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Took 2 reactine e.s 24 hours ago. Safe to take 2 benadryl (diphenhydramine) now?

Took 2 reactine e.s 24 hours ago. Safe to take 2 benadryl (diphenhydramine) now?

Yes: As long as you are aware that this may make you drowsy- perhaps that's what you want in the first place. ...Read more

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Took an atiivan 2 hours ago is safe to take my zolpidem now for bed time?

Took an atiivan 2 hours ago is safe to take my zolpidem now for bed time?

Unknown: On Health Tap, a virtual consult would be appropriate for requesting personalized recommendations. In general, lorazepam is pharmacologically active for up to a day and the sedative effects are multiplied if zolpidem is also used. That said, it could still be safe in individual circumstances. You could always try non-pharmacological methods to improve sleep. See comment... ...Read more

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Claritin (loratadine) 12 hour and nyquil safe to take together?

Claritin (loratadine) 12 hour and nyquil safe to take together?

Antihistamines: Both medications have antihisstamines. Not sure what you are treating, but if you need both on the same day, then it may be better to see an allergist and get another type of medication to control your symptoms. You should be able to take them together but over time the strategy is not effective. ...Read more

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If I took claratin 24 hour, is it safe to take claratin d 24 hour instead on the same day? Since my problem is that I'm more congested.

Problem: Find out what's making you congested? So problem is bigger than one pill. See an allergist. Decongestant part in pill is heavy dose one time pill ok. Its spring time, use a mask, , nasalcrome prevents allergy. ...Read more

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I took the wrong allegra (fexofenadine) for my symptoms 16 hours ago (allegra (fexofenadine) (fexofenadine) 24 hour). Now I want to take allegra (fexofenadine) d 12 hour. Is it safe to take allegra (fexofenadine) d now?

I took the wrong allegra (fexofenadine) for my symptoms 16 hours ago (allegra (fexofenadine) (fexofenadine) 24 hour). Now I want to take allegra (fexofenadine) d 12 hour. Is it safe to take allegra (fexofenadine) d now?

It is ok: Allegra (fexofenadine) 24 hours is a slow release non drowsy anthistamine. Allegra (fexofenadine) d 12 hours has a decongestant, sudafed or pseudo ephedrine. D stands for decongestant. Allegra (fexofenadine) itself is pretty safe even if the dose is doubled. However, avoid exceeding the dose of decongestant as it can make you hyper and also keep you awake at night.

You may also see an allergist to treat the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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I didn't keep my son's amox-clav suspension in fridge for 22 hours. Is it safe to take still? Should I discard it?

I didn't keep my son's amox-clav suspension in fridge for 22 hours. Is it safe to take still? Should I discard it?

Still safe: There are no specific storage / handling recommendation by the manufacturer after reconstitution of the medication and so if your Amox / clav has not been exposed to extreme temperatures; out of room temperature range, it should still be efficacious. You might want to call your pharmacist. ...Read more

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I took 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) pm 18 hours ago. The box says not to take meds containing diphenhydramine for 24 hours. Is it safe to take clearquil before 24 hrs?

I took 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) pm 18 hours ago. The box says not to take meds containing diphenhydramine for 24 hours. Is it safe to take clearquil before 24 hrs?

Diphenhydramine: Which qlearquil formulation do you want to use? At any rate, read the labels carefully as you did with tylenol (acetaminophen) pm, the idea is not to exceed a total dose of diphenhydramine of 300 mg/24 hours, so if you took 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) pm18 hrs ago, that has 50 mg of diphenhydramine, you should be fine, the label on the tylenol (acetaminophen) was meant to protect you from overdosing if you took full dose of it besides other meds ...Read more

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I have had a lot of trouble sleeping lately, when I take two 25 mg of Diphenhydramine I wake up after a couple hours, is it safe to take three 25 mg?

I have had a lot of trouble sleeping lately, when I take two 25 mg of Diphenhydramine I wake up after a couple hours, is it safe to take three 25 mg?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Higher dose of Antihistamine unlikely to work better for insomnia. Talk to your doctor about options & evaluation for causes of your insomnia. ...Read more

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3 hours post drinking are any meds safe to take at this point?

3 hours post drinking are any meds safe to take at this point?

