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i am taking 75 mg of sertraline and can't sleep because of a bad cough. i read not to take anything with dm in it for colds and coughs? what can i do?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Sertraline: Please go to drugs.com and read reasons to take this dangerous drug to be certain you have good reason. Discuss with your Dr. Are you also taking an ACE. common side effect is cough.
Answered on May 18, 2017
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
That's right: Sertraline and dextromethotphan, contained in many cough medicines, has to be used with caution when taking sertraline, so better avoid those preparations. Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) might help, and doesn't interact with sertraline, however still use it cautiously. Bottom line is you need to be seen, as you may very well need Rx medicines, meanwhile, rest, fluids, saline nasal washes would help
Answered on May 18, 2017

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