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Can You Take Antibiotics With Cold Medicine
Yes, but....: Cold medicines, encompass a large variety of over-the-counter medications. Generally cold medicines are combination of multiple ingredients meant to relieve the side effects of the common cold. Unfortunately, it is not possible to generalize whether or not tramadol plus “cold medicines” are completely safe. ...Read more
Yes: If the antibiotic was prescribed for a bacterial URI and there is associated congestion then decongestants are certainly ok and recommended for symptom control. I assume you are not allergic to any "cold" pills and don't have significant cardiac disease. If so consult your doctor before taking. ...Read more
Yes: This is a common occurrence. Cold medicines are used to treat the symptoms of the infection and the antibiotics treat the actual infection. Make sure that the doctor prescribing the antibiotics knows what medicines you are taking or plan to take so that you can take a safe combination of medicines. ...Read more
Yes!: This is an acceptable combination when taken as prescribed. ...Read more
Medication: Cant render an opinion because you haven't told us what medication you sre taking. Write back soon with the info. ...Read more
Maybe: I agree with dr. Juster; use caution when mixing narcotics with allergy meds. But, you need to know that hydrocodone is a natural stimulant leading to mast cells releasing histamine and causing itch. Not a true allergy, rather a side effect from the drug. Anti-itch medications can help but they can also worsen drowsiness. Maybe switching to something else would be best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interaction checker: Reports 'no results found - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.' best regards. ...Read more
yes and no see below: No problem taking Amoxicillin with coldeze from a toxicity or side effect standpoint, but the only reason to take coldeze is if you have a common cold for which there would be no reason to take amoxicillin. Conversely if you have a bacterial infection needing Amoxicillin there would be no reason to take coldeze.Only if you had a cold and a bacterial infection at the same time would both be used. ...Read more
Cold remedies: And stomach remedies may be taken with penicilin ...Read more
Safe remedies: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more
Fine: No interactions found. They are safe together.. ...Read more
Absolutely: 19 year old lady with a question about taking probiotics during a course of oral antibiotics. You can take probiotics during your antibiotic therapy. The probiotic will not stop the antibiotic from being absorbed and doing its job. In addition, probiotics are beneficial in reestablishing the balance that may or may not be disturbed by the antibiotics. I recommend taking the probiotic 1 hr after. ...Read more
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