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Should I Take Methotrexate When I Have A Cold
Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more
I have a cold so taking benelyn for cold symptoms, but i have a bad cramp in my leg and was wondering how long i have to wait before i take tylenol?
Depends on symptoms: The trick to treating a cold is to prioritize the worst of the symptoms. For example , if you have a stuffy nose, prioritize medicines for stuffiness, such as Pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine. Oxymetazoline (afrin (oxymetazoline) nose spray) is excellent and can be used with pills, but only for 3 days. For cough try mucinex-dm max strength- which has high dose guaifenesin. Ask pharm for help if you have high bp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So i take Depakote I have not taken it for a while i took my pills today and i feel dizzy confused a sick .I also feel very week should I go to the er?
Maybe: Would phone your local doctor first, and get that office involved. The er is costly, busy, noisy, bright, and you may have a long wait. Better to go to the doc who prescribed the Depakote and check a drug level. Likely, you are experiencing an adverse rxtn, and this likely needs to be managed. Do not continue med until clarified. ...Read more
Several: Several medicines are available for the treatment of asthma. In general they include controller medicines ( inhaled steroids, long acting beta agonists, leukotriene blockers) and reliever medications ( short acting bronchodilators). Avoidance of known triggers important as well. In some cases, allergy immunotherapy may play a role as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take hydrocodone 325mg when I have a cold will it be ok if i take hydrocodone if I am in pain even though I have a cold
I have been taking iron pills when I am on my period and i was wondering if i can take them twice a day or is that a bad idea to do. Or just take one.
I never have had allergies and I do not know if I currently have a head cold or if I have allergies? What should I take? Just moved to NorCal
Universal treatment: Treating The symptoms will help you which ever one it is. You need to take oral decongestant like Sudafed or phenylephrine which is found in many medications like Coricidin D. If you feel it might be allergy you could use an allergy medication like Zyrtec. A saline nasal spray would make the nose feel better. If it is a cold it will clear soon if allergy it may stay around until allergen is gone. ...Read more
I have a cold and I have asthma. I have taken my ventalin and its not working.What will happen if you take more then what your suppost to?
Sore throat: Very common to have sore throat with mono. I am assuming you already saw the doctor to get the diagnosis of mono, no need to go back only for this symptom, unless you are vomiting, drooling, having difficutly breathing, getting dehydrated. Drink lots of fluids, ibuprofen for pain. ...Read more
Can I take cold medicine with the medicine I am on? I have no voice this may take awhile before I get it back right?
Yes...: Given your regimen, I am generally aware of your diagnosis--which I won't disclose for privacy concerns. Many over-the-counter cough and cold remedies have the side effect of increasing blood pressure. This would not generally be a concern in your case, unless blood pressure becomes >140/90. Whichever over-the-counter medication you choose, consult with your pharmacist for any interactions. ...Read more
I had tyroid problem when i was pregnant. And i stated to take tablets. Should i take it when I am feeding.?
Hypothyroid?: Without knowing what thyroid issue you have, it is dificult to give advice. I would assume you had problems with low (hypothyroid) if this is the case, yes you shoud continue the meds. Simple blood tests can be done to check if your supplemetation is the appropriate dose. ...Read more
Im 21 weeks pregnant and i think i have a cold because i have a runny nose and a slite fever what am i able to take?
Every time I take in a deep breath I have to cough. It is a dry cough. I don't have a fever but I feel like I am starting to have a slight wheeze?
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