridinium Chloride Mouthwash
o Smart Mouth - Zinc Chloride Mouthwash
(it has to be out of these 4. i dont need recomendations. just these 4)
Can you safely take IV Fluids (Sodium Chloride) orally?
Can you take IV Fluids (Sodium Chloride) straight from the bag orally without any health risks?
Just wanted to know as a survival technique when you have no water left but IV bags are available
I bought some Magnesium Chloride Liquid from NutriCology and was wondering if it can be used in an IV as well?
I do hydrogen peroxide therapy in IV form and Magnesium Chloride is suggested with this. I was just wondering if what i bought will work?
  Provided you balance the osmotic pressure it should be fine, although I'm not sure what the maximum concentration for the molarity of MgCl as opposed to NaCl can be.
Alex F
Rite Aid saline solution for cleaning piercing?
I just got my ear pierced again today after the hole closed up and I no longer have any of that ear care antiseptic from Claire's (which I heard isn't that great anyways). I just wanted to know if the saline solution I got from Rite Aid is good for cleaning my piercing. I thought it would just be salt and water but in the contents section, it says: A sterile, isotonic, buffered solution that contains boric acid, sodium borate, potassium chloride, sodium chloride, preserved with polyaminopropyl (0.00003%) and edetate disodium (0.025%).

I was just wondering if all those extra things besides sodium chloride is good to use on my ear or if I should return it.

I also have some bactine spray but I heard not to use that either.

  Use coarse sea salt and warm water. ( I have my ears, my navel and my eyebrow pierced )
This is best to use. Dissolve about 2 teaspoons in a coffee mug of warm to hot water. Dip a cotton ball in the water and clean the back and front of the piercing. The best way to do this ( after the piercing heals ) is to take the earring out and clean both back and front and the post before putting it back in. And this is all you need

2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
Coffee mug of warm or hot water
Cotton balls or Q-Tips
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?
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
  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
which is safe, Lysol or Quaternary ammonium chloride disinfectant?
Is Lysol a Quaternary Ammonium chloride based disinfecting chemical?
saint anne
  I have a bottle of it, and it says the active ingredient is Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chlorides.
Mooned Y!A
suplement or vitamin containing malic acid and magnesium chloride?
does anybody know the name of a suplement containing magneium chloride and malic acid that help fibromyalgia patients/and where can i buy them thanks
  Try the following link:
is this a good alternative to coffee?
For now, I'm thinking that instead of the caffeine in coffee to give me that pick-me-up, I'm drinking some de-ionised water from Whole Foods with electrolytes infused. The electrolytes are potassium bicarbonate, calcium chloride and magnesium chloride. It's almost like a Gatorade without the extra sugary stuff. Is this a good alternative, do you think?
  Considering the addictive quality of coffee and the very acidic effects that it has on the body that regularly consumes it, ... I'd say that water, (even tap water), is a much better choice to go with, .. although personally I'd much prefer to avoid drinking tap water, due to the chlorine and flouride that it is treated with. .. not to mention the pharmaceutical drugs that are present at low amounts in a lot of municipal water these days from recycling of sewage water.

I like the other suggestion you received to drink green tea or a form of it in water. It will provide you with some caffein if you like that and will also provide you with some very good health benefits, such as anti-cancer effects.

Note, .. that so often a tall glass of water will go a long way towards satisfying both hunger pangs and a need for an energy boost. .. The afternoon low energy blues that many typically experience on the job is very easily remedied by flushing out the liver and kidneys with a good dose of water.
Are 1,250 mg of Ammonium Chloride and 570 mg of Sodium Citrate dangerous?
I usually robotrip using a certain product (whose only active ingredient is DXM) that ran out at the local store. Instead I bought another cough syrup that in each 5 mg has:
diphenydramine HCL (12.5 mg)
DXM HBR (15 mg)
pseudoephedrine hcl (30 mg)
ammonium chloride (125 mg)
sodium citrate (57 mg)
menthol (1 mg)

I'd usually take it so I'd get about 150 mg of DXM, but that means I'd get 1,250 mg of sodium citrate and 570 mg of sodium citrate, which I've never dealt with before. Would those 2 get me really sick.. and not be worth taking?
  Ammonium Chloride is used as an expectorant, and the LD50 (lethal dose for 50% of the population) is 1650mg/kg. So unless you weigh under 1.5 pounds, you should be OK with 1250 mg.

