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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

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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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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Do the non drowsy decongestants cough suppresants have caffeine? My heart is racing after taking a couple.

Do the non drowsy decongestants cough suppresants have caffeine? My heart is racing after taking a couple.

Heart rate: They have a component for due congestion which causes heart to race, usually pseudo ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate). Look on the labels, you should avoid these. ...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

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Any concern if after having taken cough mixture dhasedyl for sore throat which does cause slight drowsiness, I exert slightly by going for a walk?

Any concern if after having taken cough mixture dhasedyl for sore throat which does cause slight drowsiness, I exert slightly by going for a walk?

No: Most cough medicines will not affect your health during a walk. "Avoid operating heavy machinery or driving" may be written on the bottle which is prudent. ...Read more

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Swollen tonsils sever cough sore throat due to horsed cough weakness and drowsy what do I do?

Swollen tonsils sever cough sore throat due to horsed cough weakness and drowsy what do I do?

See a doctor: Sounds as if you might have strep throat and you should be examined, tested, and treated if necessary. ...Read more

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Hi. Can I take non-drowsy allergy relief and nighttime cold and flu medicine at the same time? I have a runny nose, sneezing, cough, and ear pain.

Hi. Can I take non-drowsy allergy relief and nighttime cold and flu medicine at the same time? I have a runny nose, sneezing, cough, and ear pain.

Nighttime cold & flu: Medicine should be enough, most of them already contain an antihistamine in the ingredients, so no need to add a non-drowsy allergy medicine. Read the labels carefully, rest, fluids, salt water gargles and saline nasal washes, if no improvement soon, especially ear pain, see your doctor, also stop smoking if you are, and avoid being around smokers, best wishes ...Read more

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Purple/red dots all over from waist down, slight cough, constant intense headache, nausea, flem, cold sweats, sore throat, weakness and drowsy, high bp

Purple/red dots all over from waist down, slight cough, constant intense headache, nausea, flem, cold sweats, sore throat, weakness and drowsy, high bp

MD time: I would go to an urgent care clinic asap. Those "dots" you describe could be something called petechia, caused by low platelets. That sometimes happens in patients with viral illnesses. I can't tell you for sure that's what it is but you should be examined pronto just in case. ...Read more

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What kind of cough syrup is sizzurp considered?

What kind of cough syrup is sizzurp considered?

Do Not Use: Sizzurp is a slang name for a mixture containing one or more cough medicines, usually Codeine and often Promethazine mixed with soft drinks and other flavorings.
It is not controlled in any way and it is dangerous to use these medications without being prescribed by a physician. ...Read more

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Can I take nyquill with cough syrup?

Can I take nyquill with cough syrup?

Not a good idea: There are several versions of nyquil and most if not all of them contain cough medicine. Taking another cough syrup would probably give you too much dextromethorophan. ...Read more

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Is cough syrup safe for a 6 year old?

Is cough syrup safe for a 6 year old?

Cough: Maybe so, maybe not.
Depends on the child, why he/she is coughing and the cough syrup. There are many illnesses that cause cough. Best to see your doctor about any significant cough so that the cause is found and proper medicine can be given. For minor coughs honey in hot herb tea is soothing for children over 1 year of age. ...Read more

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What amount cough syrup can kill you?

What amount cough syrup can kill you?

Don't test it: Cough syrup is not a health drink or a way to get intoxicated. Do not test the limit of how much to drink. ...Read more

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Plz mention a cough syrup for wet cough?

Plz mention a cough syrup for wet cough?

Cough: Is necessary attempt by the body to clear undesirable irritants. I do rarely recommend cough suppressants. I recommend expectorates. Many are available over the counter in any pharmacy in the US ...Read more

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What does W/DM stand for in cough syrup?

What does W/DM stand for in cough syrup?

W/DM: Likely with dextramethorphan a cough suppressant. Show it to your pharmacist for confirmation, side effects and if you should take it. All the best. ...Read more

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Which cough syrup can I take for bronchitis?

Which cough syrup can I take for bronchitis?

Cough syrup: Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant, while Guaifenesin loosens mucous. Either will help, and some syrups have both. If you have a fever, or your phlegm is discolored, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the active ingredients in cough syrup?

What are the active ingredients in cough syrup?

Cough meds: Greetings. The active ingredients in cough medication is usually guifenessin which is a mucus thinning agent and dextramethorathan which is a cough suppressant. Check with your pharmacist for confirmation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about cough syrup with codeine?

Can you tell me about cough syrup with codeine?

May be a good: Choice to relieve symptoms at night and perhaps provide for a good night's sleep until your body and the other medicines you are taking help with your condition. ...Read more

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Help please! Is drinking cough syrup bad for you?

Help please! Is drinking cough syrup bad for you?

Potentially: Cough syrups may contain a variety of active ingredients such as first generation antihistamines, mucolytics (break up mucus), cough suppressants (dextromethorphan), narcotics (codeine) and alcohol. While most people tolerate these just fine and the cough improves, I prefer to treat the "cause" of the cough rather than just the suppress symptoms. Be careful with any and all medications! ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Drowsiness (Definition)

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