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How long after taking the morning after pill do I have to wait before it's safe to take cold & flu tablets?

How long after taking the morning after pill do I have to wait before it's safe to take cold & flu tablets?

There is no contrain: There is no reason you can not take cold and flu tabs as long as you don't get pregnant, as morning after pill prevent pregnancy only 89% of time. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Sinusitis?: Sounds like you may have a sinus infection. Regardless sore throat and green mucus for 2 weeks deserves a trip to the doctor. I suspect you are going to need antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I had 7 500mg tablets, 5 cold and flu tablets and 5 antihistomenes will I be ok?

What to do if I had 7 500mg tablets, 5 cold and flu tablets and 5 antihistomenes will I be ok?

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

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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?

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

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Why can't I take cold and flu tablets when taking amitriptyline?

Why can't I take cold and flu tablets when taking amitriptyline?

Antihistamine action: Cold and flu tablets work often at least partly as antihistamines, and amitrptyline has antihistamine activity as well. In combination this could cause delirium and altered mental status, hence the concern. ...Read more

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I have a head cold and my ears are echoing. I have tried cold and flu tablets however they are not working.

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

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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?

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

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Is it a bad idea to taking fluoxetine while also taking benylin (dextromethorphan) cold and flu tablets?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can I take amoxil (amoxicillin) and cold and flu tablets?

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

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Urgent:Can my flu like illness as a reaction of rabies shot transmit to my 5 month old baby? She has 102 F.please help

Urgent:Can my flu like illness as a reaction of rabies shot transmit to my 5 month old baby? She has 102 F.please help

No: Maybe your flu like illness is not really a reaction to your rabies vaccine and in fact you have a viral syndrome. But your 5 month old baby does need to be evaluated for the 102 fever. Good Luck ...Read more

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Day5 of flu (-like illness?), fever (101F-103F), body aches are worse today and still having chills. Cough mostly dry. How long will it take?

Day5 of flu (-like illness?), fever (101F-103F), body aches are worse today and still having chills. Cough mostly dry. How long will it take?

Fever rare after 5-6: Most individuals with influenza have resolution of fever and chills by 5-6 days, but may have lingering fatigue and cough. If you still have significant fever, you may be experiencing a secondary infection or other illness and it would be time to get evaluation. ...Read more

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Can people who have had polio with no symptoms, or flu-like illness ('abortive infection') - 95% have post polio syndrome?

Can people who have had polio with no symptoms, or flu-like illness ('abortive infection') - 95% have post polio syndrome?

No not true: Oeople who had asymptomatic polio myelitis with just flu like illness and no neyrological deficit means their anterior horn cells and other neurological areas like brain stem etc were not attacked and they will lead normal life an will not get post polio syndrome.Only 1% ofcases virus enters the nervous system, destroying the neurons and causing paralysis and lasting muscle weakness;later pps. ...Read more

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