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Cepacol Warnings And Recalls
Are Strepsils safe to take during pregnancy? The antibacterial throat lozenges contain: 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol 1.2mg, and Amylmetacresol 0.6mg...?
For a severe cold with bad cough, what OTC meds are okay (safe) while taking 140mg of liquid methadone daily? Are dayquil and nyquil among the safe?
YES: This drug is a proven SECOND line treatment for Type 2 Diabetes and I assume it is being prescribed by YOUR Primary Care or Diabetes Care Professional! The B oxed Warnings on ANY Prescription Drug include a litany of side effects etc etc Follow your Health Care Professional's advice Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Ask pharmacist: This cannot be answered well without knowing which prescription drugs you are talking about. www.drugs.com is a helpful website and you can also ask a pharmacist to see what drugs are not compatible when taken together. In general it is not wise to "mix" drugs. ...Read more
Clarifying allergy ALL NSAIDs, need safe topical. Some natural ings act as NSAIDs. Is Topricin safe? Ingredients on topricin.com, tab in prod desc.
Depends: Since you did not mention nasal or sinus polyps, I presume that you do not have Aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease in which patients would react to all NSAIDs except Celebrex (celecoxib). There has been no study on whether topical NSAIDs would trigger systemic symptoms and thus the answer is unknown. It appears to me that you need a good neurologic and orthopedic evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bought some Mucinex dm today for cough and chest congestion. I also take 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram). Drugs dot com says major interactions. Uhhhh? Can I take?
Ask pharmacist or Dr: This is very troubling indeed. And everything I've read supports what you found. Don't risk a potentially life-threatening interaction but do try to find an alternative to Lexapro (escitalopram) w/ your doctor. It's not the guaifenesin part, so you could take Mucinex pills and gargle w/ salt water for throat pain and drink honey-lemon-tea-(bit of bourbon). Sorry, but you actually may find this to work better! ...Read more
Unknown: The side effects of these herbal remedies have not been formally studied in combination with carboplatin. For this reason, i tell my patients not to take these products while receiving chemotherapy. Even though the maitake and ginger have been used for thousands of years, it is not clear that they actually help in the treatment of patients with cancer. Find more www.Cancer.Org all the best, ariel. ...Read more
I take Advil (ibuprofen) for period cramps, but have read reports of OTC NSAIDS raising risk of heart attack/stroke even in small doses. Any safer options?
Many options: You could schedule a visit with an Obgyn and discuss all the options for painful periods. You could consider birth control pills, patch, Nuvaring, Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD, Depoprovera, Lysteda. If you are doing having children you could consider an endometrial ablation or other surgical options. ...Read more
Zoloft (sertraline): Warning exists while taking the medication.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm currently on amiloride hydrochloride, hydrochlorothiazide..and have taken Walgreen's Cough DM. What types of adverse reactions should I expect?
Here are some...: Theoretically, taking dextromethophen-containing cough syrup should not affect the two kinds of water pills you are on. DM itself may induce drowsiness in some, but directly related with these two water pills. Nonetheless, read the precaution labeling and follow. If any doubt during drug use, stop it. More? Ask your doctor timely. ...Read more
Confused by prescription terms qid, qd, qhs, etc. Are there official guidelines for pharmacists for writing instructions on the labels on bottles? Any website?
Not for patients: Any good pharmacy would never write the abbreviated doctor shorthand on the bottle of medication you get. If you are unsure of anything, have them relabel the bottle in words that you can understand. If you are asking before the prescription is filled and you want to know, consult a pharmacy or medical shorthand manual on latin prescription abbreviations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on Flagyl and just ate a pickle and some bbq sauce that lists distilled vinegar. Are these safe, or will they make me ill while on Flagyl?!
Very unlikely!: I don't believe you will have an issue! ...Read more
Maybe a sour: Stomach but not much else. Maximum dose a day is 3, 200 mgs. ...Read more
Dental brushes: They should be just don't go to heavy with brushing ...Read more
Grape juice: is a healthy alternative for water .... Hope this helps Dr z ...Read more
On Clopidogrel 75mg for stroke
from search US website an article
says avoid Vit K and Spices Chili curry
powder as they are high in Salicylates agree?
