Generic Name: DEXTROMETHORPHAN/ACETAMINOPHEN - ORAL Pronounced: (DEX-troe-meth-OR-fan/a-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen) Child 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 s...
As I’ve mentioned before, the onset of menopause causes a woman’s body to change. We think of the ending of our period, but changes in hormonal balance can cause havoc as well. Two new studies have recently been published that focus on women who go through early menopause and potential health issues that may arise for them.
In a study published in the June 11 issue of Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago found that early menopause may be associated with increased risks of suffering a brain aneurysm.
First, let me provide some more background information on brain aneurysms. The U.S. National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Health defined a cerebral aneurism as “a weak area of a blood vessel that causes the blood vessel to bulge or balloon out.” There are many types of aneurysms. For instance, one type does not offer any symptoms, but can be found through an MRI or CT scan. Others ...
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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