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Dr. Louis Vernacchio
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Pseudoephedrine (Definition)

Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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Over the counter cold relief medications without acetaminophen or pseudoephedrine?

Over the counter cold relief medications without acetaminophen or pseudoephedrine?

Read labels: There are literally thousands of OTC medications for cold relief. If you need decongestion, try something like Afrin nasal spray but do not use it for more than 5 days else you may end up worse off afterwards. ...Read more

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What does mixing norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and pseudoephedrine do?

What does mixing norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and pseudoephedrine do?

A bit of a buzz: Pseudoephrine will cause the release of catacholamines (adrenaline like substances) which will make you a bit hyper. The Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is sedating, so this will be countered. Mixing drugs like this can result in unexpected results and so is not recommended. ...Read more

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Please tell any over-the-counter syrup available for kids having pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, chlorphenamine maleate, acetaminophen?

Please tell any over-the-counter syrup available for kids having 
pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, chlorphenamine maleate, acetaminophen?

I do not think so: If you are asking for a single medication that is available otc with all 3 ingredients, I am not aware of any. You can find some that have the Pseudoephedrine and the chlorpheniramine but not the acetaminophen. I believe advil (ibuprofen) allergy sinus is close having Ibuprofen instead of the Acetaminophen in pill form. That said, cold medications are not recommended for children less than 4 years of age. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take tylenol (acetaminophen) allergy if I run out of sudafed allergy?

Is it okay to take tylenol (acetaminophen) allergy if I run out of sudafed allergy?

Depends: Depends on what you are taking it for, tylenol (acetaminophen) allergy may not have the same decongestant as the other, but if there is no decongestant in that particular preparation, then you can substiture. ...Read more

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If a young male (30s) has cough and cold symptoms, is it safe to take Robitussin, Sudafed, acetaminophen (for fever) and Mucinex?

If a young male (30s) has cough and cold symptoms, is it safe to take Robitussin, Sudafed, acetaminophen (for fever) and Mucinex?

Acetaminophen: If you have fever, take acetaminophen, no more than 4 gm in one day. Rest of the stuff is not useful. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Been sick since Thursday with cough, headache, sniffles. Can't shake headaches, tried sudafed, excedrin pm, tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and maxalt. They keep occuri?

Been sick since Thursday with cough, headache, sniffles.  Can't shake headaches, tried sudafed, excedrin pm, tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and maxalt. They keep occuri?

Better get seen: As you may need Rx medications, you are describing acute upper respiratory infection, possibly lower respiratory too, can still be viral, but you need to be seen, can't keep self-medicating without improvement, good luck ...Read more

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After took panadol (acetaminophen) cold and flu (paracetamol, phenylephrine hydrochloride), can I take actifed afterwards (triprolidine hydrochloride, pseudoephedrine?

After took panadol (acetaminophen) cold and flu (paracetamol, phenylephrine hydrochloride), can I take actifed afterwards (triprolidine hydrochloride, pseudoephedrine?

No: You shouldn't use both at the same time. If you want to switch from one to the other, wait until it is time for your next dose of the panadol, (acetaminophen) but then take the actifed instead. They are different medicines, but act in almost exactly the same fashion, so taking them together will result in too high a dose. ...Read more

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Why does medicine (e.g. tylenol (acetaminophen) pm) make some people tired when they take it?

Why does medicine (e.g. tylenol (acetaminophen) pm) make some people tired when they take it?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM: Contains a sedating antihistamine known as diphenhydramine (aka Benadryl) and the purpose is to help people fall asleep. So it's not unexpected that a sleep aid would cause people to be sleepy. On the other hand, in some people it can cause insomnia. Drugs do tend to have the desired effect in most, but not all people. If you want a drug that doesn't make you sleepy, use regular Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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How long can you take tylenol (acetaminophen) pm (i.E. How many consecutive nights) for it to remain effective and safe?

Efficacy not good : In spite of the fact that it seems that many people are able take Benadryl for days on end and it still works, i really don't see any necessity of adding in the tylenol (acetaminophen). And studies on Benadryl alone, most people lose its efficacy in lab studies after about three days of use. Then they have to wait several days before it will actually work again. Add to that the impairment of driving in the morning that has been documented in studies and the potential for weight gain and Benadryl and you really do not have a very ideal sleep medication there. ...Read more

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Are there any good effects of pseudoephedrine?

Are there any good effects of pseudoephedrine?

Yes: You are correct Pseudoephedrine has lots of side effects, such as shakiness, anorexia, palpitations and increased blood pressure. It is a very good decongestant though, and has been available for years in many prescription products such as Claritin (loratadine) d, zyrtec d, allergra d etc. ...Read more

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How much acetaminophen is too much?

How much acetaminophen is too much?

It depends: This is an important question. Too much Acetaminophen is dangerous. According to epocrates, a drug information program, most healthy adults can get up to about 1, 000 mg in 4 hrs, and 4, 000 mg (4 grams) per day safely. Children should get less, based on their age or weight. Read labels carefully, and ask your doctor or nurse if unsure. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take acetaminophen everyday?

Yes but why?: Do you have some chronic discomfort that needs analysis. Acetaminophen will mask pain and given you comfort in moderate doses. But a chronic pain should be discussed with your family doctor so the cause, if present, can be more directly treated. ...Read more

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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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Panadol (Definition)

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