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AllegroMedical.com has received a shipment of NIOSH certified filtering N95 Particulate Respirator FaceMasks and Non-N95 Facemasks for sale to the public and health care facilities. Quantities are extremely limited and we are unsure about future supply.
Respirator masks are very difficult to find because the April 2009 threat of the H1N1 Swine Flu virus caused the US supply of masks to sell out in just a few days. Due to the current preparation for what is now refered to as Novel Influenza A or Novel H1N1, we believe that these masks will sell out quickly.
Also available for sale are hospital-grade disinfectants for clinical and household use. See our Swine Flu Protection Products and our Cold/Flu Season Medical Supplies to order online.
- Iso-Tek Ear Loop Facemasks
- N95 Particulate Respirator Masks
Who Needs Facemasks and/or N95 Respirators?
Dated August 5, 2009, here are the CDC Interim Recommendations for Facemask and Respirator Use for Home, Community, and Occupational Settings for Non-Ill Persons to Prevent Infection with Novel H1N1.
If Novel H1N1 is in your Community:
- In unavoidable crowded settings, if you are at increased risk of severe illness from influenza (high risk persons) you should consider a facemask or respirator.
- If you work in a non-healthcare environment a facemask/respirator is not recommended but could be considered under certain circumstances for both non-high risk persons and high-risk persons.
- If you are a caregiver to someone in your home with a flu-like illness, use a facemask or respirator.
Health Care Workers
- If your occupation is in health care and you are caring for people with known, probable or suspected novel H1N1 or influenza-like illness, and you are in the non-high risk category, you should still wear a respirator mask.
- If you are in the high-risk category, you should consider temporary reassignment or wear a respirator mask.
Source: Table 1.
Here are the CDC Interim Recommendations For Facemask Use For Persons Ill With Confirmed, Probable, Or Suspected Novel Influenza A (H1N1) To Prevent Transmission Of Novel H1N1
Facemask preferred, if available and tolerable, or tissue to cover cough/sneeze if you are in these settings:
- Home Sharing Commmon Space with Others
- Health Care Settings (When Outside of Patient’s Room)
- Non-Healthcare Setting
See Table 2
We hope you stay healthy through this flu season. Let us know if there is anything we can get for you.
Thank you for being an AllegroMedical.com customer. We appreciate your business.
When it comes to getting and staying regular, AllegroMedical.com has what you need. We have mineral based, saline based, fiber based pills, drinks, powders and suppositories. Some work right away, some work over time. Some work gently, some . . . not. Choose the one that’s right for your situation and please consult your doctor if you’re not sure.
Allegros Most Popular Laxatives and Suppositories:
Magic Bullet Suppository – By far the most popular choice for bowel management programs, these water based (not oil based) suppositories work safely, within a few minutes of insertion. Consider using finger cots to ensure proper hygiene.
Bisacodyl Suppository – A vegetable oil based stimulant laxative that produces an effect in about 30 minutes. For complete evacuation, pre-surgery, for example, use along with Bisacodyl Laxative Tablets – Compares to Dulcolax.
Senna Plus – Pills. Natural Vegetable Laxative with Stool Softener. Gentle strength. Compares to Senokot – S. Take at bedtime and allow to work overnight.
See all Senna-based Products
Magic Cleanse – Pills. Use by itself or along with the Magic Bullet for more complete bowel evacuation. Effective in 10 to 12 hours.
Fleet Bisacodyl Enema – This ready-to-use enema is used in most hospitals. Superb choice for immediate relief of occasional constipation or bowel cleansing before rectal examinations. Latex-free with a pre-lubricated tip.
See all Fleet Products
Docusate Calcium – Pills. Compares to Surfak. A very effective stool softener that treats constipation in people with MS, hernias, hemorrhoids, rectal surgery, heart problems, high blood pressure and women who have just given birth.
Diocto Liquid Laxative – Compares to Colace. Not a stimulant, but a stool softener that allows water and fats to enter the stool, making defecation easier. Also sold as Docusate Sodium 100mg tablets.
