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What cough medicines can I take while breastfeeding?

What cough medicines can I take while breastfeeding?

COUGH RX: You can take any expectorant or suppressant cough rx .It is minimal amount it will not bother the baby. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Is there any cough medicine for women who are still breastfeeding?

Is there any cough medicine for women who are still breastfeeding?

A few ideas for you: You can take a product with dextromethorphan if you need to, but don't ignore simple remedies like a couple teaspoon of honey, throat lozenges. If your cough is quite bad, you have fever or chest pain, or if you have any difficulty breathing, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i take cough medicine with magic mouthwash?

Can i take cough medicine with magic mouthwash?

Sure: The "magic mouthwash" that you are using for mouth sores and the cough medicine should not cause a problem. As long as the cough medicine does not burn your mouth, you should be ok. ...Read more

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What kind of cough medicine can I take if I have afib?

What kind of cough medicine can I take if I have afib?

Raw Honey: Many coughs are due to that"tickle" in the throat resultant from a viral uri. Raw honey coats the throat, is sfae for afibbers, and otc. You can take a tsp or 2 as often as needed. ...Read more

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Can I take hylands cold and cough medicine while pregnant?

Can I take hylands cold and cough medicine while pregnant?

Homeopathic,: alcohol and sugar free. No pregnancy warning. Best to check with your OB doctor first however. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can I take this cough medicine and sleeping pills combined?

Can I take this cough medicine and sleeping pills combined?

That depends: What does the cough medicine contain? Many combinations of sleep medication and cough medications are fine. If you can provide the name of the sleep medication and the cough medication - they can be checked for drug interactions. Take care. ...Read more

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How much time after you take cough medicine do you feel the sleepy side effects?

How much time after you take cough medicine do you feel the sleepy side effects?

About 1-3 hrs: Most night time cold meds contain an antihistamine that helps you fall asleep. Diphenhydramine and Doxylamine are the common drugs used and their onset of action is from 1-3 hours and 2-3 hrs respectively. Most other antihistamines would have a similar onset of action. ...Read more

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Can i take a night time cough medicine like nyquil if i take trazadone each night?

Can i take a night time cough medicine like nyquil if i take trazadone each night?

No: Better avoid the combination, night time cough medicines contain antihistamines which interact with trazodone, also other ingredients of cough meds like dextromethorphan would interact with trazodone as well, all would lead to CNS depression, call or see your doctor if your cough symptoms are really bothersome and you can't stop the trazodone , good luck ...Read more

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Can sinus medicine an cough medicine make you emotional if you take them together?

Can sinus medicine an cough medicine make you emotional if you take them together?

Medication: Cant render an opinion because you haven't told us what medication you sre taking. Write back soon with the info. ...Read more

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Can i take cough medicine with amoxicillin?

Can i take cough medicine with amoxicillin?

Yes: Most cough meds should not interact with amoxicillin. Usually contain dextromethorphan or a codeine-like cough suppressant. Do not mix with alcohol due to additive sedating effect. ...Read more

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Can you take tramadol 50mg with cough medicine?

Can you take tramadol 50mg with cough medicine?

Yes, you can, but: risk of side effects increases. Tramadol use can also lead to addiction, abuse, and misuse. ...Read more

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What is the best cough medicine too take to get rid of dry coughs?

What is the best cough medicine too take to get rid of dry coughs?

Mgt: If you have a dry cough that seems to originate from your throat, lozenges and humidified air may help. If the cough persists for more than 3 weeks, then your PCP can determine other treatments. ...Read more

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What additional cough medicine can I take on top of theraflu cold and cough nighttime?

What additional cough medicine can I take on top of theraflu cold and cough nighttime?

Dextromethorphan: Whichever cold compounds you take will be more effective in controlling cough if they contain dextromethorphan, and these are usually marked "dm" on the bottle. ...Read more

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What amount do you have to take and can you make it purer by getting rid of all the other chemicals in cough medicine?

What amount do you have to take and can you make it purer by getting rid of all the other chemicals in cough medicine?

Don't test: Cough syrup is generally safe to use as it is directed and formulated. Altering the ingredients is not safe and not recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


Antitussive (Definition)

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