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Took drowsy medications and can't focus on my finals, what do I do? What could happen?

Took drowsy medications and can't focus on my finals, what do I do? What could happen?

Response: You do NOT say if these were sleeping pills, antihistamines, sedatives or tranquilizers, But most medication wears off over a period of hours. To become more alert, caffeine containing beverages may help, such as coffee, coke, or Red Bull. If you are unable to function adequately, might contact your doctor directly. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Is it ok to not take my medications for my disability if they make me feel drowsy?

Is it ok to not take my medications for my disability if they make me feel drowsy?

Depends: Talk to your prescribing dr. There may be a better dose or a better medication for you. It might end up being important to take it and find ways to cope with the drowsiness-don't just stop it. ...Read more

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Which medication should I take if I get stung by a bee whilst Trailrunning (and not get drowsy). Not sure if I am allergic?

Which medication should I take if I get stung by a bee whilst Trailrunning (and not get drowsy). Not sure if I am allergic?

Some remedies: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap & warm water. Apply a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water. OR: Mix water & activated charcoal - apply paste. OR: mix clay-like soil with water - apply. For throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911 even if an epi-pen was used. ...Read more

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Pls I am esperiencing severe headache and drowsiness what medication should I buy?

Pls I am esperiencing severe headache and drowsiness what medication should I buy?

See a doctor: For right now get some tylenol (acetaminophen) then get to a doctor. Without more information it's hard to know what's going on but a "severe" headache is a symptom that merits a real evaluation. It could be a migraine, it could be muscle spasm or it could be any number of problems. Get checked out! ...Read more

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My five month old only will eat when he drowsy or sleep he has been on reflux medication for awhile and he doesn't have big appetite what could it be?

My five month old only will eat when he drowsy or sleep he has been on reflux medication for awhile and he doesn't have big appetite what could it be?

Normal feeding?: You mention reflux medication and I see on the profile "hydrochlorothiazide." I assume that's your medication and not your baby's. If he is breastfeeding or formula feeding well and is gaining weight, then there is no concern. I was not clear from your question if you meant he was not having a big appetite for solids or for his milk? ...Read more

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What's the best non-drowsy allergy medication?

What's the best non-drowsy allergy medication?

Allegra (fexofenadine): If you are referring to over-the-counter antihistamines than Allegra (fexofenadine) is considered one of the most non-sedating on the market. Airline pilots can take this medication while flying so it has been proven to be non-sedating. Other non-sedating antihistamines include Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine). ...Read more

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What's the most effective non-drowsy allergy medication?

What's the most effective non-drowsy allergy medication?

Allergy Med: This is not a fair question, and I am sorry, but I must disagree with dr. Kwok. The sole oral antihistamine that does not cross the blood brain barrier and does not cause drowsiness in fexofenadine (aka. Allegra). Every other otc oral antihistamine has the risk of drowsiness. Most effective is also not fair bc every patient is different and we tailor therapy to the patient. C ur allergist. ...Read more

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What is a effective no drowsy over-the-counter allergy medication?

What is a effective no drowsy over-the-counter allergy medication?

Allegra or Claritin (loratadine): Allergy medicines are usully antihistamines
first generation antihistamines like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) often make people sleepy. Second generation drugs like Allegra and Claritin much less commonly cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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Is there any medication for allergies that doesn't have drowsiness as a side effect?

Is there any medication for allergies that doesn't have drowsiness as a side effect?

Allergy Meds nondrow: Yes Allegra and claritinclarinex, and xyzal (levocetirizine) are supposed to be non drowsy in recommended dose, zyrtec can be a little sedative. ...Read more

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How to deal with drowsiness? It's a side effect of my medication. I don't drink coffee.

Well: There are several approaches if medicine causes drowsiness take it at bedtime or drink tea to stay awake or start drinking coffee also fresh air cool air conditioning and exercise can help you stay awake also getting eight hours sleep and Can help you be more awake during the daytime ...Read more

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Is there anything stronger than claratin or loratadin for allergies? Only non drowsy medications

Is there anything stronger than claratin or loratadin for allergies? Only non drowsy medications

Allergies: Good question. Not really taking the drug between 4 to 6 pm helps not the D form) as that is before things bloom adding in a nasal steroid spray (which is otc) in the am also helps. Your doctor could add in singulair (montelukast) at bedtime as well. Bad season this year ...Read more

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When I take a medication that causes drowsiness it gives me severe panic attacks and I can't control it enough to calm it down. How do I prevent this?

