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Alternative Medicines To Sudafed
Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) for sinusitis? If not is there any other over-the-counter medicine alternative to clindomycin?
They're different.: Clindamycin is an antibiotic that is not commonly used for initial treatment of sinusitis. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is a medication that may help you because it loosens thick mucus. Also try a decongestant like pseudoephedrine (e.g., Sudafed) and saline sinus rinses for best results. It is not recommended to start antibiotics for sinusitis unless not improving after 7 days. ...Read more
Yes: Some natural supplements may be helpful including quercitin which a natural histamine inhibitor. Stinging nettle and goldenseal have been used for allergic rhinitis. Also, the probiotic lactobacillus acidophilus and omega 3 fatty acids may be helpful as a preventive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Imitrex (sumatriptan) & allergy ok: It's all right to take your allergy medication on the same day as your sumatriptan. There are no dangerous interactions warnings for antihistamines, leukotriene blocking agents or steroids when used in combination with sumatriptan. The only warning that comes close is a warning for the cough syrup ingredient dextromethorphan. ...Read more
Antihistamine picks: To answer this we need to know what symptom you want the antihistamine to treat. If you want to stop itching, oral steroids can be used, they are very strong and work well but have loads of side effects and dangers. For a runny nose from allergies, nasal antihistamine or corticosteroid sprays are more effective; montelukast can also be tried. None of these are otc, though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay to take antihistamines together with combination expectorant medications like (salbutamol?
Yes: This combo is safe. Respiratory problems are sneaky and can turn nasty quickly. Worsening breathing with increasing wheezing has to be treated quickly by your pcp or if any delay you must go to emergency room immediately. Wheezing means airways are in spasm and can get worse fast! never delay being treated! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really : Amer acad of ped practice guidelines state that stimulant medication must be recommended for adhd, since it is so safe & effective. Treatments that don't require a prescription are ineffective & may be dangerous. If you dont use a stimulant your brain won't grow 2 it's potential & you're cheating yourself of high achievement. It makes no sense not to use safe incredibly effective medications. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Natural alternatives to pain medication? What are some natural, alternatives to taking pharmaceutical pain medication?
Look at all : Complimentary modalities from acupuncture to meditation. Each one can help each individual differently. Look at anti-inflammatory medical foods as well, such as limbrel, which, in one study, suggested it could help with pain after ninety days almost as much as alleve; some patients benefit greatly, others do not. Try all modalities that are not bad for you and see what works for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Canu take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy medicine if taking medicine for congested heart failure?
Be Careful: You can, but be careful. Patients with heart failure will usually be on a lot of medications and the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may interact with them. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will make you sleepy and may affect your breathing. This could make your symptoms worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the safest alternative, herbal or otherwise, to medicines like Viagra (sildenafil) etc. to treat ED?
Erectile dysfunction: Some men cannot/should not take Viagra & its competitors to treat erectile dysfunction b/c they're also taking nitrates for angina (chest pain) or heart disease. In this avoid, try to avoid herbal options touted as miraculous as these dietary supplements are often laced w/sildenafil or sildenafil-life products. Alprostadil whether intraurethral or intracavernosal is approved. Vacuum pumps & rings ...Read more
Are there traditional chinese medicine(s) to replace amlodopine or atorvastatin or coreg (carvedilol)?
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