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Diabetic Tussin Dm Medication
Absolutely: Dextromethophan is a cough suppressant but using too much can lead to many side effects including breathing problems, visual changes, blood pressure changes, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, dizzyness, convulsions, hallucinations, and more serious ones like coma in heavy doses. Minimize use following the label directions. If a cough persists, see a doctor. ...Read more
Can be abused by som:
It has been abused by some due to dextromethorphan ingredient and can not be used in children less than 2 years age and needs to be used with caution in children as it can be toxic if used excessively
it shuld only be used for short periods and not in asthmatics and smokers cough for long periods. ...Read more
Yes- what symptoms?: Aleve (naproxen) d cold/sinus contains Naproxen (for pain/fever), Pseudoephedrine (nasal/sinus decongestant) limit 2 tablets/day. Swallow whole. Tussin dm liquid contains Guaifenesin /dextromethorpan (work together to suppress cough) limit 8 tablespoonsfull/day. It is safe to take these together depending on your symptoms. These are adult doses. See physician if symptoms worsen/persist for more than 7 days. ...Read more
I took the recommended dosage of tussin dm about 3 hours ago. Is it okay for me to take nyquil to help me sleep?
No: There have been studies that show that honey works significantly better than cough / cold preparations. They do not work. My favorite thing to do for congestion or cough is simply saline to rinse out your sinuses, or the neil med sinus rinse which goes up and over to wash out your sinuses, but don't any of the otc cough/ cold stuff it just makes you worse. ...Read more
I took a regular dose (2 tsp) of non-drowsy tussin dm this morning for a cough. Am I alright to drink some beers tonight?
So I took Q tussin DM for cough I experienced itching and rash afterwards could medicine have caused it? Second time using and never happened before.
How likely is it for weight loss from a very dry cough of one week? Lost 7 lbs didn't take any meds at first but now taking wal tussin DM.
A weight loss of 7 pounds: In such a short time is bad news. Please see a Physician ...Read more
I take zoloft nightly (12 am)and just took tussin dm (2 pm) will I be okay? I take 50 mg zoloft and 10 ml of the cough syrup. Worried about seratonin
CKD + DM: The answer to your question is "Yes". Diabetes is the leading cause of renal failure in the US. There are 6 stages of chronic kidney disease, with stage being that of patients on dialysis. So a diabetic, depending on the duration of diabetes, the control of blood pressure and glucose, can be in any one of stages 1-5. ...Read more
Diabetic nephropathy: Diabetes (d) affects the kidney and can cause them to fail. The kidney disease caused by d is called "diabetic nephropathy" (dn). Before going into renal failure, those with diabetic nephropathy can go into various stages of ckd. Treatment of blood pressure elevations, proteinuria and blood glucose levels can lead to slowing of kidney failure due to dn. ...Read more
If you have good control of your type 2 diabetes you should have no issues with a second child.
To make sure this is the way it will be please do what you can to keep your blood sugar under control.
PS: My mom had diabetes after she had 3 children and her youngest son, now age 65, has never had diabetes, Neither have I. ...Read more
Is it true gymnema sylvester leaves will regenerate pancreatic beta cells in diabetes patient? Is it true type2 dm reversible once it is established?
Not quite: Type 1 dm is currently not curable. Islet transplants has not had great success. The leaf in question has no randomised clinical study evidence. ...Read more
My 13y daughter is type 1 diabetic. What deficiencies follow with having type 1 dm? By giving her daily multivitamin cover any vitamin deficiencies?
B12, D, E, Magnesium: These (vitamins b12, d, e and magnesium) are often deficient in diabetic patients. Your daughter needs to be in the care of a diabetes specialist and you can ask about how to address nutrition issues - do not just give otc vitamins on your own. The disease is complicated and your daughter, you and a medical team need to all work together to maintain control of it. See link in comments and best! ...Read more
I am type2 DM having normal tension glaucoma with 40% optic nerve damage. Is it due to my diabetics or hereditary?
