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Cure for the Common Cold - Diphenhydramine and Pregnancy

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  • Cure for the Common Cold
    Despite marketing claims to the contrary, there is no cure for the common cold. As explained in this eMedTV article, claims have been made for zinc, vitamin C, and echinacea -- but none of these can actually get rid of the common cold.
  • Delsum
    As a nonprescription drug, Delsym is used to relieve coughing. This eMedTV Web page takes a quick look at this cough suppressant, explaining how it is taken and when to contact a healthcare provider. Delsum is a common misspelling of Delsym.
  • Delsum Cough Medicine
    Delsym is a nonprescription, 12-hour cough suppressant. This eMedTV article explores this drug, including information on how this cough medicine works and possible side effects. Delsum cough medicine is a common misspelling of Delsym cough medicine.
  • Delsym
    Delsym is a 12-hour, nonprescription cough suppressant. This eMedTV Web selection provides a complete overview of this product, with information on how it works, possible side effects, drug warnings, and general dosing guidelines.
  • Delsym and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV page explains that if you are breastfeeding, it's important to talk to your doctor before taking Delsym (dextromethorphan polistirex). This page further discusses this topic, including information on whether Delsym passes through breast milk.
  • Delsym and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV Web page explains why the full risks of taking Delsym (dextromethorphan polistirex) during pregnancy are unknown. This article offers more information for women who are expecting, including how Delsym is classified by the FDA.
  • Delsym Cough Medicine
    As this eMedTV article explains, Delsym is a long-lasting cough medicine you can buy without a prescription. This page offers important information on this product, including how it provides 12-hour relief and a list of possible side effects.
  • Delsym Cough Syrup
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, Delsym is a type of cough syrup used to suppress coughing. This resource takes a closer look at this long-acting medicine, including tips on safely using it and why it is important to take an accurate dosage.
  • Delsym Dosage
    The standard adult dosage of Delsym is 10 mL taken every 12 hours. This eMedTV selection further explores dosing guidelines for this cough suppressant, including amounts recommended for children and helpful tips on taking this medication.
  • Delsym Drug Interactions
    Tramadol, linezolid, and alcohol are just a few of the products that can react with Delsym. This eMedTV Web article describes other negative Delsym drug interactions, as well as the potentially dangerous complications these reactions can cause.
  • Delsym Medication Information
    Delsym is an over-the-counter cough suppressant. This eMedTV page explains how this long-acting medicine works and covers some safety precautions to be aware of before using this medication. A link to more detailed information on Delsym is also included.
  • Delsym Overdose
    This eMedTV page explains that seizures, vomiting, and other problems can occur if a person takes too much Delsym (dextromethorphan polistirex). This page takes a closer look at what to expect from an overdose, including other signs and treatment options.
  • Delsym Side Effects
    Although generally well tolerated, Delsym can cause side effects, such as dizziness, nausea, and confusion. This eMedTV article provides an in-depth list of potential side effects that may occur with this cough suppressant, including serious problems.
  • Delsym Uses
    As explained in this selection of the eMedTV Web site, Delsym is approved to help suppress a cough. This article offers more details on what Delsym is used for and how it works, and also includes information on whether it is safe for children.
  • Delsym Warnings and Precautions
    Do not take Delsym if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor within the past two weeks. This eMedTV page describes several other important precautions and warnings to be aware of before taking Delsym, including when to call a doctor.
  • Dephenhydramine
    Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine product commonly used for treating allergies. This eMedTV Web page explains what else diphenhydramine is used for and lists its potential side effects. Dephenhydramine is a common misspelling of diphenhydramine.
  • Dextramethoraphan
    Dextromethorphan is a medicine used to treat a cough. This eMedTV Web selection takes a brief look at this drug, including specific uses and dosing information. Dextramethoraphan is a common misspelling of dextromethorphan.
  • Dextramethorphan
    Dextromethorphan is a medicine licensed to treat coughing and certain neurological problems. This eMedTV page lists medical conditions you should tell your doctor about before using the drug. Dextramethorphan is a common misspelling of dextromethorphan.
