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Theraflu Active Ingredient
Can I take Tessalon Perles (benzonatate) and theraflu nighttime severe cold/cough? They have different active ingredients but both have cough suppressant.
Both work well for c:
Both drugs work differently but can be used together.
Tessalon can cause hallucinations so be careful with dosage.
Lots of fluids and bed rest will do more for your symptoms
Hope you are not a smoker. ...Read more
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the flu, common cold and other infections. ...Read more
Different with each: The active ingredient of any vaccine is the part of the infecting agent, either weakened and live and whole, or a part of the organism after it has been heat- killed, that stimulates your body to make antibodies that protect against a recurring infection with that organism. This preparation is different for each vaccine, based on the type... ...Read more
I'm puzzled: The "active ingredient" in Tysabri is Tysabri. The generic name is natalizumab. This isn't Alka-Seltzer we're dealing with; it's a highly purified intravenous drug. Do I misunderstand your question? ...Read more
Lobelia plant: There is an alkaloid derived from this plant that is called lobeline, which has been used as a smoking cessation product for many years, but with pretty modest results. It is widely used in Europe and Russia, but there is evidence that both nicotine replacement therapy and the 2 main prescription medications (bupropion and varenicline) work better. Haven't had anybody using it recently. ...Read more
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I have just been prescribed Saxenda and am wondering if it's okay to take with Victoza (liraglutide). They seem to have the same active ingredient.?
Talk to your doctor: You are right, they are the same drug. You should not need both so don't start the Saxenda until you talk to your doctor. If you need a higher dose your doctor could just go up on the dose of Victoza (liraglutide). ...Read more
I take sleeping tablets daily. Somedays more than one, as I am still wide awake. One night I took 3, each one had a different active ingredient. Help?
You are an Addict:
I do not mean that in any derogatory way. I appreciate that you are aware that you have a problem...Perhaps an obsession for sleep. In most places in the country you can find drug and alcohol programs. Many hospitals will have a detox unit to help with the first few days of coming off so many chemicals.
But, you will survive. You can also find a way back to sanity and to retrain your brain. ...Read more
Antacid pros & cons: Many antacids work by neutralizing acid in your stomach. Some contain simethicone that helps break up gas bubbles in your stomach. One floats on top of acid so it "coats" as the acid is refluxed. In any case, antacids must be taken multiple times a day to keep acid neutralized, and benefits are short-lived. Magnesium-containing ones can promote diarrhea; calcium-containing ones can increase acid! ...Read more
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Please help! What is the active ingredient in latisse (bimatoprost) that makes lashes longer and darker?
Latisse (bimatoprost): Bimatoprost is a prostaglandin analog/prodrug used topically as eye drops. The lash growth is a side effect discovered when the drug was used to treat glaucoma. There can be unwanted side effects including darkening of the iris color and dark circles around the eyes. ...Read more
I have uc. I regularly take a medicine named omnacortil-10 (active ingredient-prednisolone). I am addicted but its harmul. What should I do to?
Need maintenance med: Prednisolone is a steroid, and you are right, steroids have lots of harmful side effects. You need to be in a regular maintenance medication for uc. See your gastroenterologist to find the right med for you. Mesalamine often works for mild uc, azathuoprine for moderate to severe uc. Nether have as many side effects as steroids. It is very important to taper steroids and not stop them abruptly. ...Read more
If a drug is suspended into 250 mg/ 5 ml suspension, 250 mg being the strength of the active ingredient. What do we call the 5 ml? Is it the dilution?
Not exactly: The term 250 mg/5 ml is the concentration of the drug (the amount of drug in milligrams in a particular volume of liquid). In other words, a much greater concentration would be 250mg/1ml (meaning the entire dose is present in a very small volume), while a much lower concentration (ie more dilute) suspension might have 250 mg in 10 ml. ...Read more
Maybe none: There are a huge number of chemicals in this pretty flower, as in anything else from Mother Nature, but despite decades of work, nobody's convinced the scientific community that it works for any of the things it's supposed to help -- from the common cold to cancer. This is in contrast to a host of other botanicals that do real stuff. Probably this is why nobody publishes the active ingredient. ...Read more
What is Stressam's active ingredient and is it OK to use long term for anxiety and maintenance of concentration?
Is it ok to change brands during isotretinoin treatment? Both will have the same active ingredient i.e, isotretinoin, but will there be any sideeffect?
Probably: As long as the concentration and formulation (cream, gel, ointment) are the same, they are likely interchangeable. ...Read more
Is it possible for someone to have anaphylactic shock from the active ingredient in benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
Yes you can: It is possible to get an allergic reaction including anaphylaxsis from anything. ...Read more
I am looking at antiperspirants with the active ingredient of aluminum chloride. The directions say to use at night. Can I use during am shower by pm?
Antiperspirant: Use the antiperspirant right before going to bed and after you've showered at night. You can still shower in the morning. If you sweat a lot, you can use it again after the morning shower. ...Read more
How do I buy Tazorac (tazarotene) cream when they don't sell it or the active ingredient, here in the UK anymore?
Try online pharmacy: You may be able to buy your preferred formulation from an online pharmacy with a valid prescription. As long as your prescription is valid, there's nothing wrong with getting your Tretinoin from an international pharmacy that still formulates it, assuming it can get through customs in your country. ...Read more