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If you are taking benzonatate can you also take Tylenol cold for drainage etc?

If you are taking benzonatate can you also take Tylenol cold for drainage etc?

Not a problem: These will not interact negatively nor cause a problem. Hopefully the combination will relieve your symptoms until the cold is over. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hello, I have a cold and took Tylenol cold and flu last night. Can I take NyQuil severe tonight? It’s been a full 24 hours

Hello, I have a cold and took Tylenol cold and flu last night. Can I take NyQuil severe tonight? It’s been a full 24 hours

Yes, you may: Check the acetaminophen content of all the medications you take to make sure that you do not take more than 4.0 grams in one day.
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I have a cold / flu stuffed nose coughing mucus and fever headache. Can I take robitusin eith Tylenol cold at same time?

I have a cold / flu stuffed nose coughing mucus and fever headache. Can I take robitusin eith Tylenol cold at same time?

Better not: And which ones? Either Robitussin or tylenol cold have several preparations with different ingredients, stick to only one and read the labels carefully for dosing and timing. Rest, fluids, saline nasal washes would help, and tylenol would help fever, if not better or symptoms are getting worse in a day or two, see your doctor, wish you well ...Read more

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I am 33weeks can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold medicine?

I am 33weeks can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold medicine?

No not tylenol (acetaminophen) cold: No you should not take Tylenol (acetaminophen) Cold medicine specifically. Tylenol (acetaminophen) Cold medicine has Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan, Phenylephrine.The Dextromethorphan, and Phenylephrine are class C pregnancy drugs, meaning that "Risk cannot be ruled out" and "Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus".But you could take just Acetaminophen or simple Tylenol (acetaminophen). I would advise a flu shot. ...Read more

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Can I give my 6 year old children's flonase, a multi-symptom cold medicine, and Tylenol?

Can I give my 6 year old children's flonase, a multi-symptom cold medicine, and Tylenol?

Meds: Flonase is for treatment of allergic rhinitis not common cold. Some multi-symptom cold medications also contain acetaminophen (active ingredient in Tylenol). Check label of multi-symptom cold medication for acetaminophen so child you are not giving extra Tylenol. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold medicine and Aleve together?

Is it safe to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold medicine and Aleve together?

In general this: Would be OK. You don't want to exceed 4 grams total of Tylenol (acetaminophen) per day from all sources combined. ...Read more

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I have cold medicine with acetaminophen im not suppose to take aspiran for ten days and I have a bad cold is that alright to take? Thank You

YES.: You can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) Cold and Sinus medicine 2-3 times a day. Drink Warm water/ Ginger Tea to soothe the Throat.
Steam Inhalation for Sinus congestion will help. Good Luck ...Read more

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Is there a cold medicine that I can take at 24 weeks pregnant maybe tylonel based?

Is there a cold medicine that I can take at 24 weeks pregnant maybe tylonel based?

Cold therapy: Remember that there is no cure for the cold other than to comfort the symptoms. So if you have nasal congestion use Hypertonic Saline rinse, cool humidifier to help vasoconstriction in the nose. Also, vapor rubs can be helpful. If it is a sore throat otc cough drop or my favorite warm non-caffeinated tea with honey and lemon. Remember zinc and vitamin c can help in decreasing viral load @ onset. ...Read more

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Can I take Codeine with antihistamine & acetaminophen & cold medicine at the same time?

Can I take Codeine with antihistamine & acetaminophen & cold medicine at the same time?

Yes, but be cautious: You can take codeine with other cough and cold medications. However, be careful taking more than one cough/cold medication at a time. Many of the prescription and over the counter medications have similar or even the same ingredients. Avoid taking more than one medication to avoid accidental overdose. ...Read more

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I get hives everytime I take cold medicine. I can take ibuprofen though. So I think I may be allergic to acetaminophen. But I took benadryl & got hives?

I get hives everytime I take cold medicine. I can take ibuprofen though. So I think I may be allergic to acetaminophen. But I took benadryl & got hives?

Check ingredients: It is unusual to develop hives from Benadryl and thus I would suggest that you copy down all of the ingredients in each of the cold medicines you suspected might have caused hives to find out if there is a shared ingredient then go on doing your detective work from there. ...Read more

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Can I take amoxycilin clav 875-125mg with common cold medicine acetaminophen/dextromethorphan/phenylephrine to lessen the effects of throat infection?