Sure: There is chronic drinking (every day or so, all the time and how this might affect the liver) and there is acute drinking (a one time binge). The way that drinking can effect other meds is by damaging the liver, metabolizes and disposes of the med, the drug can stay around longer and thus screw you up. ...Read more

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Does grapefruit interact with Cyclafem 7-7-7 28? I'm wondering if it's safe to take it right away or wait for a few hours or not take it at all. Thanks

Does grapefruit interact with Cyclafem 7-7-7 28? I'm wondering if it's safe to take it right away or wait for a few hours or not take it at all. Thanks

Metabolism: The grapefruit does get metabolized by the same cytochrome system as the OC does so the grapefruit could have an effect on contraception ...Read more

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How does 5 hour energy work? Is it safe to take?

How does 5 hour energy work? Is it safe to take?

Stimulant: 5 hour energy drinks contain Amino Acids said to increase alertness, along with b vitamins plus caffeine. If you get jittery with coffee or other caffeine containing drinks, you will get jittery with 5 hour energy. It is relatively safe, but even the manufacturer recommends taking no more than 2 bottles/day. You may also experience a Niacin "flush" lasting a few minutes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take my clozapam after a 2 hour work out?

Is it safe to take my clozapam after a 2 hour work out?

Yes, it is: A workout should have no bearing on the timing of your dose. Just take it as prescribed by your doctor. Your workout will likely help your anxiety unless you are in the unlucky group of 30% of people with panic who worsen with exercise due to Lactic Acid accumulation from muscles during exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a second ambein 10mg ten hours apart?

Is it safe to take a second ambein 10mg ten hours apart?

Not a good: Idea! --- there are side effects to the drug, specifically the long acting variety. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take an abx (pivmecillinam) every 6 hours instead of every 8 as it's not possible for me to eat every 8 hours?

Is it safe to take an abx (pivmecillinam) every 6 hours instead of every 8 as it's not possible for me to eat every 8 hours?

Unlikely: I am not familiar with this antibiotic, however antibiotics should be taken at the time frame that they are recommended. The reason for this is the duration of action of that antibiotic; if it's taken out of the timeframe of recommendation for that medication it's pharmacokinetic may not be accurate and hence not have their appropriate affect. Although most medications should be taken with food you do not have to have it with a full meal. He can have it with a small stack and adequate fluid. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take my baby to a rock gym? There is climbing chalk in the air? Is this safe if we go twice a week. Couple hours.

Is it ok to take my baby to a rock gym? There is climbing chalk in the air? Is this safe if we go twice a week. Couple hours.

Depends: How old is your baby? Even 1 hour straight of exercising would be too long for any child. And a rock gym is not an ideal playground for a small child. I wouldn't recommend. Ask a second opinion. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take griffinoa simplicifolia (extract) for night and rhodiola rhosea at mornings? (ab. 7 hours between each other)?

Is it safe to take griffinoa simplicifolia (extract) for night and rhodiola rhosea at mornings? (ab. 7 hours between each other)?

Yes: Both Rhodiola rosea and Griffinoa simpicifolia can raise levels of serotonin which enhances mood, improves sleep quality and can reduce pain and anxiety. Rhodiola has many additional benefits as well. Rhodiola and Griffinoa may act synergistically and are safe to take together. ...Read more

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My Dr. Prescribed me. 5 mcg of Xanax to take as needed. I've takes it twice at night and once 1.5 hours ago. DS is 11 days old. Safe to bf or p&d?

My Dr. Prescribed me. 5 mcg of Xanax to take as needed. I've takes it twice at night and once 1.5 hours ago. DS is 11 days old. Safe to bf or p&d?

Formula for now: Congrats for being a new Mom! When taking Xanax as needed while nursing, consult again with your doctor to get information about the benefits and risks for your particular case. Though single doses of Xanax can have harmless effects on your breastfeeding infant, when you start taking the medication regularly, your baby may suffer from several health complexities. May you & your baby be safe :) ...Read more

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Is it safe to take two lortab 5-500 in 6 hours?

Is it safe to take two lortab 5-500 in 6 hours?

It is safe: Here is the recommended dosing (hydrocodone 2.5 to 10 mg; Acetaminophen 300 to 750 mg) every 4 to 6 hours
do not mix with alcohol and use as prescribed only. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take mitrazapine half hour after taking ranitidine?

Is it safe to take mitrazapine half hour after taking ranitidine?

Should be: Per the Drugs. Com drug interaction checker- mirtazapine & ranitidine do have reported clinically significant drug interactions. ...Read more

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I it safe to take another panadol (acetaminophen) a half hour after the first?

