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Does Mucinex (guaifenesin) lower alcohol tolerance?

Does Mucinex (guaifenesin) lower alcohol tolerance?

Guaifenesin: Guaifenesin increases the sedative effects of alcohol, so less alcohol will make you feel more tired. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Vernacchio
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Pseudoephedrine (Definition)

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


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Can I drink non-alcoholic beer while taking fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine)?

Can I drink non-alcoholic beer while taking fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine)?

100% non-alcohol?: If it is absolutely alcohol free - there's no problem. If it's merely low alcohol - there might be so be certain. Make sure no one you drink with doesn't understand how very important it is - sometimes friends just think you're being too careful and will try to pass one on you. Be clear about it and you'll be ok. ...Read more

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Ibuprofen pm mixed with alcohol dangerous?

Motrin : It could be potentially damaging for the liver, so please be careful, taking 1 or 2 Motrin should be fine but it can also cause GI upset. ...Read more

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Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Alcohol poisoning: Caffeine causes one to stay more awake while drinking which raises the risk of drinking excessively. Usually intoxication makes one sleepy, but caffeination in alcohol enables one to keep drinking to potential alcohol poisoning. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with allegra (fexofenadine)?

Can you drink alcohol with allegra (fexofenadine)?

Alcohol and drugs: Allegra (fexofenadine) is an antihistamine. Although it is a non-sedating antihistamine, sedation is still a potential side effect. Because of the potential for alcohol to potentiate the sedative effects, it is not recommended for you to combine these two products. ...Read more

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Is Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) w Codeine dangerous, or just addictive?

Is Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) w Codeine dangerous, or just addictive?

Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine): Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) actually contains 3 drugs that can be addictive codeine a narcotic, butalbital a barbiturate and caffeine all of which may become addictive it also contains aspirin which has its own dangers Care should be taken when used frequently ...Read more

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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25mg and 2 alcohol drinks safe?

Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25mg and 2 alcohol drinks safe?

Count as 3 -4 drinks: Since the effect of a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may equal to 1-2 extra drinks (on drowsiness and driving), you will need to take that into calculation. Cut you drinking by 2 if you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) just to be safe. ...Read more

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Is mixing cocaine and Advil (ibuprofen) dangerous?

Is mixing cocaine and Advil (ibuprofen) dangerous?

Yes: Mixing cocaine with anything or for that matter using cocaine at all can be dangerous. If you have difficulty stopping using, help is available. Contact your local Narcotics, Cocaine or Alcoholics anonymous chapter or the substance abuse hotline 1-800-662-HELP (4357). Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol 3 hours after taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm?

Drinking when ill: You know the warnings on these products are there for a reason. If you are coughing, congested, and ill, why would you drink alcohol? Why would you take in a product to make you more dehydrated to make it harder to clear your mucous and get better? ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex (guaifenesin) with alcohol free NyQuil?

Can I take mucinex (guaifenesin) with alcohol free NyQuil?

Mucinex (guaifenesin): is used mainly to eliminate phlegm in your lungs or sinuses. Therefore it may be effective if you do have lots of mucus. NyQuil has acetaminophen and anti histamine as well as a decongestant. So there is no duplication and the combination is effective. ...Read more

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I'm taking amiodarone with alcohol drinking?Is it okay?

Careful: Amiodarone can be toxic to the liver, as can alcohol. It is not a good mix. Further, amiodarone may be prescribed for atrial fibrillation, where alcohol may lead to atrial fibrillation; working against each other, so to say. ...Read more

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What flu drugs contain pseudoephedrine?

What flu drugs contain pseudoephedrine?

See below please: Sudafed congestion, sudafed 12 hour, sudafed 24 hour, sudafed triple action and sudafed 12 hour pressure and pain. Advil allergy sinus. Adult strength advil (ibuprofen) allergy sinus caplets and cold and sinus liquigels/caplets contain pseudoephedrine. Aleve-d claritin-d contains a combination of Loratadine and Pseudoephedrine in tablet form. ...Read more

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Can fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) #3 cause itching?

Can fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) #3 cause itching?

Narcotic itch: Great question. Any narcotic (or opioid medication) can cause the side effect of itching. If the itching is severe, you may have to change to a different medication. Many other things can cause itching too. If you continue to have itching after stopping the medication, then you have to rule out other potential offending agents. ...Read more

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Does fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) make you high?

Does fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) make you high?

Taking for pain?: All pain medications can make some people feel "high". If you taking this for pain then it is less likely. If you are taking it to get high, then you are risking your life. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol when taking allegra (fexofenadine)?

Yes: Always drink moderately and responsibly. Although Allegra (fexofenadine) usually does not produce sedation be cautious with alcohol when taking Allegra (fexofenadine) for allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking decongestants?

Can you drink alcohol while taking decongestants?

Etoh & decongestant: Greetings. You can in moderation drink alcohol and take decongestants. Saline nasal wash is a great natural decongestant. ...Read more

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Will fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) make me sleepy or hyper?

Will fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) make me sleepy or hyper?

