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Can Azelaic acid be taken orally?
Can azelaic acid be taken orally and in what dosage, I heard about a study that azelaic acid, zinc and vitabin b6 might be benefical for hirsutism
Betty Ho
azelaic acid for acne over the counter?
I am looking for an over the counter product used to treat acne and rosacea called azelaic acid. I am prescribed Finacea Gel but now I am uninsured and cannot afford it. Does anyone know of any azelaic acid product OTC?
  no - it is only available with Rx.
Where can i get azelaic acid in the UK? or UK websites?
Im looking for azelaic acid for a solution i am making. But the UK is the hardest place to find anything!!! No UK sites sell it, yet its not even a harmful thing.
andy o
Why isn't Finacea (15% Azelaic acid) for rosacea available in Canada?
Can I get 15% Azelaic acid at a compounding pharmacy and have them make it into a gel or cream?
  Finacea is available over the counter in Australia
see here
if you are keen you can order from one of the online australian pharmacies.
How to use tretinoin and azelaic acid?
Currently, i started use tretinoin and azelaic acid on a daily basis. Once on night(tretinoin) and once on morning(azelaic). But i am not SURE HOW TO USE THEM BOTH. Which one should use FIRST..Which one should use night? Pls help me...
Sultan Ahmed
  I can give you the general guidelines, but you should consult your doctor since you are using both of these topical medications.
Tretinoin is typically applied once daily in the evening. Wash your face with a mild soap or soap-less cleanser (avoid harsh products that make your skin very dry) and gently pat it dry, wait about 20 minutes, then apply the cream as directed. You only need a little less than a dime sized amount of cream per application. Avoid your eyes, nostrils, mouth, and all mucus membranes. Avoid sunlight and always use a high-SPF sunscreen. Typically you aren't supposed to use other skin products that can cause irritation, so contact your doctor if you are concerned.
Azelaic acid is applied as directed - so only use it once daily since your doctor prescribed it that way. Wash the area affected with a mild soap or soap-less cleanser, and gently pat dry before applying. Don't use cleansers containing alcohol, abrasives, or astringents. Apply medication at the same time each day. Avoid your eyes, nostrils, mouth, and all mucus membranes. (It is often advised to avoid eating very spicy foods or hot drinks to avoid facial flushing.)
Wash your hands after using both of these products to avoid contact with your eyes, tongue, mouth, genital area, etc. Do not apply these medications to wounded areas, such as sunburn, burns, scratches or abrasions. To answer your question of time, since the tretinoin is usually applied in the evening/night, the azelaic acid should be used in the morning. A good idea would be to use them as far apart as possible (which would be 12 hours), so for instance if you apply the tretinoin at 8 pm, you could apply the azelaic acid at 8 am.
I strongly suggest you talk with your doctor or your doctor's nurse for clarification on your questions. IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SEVERE SIDE EFFECTS RELATED TO THESE MEDICATIONS, CEASE USE AND CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY.
How long does it take azelaic acid to fade red marks?
From personal experiences, how long does it take for azelaic acid to fade marks left by acne?
I have rx samples of Finacea, azelaic acid, 15% for Rosacea. The exp date is 9/2005. Should I still use it?
How long does it take azelaic acid to fade brown marks?
Or start fading them?
  It could take 6 to 8 weeks to see any noticable results.
what is the use for azelaic acid cream 20%?
i have been told this is used to lighten dark spots on face and help acne? and other things too is this true?

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Where to get Skinoren cream (azelaic acid) in singapore?
Found that many people comment that this cream are good for acne, but where can i find it in singapore?
  You probably have to order it online.
For acidity or hyperacidity, Ayurveda says to avoid foods that contain tartaric acid, citric acid, lactic acid?
It tells to avoid sour foods that have acid content, i.e., to avoid tamarind (contains tartaric acid), citric fruits (contain citric acid), & curds (contain lactic acid). Is this scientific? does main-stream medicine or allopaths say the same?
Authoritative answers would be fine!
BS Vijay Anand aka Shivu
  "Acid symptoms could actually be a symptom of too little stomach acid rather than too much.

That may sound insane but here's the thing. Lack of hydrochloric acid is much more common than making too much. So why does it burn? It sure feels like acid. Right? Well it is. It's just an acid produced by food rotting in the stomach due to lack of digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid. It's a bi-product of putrefication. And the normal chain of events is for the food to leave the stomach and flow downward into the small intestine. But it isn't designed to cope with food in this state it so basically it stays where it is and ends up moving in the other direction instead -- up the stomach and into the esophagus.

Too much stomach acid? Really? I mean, how is it that millions of people on PPIs are making too much HCl? Hyperchlorhydria or too much stomach acid is rather rare. If you're overeating, eating junk food or other food that is hard to digest, eating when stressed, living under stress, chances are much greater that you don't make enough hydrochloric acid or digestive enzymes and your symptoms stem from that. Take a look at some of the symptoms caused by low stomach acid."