Can I take amoxycilin clav 875-125mg with common cold medicine acetaminophen/dextromethorphan/phenylephrine to lessen the effects of throat infection?

Antibiotics URI: No interactions between these meds. There is no evidence to support the use of antibiotics in the treatment of the common cold. Antibiotic treatment causes more harm than benefit. Antibiotics should only be used for bacterial pharyngitis (strep throat). The most common causes of pharyngitis are viral agents. Bacterial coinfections may occur. A rapid strep test or culture can confirm the diagnosis. ...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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Is there a such thing as liquid tylenol without all the cold and flu medication additives? Or can acetaminophen only come in pill form pure.

Is there a such thing as liquid tylenol without all the cold and flu medication additives? Or can acetaminophen only come in pill form pure.

Yes, there is: There is liquid acetaminophen, generic and brand name such as tylenol. Ask your pharmacist about other active ingredients, if any, or read the labels carefully. Some boast that they are dye free, if that is one of your concerns. And there is adult and child strength liquids. ...Read more

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I'm on sprintec birth control pills, what cold/ flu medication can I take that won't effect my birth control? What pain killers (Advil, tylenol)?

I'm on sprintec birth control pills, what cold/ flu medication can I take that won't effect my birth control? What pain killers (Advil, tylenol)?

Ok to take: There are no drug interactions with common combination cold and sinus over the counter medications, such as Advil (ibuprofen) Cold and Sinus which contains Ibuprofen. You can also take Acetominophen. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter pain medication can be taken with meloxacam besides tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Stick to Tylenol (acetaminophen): Meloxicam is an nsaid. You're not going to want to take any ibuprofen, naproxen, Aspirin with this medicine. The only otc med choice left is acetaminophen. Take care. If you need something stronger, talk with your pcp about something prescription. ...Read more

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I have stabbing headachesis there anything besides tylenol (acetaminophen) or over-the-counter drugs I can use as effective medication?

I have stabbing headachesis there anything besides tylenol (acetaminophen) or over-the-counter drugs I can use as effective medication?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What pain medications are available for a person that is allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

What pain medications are available for a person that is allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

It depends: The answer depends on the symptoms associated with the tylenol (acetaminophen) and if the Motrin reaction extends to other nsaids (aspirin etc). True allergy to Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)) is unusual. If there is NSAID sensitivity, most can tolerate Celebrex (despite the warning) since being a cox-2 antagonist. Non-salicylate analgesics like Disalcid or trilisate are an option, but more GI intolerance present. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) what the side effects of taking over-the-counter medication?

Is it safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) what the side effects of taking over-the-counter medication?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) is used to treat headache, muscle aches, toothaches, and fevers.
In general, tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe when given in in therapeutic doses by the physician.
There are many over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen) medications which may cause side effects:
nausea and vomiting
insomnia
skin rash, hives, or itching
sore throat
fatigue
liver damage
talk to your parents about your symptoms and see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What is a similar medication to Tylenol (acetaminophen) that is stronger that people allergic to Advil can take?

Depends: If the allergic reaction was hives /swelling, then Aleve and Mobic (meloxicam) would likely be tolerated. If the reaction was asthma, then Rx Celebrex is the only NSAID to be used. ...Read more

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My 2.5yr old has a temperature of 99.1. I don't think Tylenol (acetaminophen) is needed, but my wife thinks this needs medication. What is medically appropriate?

A rectal, ear, or: Temporal artery temperature of 100.4 degrees F or above is considered a fever. Normal temperatures vary between 97-100.3 degrees F. In humans, daily temperature rises from late afternoon - early evening & falls from midnight - early morning. See http://www. Allkids. Org/PediatricSymptomChecker/housecalls3tab_english/peds/fever_howtotaketemp. Html. So, no, you don't have to give Tylenol (acetaminophen) for 99.1. ...Read more

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I took 3 advils @ 8:30p then levaquin @ 10:30p and a tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 @ 1am and another tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 @ 3am. .. Did I take too many medications?

Overdoing it: Nope. But, without any information on why you are taking all of this medication it is impossible to comment further. ...Read more

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Can I take a half of a acetaminophen-codeine # 300-30 and a 500 mg tylenol tab before going to bed I broke my arm and have reduced my pain medication to one half tab morning and night.

Taking: Taking too much tylenol could be dangerous. That amount you listed is reasonable, but any more then that could be dangerous to your liver. You can take advil (ibuprofen) instead of the tylenol and it is safe with acetaminophen/codeine. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Stein
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