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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Mix An Antiinflammatory With Theraflu

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Antiinflammatory (Definition)

Inflammation is a condition of swelling that may or may not be associated with pain. Anti-inflammatory are medications that block the cause of this condition. Medications include ibuprofen, naproxen, and celecoxib. Steroids (cortisone) are ...Read more


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Is it safe to take both dayquil and theraflu?

Is it safe to take both dayquil and theraflu?

Maybe: But: these are both drugs that address symptoms;nothing here to make you better.I'd suggest choosing one ;added to rest, fluids, and TLC from your mom. ...Read more

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Theraflu and breastfeeding safe?

Theraflu and breastfeeding safe?

Yes: There are several components to this product but all are considered safe for breast feeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Theraflu while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Theraflu while breastfeeding?

Avoid using Theraflu: Theraflu contains phenylephrine and chlorpheniramine that may interfere with breast milk supply. Avoid using other antihistamines and decongestants such as pseudoephrine that may also interfere with breast milk supply. ...Read more

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I have a severe cold and still breastfeeding my 17 months old som.Is it safe to take theraflu cold night and daytime hot powder drink?

I have a severe cold and still breastfeeding my 17 months old som.Is it safe to take theraflu cold night and daytime hot powder drink?

Some of the....: .....Ingredients in theraflu come through in breast milk. As with all drugs taken while breast feeding, only use them if you absolutely need them. The benefits need to outweigh the risks. And it's never a bad idea to discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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My throat has been hurting for a day now, was wanting to know if I can take theraflu while breastfeeding? Also is it safe for the baby to breastfeed w

My throat has been hurting for a day now, was wanting to know if I can take theraflu while breastfeeding? Also is it safe for the baby to breastfeed w

Ok but short course: Assuming the medication is Theraflu flu & sore throat. It contains 3 ingredients- acetaminophen, phenylephrine and pheniramine. Acetaminophen is safe. small amounts of pheniramine can pass to breast milk and baby may be restless or sleepy Phenylephrine could decrease lactation However recent studies seem to ok https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2868610/ Make you don't have strep throat ...Read more

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Is there any anti inflammatory medication that is safe to take with citalopram without causing any potential problems?

Is there any anti inflammatory medication that is safe to take with citalopram without causing any potential problems?

No: Ssri/snri (anti-depressants) and nsaids all interact with platelets. Aspirin also interacts with platelets and can increase risk of bleeding. Being that your are 25 and if otherwise healthy (normal platelets on a CBC - complete blood count). You should be able to take citalopram with minimal risk. If you have easy bruising, black stools other signs bleeding contact your doctor and stop ssri. ...Read more

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After drinking wine when is it safe to take an anti inflammatory ?

After drinking wine when is it safe to take an anti inflammatory ?

Depends...: You should not mix medication with alcohol. So it is safe to take otc meds after the alcohol is out of your system. ...Read more

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Cant take RX anti inflammatory meds because of intestinal bleeding.would OTC ones be safe or should i not take any at all?

NSAIDs: If you cannot take Rx NSAIDs such as Motrin Naprosyn, (naproxen) etc, you should not take the OTC versions which are the same drug, just in lower doses, i.e. Advil, Motrin IB, etc. Unless you have an allergy or liver contraindication, stay with acetaminophen (TYLENOL) and limit your total 24 hour dosage to 3,000 mg. ...Read more

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Is mastebation safe during epididymis? I have had anti inflammatory medicine and antibiotic (3 doses) and don't have any pain now.

Is mastebation safe during epididymis?  I have had anti inflammatory medicine and antibiotic (3 doses) and don't have any pain now.

Safety?: YES; however I suggest giving it a full week after finishing your therapy. Masturbation can increase epididymal tenderness if the infection is not complexly cured- it sounds like you are just about ready. ...Read more

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Are there any natural supplements with anti-inflammatory properties but no bad side effects? If so, how do I go about choosing one that works/is safe?

Are there any natural supplements with anti-inflammatory properties but no bad side effects? If so, how do I go about choosing one that works/is safe?

No free lunch: There's no such thing as a free lunch in medicine. In other words, for any desired benefit from drug or surgery, there's always potential risk but it's not a guarantee of side effect either. OTOH, dietary supplements aren't required to warn you & thus tend to hype & mislead. Studies suggest benefit from turmeric, green tea, ginger, rosemary, cat's claw, devil's claw & willow bark (aspirin). Check ...Read more