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Night Time Cold Medicine Medication
I take Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg in the morning I have a cold would it be okay to take Robitussin Maximum strength Multi symptom cold peak cold medicine at night?
If used as directed.: 1-2 days of this at night while you get through your cold is fine. More chronic use suggests a need to discuss with your doctor. In any case let him know you occasionally use this with a cold. ...Read more
Can a person with asthma take medication for a cold? My daughter who is 3 has asthma, and right now she have a cold, her doctor prescribed her cold medicine (liquid)...Everyone is telling me not to give it to her because she have asthma that people with as
Knowledgeable friend: Most "cold" medications have been studied thoroughly over decades. They were often routinely prescribed to any kid at almost any age. However, we now feel that they have little to offer any kid under age 12, if then. There may be a specific reason this was offered, but sometimes these are given as a reflex, to reward you for coming in. I don't use them, asthma or not at that age. ...Read more
For 5 days I've been feeling very jittery. It's like the feeling one gets when taking too much cold medicine. I'm having a hard time getting to sleep?
See a dr.: Your symptoms appear to be those that need to be attended to by a Dr. Or an emergency department. It is better to be checked rather than hoping and waiting for your symptoms to subside, which they may not or may get worse. ...Read more
Yes: Yes you can take antibiotics with over the counter cold medicines. But, if you only have a cold, antibiotics will do nothing to help and you could experience toxicities and side effects from antibiotic treatment. It will also alter your bowel flora to varing degrees depending on the antibiotic type and duration. ...Read more
Decongestants: Occasionally decongestants will show up as amphetamines. The rest should be okay. ...Read more
The ua drug test when u take a ua what does the ua look for what materials does it detect if I were to take cough and cold medicine would I fail
Depends: There are different tests, and different agencies (the gov't, employers, cops, schools) sometimes use very different panels of tests. They usually test for marijuana, amphetamines, pcp, opiates, benzos, cocaine. Some test for many more, including the newer drugs ("bath salts", k2/spice). Some cough meds have dextromethorphan or Codeine and those can show + tests. Others don't and will be negative. ...Read more
Yes, but be cautious: You can take codeine with other cough and cold medications. However, be careful taking more than one cough/cold medication at a time. Many of the prescription and over the counter medications have similar or even the same ingredients. Avoid taking more than one medication to avoid accidental overdose. ...Read more
I take adderall but am now sick can I take day time cold medicine that has acetaminophen, dextromethorpahn hbr, guaifenesin, and phenylephrine?
Adderal: Yes, occasional use should not affect you ...Read more
I developed cold symptoms three weeks ago. Runny nose, sore throat, cough. Took some over the counter cold medicine and sore throat and cough improved. Now runny nose and blocked sinus still persists resulting in wet cough at times?
URI recovery: Viral upper respiratory tract infection (URI) is usually self limited but symptoms may linger awhile until full resolution. OTC de-congestion and cough medicine are appropriate for symptomatic relief and prescription antibiotics are usually not required. I suggest expectorant cough medicine and plenty hydration in daytime and suppressants at night time for better sleep. ...Read more
I have high bp, tachycardia, and take 9 different medications. What cold medicines are ok for me to take?
Can you list medicin: It would be helpful to know the meds then I could be more helpful ...Read more
I have a drug test today and I have been taking diet pills and cold medication along with ibuprofen and prescription neproxine. Will this affect me?
Not wise: It is not wise to take 2 meds unless you are sure there won't be interactions between the meds. Many of these affect things like your heart rate, and combining them can be worse than additive. If you have symptoms you are trying to clear that one alone does not take care of, consider other measures such as humidity, fluids and sinus rinse that have no side effects. ...Read more
Meds are often not: Needed. 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 neti 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
During a cold your asthma may worsen. An asthma action plan should be written by your doctor. The forms are available on line. The albuterol is used to treat cough, wheezing, shortness of breath. A controller medication is used to prevent and control worsening your asthma.
Cold preparations do not treat asthma, and generally should be used sparingly. Nasal saline can relieve your congestion. ...Read more
No.: Expiration dates are established to drugs in order to "guarantee" the effectiveness of the same. Depending on the medicine, it can do nothing or it could work as an exception but there is no way that a doctor can okay the use of it. ...Read more
Sure: Every single medicine has risks and benefits. If the risk does not outweigh the benefit, you should not use the medicine. As far as cold meds, they have a lot of side effects, especially in kids. The benefits are limited, as no medicine is going to cure a cold. It just might reduce symptom a bit. So using alternative treatments like warm fluids, humidity and saline rinse much better way to go. ...Read more
Can I give my 3 month OTC pedia care daytime multi-symptoms cold medicine? She weighs 18.lbs. Acta
I have a adiction to a cold medicine. I want to stop. What is this doing to my body? How can I stop?
Like a hallucinogen:
I am assusming yo u are using cold medicine with dextrometrophan known as candy, ” “c-c-c, ” “dex, ” “dm, ” “drex, ” “reddevils, ” “robo, ” “rojo, ” “skittles, ” “tussin, ” “velvet, ” and “vitamin d. Can cause bizarre and hyperactive behavior, nystagmus, ataxia, hallucinations, CNS depression, and a false-positive urine test for pcp.2
look for help current treatment available is naltrexone. ...Read more
Drowsy cold medicines frequently have some sort of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in them. This is great if you want to sleep. If you need to function, your best bet is Pseudoephedrine 160 mg so you can take it twice daily. This with 2 -3 days of a nasal decongestant works wonders while keeping you awake! ...Read more
Yes: Elderberry is safe and helps fight the flu as well. Vitamin d boosts the immune system and helps prevent colds. Vitamin c is well tolerated. Colloidal silver as well. There is a chinese herbaceutical called a.I.R. That is also wonderful. Check it out on www. Franzcenter. Com under herbaceuticals. ...Read more
Yes: The otc cold remedies taken as directed are safe with antibiotics. ...Read more
Please specify: The cold medicine so that we can answer your question. Take care. ...Read more
Depending on you other diabetic related issues, cold preparations with decongestants like pesudoephedrine or phenylephrine can cause vasoconsitrction whcih in turn may affect your blood pressure and circulation. Best to talk it over with your physician before taking any steps yourself.
Good luck. ...Read more
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