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Efficacy of Sando-K potassium supplement - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I am bulimic and am having weekly blood tests the first one I had was two weeks ago my pottasium was 2.5 and I was admitted to hospital for an IV drip. Last week it was 3.2 and yesterday it was 2.2. The Doctor called yesterday and told me to take 3 SandoK tablets is that enough?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :  
I am reading it
Doctor :  
Is the 'SandoK' tablet spell right?
User :   Sando-K
Doctor :  
Yes that is correct
Doctor :  
This medicine contains two salts of potassium, the chloride and the bicarbonate
Doctor :  
This should help you
User :   So, I don't need to do anything else. That's fine just got a bit worried.
Doctor :  
No need to worry
Doctor :  
Take it with ample amount of water
User :   Great, thanks.
Doctor :  
Take this tablet with or after food
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mixing it with water
Doctor :  
It is an effervescent tablet
Doctor :  
so putting in water cause bubbles
Doctor :  
that is the co2 compound of Bicarbonate comes out
Doctor :  
Nothing to worry now
Doctor :  
I hope I am clear
User :   Do you know how quickly it is absorbed?
Doctor :  
Do you mean in the stomach?
User :   Yes
Doctor :  
It takes just couple of hours
Doctor :  
But the absorption depends on other factors like
User :   Okay thanks.
Doctor :  
other medicines you take, food
Doctor :  
etc
Doctor :  
It does it work
Doctor :  
normally
Doctor :  
It keeps your potassium to normal
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Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   No that's fine thanks.
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :  
Bye for now
User :   Bye
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