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Can I give my 3 month OTC pedia care daytime multi-symptoms cold medicine? She weighs 18.lbs. acta

Can I give my 3 month OTC pedia care daytime multi-symptoms cold medicine? She weighs 18.lbs.      acta

Usually in babies: we try to use nasal saline drops for nasal congestion. if coughing or sneezing see her pediatrician. however Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be safe to use ...Read more

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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

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

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Will it cause a false positive if you used cold medicine prior to a urine drug screening ?

Will it cause a false positive if you used cold medicine prior to a urine drug screening ?

Decongestants: Occasionally decongestants will show up as amphetamines. The rest should be okay. ...Read more

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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

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

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Do daytime cold medicines make your heart speed up?

Do daytime cold medicines make your heart speed up?

Cold medicines: If a cold medicine contains a decongestant such as Pseudoephedrine or Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) it can result in increased heart rates by increasing adrenaline (epineprine) levels. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Diet pills: If your diet pills contain stimulants (are controlled substances), then yes, it will appear on most urine drug tests. If you are in the US, and the diet pills are prescribed and you must sign for them, then it is likely that they do contain a controlled substance. ...Read more

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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 congestionsaline 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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Can i use abuteral after taking cold medicine?

Can i use abuteral after taking cold medicine?

Asthma meds: 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

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Could cold medicine makes any one else feel loopy?

Could cold medicine makes any one else feel loopy?

Yes.: Cough medicines may cause drowsiness, and may make you feel lightheaded, medications that contain Diphenhydramine are more commonly known for this. Other medications can be mild sedatives, that make you sleepy, can cause dry mouth... etc... ...Read more

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Is it okay to take expired cold medicine? (6 months)

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

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What are some cold medicine alternatives for my baby?

What are some cold medicine alternatives for my baby?

Cool mist vaporizer: Cold medications should not be used in babies or children. They are not effective and babies and children are often overdosed on them. Use a cool mist vaporizer, saline nose drops and suctioning the nose with a suction bulb made for babies. ...Read more

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Help please! is anyone else out there worried about giving cold medicine to children?

Help please! is anyone else out there worried about giving cold medicine to children?

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

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Is tussin a good cold medicine?

Is tussin a good cold medicine?

It can be used: Tussin is a combination med with dextromethorphan and guaifenesin, which may relieve symptoms of congestion with cold and may benefit foe a short 2to3 days use. ...Read more

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Safe cold medicine for rye 2 diabtetis.

Safe cold medicine for rye 2 diabtetis.

Some: 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

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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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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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What's the recommended cold medicine for a nursing mother? Thanks!

What's the recommended cold medicine for a nursing mother? Thanks!

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

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