Top 20 Doctor insights on: Cold medicine take

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What is the best cold medicine to take?

What is the best cold medicine to take?

Meds are often not: Needed. 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

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What is the best OTC cold medicine to take when you are taking 50mg of Zoloft (sertraline)?

What is the best OTC cold medicine to take when you are taking 50mg of Zoloft (sertraline)?

Mucolytics: Antihistamines and Mucinex (guaifenesin) or other mucolytics work best. Decongestants may once blood, pressure and anxiety. Generally antihistamines are not recommended due to making mucous stickier.
Drink lots of liquids, teas and chicken soup! ...Read more

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What is a good cough syrup or cold medicine to take when you are sick? And with child.

What is a good cough syrup or cold medicine to take when you are sick? And with child.

Cough syrup: In general, pediatric varieties are safe and contain very little alcohol, if any. Avoid those with ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) Pseudoephedrine they can elevate your blood pressure. Avoid those with ibuprofen, other nsaids as they can have harmful fetal effects. ...Read more

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What cold medicine can you take with warfarin?

What cold medicine can you take with warfarin?

Talk with MD: Avoid ones that contain Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen) can increase inr) but talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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What cold medicine can I take while taking carbamezapine & Amlodipine?

What cold medicine can I take while taking carbamezapine & Amlodipine?

Avoid cold medicines: They can raise blood pressure and trigger palpitations. Breathing in hot steamy air, try a teaspoon of honey, or that old stsndby, chicken soup, can help relieve symptoms without reactions with medication. ...Read more

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What cold medicine can I take with phentermine 37.5 mg?

What cold medicine can I take with phentermine 37.5 mg?

Here are some safe: Options. Medications are often not needed. 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

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High blood pressure what kind of cold medicine should I take?

High blood pressure what kind of cold medicine should I take?

Avoid decongestants: Decongestant OTC cold remedies cause the most concern. Avoid products that contain pseudoephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) phenylephrine, naphazoline and oxymetazoline. Look for labels which indicate "safe for hypertension" patients. Simple acetominophen may help, as will a saline nasal spray. Gargle with warm salt water or drink warm water with lemon and honey. Stay hydrated. Increase home humidity. REST! ...Read more

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What cough and cold medicine can I take with zoloft (sertraline)?

What cough and cold medicine can I take with zoloft (sertraline)?

Ans: Avoid cough and cold medicine containing dextromethorphan, an opiate derivative. Many products do not contain this. Check with pharmacist. ...Read more

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What kind of cold medicine can I take while on atenolol, paxil, and dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

What kind of cold medicine can I take while on atenolol, paxil, and dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

Not too many: Because of your atenolol and hypertension. Many otc cold preparations can have an effect on your blood pressure. Possibly the best choice may be a non-sedating antihistamine like Claritin (loratadine) but best your physician make the decision. Make sure he/she is aware of all you medications.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I went to my doctor and he said I have a bad head cold I can not breathe when I'm lying down is there a good cold medicine I can take?

I went to my doctor and he said I have a bad head cold I can not breathe when I'm lying down is there a good cold medicine I can take?

Decongestants: With your history of tachycardia you should avoid decongestants like sudafed and nose drops which can increase heart rate and blood pressure. Treat your nasal congestion with nasal irrigations using warm salt water and take antihistamines like claritin (plain) or benadryl (which can cause drowsiness). A corticosteroid nasal spray like Nasonex (mometasone) may help. Warm soups promote nasal drainage. ...Read more

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I went to my doctor and he said I have a bad head cold I can not sleep when I'm lying down I can not breathe what are good cold medicine I can take?

I went to my doctor and he said I have a bad head cold I can not sleep when I'm lying down I can not breathe what are good cold medicine I can take?

Varies: Otc meds for head colds vary in efficiency from person to person. You may want to try a vaporizer in your room which may help with opening up the airways and passages. Nyquil may help but don't take too much. Can make really drowsy. ...Read more

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What cold medicines can I take if I am 28 weeks pregnant?

What cold medicines can I take if I am 28 weeks pregnant?

Pregnancy and Sinus: Pregnancy generally worsens existing sinus symptoms. Your placenta makes massive amounts of hormones that cause blood vessels to dilate. Saline nose sprays can be used and rhinocort aq has been approved for use in pregnancy (all others work, but have not been tested). Go to your OB and ask "what can I take for my sinuses? ". ...Read more

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Can I take cold medicine while in on lamactil?

Can I take cold medicine while in on lamactil?

Check to b sure: Talk to either your prescribing provider or your dispensing pharmacist to make sure there aren't dangerous interactions. Make sure you aren't overdosing yourself with Acetaminophen or inuprophen products as well. ...Read more

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Can I take cold medicine with the medicine I am on? I have no voice this may take awhile before I get it back right?

Can I take cold medicine with the medicine I am on? I have no voice this may take awhile before I get it back right?

Yes...: Given your regimen, I am generally aware of your diagnosis--which I won't disclose for privacy concerns. Many over-the-counter cough and cold remedies have the side effect of increasing blood pressure. This would not generally be a concern in your case, unless blood pressure becomes >140/90. Whichever over-the-counter medication you choose, consult with your pharmacist for any interactions. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take cold medicine just for the decongestant effects?

Is it ok to take cold medicine just for the decongestant effects?

Yes, but...: ...You never want to take more medication than you need. The other ingredients will likely not be harmful, but cough suppressants and antihistamines can make you tired and slow your reflexes, and the pain relievers can hurt your liver if you're also taking other pain relievers that will add to your total dose. Decongestants alone are also available from your pharmacist without a prescription. ...Read more

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Can I take cold medicine and Ambien (zolpidem) together?

Can I take cold medicine and Ambien (zolpidem) together?

Usually Okay: Ambien (zolpidem) can be taken with most over the counter cold remedies. Caution should be exercised with products that cause drowsiness which may be worse with the use of a sleep aid. Also it is not advised to use Ambien (zolpidem) and alcohol based liquid meds such as nyquil for example. Always use caution when driving or activities that require full alertness when on these products. ...Read more

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