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Can entex La be taken with antibiotics (Amoxylline)?

Can entex La be taken with antibiotics (Amoxylline)?

Yes, but:: You can take them together, but Entex La is probably not that effective. If you are having nasal congestion from a cold Afrin(OTC) which is a 12-hour nose spray is much more effective(but can't use much more than 3 days).

Guaifenesin in Entex is an expectorant that's been used for many years. One study recently suggested it's also not very effective. Staying well hydrated is the best expectorant ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Is it safe to use entex la for extanded periods of time?

Is it safe to use entex la for extanded periods of time?

Avoid prolonged use: Entex has 2 ingredients. One is guaifenesin, a mild cough suppressant (same as in plain robitussin). The other is phenylephrine, a decongestant. A person who feels he needs this type of medication more than 2-4 weeks should ask his primary care doctor about trying other medications. If having allergies or non-allergic runny nose, steroid nasal sprays can help. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Entex allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Entex allergy?

Entex allergy: Entex is a decongestant. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For possible adverse effects see: https://www.drugs.com/entex.html ...Read more

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Are humibid l.A. And entex the same?

Are humibid l.A. And entex the same?

Different: Humibid la is guaifenisin, a mucous-thinning agent. Entex is guaifenisin and phenylephrine, a decongestant. ...Read more

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Are humibid l.A. And entex the same?

Are humibid l.A. And entex the same?

Common cold: No, both can be used for symptomatic relief of the common cold. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Entex overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Entex overdose?

Entex overdose: Entex is a decongestant. An overdose occurs when an excessive or dangerous amount of the medication is taken. ...Read more

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Will entex test positive for amphetamines?

Will entex test positive for amphetamines?

Yes: On screening tests (dipstick tests and other "first use" tests) but NOT on confirmatory tests. Any positive on a screening test should lead to a more sophisticated confirmatory test (usually gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy) which will tell the difference between pseudoephedrine and amphetamine. ...Read more

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I overdosed on entex yesterday; how long does it stay in my system?

I overdosed on entex yesterday; how long does it stay in my system?

Depending on amount: I certainly hope you just took a bit more than what is recommended and not intentional od. Anyhow, entex has 2 meds in it and phenylnephrine has half-life of about 3 hours (time it takes for 1/2 to disappear from your body). Usually there is much left after 5-6 half-lives (15-18hours). If you have bad symptoms, please consult doc. Becareful using any med; some can have devastating consequences. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for entex overdose?

What is the treatment for entex overdose?

Entex: This is Pseudoephedrine just like sudafed. See a doctor or er. He will treat you supportively until it clears. Go to http://www.Rxlist. Com/sudafed-side-effects-drug-center. Htm. ...Read more

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Is safe to take entex?

What, not expired?: If you still have the old entex, Entex La or entex pse, they should have expired long ago. It was safe to take at recommended doses only. ...Read more

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Are? Humibid? And entex the same?

Are? Humibid? And entex the same?

No : Entex was a combination of Guaifenesin (to thin mucus) and phenylpropanolamine (a decongestant) Entex Pse had Pseudoephedrine as a decongestant. The fda took both of these off the market. Humibid la was extended release Guaifenesin alone. I believe the makers Mucinex (guaifenesin) forced all extended release preparations off the us market as well. ...Read more

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I overdosed on entex?

I overdosed on entex?

How do you feel?: I certainly hope you just took a bit more than what is recommended and not intentional od. Anyhow, entex has 2 meds in it and phenylnephrine has half-life of about 3 hours (time it takes for 1/2 to disappear from your body). Usually there is much left after 5-6 half-lives. If you have bad symptoms, please consult doc. Becareful using any med; some can have devastating consequences. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which medicine to take for allergies is most effective?

Which medicine to take for allergies is most effective?

Intranasal steroids: In milder cases of allergy, otc antihistamines such as claritin, allergra and zyrtec can be used. The most effective medications for more severe cases are nasal steroids such as flonase(now generic), nasonex, (mometasone) Omnaris which are liquid sprays, and Qnasl and zetonna which are dry. Head to head studies show that nasal steroids(vs antihistamines)are much better for congestion and allergy symptoms. Vers. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best medicine for cold/allergies?

Could you tell me what's the best medicine for cold/allergies?

Treating congestion: Cold/allergies are usually a very vague and general term to descibe of nasal congestion, runny nose, cough due to post nasal drip and headache if there are sinus infections. Depending on what causes it and how severe your symptoms are, the best treatment can be different. If you can be more specific, it would be helpful. Otherwise, you should see a doctor to be evaluated to see which treatment is best. ...Read more

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Why lately I suffer allergy when take medicine which have pseuoeephedrine?

Define allergy: You do not define your symptoms from the medications. Pseudoephedrine is the decongestant in allergy medications that can cause palpitations and tremors, these are common side effects and are not an allergy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a horrilbe allergy please someone which one is the best medicine?

What to do if I have a horrilbe allergy please someone which one is the best medicine?

No single one: Depending on the severity of your condition.
There is no one best drug for anyone but most people respond well to intranasal cortisone + an intranasal antihistamine. Dymista is currently the only rx drug with this combination.
Avoidance remains the best and consider allergy shots if your symptoms are not adequately controlled. However, allergy shots are not medicine. ...Read more

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Is length of use a drug allergy risk?

Is length of use a drug allergy risk?

No: Not to most medications. Occassionally patients will develop reactions to medications that they have taken long term however this is not the usual course. ...Read more

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How long before allergy medicine works?

How long before allergy medicine works?

Varies: Depending upon the medication used, the time until the onset of effect will vary. Generally antihitamines work relatively quickly and inhaled steroids may take a week or so to have ful effect. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a real drug allergy?

What are symptoms of a real drug allergy?

Rash and anaphylaxis: The most common allergic reaction to a drug is a rash. In severe cases this is accompanied by breathing trouble and could even be life-threatening anaphylaxis. Stomach upset is a common side effect and is not likely to be a true allergy. However, it is still important to let your doctor know this. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of cold allergy drugs?

What are the side effects of cold allergy drugs?

It depends: Strictly for allergy you have the antihistamines that are divided into sedating and non-sedating. The sedating are a heterogeneous group, the commonest side effect is sedation. They can also cause dry mouth and constipation. The non-sedating have generally few side effects. The decongestants (pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine) in combinations and alone cause palpitations, restlessness and increase bp. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is medicine (drug) allergies?

What kind of condition is medicine (drug) allergies?

Medicine allergy: Many people also were falsely labeled allergic to penicillins during childhood. Viral infections are the most common cause of rashes in children. If an antibiotic is given 1-2 days before the rash from the virus would start, your parents are told to stop the medicine because of allergy to the medicine. If this sounds familiar, allergy tests are available to clear these medications off your list. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: drug allergy?

What is the definition or description of: drug allergy?

Reactions to a drug: A drug allergy occurs when a person is sensitive to a medicine. Signs of allergy can include itching, rashes, breathing problems and even life threatening problems like low blood pressure and anaphylaxis. Hepatitis can occur with severe drug allergies. It is imperative to stop the drug causing the allergy. ...Read more

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How are drug allergies diagnosed? By the person at home?

How are drug allergies diagnosed? By the person at home?

History: Most drug allergies are diagnosed based on the patient's history. There is a reliable (97% accurate) test for penicillin allergy. I have found that a picture on a patient's cell phone can be helpful. ...Read more

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Is taking allergy medicine every day ill-advised for me?

No: Most allergy medicine are safe and effective for long term use. Allergies are chronic conditions. See an allergist for evaluation to determine if allergy injections would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Which medicine for seasonal allergies is most effective?

Which medicine for seasonal allergies is most effective?

Most effective med: The most effective medication for seasonal allergies is topical nasal steroid sprays such as qnasl, flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) rhinocort, nasacort, etc. Antihistamines are pretty good for mild symptoms of itching, sneezing, runny nose, but less effective for nasal congestion or stuffiness. The Best effect if nasal spray started before symptoms start! ...Read more

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Please describe a good allergy medicine to use for allergies?

Please describe a good allergy medicine to use for allergies?

Many to choose from: The most effective treatment for nasal allergies is the topical nasal steroid sprays (qnasl, flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc)--they are available by prescription. For over the counter allergy medications, new generation antihistamines such as claritin, zyrtec, and Allegra are helpful. These also come with the decongestant that is sudafed. The best long term treatment for allergies is allergy shots! ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective allergy medicine to take?

What is considered the most effective allergy medicine to take?

Depends: The most frequently used and most available without a prescription are antihistamines. The new generation ones (zyrtec, claritin, allegra, xyzal, (levocetirizine) clarinex) are safe and effective. The most effective treatments for allergic rhinitis are nasal steroid sprays. The strongest allergy medication would likely be considered oral steroids like prednisone, but the significant side effects limit is use. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for somebody with seasonal allergies?

What is the best medicine for somebody with seasonal allergies?

Where are symptoms?: Usually nasal. I'd start with an otc anti-histamine like tavist(clemestidine). ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Phenylpropanolamine And Guaifenesin (Definition)

Phenylpropanolamine|guaifenesin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Entex La (Definition)

Entex LA is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more