Clopidogrel food: 50 M on Clopidogrel 75 for stroke. Searched US website and find: avoid Via K and spices chili curry powder.as high n salicylate. Agree? ANS: never heard they are "high" in salicylates. Rcommend 4 a web site re meds: Drugs.com. Best 2 subscribe 2 Uptodate & u can read best medical inform on everything. Costs $300 by for $1 per day good bargain. Saves time & maybe ur life. Only search there. ...Read more
Can 21weeks pregnant take acetaminophen codein #3 with CitraNatal 90 DHA?both of them contain acetaminophen and that concerns me
Can I take dimetapp cold and allergy with Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm, or will there be adverse effects?
Very cautiously;: There're some possible side effects especially with long-term use. ...Read more
Dr. Adam I Lewis Iv taken a few anti inflammatory meds such as Aleve mobic and naproxen none helped like tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 do you have any recommendations I'm?
Medications: If Tylinol works better it has an anti inflammatory effect so I would use it rather than the other meds ...Read more
Yes: To learn possible effects call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert who will direct you how to proceed. Please have all product information available when you call. ...Read more
I have bronchits. Just finished antibiotics and cortisone tablets. Im still coughing but its a dry cough, voice seems to be going a little bit. I have some Cepacol Discs. Is there anything else I can take to help alleviate the cough ?
Cepacol side effects: Yes it is possible and it is also possible to have allergic reactions and side effects on regular doses. You should not exceed the recommended doses on the bottle and stop if you have side effects. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on your symptoms. Generally, you can take one every 4 hours as needed for pain. If they don't help. Stop taking them and try warm salt water gargles. ...Read more
A lot: Cepacol is basically menthol, a mild numbing agent. You would have to ingest a large number to cause trouble. ...Read more
I am allergic 2 butacaine in cepacol tablets. My throat has red spots and has been itching ever sins have started using it. Any selftreatment?
Currently 35weeks pregnant. Have itchy throat and mild throat pain sometimes. Is it safe to use Cepacol extra strength lozenges?
My throat been sore for a week now but been using Cepacol and finally i feel Progress but now Im feeling light headed and my ears more sensitive so sounds. What can it be?
Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold, influenza, or "mono" (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). ...Read more
I am 35 weeks pregnant & have a dry non productive cough, sore throat & sore chest can I take musinex dm & cepacol at the same time?
Myasthenia Gravis: Myasthenia gravis can present in different forms. For example, patient with ocular mg may present with variable ptosis of one or the both eyes. Patient may also have on/off diplopia. Systemic signs could be difficulty with doing repeatitive activities in the form of fatigue. ...Read more
See below: Sudden heavy feeling or paralysis or weakness of one side of the body, drooping of the same side of the face. Slurred speech, confusion, vision changes, and headache. These symptoms have a sudden onset and would all happen on the same side of the body. If you or someone you know is experiencing these signs, call for help immediately and take note of the time of symptom onset. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mucous, bloody stool: Crohn's is one of the inflammatory bowel conditions. One of the main signs will be a change in bowel movements usually with blood and/or mucous. Blood in the stool can be red, or dark, tarry and sticky. Abdominal pain is common as well. Rarely constipation can occur. It is systemic so many parts of the body can be affected and not just the stool: joint pain, fever, weight loss and fistulas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hopelessness: Sadness, isolation, recent crisis, giving important personal things away, talk or threats of suicide, not eating or taking care of oneself. If you or someone you know is thinking or talking about suicide, please call the crisis call center at 1-800-273-8255 or text ctl to 741741. You can also call 911. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There may be very: few. This is because a tsunamis may hit thousands of kilometres from the earthquake that caused it. Thus it may not be felt. When the tsunami is in deep oceans - it may not be apparent. Right before it hits, the sea may briefly recede from the coast. However the best way to find out is from a a tsunami warning system which includes a network of tsunami sensors. Not all countries have this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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