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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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Can I take mucinex fast max night time cold and flu with Tylenol pm?

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Can I take mucinex fast max night time cold and flu with Tylenol pm?

Better not: Both combinations contain almost similar ingredients, stick to only one, and read the labels carefully. The mucinex combo has a decongestant as well, so be careful if you have high blood pressure, wish you well ...Read more

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My fever has come and gone for almost 12 hours. How long does fever last with the flu. I can only take Tylenol! 4k mgs in 24 hrs, right?

My fever has come and gone for almost 12 hours. How long does fever last with the flu. I can only take Tylenol! 4k mgs in 24 hrs, right?

Flu...: With the flu, the fever can last for a few days. The maximum dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen) is 3 grams (or 3000mg) in 24 hours. Be careful not to exceed this dose as it can lead to liver damage. If your symptoms worsen, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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My husband has 101.8 fever and shaking quite a lot. Had one round about 3 hours ago and again now. Gave him Tylenol. He had a flu shot a month ago.

My husband has 101.8 fever and shaking quite a lot. Had one round about 3 hours ago and again now. Gave him Tylenol. He had a flu shot a month ago.

Needs to be seen: Ongoing high fever and chills, need to be attended to, flu shot is irrelevant, please take your husband to ER or Urgent care, best wishes ...Read more

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My ear is block since 24h after taken a plane! Can I take tylenol for cold, cough, flu since I already taken reactine 24h yesterday at 10 pm or what I do?

My ear is block since 24h after taken a plane! Can I take tylenol for cold, cough, flu since I already taken reactine 24h yesterday at 10 pm or what I do?

Yes, you can: Unless contraindicated, also try saline nasal washes and salt water gargles, you most probably have Eustachian tube (s) dysfunction, the tubes connecting the middle ears to the throat, . if no improvement see you doctor, good luck ...Read more

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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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Can I give my 5 & 7 yr olds Tylenol or ibuprofen to reduce flu aches/fever if giving them Simulasan cold, mucus & immune relief (homeopathic)? Thank y

Can I give my 5 & 7 yr olds Tylenol or ibuprofen to reduce flu aches/fever if giving them Simulasan cold, mucus & immune relief (homeopathic)? Thank y

Maybe ok: Truly homeopathic "medications" are made by repeated dilutions, so that the ingredient is not really there anymore (just the "essence" of it remains). That means there is no active ingredient left to cause any benefit. However, that also implies that the homeopathic "medicine" should be pretty harmless, unless some other non-homeopathic ingredient (such as some decongestant chemical) was added. ...Read more

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Are there any medications for the flu/ cold that contain no acetaminophen?

Are there any medications for the flu/ cold that contain no acetaminophen?

Ibuprofen & aspirin: For adults, Ibuprofen in its many brand names can be very helpful in managing fever and muscle aches. Aspirin is not used for children due to its association with reyes syndrome, a serious and possibly vatal disorder. Remember lots of fluids and rest. ...Read more

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I have hcv. Haven`t had any treatment for that. Currently I had really bad flu. But every med contains acetaminophen. Is it ok to have such drug?

I have hcv. Haven`t had any treatment for that. Currently I had really bad flu. But every med contains acetaminophen. Is it ok to have such drug?

Would need: More information about your diagnosis of hcv such as viral load, pt, PTT and hepatic function. It would be difficult to answer without more information. ...Read more

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Do I need to go to the doctors for the flu? I have had the flu for the last few days. I had a high fever the other day and was delirious. I took acetaminophen and it has kept the fever down. However, this morning I started throwing up and cannot keep anyt

Do I need to go to the doctors for the flu? I have had the flu for the last few days. I had a high fever the other day and was delirious. I took acetaminophen and it has kept the fever down. However, this morning I started throwing up and cannot keep anyt

Hello.: Hello. I am answering this five days after you wrote in. I hope that you are better by now. If you have delerium acutely from a fever; you need emergent help to get the fever down. If you can't keep down fluids there is a significant chance of dehydration which might require IV hydration. ...Read more

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Is panadol (acetaminophen) for flu safe for breastfeeding? Thanks!

Is panadol (acetaminophen) for flu safe for breastfeeding? Thanks!

Panadol (acetaminophen) ; breastfeed: Yes, it is ok. Some will get into the breast milk, but will not harm your baby unless (s)he is actually allergic or otherwise sensitive to it. Panadol (acetaminophen) paediatric drops are sold otc. ...Read more

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Does panadol (acetaminophen) help with cold and flu? And is it safe if u have no pain?

Panadol (acetaminophen): (acetaminophen) can be taken with cold or flu. But, I would not take if you don't have symptoms to treat. ...Read more

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Ok so fever still 102.3 due to swine flu. I took 2 extra strength tylonel at 915 pm (1, 000 mg) then more 615 am (1, 000 mg). Can I take 2 more doses?

Ok so fever still 102.3 due to swine flu. I took 2 extra strength tylonel at 915 pm (1, 000 mg) then more 615 am (1, 000 mg). Can I take 2 more doses?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): The maximum safe dosing on tylenol (acetaminophen) guidlines changed last year. Now, you can safely take up to 1000mg three times a day (3000mg/day total). ...Read more

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Medicine for fever and flu in summer I am already taking panadol (acetaminophen) cf?

Medicine for fever and flu in summer I am already taking panadol (acetaminophen) cf?

Fluids. Rest. Panadol (acetaminophen): If it is really flu and you have all syptoms of Influenza.Like fever, headache, bodyache, cough etc. And if iti is just the start of symptoms than it can be treated with antiviral antibiotics like Tamiflu (oseltamivir) available by prescription only for five days.
Panadol is for fever and increased fluids and rest is all you need.
But you need to make sure the fever is due to Flu, so check with your doctor ...Read more

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I've been sick for the past 2 weeks, and I've been taking 2 different cold/flu meds with acetaminophen- I'm having slight abdomen cramping. Normal?

I've been sick for the past 2 weeks, and I've been taking 2 different cold/flu meds with acetaminophen- I'm having slight abdomen cramping. Normal?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) toxicity?: DANGER! Mixing 2 or more OTC meds containing acetaminophen can cause liver failure! Exceeding the recommended dose of 4 GM/24 hours is dangerous, especially if you consume alcohol daily or smoke, or are malnourished. Regular drinkers may develop toxicity even if they don't exceed the 4 GM limit.

ABDOMINAL PAIN IS A SIGN OF LIVER TOXICITY IF ANY OF THE ABOVE APPLIES TO YOU> GO TO ER!! ...Read more

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I took a daytime cold/flu medicine with 650mg acetaminophen 5-6 hours ago. I have a terrible tooth pain that won't go away. Is it safe to take a vicodin now?

I took a daytime cold/flu medicine with 650mg acetaminophen 5-6 hours ago. I have a terrible tooth pain that won't go away. Is it safe to take a vicodin now?

Safe, but...: You need to stop self medicating and get to the 'root' of your problem (pun intended - you may need a root canal). No more than 3000mg of Acetaminophen in 24 hours. But instead of just throwing meds on the problem, see the dentist asap before you have a terrible facial cellulitis or other complications. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Stein
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