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Actifed With Codeine V Decongestant
After took panadol 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, 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stuffy nose?: The main concerning ingredient in actifed is pseudophedrine which is a decongestant. With constant use or overuse, this medication can actually worsen nasal congestion, a condition known as 'rhinitis medicamentosa'. I suggest using a netipot to do nasal irrigations as a substitute. 1 teaspoon of kosher or sea salt in 8 ounces of water. Daily use will help reduce nasal swelling. ...Read more
Can your pharmacist change your prescription from promethazine vc w/ codeine to just promethazine w/ codeine?
I need a remedy for a hacking cough. I haven't slept in four days. Doctor through cough medicine with codeine doesn't touch it. What can I do!!!???
Some suggestions: I would recommend a screening test for pertussis if your symptoms are consistent with this diagnosis. In addition, .your physician can screen you for asthma/wheezing. If you have congestion, then using more than one pillow during sleep and a decongestant can help. If the cough seems to start from your throat, I would recommend a lozenge or a tsp of honey. My virtual consult/ available appt ...Read more
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