Allergies, Cough & Cold

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The common cold (also known as nasopharyngitis, rhinopharyngitis, acute coryza,[1] head cold, or simply a cold) is a viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory tract which primarily affects the nose. Signs and symptoms include coughing, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and fever which usually resolve in seven to ten days, with some symptoms lasting up to three weeks. Well over 200 virus strains are implicated in the cause of the common cold; the rhinoviruses are the most common. Uppe...

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Itching Withdrawal from Cetirizine or Zyrtec
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I want to know how many are suffering from withdrawal from this drug that causes itching all over the body. At there is an article about this very problem yet Zyrtec doesn't list the information on their web site. This is my third attempt to get off of this med and I'm going crazy from the itching. ## If you take any medication for a long period of time, you will experience some withdrawal effects. This is just as true of allergy medications, as it is of any other. One of the most common withdrawal effects are rebound effects, so for an allergy medication, this can include itching. Have you spoken to your doctor about it? ## I keep getting itching after this. Not had it before, but it's the first time I've taken the medicine for more than a month (aro...
Updated 3 minutes ago in Cetirizine Hydrochloride Allergy.
small oval blue sleeping pill
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It says phene 10mg promethazine hydrochloride ## Hello, Imogen! How are you? The FDA actually classifies Promethazine as an antihistamine and it's most commonly used to treat or prevent nausea and vomiting, though drowsiness can be a side effect of it, along with dizziness and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 12 hours ago in Promethazine.
cough mixture and CDT blood test
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Hi. I live in NSW Australia. I am having monthly CDT blood tests ( measure of alcohol consumption over a monthly basis) The 1st 7 tests have been negative. The last two results where high and I am shattered. I had been really sick with the flu and bronchitis for over 3 weeks. I couldn't eat or sleep and was taking the strongest over the counter cough mixture I could, almost 1 bottle a day just to get some sleep. Plus cold & flu tablets & demazen or phernegan because I was coughing so much & couldn't sleep & I was exhausted. Didn't think at the time and wondering how much they it can influence the test. Thanxt ## Hello, Smiley! How are you? Did you check the ingredients of the cough syrup? The FDA lists many of them as containing alcohol, so that could be what...
Updated 13 hours ago.
allergy help that dont affect bp, heart
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I have allegies to a lot of stuff now that ive gotten older.most allergy meds affect my bp. 12 hr allergy meds dont seem to work. Are there any allergy meds that are not prescription that do work and dont affect bp i use to be able to take loradine.but not now ## Hello, Lily! How are you? If your doctor approves, both Benadryl and Allegra can be taken by someone with a heart condition or high blood pressure. I had congestive heart failure 5 years ago and my cardiologist has approved both of them. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including dizziness, drowsiness and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 13 hours ago in Benadryl.
hyd polst ch 10 8 mg 5ml
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I NEED TO KNOW IF I CAN GET THIS MEDICATION FOR A COUGH I HAVE HAD FOE THREE YEARS. I TAKE IT ONLY ONCE A DAY BECAUSE I PAY $182.00 A MONTH. I AM WIDOWED AND 65 YEARS OLD. I CAN NOT AFFORD TO PAY THIS AMOUNT. IF I SIGN FOR IT CAN I GET IT OVER THE COUNTER AND HOW MUCH IS IT.. SINCERELY CAROL ## Hello, Carol! How are you? No, this is not available over the counter. The hyd stands for Hydrocodone, which is a narcotic, so it is only available by prescription. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Have you discussed the issue with your doctor? They may be able to prescribe a cheaper alternative. As to the cough, do you know what's causing it? Are you on any ...
Updated 20 hours ago in Hydrocodone.
can i eat antacid along with allegra 120
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I have been eating allegra 120 since last 1 month. my question is can i eat Tritrab-DSR (rabprazole) antacid. ## Hi Rucha, According to, there are no drug interactions listed between Allegra and Rabeprazole. Based off this information alone, I don't see any reason why you wouldn't be able take these two meds together. The only thing I'm weary of when it comes to using more than 1 medication at a time is that in the event of any side effects (god forbid), it may be difficult to determine which medication is the underlying cause. At any rate, please post back if there's anything else I can help with! ## Hi. When you take any medication too close in proximity, time-wise, to an antacid or a laxative, less of whatever you are taking, gets in your system. You need to s...
Updated 1 day ago in Allegra.
Ilvitrim suspension for A runny stomach?
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Hi my baby is 6 months old. And has a runny stomach the doc gave him ilvitrim , will this help stop runny stomach? ## Hi my baby is 2 months she has a bad cough and wet nose ,she was given ilvitrim suspension will this work please help ## What is ilvitrim suspension Hi my 36weeks baby at the hospital was give he zidovu.I took her to the clinic they stop that medicine they given ilvitrim I'm waiting clinic result for blood ## Ilvitrim is classified by the FDA as an antibiotic, so it used to treat or prevent bacterial infections. If the doctor prescribed it for you child, it is best to give it to them as instructed. The typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 1 day ago.
r152 barrel shaped pill
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What kind of pill is barrel shape and has r152 on it? ## Hello, Merge! How are you? This tablet is manufactured by Ipca Laboratories and they list it as containing 10mgs of Cetirizine, which is available via prescription or over the counter. The FDA classifies this medication as an antihistamine, which is most commonly used to treat allergies. Its typical side effects may include dizziness, drowsiness and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 days ago in Cetirizine.
Reduction in creatinine
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Few days ago during routine blood work my creatinine was found to be 1.7. No diabetis. BP always cheques 130/80 with one tab a day of Amlopress 2.5. I am 69 years old. Urologist has prescribed Nefrosave by Fourrts with Taurine 500mg and Acetylcysteine 150 mg. to be taken twice daily. Will my creatinine level reduce within the normal range?? My blood work after one week showed a reduction of 0.1 that is from 1.7 to 1.6. Please advise.
Updated 3 days ago in Acetylcysteine.
Apetito Cyproheptadine Tablets, how do they work
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No iprovement after taking this tablets, how should i take them to see changes on me? ## Cyproheptadine is actually an antihistamine, which is commonly used to treat allergic reactions. It can cause some increased appetite, as a side effect, but it is really not safe to use, without a doctors approval and supervision, because it is a drug and does carry risks. Have you consulted a doctor? ## I would like to share my experience with the Apetito tablets. In 2006 l started loosing weight and had skin rashes.I became the shadow of myself both home and office.My face turned black and l was depressed.No matter how beautiful clothes l wore they just could not fit.People started ignoring me even at work.A friend of mine introduced me to Apetito tablets.I was desperate and wanted anything that c...
Updated 3 days ago in Cyproheptadine.

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