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What to do if i had 7 500mg tablets, 5 cold and flu tablets and 5 antihistomenes will i be ok?

What to do if i had 7 500mg tablets, 5 cold and flu tablets and 5 antihistomenes will i be ok?

Don't know: what the actual tablets are. Please call Poison Control Hotline at 1-800-222-1222 ASAP. If you are sick - call 911 now. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

An upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more


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I took Codral Day and Night Cold and Flu tablets from Tuesday till Thursday. Is it okay now to use Lemsip Cold and Flu tablets?

I took Codral Day and Night Cold and Flu tablets from Tuesday till Thursday. Is it okay now to use Lemsip Cold and Flu tablets?

Cold and flu tablets: We know nothing about your age or medical health including if you have heart disease or high blood pressure. These medications contain decongestants that can raise your BP and strain the heart, as well as cough suppressants and alcohol and acetaminophen which can damage your liver with prolonged use. Give your body a break. Just hydrate, keep warm and rest (chicken soup), See PCP if persists. ...Read more

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Why can't i take cold and flu tablets when taking amitriptyline?

Why can't i take cold and flu tablets when taking amitriptyline?

Antihistamine action: Cold and flu tablets work often at least partly as antihistamines, and amitrptyline has antihistamine activity as well. In combination this could cause delirium and altered mental status, hence the concern. ...Read more

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I have a head cold and my ears are echoing. I have tried cold and flu tablets however they are not working.

I have a head cold and my ears are echoing. I have tried cold and flu tablets however they are not working.

See an ENT doctor: Your symptoms are consistent with an upper respiratory viral infection involving the eustachian tube.
This tube which ventilates the middle ear appears to be clogged with mucus. Often otc meds are not effective. I would recommend and ENT consultation if the symptoms have been present for more than 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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I'm on tysabri(for MS and have had a cold for the past 3 weeks.Penicillin, anti inflamitories, cold and flu tablets are not working.Should i be worried?

I'm on tysabri(for MS and have had a cold for the past 3 weeks.Penicillin, anti inflamitories, cold and flu tablets are not working.Should i be worried?

Infection risk inc.: Patients taking tysabri (natalizumab) are at an increased risk for infections. The most common were pneumonias, urinary tract infections , gastroenteritis, vaginal infections, tooth infections, tonsillitis, and herpes infections. Patients also usually have monthly blood work which will assess your white count. Please let your neurologist know so you can have a more thorough evaluation. Well wishes. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to taking fluoxetine while also taking benylin (dextromethorphan) cold and flu tablets?

Is it a bad idea to taking fluoxetine while also taking benylin (dextromethorphan) cold and flu tablets?

Probably Fine: There are many formulations of benilyn, assuming you are taking about benilyn cold and flu max strength it contains - caffeine, paracetamol (int), phenylephrine - according to the their website. Caffeine has a mild possible interaction with fluoxetine, but this dose should be fine, and all the rest have no interactions. ...Read more

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When I have a blocked nose and sinus pain I take cold and flu tablets and they help It when I take allergie ones they don't does this mean its colds?

When I have a blocked nose and sinus pain I take cold and flu tablets and they help It when I take allergie ones they don't does this mean its colds?

Not necessarily: Cold tablet usually contains a decongestant when antihistamine does not. Since oral antihistamine does not decongest the nose , whether you have allergy or not cannot be solely differentiated by the drug response. Allergy does not usually cause a fever, loss of appetite, or extreme fatigue however. ...Read more

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I am currently taking 10 mg of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr I am wondering if it is safe to take with Day quil cold and flu tablets?

I am currently taking 10 mg of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr I am wondering if it is safe to take with Day quil cold and flu tablets?

Medications Safe: While everybody reacts to medication differently, it is generally safe to take over the counter medications containing the decongestant "phenylephrine" at the recommended dosing with ADHD stimulant medications taken at common dose ranges, such as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 10mg once daily. ...Read more

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After the period of my wife we trying for a baby but still we dont know yet if she pregnent or know and she talk a tablet for cold and flu .bad or not?

After the period of my wife we trying for a baby but still we dont know yet if she pregnent or know and she talk a tablet for cold and flu .bad or not?

See answer: Best advice if possibly pregnant is to avoid as much OTC meds as possible. Paracetamol for fever is ok. Avoid aspirin. Dextromethorphan for cough is ok. Avoid the decongestants pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine. Since OTC meds don't make a cold or flu go away any sooner, there is no define need to take medication for a cold. Look on OTC labels for Pregnancy warnings. ...Read more

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I took 1 tablet of Neurofen for cold and flu (200mg ibuprofen, phenylephrine) 5 hours ago and going for drinks in an hr. Should I drink?

