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Menthol Cough Drops Side Effects
Packaging of 9.1mg Menthol cough drops says I can take 1 drop every 2 hours. Is this the maximum amount I can safely have?
A Drop In The Bucket: Maybe they're worried about too much sugar, unless they are sugarless. In that case, maybe worried about too much Eucalyptus (menthol)--tell that to the Indian chief in his sweat lodge! So, I really don't see a problem unless you're chewing them down by the dozens, which will defeat their rather meager purpose. All-in-all I'd say you could take a few more than that as long as you don't mind your breath ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Tiny clear blisters on the inside of both cheeks in the area where I'd hold a cough drop. Been using Halls menthol cough drops. Could this be why?
No: Most likely, this is another reason for this blisters. You can use camomile tea for gargling mouth many times per day for 2-3 days. If no better go to the doctor. ...Read more
Yes.: Of course it works better when not delivered in smoke. ...Read more
Are non menthol cigarettes worse than menthol? I ask since menthol is used in cough drops. I know both are bad so please don't answer with that
Otherwise: Otherwise there would be a warning sign. And menthol has been around for many years. Therefore there should be no problem. ...Read more
Does inhaling menthol vapors or sucking a cough drop really open up breathing passages, or just feel cold and is perceived as opening things up?
Some menthol DOES: Open up nasal passageways; however, it doesn't last very long...Sometimes it's better to use straight saline nasal spray or spray gel, because in the winter, nasal membranes will swell when they are dry. The saline penetrates the swollen membranes and causes them to shrink, secondary option might be a nasal steroid. ...Read more
Probably not: But you should not take too much of anything. ...Read more
I just got prescribed voltaren (diclofenac) 10% 1% menthol should I be concerned about any side effects? And how often should I apply it?
See details: What are you using it for? If it is for muscle of joint pain, apply it 4 times a day. ...Read more
The right side of my throat has been hurting when I swallow and at times speak. I have tried cough drops, water, tea, and a humidifier.
Time sensitive: If your pain is worsening I would recommend seeing your physician to get a detailed history of recent events and your doctor may need to look at the area or refer to ENT doctor. ...Read more
Itchy throat & dysphagia only at night; better after I eat cough drops. Developed sore throat; feels like something is stuck on right side. Bothersome?
Terrrible side effects of cough, pnd and mucsle aches on perinodopril for hipertension. Can you suggest another drug? Bp 120/80, 57yr male and no kidney
Codeine cough syrup: If I understand your question correctly, you are consuming Codeine cough syrup for the last 8 years? It sounds like you might have not been using this for a cough, but perhaps for some other reason. Used chronically, Codeine can be addictive and also cause constipation, lightheadeness, drowsiness, nausea, sweating, etc. Http://tinyurl. Com/khflmgd. ...Read more
Whooping cough shot: I would go to CDC site for full discussion. And discuss with your Dr. Who knows you best. ...Read more
Is one of the side effects of Atenolol a cough? I have had a off and on cough for awhile now. It doesn't bother me, it's just very annoying. Thanks.
Not usually: Atenolol belongs to a class of medications call beta blockers. Medications in this class can cause bronchospasm which may be manifested as cough, particularly in patients with asthma. You mention also that you have dizziness which may be related to the medication. See your physician for evaluation. ...Read more
Somnolence: May cause excessive somnolence. So I would try to avoid if possible. ...Read more
I ve bad chronic cough and was given gabapentin, I saw long list of side effects on leaflet, is there a way I can avoid its side effects? I must use it
Gabapentin? Cough?: If you have been given Gabapentin for a chronic cough i'd like to know that you had exhausted every other conceivable option. I'd like to know your work up and previous meds tried. In low dose the side effects can be pretty mild but if you haven't been adequately evaluated it is not correct to use early. ...Read more
Minimal: Most over the counter cough medications (known as anti tussives) are typically very safe. Dextromethoraphan is a good cough suppressant and there are many "branded" versions out there. The most common side effects include dizziness and drowsiness; most people have no side effects. ...Read more
Nausea, drowsiness: Hycodan (hydrocodone) contains a narcotic that when ingested could give a "high", but it could also make people feel sick, nauseated, faint, groggy, have shallow breathing, get constipated. Used over a long period of time, people get dependent, meaning they get withdrawal symptoms when stopping. It's a medicine to be used with caution. ...Read more
Would be: Extremely unusual.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possible: It's possible. The only way to know for sure is to stop the med, wait for the side effects to resolve, and then reintroduce the med. ...Read more
If my doctor increases Ramipril 2.5mg to 5mg how likely is it to get side effects like the dry cough?
