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Actifed Expectorant Syrup
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, like reasons not to take one of those meds.
But they are generally used together and are generally quite safe. ...Read more
Cough syrup +/-water:
It is best to stay hydrated when taking an expectorant cough medication. I do not recommend cough medication to my patients. I do however prescribe guaifenesin-containing medications. When I do, I ask that they take the medication with a glass of water.
Ask your pharmacist about the best way to take the specific medication prescribed for you. ...Read more
I have a cold and started Actifed yellow syrup. It makes me sleepy so today I tried Snip. Should I continue taking both or 1 of them? Thanks
Well : In general follow directions take daytime medications for cold symptoms in the day at nighttime medications at night it's best not to take them both at the same time. Contact your physician for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
Can I take expectorant+antihistamine combi cough syrup? Aren't the actions contradictory? Expectorant increasing & anti-histamine drying secretions?
I was carded for buying a plain ordinary bottle of cough syrup. No decongestant. Just cough suppressant and expectorant. Is this legal?
Diagnosed with bronchitis and ARNP prescribed codeine expectorant AND hydrocodone pills. Seems like a lot of pain relief? 10mg syrup and 5mg pill
M indian. If expectorant oral cough syrup can't stop my coughing even after a week, try some other cough syrups or may be some infection inside stomach?
Antitussive: If you are using dextromethorphan containing syrup and that does not work, try some with Codeine in it. If you are in india, would worry about tuberculosis. The issue is why you are coughing. This could be an atypical pneumonia including mycoplasma, chlamydia, legionella, adult perussis, and so on. ...Read more
My15m baby w fever runny nose cough, given antipyretic and keflex & actifed syrup, wake at night persistant crying for 2 hours he feels cold then sleep?
Not recommended: Medications such as decongestants (like pseudoephedrine) and antihistamines (like triprolidine) are not recommended for babies or young children. They have not been found to be helpful for cold symptoms in young patients, and in some cases have resulted in dangerous side effects. Nasal saline spray, bulb suction, and humidifier use are more helpful and safer for babies with a cold. ...Read more
Can you tell me how I could extract dextromethorphan from a syrup containing pseudoephedrine and triprolidine hydrochloride?
For recreational: Purposes? No, I don't know how to do this — but if I did know it would likely not be responsible for me to share that information. ...Read more
Perhaps: Expectorants help to loosen mucous and let you cough it up easier. Supressants help with the annoyance of coughing. Coughing is good unless you cough to the point of vomiting or not being able to rest or sleep. Both seem to been of help but most colds stop on their own with plenty of rest and fluids. Humidification helps as well. ...Read more
Dizziness, headaches: Some bothersome (but not usually dangerous) side effects include dizziness, headaches, and nervousness. There are also, however, some potentially serious side effects of the medication that may require immediate medical attention. . Notify your healthcare provider right away if you experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, chest pain, or difficulty passing urine. ...Read more
Yes: Over the counter expectorants like guanefisin are thought to work by causing irritation in the stomach causing stimulation of secretions in the lungs and stimulates cough. The respiratory secretions become less thick and easier to expectorate. A patient with persistent secretions and cough would benefit from evaluation as there are medications which are more effective than expectorants. ...Read more