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Sinex what does it is used for?

Sinex what does it is used for?

Sinex: Vicks Sinex is a brand of topical nasal decongestant spray produced by Vicks, a division of Procter & Gamble. The active ingredient contained in the Sinex nasal spray is Oxymetazoline which acts to relieve blocked nasal passages. ...Read more

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Can one take Claritin (loratadine) the same time as taking an dayquil sinex?

Can one take Claritin (loratadine) the same time as taking an dayquil sinex?

OK: In general, a non-sedating antihistamine taken together with an older antihistamine isn't a problem. The bigger problem, however, is that one antihistamine is inadequate, and you feel the need to take more. When that's the case, you'll do best by getting evaluated by an allergist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between sinex nasal spray and sinex nasal mist?

What is the difference between sinex nasal spray and sinex nasal mist?

Ingredients: The ultra fine mist contains oxymetazoline and the spray contains phenylephrine. These can cause rebound nasal congestion (Rhinitis Medicamentosa) if used more than 3 days. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the difference between sinex nasal spray and sinex nasal mist?

Can you tell me what is the difference between sinex nasal spray and sinex nasal mist?

Nothing: The active ingredient and all the inactive ingredients are exactly the same. It appears the price is the same. With nasal decongestants such as these, a person can develop rebound (rhinitis medicamentosa) and essentially get "hooked" on them. It's best not to use more than a few days. If this has already happened see your doctor.... ...Read more

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I've recently started using sinex nasal spray. Symptoms horribly worsen once it's done. Please help!?

I've recently started using sinex nasal spray. Symptoms horribly worsen once it's done. Please help!?

Dr. Needs to examine: Oxymetazoline, the active ingredient in sinex and other nasal decongestants or eye drops, may cause dependence after a few days. Dependence means the sinex benefit lasts fewer and fewer hours, and there is a rebound effect where the nose gets more runny or more stuffy right after the medicine wears off. With eye drops, the eyes get more reddened or more watery right after the medicine wears off. ...Read more

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Can I use clarithromycin 500mg with Mucinex (guaifenesin) 1200mg and Vicks sinex 12 hour.

Can I use clarithromycin 500mg with Mucinex (guaifenesin) 1200mg and Vicks sinex 12 hour.

Yes: Remember do not use the sinex for more than 3 days, and takes the pills with food, they may make you nauseous. ...Read more

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I've been using sinex nasal spray for about 15 years. I've had a cough for about 5 months now and I get bloody noses all the time. Related?

I've been using sinex nasal spray for about 15 years. I've had a cough for about 5 months now and I get bloody noses all the time. Related?

Yes: Sinex (oxymetazoline) is a local decongestant, prolonged use has several side effects, can definitely cause dryness and irritation of the nasal passages which can bleed, moreover it can cause a disease of its own:"rhinitis medicamentosa", meaning inflammation due to a drug, and yes inflammed nasal passages can cause cough. Kindly see an ENT / Allergist for evaluation ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Vicks sinex nasal spray together?

For few days only: If you do not have heart problems and high blood pressure you may take for few days only. But I advice that you don't treat yourself by taking too much and too long over counter medications. ...Read more

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I had a congestion and used Vicks sinex aloe for more than 1 week. I don't have the flu anymore but find it hard to breath. What should I do?

I had a congestion and used Vicks sinex aloe for more than 1 week. I don't have the flu anymore but find it hard to breath. What should I do?

Respiratory distress: Anyone who has had an infection and is now experiencing any difficulty breathing should be seen urgently by a physician and examined and perhaps undergo imaging studies to try and determine what is going on. Please consider going right away. Best of luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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I used sinex nasal spray and drank dayquil for my cough and nose congestion did I over dose? I feel fine

I used sinex nasal spray and drank dayquil for my cough and nose congestion did I over dose? I feel fine

Unlikely: It is unlikely to overdose on the sinex nasal spray (oxymetazoline) but it should not be used longer than a few days as a person can develop rhinitis medicamentosa (become dependent). If the dose of dayquil taken was that given on the bottle, then not an overdose. If symptoms persist, consider evaluation by healthcare provider to determine cause of symptoms and additional treatment. ...Read more

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RN told me to use Vicks sinex spray for 3weeks to help drain ear tubes after being on psedophedrine didn"t work, is it okay to use for that long?

RN told me to use Vicks sinex spray for 3weeks to help drain ear tubes after being on psedophedrine didn"t work, is it okay to use for that long?

Not good idea: Nasal decongestant sprays should only be used for about 3 days. Otherwise, a severe rebound congestion problem will occur and that creates a dependancy on the medication just to maintain normalcy. Sometimes topical nasal and or oral steroids are needed to break the congestion cycle. Best to see an ENT doctor for help. The eustachian tube problem will be alleviated with the same types of Rx. ...Read more

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I have regular glaucoma but I don't know what kind of medication I can take someone please help me?

