Influenza Medication

 

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Can you take cold medication if you have high blood pressure?
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Decongestants may aggravate your blood pressure and antihistamines may cause additivedrowsiness. Check with your doctor to make sure your blood pressure is controlled well enoughto take a decongestant like phenylephrine or pseudoe...

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Can you take cold medication if you have high blood pressure?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Decongestants may aggravate your blood pressure and antihistamines may cause additivedrowsiness. Check with your doctor to make sure your blood pressure is controlled well enoughto take a decongestant like phenylephrine or pseudoe...

Source:  Walgreens

How can I treat nasal congestion without medication?
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There are ways that you can treat nasal congestion without medication. Medicines are not theonly way to relieve a stuffy or runny nose. Often, gentler solutions are better. Try thesesteps to thin the mucus, which can help you brea...

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How can I treat nasal congestion without medication?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

There are ways that you can treat nasal congestion without medication. Medicines are not theonly way to relieve a stuffy or runny nose. Often, gentler solutions are better. Try thesesteps to thin the mucus, which can help you brea...

Source:  Walgreens

How should I dispose of old or unused medication?
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Medications play an important role in treating certain conditions and diseases, but they mustbe taken with care. Unused portions of these medications must be disposed of properly to avoidharm. However, certain medicine may be espe...

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How can antitussives relieve cold and flu symptoms?
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An antitussive, or a cough suppressant , is a medication often recommended for the treatment of cold and flu symptoms. Usually, a cough resulting from the cold or flu will go away on its own. However, if a cough is keeping you up ...

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How are people treated for bird flu? Is a vaccine available to prevent a person from catching it?
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Different types of antiviral prescription medications are expected to be helpful for thepreventionand treatment of bird flu (also called avian influenza or avian flu). Two of thesedrugs are Tamiflu ? (oseltamivir)and Relenza ? (za...

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What are the side effects of Relenza?
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Relenza? (zanamivir)is a medication for treating the flu and typically has few side effects. Uncommon side effectsinclude bronchitis, cough, stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, and headache.Infrequently, Relenza? m...

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What can I take to treat a runny, stuffy nose and sinus drainage?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

There are a variety of over-the-counter (OTC) products that may be used for a runny or stuffynose and sinus drainage. The two primary types of these medications include antihistamines andoral decongestants. Products are available ...

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How can decongestants relieve cold and flu symptoms?
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A decongestant is a medication that helps to relieve symptoms of the cold and flu , particularly congestion. Decongestants help to clear congestion by tightening blood vessels in the nose. This quells swelling so that more air is ...

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How can analgesics relieve cold and flu symptoms?
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An analgesic is a type of medication used to relieve pain, including pain related to the cold or flu . Acetaminophen is the most common form of analgesic. It helps relieve pain by changing the way the bodyrecognizes pain or discom...

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How can I avoid getting the flu if I'm allergic to eggs and can't get a flu shot?
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Because both the flu shot and the nasal flu vaccine contain egg, they should not beadministered to anyone with an allergy to eggs, but certain antiviral prescription medicationsmay help prevent the flu. If someone you have close c...

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What are the differences between all the different kinds of antidepressants?
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As with most medication, antidepressants come in different formulations, with differentpotential side effects, different actions in the body, and different sets of directions fortaking them properly. Most must be taken for at leas...

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What can I do to avoid withdrawal symptoms when stopping my antidepressant prescription?
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Experiencing withdrawal symptoms from stopping the use of certain antidepressants is also knownas antidepressant discontinuation syndrome. While not a formal psychiatric diagnosis,antidepressant withdrawal occurs in about 20 perce...

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Why are ear infections more common for children?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

As you may know, ear infections are very common in children. 80% of all children will get anear infection before they are seven years old. There are several reasons why ear infections aremore common in children than adults. First,...

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How can I tell if I have the flu or a cold?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

The flu (influenza) and the common cold are both infections that develop in the airways and arecaused by viruses. While they tend to have similar symptoms, there are notabledifferences: A common cold typically starts with a sore t...

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Influenza medication

When the flu strikes, you can be ready to fight symptoms with influenza medication. Your options for flu relief include liquid, cold and flu tablets, or different medication for daytime and nighttime relief. Choose the dosage and form of influenza medication from brands such as Vicks, TheraFlu and Alka-Seltzer that works best for you.

Reducing symptoms

Here at Walgreens.com, you can narrow your search for influenza medication down according to the symptoms you have. Many flu remedies target fevers, sore throats and headaches. If you have a cough, there is cough syrup in different flavors as well as cough suppressant tablets. You can take lozenges or cough drops with you anywhere for relief when you need it. There are also decongestants, nasal sprays and sinus washes. For convenience, choose an influenza medication with multiple active ingredients that fight several symptoms.

Fighting the flu

Keep your family healthy with other products that can stop the spread of infection. We carry soap in liquid and bar forms, as well as disinfecting wipes for household surfaces. You can also take immune support and other daily supplements and vitamins to keep yourself healthy. For those who have the flu, stay hydrated with sports drinks, bottled water or broth.

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