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What is the best medication for night-time cough?

What is the best medication for night-time cough?

Depends...: The best treatment depends on the etiology of the cough. Are you coughing at night when you lie down? If so, this could be due to post-nasal drip which has a very different treatment than bronchospasm (which is another possibility). Other etiologies include gerd which also worsens when lying down. All these possibilities have very different treatments. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I am taking ARV at 20H00 at night. I will be travelling overseas. I am not sure what time I must take my medication when I am there. Please advise?

I am taking ARV at 20H00 at night. I will be travelling overseas. I am not sure what time I must take my medication when I am there. Please advise?

Doesn't matter: I think you have been misled by warnings about not missing any ARV doses. But only repeated missed doses are a problem; missing a single dose now and then is harmless. You can either skip one dose for several hours or take a dose early, then continue taking the drug at 20:00 in whatever time zone you're in. Same thing when you return home. ...Read more

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Is 171 LDL too dangerous... I have started medication rosuvastatin 10mg once a day at night time. I do not do any exercises. Will I be okay?

Is 171 LDL too dangerous... I have started medication rosuvastatin 10mg once a day at night time. I do not do any exercises. Will I be okay?

Effective: 10 mgs of Rosuvastatin will effectively lower your LDL and is well tolerated. Have your liver enzymes checked with your follow up labs in several weeks. It's a good idea to take coq10 when taking statins. ...Read more

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My body feels weak and I'm having a diarrhea, I also can't sleep properly during night time. Any medications?

My body feels weak and I'm having a diarrhea, I also can't sleep properly during night time. Any medications?

Your doctor needs: To examine you so that he/she can give you the proper treatment. You may be feeling weak because of the diarrhea but need to get to the cause of it all. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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During night time I usually can't sleep well, tried to take pills and still I can't sleep well. Any medications? Am I suffering from insomnia?

During night time I usually can't sleep well, tried to take pills and still I can't sleep well. Any medications? Am I suffering from insomnia?

Insomnia is possible: sleep hygiene is key. Retire & rise same time each day. Bedroom should be dark & cool - used only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Dinner should be moderate sized & finished at least 2 to 3 hours before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm ...Read more

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Do night time cold medications have sleep stimulants?

Do night time cold medications have sleep stimulants?

Cold medication: Most night time cold medication does contain anti-histamines that can induce sleep. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take medications; in the morning or at night?

Depends on drug: This question cannot be answered without knowing which medication you are referring to. There are some medications that need to be taken in the morning, others at night, and even some that can be taken at any point throughout the day. There are many factors that go into determining the best time such as how the drug is absorbed into the body as well as certain side effects. ...Read more

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My vyvvanse medication is keeping me up at night. I️ts time release. Would a instant release medication be better?

My vyvvanse medication is keeping me up at night. I️ts time release. Would a instant release medication be better?

Try a different med: Please report this symptom to your prescriber. Immediate release formulations may be better for you depending on a number of details, or a different medication, or perhaps simply taking it longer.

Also remember to consider your general sleep schedule, your physical activity, and your caffeine and alcohol consumption. These all might be factors. ...Read more

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Am I supposed to take medications on time? I am currently taking meds in the morning at 8 am and 8 pm at night but not at the exact time.

Am I supposed to take medications on time? I am currently taking meds in the morning at 8 am and 8 pm at night but not at the exact time.

Depends on the drug: Some medications need to be taken at the same time each day (plus or minus 30 minutes can usually be considered "the same time", for a drug that's taken once or twice a day). With other medications, the exact time is not as important. One should ask his prescribing doctor about his medications, to see which ones are important to take at the same time each day, and which ones are more flexible. ...Read more

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I am 30m, and wake up several times at night to urinate, vesicare (solifenacin) dosent help me, what other medication should I try?

I am 30m, and wake up several times at night to urinate, vesicare (solifenacin) dosent help me, what other medication should I try?

Depends on diagnosis: There are a number of other vesicare-like medication that you can try. The nighttime urination that you struggle with could be due to any number of issues, so be patient with your doctor as they try to help you. If you are taking any herbal treatment, you may want to consider cutting back on their intake. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Hard to put on weight, suspect worms, tried a couple of medications but still the same, tried cutting back sugar, itches around rectum area night time?

Hard to put on weight, suspect worms, tried a couple of medications but still the same, tried cutting back sugar, itches around rectum area night time?

Pinworms: Are common intestinal parasites which cause rectal itching, especially at night. Young children and their household members are at risk for pinworm infections. The pinworms can often be seen in the rectal area during the night with a flashlight. A stool test for ova & parasites (O&P) can help correctly diagnose and guide treatment of intestinal parasites. ...Read more

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If I I took ibuprohen 800mg 3 hours ago, can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and sinus night time medication now?

If I I took ibuprohen 800mg 3 hours ago, can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and sinus night time medication now?

Yes: Because these 2 are from different classes of medication, it is fine to alternate Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) for a short term basis. I am also assuming that you have normal liver and kidney function. However, if your symptoms do not improve with this regimen, you should see your doc. ...Read more

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I have this rash on my arms. It irritates me all the time at night and I got medication for it but it doesn’t work.?

I have this rash on my arms. It irritates me all the time at night and I got medication for it but it doesn’t work.?

