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A 27-year-old female asked:

I am currently on warfarin, 81 mg baby aspirin, and metoprolol after two open heart surgeries. i have a horrible sore throat/cold. what can i take?

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Dr. John Gaffney
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Topical is best: To avoid anything which might interact with warfarin - stick to products that act locally and/or very minimally absorbed (systemically). Start an antibiotic. For a sore throat, I'd suggest the Chloraseptic Max throat lozenges ... They work quite well and are fairly potent. For the runny nose/cold - try an intranasal spray like Flonase or Nasonex (mometasone). See your MD. Hope that helps!
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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30 years experience
Sore throat: We dont know how old you are and why you have a sore throat. I'm also not sure why you are on warfarin AND aspirin? dont take anything with a decongestant in it. You need to see a doctor to review your medical history and examine you to prescribe the most appropriate treatment.
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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and: Amoxicillin for infection. Maybe cloroseptic lozenges will help. All the best.
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Dr. Robert Henson
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 34 years experience
If you have an artificial valve, have a low threshold to get checked for a bacterial infection.
Jan 26, 2015
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Is Amoxicillin good for all sore throat? Is it OTC now or is it still necessary to see a doctor? what if there is penicillin allergy? what if its not a bacterial infection and its been going on for sometime and may be neoplastic or syndromic (Eagle's syndrome). I strongly recommend consulting your doctor who is familiar with your history and is able to examine you. Diagnosis before treatment.
Jan 26, 2015
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