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Robittusin Cough Medicine
I accidentally took a double dose of hydrometer cough medicine thinking it was my regular robitussin. What should I do?
Is it okay to mix cough medicine after you take microgestin birth control? They were Robitussin coug medine and nightime alcester.
Right now i'm using robittusin and its okay. What other medicine should I use to get rid of this cough/cold?
Time: Assuming the cough is a cold, a viral respiratory infection, there is really no way to get rid of it other than to give your immune system time. The average chest cold lasts 3 weeks! medications to relieve the symptoms are not very effective. Unless there is a bacterial infection, antibiotics are not helpful. See your doctor if you have a fever, shortness of breath or other medical problems. ...Read more
No cough medicine: The best medicine for cough is the medicine that treats the reason you are coughing. If your cough is due to asthma you need to treat asthma. If its due to reflux treat the reflux. If its due to pneumonia, bronchitis or sinusitis then treat the infection. I do not like treating symptoms unless i know the cause. If you have a persistent cough you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Knowledge: The first step in treating a cough is to understand why it is happening (infection, asthma, underlying lung disease, allergy, gastric reflux, vocal cord problem, etc). Several treatment strategies exist for each cause and need to be appropriately tailored for your individual situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why medicine work on some and don't work for others whole having same symptoms and illness? And what should I look in a cough medicine? What's best?
Depends: Everything depends because some people may take medicines that are appropriate and some may not. Considering cough syrup a dry cough will probably not respond to guaifensin that is in most cough syrups. A wet cough may be broken down by guaifensin, Anything with Guafensin and Dextrometorphan would be my suggestion for stuffy head, wet cough. Please get checked if there is concern ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Methods to relieve a cough that work? Currently taking a cough medicine but they never seem to work for me.
Wrong diagnosis: Wrong medication used . Time to go see your doctor to see what is really causing your coughing spells . If viral cause , bed rest , plenty of fluids, 8 hours of sleep, eating healthy will help you recover! You may have bacterial cause or other things triggering off the cough. Please call your doctor . ...Read more
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