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Tranexamic acid+ Mefenamic acid?
I have bad problems with my periods.. They are very infrequant and i have very heavy bleeding and severe pains and vomitting. i was wondering can you take Tranexamic acid and mefenamic acid together? the mefenamic helps with the pain abit but the tranexamic acid is to help with the flow... i see no problem.... any help greatly appreciated!!
Pepsi Galore!
  This is a toughie to answer. Most likely it's safe... the combination of the two is marketed under the brand name "Trenaxa MF". And assuming the same doctor prescribed both meds, and knows your medical history? Yeah, you should be okay.

OTOH if you got them from two different sources and aren't sure of safe dosages, call up your doc or local pharmacist. They'll be able to give you an answer for your specific case.
How long should i take zantac for acid reflux?
I suffer from acid reflux and to treat it i take maximum strength zantac 150 mg. I want to know how long i should be taking zantac and if it will eventually cure me of my acid reflux? Also because of the acid reflux my voice sounds very muffled and it makes it hard for people to understand me when i speak will my voice ever go back to normal or is the damage from the acid already done? I have been suffering from acid reflux since i was 18 and now i'm 27.
Ryan A

I can't answer your question like a pro because I'm not a physician, but I do know that many reports say that that you shouldn't take acid reflux medication for longer than one or two months. But I had the same problem and took bottles and bottles of medication and although they helped some, I still had acid reflux at times. I'd be up at night trying to get relief. Right after a meal, I was suffering. I was miserable. Although this lasted for like 10 years, the last three was the worst and that's when I started prescription medications. Then I read about how most are only supposed to be prescribed for 2 weeks and thought, uh oh.

Because I hate taking medicine and because I thought the meds can't be that good for my system, plus, they barely helped, I started to look for a natural way to treat/cure my acid reflux. I tried one and it really worked. I haven't taken prescription meds for acid reflux in like 12 months! Plus, I only did the natural treatment for like 7 days and then as needed after that. In the last 8 months, I've used it maybe twice! It really worked for me. I'm 36 years old now. I know there are a lot of scammy stuff out there, but this one really and truly worked for me.

I don't know if your interested in approaching your acid reflux naturally, but if you are, I added a link to the website that tells about it. Plus, I added the link about zantac too.

Hope this helps and good luck man.

Can you recommend a good skin care product with AHAs in it &/or microdermabrasion?
Prefer these types of AHAs

Glycolic acid - from sugar cane juice, sugar beets, or unripe grapes. On product labels it may also be called hydroxyacetic acid, hydroxyethanoic acid, alpha hydroxyacetic acid, ammonium alpha hydroxyethanoate, or ammonium glycolate.
Lactic acid - from tomato juice or sour milk. Other names for lactic acid: 2-hydroxypropanoic acid, ammonium lactate.
Non prescribed Ranitidine (ex: Zantac 75) help!!!?
hi, if there are any nurses or physicians in here, i'd be lucky =X
I just want to know if non prescribed ranitine ( acid reducers), such as zantac 75 is just as effective as the prescribed acid reducers prescribed by the doctor...Can you really just as effectively reduce the amount of acid in your stomach by taking non prescribed acid reducers?
And any good recommendations on over the counter acid reducers?

  They are the same meds that were available only by prescription not long ago. Same strength, same everything. They work, but different things work for different people. A few, like nexium are still only available by prescription. Its has more to do with the newness of the drug than its effectiveness. So try them and see what works best for you. Non-prescription generics are the cheapest way to go so only get a prescription if none of those work for you.

Prilosec (omeprozole) worked for me, zantac (ranatidine) worked for my husband. Pepcid is another good one. If you want a prescription one, try protonix. Its super cheap and works very well.
What is the nutritional make-up of semen?
i was wondering what the average levels of all of the different nutrients in semen were. aboutonia, ascorbic acid, blood-group antigens, calcium, chlorine, cholesterol, choline, citric acid, creatine, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), fructose, glutathione, hyaluronidase, inositol, lactic acid, magnesium, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, protein, purine, pyrimidine, pyruvic acid, sodium, sorbitol, spermidine, spermine, urea, uric acid, vitamin B12, and zinc.
Turns out that semen is very healthy stuff lol.
Mostly the sodium, B12, calcium and protein.
Any info is helpful and thanks to all in advance.
How to tell if you have acid reflux disease?
I'm a firm believer that the world is over-prescribed. I think that pharmaceutical companies just want to give you a pill for everything under the sun. So with that in mind I never thought I would get acid reflux disease. I always thought that I could just live with general acid reflux, because so many people have in the past and they got along just fine.
So my question is: how can you tell if you have acid reflux? What are the symptoms and if I have it, how can I reduce it without medication.

