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Dr. James Dukelow
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Can I use rhinathiol expectorant and actifed tablet?

Yes: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, like reasons not to take one of those meds. but they are generally used together and are generally quite safe. ...Read more

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What expectorant is good to release phlegm in asthma?

What expectorant is good to release phlegm in asthma?

Wrong approach: Guaifenesin is the only expectorant that does anything, but it isn't very effective. The bigger concern is that there is enough inflammation in the lungs to be producing a lot of sputum. The way to manage that is to identify the allergens triggering the asthma and treat the inflammation so the phlegm doesn't get produced in the first place. See a board-certified allergist. ...Read more

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Can an expectorant cause jitteriness or hyperactivity?

Can an expectorant cause jitteriness or hyperactivity?

OTC meds don't: Really treat anything well, and have many side effects in children as you have discovered. ...Read more

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What is better at night - cough suppressant or expectorant?

What is better at night - cough suppressant or expectorant?

Depends...: The cough etiology needs to be diagnosed so that it can be treated. Neither an expectorant nor suppressant treats the underlying etiology and both can be harmful in certain situations. So, you need to be evaluated by your doctor to determine the etiology of your cough and to render appropriate therapy. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation, a contributing factor. ...Read more

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Should expectorant cough syrup be taken with or without water?

Should expectorant cough syrup be taken with or without water?

Cough syrup +/-water: It is best to stay hydrated when taking an expectorant cough medication. I do not recommend cough medication to my patients. I do however prescribe guaifenesin-containing medications. When i do, i ask that they take the medication with a glass of water. Ask your pharmacist about the best way to take the specific medication prescribed for you. ...Read more

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Im pregnant 8weeks i having cough can I take bena expectorant?

Call: If possible, best to not take anything.But for any mediacation, you should consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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If sob is caused by mucus can. Cough syrup expectorant solve the prob?

If sob is caused by mucus can. Cough syrup expectorant solve the prob?

Possibly: Anyone with thickened secretions can be aided by a mucus thinner like Mucinex (guaifenesin) and drinking plenty of water. If you have heart failure however you shouldn't overload your body with water. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a cough suppressant and an expectorant?

What are the differences between a cough suppressant and an expectorant?

Stops vs thins: An expectorant is a medicine that thins out mucous, making it easier to mobilize and get out. Usually you'll see Guaifenesin as the active ingredient. A cough suppressant stops the body from wanting to cough. This can be ok at night, since you're not supposed to cough anyways, but not a good idea during the day, so mucous keeps moving. Of course, neither is ok for children until at least 4 to 6 y. ...Read more

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Is it okay to prescribe for productive cough both expectorant and antitusive?

Is it okay to prescribe for productive cough both expectorant and antitusive?

Yes: The expectorants are not real effective but in general are safe and well tolerated. There is no problem using antitussives with expectorants and they are frequently found together in various Robitussin (guaifenesin) products. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Expectorant (Definition)

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