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Is it bad to mix coricidin cough and cold and major cough and cold both are the same just different brands?

Is it bad to mix coricidin cough and cold and major cough and cold both are the same just different brands?

Risk of overdose: Use only one drug. It is likely that both drugs have acetaminophen (Tylenol) and by mixing the two you run the risk of acetaminophen overdose and may of other ingredients as well. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Can my nine year old take Coricidin cough and cold ?

Can my nine year old take Coricidin cough and cold ?

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

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Can you mix Coricidin cough and cold and nyquil cold and cough?

Can you mix Coricidin cough and cold and nyquil cold and cough?

Not Good: Not agood idea as the drugs are similar enough to worry about side effects from incorrect, too high doseage. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Red flag red flag: Any addiction must be addressed. Now with appropriate treatment you won't have to worry about the fate of your body or any other fear. Discuss this with your doctor tomorrow. Why? This is serious, no more time to kill. And i really am on your side.. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Hello i need to know if it's ok to take Coricidin cough and cold for allergies , while taking amlodipine besylate 5mg ?

Hello i need to know if it's ok to take Coricidin cough and cold for allergies , while taking amlodipine besylate 5mg ?

Yes: 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

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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)?

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

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Can I take clonazepam with cough medicine? (dextromethorphan hbr with chlorpheniramine maleate) aka Coricidin high blood pressure cough and cold?

Can I take clonazepam with cough medicine? (dextromethorphan hbr with chlorpheniramine maleate) aka Coricidin high blood pressure cough and cold?

Too much sedation: It may not be wise to take 2 meds that may cause sedation. The combination may also effect your blood pressure. It may be safer go to your doctor and let him/her advise what is next strategy. ...Read more

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Can my husband take acetaminophen for his cold symptoms while he is on pain relievers for his recent back surgery? We have Coricidin and suphedrine. Which can he take?

Can my husband take acetaminophen for his cold symptoms while he is on pain relievers for his recent back surgery? We have Coricidin and suphedrine.  Which can he take?

It : It depends largely, but not entirely, on whether the pain medications given to him for the surgery also have acetominophen in them. Many such pain medications will have some acetominophen in them, but others do not. ...Read more

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Is the Coricidin cough & cold being recalled, there is none in town?

Is the Coricidin cough & cold being recalled, there is none in town?

Go online: Coricidin cough and cold is still available. Unfortunately, there are individuals who abuse it for getting "high." i was able to find it in many stores on line. I was not able to find a recall announcement. Check with your local pharmacist-he/she can order it for you. ...Read more

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Will taking Coricidin cough & cold cause me to fail a drug test?

Will taking Coricidin cough & cold cause me to fail a drug test?

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

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I took 24 Coricidin cough & cold, and 14 concerta, should I be okay?

I took 24 Coricidin cough & cold, and 14 concerta, should I be okay?

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

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What are the possible interactions between Lexapro (escitalopram) & Coricidin chest cong/cough?

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

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Can I take Tessalon Perles (benzonatate) and theraflu nighttime severe cold/cough? They have different active ingredients but both have cough suppressant.

Can I take Tessalon Perles (benzonatate) and theraflu nighttime severe cold/cough? They have different active ingredients but both have cough suppressant.

Both work well for c: both drugs work differently but can be used together. Tessalon can cause hallucinations so be careful with dosage. Lots of fluids and bed rest will do more for your symptoms Hope you are not a smoker. ...Read more

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How can I cure cough and cold ?

How can I cure cough and cold ?

Time: Colds are viruses that the body must clear over time. What you can do is symptomatic relief with decongestants and cough medicines. It typically takes 5-7 days for the body to take care of the virus, but cough can sometimes persist for longer. ...Read more

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How to cure cough and cold natural way?

How to cure cough and cold natural way?

Time: There really isn't a way to "cure" a cold because it's caused by a virus. Your body will kill it off within 7-14 days. You can help with the symptoms in many ways. Raw honey can help with cough and sore throat. Nasal saline spray or neti-pot can help with the nasal congestion symptoms. ...Read more

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What medicine should I take in cough and cold?

What medicine should I take in cough and cold?

Cold remedies..: There are multiple over the counter medications you can take( Robitussin (guaifenesin) for example), however it all depends if you suffer of any chronic diseases. If you suffer of hypertension or diabetes for example is advisable to consult with your doctor. Honey helps with cough and congestion as well w/out the risks of the others unless you are diabetic. For a cold, rest and plenty of fluids is important. ...Read more

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