Coffee is one of the specific items Mayo Clinic advises people to avoid while fasting before a cholesterol test. Typically, doctors ask people to fast for nine to 12 hours before a cholesterol test and drink nothing but water.
Some studies have actually shown coffee has little effect on cholesterol results, but the jury is still out as of 2014, according to Everyday Health. It is generally believed that total cholesterol scores and HDL scores are unaffected by drinking coffee. Doctors have concerns that triglyceride and LDL scores do not read accurately without proper fasting. Given the uncertainty, the safest approach is to avoid coffee until testing is complete.Learn More
Some benzodiazepines can be present in urine for up to 28 days after consumption, while long-acting benzodiazepines accumulate in the blood over time, according to DRUGS.ie. This figure varies due to each person’s metabolic rate and other medication that may be present in the system.Full Answer >
Dependency issues such as milk-alkali syndrome and rebound hyperactivity are among the concerning side effects of antacids, according to RXList. Conditions such as aluminum-intoxication, osteomalacia and constipation are also possible with antacids that include the ingredient aluminum hydroxide.Full Answer >
Exposure to the two most common nitrogen oxides, nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide, can cause death, decreased fertility and genetic mutations. Tissue swelling, headaches and dizziness are common side effects when exposed to high levels of nitrogen oxides. Studies show that repeated exposure can lead to scarring.Full Answer >
The side effects from activated charcoal, contained in charcoal tablets, include black stool and constipation. It can also cause the intestinal tract to slow or become completely blocked, dehydration and regurgitation into the respiratory system.Full Answer >