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Prescription Medication For Cough
I cannot use dextromethorphan due to other medication I take. Is there any prescription orover the counter cough suippressant I can take?
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
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
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 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
Can I get the prescription cough syrup over this app? Or do I need a real doctors appointment to get that?
Is there a prescription cough syrup without codeine (i'm alergic) that will give me the same results as a codeine based syrup? I need to sleep!
Can a child take prescription singulair (montelukast) and over-the-counter triaminic cough and cold at the same time?
Having a bad cough and it hard for me too sleep, do you think I can get a prescription for promethazine codeine syrup?
Perhaps...: But you may be able to cure it rather than treat the symptom. What is the cause? ...Read more
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
Dxd bronchitis. Having honking cough and fits of short rapid fire cough that makes it har to breath inbetween. Prescription advair. Should I update my doc?
Yes, needs a visit: Your air way status has changed probably due to some infection. You may need treatment to address the cause. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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
I've had a tickle cough for about a month. This cough leads to large amount of sputum and foamy discharge. My nurse practioner. Has me on prescription zantac. Helped for a while then breakthrough symptoms. Happens mostly around smells, smoke, dust, being
If I feel the need for a prescription for nasal steroids and cough syrup why can't doctors on app prescribe it.?
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
I have bronchitis & my dr. Gave me benzonatate for the cough. I have fluid in my lungs but when I cough its a dry cough. Will the prescription help w/ the mucus?
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
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
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?
I just took my prescription cough syrup- Bromfed (brompheniramine) DM cough syrup. Can I use the albuterol inhaler now as well?
Yes: Use as directed by your health care provider. ...Read more
Can I take over the counter cough syrup after getting steroid shots for a Sinus infection? Can't get prescriptions filled till tomorrow
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
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 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
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
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
If a 6 year old child has just gotten a hepatitis a vaccination, can a prescription cough medicine cause adverse reactions?
No: Not because of the vaccination. The drug may have it's own side effects though. ...Read more
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