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Can I Take Claritin For A Cold
Not helpful: Antibiotics are primarily for bacterial infections. A cold is typically viral. However, you can get a secondary infection like sinusitis or bronchitis in which antibiotics would be helpful. This usually occurs after prolonged cold symptoms, congestion or other complications and is characterized by fever, sinus pain, green/yellow discharge and lack of resolution of symptoms. ...Read more
Most OTC cold meds: For normal healthy people, over-the-counter medicines for colds are ok, as long as one follows the labels' instructions, and is not using more than one medicine of each type. Fever/pain reducers include Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin. Cough meds include Robitussin (some people use DM, some avoid it). Decongestant/antihistamine combinations include Claritin-D, Zyrtec-D, Benadryl +/- phenylephrine, Sudafed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OTC meds: There are many over-the-counter medications that can help relieve cold symptoms. Be careful that decongestants don't increase your blood pressure. Cough suppressants and mucolytics can help w/cough. Guaifenesin is commonly used. Acetaminophen & either Ibuprofen or Naproxen can be used to deal w/fever & aches. Avoid additional antihistamines eg Allegra, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & Claritin b/c already taking Zyrtec ...Read more
What medications can I take for a cold while taking adderal? Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) a good choice?
It depends!: If the catarrh is indeed caused by allergy then the claritin might help. If it is from another cause, then it is of dubious benefit. Using a first generation antihistamine such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) clortimeton or atarax, could potentially be more beneficial as they possess some anti-cholinergic properties that could dry out the secretions. ...Read more
I take 7.5 mgs. Of Meloxicam? What can I take OTC for cold and sinus? Can I continue my Clarentin?
Can I take mucinex D and benadryl (diphenhydramine)? I have taken mucinex D for a combination of a cold and allergies but just had an allergic reaction to a food.
Yes, but . . .: If any tongue or lip swelling, or difficulty breathing/swallowing, call 911 or local emergency services. Need to avoid allergen & carry EpiPen (epinephrine). www.drugs.com Interactions Checker says there's no interaction btwn Mucinex D (guaifenesin & pseudoephedrine) & Benadryl (diphenhydramine). However, only antihistamine like latter is useful for allergies. Former is combo of expectorant & decongestant. ...Read more
Can i take advil cold and sinus with klonopin and lexapro (escitalopram)? What sinues medicine can i take can i get a list please? Can i also take ibuphrone with them?
Talk w/ Dr/druggist: The Advil IS ibuprofen. It's rare, but it can lead to bleeding w/ lexapro (escitalopram) in some folk. Watch for signs and call Dr immediately. It can also cause dizziness and fainting, so be careful and try to have someone near.The 1st two can also do that but if you've been ok so far - that's a good sign - just be careful. Ask your Dr for that list - for you overall case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am taking zithromax for a sinus infection but also have a bad cough. Can I take an over the counter medicine as well?
Vicodin and Advil (ibuprofen) : Sounds to me like you have taken this before. Did it work before? This could be a little much , dependingon how much you have taken. Again, talk with your doctor , as this may become a habit and may cause side effects between the 2 meds together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need diagnosis...: First, your cough needs to be diagnosed by your doctor. Possible etiologies include acute bronchitis due to bacterial or viral infection, bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, sinus problems or even a combination of these. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is a possibility especially if you have smoked. Treatment depends on diagnosis so see your doctor so this cough can be diagnosed! ...Read more
Perhaps: Dayquil contains Acetaminophen (tylenol), phenylephrine (decongestant) and dextramethorphan (cough suppressant). There should be no interaction with saline nasal sprays, steroid nasal sprays, antihistamine nasal sprays. There would be no real reason to use a decongestant nasal spray as this would be redundant, but unlikely to be harmful. ...Read more
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