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Is Allegra A Stimulant
Fexofenadine is an antihistamine which is used to treat allergies such as hayfever, and hives. It can be taken once or twice a day. It is a second generation antihistamine and does not cause as much drowsiness as other antihistamines such as Diphenhydramine (benaryl) or chlorpheniramine. Always be careful about drowsiness with any antihistamine especially if driving ...Read more
Depressant: While all opioids (drugs like opiates - heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, Methadone etc) are depressants, in people who are dependent on them, they are also often energizing. People in withdrawal are often very tired and lethargic, and getting more opioid may make them more stimulated and awake. Long-term withdrawal from heroin is often marked with severe low energy, fatigue and depression. ...Read more
Yes.: Curcumin is the basic ingredient in turmeric which is a spice used in curries. Some studies have shown it has anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and anti-oxidant properties. However, it can be a mild stimulant and cause premature contractions in pregnant women at high doses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Codeine no stimulan: Codeine is not a stimulant. It is an opioid drug that is converted to morphine in the body to give Codeine it's pain-relieving action. Codeine is more sedating than stimulating, but like some stimulants it can cause restlessness at night, interfere with sleep, cause stomach pains ; constipation, and decease appetite. Aside from these side effects, Codeine has nothing in common with stimulants. ...Read more
Claritin (loratadine) d: This is a side effect of the decongestant in Claritin d. It is not an allergy. You can take plain Claritin and avoid the problem. For your nasal conestion i would try a saline nasal spray and if no help, ask your doctor for a prescription nasal spray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is coffee considered a "stimulant laxative"(such as castor oil), or is it not considered to be a true stimulant laxative?
Coffee = irritant: In susceptible individuals, coffee can produce laxative effects within 4 minutes of drinking it. Both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee do the same thing. It's actually an irritant, stimulating hypersecretion of gastric acids; it also speeds up gastric emptying so that acidic gastric contents get dumped into the intestine too soon. Using coffee as laxative exposes you to all this and more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take a non drowsy antihistamine while also taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
Is it a bad idea to give stimulant meds like ritalin (methylphenidate) and concerta to a person after 50s ? Is it dangerous?
Use them wisely: Sudafed is a brand name of pseudoephedrine, a decongestant used to decrease nasal congestion and secretions. Claritin is a brand name for loratadine, an antihistaminic. Claritin-d is one brand name for the combination of these two medications. This combination of medications helps to reduce nasal allergy symptoms. Long-term continuous use of decongestant result in some cases with loss of effect. ...Read more