Panic disorder?: I've known many anxious people who are afraid to fall asleep. They are hypervigilant for fear that something dreadful will happen. Many such people are dealing with previous trauma issues, and also the need to be "in control" at all times. The best help for this is seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist for good assessment -- plus receiving individual treatment, including medications if needed. ...Read more

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What medications for depression /anxiety don't make you drowsy. I have tried a lot but the make me feel sick and tired. Its been hard finding one that I can follow through.?

What medications for depression /anxiety don't make you drowsy. I have tried a lot but the make me feel sick and tired. Its been hard finding one that I can follow through.?

Several: It would be great to know what meds you take in order to better understand the situation. First of all, you should be talking with the doctor who prescribed your medication about your concern. Secondly, depression & anxiety are very different things. I treat major depression first, then the anxiety. Finally, wellbutrin is a non-sedating antidepressant and Buspar (buspirone) is minimally sedating for anxiety. ...Read more

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Can I take hydrocodone and a non-drowsy allergy medication?

Can I take hydrocodone and a non-drowsy allergy medication?

Yes: Should be ok at normal doses of hydrocodone (5-15 mg per dose, 3-4 times a day). At VERY high doses (more than 120 mg per day), there is a slight risk of heart arrhythmia along with things like ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) or psuedoephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) due to an additive effect. ...Read more

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Best medication combo for anxiety, and bipolar that doesn't cause drowsiness?

Best medication combo for anxiety, and bipolar that doesn't cause drowsiness?

Discussion: This is something you should be discussing with your psychiatrist or primary care physician as a lot of factors are considered before prescribing medications for anxiety/bipolar. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to relieve nasal congestion without the use of medication? It makes me too drowsy.

Is there anyway to relieve nasal congestion without the use of medication? It makes me too drowsy.

Diagnosis: Nasal congestion may be the result of allergic rhinitis, non-allergic rhinitis, overuse of over the counter sprays.
It sounds like you are taking a sedating antihistamine. As always, diagnosis precedes treatment. See an ENT doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime try saline (warm salt water) irrigations. ...Read more

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Do histamines (not antihistamine medications) make you drowsy? Antihistamines (no decongestants added) seem to make me more alert when allergies flare

Do histamines (not antihistamine medications) make you drowsy? Antihistamines (no decongestants added) seem to make me more alert when allergies flare

Yes: Histamine is a substance released during an allergic attack and can cause drowsiness. Some of the older generation anti-histamine agents (like benedryl) can cause drowsiness because they can pass the "blood brain" barrier and cause a direct effect on thinking. In rare cases in adults, antihistamines can cause agitation. ...Read more

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I have so much pain everyday. With my job, what medication do you suggest I speak with my Doctor about that does not make me drowsy? OTC don't work.

I have so much pain everyday. With my job, what medication do you suggest I speak with my Doctor about that does not make me drowsy? OTC don't work.

NSAIDS: Or neuroleptic medications along with SSRI or SNRI medications can be prescribed by your physician depending on the type, character and duration of your pain. Get a pain management consultation ...Read more

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What's a GOOD nausea/vomiting medication I could take besides Ondansetron? That won't make me drowsy. I take Ondansetron but it doesn't seem to help.

What's a GOOD nausea/vomiting medication I could take besides Ondansetron? That won't make me drowsy. I take Ondansetron but it doesn't seem to help.

Look harder: Nausea/vomiting may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary & pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems). Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, & even reaction to stress. Find & treat cause. ...Read more

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Can I take non drowsy allergy medication for puffy eyes and rash?

Can I take non drowsy allergy medication for puffy eyes and rash?

Yes: The allergy medication would be the best thing for your symptoms which sound as if are caused by allergies. ...Read more

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Are there any muscle relaxant medications that do not cause drowsiness or tummy upset? For back pain, thanks

I'm afraid not: Tizanidine is the least likely to cause drowsiness (50% of people taking it get sleepy). The trade-off is that it's less proven to help acute back pain than cyclobenzaprine which seems to make almost everyone drowsy. Baclofen is just as bad. I usually recommend cyclobenzaprine at the 5mg dose taken just at bedtime for those who find it overly sedating during the day. Usually short-term use only ...Read more

Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
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