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Generic Name: DEXTROMETHORPHAN/ACETAMINOPHEN/ANTIHISTAMINE -
ORAL Cough & Sore Throat Oral Uses
This combination product is used to temporarily treat
cough, fever, and other symptoms (e.g., headache, sore throat, body aches) that
are caused by the common cold, flu, or other breathing illnesses (e.g.,
bronchitis). Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that affects a certain
part of the brain (cough center), reducing the urge to cough. Acetaminophen is
a non-aspirin pain reliever and fever reducer.
This product is not usually used for ongoing coughs from
smoking, asthma, or other long-term breathing problems (e.g., emphysema), or
for coughs with a lot of mucus, unless directed by your doctor.
Cough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or
effective in children younger than 6 years. Therefore, do not use this product
to treat cold symptoms in children younger than 6 years unless specifically
directed by the doctor. Some...
Full Question: Just wondered if any studies have been done to determine if depression can be a cause of migraines? I have experienced mild depression for the last 15 years during which time I also developed an increase in headaches. These were diagnosed as migraines about 8 years ago. However, I've also gone through menopause during the last 8 years, which has not changed the frequency or severity of my headaches. Thanks, Marge . Answer: Dear Marge; Depression is not the cause of Migraines, nor does depression trigger Migraines. Migraine is a genetic neurological disease. Currently, the best information we have on the cause of Migraines is overactive neurons in the brains of Migraineurs. When a Migraineur encounters their physical Migraine triggers, those neurons fire in a wave across the brain, creating a chain reaction that’s responsible for the symptoms of the Migraine attack. It is well established, however that Migraine and depression are often comorbid c...
Headaches come in all shapes and sizes, from tension headaches caused by excessive stress or even excitement to the devastating pain of cluster headaches to debilitating and recurrent migraine headaches . Headaches have one thing in common. They make you miserable.
What causes headaches ? As mentioned above, stress is one cause. Allergies , sinusitis , head colds can all bring on a headache. Some medications also can cause headaches.
Another cause of headaches is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a dangerous disorder that can cause high blood pressure, strokes and heart attacks. It's also the most common cause of excessive daytime sleepiness, weight gain, impotency and, yes, headaches.
If you awaken in the morning feeling unrested, and if your throat is dry or sore, or, if you wake most mornings suffering from a dull headache that's hard to shake, then you may be a victim of sleep apnea. Other symptoms are loud snoring, jerking awake during the night and unrefreshing sleep.
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