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Doctor insights on: How Much Alka Seltzer Can I Take When Pregnant

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Can I take oscilloccocinum and alka seltzer?

 Can I take oscilloccocinum and alka seltzer?

What R U treating?: Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic preparation claimed to be made from the (non-existent) "oscillococcus" bacterium, which is marketed to relieve influenza-like symptoms. It is actually derived from duck liver &heart, diluted to 200C—a ratio of one part duck offal to 10400 parts water. Alka-Seltzer is a combo of sodium bicarbonate, aspirin, citric acid. Probably okay together, but what's your goal? ...Read more

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Can i take alka-seltzer while breastfeedin?

Can i take alka-seltzer while breastfeedin?

Maybe,maybe not: There are at least a dozen products carrying this name and some contain antihistamines or phenylephrine that can decrease milk volume, or Aspirin that should not be consumed iy baby may get a viral illness while you are taking it. So some products without the ingredients noted are less worrisome than others. See:hale, t "medications and mothers milk", 2012 ed. ...Read more

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Could i take alka seltzer plus cold if I have allergies?

Could i take alka seltzer plus cold if I have allergies?

Ok except: Alka seltzer contains aspirin, so it should be avoided by those people with Aspirin allergy. Otherwise, alka seltzer at usual doses is well tolerated by those who have environmental allergies. ...Read more

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I'm eight months pregnant. Can I take Alka Seltzer for a cold?

I'm eight months pregnant. Can I take Alka Seltzer for a cold?

No: At 8 months aspirin and NSAIDs which are in alka seltzer are not a good idea. You want to treat just the symptoms which you have. Discuss your symptoms with your OB and ask for recommendations. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to take Xanax (alprazolam) after taking alka seltzer?

Xanax (alprazolam): As prescribed, but usually at least half hour after alka seltzer. ...Read more

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I take one Alka Seltzer tablet every night to help me sleep. Are there any health concerns that I should be aware of?

I take one Alka Seltzer tablet every night to help me sleep.  Are there any health concerns that I should be aware of?

Yes: Alka-Seltzer contains aspirin as its active ingredient. Although most people tolerate this well, it can increase the risk of gastrointestinal ulcers, bleeding, kidney problems, skin reactions, and other rarer side effects. It should be treated as a medicine and not taken lightly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could a 7 year-old take alka seltzer?

Could a 7 year-old take alka seltzer?

Not recommended: Alka-Seltzer contains aspirin, which children under 12 should avoid do to risk of Reye's Syndrome. ...Read more

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Can i take alka seltzer while breastfeeding?

Depends: This is a group of products rather than one.Most are considered ok if the baby is healthy but the Aspirin containing forms should be avoided if baby has a virus. ...Read more