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Methamphetamine And Alka Seltzer
UTI and Alka Seltzer: In a single word "no". Antibiotics are used to treat the bacteria that cause uti's and alka seltzer is not an antibiotic. As it may cause the urine to be less acidic, making easier for bacteria to multiply in the bladder, do not use it to treat a uti. See a doctor and have her prescribe the appropriate antibiotic after a urine is sent off to be cultured. ...Read more
Alka seltzer: If your alka selter contains aspirin, you should not take it. ...Read more
I am not aware: Of any minimal age to purchase this product. ...Read more
Yes: I don't see any reason not to use those medicines for a short time. ...Read more
Cough medicines: Alka seltzer plus has I believe Acetaminophen and phenylephrine in it which is a decongestant but not an antihistamine. It also has dextromethorphan cough suppressant. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine. So yes you can take them together of added effect on sinus and nasal congestion. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can make you sleepy. ...Read more
Should I wait more than one day to continue breastfeeding after taking one dose of Alka-seltzer plus?
I treated a 5 year old keloid at home with crushed Alka-Seltzer and it has nearly disappeared. Why? What in Alka-Seltzer worked for a keloid?
Massage of keloid: With the crushed product is most likely responsible for the reduction in size of your keloid rather than the chemicals itself. The crushed particles helped to break up the scar tissue. I'm happy this is working for you. ...Read more
I took half a dose of alka seltzer cold and didn’t realize it had aspirin in it. I am 24 yrs old with a Cold. I am afraid of developing Reye’s syndro
No worries: Reye syndrome is a rare condition that affects a few children who are recovering from an illness like influenza or chicken pox, who had been taking aspirin or other salicylates. An adult getting Reye syndrome after a single dose of aspirin would be so rare that nobody should fear it. As they say, "Don't sweat the small stuff." No worries. ...Read more
What R U treating?: Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic preparation claimed to be made from the (non-existent) "oscillococcus" bacterium, which is marketed to relieve influenza-like symptoms. It is actually derived from duck liver &heart, diluted to 200C—a ratio of one part duck offal to 10400 parts water. Alka-Seltzer is a combo of sodium bicarbonate, aspirin, citric acid. Probably okay together, but what's your goal? ...Read more
Maybe, maybe not:
There are at least a dozen products carrying this name and some contain antihistamines or phenylephrine that can decrease milk volume, or Aspirin that should not be consumed iy baby may get a viral illness while you are taking it. So some products without the ingredients noted are less worrisome than others.
See:hale, t "medications and mothers milk", 2012 ed. ...Read more
Flu treatment: If you're taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) for an influenza infection, it should be OK to take alka-seltzer for symptom relief. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) targets the virus directly, while alka-seltzer helps with the symptoms. This product contains a combination of sodium bicarbonate, aspirin, and citric acid-so some relief from flu like symptoms might be obtained. Good to eat chicken soup, other fluids, and REST to fight off the flu ...Read more
Ok except: Alka seltzer contains aspirin, so it should be avoided by those people with Aspirin allergy. Otherwise, alka seltzer at usual doses is well tolerated by those who have environmental allergies. ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam): As prescribed, but usually at least half hour after alka seltzer. ...Read more
Is it okay if I have a beer a few hours after taking Alka Seltzer Plus? What are your recommendations there?
May be: It depends on the condition of your stomach and any other condition you might have. Generally there is no immediate risk of doing that cautiously. ...Read more
I take one Alka Seltzer tablet every night to help me sleep. Are there any health concerns that I should be aware of?
Yes: Alka-Seltzer contains aspirin as its active ingredient. Although most people tolerate this well, it can increase the risk of gastrointestinal ulcers, bleeding, kidney problems, skin reactions, and other rarer side effects. It should be treated as a medicine and not taken lightly. Good luck. ...Read more
No: These medications do not interact with each other. ...Read more
Yes: That is not a problem at all. ...Read more
Multiple medications: Before you start treating yourself, you must have a diagnosis in mind. Do you think you have the flu? If so, none of the items you are taking offer any effective treatment for it. They are a little bit like chicken soup, they may not help you and they cannot hurt you. If you have phlegm that is greenish in color, see a physician for antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more