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Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Do not use ibuprofen just before or after heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG). This medicine may cause life-threatening heart or circulation problems such as heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it long term. This medicine may also cause serious effects on the stomach or intestines, including bleeding or perforation (forming of a hole). You should not use this medication if you are allergic to ibuprofen, aspirin or other NSAIDs.
Guaifenesin is an expectorant. It helps loosen congestion in your chest and throat, making it easier to cough out through your mouth Guaifenesin is well tolerated and has a wide margin of safety. Side effects have been generally mild and infrequent. Nausea and vomiting are the side effects that occur most commonly. Dizziness, headache and rash (including urticaria) have been reported rarely.
Nasal Decongestant Phenylephrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion (stuffy nose). - Allergic Reactions - Because of its pressor effects, phenylephrine hydrochloride can precipitate angina in patients with severe arteriosclerosis or history of angina, exacerbate underlying heart failure, and increase pulmonary arterial pressure.
* dipenhydramine is an antihistamine When taking diphenhydramine, use caution driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Diphenhydramine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities. Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while taking diphenhydramine. Do not take diphenhydramine if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) like phenelzine (Nardil) in the last 14 days. A very dangerous drug interaction could occur, leading to serious side effects.
Loratadine Before taking loratadine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Loratadine does not usually cause drowsiness when used at recommended doses. However, do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.
Loperamide is a medicine used along with other measures to treat diarrhea. Loperamide helps stop diarrhea by slowing down the movements of the intestines. If your symptoms do not improve within 2 days (10 days for chronic diarrhea) or if you develop a fever or bloody stools, call your doctor. Drink plenty of water or other beverages to replace fluids lost while having diarrhea. Loperamide may cause side effects like : dry mouth dizziness drowsiness vomiting stomach pain, discomfort, or distention (enlargement) constipation fatigue
* Bismuth subsalicylate is used to treat occasional upset stomach, heartburn, and nausea. It is also used to treat diarrhea and help prevent travelers ' diarrhea. Side effects from this medication are rare. The most common side effects are darkening of the stools and/or tongue. These effects are harmless and will disappear when you stop the medication. Before taking bismuth subsalicylate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it
*Hydrocortisone cream Low-strength preparations (0.5% or 1%) are used without a prescription for the temporary relief of minor skin irritations, itching, and rashes, itchy anal and rectal areas, itching and irritation of the scalp. It is also used to relieve the discomfort of mouth sores. Hydrocortisone may cause side effects: drying or cracking of the skin acne itching burning change in skin color Topical corticosteroids are contraindicated in those patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any of the components of the preparation.
*Nystatin cream Nystatin topical preparations are indicated in the treatment of cutaneous or mucocutaneous mycotic infections caused by Candida (Monilia) albicans and other Candida species. Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction Nystatin is virtually nontoxic and non sensitizing and is well tolerated by all age groups including debilitated infants, even on prolonged administration. If irritation on topical application should occur, discontinue medication. Less serious side effects may include mild itching or irritation.
*Bisacodyl is used on a short-term basis to treat constipation. It also is used to empty the bowels before surgery and certain medical procedures. Bisacodyl is in a class of medications called stimulant laxatives. It works by increasing activity of the intestines to cause a bowel movement. Bisacodyl may cause side effects: stomach cramps faintness stomach discomfort rectal bleeding
Senna irritate the lining of the bowel causing a laxative effect. Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction Call your healthcare provider at once if you have a serious side effect such as: severe stomach pain, severe diarrhea, watery diarrhea; weight loss; worsening constipation after you stop taking senna; enlargement of your fingers and toes; low potassium, nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice, stomach cramps, bloating, gas, mild diarrhea; numbness or tingly feeling; joint pain; or discolored urine.
* Metamucil This medication is used to treat constipation. Gas or stomach cramping may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. This product must be taken with at least a full glass of water or other liquid (8 ounces/240 milliliters) so that it will not swell in the throat, causing choking. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.
* MiraLax This medication is used to treat occasional constipation. It is known as an osmotic-type laxative. Nausea, abdominal cramping, or gas may occur. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction.