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Sinutab or sudafed, which is better?

Sinutab or sudafed, which is better?

Whichever helps: They are both effective in improving symptoms of congestion. To determine which one is better you would need to try them both and see how they affect you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take coactifed & sinutab together?

Is it safe to take coactifed & sinutab together?

No: They both have a decongestant and if you are 69 years old, I would check with your doctor befor taking either, they can have detrimental effects on the heart and blood pressure. ...Read more

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Have sinus headaches for about a week. Taking sinutabs with temporary relief. Constant drainage any recommendations for over-the-counter medicines?

Have sinus headaches for about a week. Taking sinutabs with temporary relief. Constant drainage any recommendations for over-the-counter medicines?

Nasal irrigation: Nasal irrigation is safe and effective. 1/4 - 1/2 tsp pure sodium chloride (no additives) and 1/4 - 1/2 tsp baking soda (not baking powder) to 8 oz of body temperature distilled/previously boiled water, the solution is compatible with your nasal passages. Can use bulb or neti-pot or generic nasal irrigation kit to flush out nasal passages. ...Read more

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Need to free up my head congestion, but need to study and want to take a ritalin (methylphenidate) as well. Can I take ritalin (methylphenidate) and sinutab together?

Should be fine: Stimulants and most cold medicines are fine together. Depending on what you take, you may find yourself feeling a bit shaky, but it is not dangerous. If you are worried, start by taking a lower dose of the cold medicine--or call your doctor and ask what cold medicines are least likely to produce a reaction with the stimulant. Btw, stimulants were first used for nasal congestion. ...Read more

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My daughter has allergic reaction to many things for example pineapples, mangos, sinumax and sinutab with codeine and ibuprofen.?

My daughter has allergic reaction to many things for example pineapples, mangos, sinumax and sinutab with codeine and ibuprofen.?

What's the question?: You posted a statement detailing some background information. To get the most from this site you provide background & then ask a related question. Room for a response is limited, so completing the process allows a focused answer. If the kid is allergic, avoid them. If there are other concerns, start over and describe them. ...Read more

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I’m on prednisone 30mg/day for sinusitis. Forgot to ask Dr. Whether I can continue taking ACC200, sinutab & beclomethasone nasal spray which were prescribed last week? Also. What should I look out for if infection arises while on prednisone?

I’m on prednisone 30mg/day for sinusitis. Forgot to ask Dr. Whether I can continue taking ACC200, sinutab & beclomethasone nasal spray which were prescribed last week? Also. What should I look out for if infection arises while on prednisone?

Prednisone: Generally beclomethasone spray can be eliminated while on oral prednisone, as well as other meds mentioned. Infection? Persistent discolored nasal discharge, facial pain. Afrin or similar decongestant may help keep sinus ostia open, saline irrigations help as well. No smoking, no alcohol, no particulate exposure. ...Read more

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I am a 34 year old who has had HIV for 21yrs. I've heard that 22 years is like, the max for us? Is this true? What is the best medication for advanced

I am a 34 year old who has had HIV for 21yrs. I've heard that 22 years is like, the max for us? Is this true? What is the best medication for advanced

Not true: Amazing advancements have been made in the field of HIV treatment over the past years. There is no set maximum amount of time to live with hiv.

Have you been taking medicine? The best thing to do is regularly see your physician. ...Read more

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I'm on levothyroxine medication can I take max garcinia?

I'm on levothyroxine medication can I take max garcinia?

Yes, but....: I am not aware of a bad interaction. However, why do you want to take garcinia? These supplements are always promoted heavily without any medical/scientific justification. A study by kim et al, nutritional journal, 2011, vol 10, page 94, pmcid 21936892, found no effect of garcinia on weight loss. The advertisers won't tell you that, will they? ...Read more

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I am about to move to Australia for at least a year and would like to take the max supply of my medications with me, symbicort, methotrexate, eczma creams?

I am about to move to Australia for at least a year and would like to take the max supply of my medications with me, symbicort, methotrexate, eczma creams?

So what's the???: You have an interesting plan. Australia does have physicians and it's own system of laws concerning importation of pharmaceuticals. You need to address your questions to the medical department of your embassy to seek guidelines for what you can or cannot bring with you and find out how to access care while you live there. ...Read more

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I am in the hospital right now with a severe kidney infection. The only medication that helps the flank pain makes me itch terribly. What is the max?

I am in the hospital right now with a severe kidney infection. The only medication that helps the flank pain makes me itch terribly. What is the max?

Ask your doctor. ..: You should ask the attending doctor who is treating you because s/he knows more about your individual conditions than anyone online. Severe itch may be a sign of drug allergy, and the doctors will periodically, at least once daily, reassess your clinical response so to adjust treatment as needed. ...Read more

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I have flu like symptoms (cold, fever) I took Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinux-max and started feeling better. Just hen I was done with the medication I had nose-bleed?

I have flu like symptoms (cold, fever) I took Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinux-max and started feeling better. Just hen I was done with the medication I had nose-bleed?

Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP after 7-8 days or so. ...Read more

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Is it true that drugs used for ADHD lead to 30% max improvement of symptoms versus for example SSRI used for MDD and anxiety that usually lead to ~70%?

Is it true that drugs used for ADHD lead to 30% max improvement of symptoms versus for example SSRI used for MDD and anxiety that usually lead to ~70%?

No. A stimulant has: An 80-90% chance of reducing ADHD symptoms to the point that they no longer cause harmful dysfunction at work & home if the patient actively participates in therapy to learn organizational skills & time management & if the dose can be titrated to achieve optimal effect without side effects. If not, adjunctive non-stimulant medications can help achieve adequate symptom reduction. See CHADD. Org. ...Read more

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On viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) for 6 months. Its a weird drug. Is the fda going to lower the max. Dose to 20 rather than 40-have you heard cases of ser. Synd on it?

On viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) for 6 months. Its a weird drug. Is the fda going to lower the max. Dose to 20 rather than 40-have you heard cases of ser. Synd on it?

Drug interactions: All drugs are monitored for safety. Side effects, drug interactions are sent to fda to document frequency and severity of them. It is well known that any antidepressant (ssri or snri) may cause serotonin syndrome (ss) if combined with other agents of similar type, or blockers of their metabolic pathways. Therefore, as per your report, combining Luvox and viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) will increase risk of ss. ...Read more

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Could Robitussin-DM max show up in a drug screen as an illegal drug?

Could Robitussin-DM max show up in a drug screen as an illegal drug?

Yes: If the drug screen is crude enough, dextromethorphan can appear as a stimulant. Most drug screens are sophisticated enough to correctly identify this but mis-identification does occur. ...Read more

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How do you take ppi w/ nsaid if you have peptic ulcer? Which ppi drug/dose do you recommend if someone w/ peptic ulcer must on max dose of nsaid?

How do you take ppi w/ nsaid if you have peptic ulcer? Which ppi drug/dose do you recommend if someone w/ peptic ulcer must on max dose of nsaid?

Avoid NSAID if able: I would minimize NSAID use and/or consider a cox-2 alternative. Hpylori needs to be excluded and treated if present. With this I would rec high dose ppi bid for 6-8 weeks and then if PUD healed decrease to once a day. ...Read more

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What non-medication remedies are there for anxiety?

What non-medication remedies are there for anxiety?

Relaxation breathing: Try and get the book:
the relaxation response by benson and apply the techniques as described in the book. Also, try and avoid all caffeine. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for non- rhinitis, and how much?

What is the best medication for non- rhinitis, and how much?

Rhinitis: If you meant non-allergic rhinitis it could mean many things and the treatment depends on the exact diagnosis. Undiscovered allergy is possible. I saw a patient with this diagnosis from several allergist only to discover she had a number of chinchillas in her home and she was allergic to them and their talc baths. Sinusitis, gerd, dental infections are all possible... Check it out. Don't settle! ...Read more

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What could happen if you were accidentally injected with a non-prescribed medication?

Depends on med: Need more info to answer this question. Could be very serious. Go to ER or primary doctor ...Read more

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Have had a migrain now for over 86 hours non stop, really bad, medication not working, no evidence of getting better, what should I do?

Have had a migrain now for over 86 hours non stop, really bad, medication not working, no evidence of getting better, what should I do?

ER visit: If you have exhausted all your options at home and still have bad pain, then should go to the er for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Holter results min 45bpm max 174bpm avg 79bpm. 0ve 0sve. Concerned on st. Ch.1 +2/-.9 ch.2 0/-.9 ch.3 0/.9. Totals -.9 on all 3. Unnecessary concern?

Holter results min 45bpm max 174bpm avg 79bpm. 0ve 0sve. Concerned on st. Ch.1 +2/-.9 ch.2 0/-.9 ch.3 0/.9. Totals -.9 on all 3. Unnecessary concern?

Most likely: If your cardiologist reviewed your holter and they are not concerned then you should not. These automated reading are frequently erroneous and maybe related to baseline artifact. ...Read more

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Are any adhd medications non addictive and if so which ones?

Are any adhd medications non addictive and if so which ones?

ADHD Meds: There is some addiction potential, but doses used for ADHD low and overseen by a professional shouldn't be a problem. There is a lot of hype about ADHD diagnosis and treatment options. The best science information says medication options are effective and safe when prescribed and overseen by a doctor. In practice, addiction to Rx is rarely an issue for average patient. ...Read more

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What is a good non-prescription medication for a child with add to take?

What is a good non-prescription medication for a child with add to take?

ADD kids: If the child is already properly diagnosed and not "mildly" affected...Add can severely affect the child immediately and his life in the future, if not treated properly. There is no time to waste to try otc. No doctor would suggest otc. Any of the parents have add or history of alcohol and drug use? And the elder generations? .. ...Read more