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Best Cough Syrup For Bronchitis
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
Is it safe for a child to take azithromycin for strep and nasal spray, albuterol inhaler, and mucinex (guaifenesin) for bad phlemy cough?
Interactions: there is no special interaction between those medications when used as prescribed. ...Read more
Avoid Cold medicines: Cough in young children is extremely frustrating for parents. Unfortunately cough medications used in adults don't work in children. Decongestants in combination with cough medications can actually be harmful. Using guafenesin may be helpful to help secretions stay loose. Increasing fluid intake and humidity in the air can definitely help. Honey (for kids over 12 months) may be a natural remedy. ...Read more
Did you get this in : The uk.? According to drugs.Com, prospan cough syrup contains ground ivy dry extract 5-7.5:1 ethanolic 30% w/w. Info states “the safety of this product during pregnancy and lactation has not been established, therefore the use of this product during pregnancy and lactation is not recommended.”. ...Read more
Would it be a problem to mix Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough syrup and equate cough syrup together?
Mixing meds: I would not advise it. If you are having to mix them or exceed the recommended dose for symptom relief then you should speak with your doctor. ...Read more
Pertussis: This can be a severe illness in adults. The cough may be difficult to control, but something with dextromethorphan in it otc should be tried before going back to the doctor for a codeine-containing medication by prescription. This may continue for 8-10 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have pneumonia asthma bronchitis on prednisone 40mgx5 levoflaxcin500x7 is ok to take benedryl, cough supp and expectorant to manage severe coughing?
Probably OK but..: If your cough is caused by uncontrolled asthma, then you need to get the asthma under control instead of relying on cough medicine to relieve the symptoms. On the other hand, if your lung function is reasonably good and the cough is too bothersome, i see no harm in taking a cough suppressant for a few days. I would suggest that you talk to your doctor about these issues. ...Read more
My daughter's pediatrician prescribed her Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm cough syrup as needed for cough and she is only 2 yrs old. Is this cough syrup bad for her?
Not recommended: The fda, as well as the aap do not recommend cough/cold products for young children, as they have not been shown to be effective, and may have side effects. I'd suggest vaporizer, fluids, suction nose with saline, and if over 1 yr, a tsp of honey. Don't use honey if less than 1yr, as there is a risk of botulism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I never do: Most of these contain antihistamines that will thicken their mucus, which is not what a croup kid needs.A simple guaifenesin only product might help loosen the mucus. For most of these kids I just try to keep them hydrated and occasionally use an oral steroid for the worst cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I take OTC for a cough due to bronchitis what they prescribed guafesin cough syrup isn't helping at all my cough gets so bad at night & morng?
Dextromethorphan: Look for something with dextromethorphan in it... that will work better than guiafenesin. My personal favorite is Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM. (Actually any product with a DM behind it should have dextromethorphan). Cough is usually worse at night because of the body's biorhythms. It is worth looking into 'why' you have such a bad cough -if this doesn't work. (Sometimes if you have reactive airways it's worsened) ...Read more
RONDEC? : What is your specific question about Rondec? Please clarify what your question is and re-ask. ...Read more
I've had a cough for 1 month now I've tried cough syrup doesn't work. Been treated for bronchitis with zpack didn't work what might I have and what to do.?
Possibilities...: Chronic cough is usually due to bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or some combination of these diagnoses. You should see your doctor for evaluation and you will likely need some tests for proper diagnosis. Treatment depends on etiology as each of these diagnoses has a different treatment. If you are a smoker, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation. Your doctor can help with this, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
She went to the emergency room yesterday they said I have bronchitis in a prescribed me an inhaler and cough syrup with codeine should havantibiotics?
Family Medicine: Not sure why you would use the most expensive place to get health care for a common winter cold or bronchitis. Family clinics are much easier to handle and it is always best to get this primary care from your family doctor. It is the winter still, despite the date, and viral illnesses are still in full swing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is bronchitis always contagious? Our nanny was w/ our kids yesterday & tomorrow. Her dr said she's not contagious. No abx. Inhaler/cough syrup only.