I took 1 tablet of Neurofen for cold and flu (200mg ibuprofen, phenylephrine) 5 hours ago and going for drinks in an hr. Should I drink?

Better not: While it is generally considered acceptable to have no more than one drink while on these medications, I advise my patients not to drink within 24 hrs of taking these drugs. It is just safer that way. ...Read more

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Does continuing to take allergy medicine (allergy pill and nasal spray) prevent the flu or common cold?

Does continuing to take allergy medicine (allergy pill and nasal spray) prevent the flu or common cold?

Absolutely not: Allergy medicine is great for treating allergies and the nasal steroids such as Flonase may provide some slight symptomatic relief during a nose cold. Allergy meds (or any of several other treatments advertised as preventing a cold) really do little to prevent the cold. The best prevention is the simple old-fashioned stuff, wash hands frequently, avoid sick people and rest and take care when sick. ...Read more

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Will famvr help fight the common cold or flu?

Will famvr help fight the common cold or flu?

Neither.: Famciclovir is used to treat herpes zoster (shingles; a rash that can occur in people who have had chickenpox in the past). It is also used to treat repeat outbreaks of herpes virus cold sores or fever blisters & genital herpes. It doesn't cure herpes infections and may not stop the spread of herpes virus to other people. ...Read more

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What are good remedies for a cold and flu?

What are good remedies for a cold and flu?

FLU: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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What should someone with cold and flu do to ease the pain?

What should someone with cold and flu do to ease the pain?

Fluids, NSAID, aceta: Rest, fluids, aspirin, Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) (nsaids), and/or acetaminophen. Be careful if liver trouble with acetaminophen; no Aspirin or nsaids for kiddies; nsaids can cause gastrointestinal inflammation, ulcers, bleeding uncommonly. Read the labels. Check with your doc if any question, health issues or concerns. ...Read more

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Cold versus flu? What are the differences between cold and flu symptoms?

Cold versus flu? What are the differences between cold and flu symptoms?

Cold is mildler: Last few day with fever les then 102f flu on the other hand lasts longer with temp up to 103-104, lasts longer and gives more complications. ...Read more

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What is the best cold and flu prevention?

What is the best  cold and flu prevention?

Prevention: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching mouth, nose or eyes with unclean hands. Cough into crock of elbow. Stay away from people who are ill. Get your influenza vaccine. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cold and flu?

What is the difference between a cold and flu?

Some overlap: Most people have frequent "colds" which are usually caused by rhinovirus, adenoviruses and others small viruses - the body usually confines these to the upper respiratory tract and usually fights them off in 2-5 days. Over 5-10 days the flu can spread down into the lungs, causes high fevers, muscle pain, joint pain and more rarely lead to severe pneumonia requiring ventilator support and death. ...Read more

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Please give advice on how to cure cold and flu?

Please give advice on how to cure cold and flu?

No cure: There is no cure for the common cold or the flu. There are symptomatic medications that can help you deal with the symptoms but usually the virus just needs to run its course. For the flu there are flu vaccines that work to try to prevent the flu but they are not foolproof. There are also some medications that can be taken at the first sign of flu to shorten the course of it. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some OTC medicines for the cold and flu?

What are some OTC medicines for the cold and flu?

Many available: Adults' over-the-counter medicines for colds are ok to use if one follows the labels' instructions, stays below maximum doses, and is not using more than one medicine of each type. Fever/pain reducers include tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin/advil. Cough meds include Robitussin (some people use dm, some avoid it). Decongestants and antihistamines include claritin-d, zyrtec-d, Benadryl +/- phenylephrine, sudafed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of the flu and the common cold?

What are the symptoms of the flu and the common cold?

Flu vs cold: According to Mayo Clinic Flu sxs may include “Fever over 100F (38C), Aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs, Chills & sweats, Headache, Dry Cough, Fatigue and weakness, Nasal Congestion.” Common cold symptoms include: Cough, congestion, watery eyes, sneezing, sore throat, mild headache, low grade fever & mild body aches. ...Read more

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Are medications that reduce symptoms due to cold and flu detrimental to recovery in the end?

Doubtful: Not that I am aware of. Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the difference between common cold and flu and should I take my medicine?

Flu vs Cold: In general, the flu will cause you to feel more ill than a cold will. Flu sxs can include fever, marked aching of muscles and joints ; significant fatigue (if these symptoms did occur with a common cold they would usually be less intense). Colds tend to lead to more nasal congestion than the flu. Most people do continue to take their regular medications. ...Read more