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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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I have a pretty terrible cold. Is it safe to take theraflu nighttime and melatonin together?

I have a pretty terrible cold. Is it safe to take theraflu nighttime and melatonin together?

Yes, that's safe: Hi. Yes, it is safe to take melatonin with Theraflu (acetaminophen, phenylephrine, and diphenhydramine). I hope you sleep well and feel better soon! ...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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Is theraflu safe for breast feeding moms?

Is theraflu safe for breast feeding moms?

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

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Am anaphylactically allergic to NSAIDs, need pain&anti-inflammatory cream for swollen SCM. Is Topricin safe?

Am anaphylactically allergic to NSAIDs, need pain&anti-inflammatory cream for swollen SCM. Is Topricin safe?

Probably: Non prescription formulations generally do not contain prescriotion chemicals. The web site for topricin did not list its ingrdients. Most topicals have very little systemic absorption. It would be helpful to know which nsaid your were allergic to. ...Read more

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Which type of anti inflammatory drugs would be the most effective for treating my arthritis back pain? I've been diagnosed with arthritis, and i'm in constant pain along my spine. Are the newer anti inflammatory drugs a safe choice to relieve my symptoms,

Which type of anti inflammatory drugs would be the most effective for treating my arthritis back pain? I've been diagnosed with arthritis, and i'm in constant pain along my spine. Are the newer anti inflammatory drugs a safe choice to relieve my symptoms,

NSAID: Not all anti inflammatory medicines are the same. Celebrex (celecoxib) (a cox-2 nsaid) has less GI side effects than Motrin and other nsaids. Naprelan is also an NSAID with less GI side effects. There are also NSAID patches (flector) and ointment preparations (voltaren gel) that i prescribe for patients with high blood pressure and/or GI ulcers/bleeds in which oral NSAID could be harmful. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can I give my 7 year old theraflu?

Can I give my 7 year old theraflu?

Not advised: I would advise against using Theraflu for your child. If there are cold symptoms, providing good hydration, warm liquids and nasal saline help to relieve symptoms. If symptoms persist or worsen, then a visit to your doctor is recommended. ...Read more

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Can i take theraflu with amoxiciline?

Can i take theraflu with amoxiciline?

Yes: Theraflu cold and cough does not have any significant interactions with Amoxicillin according to the reference I use (epocrates.Com). Always a good idea to check with pharmacist. ...Read more

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Can you take ibprophen and theraflu at the same time?

Can you take ibprophen and theraflu at the same time?

Theraflu: There are many different types of theraflu formulations. Be sure not to double dose. Some types of theraflu may already contain Ibuprofen to help with pain and inflammation. Read the ingredient listing on the bottle to see if the one you are taking contains ibuprofen. ...Read more

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It ok to take theraflu and nyquil at the same time ?

 It ok to take theraflu and nyquil at the same time ?

No: These OTC meds both contain a decongestant and acetaminophen. Taking both can be dangerous.

These OTC combination medications are not very effective
and will not make you get better 1 day sooner than taking nothing. Your best bet is to take Tylenol(acetaminophen) for pain or fever and a 12 hour nasal decongestant spray like Afrin for nasal congestion, follow the directions on label. ...Read more