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Is Oral Pseudophed Safe To Take For Long Term
Prob ok: Antihistamines have been around for decades, and certainly many more potent than loratadine. They say worldwide the most common drug taken is diphenhydramine, mostly for the sedative properties (as a sleep aid). Antihistamines can affect certain types of glaucoma, and accentuate urine retention in those with prostate issues and dry mucous membranes, but usually not so much with loratadine per say. ...Read more
Maybe Y/N: Multivitamins are sold over the counter because they usually are not harmful. But they are completely worthless and a waste of money. If you have a lab proven vitamin deficiency, then take that specific vitamin. Multivitamins can also be dangerous for some people. Save your money and join a gym. Exercise has been proven to help your health, while multivitamins have been proven not to help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Valium: Valium can be used as a muscle relaxant and if a neurologist presribed it for your condition it can be taken daily and would be safe as long as you followed instructions and be seen regularly so that your condition and medication can be monitored. You shouldn't stop the medication abruptly nor change the dose on your own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Long term: Allegra (fexofenadine) is a new generation, non-drowsy antihistamine with a good safety profile. In general antihistamines as a class have been around for decades and long term use has not been associated harmful side effects. Most clinical trials for safety are 1 year, but practically speaking, Allegra is safe for ongoing use. ...Read more
Vit E: Yes vit e at 200mg is generally safe. ...Read more
Depends but no: If you are using guaifenesin, you must have a cough. You mention gerd on your profile but no mention of cigarettes or environemental exposure. What about infectious exposure. You need to know why your coughing. Please check into this first. Then maybe use the guaifenesin intermittently. ...Read more
Is it safe to take 2500mg tylenol (acetaminophen) daily long term? Is it also safe to take that long term during pregnancy?
Tylenol (acetaminophen) Toxicity: The simple answer to your question is no. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is very toxic in high and regular doses to your liver. I am not sure why you are taking this daily and would advise you to get to your obstetrician to make sure they are aware of this and to give them a chance to discuss healthier options for you. ...Read more
Read the book: The i pledge book can bbe gotten at your doctor's office or found on line. This explains side effects in detail and prepares you to decide . Each patient is different. Patients who are good candidates , are grateful to have it. Most of my patients have not had any side effects so it is helpful for the right patient.. Dosage is usually lower for patients who have had laser care. ...Read more
Is it safe to take claritin-d every day? Are there long term side effects and what does pseudoephedrine interact with, if anything?
Allergies: In general, it it safe to take antihistamines everyday for allergies. Claritin-d includes the decongestant as you mentioned, and i tend to avoid that for people on a long term basis. It increases vasoconstriction and this has a variety of effects including more work for the heart and elevated blood pressure. There are other medications that can help with congestion. See ent/allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Buspar (buspirone) is probably: The safest medication in psychiatry. No long term effects known. Buspirone has been assigned to pregnancy category b by the fda. Animal studies failed to reveal evidence of fetal damage. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Buspirone should only be given in pregnancy when need has been clearly established. www.drugs.com. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is it safe to take zyrtec (cetirizine) most days of the year or is there a chance for long term problems with taking it too much? I try to avoid taking medicines.
Zyrtec (cetirizine) : Zyrtec is a safe anti-histamine with a relatively good tract record in long term users. But note that all medications have side effects. However, some are willing to take a small and smart risk for a better quality of life. Discuss nasal antihistamines & other non-systemic treatments with your doctor. With immunotherapy, an immunologist may be able to help avert your need for medications. ...Read more
Yes!: But for appropriate sino-pulmonary reasons!Get a more detailed answer ›
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