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Old 03-16-2009, 09:46 PM   #1
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Cold Meds and BP

Hi everyone,

I'm coming down with a cold and was wondering if there are any cold meds I can take that won't negatively interfere with my BP meds? I take Depakote, Fluoxetine, Geodon, Trazodone, Clonazepam and Topamax (for migraines although from what my pdoc and tdoc told me, it also helps BP).
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:12 AM   #2
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Re: Cold Meds and BP

I take it no one has any idea what kind of cold meds I can take? I'll have to call my pharmacy or pdoc for an answer.
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:14 AM   #3
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Re: Cold Meds and BP

Sorry dreams, you might go to *****, and look up each of them to see what you shouldn't take with each of them... but other than that i have no idea. sorry.

 
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Re: Cold Meds and BP

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I woke up with laryngitis and a sore throat this morning. I'll check out ***** to find out what they recommend. Thanks.
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Depakote 1500mg
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Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN

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Old 03-17-2009, 09:17 AM   #5
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Re: Cold Meds and BP

What kind of cold meds were you thinking about taking. I know that taking something like tylenol or motrin or benylin or any ones like that are definitly ok to take with the meds your on. Although the best person to ask about this would be your pharmacist though.
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Re: Cold Meds and BP

Dreams,

Sorry I've been off the boards for, well you know why, my pdoc, GP, and pharmacist have me on Zyrtec for med. caused stuffiness night stuffiness or general daytime "just a cold" stuffiness and I can take Dayquil during the day, for more "flulike" stuff but that's it.

Hope you feel better friend. How' the mixed state going?

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Dreams,
I hope you feel better. <<hugs>>

 
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What kind of cold meds were you thinking about taking. I know that taking something like tylenol or motrin or benylin or any ones like that are definitly ok to take with the meds your on. Although the best person to ask about this would be your pharmacist though.
To be honest, I really have no idea what I should take. The last time I was sick (December), I had a URI and was put on an antibiotic. Prior to that, I haven't been sick for 2 years. I'm looking for a med to help address my sneezing, congestion and sore throat.
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Meds:
Depakote 1500mg
Prozac 40mg
Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN

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To be honest, I really have no idea what I should take. The last time I was sick (December), I had a URI and was put on an antibiotic. Prior to that, I haven't been sick for 2 years. I'm looking for a med to help address my sneezing, congestion and sore throat.
Personally I think that anything that you take over the counter is sake to have when your sick with the meds that you take. But I'm going to say it again see a pharmacist anyways or go on *****.
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Dreams,

Sorry I've been off the boards for, well you know why, my pdoc, GP, and pharmacist have me on Zyrtec for med. caused stuffiness night stuffiness or general daytime "just a cold" stuffiness and I can take Dayquil during the day, for more "flulike" stuff but that's it.

Hope you feel better friend. How' the mixed state going?

kat
Thanks for responding, Kat. I don't have any stuffiness. I'm congested. My nose has been running since last night.

As far as my mixed state is concerned, I'm finally feeling level thanks to my Clonazepam. I'm just hoping that being sick won't make me have another manic episode like it usually does. It seems like whenever I have a manic episode, I get sick and then have another manic episode a few days after getting sick. No pun intended, but it's a vicious cycle.
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Depakote 1500mg
Prozac 40mg
Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN

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Re: Cold Meds and BP

Sneezing and if it's nose congetsion = zyrtec w/sorethroat = zyrtec + advil

Sneezing, congestiong(everywhere), sorethroat = Dayquil, (2 capsules or liquid)

this is what my pdoc and gp would have me take, but as you know we can only give an opinion and not prescribe. )

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Personally I think that anything that you take over the counter is sake to have when your sick with the meds that you take. But I'm going to say it again see a pharmacist anyways or go on *****.
Will do. I think I'll call my pharmacist since I'm leery of relying on information I get on the web. Someone on another BP board recommended a different med interaction website and let's just say the information I read scared me. If the information that website gave me was correct, I shouldn't be taking any of the meds I am.
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Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN

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Old 03-17-2009, 09:29 AM   #13
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Re: Cold Meds and BP

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Sneezing and if it's nose congetsion = zyrtec w/sorethroat = zyrtec + advil

Sneezing, congestiong(everywhere), sorethroat = Dayquil, (2 capsules or liquid)

this is what my pdoc and gp would have me take, but as you know we can only give an opinion and not prescribe. )
I'll talk to my pharmacist and ask her about taking Zyrtec/Advil or Dayquil. By the way, can I take Nyquil at night?
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Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
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Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN

 
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Re: Cold Meds and BP

Hopefully this time though since you have your Klonopin, if you keep taking it on your regular schedule that will ward off the manic state after your cold, we'll keep our finger,toes, ears, knees and elbows crossed 'kay?

((((((hugs)))))))))

hmmm........should I even dare say it......

my son and I are both home with a nasty cold today.....*lol* the musketeers strike again!

 
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Re: Cold Meds and BP

i don't ever even think about nyquil nor do my doc's cuz I'm allergic to drinking alcohol...so that ones automatically off the table. But I'd check with your doc, the only diff. if I remember right is the addition of an anti-histamine and alcohol....I think.

 
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