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Is it safe to take Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM while on Lexapro, (escitalopram) Synthroid, Zyrtec, Dymista Nasal Spray & Albuterol nebulizer?

Is it safe to take Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM while on Lexapro, (escitalopram) Synthroid, Zyrtec, Dymista Nasal Spray & Albuterol nebulizer?

Many meds: At your age (or anyone else for that matter) taking five medicines and wanting another one is not smart unless your doctor has told what medical problems you have. Having said that, if your doctor did prescribe those meds, over time the meds should be reduced. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Is Azo medication safe for breast feeding?

Is Azo medication safe for breast feeding?

According to : Drugs.Com no recommendations can be made on the use of large quantities of cranberry products during breastfeeding.". ...Read more

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Any natural decongestants? Sudafed causes insomnia. Flonase seems ineffective. Congestion affects sleep.

Any natural decongestants? Sudafed causes insomnia. Flonase seems ineffective. Congestion affects sleep.

Better medications: There are better medications to control nasal congestion, such as nasal antihistamines combined with nasal steroids. Please consult an allergist for good advice on controlling your symptoms. ...Read more

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Which type of nasal decongestant/ cough suppressant can I take while breastfeeding?

Which type of nasal decongestant/ cough suppressant can I take while breastfeeding?

Suggestions: Sudafed and afrin are safe decongestants, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and nasal steroids ok for allergy symptoms. Honey is a good cough suppressant. Oral steroids for severe allergy symptoms or oral narcotics for severe cough are ok. Best to clear any meds with OB or pediatrician. ...Read more

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Using Tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus medicine to combat Rhinitis caused by side effect from medication. Is that ok?

Using Tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus medicine to combat Rhinitis caused by side effect from medication. Is that ok?

Most likely: The only exception would be if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure. Tylenol (acetaminophen) Sinus has phenylepherine, which is a vasoconstrictor, and can increase blood pressure. Use with care if your BP is too high. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) and zyrtec okay during breastfeeding?

Probably Safe: Guafenesin (mucinex) has some evidence of safety during breastfeeding while Cetirizine (zyrtec) has not been studied. Both are typically safe for use in children though so are unlikely to cause any issues. ...Read more

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Can you use nasal spray such as affrin for congestion while breastfeeding? Can you drink Thera flu? Nursing a 6 week old..

Can you use nasal spray such as affrin for congestion while breastfeeding? Can you drink Thera flu? Nursing a 6 week old..

Sinus meds: Unfortunately for you, studies are rarely done on breastfeeding women, so very few medications are considered "okay" while breastfeeding. The 2 you mentioned are in that grey zone. Try using nasal saline rinses and get plenty of rest and fluids to manage your cold symptoms. ...Read more

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What is safe to take for allergies( congestion, scratchy throat, sneezing, runny nose) while breastfeeding? Breastfeeding only once per day.

What is safe to take for allergies( congestion, scratchy throat, sneezing, runny nose) while breastfeeding?  Breastfeeding only once per day.

Use non-sedating: antihistamines that are available over the counter, such as Claritin, Zyrtec, or Allegra unless your infant is a newborn. You may find a slight decrease in milk production, which would be an issue if you are trying to build up your supply, but the trace amounts in your milk should not be harmful to your infant. ...Read more

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Does taking antihistamine (levocetrizen) as medication for symptomatic dermatographism has any effect on breastfed child?

Does taking antihistamine (levocetrizen) as medication for symptomatic dermatographism has any effect on breastfed child?

Yes: Ref: webmd:Small occasional doses of levocetirizine are probably acceptable during breastfeeding. Larger doses or more prolonged use may cause drowsiness and other effects in the infant or decrease the milk supply, hope it helps you ...Read more

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Is dextromethorphan hbp safe while breast feeding?

Is dextromethorphan hbp safe while breast feeding?

COUGH RX: It should be safe since you take only 2 tsp. @ bedtime. ...Read more

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Sudafed while breastfeeding?

Sudafed while breastfeeding?

I wouldn't: The american academy of pediatrics says that sudafed is compatible with breast feeding. However, it's known to enter the milk; i advise against using any medicine that enters the milk unless you really have to, and i don't know of any situation where you really have to use sudafed. ...Read more

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Can i take otc sinus congestion medicine after taking abuterol by neubilize?

Can i take otc sinus congestion medicine after taking abuterol by neubilize?

Cautiously yes.: The OTC sinus medicine may not be safe for some people especially if they have high blood pressure. The OTC sinus medicine usually does not react with the Albuterol, but you may feel some fast heart beat. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus congestion and pain cold pills

Can pregnant women take tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus congestion  and pain cold pills

Check ingredients: These products contain a cocktail of four or more medications--avoid ibuprofen, Naproxen and Aspirin in pregnancy. Tylenol/acetaminophen is fine, and i don't see harm with Guaifenesin or phenylephrine. As a rule it's probably better to just buy the individual medication/s you need for symptom relief, even when you're not pregnant--avoid these cocktails. ...Read more

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Sudafed + beconase (beclomethasone) + anti-histamine is good sinusitis medicine?

Sudafed + beconase (beclomethasone) + anti-histamine is good sinusitis medicine?

Yes: It's a good combination for chronic sinusitis, but not acute bacterial sinusitis which would require antibiotics. Decongesting the nose is helpful in acute as well as chronic sinusitis. ...Read more

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Is tavist (clemastine) cold and sinus medication still available?

Is tavist (clemastine) cold and sinus medication still available?

TAVIST(CLEMASTINE): Yes it is available as brand name and generic clmastine, in march 2011 fda approved it to be available over the counter without prescription. ...Read more

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