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What Is Drowsiness
Same medication!: Diprivan is the trademarked name for the medication propofol. They are the same medication. Propofol causes the rapid onset of drowsiness in low doses and sleep in higher doses. It can be used for sedation or to induce general anesthesia. Because it can slow or stop breathing, it must be used only by an anesthesiologist or by personnel trained in anesthesia administration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes constant drowsiness, periods of lightheadedness, and tingling/hot and cold sensations in legs? Allergies ruled out. Diabetes ruled out.
Drowsiness dizziness: Drowsiness and dizziness are two different conditions.Drowsiness is when you are feeling sleepy and dizziness is when you head is feeling like spinning and giddy.If you are drowsy you need to know if it is lack of sleep of sleep apnea or effect from alcohol or any other medicines.It usually goes away with rest and sleep.We need to find out cause of dizziness and treat it that way, so if dizzy seemd. ...Read more
Allegra (fexofenadine): If you are referring to over-the-counter antihistamines than Allegra (fexofenadine) is considered one of the most non-sedating on the market. Airline pilots can take this medication while flying so it has been proven to be non-sedating. Other non-sedating antihistamines include Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine). ...Read more
Cold with eye swelli: You have a cold and it involves upper and lower air way. Treat as you would but i'd gets worse or lingersote than a week aw your healthcare professional. ...Read more
What condition cause extreme drowsiness/lethargy to the point where you literally can barely move your arms and legs and feels like "a great burden"?
More info: Are these symptoms related to drug use? If not a condition called cataplexy with narcolepsy can cause these symptoms brought on by laughter, crying, terror.Anger, etc. The attacks are transient and improve after minutes. If your symptoms are long lasting, then get checked for anemia, underactive thyroid, adrenal gland insufficiency, etc. Your md will refer you to a neurologist if he/she feels it's needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not many: Nsaids (motrin, aleve, etc) and Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)) are you best choices. There are some combination medications such as Excedrin which combine things like aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) and caffeine. There are homeopathic and naturopathic options as well but I am not well versed in these options. ...Read more
Humidity and saline: Using a neti pot or other saline rinse device provides symptom relief without any untoward side effects. There is no medicine to cure the cold - you just have to get through the symptoms. Run humidifier, warm fluids such as soup, and saline rinses are the way to go. Almost all of the 'cold' medicines out there will make kids drowsy, although some have opposite effect on certain kids and make wild! ...Read more
I am experiencing difficulty concentrating. The following also describes me: Drowsiness. What should I do?
Concentration: It would be good for you to see a Doctor for a medical evaluation to find out if you have a medical reason for this drowsiness. If it is not medical it may be due to some problem in your personal life that you could work on with a Clinical Psychologist to resolve or learn to cope. ...Read more
Have started taking Peritol to gain weight, now I have a great appetite, but I have been getting a bit more drowsy, what can I use to counter this?
Medication: Are you taking prescription narcotics, or using recreational drugs? You describe sedation, with autonomic side effects. See your doctor. ...Read more
See a doctor: For right now get some tylenol (acetaminophen) then get to a doctor. Without more information it's hard to know what's going on but a "severe" headache is a symptom that merits a real evaluation. It could be a migraine, it could be muscle spasm or it could be any number of problems. Get checked out! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of things: There are so many possible processes which could cause either of those symptoms or both related to the same clause that you will have to give us a little more information in order to be helpful. For instance, is this problem sudden in onset or has it been developing? Have you had it for a long time at the same intensity level? Are you a smoker or do you have asthma? Are you anemic? ...Read more
Allergy Med: This is not a fair question, and I am sorry, but i must disagree with dr. Kwok. The sole oral antihistamine that does not cross the blood brain barrier and does not cause drowsiness in fexofenadine (aka.. Allegra). Every other otc oral antihistamine has the risk of drowsiness. Most effective is also not fair bc every patient is different and we tailor therapy to the patient. C ur allergist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers