Top
20
Doctor insights on: Pseudophed And Dextro

Share
2

2
Can I take one Claritin (loratadine) (not d) and one pseudophed PE at the same time? (The d makes me jittery).

Can I take one Claritin (loratadine) (not d) and one pseudophed PE at the same time? (The d makes me jittery).

Same Medication: Claritin (loratadine)-D 12 hr and Claritin (loratadine)-D 24 hour both have pseudoephedrine in them. If you take a Claritin (loratadine) and add phenylephrine which is also a decongestant like pseudoephedrine you may or may not have the same reaction. ...Read more

4

4
Will taking a pseudophed 30mg/day affect a urine drug screen?

Will taking a pseudophed 30mg/day affect a urine drug screen?

Possibly: You may screen positive for amphetamines. This is a false positive test. Confirmation testing by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry helps show that its pseudoephedrine and not amphetamines. ...Read more

5

5
Is it safe take children Mucinex (guaifenesin) multi symptom cold nighttime with prescription bromphenir-pseudoephed-DM together?

Is it safe take children Mucinex (guaifenesin) multi symptom cold nighttime with prescription bromphenir-pseudoephed-DM together?

No: I have always hated these combination and multi symptom products due to the risk of overdosing. Straight Mucinex (guaifenesin) would be ok, it only has the expectorant, but the combo is likely going to have compounds that overlap with the Bromfed dm. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
Have had bronchitis finished doxycycline now have terrible pain in one ear hurts to move head or cough. Pseudophed no help took Mucinex (guaifenesin). Still bad?

Have had bronchitis finished doxycycline now have terrible pain in one ear hurts to move head or cough. Pseudophed no help took Mucinex (guaifenesin). Still bad?

Ear infection: The doxy may have helped if you had a bacterial infection involving your chest, but it not a very good antibiotic for an ear infection if that is what you have. You need to have a doctor look at your ear and decide if you need another antibiotic. ...Read more

8

8
I have minimal scoliosis, dextro 5 & levo 7.what bothers me is my left rib sticking out & hurts when I lay on my side & find it hard to breathe now.

I have minimal scoliosis, dextro 5 & levo 7.what bothers me is my left rib sticking out & hurts when I lay on my side & find it hard to breathe now.

Be seen: That degree of mild spinal curvature can not cause difficulty breathing; do, if you are having trouble breathing you should be seen immediately and it is likely from another source. ...Read more

9

9
Can thoracic dextro-scoliosis cause shoulder and neck pain?

Can thoracic dextro-scoliosis cause shoulder and neck pain?

Yes: The muscles are tight as they try to correct the "kink" in your spine. Pain usually gets better after you strengthen these same muscles. Good exercises for that are symmetrical isometric activities - swimming, rowing/rowing machine, bicycle or stationary bike, yoga. Once the muscles are stronger, the asymmetry in the spine may improve or stabilize. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
How do I repair earlobes I destroyed with earrings?

How do I repair earlobes I destroyed with earrings?

Facial surgeon: Since earlobes are made of cartilage in order to get a successful and lasting repair, you need to have the repair with a facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

13

13
He is 15 and is already 5 ft 9 and wants to know how to stop growing. This is destroying his confidence and he's acctualy a little desparate PLEASE?

He is 15 and is already 5 ft 9 and wants to know how to stop growing. This is destroying his confidence and he's acctualy a little desparate PLEASE?

Oh dear!: Hi Jeffrey179 Sounds like this is a male relative, perhaps a son. Too little, too much...the history of intervening in growth with hormones etc has not really turned out very well. Read about it, and consult a pediatrician who is experienced in endocrinology AND psychology. Confidence comes from inside, not out. ...Read more

15

15
Dextrose is it bad?

Dextrose is it bad?

Dextrose: Is d isomer of glucose, or simple sugar. It is a necessary fuel source for humans. I suppose too much of it taken by mouth could be bad because it might raise blood sugar and Insulin requirements. But so are a lot of other things when taken in extreme amounts. ...Read more

16

16
What does dextrose breakdown into?

Energy: Dextrose or glucose, another name for the same molecule is used as a primary energy source by the body. Its breakdown to pyruvate gives rise the high energy products ATP (adenosine triphosphate) and nadh (reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide).These provide power for the various metabolic needs of the cells. ...Read more

17

17
Why is it hard to destroy endospores?

Why is it hard to destroy endospores?

Are protected,,,: These are hard to destroy because they are likely in a dormant, protected state. Many fungi like blastomycosis, histoplasmosis, and cryptosporidia have two phases, a spore phase and a cyst/yeast phase where they are better protected by a cyst wall. They can be dormant and harder to kill like this. This is true for many other fungi and other microorganisms also. ...Read more

18

18
Why doesn't our body destroy our own RBCs?

Why doesn't our body destroy our own RBCs?

Contain self antigen: Cells that make up the body's tissues are covered with surface markers, or antigens. The various RBC antigens found on the body's own cells are known as "self-antigens", and the immune system does not attack these. The membrane of each red blood cell contains millions of antigens. When receiving blood transfusions, the host immune systems will attack any donor RBC containing antigens different from their self-antigens. ...Read more

19

19
Can playing video games destroy your vision?

Can playing video games destroy your vision?

No: The visual system can handle this and some consider it a form of training for things like being a fighter pilot. It may however, destroy your brain, your ambition and your fund of knowledge. ...Read more

20

20
Anxiety is destroying my life. What can I do?

Anxiety is destroying my life. What can I do?

Get Expert Help: Get talk therapy that goes well beyond the line, "tell me how you feel about that." first, u really do need someone w/training & expertise in treatment of anxiety problems/disorders. It's vital 2 understand what anxiety is, how it ticks & what specific things can help if anxiety starts interfering w/ ability 2function & w ability 2 form/keep relationships. Great info here: http://www. Anxietybc. Org. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer