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Doctor insights on: Ingredients In Excedrine

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Have the makers of Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 weakened the active ingredients?

Have the makers of Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 weakened the active ingredients?

Weak Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen): Hello. I doubt that 10mg hydrocodone is weaker. You are most likely dealing with tolerance issues with Hydrocodone. Other scenario, which happened to 2 of my patients (BEFORE they started locking up their Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)) is a family member well versed with opiates, swapped out their Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for OTC aspirin. No wonder they weren't getting the same relief! Their pharmacist noted incorrect pill type in bottle ...Read more

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What are the ingredients in 5 hour energy drink?

What are the ingredients in 5 hour energy drink?

Caffeine & sugar: Read labels. Your "energy" drink likely contains a fair amount of caffeine & loads of sugar calories. Have you noticed how you "crash" after the caffeine and sugar wear off a few hours after drinking the product? Instead, eat healthy, get plenty of sleep, and exercise--you'll not only feel better and well rested but your daily performance and outlook will improve. ...Read more

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Is there a legal over-the-counter cough syrup that contains codeine in it in Canada?

Is there a legal over-the-counter cough syrup that contains codeine in it in Canada?

Sorry : Doubt it but do not know the laws and availability in Canada . It's not OTC here ...Read more

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Can I take zinc, loratadine, acetaminophen, dextromethorana hydrobromide, doxylamine succinate, & phenylephrine hci of Together to fight my cold? Basically is that combo safe

Can I take zinc, loratadine,  acetaminophen, dextromethorana hydrobromide, doxylamine succinate, & phenylephrine hci of
Together to fight my cold? Basically is that combo safe

Take off loratadine : Or the doxylamine, both are antihistamines and would interact. If you have high blood pressure, you want to avoid the phenylepherine. Otherwise, rest and fluids, would help, good luck with fighting your cold symptoms ...Read more

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Does allegra (fexofenadine) d have the same ingredients as nyquil?

Does allegra (fexofenadine) d have the same ingredients as nyquil?

Not really: Allegra d contains fexofenadine and pseudo ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) which are a long acting or second generation anti-histamine and a vasoconstrictor. Depending on what type of nyquil it is, it usually contains a first generation anti-histamine, a cough suppression and / or acetaminophen, which is a pain reliever and anti-pyretic or fever reliever medication. They are both used for cold-like symptoms. ...Read more

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Why is there caffeine in fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine)?

Why is there caffeine in fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine)?

Migraine: Because it commonly helps with migraine headaches by improving constriction of blood vessels in the brains of migraine sufferers. ...Read more

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Robaxisal contains codeine phosphate and tylenol (acetaminophen) contains codeine, what's the difference?

Not totally true: Robaxisal is a combination of aspirin and a muscle relaxant. It does not contain codeine. Robaxisal-C contains the same two components plus codeine. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a mild pain reliever and not a muscle relaxant. ...Read more

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Does Prozac have ingredients in it that are similar to Advil (ibuprofen)?

Does Prozac have ingredients in it that are similar to Advil (ibuprofen)?

No: The answer is still no. You've asked the same question, just in a different way. Advil (ibuprofen) and Prozac are nothing alike and cannot be substituted for one another. They are completely different drugs. ...Read more

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Can fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) #3 cause itching?

Can fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) #3 cause itching?

Narcotic itch: Great question. Any narcotic (or opioid medication) can cause the side effect of itching. If the itching is severe, you may have to change to a different medication. Many other things can cause itching too. If you continue to have itching after stopping the medication, then you have to rule out other potential offending agents. ...Read more

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Scientists have discovered any negative side effects of the pain killer fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine)?

Scientists have discovered any negative side effects of the pain killer fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine)?

Addiction: There are barbiturates and they can cause addiction or dependency on the drug. Better than taking any drug for pain is finding out what is causing the pain ad getting rid of the cause rather than treating the symptom. Need more information on the type of pain to recommend resolving the cause. ...Read more

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What quantity of aspirin is contained in over-the-counter aspirin products?

Variable: http://www.reyessyndrome.org/pdfs/medicationscontainingaspirin.pdf. Can check products individually for ASA content. ...Read more