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I'm in mirt & Cough medicine cause drowsiness today finish gym i feel dizzy and feel like almost fainted . Is this effect of medicine ??

I'm in mirt & Cough medicine cause drowsiness today finish gym i feel dizzy and feel like almost fainted . Is this effect of medicine ??

Dehydration.: Some cough meds contain drugs which cause drowsiness; the label might clarify this. After exercise, one can feel dizzy, or faint, due to dehydration with low blood pressure. One could check BP sitting and standing when such symptoms occur; a blood pressure of 85mm Hg or less (systolic, upper number) upon standing can be associated with symptoms. Keep well hydrated, especially prior to exercise. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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Please tell me what can you take for dry cough besides halls while at work that won't make you sleepy or drowsy?

Please tell me what can you take for dry cough besides halls while at work that won't make you sleepy or drowsy?

Cough: Unfortunately most (prescribed by physicians) cough suppressants have sedative effects. The 'Dayquil and Nightquil' popular OTC brands have enough alcohol, a bad idea. Try some cardamom seeds (slowly suck for 3 - 10 minutes). Also make sure the person is not on medications hat can induce cough (ACE inhibitors). If still not better see physician to exclude also asthma. ...Read more

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Can i workout while i'm still in cough and mirtazapine medicine that cause drowsiness ? I try once and feel like almost fainted thanks

Can i workout while i'm still in cough and mirtazapine medicine that cause drowsiness ? I try once and feel like almost fainted thanks

Wait a little longer: Probably best to wait until you feel back to normal. And don't forget to hydrate well, since cough can contribute to fluid losses (as can fever and sweating if you have them with the illness). ...Read more

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Pharmacist said cough perles and trazadone Do have interaction but that I can take them together that it will just increase drowsiness.Second opinion?

Hmm: I checked for an interaction and did not find any significant ones. Please clarify again with your pharmacist if these were the medications. Seems it should be ok. ...Read more

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I took a regular dose (2 tsp) of non-drowsy tussin dm this morning for a cough. Am i alright to drink some beers tonight?

I took a regular dose (2 tsp) of non-drowsy tussin dm this morning for a cough. Am i alright to drink some beers tonight?

Yes, you can: There is no drug interaction for the tussin dm and alcohol. However, moderation is the key. If concerned, always discuss your questions with your pcp. Have fun. ...Read more

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Could my 4 yr old have chick pox had nasty cold cough fever 39.85 very drowsy for 2 days and has 3 spots behind his right ear and one bigger on chest?

Maybe,maybe not: Chickenpox is seldom seen with high fever but it happens & the average kid will have 50-200 spots in different stages within 3 days of eruption.Emergence on the neck is common. The best way to be sure is to have someone examine the kid. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Drowsiness (Definition)

Being tired is common during pregnancy, especially in the first few months and then towards the end. Exercise, rest, and proper diet all may reduce the degree of tiredness that you feel. It may help to take ...Read more