MiraLax Powder – Save and effective in treating occasional constipation, MiraLax is the first prescription laxative to be made available over the counter in 30 years. Dissolves easily in water, juice, soda, coffee or tea (no grit).
Natural Fiber Laxative – Powder, Orange Flavor. Compares to Metamucil. All natural bulk forming fiber that you mix with at least 8 oz of liquid. Restores regularity. Used to treat both diarrhea and constipation, see Citrucel with SmartFiber. Another Orange mix to try is Sugar Free Citrucel.
Milk of Magnesia – Original, Liquid. Old-school, but effective. A saline laxative that is stimulant free and cramp free. For gentle relief of constipation.
See all Laxatives
See all Toileting Aids
See all Lubricants
Shop by Condition – Constipation
It’s hard to predict how the looming H1N1 Swine Flu Virus will impact your family, community or workplace, but what with all the hooplah it is best to be prepared.
Allegro’s broad range of antimicrobial germ killers lets you order the same products used in hospitals and other health care facilities – for use in your own home, vehicle, office, school or social gathering places. We suggest you order these hospital grade disinfectants and sanitizers today, as demand is expected to be high.
Why stock up on antimicrobials? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the H1N1 virus is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through the coughing or sneezing of infected people. Droplets from a cough or sneeze move through the air and can transmit the flu to people close by. Sometimes people may also become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose.
How to Protect Your Health
- When you cough or sneeze, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue. Throw it in the trash afterwards… please.
- To prevent the spread of influenza virus it is important to keep surfaces clean (especially bedside tables, surfaces in the bathroom, kitchen counters and toys for children) by wiping them down with a household disinfectant. Allegro has many Surface Disinfectants to choose from, including disinfectant towelettes, spray cleaners, sanitizing sprays, wipes, home care kits and foggers.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Avoid contact with sick people.
- If you’re sick with flu-like illness, the CDC recommends you stay home for at least 24 hours AFTER your fever is gone, except to get medical care or other necessities.
See All Cold/Flu Season Products including diagnostic aids, pain relief, personal protection items and more.
See All Swine Flu Category Products including gloves, hand sanitizers, masks and surface disinfectants.
Stay current with CDC recommendations at the 2009 H1N1 Flu Website.
Do what you can to avoid getting sick. Order today!
For yourself or a loved one confined to bed – whether it’s long-term or a short-term or post-surgery recovery – we recommend these products for the highest levels of safety and comfort.
Allegro’s Best Products for Bed Confinement
Bedpads and Underpads -Machine washable and dry-able, reusable bedpads offer layers of protection against wetness from incontinence, spills or bed baths. Allegro also offers a large selection of convenient disposable underpads to protect beds, chairs, floors and car seats. Great for pets and kids, too.
No-Rinse Cleansing Products – These are must-have products for any lengthy bed stay. You’ll be squeaky clean head to toe, without the mess of bed baths. See all bathing systems and hygiene items. Don’t forget the No-Rinse Shampoos!
Bed Rope Ladder – Makes sitting up soooo much easier. You just use the rungs to pull yourself up.
Pillows & Bed Wedges – Elevate your upper body or legs to whatever position is best for your recovery, better sleep or comfort.
EggCrate or Memory Foam Mattress Overlays – A cost effective way to reduce pressure and bed sores while increasing comfort.
Over Bed Tables – Eat, work, use the computer, play cards, scrapbook – all from the comfort of your bed with a convenient table that fits perfectly around your bed. We have tilt, pivot, split top, raised edge, and deluxe wood over bed tables to choose from.
Bed Rails – Position yourself while in bed or gain stability in getting in and out of bed. Check out the longer rails if you’re trying to stay ‘in bed’.
Transfer Boards – Help pivot and transfer patients from the bed to a wheelchair or bedside commode.
Bedside Commodes – Comfortable bedside toilets with the features of the real thing – just more accessible.
See all Bed Accessories and Bed Pans
Shop our entire Bedridden Catalog of Products
Thank you for your business and a big Allegro smooch to anyone confined to their bed. Get well soon.
Whether you’re trying to track your cholesterol, reduce your body fat, test your eyesight or monitor your heart rate, AllegroMedical.com has a slew of diagnostic products to help you report your stats.