There are three "sodium citrates," but trisodium citrate is the one usually meant when using the term.
Taken orally, it's used as an antacid. It is also used as tart-tasting food additive, including in some Ocean Spray juices.
It's generally considered harmless, unless you do something like eat a brick of it.
  Beware, starsnatcher, if you are not already ill or dead. Check your math. If you consume 10 doses, simply add a zero on the end of each ingredient. If the LD50, that is the average lethal dose, of Ammonium Chloride is 1650mg and you take 1250mg.. you risk death every time you robotrip. Are you feeling healthy today? I wonder what would make anybody intelligent enough to figure this out want to do this more than once? Maybe you could use your smarts to be a doctor.
Is there any colonoscopy prep one can take without taking Bisacodyl tablets?
Looking for a colonoscopy prep without having to take Bisycodyl Tablets. Also without the polyethylene glycole, sodium bicaronate,
sodium chloride, polyethylene glycol 3350, and potassium chloride, as I can't tolerate them. :-(
Thanks for the prompt responses...I'm seeing my gastro doc next week and will inquire about these alternatives!
  Fleet Phosho Soda (or generic) the active ingredients are Monobasic Sodium Phosphate Monohydrate, 7.2 g and Dibasic Sodium Phosphate Heptahydrate, 2.7 g

It is a 1.5 oz bottle and you take 2 doses 4 to 5 hours apart. The instructions call for it to be mixed in an 8 oz clear beverage. It is real salty so I have tried it with margarita mix and chugged it. I usually immediately follow it with Gatorade ot PowerAde so as to not deplete my electrolytes. I have also chugged the bottle straight (like a shot) and then chased it with a clear flavored liquid.

There is a warning if you already have heart disease or kidney failure. DO NOT cheat on the clear diet or beverages because it works by drawing water to your intestines. Remember to drink lots of clear liquid, eat Jell-O and stay close to the commode. If you consume the clear diet you will be fine.

Everyone I know says this is the least disgusting of the preps.
Póg Mo Thóin
what is the best way to treat a jellyfish sting? please help!?
i have a small chem set that includes:
Sodium Bisulfate
Sodium Carbonate
Potassium Hexacyanoferrate(II)
Calcium Hydroxide
Ammonium Iron(III) Sulfate
Ammonium Chloride
Copper(II) Sulfate

any of these work??? im thinking of mixing the ammonium chloride with the sodium bisulfate, recommended by a friend, please help its been hurting the whole day
Patty Calhoun
  Sounds really weird, but I have heard urine helps with the burn, you might search to see if that is true or not
EXPLAIN: "Push calcium chloride, it'll fix the heart block." (from House MD)?
What exactly is a "heart block" and how does calcium chloride fix it?

My guess is that a heart block an obstruction in one of the valves inside the heart, is this right?
  No, a heart block is an electrical problem.

Another example of how bad that show is.

Calcium hasn't been commonly used in emergent cardiac situations in close to 20 years. Unless the patient is KNOWN to have low calcium, it just isn't used.
accidentally drank dristan nasal spray?
i was goofing around with my friend and he sprayed me in the mouth with dristan nasal spray and i swallowed a fair amount. the med ingredients are Phenylephrine HCl , Pheniramine Maleate and the non-medical ingredients are alcohol, benzalkonium chloride, cellulose, eucalyptol, menthol, purified water, sodium chloride, sodium phosphate and thimerosal.