Usually sleepy: Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) is a sedative/barbiturate. Usually it makes people sleepy but 1-10% of people have the opposite reaction: wired, agitated, nervous. ...Read more

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Does inhaling isopropyl alcohol cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

Does inhaling isopropyl alcohol cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

Rubbing alcohol?: I'm not sure whether you mean an accidental sniff while using this rubbing alcohol, or purposefully breathing it in? If it's the latter, please stop now and get help! you're risking your respiratory system, your brain, your liver, and your life. Inhaled alcohol gets into your bloodstream and is delivered through your placenta. Yes, this could harm your baby including fetal alcohol syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the effects of pseudoephedrine and alcohol combined?

What are the effects of pseudoephedrine and alcohol combined?

Very buzzed : The sudafed is a stimulant the alcohol is a depressent. Depending on how much of each substance and your own personal body chemistry will determine the effects that you experience. Btw - i would not recommend this. The alcoholic "energy drinks" do the same thing. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol ~30 hours after taking 120mg pseudoephedrine?

Yes: Almost eliminated from your system, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications/ drugs, alcohol is a drug, be cautious though ...Read more

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Took 1 sudafed can I drink alcohol?

Took 1 sudafed can I drink alcohol?

Generally yes: But how much alcohol are you talking about. Sudafed is relatively without side effects, but it can elevate blood pressure, as can alcohol too. However, if you are using a decongestant because you have a cold, alcohol is not necessarily the best thing when you are fighting any kind of infection. The safe drinking limit in women is no more than 1 standard drink per day, and less than 3 at 1 time. ...Read more

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Can midodrine and pseudoephidrine effect my blood alcohol reading if I take it with alcohol?

Can midodrine and pseudoephidrine effect my blood alcohol reading if I take it with alcohol?

Combo warnings: The interaction checker I use in my office showed no problem due to the alcohol, nor any effect on the alcohol level...But it did warn that these two drugs when taken together ( with or without alcohol) can significantly and perhaps dangerously raise your blood pressure! a good reminder to all to watch about mixing any meds due to potential side effects which can be a real danger. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects of long term use of sudafed pe and rhinocort together with alcohol?

What are the possible side effects of long term use of sudafed pe and rhinocort together with alcohol?

Difficult to say: Sudafed and rhinocort are for chronic rhinitis which is a benign condition. Excessive alcohol use is always a major health concern. Limit your alcohol intake to no more than 7 drinks a week. None if you're pregnant. ...Read more

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Are there any good effects of pseudoephedrine?

Yes: You are correct Pseudoephedrine has lots of side effects, such as shakiness, anorexia, palpitations and increased blood pressure. It is a very good decongestant though, and has been available for years in many prescription products such as Claritin (loratadine) d, zyrtec d, allergra d etc. ...Read more

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Does pseudoephedrine make you tired?

Does pseudoephedrine make you tired?

It shouldn't : Pseudoephedrine is in general a stimulant and should not make you tired. That being said there are people who have weird reactions to medication and you may be one of them who does get tired from this. ...Read more

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Can i take buscapan with pseudoephedrine?

Yes: Assuming you don't have any allergies or medical ailments that would prevent you from taking the individual medications, the two do not react or cause any concerning adverse interactions. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of pseudoephedrine?

What are the side effects of pseudoephedrine?

Vasocontrictor: Pseudophedrine is a vasoconstrictor. This means it has the ability to temporarily narrow blood vessels. Taken orally this can cause dizziness, rapid heart rate (palpitations) or headache. ...Read more

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Can you take phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine?

Can you take phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine?

Not recommended: They are both decongestants and have similar effects. I recommend taking the highest effective dose for you of one or the other, not both. I tend not to recommend this to people with poorly controlled high blood pressure, prostate problems, or cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter products contain pseudoephedrine?

Too many: But if the end of the product has a -D on it, it likely has pseudoephedrine. Phenylnephrine may also be used as a decongestant but it is less effective than pseudoephedrine. ...Read more

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What are some cold medicines OTC that contain pseudoephedrine?

See Pharmacist: Simple: the ones that actually do something for your symptoms...Oh, and are now locked behind the pharmacist's counter and require you to provide an id to purchase. Easiest to ask pharmacist for cold med w/pseudoephedrine and not phenylephrine (which does not work well for anyone it seems). ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take phenylephrine with pseudoephedrine?

Not a good idea: Both of these otc drugs usually used for nasal congestion are almost identical. They are alpha-agonists and as such increase heart rate and blood pressure as side effects. Take one or the other, not both. ...Read more

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What will happen if i take 2 Coricidin and then 2 pseudoephedrine?

Nothing: so long you don't exceed recommended dosage and not contraindicated to take either medicine. However you didn't mention which Coridin formulation ...Read more

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Which is more effective pseudoephedrine sulfate vs pseudoephedrine hcl?

Wrong choice: No clinical difference in the decongestant effect. But the effect is due to vasoconstriction of the blood vessels in sinuses and nose, which is followed by rebound worsening of congestion and systemic side-effects including hyertension, tremors, anxiety, even stroke. For nasal congestion, one should use an inhaled steroid, eg, Flonase (fluticasone nasal) spray; it treats sinuses and nose better. ...Read more