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Alka Seltzer Plus Cough And Cold
YES: However, I suggest staggering the doses by 4-6 hrs. ...Read more
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
Can I take alka-Seltzer plus cold and cough formula that are liquid filled capaules while being on fluoxetine?
Yes: I mean, like it says on the package. Not more than that. ...Read more
Caution: Alka selter has aspirin. Aspirin with NSAID should be used with caution. ...Read more
My 11yo took one 30mg pseudoephedrine hcl tab and one Alka Seltzer Plus Severe Sinus Congestion Allergy and Cough liquicap. Will she be ok?
11 years old: She will be most probably fine, just be cautious next time, was it accidental or were you trying to treat her? ...Read more
I take a generic version of zyrtec (cetirizine) in the morning can I take alka seltzer cold and cough at night?
Yes: And if you can quit smoking, you'd get sick much less! Don't forget that in the winter, our noses need moisture--even when we think they are stuffy. Many times they are asking for moisture. I like ayr saline gel spray as it sticks and doesn't run down the back of your throat. Steroid nasal sprays are helpful too! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Is it possible to put alka seltzer cold and cough into a humidifier and breathe in the medication instead of drinking it?
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. ...Read more
I am not aware: Of any minimal age to purchase this product. ...Read more
Yes: I don't see any reason not to use those medicines for a short time. ...Read more
Cough medicines: Alka seltzer plus has I believe Acetaminophen and phenylephrine in it which is a decongestant but not an antihistamine. It also has dextromethorphan cough suppressant. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine. So yes you can take them together of added effect on sinus and nasal congestion. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can make you sleepy. ...Read more
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 like chicken soup, they may not help you and they cannot hurt you. If you have phlegm that is greenish, see a physician for antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dx ulcerative colitis and coming down with a cold. Can I take alka seltzer plus or should I avoid it?
I'd avoid it myself:
Ask a doctor or pharmacist for alternative suggestions. It is not recommended: http://www.Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/features/tip-sheet-ulcers-pain-relievers
tolerating cold symptoms can be a challenge, but you might discover things that will work without making your condition worse. Good luck. ...Read more
If my 13 yr old dtr took a 12 decongespill, when would it be safe for her to take alka seltzer plus cold medicine that contains phenylephrine bitartra?
Really bad cold! Can I take alka seltzer plus cold with lexapro (escitalopram)? I know it can cause increase in bleeding together. Please help I'm misreble.
No harm: It should not cause any harm to take alka seltzer while you have a cold. ...Read more
10-12 hours: As the drug is a combo of 3 meds: aspirin (probably unsafe with breast feeding), phenylepherine (safety profile unkown with breastfeeding) and chloepheneramine (possibly safe). The first two can stay in the system for about 10-12 hours, the latter stays longer, may be a day, but not totally contraindicated during breastfeeding, and after 12 hours wouldn't be as concentrated in the system, good luck ...Read more
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