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Cold Flu Tablet
How long after taking the morning after pill do I have to wait before it's safe to take cold & flu tablets?
Can I take Cold & Flu tablets (containing paracetamol & phenylephrine hydrochloride) and Loratadine (for my hayfever) at the same time?
Very sore throat for 2 weeks with green mucus. Now the last 3 mornings I have been waking up with crusty eyes. Have taken cold & flu tablets no better?
Don't know: What the actual tablets are. Please call Poison Control Hotline at 1-800-222-1222 ASAP. If you are sick - call 911 now. ...Read more
No it will not: No it will not effect the effectiveness of the pill. ...Read more
I took Codral Day and Night Cold and Flu tablets from Tuesday till Thursday. Is it okay now to use Lemsip Cold and Flu tablets?
Cold and flu tablets: We know nothing about your age or medical health including if you have heart disease or high blood pressure. These medications contain decongestants that can raise your BP and strain the heart, as well as cough suppressants and alcohol and acetaminophen which can damage your liver with prolonged use. Give your body a break. Just hydrate, keep warm and rest (chicken soup), See PCP if persists. ...Read more
I had to get morning after pill but forgot to mention I have been taking cold and flu tablets will this matter?
No: This should not effect the morning after pill. ...Read more
I have a head cold and my ears are echoing. I have tried cold and flu tablets however they are not working.
See an ENT doctor:
Your symptoms are consistent with an upper respiratory viral infection involving the eustachian tube.
This tube which ventilates the middle ear appears to be clogged with mucus. Often otc meds are not effective. I would recommend and ENT consultation if the symptoms have been present for more than 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
I'm on tysabri (for MS and have had a cold for the past 3 weeks. Penicillin, anti inflamitories, cold and flu tablets are not working. Should I be worried?
Infection risk inc.: Patients taking tysabri (natalizumab) are at an increased risk for infections. The most common were pneumonias, urinary tract infections, gastroenteritis, vaginal infections, tooth infections, tonsillitis, and herpes infections. Patients also usually have monthly blood work which will assess your white count. Please let your neurologist know so you can have a more thorough evaluation. Well wishes. ...Read more
Is it a bad idea to taking fluoxetine while also taking benylin (dextromethorphan) cold and flu tablets?
Probably Fine: There are many formulations of benilyn, assuming you are taking about benilyn cold and flu max strength it contains - caffeine, paracetamol (int), phenylephrine - according to the their website. Caffeine has a mild possible interaction with fluoxetine, but this dose should be fine, and all the rest have no interactions. ...Read more
When I have a blocked nose and sinus pain I take cold and flu tablets and they help It when I take allergie ones they don't does this mean its colds?
Not necessarily: Cold tablet usually contains a decongestant when antihistamine does not. Since oral antihistamine does not decongest the nose, whether you have allergy or not cannot be solely differentiated by the drug response. Allergy does not usually cause a fever, loss of appetite, or extreme fatigue however. ...Read more
I am currently taking 10 mg of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr I am wondering if it is safe to take with Day quil cold and flu tablets?
Medications Safe: While everybody reacts to medication differently, it is generally safe to take over the counter medications containing the decongestant "phenylephrine" at the recommended dosing with ADHD stimulant medications taken at common dose ranges, such as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 10mg once daily. ...Read more
Yes, but: Why would you want to take both? What are we treating here? You should not be taking antibiotics if not under the care of a physician. ...Read more