I think i have.bronchitis cough its not productive. Slight fever and chills. Achy body. Do doctors prescribe cough syrup here?
Cold: It sounds like you have cold and not bronchitis yet. You can purchase an otc cough medication with anitussive and/or expectorant features depending the appearance of your cough. You can use otc tylenol for the rest of your symptoms for the time being without a need for a prescription. ...Read more
I have bronchitis. I have been taking a zpak and a cough syrup for 2 days. I am still coughing horribly with lower abdomin pain. Should i go to the er?
7-10 days: minimum time 2-3 weeks is also realistic plus use of a good expectorant like Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) or Delsym DM ,tea and honey, broth, bullion, consume'. I am an advocate of zinc to promote healing ( Cold-Eze lozenges or Zicam). If you are severely short of breath or cough up blood- go to the ER: short of that prepare for about 2 weeks of misery. Hint: hot steam showrs and breath in vapor 4-5 times/day. ...Read more
I have bronchitis and i'm on the z-pack, cough syrup and steroids. I took 4 z-pack pills and my cough is still terrible! when will it get better?
Can I take cough syrup with codeine and mucinex (guaifenesin) dm simultaneously? I have bronchitis and in a lot of pain from coughing. If not, any suggestions?
Too much Rx: I wouldn't mix the codeine containing cough medicine with Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM which contains dextromethorphan. The dextromethorphan is basically an analog of a narcotic and you would be getting an excessive dose of narcotic which could cause excessive sedation, respiratory supression, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and other adverse effects. ...Read more
Is it alright to take an OTC cough syrup while taking an antibiotic? I went into see a doctor today and was diagnosed with bronchitis. I took my first dose of amoxicillin at 4pm cdt. I am having one of those hacking coughing attacks almost to the point of
Yes: Amoxicillin should be compatible with otc cough meds. May take a few days to see improvement. Honey has been shown to be equally effective as dextromethorphin in suppressing cough. Make sure that otc is not just Guaifenesin which only thins mucous. Could do dextromethorphin and honey together. Could go to Codeine syrup if cough dry. Don't stop cough completely if mucous coming to clear lung. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Over-the-counter med: Cough & cold medicines are available over-the-counter w/o prescription in the States. Assuming that you're otherwise healthy & not taking any prescription medications, most cough meds should be fine for average citizen. Those w/high blood pressure should avoid decongestants while elderly should avoid older 1st generation antihistamines (side effects = dry eyes/mouth, can't pee/poop, confusion). ...Read more
I feel like I have bronchitis and had some cough medicine Tussionex from a while back and I have a really bad cough?
I've had diarrhea off & on for a month. Took a zpak, cough medicine & corticosteroid last month for bronchitis. No other changes. What could it be?
Diarrhea: The only way to make a definitive diagnosis will be to see a doctor and be fully evaluated. Go soon, and hope this clears up quickly. ...Read more
I have had bronchitis for 2 weeks. Am on an inhaler, cough medicine w codeine, musinex. Chst x-r was negative. What else can I do to get rid of cough?
Possibilities....: Sometimes, after an episode of acute bronchitis, the cough can persist due to bronchospasm. To treat this, a bronchodilator inhaler as well as a steroid inhaler may be needed. Other possible causes of your cough include gerd or post-nasal drip, both of which have different treatments so if the cough is not resolving, see your doctor for further evaluation/treatment. ...Read more
Think I have bronchitis coughing up
Mucus for forever cuz I smoke pot. Dislocated knee exercising so can't walk. Should I take cough medicine?
No cough syrup: There have been a number of studies showing that children's cough and cold medicines do not help and in some cases, children experience unpleasant side effects. It can be frustrating to deal with a cough, especially at night. Saline nasal spray, humidified air, or sleeping with the head somewhat propped up using extra pillows works for some. ...Read more
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