What can I take for a cold?? // How do I know if a medication is an NSAID?
This is my first cold season since having RNY. I know I can't take certain medications anymore, but am having trouble fully comprehending what I can and cannot take. I usually get a cold this time of year, and can feel it coming on. Can anyone help me to figure out what I can and can't take? I usually take Advil cold and sinus but I assume that's out of the question...Are any and all Advil products out of the question? What about any Tylenol products? Nyquil/Dayquil? Decongestants?
Also, what is the best general way to know is something is an NSAID? Is there something to look for on the package? Are NSAIDs the only no-nos?
Any help would be appreciated!
Do a simple Google search for NSAID medication list and you'll likely find multiple listings. I've seen 3 or 4 of them, but do not remember. If it's an anti inflammatory type drug, it's likely it's a NSAID. Advil is typicall oon the nono list. DAVE
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Most anything with NSAIDS in them will say it on the back label. I recently was sick and went to buy some alka seltzer and I was shocked that it also had NSAIDS in it. I take tylenol products and nyquil and dayquil as needed. Just be sure to read all labels and double check! Hope you feel better soon. I'm just getting over a 5 week cold from hell!!
Sudafed (now available only from the pharmacy counter even though it is OTC) is safe for us, as are both cough medicines that are for cough ONLY.
Do NOT take Aleve or Advil cold preparations or anything for "aches and pains" other than the Tylenol or NyQuil/DayQuil
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Having chronic sinus issues, I asked the doc. He said Tylenol Cold & Sinus or any of those Tylenol solutions. I'm also a firm believer of the Neti pot. It took a little getting used to, but now I can't live without it. Glad to hear we can take original sudafed too.