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how it's better to drink water, fast or slowly?

I don't see a lot of difference between drinking few sips and 1 cup (8 oz, 237 mL) of water at once. If you drink a large amount of water at once, for example, 500 mL (2 cups, 16 oz), all this water ...
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Are vitamin C and desloratadine better absorbed when taken shortly after eating?

Desloratadin is slightly soluble in water and very soluble in ethanol. While that would often indicate an at least slightly better if time-delayed absorption with food, this is apparently not the case:...
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Significantly reduced absorption of Ciprofloxacin with concurrently administered Sucralfate is utilized intentionally to treat Colitis?

Officially, I requested to Bayer who is innovator of Ciprofloxacin and received 1 in-vitro study article. The author of the in-vitro study concluded that there's possibility as strategic option for ...
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Would gargling salt water every day increase sodium absorption levels?

The accepted answer is very good. I thought it might be helpful to supplement that answer with a comment about the concentration of sodium in an oral rinse, along with an actual BP (blood pressure) ...
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Would gargling salt water every day increase sodium absorption levels?

Yes, there is increase in sodium absorption levels after rinsing mouth with salt water. This absorption is through oral mucosal lining. Increase in sodium is very little as compared to the daily ...
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What properties of a topical medication determine what percent is systemically absorbed (bioavailability)?

I don't think that it is possible for anyone "at home" to calculate or otherwise accurately predict the absorption percent and therefore systemic effectiveness or side effect of a topically applied ...
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What properties of a topical medication determine what percent is systemically absorbed (bioavailability)?

I would suggest the Noyes-Whitney equation: dW\dt = DA(C_s - C)\L wnere: dW\dt is the rate of dissolution. A is the surface area of the solid. C is the concentration of the solid in the bulk ...
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Can intestinal bacterial overgrowth result in hypophosphatemia?

Chronic small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) can be associated with decreased calcium and vitamin D absorption, which can result in increased parathormone secretion, which can result in ...
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What is the absorption rate of resveratrol supplements?

Following oral administration in humans, 75% of resveratrol from suppliments is absorbed, possibly by transepithelial diffusion. However, oral bioavailability is low (<1%) due to rapid and ...
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