A 18-year-old female asked:
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have headache,stuffy nose,swollen glands,dizziness,chills,&sweating. cold or flu? i take lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) for pots/tachycardia.what cold meds should i avoid?

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Dr. Leonard Stein
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No Sudaphed: Afrin will help with nasal congestion, & when used correctly has little systemic effect. The drug alone can only be taken short time or stops working. I suggest U ask physician for prescription of Fluticosone Propionate which sprayed in nostrils & breathed in once daily can help U to take the meds longer. Reasonable to test for flu & take tamiflu if positive. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ASA for other symptoms
Answered on Jan 23, 2016
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