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Daytime Cold Medicine Medication
Can I give my 3 month OTC pedia care daytime multi-symptoms cold medicine? She weighs 18.lbs. Acta
Can a person with asthma take medication for a cold? My daughter who is 3 has asthma, and right now she have a cold, her doctor prescribed her cold medicine (liquid)...Everyone is telling me not to give it to her because she have asthma that people with as
Knowledgeable friend: Most "cold" medications have been studied thoroughly over decades. They were often routinely prescribed to any kid at almost any age. However, we now feel that they have little to offer any kid under age 12, if then. There may be a specific reason this was offered, but sometimes these are given as a reflex, to reward you for coming in. I don't use them, asthma or not at that age. ...Read more
Decongestants: Occasionally decongestants will show up as amphetamines. The rest should be okay. ...Read more
The ua drug test when u take a ua what does the ua look for what materials does it detect if I were to take cough and cold medicine would I fail
Depends: There are different tests, and different agencies (the gov't, employers, cops, schools) sometimes use very different panels of tests. They usually test for marijuana, amphetamines, pcp, opiates, benzos, cocaine. Some test for many more, including the newer drugs ("bath salts", k2/spice). Some cough meds have dextromethorphan or Codeine and those can show + tests. Others don't and will be negative. ...Read more
I have high bp, tachycardia, and take 9 different medications. What cold medicines are ok for me to take?
Can you list medicin: It would be helpful to know the meds then I could be more helpful ...Read more
I have a drug test today and I have been taking diet pills and cold medication along with ibuprofen and prescription neproxine. Will this affect me?
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
During a cold your asthma may worsen. An asthma action plan should be written by your doctor. The forms are available on line. The albuterol is used to treat cough, wheezing, shortness of breath. A controller medication is used to prevent and control worsening your asthma.
Cold preparations do not treat asthma, and generally should be used sparingly. Nasal saline can relieve your congestion. ...Read more
No.: Expiration dates are established to drugs in order to "guarantee" the effectiveness of the same. Depending on the medicine, it can do nothing or it could work as an exception but there is no way that a doctor can okay the use of it. ...Read more
Sure: Every single medicine has risks and benefits. If the risk does not outweigh the benefit, you should not use the medicine. As far as cold meds, they have a lot of side effects, especially in kids. The benefits are limited, as no medicine is going to cure a cold. It just might reduce symptom a bit. So using alternative treatments like warm fluids, humidity and saline rinse much better way to go. ...Read more
Depending on you other diabetic related issues, cold preparations with decongestants like pesudoephedrine or phenylephrine can cause vasoconsitrction whcih in turn may affect your blood pressure and circulation. Best to talk it over with your physician before taking any steps yourself.
Good luck. ...Read more
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
Protecting Baby: When you are sick, you and your baby will almost always benefit from continuing to breastfeed. Avoid multi-symptom meds with multiple active ingredients. Decongestants like Pseudoephedrine are safe although very small amounts can be passed to baby and may minimally decrease milk production. Use dextromethorphan for cough. Antihistamines can cause sedation in infant. Avoid use of aspirin. ...Read more
I have a adiction to a cold medicine. I want to stop. What is this doing to my body? How can I stop?
Like a hallucinogen:
I am assusming yo u are using cold medicine with dextrometrophan known as candy, ” “c-c-c, ” “dex, ” “dm, ” “drex, ” “reddevils, ” “robo, ” “rojo, ” “skittles, ” “tussin, ” “velvet, ” and “vitamin d. Can cause bizarre and hyperactive behavior, nystagmus, ataxia, hallucinations, CNS depression, and a false-positive urine test for pcp.2
look for help current treatment available is naltrexone. ...Read more
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
For 5 days I've been feeling very jittery. It's like the feeling one gets when taking too much cold medicine. I'm having a hard time getting to sleep?
See a dr.: Your symptoms appear to be those that need to be attended to by a Dr. Or an emergency department. It is better to be checked rather than hoping and waiting for your symptoms to subside, which they may not or may get worse. ...Read more
Drowsy cold medicines frequently have some sort of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in them. This is great if you want to sleep. If you need to function, your best bet is Pseudoephedrine 160 mg so you can take it twice daily. This with 2 -3 days of a nasal decongestant works wonders while keeping you awake! ...Read more
Yes: Elderberry is safe and helps fight the flu as well. Vitamin d boosts the immune system and helps prevent colds. Vitamin c is well tolerated. Colloidal silver as well. There is a chinese herbaceutical called a.I.R. That is also wonderful. Check it out on www. Franzcenter. Com under herbaceuticals. ...Read more
Yes: The otc cold remedies taken as directed are safe with antibiotics. ...Read more
Please specify: The cold medicine so that we can answer your question. Take care. ...Read more
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