  • Dextromethoraphan
    Available in prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) forms, dextromethorphan can help treat a cough. This eMedTV page further discusses dextromethorphan uses and lists potential side effects. Dextromethoraphan is a common misspelling of dextromethorphan.
  • Dextromethorephan
    Dextromethorphan is a medicine commonly used to suppress coughing. This eMedTV page takes a look at the various forms of this drug and covers dosing information. Dextromethorephan is a common misspelling of dextromethorphan.
  • Dextromethorfan
    As this eMedTV page explains, dextromethorphan is used to treat a cough or certain neurological problems. This page covers specific uses of this drug and describes some general safety concerns. Dextromethorfan is a common misspelling of dextromethorphan.
  • Dextromethorophan
    Dextromethorphan is a medicine used to treat a cough or certain neurological problems. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at what this drug is used for and lists possible side effects. Dextromethorophan is a common misspelling of dextromethorphan.
  • Dextromethorphan
    Dextromethorphan is a drug found in various prescription and nonprescription cough, cold, and flu products. This eMedTV article provides an overview of this medication, including details on how it works, potential side effects, dosing tips, and more.
  • Dextromethorphan Abuse
    Do not abuse dextromethorphan, as it may cause serious complications and even death. This eMedTV article takes a look at possible effects of abusing this drug and provides a link to more detailed information on safety concerns with dextromethorphan.
  • Dextromethorphan and Breastfeeding
    It is not known whether dextromethorphan passes through breast milk. This selection from the eMedTV Web library further explores the research done on this topic and explains why it may not be safe for women to take dextromethorphan while breastfeeding.
  • Dextromethorphan and Children
    This page from the eMedTV Web site explains that dextromethorphan is approved for use in children over the age of four. This page further explores using this drug in various age groups and provides a link to more details on the uses for this medicine.
  • Dextromethorphan and Pregnancy
    If you are pregnant, talk to your healthcare provider before using dextromethorphan. This eMedTV page describes what happened when this medication was given to pregnant animals and discusses why many experts believe this drug is safe for pregnant women.
  • Dextromethorphan and Serotonin
    This eMedTV segment describes the negative effects that may occur from combining dextromethorphan with certain medications that affect serotonin levels. This page explains how this combination may cause hallucinations, fever, or other complications.
  • Dextromethorphan Dosage
    Your dose of dextromethorphan will depend on your age and the particular product you are using. This eMedTV resource further explores dosing guidelines for this drug, including a list of important tips on when and how to take it.
  • Dextromethorphan Dosage Range
    This eMedTV article explains that the dosage of dextromethorphan can range anywhere from 5 mg to 60 mg. This page takes a brief look at the maximum daily amounts of this drug for adults and children, and offers a link to more detailed dosing information.
  • Dextromethorphan HBR
    This eMedTV page offers a brief overview of dextromethorphan hydrobromide (HBr) and dextromethorphan polistirex, which are used to help treat a cough and certain neurological problems. This page explores uses of dextromethorphan and links to more details.
  • Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide
    As this eMedTV segment explains, dextromethorphan hydrobromide is a medicine often found in cold and flu products. This article describes specific uses of this medication, lists possible side effects, and offers a link to more detailed information.
  • Dextromethorphan Indications
    As this eMedTV article explains, dextromethorphan is used (indicated) for treating a minor cough and certain neurological symptoms. This page also lists possible off-label (unapproved) uses for dextromethorphan, such as treating nerve pain.
  • Dextromethorphan Mechanism of Action
    By reducing the body's reflex to cough, dextromethorphan can help to treat coughing due to a cold or flu. This eMedTV resource further explores how dextromethorphan's mechanism of action may also help treat certain neurological problems.
  • Dextromethorphan Medication Information
    This eMedTV page offers important information on dextromethorphan, a medication used to treat a cough due to a cold, the flu, or other conditions. This article also explains why this medicine is not suitable for everyone and lists possible side effects.
  • Dextromethorphan Overdose
    Vomiting, seizures, and irregular breathing may occur if you have overdosed on dextromethorphan. This eMedTV Web page describes what to expect with an overdose, including information on how a healthcare provider may treat any problems that occur.