I have regular glaucoma but I don't know what kind of medication I can take someone please help me?

See eye doctor: Since uncontrolled glaucoma can lead to blindness or significant vision loss, I urge you to see an eye doctor ASAP. The blindness can come on at any time. In the meanwhile, avoid all 1st generation antihistamine (Benadryl (diphenhydramine) etc), any drug with anti-cholinergic activities, and oral or injected steroid just to name a few until your eye doctor tells you otherwise. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives for regular ADHD medication?

Are there any alternatives for regular ADHD medication?

Yes: Behavior modification, learning to focus on one thing at a time, hypnotherapy, which helps
with focused attention, and restructuring behavior patterns. In hypnotherapy, one becomes aware of the observing ego, which may help monitor and alter behavior patterns. ...Read more

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Are homeopathic medicines safe to take with regular western pain medications?

Are homeopathic medicines safe to take with regular western pain medications?

Yes: Homeopathic products are placebos and will not interact with western medications. You can take them safely but why would you? ...Read more

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I am diabetic since 2002.Now my sugar count rising inspite of regular medication. Please help me.

I am diabetic since 2002.Now my sugar count rising inspite of regular medication. Please help me.

See doc: You need to reevaluate your current treatment regimen. The disease progresses and might need additional diabetes meds or injections. ...Read more

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Since three dsys I am having pain in my rear part of head: what could be the cause? I sm hypertensives and on regular medication. Pl suggest?

Since three dsys I am having pain in my rear part of head: what could be the cause? I sm hypertensives and on regular medication. Pl suggest?

See a doctor: This sounds quite disturbing and could have many different possible causes, many of them potentially severe. You should be examined and possibly need labs and imaging studies to determine what is going on. Call your pcp and discuss with them. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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How often is it necessary to get blood work done in your 30s? Feel fine, no regular medications, normal weight... blood work was normal 1.5 yr ago

How often is it necessary to get blood work done in your 30s? Feel fine, no regular medications, normal weight... blood work was normal 1.5 yr ago

No good evidence: There is little evidence for doing regular blood tests. If your health is good and you do not have any symptoms, there is no need to repeat the test any more often than once in 5 years.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take regular doses of medication in pregnancy?

Is it ok to take regular doses of medication in pregnancy?

It depends on....: The medication. Some medications are safe in pregnancy, some are absolutely contraindicated and some we simply don't know one way or the other. You need to discuss this issue with you obstetrician and be absolutely certain about any medication, over the counter agent, dietary supplement, etc. Before you take it. The stakes are just too high. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take migraine medication for regular headaches?

Is it okay to take migraine medication for regular headaches?

No.: Migraine-specific medications are designed to work for migraine headaches. Depending on the medication, they may provide little or no relief for other forms of headache and instead, only expose the patient to unnecessary side effects or complications. Check with the physician that manages your headaches as to his/her advice for treating common cephalgias. ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose another 25 lbs. Would you recommend taking prescription medication to help or lose it through regular diet and exercise?

I'm trying to lose another 25 lbs. Would you recommend taking prescription medication to help or lose it through regular diet and exercise?

1200 calorie diet: With lots of vegetables, fruit and salads and regular exercise (at least 3x/week). If this fails, then prescription medication. ...Read more

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I have severe environmental allergies, I have tried regular allergy medications and the allergy meds with the D. Nothing is working. Any suggestions?

I have severe environmental allergies, I have tried regular allergy medications and the allergy meds with the D. Nothing is working. Any suggestions?

Try nasal sprays: Despite so many medications over the counter, sometimes allergies are so strong they blow right through them. And exposure may be unavoidable, such as outdoor pollen, or pets in homes. Contact an allergist who can identify which allergies are bothering you and can list the ways to control symptoms. There's no reason to be miserable! ...Read more

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Just need info on homeo meds. How much gap is needed to take homeo meds between or after meals & between other regular medications prescribed by dr!

It doesn't matter: When you take homeopathic "medicine" since it doesn't do anything. If you are trying to treat a problem for which your doctor has prescribed actual medication, you should follow up with that doctor if you think you may need different or additional treatment. ...Read more

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I've been on the same medications for months. I have regular blood tests, and my numbers are great. So why have I been feeling sick when I take them?

I've been on the same medications for months. I have regular blood tests, and my numbers are great. So why have I been feeling sick when I take them?

More information: There may be other factors, such as depression, anxiety, or others. It is important to speak to your primary care provider about any symptoms that you may still be having, particularly after being on your medications for some time. ...Read more