What should i do? i feel fine
  alright, so your nasal and you throat are connected. have you ever noticed that when you have a stuffy nose and you breathe in, you can feel yourself swallowing it? swallowing something that's taking the same path from a different starting point wont do anything to you. hope i've helped. lets hope this doesn't happen again with something dangerous. good luck =]
Good Advice
difference between calcium gluconate and calcium chloride?
whats the difference between calcium gluconate and calcium chloride, for body hydration.Whats their indication. and what would be the side effect if the treatment is interchanged with one to another
  Calcium chloride is versus to calcium gluconate
Maria S
What are the reasons of reduction of sodium chloride and potassium contents in the blood?
I want to know the reasons for reduction of sodium chloride and potassium in the blood. What are the signs and symptoms of such reduction? What damage does it do to the body? How to maintain the optimum level of the two contents?
  usually the main reason for reducing sodium chloride levels (or just sodium) in the blood is to lower your blood pressure. lowering of potassium levels is not usually seen unless you've had lab tests to show you have high potassium..and that doesn't usually happen normally.

lowering sodium levels too much is almost never a problem in north america because our diet has so much salt in it. we intake on average 7 times more salt than we actually need in a day. but if you do have low sodium you might get low blood pressure (dizziness, fainting, especially when standing up from a sitting position)

lowering potassium levels is really dangerous and that's why it doesnt usually happen unless you're on drugs. it will cause you to feel lethargic and will slow your heart rate down. having too low potassium in an EXTREME case will cause your muscles to freeze up and you wont be able to move them, including your heart muscles and your lung muscles = you'll probably die

your body will usually maintain both sodium and potassium levels fine. just watch out for excess sodium in your diet (less salt) and if you're on any drugs then talk to your pharmacist
Can a skin mole be removed using bloodroot?
I have heard that a skin mole can be removed by using blood root paste. I am aware of several 'black salves' that contain blood root and zinc chloride. Zinc Chloride has not been easy to come by however, if one has the blood root herb , is there a way it can be prepared to safely remove skin moles?
  I am not sure about that but I had 2 moles on my face that kept itching.... good size ones to. A plastic surgeon put me to sleep and there was no pain what so ever even afterwards. They are gone and you can't even tell they were there. # days ago I had 3 large sunspots removed from arms. The doctor froze them they swelled into big blisters and within 24 hrs they were gone. I would go have them removed because I look at it this way if its not suppose to be there then get it off!
can a person dad had prostate cancer take magnesium chloride?
a person that suffered from prostate cancer 3 years ago can take magnesium chloride?
Doctor J
Question for Eye drops?
1. CIPROC-D (Ciprofloxacin & Dexamethasone)
Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride IP, Dexamethasone IP
Hydroxy Propyl Methyl Cellulose IP
Benzal Konium Chloride NF

2. Leegenta (Gentamicin & Hydroxy Propyl Methyl Cellulose)
Gentamicin Sulphate IP
Hydroxy Propyl Methy Cellulose
Benzalkomium Chloride Solution
what is the use of each drops ??

I know there are different conjunctivitis - in what condition each drops should be used?
Bindu Sinha
magnesium chloride in USA?
were see magnesium chloride in USA ????
victor hugo n
massage therapist
I need to know everything about Magnesium Chloride?
magnesium chloride
  Magnesium chloride is the name for the chemical compounds with the formulas MgCl2 and its various hydrates MgCl2(H2O)x. These salts are typical ionic halides, being highly soluble in water.

Hope this helps :)
Razorflame (US)
What is in saliva cleanser?
I have never heard of drug testing with a mouth swab, but they have a mouthwash that forces a negative on the test. What is it in the wash that is the "active" ingredient? These are in order what is in it

water, glycerin, magnsium sulfate, potassium chloride, sodium chloride, witch hazel, aloe vera, boron citrate, lithium sulfate, peppermint(for taste!), sodium benzoate, and potassium sorbate

I get witch hazel and aloe and what not, but what do the other chemicals do? How does it produce a film or whatever? Why are there little thingys floating in it?
Please answer with intelligent answers, if you dont know, join the club dont tell me about it. And if you dont do drugs good for you, keep your opinions to yourself.
Joshua B
where can I get zinc chloride and oil of spike?
betty h
  Zinc chloride is toxic and I doubt that it would be on general sale. I can't find any reference to oil of spike.
is calcium chloride safe for consumption?
Randy Teo
  No, not safe for ingestion

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