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Why shouldn't codeine be given to someone who is hypothyroid ?

Why shouldn't codeine be given to someone who is hypothyroid ?

Use with caution: Use of narcotics (opioid class of medication) such as codeine can increase risk of respiratory and CNS depression, and may worsen effects of hypothyroidism such as lethargy, impaired mentation, depression and constipation. Dosing of opioids should be reduced and used with caution to patients with hypothyroidism ...Read more

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Dr. Maxime Cannesson
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Phenylephrine (Definition)

Phenylephrine hydrochloride is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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Hello my favorite doctors! Just wondering if the clairitin that doesn't have the decongestant in it keepsyou awake as well? I've heard this complaint.

Hello my favorite doctors! Just wondering if the clairitin that doesn't have the decongestant in it keepsyou awake as well? I've heard this complaint.

Unlikely: Claritin (loratadine) is considered a non-sedating antihistamine. By package insert it is associated with 7% sedation. Higher doses and taking medication that slows the metabolism of loratadine such as erythromycin, cimetidine (Tagamet) or ketoconazole can cause sedation even with 1 tablet. Rarely, it is an upper, but this is unusual. ...Read more

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I have a broken leg and ankle. What is the max 30mg codeine in a day? As 4 in 24hr isn't helping my pain. My doc is out of hours. Thanks.

I have a broken leg and ankle. What is the max 30mg codeine in a day? As 4 in 24hr isn't helping my pain. My doc is out of hours. Thanks.

Tylenol (acetaminophen) #3: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the limiting factor that limits the amount of Codeine you can take. There is 300mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) in tylenol (acetaminophen) #3's. With a healthy liver, you can take 4g of tylenol (acetaminophen) daily and with liver disease, about 2g per day. Codeine, however, is extremely constipating and increasing the amount of Codeine could constipate you pretty badly. I would recommend elevating your ankle above your heart and icing. ...Read more

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Went to the pharmacy and they told me to take a maximum strength decongestant, still didn't work . How can you clear up ear fluid on your own?

Went to the pharmacy and they told me to take a maximum strength decongestant, still didn't work . How can you clear up ear fluid on your own?

Ear wax?: You may have a blockage due to ear wax accumulation. A physician can check this and either remove it themselves or recommend you further. ...Read more

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I am a flight attendant my ears plugged up and i can't get them to open i can't take decongestants what can I do I need some relief please help?

Afrin (oxymetazoline): Use this nasal spray about one-half hour before landing, about time descent begins. Is not needed for take off. Use only at this time and once or twice after landing. Try to avoid use while on ground or repetitively so that you will not start to build up a rebound effect. Learn how to do the valsalva maneuver. ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding & dr rxd sudafed & guifen w/ codeine. Haven't taken yet but baby is sick now so will medicine passed into milk help him feel better?

I'm breastfeeding & dr rxd sudafed & guifen w/ codeine. Haven't taken yet but baby is sick now so will medicine passed into milk help him feel better?

Careful: Be careful taking sudafed while breastfeeding. It can decrease your milk supply. Codeine might make you sleep more soundly and not wake to your crying baby, or fall asleep while breastfeeding, which can be very dangerous (dropping baby to floor or rolling on baby/suffocating him). Add water to the air (humidifier) and flush your nose with saline. Honey can help coughs (for those over 1 yr old). ...Read more

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Im 7 weeks pregnant.Dr put me on metoclopramide for bad sickness, leaflet says not rec for early preg?Also gave me codeine, leaflet says can't mix the 2?

Im 7 weeks pregnant.Dr put me on metoclopramide for bad sickness, leaflet says not rec for early preg?Also gave me codeine, leaflet says can't mix the 2?

Metoclopramide OK: Metoclopramide is commonly used for nausea in early pregnancy. Although we can never be absolutely certain a drug is safe, Metoclopramide is category b for pregnancy, and is probably as safe as anything you could take. Codeine often causes nausea. I wouldn't recommend it when you already have nausea. ...Read more

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Is it normal that 60mg codeine pills didn't take away my pain at all?

Is it normal that 60mg codeine pills didn't take away my pain at all?

Depends: Understand that not all pain can be just treated with opioids. Have a doctor check you to find out what is causing your pain rather than just taking opioids. ...Read more

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What's promethazine vc used to treat? Does it have codeine?

What's promethazine vc used to treat? Does it have codeine?

Upper resp. tract sx: Promethazine vc is used for temporary relief of upper respiratory tract symptoms, including nasal congestion, associated with allergy or the common cold. Plain Promethazine vc does not contain codeine.. ...Read more

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Do promethazine vc have codeine in it bc the pharmacist said it do?

Do promethazine vc have codeine in it bc the pharmacist said it do?

No : Promethazine vc is Promethazine and phenylephrine; basically 2 medications that combat congestion. There is another medication available called Promethazine vc with Codeine that (obviously) also has Codeine in it. Codeine is a cough suppressant. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for post nasal drip? I don't want to overuse decongestants.

What's the best treatment for post nasal drip? I don't want to overuse decongestants.

Depends: Post nasal drip is a feeling and not a clinical condition or a pathological entity. It is that abnormal feeling of mucus in the throat and it can be due to many different causes ranging from allergies, sinus infections and viruses to atypical reflux or a reaction to things that you eat and drink. I have cured more people of "postnasal drip" by having them stop drinking coffee tea and soda. ...Read more

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What should I do about complete blockage of one side of my nose? Anti-inflammatories and decongestants aren't working. Help!

Need look up nose.: If decongestants don't work, it is only one side, and seems to be the same for several days it makes me wonder if you might have a nasal polyp or other anatomic lesion. Best to see your doc so they can have a look up your nose. ...Read more

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My male friend's, 39, hand has been swollen for a week now & hurts around the wrist. Bp 101/71, anti-inflamm meds & codeine isn't helping...Thoughts?

My male friend's, 39, hand has been swollen for a week now & hurts around the wrist. Bp 101/71, anti-inflamm meds & codeine isn't helping...Thoughts?

I agree: The symptoms you described and despite intake of the medications his symptoms have persisted, it is best that the patient be evaluated by a physician. There are numerous causes and just taking pain relievers is not the way to go. ...Read more

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Severe migraine, took Fioricet, didn't help. Can I take Maxalt and a Phenergan (promethazine)?

Severe migraine, took Fioricet, didn't help. Can I take Maxalt and a Phenergan (promethazine)?

Migrane: Migraines are sometimes hard to treat, I know I get them. Maxalt can be taken if your headache is still there you can repeat in 2 hours. It tends to work better at the start of a headache. Phenergan (promethazine) is for nausea, you certainly can take it with either of the mentioned medications. Make sure you have nausea before taking it. Make sure you go to a dark, quiet room and try to sleep. ...Read more

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Given steroids and antibiotics 2 weeks ago, finished both still congested with dark green phlegm/cough. Can't take decongestants. What can I do?

Given steroids and antibiotics 2 weeks ago, finished both still congested with dark green phlegm/cough. Can't take decongestants. What can I do?

Neti-pot: You might want to use saline rinses and mucolytics. See your local pharmacist for suggestions. Best wishes. ...Read more

Phenergan (Definition)

Promethazine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Josa
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Decongestant (Definition)

Decongestants are a kind of common ...Read more