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I cannot use dextromethorphan due to other medication I take. Is there any prescription orover the counter cough suippressant I can take?

I cannot use dextromethorphan due to other medication I take. Is there any prescription orover the counter cough suippressant I can take?

Benzonatate: benzonatate plus or minus guaifenesin is an alternate. I assume the conflicting meds you take are one of the SSRI or SSNRI antidepressants. The conflict is that concurrent use may cause the serotonin syndrome. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Can someone be hospitalized for bronchitis if prescription medication is not relieving chest tightness? Medications prescribed on 1/24/12: albuterol inhaler, cough sysrup with codeine, nebulizer treatment at urgent care facility on 1/24/12 only, predislon

Can someone be hospitalized for bronchitis if prescription medication is not relieving chest tightness? Medications prescribed on 1/24/12: albuterol inhaler, cough sysrup with codeine, nebulizer treatment at urgent care facility on 1/24/12 only, predislon

See your personal MD: Medications prescribed are working against each other. Albuterol is a broncho dilator which helps you to cough up mucous. Codeine is a cough suppressant making it harder for you to cough up mucousrather than an urgent care center, it might be a better idea to make an appointment with your doctor to get you on proper medication. ...Read more

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I have common colds, cough and TMJ dysfunction. There are different over-the-counter and prescription drugs that I should take, is it safe?

I have common colds, cough and TMJ dysfunction. There are different over-the-counter and prescription drugs that I should take, is it safe?

Drug safety: I agree with Dr Sandler. Do not self medicate. Use medications that are recommended or prescribed by your physician or dentist.
TMJ dysfunction is usually caused by either chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching, or a bad bite. See your dentist for diagnosis and treatment. Medication will not cure TMJ dysfunction. ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure a very wheezy cough without using prescription medicine?

Probably not...: A very wheezy cough should be treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers, both of which are prescription meds. So, see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can I get the prescription cough syrup over this app? Or do I need a real doctors appointment to get that?

Can I get the prescription cough syrup over this app? Or do I need a real doctors appointment to get that?

Cough syrup: We are prohibited from prescribing controlled substances on HealthTap Prime. EffectivePrescription cough Syrups fall in this category. Rest assured that we are all Real Doctors. ...Read more

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Can metronidazole be taken with prescription cough syrup?

Can metronidazole be taken with prescription cough syrup?

Yes: Most cough syrups are same with Flagyl - make sure it is ok with your other medications as well. ...Read more

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I have a fever that goes up and down throughtout the week, im on a prescription and have stiff neck, congestion, and a cough, what should I do?

I have a fever that goes up and down throughtout the week, im on a prescription and have stiff neck, congestion, and a cough, what should I do?

Go back to doctor: The doctor who prescribed some unknown medication would be in the best position to know where to go from here. If you are still having fevers you definitely need to be reevaluated and soon. Hope this clears up quickly. ...Read more

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Non smoker, I have an URI for 8 days now.... How do I get rid of this dry unproductive cough, nothing coming up! Prescription for hydrocodiene syrup not helpin?

Non smoker, I have an URI for 8 days now.... How do I get rid of this dry unproductive cough, nothing coming up! Prescription for hydrocodiene syrup not helpin?

See your doctor: After 8 days it is not a usual uri, and may be complicated by a sinus infection or some other respiratory problem. I would see your doctor or health care provider for an examination, and maybe a chest film. ...Read more

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Can I take my old, expired codeine cough syrup (says use before 12/11/2013) instead of filling the new prescription for it I just received from my doc?

No you should not: We strongly advice you to throw away the exored codeine cough syrup which expired more than 15 months ago.
It may not even be effective and moreover it may make you sick as exposure to light, air and many other factors causing breakdown and mixing of ingredients may be harmful ...Read more

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I have a bad cough I had this last year and they just gave me some cough medicine. Can I get a prescription on here with out a co-pay at my doctor s o?

I have a bad cough I had this last year and they just gave me some cough medicine. Can I get a prescription on here with out a co-pay at my doctor s o?

Not through the. ..: Question and answer forum you have just used. You can search the HeathTap site and select Virtual Consult, where, for a fee, you can connect with a doctor who, after interacting with you, may provide a prescription. Good luck! ...Read more

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If I feel the need for a prescription for nasal steroids and cough syrup why can't doctors on app prescribe it.?

If I feel the need for a prescription for nasal steroids and cough syrup why can't doctors on app prescribe it.?

Prescription limits.: Physicians run into all sorts of limitations.
Some may not carry prescription rights in your state.
Some may or choose not to prescribe narcotics.
Others feel reluctant unless there is a face to face meeting beyond video.
Some are afraid that if they start you on a medication they would not be able to follow up on your progress.
There are a litany of reasons. ...Read more

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Can online physicians prescribe prescription cough medicine or do I need to go to an urgent clinic?