Have you ever wanted to know how many steps you take everyday? Clip a pedometer on your belt loop! Following a low-carb regimen? Keep your fat metabolism in check with ketone test strips.
See All Home Test Kits including drug tests and cholesterol checks.
One of the neatest gadgets to come along are the body fat analyzers and body composition scales. You just hold them, or stand on them and they send a harmless beam through you to see how much fat you have going on. Some of them even calculate your water and muscle percentages too.
See All Body Fat Analyzers and All Scales
Outside of the wide selection of blood pressure monitors and thermometers to help keep you healthy we also have some really neat ways to monitor your heart rate during exercise (or whatever)… I wear one to make sure I’m staying within a good heart rate zone while I’m hiking or doing cardio. It helps tell me whether I’m working too hard, or not hard enough.
See All Heart Rate Monitors
How about an Eye Chart or a Color Blindness Test?
And if you’re wondering what else you can possibly monitor, see All Diagnostic Products. Happy shopping!
Blood pressure is simply the force exerted against your arteries when your heart beats (systolic pressure), and when it is at rest (diastolic pressure). It is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and a reading of more than 140 over 80 (140/80) is defined as hyptertension or ‘high blood pressure’.
If you don’t know what your blood pressure is, it’s important to have it checked periodically because you won’t be able to “feel” that it is high. That’s why it is often called the ‘silent killer’. You don’t even know you’re headed toward heart attack or stroke.
High blood pressure is most common in adults over 35 and is prevalent in African Ameriancs, middle-aged and elderly people, obese people, heavy drinkers and women on birth control pills.
An easy way to monitor your blood pressure is with a home monitoring device. These are not designed to replace those doctor’s visits, but to merely supplement them. Blood pressure monitirs are inexpensive and easy to use. I highly recommend you take yours into your doctor’s office to make sure it is properly calibrated when compared to theirs.
Best Home Blood Pressure Monitors
Portable Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor- This is my favorite. It’s automatic, digital and super easy to use. I had it checked against the one at the doctor’s office and it is accurate. Very affordable.
See More Blood Pressure Wrist Monitors.
Premium Talking Digital Blood Pressure Monitor – This bi-lingual (Spanish & English) cutie sports a large LCD screen so you can hear AND see your systolic, diastolic and pulse readings simultaneously. It even provides irregular hearbeat detection.
See All Talking Blood Pressure Monitors
Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor with ComFit Cuff – This one has an impressive list of features. Clinically proven accuracy. Personalized inflation technology. 90 memory recall with date and time. Storage case. Large LCD panel. AC adapter & batteries included. 5 year warranty. Very nice.
See All Automatic Blood Pressure Monitors
Pro’s Combo II Kit – Comes with a color coordinated, calibrated cuff and a Sprague-Rappaport type stethoscope. Can be used on adults, children and infants. You need to have training to use this one, though!! It’s a professional unit.
See some more Professional Sphygmomanometers
To see everything in one spot, check out our special High Blood Pressure Products section in our Shop By Condition area.
For more on blood pressure, read “I’m off my Blood Pressure Meds” and “Staggering Heart Facts“. But first, buy a home BP monitor!!
Thanks for your business. We love it when you take care of yourself.
No matter what your weight or height or Body Mass Index (BMI), we believe the most important thing is that your products are safe and that they fit your size and your lifestyle.
Generally most products accomodate a person’s weight up to 200 or 300 lbs., but within that range and certainly beyond, it becomes very important to check the weight capacities as well as the actual size of the product. Make sure it fits in your space and you fit in its space!
Bariatric Buyer’s Guide by Weight Capacity:
Up to 350 lbs.
Extra Wide Tall-Ette Elevated Toilet Seat with Legs - Adds 4″ to your toilet seat, making it easier to get up and down. Has soft foam arm rests! Also available in 600 lb. capacity.
Bariatric Rollator – Burgundy – Sports 8″ casters and a nice burgundy color. This beauty has everything. A large 20″ x 13″ padded seat, wire basket, loop brakes and adjustable height handes.
Up to 450 lbs.
