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Can i take alka-seltzer while breastfeedin?

Can i take alka-seltzer while breastfeedin?

Maybe,maybe not: There are at least a dozen products carrying this name and some contain antihistamines or phenylephrine that can decrease milk volume, or Aspirin that should not be consumed iy baby may get a viral illness while you are taking it. So some products without the ingredients noted are less worrisome than others. See:hale, t "medications and mothers milk", 2012 ed. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Could i take alka seltzer plus cold if I have allergies?

Could i take alka seltzer plus cold if I have allergies?

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

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I'm eight months pregnant. Can I take Alka Seltzer for a cold?

I'm eight months pregnant. Can I take Alka Seltzer for a cold?

No: At 8 months aspirin and NSAIDs which are in alka seltzer are not a good idea. You want to treat just the symptoms which you have. Discuss your symptoms with your OB and ask for recommendations. ...Read more

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Can i take alka seltzer while breastfeeding?

Depends: This is a group of products rather than one.Most are considered ok if the baby is healthy but the Aspirin containing forms should be avoided if baby has a virus. ...Read more

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Can i take alka seltzer plus cold and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at the same time?

Can i take alka seltzer plus cold and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at the same time?

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

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Dx ulcerative colitis and coming down with a cold. Can i take alka seltzer plus or should I avoid it?

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

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Can I take alka seltzer day and night if it expired last month ? I don't have money to buy a new box ! But is it safe ?

Can I take alka seltzer day and night if it expired last month ?
I don't have money to buy a new box ! But is it safe ?

Yes: Alka-Seltzer is a combination of sodium bicarbonate, aspirin, and anhydrous citric acid, used for the relief of heartburn, acid indigestion, and stomach aches. In general most medicines are still effective a few months after expiration dates. However, acids do tend to destabilize over time, so I would not use a 2014 box of asa or alkaseltzer in 2015, but it should be fine 1 month post expiration. ...Read more

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I take a generic version of zyrtec (cetirizine) in the morning can I take alka seltzer cold and cough at night?

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

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Can I take Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Severe Cold and Flu if I'm on Zoloft (sertraline)?

Can I take Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Severe Cold and Flu if I'm on Zoloft (sertraline)?

Possible interaction: According to the box label, each packet has diphenhydramine 25 mg (aka Benadryl) which causes sedation and might be a problem with Zoloft (sertraline) depending on your dose. Why not try a non-sedating decongestant? Ask the pharmacist for help. ...Read more

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Im 24 weeks pregnant and I have the flu can I take alka-seltzer plus?

Im 24 weeks pregnant and I have the flu can I take  alka-seltzer plus?

NO: Alka-seltzer contains Aspirin which should not be used in pregnancy. There are some older forms of alka-seltzer that may not contain Aspirin (acetysalicilic acid) which may be ok. You would be best using a tylenol (acetaminophen) flu type produce as acetominophen is safe to use in pregnancy. ...Read more

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