Thanks in advance.
Penny Lane
  You need to see a doc if you think you have it for a confirmed diagnosis and a cause. You may have a hiatal hernia causing it but you would never know if you don't see a doc. GERD is not something you can not treat as left unteated it can lead to esophogeal erosion which is serious. My dad never realized he had GERD and now has esophogeal erosion. See your doc if you think you have it.
Help with a biology question concerning antacids that reduce the amount of acid in a person's stomach?
As part of the digestive process, the human stomach produces hydrochloric acid, HCl.
Sometimes excess acid causes discomfort. In such a case, a person might take an antacid such as magnesium hydroxide, Mg (OH)2. Explain how this substance can reduce the amount of acid in the stomach.

please help: 10 pts to best answer.
  This is simple chemistry. The antacid only reduces the amount of acid in the stomach at the time it is taken. You see, acids are lower on the pH scale. So the lower the number is, the more acidic it is. Stomach acid, such as Hydrochloric acid is anywhere between 1-3. Well, an antacid is simply a basic substance, most of the times, it is magnesium. It's like a positive number and a negative number. They cancel each other out. In this case, the antacid just removes the excess acid by cancelling it, and it passes through the digestive system neutral. The rest of the acid stays in your stomach and is necessary for the digestion of the rest of the contents. They are then reabsorbed into the body by the small intestine, and recycled. You get it?
i know that you shouldnt take adderall with citric acid, but what about phosphoric acid?
ive heard that citric acid reduces the effectiveness of adderall from 40-90%, but what about phosphoric acid in dr pepper?
  Phosphoric acid also known as orthophosphoric acid or phosphoric(V) acid, is a mineral (inorganic) acid having the chemical formula H3PO4. By contrast, orthophosphoric acid molecules can combine with themselves to form a variety of compounds referred to as phosphoric acids in a more general way. The term phosphoric acid can also refer to a chemical or reagent consisting of phosphoric acids, usually mostly orthophosphoric acid.

Phosphoric acid is used in dentistry and orthodontics as an etching solution, to clean and roughen the surfaces of teeth where dental appliances or fillings will be placed. Phosphoric acid is also an ingredient in over-the-counter anti-nausea medications that also contain high levels of sugar (glucose and fructose). It should not be used by diabetics without consultation with a doctor. This acid is also used in teeth whiteners to eliminate any plaque that may be on your teeth.

Drug Interactions - Medication Reactions - Drugs Not to Mix

Take care as always
I know that you shouldnt take adderall with citric acid, but what about phosphoric acid?
ive heard that citric acid reduces the effectiveness of adderall from 40-90%, but what about phosphoric acid in dr pepper?
  Good question, I never knew this. Let me dig and see if I can find anything.

I found this

It probably doesn't hurt at all to take a caclium carbonate-based antacid or supplement with Adderall. It might be a good thing in the long run if you do drink a lot of phosphoric acid-based sodas.

Since it's possible to deplete your brain's dopamine/noradrenaline stores through stimulant use, increasing your phenylalanine or tyrosine intake may help your body keep up (Best choice: more good protein, less carbs; Second-best: supplements.) Or, you may actually do better at a lower dose after skipping a weekend (You won't get anything done, but stimulants are among the few meds that you can skip a day or two with no more ill effects than that.)
The REAL Steel Deal!!!
What happens if I take alkaselzer (without the aspirin, and with tartaric acid) right after taking a pill?
I took a press prescription pill which has no contraindications to taking it on an empty stomach nor taking nit with an antacid. I then took "sal de uvas" which is basically the hispanic equivalent of alkaselzer. It's supposed to neutralize acid and stop the discomfort caused by over consumption of food. I have gastritis, so sometimes my stomach hurts even when I don't eat because of the acid.

Anyhow, the ingredients are sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, and tartaric acid (if I translated correctly).

