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How Much Alka Seltzer Can I Take When Pregnant
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
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Xanax (alprazolam): As prescribed, but usually at least half hour after alka seltzer. ...Read more
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
I just took alka seltzer cold daytime and I'm 25weeks pregnant I didn't know I wasn't suppose to take it is the baby going to be ok?
Alka seltzer/ pregna: Do not worry. it was a one time dose . The data is limited but any associated defects appear to occur when used in the first trimester. Since alka seltzer cold contains phenylephrine a vasoconstrictor ( constricts blood vessels ) would avoid it for the rest of pregnancy -may increase blood pressure and cause other issues. f/u w/ your ob ...Read more
Yes: I don't see any reason not to use those medicines for a short time. ...Read more
Cough medicines: Alka seltzer plus has i believe Acetaminophen and phenylephrine in it which is a decongestant but not an antihistamine. It also has dextromethorphan cough suppressant. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine. So yes you can take them together of added effect on sinus and nasal congestion. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can make you sleepy. ...Read more
Yes: That is not a problem at all. ...Read more
Multiple medications: Before you start treating yourself, you must have a diagnosis in mind. Do you think you have the flu? If so, none of the items you are taking offer any effective treatment for it. They are a little bit like chicken soup, they may not help you and they cannot hurt you. If you have phlegm that is greenish in color, see a physician for antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alka seltzer: Once a day should present no problem. ...Read more
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