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Is There A Cough Syrup That Can Be Safely Used With Mucinex
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
How should a cold be treated with a heart condition? Decongestants are out. Is expectorant such as Mucinex (guaifenesin) ok? Thanks.
I'd like to find a well known cough syrup that has a passive ingrident of dxm. Without amphetamine. Is there such a thing?
Is it ok to take benzonatate with an over the counter cough medicine that has dextromethorphan and guaifenesin in it?
In the lungs nothing: Between the lungs (in the "mediastinum") there is a proliferation of scar tissue that can lead to coonstriction of the large central vessels and airways leading into the lung. The cause is often blamed on a fungal infection, but in some people the cause is unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My saline nasal spray has benzalkonium chloride in it, will i still be able to use it daily or is that a chemical that shouldn't be used often? Thanks
Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm be used for a person with asthma with mucus in throat...And a cough dry and productive?
Not preferably: I never like to use medicine that has dm in it for my asthma patients. This suppresses cough and can have deleterious effects such as increased chance of lower airway infection by causing the mucus to get stuck there. I prefer an expectorant to keep the cough loose, giving you the ability to get it up and out of the airway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally, yes: Most otc cough and cold meds contain cough suppressants and antihistamines. You need to avoid decongestants that have amphetamine-like agents in them. The preps that have "-d" after the name are the ones to particularly avoid since those agents may aggravate your arrhythmia. ...Read more
Can promethazine (prescribed to be taken with demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) after prk surgery) be taken with nyquil (for a cough that is keeping my husband up all night)?
Yes: If you have taken melatonin in the past with good results, it is ok to take it along with a prescription cough syrup. Just be aware that there can be additive effects of taking both together, ie you may be more sedated than usual, or even feel groggy when you wake up in the morning. Use a low dose of melatonin, eg .5-1 mg and increase by .5mg nightly if needed. ...Read more
Please let me know if there is any drug that can be used as a mydriatic in old patient but should be avoided by others?
Atropinoids: dilating drops are either atropinoids or sympathetic meds like neosynephrine (phenylephrine). There are no age specific meds, only condition related contraindications. Anatomic narrow angle can be a contraindication as well as trisomy 21 (Downs syndrome). Of course allergy is also attention contraindication. ...Read more
Is there any kind of antiinflammatory tablet that can be safely used with lexapro (escitalopram)?
Yes: Ventolin can be delivered by inhaler or as albuterol using a home nebulizer. Either method will provide effective delivery. Good inhaler technique is important for maximum medication delivery to the lungs. Using a nebulizer is easier, but it takes longer and is typically not as portable. ...Read more
Tips: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more
No: Food will not have a significant influence on that problem. ...Read more
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