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Dramamine Less Drowsy Formula
Not really better: "Sleepy" over-the counter medicine contains a sedating antihistamine, so it may be slightly more effective at drying up runny nose and might make it a little easier to fall asleep compared with daytime cold medicine. Sleep is very important for the body to heal properly. Over the counter medicine treats only symptoms to help you feel better, they do not shorten the disease course at all ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: It should not keep you awake. It may cause heartbeat irregularities but not wakefulness. ...Read more
Is it okay to drink sleepy time sinus soother tea made by celestial seasonings with lexapro (escitalopram) (generic tablet)?
See below: Not sure there is any data that would support that claim. ...Read more
Possibly: Salbutamol would be helpful if your child was wheezing, and the medication helped to relieve those symptoms. Guaifenesin would not be recommended in children under 4 years of age. If they have a cough severe enough needing medication at this age, they need to be seen by their physician. ...Read more
Is it more effective to take more than one Claritin (loratadine) 24 hour reditabs every 24 hours?
Possibly: If you have allergies, you should really see an allergist for a detailed treatment plan tailored to your needs. Otherwise, otc antihistamines can be tried but Claritin (loratadine) is the weakest antihistamine out there. Try something like fexofenadine or cetirizine, both are stronger though they tend to cost a little more. ...Read more
Individual variance: Any medication can produce non-typical effects on some of the population that is not seen in others. Claritin (loratadine) does not seem to cross into the brain in most people, allowing for a lack of sedation for most.However, all of us have some differences in how our body reacts to some medications ant this can be one of them. For you, the medication likely reaches your brain and causes stimulation. ...Read more
5 year old, 50lbs - what is safe simethicone liquid (infant version) dose? What would be safe chew tablet (i.e. adult gas-x) dose for him?
Simethicone : The chew tab Gas-X which is 80 mg is a safe dose to give him. All the best. ...Read more
Yes, no problem.: There is no interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do over-the-counter medicines like decongestants labeled as "non-drowsy" make sleeping more difficult?
Is it ok to take cetirizine (an antihistamine) for sleep? Or, is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) better for sleep?
Zyrtec (cetirizine) works best for my allergy symptoms, but full 10 mg pill makes me pretty groggy for next 24 hrs. Is it safe to split zyrtec (cetirizine) pill into 5 mg dose?
Yes: You can take it either once or twice a day at the 5mg dose. Just don't go over 10mg max per day. ...Read more
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