Medicine Combinations to Avoid

Most of us have medicines box at home and self-help remedies to treat common ailments such as upset stomach, headache, fever and some common aches and pains that are heard of in the day-to-day life.

People who take these medicines by following dosage instructions, the side effects are minimal and mild and they do feel relieved from the discomfort.

The problems start when people start to select a combination of more than one medicine because they notice multiple symptoms.

But this choosing of combination medicines complicates the matter further and chances are there that such a combination proves to be a harmful medicine combination. Continue reading “Medicine Combinations to Avoid”

Antibiotic for Sinus Infection

Sinus infection develops when normal working of mucous membranes and sinuses get disrupted due to many reasons, like:

  • Exposure to cold or dry air
  • Environmental pollution
  • Allergy
  • Irregular eating and sleeping patterns
  • Stress
  • Over-exertion etc.

All of these; in combination; or any of these, make the immune system weak and aggravate infection or inflame the membranes; and one’s mucous glands get stimulated & mucous secretion increases.

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Some Facts About Sleeping Pills

A fact about sleep first – Quality of sleep is that amount of sleep which allows us to operate at optimum levels of energy through the waking hours.

Sleeping pills do not help us get quality sleep. So feeling energized and fresh after waking up from the sleeping pill slumber is certainly not the answer.

Frequent use of sleeping pills or a habit of taking sleeping pills affects as badly or may be in a worse manner than smoking may. People get addicted to them and it becomes very difficult to quit the use of sleeping pills.

People start with dosing during the night but slowly start taking in the daytime also because of the feel good effect it has. Taking sleeping pills deteriorates their daytime functioning. Continue reading “Some Facts About Sleeping Pills”

Ibuprofen and Alcohol – Can You Take Ibuprofen with Alcohol?

The question of, can we take Ibuprofen with Alcohol which the answer is: Dangerous combination! Irrespective of whether the painkiller is taken after a few beers, or before a couple of glasses of wine or hard liquor, it’s not recommended either way. Continue reading “Ibuprofen and Alcohol – Can You Take Ibuprofen with Alcohol?”

Fexofenadine HCl – Caution Against Fexofenadine Use

Fexofenadine HCl is prescribed under the brand name Allegra. Fexofenadine is prescribed by physicians to treat running nose, sneezing, itching in the eyes, watering of eyes etc. The important thing to remember about Fexofenadine is that it should never be taken without doctors knowledge.

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Can I Get Relief From Pain Without Using Pills?

Some good news for pain sufferers is that many options exist to get relief from pains and aches, which is not about swallowing pills. There are many ways other than taking pills to get relief from pains.

Through this article I will discuss some of them in short. Before settling for any pain relief therapies, it is very important that the patient talks to her/his doctor. The doctor considers various factors which need to be considered before opting for any treatment, which includes one’s medical condition & history.

Some of the options I am going to discuss are, Pain Relief with Acupuncture, Pain Relief With Stress Management, Pain Relief with Exercise, Pain Relief with Diet and Supplements, Bioelectric Therapy, and Pain Relief with Physical Therapy. Continue reading “Can I Get Relief From Pain Without Using Pills?”

Treating Dramamine Overdose

People who should avoid using Dramamine are those with prostate condition, or if they are suffering from any type of stomach ulcers, bladder problems, if they are experiencing difficulty urinating.

Also people with glaucoma, asthma, or abnormal heart rhythms should not use dimenhydrinate or Dramamine.

Dramamine reduces nausea and vomiting, and can hide symptoms of overdose of other medicines. In some cases it may also hide the symptoms of appendicitis.

Taking dimenhydrinate or Dramamine along with any alcoholic beverages, antihistamines, tranquilizers, or other nervous-system depressants. If taken with alcohol there is a possibility of the combination resulting in excessive dizziness, drowsiness, or sometimes signs of depression in the nervous system. Continue reading “Treating Dramamine Overdose”