Tension glaucoma: Probably both but worthwhile checking with your eye doctor. ...Read more
1st visit w/ new dr. Wants f/u visit & me to get diabetes & thyroid labs. Why DM test if healthy & no risk of this? Headaches & chronic sinusitis only
Ask the doctor!: You don't give enough information. But with both diabetes and thyroid function on your doctor's mind, I would wonder if you are obese, which increases diabetes risk and is sometimes (but rarely) due to under active thyroid. But I'm only guessing. Your doctor should have explained it to you -- but if she didn't, just ask. ...Read more
I am hypertensive, missing my medication, and have taken Walgreens Cough DM....should I have concerns?
What HTNsive med?: The DM prob has some anti-HTNsive effect, but that does not mean it is safe to stop your anti-hypertensive med. Some Anti-HTNsive meds can only be gradually reduced, and dangerous otherwise. More info is necessary. ...Read more
I am type 2 DM on oral medication. Now I am preganant. Since I am on tablets instead of insulin can I continue my preganancy?
Yes: Some of the oral meds actually decrease the risk of miscarriage. Others do carry some risk and will need to be changed. There is also a chance that you will need to be put on insulin at some point in the pregnancy but you can with close monitoring have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Best of wishes. ...Read more
I am 39 & with essential hypertension since 18yrs. Also type 2 dm. I am not on regular medications. I am getting occasional left sided chest pain. Why?
Mononucleosis: Mononucleosis often called Mono is an infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Sx fever, sore throat, fatigue, weakness, swollen glands in neck and armpits, loss of appetitie, night sweats. Usually spread by saliva hence kissing disease. Can be spread by exposure to cough sneeze, sharing food utensils. Develop sx after 4-6 weeks exposed to virus. Monospot test. Rx is supportive. No abx. Rest ...Read more
Am on flecainide and lisinopril I have a cold can I take tusinn dm or any other medication for a cold? That is not going to react with my medication
Can I take these two medications together for my cough/congestion and allergies? Allegra (fexofenadine) d and Robitussin-DM
Yes you can.: Take them alternately and not at the same time. ...Read more
Can I take my Brom-pse-dm Cough syrup with ibuprofen for headach and my anxiety medication all at the same time?
Depends...: Do you mean brom-fed dm? And what anxiety med are you taking? The brom-fed cough syrup can make you drowsy as can some anxiety meds. So, depending on which anxiety med you are taking, you do need to be careful about over-sedation by taking both of these meds at the same time. It would be ok to take the ibuprofen at the same time. Let us know exactly which meds you are taking if this is not helpful ...Read more
Any medication for moderate Microalbuminuria other than tight control of HTN. DM with diet exercise like acetylcysteine Taurine?
Possibly: There appears to be some data supporting the use of acetylcysteine taurine for this purpose. You are already taking the usually recommended medication to prevent kidney damage in diabetes, i.e. telmisartan, an angiotensin receptor blocker. These drugs, along with ACE inhibitors, are the standard of care. Notable side effects of acetylcysteine are reported including rash. Review with your doc. ...Read more
BP: Yes, it should cause you no problem ...Read more
Can please explaine systolic dysfunction grade1? mom had echo +had gastric bypass 5mnth ago, lost some weight and stop DM, HTN& cholestrole medications?
Question: Your mom has a complicated story. The most valid answers to your questions will come from her doctor. Answers from out here without complete information aren't necessarily going to be helpful. ...Read more
62 year old aunt is experiencing palpitations. She jus got a nose bleed as well. H/o of htn, dm. Missed her morning medication. Should we rush her to er?
What is the drug of choice for hypertension in middle age male with no history of dm or other chtonic diseases?
Several: Usually we start with one or two drugs. More out now on combination of low dose of two drugs. Usually a combination of an ace inhibitor with low dose hydrocholorothiazide or Chlorthalidone is selected. One may opt for a beta blocker with hctz/chlorthalidone but in males particularly, beta blocker can have untoward sexual side effects. Arb's may be used for ace. It is usually individualized. ...Read more
Is it true that most drug store brands and not derm sold sun screens are not effective bc they don't hv titanium dioxide? Ie elta, that's what dm said
That is not true: In the U.S., there are several ingredients commonly used in today's sunscreens. If the sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB ultraviolet radiation from the sunlight, then it does work. One can get an idea of how well it works by looking at the SPF number (for example, SPF 8, SPF 15, SPF 30). However, a person may see little difference in effect among high SPF's (SPF 40 is similar to 60). ...Read more