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Entex La Medication
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
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
Is it safe to take 2 overactive bladder medications Detrol (tolterodine) LA 4mg with Oxybutynin Er 10 mg...
Not a good idea: They are the same class of medicine (antocholinergic) and both work in pretty much the same way, by reducing spasm of the muscle that contracts to push urine out of the bladder. Taken in excess they can actually cause incontenence by paralysis of that muscle (overflow incontenence). If the meds are not working you should see a urologist. You can have systemic side effects with too much meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hv sliding hiatus hernia with gerd, esophagitis la grade b, duodanitis.I don't have any symptom now like heartburn etc.Does it mean, medication NT rqr?
Stay on meds: I would use anti-acid producing medication until you know the damage to your esophagus heals. This means another endoscopy. If the esophagitis comes back after healing and stopping meds, may need to consider an anti-reflux procedure which could be done endoscopically or surgically. Hope this helps, and you have a merry christmas! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Actually I am now on la ritalin and its worse than short acting. No improvement after a month. I've had general and social anxiety since I was 12 (it comes and goes) and no anxiety, depression medication nor behavioral therapy ever helped.
I have been diagnosed with adhd. Used Ritalin la 40 for many years but hate the side effects . Recently started using mentat and it has been helping . Will concerta be better ? Is there any medication to eliminate the side effects of these stimulants
WHAT SIDE EFFECTS?: I am not sure what side effects you mean. Ritalin LA and Metadate and Concerta are all similar methylphenidate products. The longer acting ones tend to have fewer side effects and sometime to can mitigate the issue by eating first. If this does not work discuss with your doctor about the side effects and perhaps switch to something different. ...Read more
Hi doctors, was just wondering what is another prescription medication, for urinary incontinence, that would do the same thing as detrol (tolterodine) la?
My doctor diagnosed me with scabies. She told me to go buy Rid lice treatment. But if it didn't work to fill a script she gave. They were oral medication I took for only 7 days. I done one treatment, took all 7 pills then done another Rid treatment. My la
Very confusing: Rid is not a treatment for scabies. You fail to note the name of the pills or the name of the "prescription." Sounds like you need a better DR. If you really have scabies, ivermectin pills are a single dose with one more dose 2 weeks later. Permethrin cream is used once all over the skin, then repeated in 1 or 2 weeks. All contacts are treated, even if not itchy. From first treatment to absence of ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer