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Take Alka Seltzer
Maybe,maybe not: There are at least a dozen products carrying this name and some contain antihistamines or phenylephrine that can decrease milk volume, or Aspirin that should not be consumed iy baby may get a viral illness while you are taking it. So some products without the ingredients noted are less worrisome than others. See:hale, t "medications and mothers milk", 2012 ed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I don't see any reason not to use those medicines for a short time. ...Read more
Cough medicines: Alka seltzer plus has i believe Acetaminophen and phenylephrine in it which is a decongestant but not an antihistamine. It also has dextromethorphan cough suppressant. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine. So yes you can take them together of added effect on sinus and nasal congestion. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can make you sleepy. ...Read more
Yes: That is not a problem at all. ...Read more
Multiple medications: Before you start treating yourself, you must have a diagnosis in mind. Do you think you have the flu? If so, none of the items you are taking offer any effective treatment for it. They are a little bit like chicken soup, they may not help you and they cannot hurt you. If you have phlegm that is greenish in color, see a physician for antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alka seltzer: Once a day should present no problem. ...Read more
Dx ulcerative colitis and coming down with a cold. Can i take alka seltzer plus or should I avoid it?
I'd avoid it myself: Ask a doctor or pharmacist for alternative suggestions. It is not recommended: http://www.Webmd.Com/digestive-disorders/features/tip-sheet-ulcers-pain-relievers tolerating cold symptoms can be a challenge, but you might discover things that will work without making your condition worse. Good luck. ...Read more
Can I take alka seltzer day and night if it expired last month ?
I don't have money to buy a new box ! But is it safe ?
Yes: Alka-Seltzer is a combination of sodium bicarbonate, aspirin, and anhydrous citric acid, used for the relief of heartburn, acid indigestion, and stomach aches. In general most medicines are still effective a few months after expiration dates. However, acids do tend to destabilize over time, so I would not use a 2014 box of asa or alkaseltzer in 2015, but it should be fine 1 month post expiration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Really bad cold! can I take alka seltzer plus cold with lexapro (escitalopram)? I know it can cause increase in bleeding together. Please help i'm misreble.
No harm: It should not cause any harm to take alka seltzer while you have a cold. ...Read more
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I take a generic version of zyrtec (cetirizine) in the morning can I take alka seltzer cold and cough at night?
Yes: And if you can quit smoking, you'd get sick much less! don't forget that in the winter, our noses need moisture--even when we think they are stuffy. Many times they are asking for moisture. I like ayr saline gel spray as it sticks and doesn't run down the back of your throat. Steroid nasal sprays are helpful too! ...Read more
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