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Entex Er Medication
No : Entex was a combination of Guaifenesin (to thin mucus) and phenylpropanolamine (a decongestant) Entex Pse had Pseudoephedrine as a decongestant. The fda took both of these off the market. Humibid la was extended release Guaifenesin alone. I believe the makers Mucinex (guaifenesin) forced all extended release preparations off the us market also. ...Read more
How do you feel?: I certainly hope you just took a bit more than what is recommended and not intentional od. Anyhow, entex has 2 meds in it and phenylnephrine has half-life of about 3 hours (time it takes for 1/2 to disappear from your body). Usually there is much left after 5-6 half-lives. If you have bad symptoms, please consult doc. Becareful using any med; some can have devastating consequences. Good luck. ...Read more
Depending on amount: I certainly hope you just took a bit more than what is recommended and not intentional od. Anyhow, entex has 2 meds in it and phenylnephrine has half-life of about 3 hours (time it takes for 1/2 to disappear from your body). Usually there is much left after 5-6 half-lives (15-18hours). If you have bad symptoms, please consult doc. Becareful using any med; some can have devastating consequences. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: on screening tests (dipstick tests and other "first use" tests) but NOT on confirmatory tests. Any positive on a screening test should lead to a more sophisticated confirmatory test (usually gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy) which will tell the difference between pseudoephedrine and amphetamine. ...Read more
Yes, but:: You can take them together, but Entex La is probably not that effective. If you are having nasal congestion from a cold Afrin(OTC) which is a 12 hour nose spray is much more effective(but can't use much more than 3 days). Guaifenesin in Entex is an expectorant that's been used for many years. One study recently suggested it's also not very effective. Staying well hydrated is the best expectorant ...Read more
Avoid prolonged use: Entex has 2 ingredients. One is guaifenesin, a mild cough suppressant (same as in plain robitussin). The other is phenylephrine, a decongestant. A person who feels he needs this type of medication more than 2-4 weeks should ask his primary care doctor about trying other medications. If having allergies or non-allergic runny nose, steroid nasal sprays can help. ...Read more
What happens if she takes metformin 500 mg ER with no medical problems this medication is used for ?
How do I get medication for my anxiety with no insurance instead of having to go to the ER everytime?
Medication for anxie: You should check into the insurance established by Obama Care, but also check with County Mental Health. It isn't a good idea to let yourself get to the place where you have to go to the ER, and after a while they may not be willing to prescribe if you aren't doing anything to resolve the anxiety long-term. therapy is the best choice, but SSRI meds can stabilize anxiety and don't produce dependenc ...Read more
I've been having the worst migraine for the last 38 hours. I can't take anymore medication. Should I got to ER?
YES: Please have someone drive you -ASAP!Get a more detailed answer ›
Im on Ultram ER 100mg, how often does it release a dose of the medication and approximately how much? Same questions for Ultram ER 200mg.
Continuously: As does the 200 mg dose. It is dosed every 12 hours, so figure the original dose/12 hours in mg. ...Read more
My 3 month old has been diagnosed with reflux however the medication isnt helping and still cries in pain for hours should I take her to er?
Acid Reflux: Unfortunately medication may not be able to help. Decreasing acid production will not get rid of reflux and acid reflux may not be the cause of the crying. Many babies have colic and cry for unknown reasons. Some things that may help colic are vibrations, car rides, white noise, etc. But all babies are different. Also look for hair tourniquets. If she won't eat the er is appropriate. ...Read more
Have to drop 10 medications that I have been taking religiously for the last 3 years in a week because I can't get a new PCP. Is this ER worthy?
10 Meds: If I read you correctly I strongly recommend that you have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Please take with you your bottles of meds. Hope all goes well -- cannot see why not! ...Read more