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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Entex La (Overview)

Entex LA is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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Is it safe to use entex la for extanded periods of time?

Is it safe to use entex la for extanded periods of time?

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

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Entex La (Overview)

Entex LA is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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Can entex La be taken with antibiotics (Amoxylline)?

Can entex La be taken with antibiotics (Amoxylline)?

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

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Is it safe to use entex la for extanded periods of time?

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

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Are humibid l.A. And entex the same?

Are humibid l.A. And entex the same?

Different: Humibid la is guaifenisin, a mucous-thinning agent. Entex is guaifenisin and phenylephrine, a decongestant. ...Read more

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Are humibid l.A. And entex the same?

Are  humibid l.A. And entex the same?

Common cold: No, both both can be used for symptomatic relief of the common cold. ...Read more

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Are ?Humibid? And entex the same?

Are ?Humibid? And entex the same?

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

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I overdosed on entex?

I overdosed on entex?

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

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Is safe to take entex?

What, not expired?: If you still have the old entex, Entex La or entex pse, they should have expired long ago. It was safe to take at recommended doses only. ...Read more

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I overdosed on entex yesterday; how long does it stay in my system?

I overdosed on entex yesterday; how long does it stay in my system?

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

Dr. Al Hegab
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Phenylpropanolamine And Guaifenesin (Definition)

Phenylpropanolamine|guaifenesin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Dr. Louis Gallia
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Entex (Definition)

Entex is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more