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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

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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

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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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Why doesn't a decongestant restore my sense of smell with a bad cold?

Why doesn't a decongestant restore my sense of smell with a bad cold?

AURI: Decongestants dry secretions from your nose when you have colds but it takes a few days before restoring your sense of smell because auri last a few days. ...Read more

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Are there any prescription decongestants? Don't do well tolerating pseudofed.

Are there any prescription decongestants? Don't do well tolerating pseudofed.

Decongestants: Many over the counter medications contain phenylephrine instead of pseudoephedrine. You can try this instead to see if you tolerate it any better. ...Read more

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I get really congested due to year round allergies. I can't tolerate the decongestants. Could i try a child's dose to see if it would help?

I get really congested due to year round allergies. I can't tolerate the decongestants. Could i try a child's dose to see if it would help?

Avoid decongestants: In general, decongestants are not really effective long-term therapies for allergies. Generally, the effects of decongestants are to constrict blood vessels, throughout the body, which really does nothing to treat the causative problem, which is inflammation related to the allergen. Antihistamines, nasal steroids, allergen avoidance, and leukotriene antagonists are more effective. ...Read more

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Sick with severe congestion for three days. Had a temp up until tuesday but no longer have it. Still achy have a cough. Decongestants don't work?

Sick with severe congestion for three days.  Had a temp up until tuesday but no longer have it.  Still achy have a cough. Decongestants don't work?

Viral.....: This is likely a viral infection(perhaps flu) that will run its course over the next few days. For cough and chest congestion, see your doctor (since over the counter meds not working) as you may need bronchodilator and perhaps steroid inhalers to decrease bronchospasm that may be causing the cough. For nasal congestion, perhaps saline nasal spray (over the counter); see doctor if ineffective. ...Read more

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Hello my favorite doctors! Just wondering if the clairitin that doesn't have the decongestant in it keepsyou awake as well? I've heard this complaint.

Hello my favorite doctors! Just wondering if the clairitin that doesn't have the decongestant in it keepsyou awake as well? I've heard this complaint.

Unlikely: Claritin (loratadine) is considered a non-sedating antihistamine. By package insert it is associated with 7% sedation. Higher doses and taking medication that slows the metabolism of loratadine such as erythromycin, cimetidine (Tagamet) or ketoconazole can cause sedation even with 1 tablet. Rarely, it is an upper, but this is unusual. ...Read more

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Can I take NyQuil and Sudafed together since NyQuil doesn't have a decongestant?

Can I take NyQuil and Sudafed together since NyQuil doesn't have a decongestant?

It Depends: Unfortunately, there are mult versions of Nyquil. Some contain the active ingredient in Sudafed (usually actually Sudafed PE which is phenylephrine). Other's do not. When it comes to OTC the counter meds it is as confusing and dangerous as if not more than prescriptions meds. Talk to your doc or pharmacist about the right product(s) for your specific needs and poss interaction with your presc meds ...Read more

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How do I get relief from nasal congesgtion if I have a heart condition and can't take decongestants?

How do I get relief from nasal congesgtion if I have a heart condition and can't take decongestants?

Antihistamine: The decongestant that you cannot take is phenylephrine. This medication can be sold individually or packaged with other medications when the label indicates "-d" such as claritin-d. Antihistamine, on the other hand, is not a problem for most patients with heart disease. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC decongestant?

No specific one: There are numerous otc products available, but since no comparative controlled studies are, to my knowledge, available, it is impossible to say which is best. ...Read more

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What is the natural equivalent to a decongestant?

What is the natural equivalent to a decongestant?

Neti pots can : Reduce nasal congestion. Mix ΒΌ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in the morning. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read more

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Please what are decongestants? And what is a sinus? Thanks a lot

Please what are decongestants? And what is a sinus? Thanks a lot

Sinus air filters: Your sinuses are air filtering chambers, they are behind your cheekbones and behind your forehead and nose. They filter the air that you breathe in and remove allergens. Sometimes when people have allergies or infection the sinuses get very congested. Decongestants are medications that can decrease the congestion in the sinuses. ...Read more

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Is hydromet syrup a decongestant?

Yes and no: Hydromet contains both a cough suppressant and an agent that reduces mucous which may be exactly what you need but it won't unblock a stuffy nose so technically it's not a decongestant. Phenylephrine and Pseudoephedrine are the only oral decongestant ingredients available in the US. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give a decongestant to a 2yr old ?

Is it ok to give a decongestant to a 2yr old
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No.: Decongestants are vasoconstrictors. They get absorbed from the nose to the bloodstream causing rise in the pulse and blood pressure and vasoconstriction to the coronaries and the brain with possibility of stroke, heart attacks, cardiac arrhyhmias. If desperate because child cannot breath through the nose use nasal saline or talk to the pediatrician to decide.After age two most medicines are allowed. ...Read more

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What is the best sympathomimetic decongestant?

Pseudoephedrine: Sudafed is the best i think. It is available as an otc but behind the pharmacy counter, not on the shelf.Not indicated for people with high BP or palpitations or heart disease. ...Read more

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What are natural decongestants for spring allergies?

Yes but: A Chinese herb name Ma Huang had been used for asthma and has some decongestant effect. However this is like taking pseudoephedrine and the side effects are considered unacceptable. ...Read more

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