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7th day now- have cold & low temp - severe cough - now no voice - been taking alka seltzer severe flu - don't wanna over react - wait or go to dr?

7th day now- have cold & low temp - severe cough - now no voice - been taking alka seltzer severe flu - don't wanna over react - wait or go to dr?

Follow up: Over the counter medications are not very effective. I would recommend relieving congestion with nasal saline, keeping well hydrated and taking a tsp of honey. If your cough is severe, a follow up is recommended. If there is difficulty breathing /high fever, please see your physician. Most uncomplicated viral illnesses clear up in two weeks. Virtual appt can be made.

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Is it ok to take alka seltzer plus cold and flu and take clartin d in the same day?

Is it ok to take alka seltzer plus cold and flu and take clartin d in the same day?

Multiple medications: Before you start treating yourself, you must have a diagnosis in mind. Do you think you have the flu? If so, none of the items you are taking offer any effective treatment for it. They are a little bit like chicken soup, they may not help you and they cannot hurt you. If you have phlegm that is greenish in color, see a physician for antibiotics. Good luck.

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Is my baby ok if I took nyquil for cold and flu. I took nyquil and I'm 25 weeks. Is my baby gonna be ok. I only took it once. I also took alka seltzer

Is my baby ok if I took nyquil for cold and flu. I took nyquil and I'm 25 weeks. Is my baby gonna be ok. I only took it once. I also took alka seltzer

Should be fine: The components of these meds have little effect on your baby at this point if ever. Please ask your OB for a list of common otc products you can use for minor ailments should you need them going forward.

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Can I take Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Severe Cold and Flu if I'm on Zoloft (sertraline)?

Can I take Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Severe Cold and Flu if I'm on Zoloft (sertraline)?

Possible interaction: According to the box label, each packet has diphenhydramine 25 mg (aka Benadryl) which causes sedation and might be a problem with Zoloft (sertraline) depending on your dose. Why not try a non-sedating decongestant? Ask the pharmacist for help.

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I have the flu and took alka-seltzer plus night severe cold & flu (1 fast relief mix in packets) about 5 mins ago. I breastfeed. Is it safe to nurse?

I have the flu and took alka-seltzer plus night severe cold & flu (1 fast relief mix in packets) about 5 mins ago. I breastfeed. Is it safe to nurse?

Would not: There are certain meds in the cold and flu variety Would not take this and breast feed. Will not hurt the child long term but might make the child irritable. Try to take nothing more than acetaminophen when breast feeding BEst wishes.

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Should I wait more than one day to breastfeed after taking alka-seltzer plus multi-symptom cold This also contains aspirin for fever, any suggestions?

Should I wait more than one day to breastfeed after taking alka-seltzer plus multi-symptom cold This also contains aspirin for fever, any suggestions?

One day should: Be fine for aspirin, or alka-seltzer, not sure what kind of cold medicine you consumed, but generally after one day most of those common drugs would be out of your system, enjoy your baby

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I'm 24 weeks pregnant and I have the flu can I take alka-seltzer plus?

I'm 24 weeks pregnant and I have the flu can I take alka-seltzer plus?

NO: Alka-seltzer contains Aspirin which should not be used in pregnancy. There are some older forms of alka-seltzer that may not contain Aspirin (acetysalicilic acid) which may be ok. You would be best using a tylenol (acetaminophen) flu type produce as acetominophen is safe to use in pregnancy.

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Does alka seltzer plus contain hcg?

Contact Alka Seltzer: I would go to the alka seltzer website https://alkaseltzer. Com/as/faqs. Html? .

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Can I mix alka seltzer and tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Can I mix alka seltzer and tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Flu treatment: If you're taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) for an influenza infection, it should be OK to take alka-seltzer for symptom relief. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) targets the virus directly, while alka-seltzer helps with the symptoms. This product contains a combination of sodium bicarbonate, aspirin, and citric acid-so some relief from flu like symptoms might be obtained. Good to eat chicken soup, other fluids, and REST to fight off the flu

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Could I take alka seltzer plus cold if I have allergies?

Could I take alka seltzer plus cold if I have allergies?

Ok except: Alka seltzer contains aspirin, so it should be avoided by those people with Aspirin allergy. Otherwise, alka seltzer at usual doses is well tolerated by those who have environmental allergies.

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I've heard that alka seltzer works for utis. Is that true?

I've heard that alka seltzer works for utis. Is that true?

UTI and Alka Seltzer: In a single word "no". Antibiotics are used to treat the bacteria that cause uti's and alka seltzer is not an antibiotic. As it may cause the urine to be less acidic, making easier for bacteria to multiply in the bladder, do not use it to treat a uti. See a doctor and have her prescribe the appropriate antibiotic after a urine is sent off to be cultured.

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How long do I have to wait to take Xanax (alprazolam) after taking alka seltzer?

Xanax (alprazolam): As prescribed, but usually at least half hour after alka seltzer.

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How long should I wait to breastfeed if I have taken Alka-Seltzer plus yesterday?

How long should I wait to breastfeed if I have taken Alka-Seltzer plus yesterday?

No waiting necessary: Allan Seltzer is a mild antacid which helps chemically neutralize the hydrochloric acid which is in your stomach. Your breast milk is an ultra filtrate of your plasma (your blood). Same body, different system. Not to worry. Go breast feed as soon as you want to.

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Is it okay if I have a beer a few hours after taking Alka Seltzer Plus? What are your recommendations there?

Is it okay if I have a beer a few hours after taking Alka Seltzer Plus? What are your recommendations there?

May be: It depends on the condition of your stomach and any other condition you might have. Generally there is no immediate risk of doing that cautiously.

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I take one Alka Seltzer tablet every night to help me sleep. Are there any health concerns that I should be aware of?

I take one Alka Seltzer tablet every night to help me sleep. Are there any health concerns that I should be aware of?

Yes: Alka-Seltzer contains aspirin as its active ingredient. Although most people tolerate this well, it can increase the risk of gastrointestinal ulcers, bleeding, kidney problems, skin reactions, and other rarer side effects. It should be treated as a medicine and not taken lightly. Good luck.