Can online physicians prescribe prescription cough medicine or do I need to go to an urgent clinic?

Not on this forum: In the U.S., try HealthTap PRIME. Whether a PRIME doctor prescribes medications depends on the doctor, the patient, and each individual situation. Currently, you have posted this question on HealthTap's free public information forum, not on PRIME. Online doctors generally should not prescribe narcotics nor other drugs that are prone to overuse or abuse (like non-narcotic phenergan syrup). ...Read more

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Having cough for few days. Lozenges is not effective for me. I have persistent cough once it starts and urge to vomit. Any best medicine prescription?

You need 2 b seen: Online diagnosis/treatment won't help, you may very well need prescription medications, like antibiotics and bronchodilators to help you out, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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If my 4 year old had albuterol nebulizer treatment an hour ago, can I still give him his prescription hydroxyzine 10mg/5ml for postnasaldrip cough now?

If my 4 year old had albuterol nebulizer treatment an hour ago, can I still give him his prescription hydroxyzine 10mg/5ml for postnasaldrip cough now?

Salt water nose drop: Hydroxazine has a drying effect and could dry the secretions in your childs chest counteracting the effect of the albuterol. Therefore, I would use saline nose drops for his nose. ...Read more

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Can I take over the counter cough syrup after getting steroid shots for a Sinus infection? Can't get prescriptions filled till tomorrow

Can I take over the counter cough syrup after getting steroid shots for a Sinus infection? Can't get prescriptions filled till tomorrow

Yes: There is no danger in OTC cough syrup interacting with the steroid shots. Hopefully your symptoms will be relieved but is sounds like you are already consulting with a doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any doctors that are comfortable with giving me a prescription for prometh with codeine syrup? For allergies, sinus pressure, cough, and pain

Are there any doctors that are comfortable with giving me a prescription for prometh with codeine syrup? For allergies, sinus pressure, cough, and pain

No: Doctors will never prescribe meds for patients they have never seen. This site is designed to answer questions, not to provide meds over the internet. ...Read more

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I went to urg care 1 wk ago for severe cough, yellow mucos, wheezing given breathing tx prescription biaxin (clarithromycin) feel better, still wheezing. What should I do now?

I went to urg care 1 wk ago for severe cough, yellow mucos, wheezing given breathing tx prescription biaxin (clarithromycin) feel better, still wheezing. What should I do now?

Wheezing: If feel short of breath or chest pain, er. If gave you albuterol inhalor use it. Its a good idea to have a personal doctor to call during these times. Call the urgent care, see if they have an after hour doctor, pa, np or rn on call. ...Read more

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I need a prescription IV had a running nose and a cough for like 3 weeks on and off but yesterday I was exhausted. The pharmacy said I had nasal drip?

I need a prescription IV had a running nose and a cough for like 3 weeks on and off but yesterday I was exhausted. The pharmacy said I had nasal drip?

Running nose: I think you have a runny nose with an associated cough. Your running nose is likely causing the cough. You can try an over the counter nasal steroid (which you can get immediately) along with a decongestant which will stop the drainage (sudafed). Do you have high blood pressure? Watch the decongestant, it can raise the BP. For the cough: try delsym. These are three meds which will get a star ...Read more

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Have strep for 12 days now. I have a lot of mucus. So much that I pulled thick strings out my nose & its yellow/brwn/red. Cough up mucus. Prescription not workin?

Sinusitis: I am assuming you had a positive throat culture and were put on an antibiotic for a strep throat. I think that you have developed a sinus infection now with a bacteria which is resistant to the antibiotic you are taking. I think you should contact you physician and discuss the option of changing to a different antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is there a recommended cough and cold medicine for a 6 week old infant? Dosage? My son does not have a medical card yet and I have no money to pay for a prescription from a doctor

Is there a recommended cough and cold medicine for a 6 week old infant? Dosage? My son does not have a medical card yet and I have no money to pay for a prescription from a doctor

Don't use meds: Steam up your bathroom and sit in the steam. Use saline nose drops every 4-6 hours. If the cough gets worse with poor feeding take the baby to the emergency room. Do not smoke around the baby. ...Read more

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I am on vacation and have prescription amoxicillin with me. I have a scratchy throat, slight cough caused by the tickle. Can I take it? I'm in sun

I am on vacation and have prescription amoxicillin with me. I have a scratchy throat, slight cough caused by the tickle. Can I take it? I'm in sun

DON'T DO IT! Bad Idea: Antibiotics should only be taken when it's clear you have a bacterial infection sensitive to that antibiotic. The vast majority of sore throats are viral & antibiotics will do more harm than good, impairing immune function, killing friendly flora & can cause diarrhea & yeast infections. Pelargonium sidoides, an herb sold at health food stores as Umcka, is more likely to help- also zinc lozenges. ...Read more