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Doctor insights on: Night Time Cold Medicine Medication

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Do night time cold medications have sleep stimulants?

Do night time cold medications have sleep stimulants?

Cold medication : Most night time cold medication does contain anti-histamines that can induce sleep. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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Do people take an antibiotic and cold medicine at the same time?

Do people take an antibiotic and cold medicine at the same time?

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

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Will it cause a false positive if you used cold medicine prior to a urine drug screening ?

Will it cause a false positive if you used cold medicine prior to a urine drug screening ?

Decongestants: Occasionally decongestants will show up as amphetamines. The rest should be okay. ...Read more

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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

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

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Can I take Codeine with antihistamine & acetaminophen & cold medicine at the same time?

Can I take Codeine with antihistamine & acetaminophen & cold medicine at the same time?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Diet pills: If your diet pills contain stimulants (are controlled substances), then yes, it will appear on most urine drug tests. If you are in the US, and the diet pills are prescribed and you must sign for them, then it is likely that they do contain a controlled substance. ...Read more

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Might i take two different sinus cold medicines at the same time?

Might i take two different sinus cold medicines at the same time?

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

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What is the best cold medicine to take?

What is the best cold medicine to take?

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 congestionsaline 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

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Can i use abuteral after taking cold medicine?

Can i use abuteral after taking cold medicine?

Asthma meds: 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

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Could cold medicine makes any one else feel loopy?

Could cold medicine makes any one else feel loopy?

Yes.: Cough medicines may cause drowsiness, and may make you feel lightheaded, medications that contain Diphenhydramine are more commonly known for this. Other medications can be mild sedatives, that make you sleepy, can cause dry mouth... etc... ...Read more

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Is it okay to take expired cold medicine? (6 months)

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

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What are some cold medicine alternatives for my baby?

What are some cold medicine alternatives for my baby?

Cool mist vaporizer: Cold medications should not be used in babies or children. They are not effective and babies and children are often overdosed on them. Use a cool mist vaporizer, saline nose drops and suctioning the nose with a suction bulb made for babies. ...Read more

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Help please! is anyone else out there worried about giving cold medicine to children?

Help please! is anyone else out there worried about giving cold medicine to children?

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