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Cold Eeze Side Effects
Cold Eeze: Cold eeze is a zinc supplement which has the following potential rare side effects at high doses: sore throat, ulcers or sores in mouth or throat, indigestion, heartburn, nausea, chills, fever or marked fatigue. Some people allege it’s use caused anosmia (inability to smell.). ...Read more
Cold medicines: Take one or the other. Do not mix them. ...Read more
Can taking Cold Eeze every few hours starting after you've been around someone who has a cold prevent you from getting sick?
Not really: Taking Cold-Eeze or other zinc lozenges won't prevent a person from getting sick from cold viruses. There's a lot of advertising for such over-the-counter products, with promising claims, but they don't really work. After being exposed to another person with a cold, one could get sick (if unlucky) or not get sick (if lucky)... regardless of whether one is taking zinc lozenges or not. ...Read more
Can I just take inexpensive zinc tablets to ward off a cold instead of the more expensive Zicam or cold-eeze?
Yes: None of them have actually been shown to ward off colds. Getting lots of rest and fluids is more likely to help than any over-the-counter remedies. ...Read more
Can I take cold eeze tabs for throat. Delsym (dextromethorphan) for cough and sudafed pe for stuffy head. All together?
If not double-dosing: A person can usually briefly take different over-the-counter "cold" medications, as long as she reads the labels and does not accidentally double-dose on an ingredient. Watch for acetominophen (tylenol) and Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) in the multi-ingredient medications. A person with a sore throat should check with her doctor to see if she has a strep throat infection, or other "treatable" illness. ...Read more
Possible: Cold-eeze is a zinc based lozenge, zinc can irritate the stomach, so food may neutralize symptoms. Also antibiotic not only kills the bad bacteria in your body but the good bacteria, especially in your gut. Consider taking probiotics. I love zinc for cold symptoms. There's some good evidence for this! ...Read more
Is it possible to condition your body to withstand cold temperatures better and if so what are the side effects (negative or positive)?
Yes: There are some meditation techniques practiced by buddhist monks that allow them to withstand bone chilling temperatures by regulating their own core temperature. ...Read more
It depends: Strictly for allergy you have the antihistamines that are divided into sedating and non-sedating. The sedating are a heterogeneous group, the commonest side effect is sedation. They can also cause dry mouth and constipation. The non-sedating have generally few side effects. The decongestants (pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine) in combinations and alone cause palpitations, restlessness and increase bp. ...Read more
MILK: Milk has long been associated with good health and is one of the most consumed beverages throughout the US and Europe. Unless you have an allergy to milk, there should be no major side effects of drinking it twice a day. Low fat or Skim milk may be better if you are looking to limit your fat intake. Best wishes. ...Read more
I've been on methadone for 2 yrs never over 95mg and now at 27mgs, if I stop cold turkey will I have side effects?
Likely: First of all, congrats on the huge decrease in methadone! I would recommend not stopping cold turkey. Taper as fast as tolerated, perhaps 1 mg per day. If you have cravings, anxiety, rapid heart rate, sweating, salivating, tearing, nausea, diarrhea then slowmdown a bit, maybe every 2 days. If working with an md there are meds to help control symptoms (clonidine, zofran, (ondansetron) baclofen, advil, ambien). ...Read more
Can be: There can be withdrawal effects but not everybody gets them. They are usually insomnia, nausea, loss of appetite, flu like symptoms, bouncy eyes, electric shock like sensations, irritability and the symptoms can last up to two weeks, possibly longer although they usually only last about a week. ...Read more
Discontinuation: Syndrome symptoms may include ^ sweating, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, anxiety, irritability, agitation, fatigue, insomnia, unusual dreams, mood swings, headaches, confusion, ringing in ears, electrical shock/ zap sensations hypomania & seizures. Please don't go off this med cold turkey - do so under medical supervision. ...Read more
Depends on what…: …symptoms you're treating. Astelin is an antihistamine used for seasonal allergic rhinitis & for vasomotor rhinitis. Side effects may include drowsiness, nasal irritation, sneezing, headache, nausea, fatigue, nosebleed, & more. Oral non-sedating antihistamines may control your symptoms just as well. ...Read more
What are the side effects of abilify (aripiprazole)....And is it possible to quit cold turkey? Thx
Abilify (aripiprazole) side effects: Side effects varies from person to person, from none even at high dose to muscle stiffness, restlessness. Or permanent (quite rare) stiffness of muscles from tongue to body muscles. Never take own decision to change the dose of any medication. Meds for blood pressure + heart + brain must never be stopped suddenly. If cannot reach the doc, talk to any pharmacist. Be smart, not hurt yourself. ...Read more
My cymbalta (duloxetine) 60 mg/day ran out yesterday cold turkey, what type of side effects are in store for me?
I been taking Topamax for 2 days 50 mg 2 times a day and this my third day. Can I stop cold turkey very bad side effects?
Topamax has many uses. It is a medicine that is used for Epilepsy, beside using it for other conditions like migraine, alcoholism, obesity and in some psychiatric conditions.
What are you taking it for?!
I would advise you to consult the prescribing doctor before changing the dose of the medication or stopping it as potentially such an action might cause more harm to you. ...Read more
What other medications can be taken with Allegra (fexofenadine) D for colds that will not produce any negative side effects?
Common cold: If you are still congested despite taking allegra D, you may want to try saline nasal wash then briefly OTC nasal steroid spray, but read the labels well and use it right, trust that you are not hypertensive to start with while on allegra D, if no improvement see your doctor ...Read more
I have been on invega sustenna for 6 months 234 MG monthly. I am going to stop taking it cold turkey due to side effects. What will happen to me????
The medication will: Taper out of your system over time. You are unlikely to experience an acute response to discontinuation however in the absence of something else to treat your schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder you will most likely have a recurrence of your psychiatric symptoms. This decision is not one that should be taken lightly. Discuss this seriously with your health care professional before stopping. ...Read more
I've been off citalopram 20mg cold turkey for 7 days now after taking it for 6 months and feel great and have NO negative side effects. Is this normal?
Timing: If you have a major depressive disorder your level of medication in your system will drop over time. If still no depressive symptoms at the five week point, you may be out of the woods. ...Read more
Lost my ins. And I'm had to quit cold turkey from fentanyl 50mcg patch that I've been on a year or two. How long does the side effects take while w/d?
Good question. Symptoms of opioid withdrawal tend to appear 1-2 days after your last dose. You may feel flu-like symptoms, aching, the need to yawn or a bit agitated. You may find this information helpful too
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000949.htm ...Read more
Can you take Zicam and triaminic thin strips together? I have a cold and I've been taking Zicam regularly, I would like to take a triaminic thin strip. Will this cause any reaction or any side effects?
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