Is this going to dissolve the pill I just swallowed or otherwise render it ineffective?
That wasn't helpful at all. Are you mentally challenged? The idea here is to give people information they don't already have.
  thanks for 2 pts
Can I take Calcium Citrate if I am intolerant to citric acid?
The girl who works in the vitamin department at the store where I bought my vitamins said that "citrate" in the Calcium Citrate just means that the calcium came from a plant source unlike Calcium Carbonate. She said that a citric acid "allergy" shouldn't be a problem. I looked it up, and citrate is the "salt or ester of citric acid". Will I have the problems taking it as I do when I eat something containing citric acid? Thanks!
  Your vitamin girl is a moron. They put the calcium together with citric acid because it is a well absorbed form of calcium. You will be getting a heaping dose of citric acid if you take it, and YES you will react to it. I have known of other people who could not take it. Try some other form of calcium like calcium lactate.
Digestive Issue????????????
For about 7 months now I think that I may have had low stomach acid as a result of taking a two week dosage of Zantac 150. I am a 17 year old male going through puberty and I am stressed because I am concerned that the low stomach acid has affected my growth/puberty. Is it possible for low stomach acid to have an effect on growth or development because of the inability to digest proteins? Could it have decreased my testosterone levels or raised my estrogen levels? I need as much info as possible on the concern of whether this could have had any type of effect on growth/development/puberty. I have not been formally diagnosed by a gastroenterologist on have low stomach acid, but I am going to one tomorrow. It seems that I have had a lot of the symptoms of low stomach acid, and it seemed that the Betaine Hydrochloride Capsules have helped. All information is appreciated thank you!
May have gotten phosphoric acid in my ear?
I am somewhat worried that I got trace amounts of Phosporic Acid in my ear during a chem lab today involving matchbooks and phosphorescence (I may have accidentally rubbed my ear a little) no idea if I am imagining things or not. Would it make sense to put together a solution of Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda) and pour that in my ear to neutralize any potential acid. My ear is starting to hurt as if it was mildly burned, not enough that I need a hospital or anything but still...
  hahahahahahhahahahahahahah bro your screwed
What is the malic acid content of apple cider vinegar?
I would like to know the percentage of malic acid present in apple cider vinegar and the ratio of acetic acid to malic acid.
  malic acid content is .05 of acetic acid content.
Multiply acetic acid content (usually 5%) by .05 to find malic acid content.

What are the symptoms of acid reflux and How can you tell if you have it?
Lately my throat has felt like its burning and acid-y. It also feels like I have to burp after I eat. Are these symptoms of acid reflux?
  Patients with acid reflux often report suffering from nausea. In fact, nausea as a result of acid reflux is so common that when a patient experiences nausea with no apparent cause, a doctor usually suspects acid reflux as the culprit.

Equally as common as nausea occurring from acid reflux is regurgitation. Regurgitation occurs when refluxed liquid actually backs up into the mouth. Sometimes, this liquid can contain food. When a patient regurgitates, they often experience a burning sensation as refluxed liquid and food bypass the UES (upper esophageal sphincter) and make their way into the mouth. This burning is often accompanied by an awful, acidic taste. If a patient continues to experience regurgitation, it can actually cause damage to their teeth as the acidic substance erodes the enamel that encases each tooth.

Probably the most common reported complaint of acid reflux patients is the presence of heartburn. This is usually characterized as a searing pain in the chest. It can either begin in your upper abdomen or actually travel up to your neck. For some patients, this can be a cause for alarm. In fact, many people have mistaken painful acid reflux for a heart attack. Heartburn is especially prevalent after eating meals. Although heartburn usually goes away, the bad news is that it is usually a lifelong problem that will eventually return.

Hope this helps...
Dick P
Acid from lab experiment gave me blisters?
During lab on Monday, our class used glacial acetic acid (pure acetic acid) for our titrations. After lab was over, I took off my gloves and I noticed that my left hand smelled of acetic acid. I tried washing it off but the smell persisted. I shrugged, figured it was nothing, and left.

The next day, I noticed that blisters had formed on my left hand. They didn't hurt so I drained them. While doing so, I couldn't resist the temptation of peeling off some of the dead skin. Now it looks like this:

What's the best way to heal it at this state? It doesn't hurt at all but the appearance of it is quite nasty. I've been hiding it with bandaids for a day now.
Also, is acetic acid known to cause blistering if it comes in contact with skin?
  I would keep them loosely covered to prevent infection, but let some air get to them so they will heal properly.

And any acid can cause blistering.
Does Acid Reflux create a warm sensation in your stomach and make your esophagus congested?
The best way I can describe it is , from my shoulders to my upper torso it felt like my body had a cool mist inside of it, sort of like a vapor, when i stepped outside. Be aware of the fact that it was 70 degrees outside. I just wanna know is that acid reflux or can acid reflux make you feel like that?
  Acid reflux is like really bad heartburn.

What you are describing sounds like the onset of stomach flu.
Crying tears of geek joy.
Can I let my son drink paracetamol and mefenamic acid at the same time?
He is suffering from mumps virus. His doctor prescribed inosulin and mefenamic acid for pain. However he is having a mild fever. I am not sure if I can give him paracetamol for his fever after I let him take his mefenamic acid an hour ago. Please help me.
  yes he can

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patriciabiesen: @SFTEBakery . . .sodium citrate, malic acid, citric acid, ascorbic acid (vitamin c). Some vegan "jello" are made with agar agar (sea veg).
MidwestHomeWine: The acid character in wine is determined by the ratio of Tartaric, Malic, Citric, Lactic acids. High Malic acid causes harsh acid character
vegan_princess: Apple contain malic acid and tartaric acid, that can help prevent disturbances of the liver and digestion.
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