Extra Wide Commode – Removable backrest. Seat size is 23″ W x 18″ D.
Up to 500 lbs:
Invacare Bariatric Rollator - Spacious, comfortable, safe and extremely affordable. Use indoor or outdoor. Padded seat measures 18″ by 23″. Warning: It’s big and heavy. Be sure you have enough room for it.
Bariatric Safety Roller - Adjusts from 17.5″ to 22.5″ wide. Height adjusts in 1″ increments. Steel frame, skid resistant, folding, includes braking mechanism. What more?
See all Bariatric Walkers and Rollators
Toilevator Toilet Riser - Raises the actual toilet, from underneath, by 3.5″. A great alternative to elevated toilet seats! Super popular and highly recommended.
Bariatric Contour Cushion - For positioning and pressure relief. Various size choices up to 28″ x 28″.
Up to 600 lbs.
“No-Lift” Booster - 46″ L x 46″ W. A painless way to move someone toward the head of the bed without lifting them.
Bariatric Transfer Board - a sturdy 35″ L x 8″ W, with hand slots.
Home Care Bariatric Bed w/Mattress & Bedrails – Full Electric. Heavy duty frame. User or caregiver can lift/lower head and feet or make the bed raise or lower with a hand pendant. Easy setup. Also available with 750 lb. capacity.
Up to 700 lbs.:
Bariatric Shower Chair with Back – For extra stability in the shower. 17″ Wide, 16.5″ Deep.
Bariatric Bath Chair with Back – Suction-cup feet secure this comfortable height-adjustable bath bench in your bathtub. Comes assembled. Seat is 20″ W x 12″ D. Extremely durable and rust-proof.
Bariatric Quad Cane – Super durable large-based cane. Weighs 4 lbs. which may be a problem for some, according to customer reviews, but will be perfect for most. Take a look at the Offset Handle Cane as well. Also a 700 lb. weight capacity.
See all Bariatric Canes/Crutches
Bariatric Transfer Bench - Used for transfering in and out of the bathtub.
See all Bariatric Bath and Shower Chairs
Bariatric Folding Wheelchair - Choose from 26″, 28″ or 30″ seat widths – all with a weight capacity of 700 lbs.
Up to 850 lbs.
Bariatric Bathseat – Designed to fit the contour of a standard bathtub. For bathtub use only. Don’t use it in the shower without the floor stand attachment or you’ll tip over!
Bariatric Steel Drop Arm Commode - Heavy-duty steel construction. Includes the pail. Also comes in 1000 lb. capacity. See here for 1500 lb. capacity Bedside Commode.
On the Side
Lumbar & Abdominal Support Band - Lifts the belly and supports the spine.
Leg Lift Strap – Helps lift your leg into a wheelchair footrest, bed or car. Gets mixed reviews, but it looks like it could come in handy.
Bariatric Towels - Pack of 3. We call them “big boy towels”. They’re specifically designed for our larger customers and they’re fabulous! Soft 11 oz. cotten and terry blend. Up to 102″ in length.
Bariatric Bed Pan - The only one on the market! Supports up to 1200 lbs.. Unique design prevents spills. That makes me really happy.
Tranquility XL+ Bariatric Disposable Brief - Comes in a Case of 32. Fits waist/hip measurements of 64″ to 84″. Soft and comfortable. High capacity. Controls skin dryness and odor. Latex free.
Self-Wipe Toilet Aid - Comfortable and easy to use.
Long Handled Toenail Clipper - Clip your toenails with less bending.
Lotion Applicator - No more dry backs with this gadget.
Long-handled Shoehorn – Helps you put your shoes on!
Deluxe Flexible Sock & Stocking Aid - Helps you put your socks on!
Heel Guide Compression Sock Aid - Helps you put your tight socks on!
Raptor Reacher – Extends your reach by 24″ and picks up things big and small.
Mechanical Column Scale with Integrated Measuring Rod - I also like the Pro Raised Dial Scale, Capacity 400 lbs. For more weight capacity, try the Portable Bariatric Scale, 750 lb. capacity. See all Bariatric Scales.
