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Old 01-05-2006, 06:10 AM   #1
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I have developed a cough and I think that I am getting the flu. I was wondering what type of medications I can take will I am also taking an ACE inhibitor, NSAID and Methotrexate. The drug store did not now what to recomend because of the Methtrexate. Any suggestions would be a great help. Thanks.

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Old 01-05-2006, 10:18 AM   #2
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Re: Cough

The ACE inhibitor might be CAUSING the cough.

If it really is the flu, I think a codeine cough syrup is the way to go.

Have you asked your doctor if the NSAID- methotrexate is ok?
• Do not take methotrexate if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment. Methotrexate is in the FDA pregnancy category X. This means that it is known to cause birth defects in an unborn baby. Methotrexate can affect a baby both when a woman is treated and when a man is treated. If the woman is being treated with methotrexate, pregnancy must be avoided during treatment and for one ovulatory cycle following treatment. If the man is being treated with methotrexate, pregnancy must be avoided during treatment and for 3 months following treatment.
Do not take aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, others), ketoprofen (Orudis KT, Orudis, Oruvail), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Anaprox), and others except under the direction of your doctor. Although these medications may be prescribed together to treat certain conditions, methotrexate may interact with aspirin and NSAIDs, and possibly cause serious side effects. Discuss the use of aspirin and NSAIDs with your doctor.
• Do not drink alcohol while taking methotrexate.

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