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Generic Name: GUAIFENESIN/PSEUDOEPHEDRINE - ORAL Pronounced: (gweye-FEN-eh-sin/sue-doh-eff-ED-rin) Chest Congestion Relief D Oral Precautions
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to pseudoephedrine or guaifenesin; or if you
have any other allergies. Also tell your doctor if you have had a bad reaction
to similar drugs (sympathomimetics such as ephedrine, phenylephrine). This
product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or
other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
breathing problems (such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis,
asthma, smoker's cough)
cough with blood or large amounts of mucus
high blood pressure
heart disease (such as chest pain, heart failure, heart
a certain eye proble...
Diagnosis Doctors can often make a preliminary diagnosis of heart failure by medical history and careful physical examination. A thorough medical history may identify risks for heart failure that include: High blood pressure Diabetes Abnormal cholesterol levels Heart disease or history of heart attack Thyroid problems Obesity Lifestyle factors (such as smoking, alcohol use, and drug use) The following physical signs, along with medical history, strongly suggest heart failure: Enlarged heart Abnormal heart sounds Abnormal sounds in the lungs Swelling or tenderness of the liver Fluid retention in legs and abdomen Elevation of pressure in the veins of the neck Laboratory Tests Both blood and urine tests are used to check for problems with the liver and kidneys and to detect signs of diabetes. Lab tests can measure: Complete blood counts to check for anemia Kidney function blood and urine tests Sodium, potassium, and other electrolytes Cholesterol and lipid levels Blood sugar (glucose) Thyroid function Brain natr...
As far back as the 19th century asthma experts have observed the link between asthma and nasal congestion. Recent studies seem to support this link. While studies are limited, they seem to show nasal congestion might be a trigger and a cause of asthma.
So let's investigate the evidence and see if we can come to a conclusion.
The two main causes of nasal congestion in asthmatics are:
Sinusits : According to Mayo Clinic , it's swelling of the nasal sinuses that "interferes with drainage and causes mucus to build up." If it becomes persistent it may result in infections and other complications. If it lasts longer than 12 weeks it's called chronic sinusitis. About 15 percent of Americans have it, yet 70 percent of child asthmatics and 26 percent of adult asthmatics have it. It's often referred to as a cold that won't go away.
Rhinitis : Nasal allergies or hay fever. If left untreated it can lead to sinusit...
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