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Coricidin Abuse Effects
I abused Coricidin cough & cold (high blood pressure) meds for a long time, on the daily. I've noticed sometimes I stutter/slurred speech. Advice?
Seek counseling: Seek help. Star with your family doctor ...Read more
Probably not: It looks to be comprised of antihistamine and an antitussive. Both of these are legal which is why one can buy Coricidin off the shelf. In any case, prior to the drug test you will be asked what medication you are taking. Be honest in case something does show up. Good luck. ...Read more
Nothing: So long you don't exceed recommended dosage and not contraindicated to take either medicine. However you didn't mention which Coridin formulation ...Read more
Is it bad to mix coricidin cough and cold and major cough and cold both are the same just different brands?
Cough medicine: Cough and cold medications have not shown any advantage compared to maintaining adequate fluid intake and good nutrition. However, these medications often contain older type of antihistamines that could produce drowsiness and create sleep. A recent study showed the benefit of honey for nighttime coughs. ...Read more
Go to ER:
If you have taken all these pills what are you doing on this site, wasting time
you can get very sick call 911 and go to er asap
you need immidiate medical attention. ...Read more
Coricidin duping us? Per 15 ml it has half the mg of Nyquil. But if you take 30 ml as directed that's the exact same as Nyquil. Is there any differen
No Difference: No differenceGet a more detailed answer ›
Not Good: Not agood idea as the drugs are similar enough to worry about side effects from incorrect, too high doseage. ...Read more
1 potential: Dextromethorphan, a cough supressant, is in many cold preparations including coricidin. It could potentially increase risk of serotonin syndrome. Probably not significant, but would depend on if you are on other medications. Always make sure your doctor knows everything you are taking including otc. ...Read more
I am addicted to Coricidin cough and cold hbp. I take 16 pills a day. Everyday. What is this doing to my body? How can I stop?
Considered safe: This combination med is considered relatively safe during breast feeding. Of the Coricidin preparations, the one without the chlorpheniramine has the least effect on decreasing milk volume. ...Read more
Could you tell me what happens when you take Coricidin hbp when you do not have high blood pressure?
BP and Meds: Corcidin hbp is formulated to be safe for patients with high blood pressure, and can be taken by normal pressure patients, unless allergic to its components or taking medications that may be affected by the product. If in doubt about any otc product or medication interactions, always ask the pharmacist or doctor, especially if taking anti-coagulants such as warfarin. ...Read more
Yes: There don't appear to be any direct interactions with those medications. Be aware that there are several versions of Coricidin hbp. ...Read more
You have a jaw joint disorder or tmd. There are a number of non surgical ways to treat this condition and I would suggest seeing a dentist who specializes in treating the tmj. Check www. Aaop, org or www. Aacfp. Org for a dentist in your area.
Treatment rarely involves extensive dental care or surgery. ...Read more
I took prednisone And coricidin for cough, later in day passed out briefly, could these drugs cause this?
I was depressed and took 11 Coricidin cough and cold pills at once and ever since then I've been having awful migranes every day. It's been a month?
Get labs done: Because the coricdin could have had tylenol (acetaminophen) and many other substances that could be harmful, it would be a good idea to get your liver and kidneys checked out, as problems with those could cause migraines. I would also recommend testing for the mthfr 677 ; 1298 genotype, getting treated for this can help with many of your other symptoms (hyperactivity, inattention, depression, anxiety, etc...). ...Read more
Does Mucinex (guaifenesin) d have acetaminophen? Can you take Coricidin after you've taken Mucinex (guaifenesin) d
Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM?: Mucinex dm is guaifenesin, a mucolytic with dextromethorphan used as cough suppressant. Why the combination beats me, lol. Coricidin will be an antihistamine and if with a d will be a decongestant like a pseudoephedrin. These are all different medicines that can be mixed to treat both secretions from the lungs, and the nose and sinuses. So the answer is yes, they can be mixed. ...Read more
Mgt: I would advise choosing Coricidin rather than mucin ex, and adding nasal saline rinses for congestion. ...Read more
Hello I need to know if it's ok to take Coricidin cough and cold for allergies, while taking amlodipine besylate 5mg?
If you have hypertension you should avoid decongestant, usually with the letter "d" after the medication (robitussin (guaifenesin) d, Allegra d, etc)
usually the d for decongestant is pseudoephedrine, a stimulant that iincrease bp, heart rate and can get you in trouble.
Don't confuse with dm for dextrometorphan, a cough suppressant medication that is ok. ...Read more
Is it ok to take these two medicines together? It's Coricidin and ibuprofen? The Coricidin has acetaminophen in it so I wasn't sure if it was ok to take with anything else.
It: It should be ok to combine these medications for a short period of time if you are not allergic to any of the components and if you do not have liver or kidney disease. Check the package insert for further guidance or call your physician. ...Read more
If I take coricidin cough and cold and I don't have high blood pressure, will it effect me adversely (I'm taking it for the right reason, I'm sick)?
Safe medication: For a young healthy person a short course of over the counter medication is unlikely to be harmful. The other side of that, though, is that most OTC meds aren't very effective. For a serious cough a prescription medication might be best, but if the cough is minor you're better off to try home remedies. Look here for ideas: http://commonsensehome. Com/home-remedies-for-coughs/ ...Read more