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Coricidin Cough And Cold Active Ingredients
Is it bad to mix coricidin cough and cold and major cough and cold both are the same just different brands?
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
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
Not Good: Not agood idea as the drugs are similar enough to worry about side effects from incorrect, too high doseage. ...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?
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
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
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
Can I take clonazepam with cough medicine? (dextromethorphan hbr with chlorpheniramine maleate) aka Coricidin high blood pressure cough and cold?
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?
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
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
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
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 took prednisone And coricidin for cough, later in day passed out briefly, could these drugs cause this?
Needed sore throat relief, accidently got coricidin cough and chest congestion. Even though it's not labeled, can it relieve sore throat discomfort?
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
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
No cure...: There is no cure for the common cold, which can cause cough and fever. It is usually due to a viral infection so symptoms are treated while the infection runs its course, usually over several days to a week or so. See your doctor if symptoms are severe or worsening over time. ...Read more
Symptom relief: There is no cure for the common cold, but there are meds that may make the symptoms a little more bearable. These include over-the-counter pain and fever relievers, nasal sprays, and cough medications. If you have several medical conditions, take prescription medications, or treating a young child, check with your doctor before taking OTC medications. Http://www. Healthline. Com/health/cold-flu ...Read more
Are you asking: Because you desire to use it recreationally? Some medications do have that potential - but most don't. ...Read more
Yes and No: Sometimes yes and sometimes no. Some over the counter medications are not safe for all babies. It is wise to have a discussion with your doctor about which medications you can use for some common problems, and write down the advice. Recheck with followup visits. ...Read more
Prolonged symptoms: Once and upper and or lower respiratory infection goes on for over 10 days, it is suspicious that you have gone from a viral condition to a bacterial condition that may require antibiotics. You need to see MD to check you and determine what the best course of action is. ...Read more
A bit long: A cough and chesty cold for 10 days is a bit long for a typical viral infection. You don't say whether you have a fever, sweats, chills, are short of breath or feel ill. The absence of those is somewhat reassuring, but not enough to say there is nothing to be concerned about. With your history of dm it would be best for you to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Avoid Cold medicines:
Cough in young children is extremely frustrating for parents. Unfortunately cough medications used in adults don't work in children. Decongestants in combination with cough medications can actually be harmful.
Using guafenesin may be helpful to help secretions stay loose. Increasing fluid intake and humidity in the air can definitely help. Honey (for kids over 12 months) may be a natural remedy. ...Read more
Better to wait: The american academy of pediatrics has positioned against cold and cough medications for children, because the side effects of the medications far outweigh the benefit. They do not treat the cold virus. Unfortunately we are all susceptible to these viral illnesses which last 2-5 days, while the cough may persist a few additional day beyond. Stay patient and check with your pediatrician if needed. ...Read more
Saline nose drops/fl:
All you can do is use saline nose drops followed by gentle suction and make sure the baby is eating and drinking well. If there is fever over 100.5f, give tylenol (acetaminophen) and if not getting better or cogh is worse and fever is high or baby not feeding well, get the baby checked by your pediatrician
if there ia any concern call your pediatrician or let him/her check the baby. ...Read more