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Pills For Bronchitis
Narcotics....: Narcotics, like hydrocodone, can suppress coughing by decreasing the reflex at the brain level. But, a cough is there for a reason: to rid the lungs of potentially harmful bacteria, viruses, pollen, etc. The treatment for a cough is to treat the reason the cough is there, not to simply suppress it. Suppressing a cough can actually be harmful. See a doctor for treatment for any prolonged cough! ...Read more
Singular&OralSteroid: Most of the time we treat Asthma by inlahant meds either through pump or through Nebuliser But there are two drugs we use in pill form that is Singula(MONTELUCAST) as a controller medicine and Oral Steroids we use sometime for short course for acute attack, Third is seldom used these days old drug Theophyline ...Read more
Chronic bronchitis..: Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD and it is usually caused by smoking. Treatment usually includes bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as smoking cessation. These inhalers can be taken for more than 10 years with doctor supervision. Rinse and spit after steroid inhaler use to avoid a fungal infection called thrush. Oxygen may also be needed if the patient's oxygen level is low. ...Read more
I was prescribed benzonatate just after a breathing treatment for copd chronic bronchitis. Is this safe for me?
RAD V COPD: YES IT IS: COPD TX has many layers :LONG ACTING INHALERS/SHORT ACTING INHALERS/benzoate/SINGULAIR. COPD is unusual in an non smoker under 50. Make sure they evaluate you for alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency /pulmonary hypertension/pulmonary fibrosis/sarcoidosis . You need a full exam labs CT of chest . PFTS with DLCO AND POTENTIALLY lung bronchoscopy with biopsy. By pulmonary consult. ...Read more
It depends. : Mucolytic agents are common medications for bronchitis. They work by breaking up mucus in the airway, to try making it easier to breathe. The answer to your question whether they are safe with antibiotics is that generally, yes they are safe, but side effects exist. It is important to discuss this treatment approach with your doctor to make sure it is the best option for treating your symptoms. ...Read more
Are there any severe interactions between suboxone, zoloft, antibiotics for bronchitis, steroids for bronchitis, and lipitor for choesterol? Thank you
Taking antibiotics & sudafed for bronchitis but can't stop coughing! Is cough medicine ok to take too w those meds?
Is it safe for a child to take azithromycin for strep and nasal spray, albuterol inhaler, and mucinex (guaifenesin) for bad phlemy cough?
Interactions: there is no special interaction between those medications when used as prescribed. ...Read more
Cough for 3 months now,Doc has given me Azithromycin, promethazine, benzonotate,. currently taking amoxycilin& albuterolinhaler,still [email protected]?
? reflux: Often an under recognized cause of cough is GERD: gastroesophageal reflux disease. Stomach contents reflux up the esophagus and can irritate the throat, stimulating cough. OTC Pepcid works for this. Most often, a prolonged cough is multifactorial so the inhaler may be helping. Other strategies that often work are saline nasal washes, and steroid nasal spray. Consider seeing a Cough specialist! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm taking terbinafine for a nail infection but also taking microgynon a birth control pill.
Will the pill still work ?
Prescribed Z Pack 250mg for resp. infection. However, recently hospitalized for A Fib. Should i take Z Pack or ask for diff prescription?
Discuss with doctor: Need to discuss with your heart doctor. Many reasons for why someone develops a-fib. Many ways/meds to treat. Some of which would be problem if you are on Z-pack. So please discuss with doctor who is treating your a-fib. Make sure they are aware of your resp infection and Z pack prescription. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more
They may help...: Bronchitis is typically an acute inflammatory condition affecting the airway. This inflammation can lead to airway hyper-reactivity (increased coughing, wheezing, etc) especially in an asthmatic. Asthma controller inhalers may help to prevent "bronchitis" episodes. Reliever inhalers such as albuterol may help to temporarily relieve associated coughing/wheezing but don't treat the inflammation. ...Read more
Was prescribed Azithromycin for 10 days for a sinus infection. How does this interact with my birth control, TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)? Thanks!
Should not interact: The current thinking is that except for rifampin, other commonly-used antibiotics do not alter the effectiveness of birth control pills such as TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol). This is likely presuming a person is not sick with vomiting or diarrhea, or some other condition that decreases the absorption of a swallowed pill. One can look up: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12063491 ...Read more
Yes: there should be no interaction with the 2 meds ...Read more