Each pt is different: You'll just have to try it and see. Each pt is different! You are presumably being prescribed it for high blood pressure. There are plenty of drugs that can be used to treat high BP. If the side effect is intolerable for you tell your doc and change to another class of drugs. ...Read more
What are the chances of developing side effects from Mucinex (guaifenesin) fast max severe congestion and cough?
Side effects: There are side effects with almost every medication you take-over the counter and prescription. Difficult to predict who will experience them and to what extent. Taking the medication as directed can decrease the likelihood in some instances but never any guarantees. Sometimes it's a matter of do the side effects make you feel worse than the medication makes you feel better. Good luck! ...Read more
Tessalon perles (benzonatate) given for cough. Scared of side effects--says hallucinations possible?! is this a generally safe medication?
Yes: It is usually a very safe medication. ...Read more
I have been using duo set and maxiflo 250 rotacaps by cipla for the last 6 months to control persistent cough. Is there any side effects if I continue?
Work with the doctor: All meds can have some side effects in some people. Duoset has ipratropium & salbutamol, to help open up airways and decrease mucus. Maxiflo has fluticasone and formoterol, to treat asthma too. The salbutamol & formoterol are similar drugs. With long term use, one must work with his doctor to see if the diagnosis is correct, to see if he is getting well, and to see if some meds can be weaned down. ...Read more
4 yr old had paraflu had croupy bad cough got predisolone cough is better lil fevershould I stop using it because of the side effects I'm sick now too?
What are the side effects of mixing cough medicine and alcohol? Especially if you use cough medicine to get high then drink to get drunk?
Misuse: Wow - this is a loaded one. Firstly - do not mess around with medication or chemicals to get a high - this is sick. Secondly - drinking to get drunk is a disease of addiction. Both practices are bad and means that treatment is needed. Never mix cough medicine with alcohol and never take one to get high and the other to get drunk. ...Read more
Got flu shot friday having side effects that comes along with it and having chest pain to it hurt when I breath in or out, cough, when I bend down?
Is it safe to use steriod tablets for 1 to 2 weeks on periodic basis if one has severe cough variant asthma? Or will it still cause many side effects?
Steroid use for resp:
Steroid use in respiratory problems is routine medical therapy. I should be regulated by your medical provider, so hopefully it won't become chronic usage, which definately has many side effects.
Beta2 agonists ie albuterol are still the basic meds for asthma type problems.
Steroid are a secondary adjunct and do carry complications if used too frequently. ...Read more
Symptom control: Do not give these products to children younger than 4 years of age as they can cause problems. Guaifenesin is used to relieve chest congestion. Guaifenesin may help control symptoms but does not treat the cause of symptoms or speed recovery. Guaifenesin may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:headache, nausea, vomiting. ...Read more
What are the side effects of a flu shot on one arm, a tetanos and a wooping cough combined in the other arm?
I was switched from a beta blocker to an ACE inhibitor for hbp due to bad side effects. How long will it take for the cough with lisinopril?
Am taking lisinopril and having the two most common side effects light-headedness and cough. Is this normal should stop medication? Call my doctor
Yes: There are plenty of alternatives so talk with your doc about your symptoms. ...Read more
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