  • Dextromethorphan Overdose Treatment
    If someone takes too much dextromethorphan, a doctor may have to administer an antidote or pump the stomach. This eMedTV page offers some more details on possible treatment options for a dextromethorphan overdose, and offers a link to more information.
  • Dextromethorphan Side Effects
    Drowsiness, dizziness, and nausea are among the possible side effects of dextromethorphan. This eMedTV page outlines several other possible reactions to this medication, including potentially serious problems that require immediate medical attention.
  • Dextromethphan
    As this eMedTV article explains, dextromethorphan can treat coughing caused by various conditions and can also treat symptoms of pseudobulbar affect. This page also lists possible side effects. Dextromethphan is a common misspelling of dextromethorphan.
  • Dextrometorphan
    As this eMedTV page explains, dextromethorphan is commonly used to treat coughing and symptoms of pseudobulbar affect. This page discusses specific uses and covers some general safety concerns. Dextrometorphan is a common misspelling of dextromethorphan.
  • Diagnosing Pneumonia
    When diagnosing pneumonia, your doctor will need to listen to your lungs and ask several questions. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at how your healthcare provider will make the diagnosis, including the tests that may be used.
  • Diagnosing Sinusitis
    As this part of the eMedTV archives explains, there are no tests regularly used to confirm that a person has acute sinusitis. This article takes you through the process of diagnosing a sinus infection, including some of the questions your doctor may ask.
  • Difenhidramine
    Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine drug available both over the counter and by prescription. This eMedTV page explains what the product is used for and lists various diphenhydramine products. Difenhidramine is a common misspelling of diphenhydramine.
  • Difference Between Walking Pneumonia and Pneumonia
    As this eMedTV segment explains, the symptoms of regular pneumonia are generally more severe than those of walking pneumonia. This article discusses the differences between regular pneumonia and walking pneumonia, including the treatment options for both.
  • Diphenhydamine
    Diphenhydramine is an ingredient commonly found in allergy drugs and sleep aids. This eMedTV page lists various diphenhydramine products and explains what side effects may occur with the drug. Diphenhydamine is a common misspelling of diphenhydramine.
  • Diphenhydamine HCl
    Diphenhydramine is used for treating allergies, insomnia, and other conditions. This eMedTV Web page explores the various forms and potential side effects of this medication. Diphenhydamine HCl is a common variation and misspelling of diphenhydramine.
  • Diphenhydram
    Diphenhydramine is a medicine used to treat insomnia, allergies, or other conditions. This eMedTV article describes various diphenhydramine products and lists potential side effects of the drug. Diphenhydram is a common misspelling of diphenhydramine.
  • Diphenhydramine
    Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine used for treating various conditions, including allergy symptoms. This eMedTV page lists other uses, describes the various forms that this drug comes in, and explores its potential side effects.
  • Diphenhydramine 25 mg
    The usual diphenhydramine dose for allergies is diphenhydramine 25 mg to 50 mg every four to six hours. This eMedTV segment also offers dosing guidelines for the treatment of insomnia, allergic reactions, and motion sickness.
  • Diphenhydramine 50 mg
    The diphenhydramine dosage for treating insomnia is diphenhydramine 50 mg taken 30 minutes before bedtime. This eMedTV resource also offers dosing recommendations for the treatment of allergies, cold symptoms, and allergic reactions.
  • Diphenhydramine Adverse Reactions
    As with any medication, side effects are possible with diphenhydramine. Adverse reactions, as this eMedTV page explains, may include indigestion, drowsiness, and dizziness. Serious side effects that require medical attention are also listed here.
  • Diphenhydramine and Breastfeeding
    There is conflicting information regarding the safety of using diphenhydramine while breastfeeding. This eMedTV article offers more details on this topic, and explains what problems may occur if you use this drug while nursing.
  • Diphenhydramine and Pregnancy
    The full risks of using diphenhydramine during human pregnancy are currently unknown. As this eMedTV page explains, however, based on animal studies, the drug does not appear to present a risk to a developing fetus.
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