Probably: Panadol is a form of Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)). If you took 1 regular 325mg tylenol (acetaminophen) and repeated it 30 minutes later, there should be no problem. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is safe to take Suboxone approximately 10 hours after opiate usage?

Please tell me if it is safe to take Suboxone approximately 10 hours after opiate usage?

Use as prescribed: If this is what your doctor suggested you should follow his or her recommendation. 10 hours is usually okay if the opiate is short acting and may need to wait longer if its a long acting opiate. As a general rule you want to be experiencing moderate withdrawals which your doctor can discuss with you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to take another migraine pill an hour and a half before it says I should?

Ask your doctor: Without a lot more information, this can not be answered. Talk to the doctor who prescribed the medication to find out if taking it more frequently than prescribed is ok for you. What might be ok for one person might not be ok for someone else. Your doctor knows you and can help guide you in the safest snd most effective use of medicine. ...Read more

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I used cocaine 8 hours ago is it safe for me to take my suboxone. Please don't lecture about the cocaine one time usage?

I used cocaine 8 hours ago is it safe for me to take my suboxone. Please don't lecture about the cocaine one time usage?

Short half life: Cocaine has a short half-life in the body of about 1 hour, which means that by 8 hours the body has probably metabolised most of it. However if cocaine is used often, the metabolism can slow and it can remain in the system for longer.
It is never a wise idea to mix opiate drugs like suboxone with recreational drugs, as this can cause death (see: numerous dead celebrities). Wait longer to be safe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take zyretec-d 12 hr relief after I took loratadine 10mg 3 1/2 hours ago? I haven't taken zyretec-d in 15 hours

Is it safe to take zyretec-d 12 hr relief after I took loratadine 10mg 3 1/2 hours ago? I haven't taken zyretec-d in 15 hours

Mixing antihistamine: Generally, it's best to follow one's doctor's instructions. If taking a double-dose of antihistamine (a Zyrtec and a Claritin) once in a while, there should not be any noticeable problem. Also, if taking a 12-hour decongestant (the D in Zyrtec-D) and not having too fast of a heart rate nor any shakiness, then taking another dose after 12 or more hours should not cause a problem. ...Read more

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I work shift work and sometimes take melatonin. I also work out a few hours before bed. Is it safe to take Melatonin before a workout in this case?

I work shift work and sometimes take melatonin. I also work out a few hours before bed. Is it safe to take Melatonin before a workout in this case?

Take before sleep: Melatonin is useful to adjust your sleep wake cycle as you do shift work. It also has a sleep-inducing effect. For both these reasons it is probably better and safer to take it closer to your sleep time and not before your workout ...Read more

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Is it safe to take plan b twice in one week after 72 hours? I missed my pills last Friday and start again to catch up by taking 2 pills a day on Weds

Is it safe to take plan b twice in one week after 72 hours? I missed my pills last Friday and start again to catch up by taking 2 pills a day on Weds

Yes, but...: It is safe, but not ideal. And you will need to use backup protection until you get a period and are totally back on track on your pills. I would recommend pregnancy before starting next pack. And it sounds like maybe pills aren't the best option for you - talk to, your doctor about different birth control options that you won't forget to take! ...Read more

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It s been roughly 5 hours since I took 8 unisom when will it be safe for me to take a few more I have been recently taking 8 unisom sleeping tablets e?

It s been roughly 5 hours since I took 8 unisom when will it be safe for me to take a few more I have been recently taking 8 unisom sleeping tablets e?

SEE YOUR DOCTOR!: Your problem is not just insomnia, you system is high energy and a complete pe with blood testing will help pin point the problem. The unisom will add to the confusion. Begin a self-care wellness program of exercise, vits, magnesium, sleep, self/pro massage, chiropractor, heat, stretching. Watch you caffeine intake too. I use acupuncture. ...Read more

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How much tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe to take in 24 hours?

How much tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe to take in 24 hours?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Current guide is not to exceed 2-2.5gm of Acetaminophen per day. This is a pain society guide - fda guide is being rewritten - but currently stands at 4gm per day. Keep in mind this also includes otc products as well. ...Read more

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I took a baclofen an hour ago is it safe to take a loratab now?

I took a baclofen an hour ago is it safe to take a loratab now?

YES but: Watch your ACETAMINOPHEN DOSAGE! Loratab has some and some preparations of BACLOFEN may also contain this medication!

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