Bariatric Ramps - 800 lb. capacity. All sizes of lightweight aluminum anti-slip threshold, multif0ld and panel ramps.
Bariatric Over-Bed Table – Gives you more working or eating room. 18″ x 40″. Good looking and extremely sturdy. Adjustable height. Supports 500lb static load when evenly distributed.
Bariatric Arm Chair – Many sizes available. Cool hardwood design. 750 lb. capacity.
See all Personal Care Items
I hope this categorization helps you find what you’re looking for. Otherwise, see All Bariatric Products. We’re adding new “heavy duty” products to the site all the time, so check back or call us at 800-861-3211 to ask a customer care agent to help you with something special. We’ll see if we can find it for you. Always,
When food just isn’t enough, look no further than Allegro for all your dietary supplements – from nutrition drinks for kids and adults to calcium to creatine, or for patients on liquid diets. Among our thousands of dietary supplements you’re sure to find what you need at the lowest prices.
Adult and Child Supplemental Nutrition
For children with special dietary needs, those suffering from illness, or children who are not getting proper nutrition, Allegro has a wide selection of canned and powder child nutrition supplements for oral or tube feeding, and they’re priced for stocking up! Healthcare professionals- Allegro has medical foods for children with cow milk intolerance, gastrointestinal impairments, and severe food allergies from the brands you use everyday. Also, to help make the medicine go down, try our popular flavor packets for clinical nutrition diets.
Moms, get your nutrition-filled formulas and brand name supplements from Allegro, at the best prices, delivered right to your door.
For short and long term tube feeding, our nutrition liquids can be your patient’s sole source. Maintain moderate bowel function due to high fiber content. Consumers should consult a physician on the use of these products. Allegro also has enteral feeding supplies.
Adults suffering from unwanted weight loss because of medications, cancer, depression or other illness can regain some of the weight and vitality with great tasting calorie and protein supplements. Unwanted weight loss should be discussed with your physician.
Or, for faster healing of wounds and burns, a drink rich in Arginine and vitamins C and E can help. Discuss with your healthcare professional how an Arginine-intensive supplement can help you.
Amino Acids and Sports Performance Products
Trying to build muscle and just can’t “cut” it? Need help slimming down? Whether you are a body builder or yoga instructor, or have been instructed by a healthcare professional to supplement your diet, you may achieve your best results with:
Amino acids – the building blocks of protein. Supplements are taken to compensate for inadequate intake from food of amino acids and protein. Amino acids boost energy and metabolism, and provide optimum muscle growth. All the top brands available, in tablets, liquid, powder and gelcaps.
Arginine Pyroglutamate supports muscular metabolism and cognitive functions. Contains the stacked amino acids that induce the secretion of growth hormones, which may help increase strength, burn fat, enhance libido, boost immunity, and support tendons and ligaments.
L-Glutamine aids metabolism, immunity and mental function. It is taken by athletes because it also helps increase growth hormone release and enhances muscle metabolism.
Creatine is used to improve physical or athletic performance, promote lean body mass, support fast recovery and to decrease fatigue.
Vanadyl sulfate is a popular product for bodybuilders. It promotes muscle uptake of glucose, producing a significant anabolic (process of metabolism in which cell growth occurs) effect on muscle mass. This anabolic effect is important for muscle growth and anti-aging.
Anabolic precursors such as DHEA supplements may stimulate the immune system. They are used to improve mood, energy, sense of well-being, and the ability to function well under stress. Anabolic precursors are also used to build body mass. Safe and legal anabolic agents are available now, for faster recovery times, increased strength, and increased energy.
Bars, Meal Replacements and Snacks
Allegro has all the big name energy and meal replacement bars, (and even some you haven’t heard of) in the most popular flavors, sold by the case to save you money. Have one in place of dessert, before a workout, or in the car when you have no time for breakfast. They are filling; full of protein, vitamins and minerals, and some are even certified organic. Check calorie, protein, carb and vitamin content, ingredients and flavors to find the perfect bar for your needs.
Keep protein intake up and lower caloric intake with a meal replacement. Dozens of combinations of proteins in a variety of flavored powders and packets will help you to support muscle mass, and replace vitamins and minerals used in workouts. Meant to enhance a healthy eating and active lifestyle.
