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Theraflu Multi Symptom Medication
I have had cold/flu like symptoms for a week and my pharmasist suggested that I take theraflu sever cold and flu medicine. I still have these symptoms after a week of taking the medication. What should I take?
Cold: Get checked for allergies as long as you do not have fevers or chills. If you are coughing up colorful secretions then see your doctor for an antibiotic. Otherwise get plenty of sleep and eat well to get over this cold. Take a specific medicine for a specific issue. If you have pain take a pain reliever. Drainage, or congestion, an antihistamine or decongestant. Cough, cough suppressor. Good luck. ...Read more
Please keep in mind that taking medications that cause drowsiness, such as Theraflu, while taking Lexapro (escitalopram) can exacerbate the drowsiness and impair one's ability to execute functions such as driving or operating machinery. Recommending discussing with your doctor first and getting clearance. Hope this is helpful.
All the best. ...Read more
Took daily medications (alprazolam 1mg, zyrtec 10mg, Nasonex) and also took robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) max to relieve a sore throat. Can I take theraflu with those?
See your doctor: You may need Rx medicine, good luck ...Read more
My daughter had a fever cough and running noise a few days later I have the same symptoms Would could this be She took prescribed theraflu still sick?
Hard to say: Sounds like you both have something similar. It could be a cold or something else. What meds either of you took is irrelevant. Most of them do nothing with these illnesses but give you something to do. ...Read more
Can you take mecication cold and flu or theraflu when you feel cold while you are taking lexapro (escitalopram) and seroquel?
Yes, you can: However, you must be aware that cold and flu medications can make you drowsy and when you take Lexapro (escitalopram) and Seroquel, they could magnify this side-effect. Make sure that you do not operate any machinery or drive. It may be a good time to rest, drink lots of fluids and take the time off. ...Read more
My husband has had flu like symptoms for 3 days. Been treating it with thermaflu today he has developed a red rash with brownish black center.?
Rash; flu: Is the rash spread widely over his body or localized to a patch? Does it look like scabs? He may have chickenpox or developed shingles (reactivated chickenpox virus) from the stress of the flu infection. Should see fp asap for evaluation & treatment to prevent possible pneumonia or pain from shingles. Did he have a flu shot this year? ...Read more
Speak with your doc: If you have the flu you are contagious and infected. Breastfeeding when ill is difficult and should be discussed with your doctor. It is dangerous to expose an infant to the flu and you should speak with your doctor about appropriate prescription medication and using formula to protect your baby. Feel well soon and I hope your baby stays well. ...Read more
Not recommended: Theraflu is not recommended to be taken during pregnancy. It is a category c drug which means that there is no direct data linking it to problems in the human fetus, but it has been shown to have adverse effects in animal models. This being said, if you already took it, I would not worry. I just would not recommend taking any more! ...Read more
These OTC meds both contain a decongestant and acetaminophen. Taking both can be dangerous.
These OTC combination medications are not very effective
and will not make you get better 1 day sooner than taking nothing. Your best bet is to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain or fever and a 12 hour nasal decongestant spray like Afrin for nasal congestion, follow the directions on label. ...Read more
Can I take theraflu night time and nyquil night time simultaneously? I seem to be developing a cold
No: They have some of the same ingredients. Pick one. Hope you feel better soon! ::passes the kleenex and chicken soup::. ...Read more
I goood theraflu expressmax daytime about 20 minutes ago can I take 2 200mg ibuprofens now as well?
Yes, but…: There are no significant drug-drug interactions between the two; however, do you really need a multi-ingredient med like theraflu max-d? What symptoms do you have? That formulation is intended for pain, fever, cough, congestion, mucous secretions. Best to use only as much med as needed for the symptoms you have. ...Read more
I: I cannot diagnose your problem. However if you have sore throat and generalized muscle and joint pain you may have the flu. In this region, there is also streph throat going around. It sounds like you took theraflu and afrin. If you have a virus, you will need to ride out the storm. Plenty of fluids, rest, staying warm, tylenol (acetaminophen) or a similiar medication for discomfort. Things like theraflu and afrin can help symptomatically but they won't keep you from being ill. If sore throat is a dominant symptom, I would call your doctor's office to inquire about being tested for streph throat. If you have a high fever or if your symptoms are not resolving after a few days recommend that you contact your doctor. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
There is no need to wait to breastfeed. However theraflu contains a decongestant- phenylephrine that might decrease breast milk supply. The antihistamine that it contains, diphenhydramine, can decrease breastmilk flow. More about cold and allergy remedies compatible with breastfeeding:
http://kellymom. Com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/meds/cold-remedy/ ...Read more
MagicMouthwash is...: Magic Mouthwash is for coating the inside of one's mouth, and is spit out, not swallowed. If a person does not swallow the mouthwash, and only uses it at most 4-6 times a day, then his body will retain very little of the mouthwash. Thus, teen or adult patients generally can still use over-the-counter cold medications to help with their cold symptoms, if really needed, just for a few days. ...Read more