Needs consultation: Will need to view the rash to try and make a diagnosis plus also go through what treatments have been tried before. Best to do this via an inperson consult. If concierge video service is available in your area you may be able to do this via a virtual consult. All the best. ...Read more

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Is it possible that anti-seizure medication cause night time bed wetting?

Is it possible that anti-seizure medication cause night time bed wetting?

Not usual: If a person has epilepsy, night time bed wettin can be a symptom of seizures in sleep. speak to your neurologist about an EEG done during night time sleep. ...Read more

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What medication may reduce severe night-time bruxism? Eating thru guards. Already take 10mg flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for neck oa.

What medication may reduce severe night-time bruxism? Eating thru guards. Already take 10mg flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for neck oa.

Not drugs...: I usually treat these issues with occlusal splints coupled with a steroid for the first week of splint therapy. This works with 99% of cases. A properly-fabricated occlusal splint will do much more than any pill. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed me Amitriptyline 50mg at night time and Phentermine 15 mg in am. Are these two medications safe to take at these times?

My doctor prescribed me Amitriptyline 50mg at night time and Phentermine 15 mg in am. Are these two medications safe to take at these times?

Why amitriptyline?: I'm curious why this was prescribed since it causes drowsiness with other known side effects opposite of phentarmine. I'm assuming it's for depression in this particular case. Please review further of your medication with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is taking Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg and clonazpham and mirtzaphin and chlorpronazine and estaeolan at the same time safe my mother was told to trake all these medications at night before bed. I need to know if it is safe for her to do so

Is taking Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg and clonazpham and mirtzaphin and chlorpronazine and estaeolan at the same time safe my mother was told to trake all these medications at night before bed. I need to know if it is safe for her to do so

Talk to her doctor: There's no way that I can guess how complex your mother's condition may be. And she may have arrived at the current treatment regimen slowly, effectively, under close medical supervision. Therefore, you need to find out if she is dosing her medication precisely per doctors orders, then discuss any potential consequences of therapy with that physician. ...Read more

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6 yr old boy Nocturnal asthma how to relieve it if inhaler isn't helping at night time? And spits out prednisone medication when given orally.

6 yr old boy Nocturnal asthma how to relieve it if inhaler isn't helping at night time? And spits out prednisone medication when given orally.

You should speak: To his doctor. I don't know what inhaler he is on. If it is a bronchodilator (such as albuterol or xopenex), he may benefit from an inhaled steroid (or through a nebulizer), but only his doctor can make that determination. If he is having labored breathing, you should take him to an emergency room to be seen. ...Read more

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I am experiencing delusions and feeling depressed. I am diagnosed with Bipolar type 1. I recently started Saphris 10mg at night and Cymbalta 30mg. What can I do other than medication to ease these problems while the medicine takes time to work?

I am experiencing delusions and feeling depressed. I am diagnosed with Bipolar type 1. I recently started Saphris 10mg at night and Cymbalta 30mg. What can I do other than medication to ease these problems while the medicine takes time to work?

Therapy, talk: Depression with psychoses poses a dangerous situation. The best protection against impulsive behavior is to connect with care givers and supportive friends/family daily. Your med visit should be 7-10 days since starting meds. Absolutely avoid alcohol and cannabis. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of taking 40 mg prozac during the day and 50mg seroquel (quetiapine) during night time? Can one have a glass of wine with these drugs?

What are the benefits of taking 40 mg prozac during the day and 50mg seroquel (quetiapine) during night time? Can one have a glass of wine with these drugs?

Not recommended: We typically don't recommend consuming alcohol w/medications that can affect thinking, especially those that can cause sleepiness like quetiapine (Seroquel). In fact, that's why we recommend taking quetiapine at bedtime whereas many people find that Prozac (fluoxetine) perks them up a bit so it's better to take in AM. Of course you may experience opposite (paradoxical) effect so discuss w/your doc ...Read more

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21 year-old man with uncomfortable breathing sensations when inhaling cold air, with some history of sneezing and respiratory allergies.....?

21 year-old man with uncomfortable breathing sensations when inhaling cold air, with some history of sneezing and respiratory allergies.....?

Zen Breathing.: This sounds an awful lot like bronchitis or asthma brought on by breathing cold air, either with or without humidity. I suffered from this when I was about your age and occasionally have some symptoms even now, especially if the conditions are right. You need to control your environment and limit your exposure to triggering elements. Seek the help of a specialist to offer medication to help. ...Read more

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What is a good medication to sleep at night?

What is a good medication to sleep at night?

Start easy: Medications with low adverse effects include melatonin and other ones at the health food store.

Ambien and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are widely used these days but both have quite some side effects. Hopefully prescription free drugs will do the job.

However, sometimes there is an underlying problem that may cause sleep problems. Having it diagnosed by a sleep doc is useful for many patients. ...Read more

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What to do if I can't sleep at night no matter what. Are there any safe medications to resolve my issue?

What to do if I can't sleep at night no matter what. Are there any safe medications to resolve my issue?

Melatonin: Melatonin is available over the counter. It is the substance your brain uses to set your biological clock. Take 1/2 to 1 hour before bed time. Stop tv and computer activities 1/2 to 1 hour before trying to go to bed as the light lowers your natural melatonin levels. Avoid afternoon and evening caffeine. Or other stimulants. See your doctor to discuss other measures and possibly have a sleep. ...Read more