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if i am taking 10mg of Cipralex a day, 0.5mg Risperdal 2 times

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if i am taking 10mg of Cipralex a day, 0.5mg Risperdal 2 times a day, 125 mg Epival in the morning and 250mg Epival in the evening should I stay away from over the counter cold and flu medication?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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you can take over the counter cold and flu medications

Dr. David :

sounds like you have already tried benadryl and advil cold and sinus and nyquil.

Dr. David :

you might have a bad sinus infection and you might need a course of antibiotics.

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or allergy medications

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how long have you been having your symptoms?

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are you having any fevers?

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hello?

JACUSTOMER-9b8unw7r- :

4 days and no fever

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are your symptoms getting better or staying the same?

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or getting worse?

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are the over the counter cold and flu medications helping your symptoms?

JACUSTOMER-9b8unw7r- :

They are better but while was taking them my depression seemed to get bad agAin and was very adjitated.

Dr. David :

benadryl sometimes can do this

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cause worse agitation.

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nyquil as well, since it has alcohol in it. probably best to stay away from nyquil.

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I'm glad your cold symptoms are better.

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hopefully in a few more days you can kick this viral cold infection and feel better and not have to take those medications anymore.

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the cipralex is to help with your depression and so stay on that.

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I hope you feel better

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do you have any other questions for me?

JACUSTOMER-9b8unw7r- :

What about advil cold and sinus?

Dr. David :

that should be fine.

Dr. David :

that has pseudophedrine in it which can cause some mild agitation and cause racing heart beats, but it is a decongestant to help clear up your sinuses when you have a viral cold infection.

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if your sinuses are clearer, you don't have to take it.

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are you breathing better? less runny nose?

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hello?

JACUSTOMER-9b8unw7r- :

5 days and no fever

Dr. David :

that sounds like a long cold infection.

Dr. David :

you might want to see your doctor and see if you might benefit from an antibiotic to help clear up any possible infection in the sinuses.

Dr. David :

have you taken antibiotics before?

JACUSTOMER-9b8unw7r- :

Better

Dr. David :

that is good you are feeling better.

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let me know if you have other questions.

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I hope you feel better

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