Low Carbohydrate solutions, such as protein powders, smoothie and shake mixes, add vitamins and minerals while filling you up, to help maintain lean physique.
Stevia is 200-300 times sweeter than sugar but doesn’t raise blood sugar levels and contains no carbs or calories, and is processed from an herbal plant. Research indicates that both diabetics and those suffering from hypoglycemia may use Stevia as their sweetener.
Snack time! Get high protein and low fat from ostrich, turkey and beef jerky, a great snack or meal on the go. Get your soy nutrients from soy crisps and nuts in several flavors, or try low fat, natural potato chips that actually taste great!
Dietary Fats/Oils and Herbs
Omega-3 fatty acids benefit the hearts of healthy people, and those with or at risk for cardiovascular disease. Fatty fish, such as trout, herring, albacore tuna and salmon are high in two omega-3 fatty acids and protein, and don’t have the high saturated fat of meat. Dietary fats such as fish oil, flax oil and flaxseed can enhance your diet or be taken in place of fish servings for these fatty acids.
Evening primrose oil has been shown to relieve pre-menstrual issues, skin disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, and to help lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
Allegro has dozens of herbal supplements, packaged and collected with care to ensure freshness and natural potency. Ask your physician or do your own research for scientific information on these claims.
Herbs are used for many health reasons, including: Saw Palmetto for prostate health; Echinacea for immunity and help in preventing colds and flu; Goldenseal, also for immunity and for glandular sluggishness; Alfalfa supports the skeletal, glandular, digestive, and urinary systems, and contains protein and several vitamins and minerals; Chickweed for treatment of skin disorders, blood disorders, gout, fevers, asthma, arthritis, constipation, lung disease, and as an aid in weight control; Gotu Kola helps to combat stress, improve reflexes, and increase mental and physical power, and is used for high blood pressure, senility, aging, and to help the body protect itself against toxins; Bee Pollen for weight loss, increased energy, vitality, stamina, enhancing the immune system, relieving allergy and asthma symptoms, and more; Ginseng for opening the mind, strengthening the body, improving memory, increasing vitality, extending endurance, cleansing the body of stress, fighting fatigue and more; and Garlic, known to support healthy cardiovascular function.
Look at our wide variety of herbal supplements, for your mental and physical health, today!
Weight Loss Products, Energy and Sports Drinks, Weight Gain
Need a little help with weight loss or trying to burn fat with little result? Along with proper nutrition and exercise, the right weight loss program will bring the results you have been looking for, safely. Metabolism boosters, fat inhibitors, calorie burners – Allegro has them all, with and without stimulants to support your lifestyle, and at great prices.
Feeling sluggish? Need an extra energy boost during the day? We have energy products in drops, drinks, powders and pills, and some are all natural.
Sports and workout fanatics, get that extra energy from a sports drink with green tea and guarana, or put back what your workout takes away with a re-hydrator. Aid recovery and enhance weight gain with a high carbohydrate drink, or get your protein or amino acids in a convenient, ready-to-drink can or drink box. Sold by the case for your convenience and savings.
For weight gain and muscle enhancement, and to gain mass not fat, try a weight gain powder from Allegro. We have all the name brands with the best combinations of sugars and whey proteins, in sizes up to 10 pounds so you always have it around.
Vitamins and Over the Counter Drugs
Vitamins can help prevent illness, repair damage to the body and make us feel better as we age. We have name brand and generic vitamins and minerals at Allegro at the best prices. Get pre-natal vitamins, Calcium, iron, C, D, multi vitamins, all the B’s and more, delivered right to your door.
Allegro has great deals on generic OTC medications, as well as your favorite brand name products, ready to stock your medicine cabinet. Lip therapy; children’s medicines; laxatives (stimulant and softening types) for regular use or evacuations prior to surgery; antifungal and infection preventing cr`emes and ointments for minor scrapes, burns and owies; arthritis pain medication; acetaminophen pain reliever; anti-diarrhea and motion sickness medicine; even diaper rash medicine and eye drops, are all available, right here.
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