Posted by Nickengland on August 29, 2005, at 16:03:05
In reply to Re: Keppra pharmacological properties - Shawn T.? » Nickengland, posted by ed_uk on August 29, 2005, at 13:25:54
>I wouldn't recommend it. OTC supplements contain potassium chloride - you don't want that. You want potassium bicarbonate.
I see, its the bicarbonate thats important? What is bicarbonate?
LOL - Would I be right in thinking potassium gluconate would be of no use either?
>I'm told that bananas are high in potassium.
I do enjoy bananas, I think i'll start eating them more often :-)
>You need a 'U&Es' test (urea and electrolytes) - including urea, sodium, potassium, chloride, creatinine and bicarbonate. Most importantly, the test should measure your bicarbonate level.
On the blood test sheet you get from the GP (you know the standard form) on the part where the doctor fills in additonal notes ~ would he just put "Topamax" here.
Or have to write: sodium, potassium, chloride, creatinine and bicarbonate ~ Or are all those included because he checked the box for a 'U&Es' test?
Many thanks for helping me with these questions Ed!