What kind of drug is Theraflu?
What kind of drug is Theraflu?
Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant. Theraflu Flu & Cough is a combination medicine used to treat headache, fever, body aches, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, or sinus pressure caused by the flu or common cold. Theraflu Flu & Cough may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Is cold and flu medicine an antibiotic?
Note on antibiotics: Colds and the flu are causes by viruses and cannot be cured with antibiotics. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections, such as strep throat and ear, skin and urinary tract infections.
Can I take antibiotics with Theraflu?
Interactions between your drugs No interactions were found between amoxicillin and Theraflu Daytime Severe Cold & Cough. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.
Does Theraflu work for viruses?
Many over-the-counter (OTC) medications can help relieve symptoms of the common cold, the flu, and COVID-19. But it’s important to note that these medications are not treatments — meaning they do not work to kill the viruses that cause these infections.
Who should not take Theraflu?
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any type of cold medicine, or if you have severe high blood pressure or coronary artery disease. Do not use this medicine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor such as Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, or Parnate® within the past 14 days.
How do you know when a cold needs antibiotics?
Some signs of bacterial sinus infection are pain around your face and eyes that may get worse when you bend over. You might also cough up thick, yellow or green mucus. These symptoms may also occur with a cold. But if they last for more than a week or are severe, you may have a bacterial infection and need antibiotics.
How does Theraflu work?
This medication works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction. Its drying effects on such symptoms as watery eyes and runny nose are caused by blocking another natural substance made by your body (acetylcholine).
What medicines help with Covid?
If you are worried about your symptoms, the Coronavirus Self-Checker can assist in the decision to seek care. You can treat symptoms with over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), to help you feel better. Learn more about what to do if you are sick.
Does Tamiflu treat infections?
No, Tamiflu doesn’t work to treat infections caused by bacteria. Tamiflu contains the active drug oseltamivir, which belongs to a class of antiviral drugs called influenza neuraminidase inhibitors. These drugs target the influenza virus and prevent it from multiplying (making more virus) inside your body.
What happens if I take Tamiflu but don’t have the flu?
Chittick says there is no benefit to taking Tamiflu if you don’t have influenza. He explained taking antibiotics or antiviral drugs unnecessarily could lead to bacteria and viruses becoming more resistant.