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1.Magnesium
Magnesium is an essential nutrient, meaning that your body needs it for healthy functioning. It is found in significant quantities throughout the body and used for numerous purposes, including muscle relaxation, blood clotting, and the manufacture of ATP (adenosine triphosphate, the body's main energy molecule). It has been called nature's calcium ...
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2.Nitrofurantoin
See also /tnp/pg000134 21392 doc Antibiotics (General) Nitrofurantoin is sometimes taken on an ongoing basis to prevent bladder infections. Magnesium supplements might impair the absorption of nitrofurantoin, ref1 1 so do not take magnesium during the 2 hours before or after your nitrofurantoin dose....
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3.Mitral Valve Prolapse
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) affects about 2% of people in the United States. ref1 1 (Past estimates were higher due to errors in diagnosis.) As the name suggests, MVP involves prolapse of one of the valves of the heart, the mitral valve. The mitral valve sits at the opening between the left atrium and left ventricle, and opens and closes so that bl...
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4.Potassium-Sparing Diuretics
This family of diuretics was invented to avoid the potassium loss common with loop and thiazide diuretics. Potassium-sparing diuretics include drugs such as amiloride hydrochloride (Midamor), spironolactone (Aldactone), and triamterene (Dyrenium), among others. Potassium-sparing diuretics cause the kidneys to hold potassium in the body. When you ar...
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5.Loop Diuretics
These powerful diuretics are used to reduce fluid accumulation in the body. Drugs in this family include bumetanide (Bumex), ethacrynic acid (Edecrin), furosemide (Lasix), and torsemide (Demadex) among others. Loop diuretics cause a constant and significant loss of potassium. The classic treatment for this is to eat bananas and drink orange juice. ...
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6.Hearing Loss
There are many possible causes of hearing loss, ranging from wax in the ear canal to problems with the nerves that receive sound and transmit it to the brain. Two of the most common causes are age-related hearing loss (presbycusis) and noise-induced hearing loss. The treatment for hearing loss depends on its cause, and for that reason medical consu...
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7.Thiazide Diuretics
Thiazide diuretics are commonly used to treat /tnp/pg000596 21725 doc hypertension . Drugs in this family include: Bendroflumethiazide (Naturetin) Benzthiazide (Exna) Chlorothiazide (Diurigen, Diuril) Chlorthalidone (Hygroton, Thalitone) Hydrochlorothiazide (Esidrix, Ezide, HydroDIURIL, Hydro-Par, Microzide, Oretic) Hydroflumethiazide (Diucardi...
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8.Antacids
The term "antacid" is used to describe certain compounds that directly neutralize stomach acid. Tums, Maalox Advanced Regular Strength, and Mylanta all fall into this category. The active ingredients in most antacids are various forms of calcium, magnesium, and aluminum. Antacids are useful mostly for symptomatic relief of uncomfortable "acid stoma...
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9.Malic Acid
The body synthesizes malic acid during the process of converting carbohydrates to energy. Extremely preliminary evidence suggests that individuals with the disease /tnp/pg000462 doc 21653 fibromyalgia (a disorder that involves fatigue and pain in the muscles) might have difficulty creating or utilizing malic acid. ref1 1 Such a deficiency could int...
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10.Digoxin
The digitalis drugs digoxin and digitoxin are used for congestive heart failure and other heart conditions. The concerns described below apply equally to both medications. Magnesium deficiency can increase the risk of toxicity from digoxin. ref12 12 However, taking magnesium supplements at the same time as digoxin might impair the absorption of the...
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