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Can cheston usage cause any side effects? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 25-Mar-2014
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User:hello doctor
Doctor:Hi
Doctor:Please go ahead with your query
User:i have been having cold for past few days and a local chemist gave me cheston cold tablets and he asked me to take thrice a day
User:since then i have been getting head aches and a bit of swelling around my eyes
Doctor:ok
User:are they side effects of tablets. what can be done
Doctor:You should not have used CHESTON COLD, it has paracetmol which is not needed for simple cold
Doctor:Now that you have taken paracetmol you may be experiencing withsdrawl effect
User:which is?
Doctor:headache
Doctor:I suggest you to rest for two days
User:and i am also getting pain in my lower right abdomen when i caugh
Doctor:without tablets
User:thank u doctor
Doctor:the tablets would wash out
User:should i do a vapor inhaler
Doctor:yeah that is fine
Doctor:Drink fluids
Doctor:not soda
User:can i take benadryl twice a day
User:for my caugh with phlem
User:what about the pain in lower abdomen doctor
Doctor:no medicine
Doctor:Just steam inhalations with Vicks
Doctor:and ample amount of water
Doctor:Rest
Doctor:for two days
Doctor:You should be fine
User:thank u doctor
User:is it normal to get pain in lower abdomen while caughing
User:it makes it uneasy to caugh.. it is like i got a cramp in that spot
Doctor:No
Doctor:If it pains you much you can take LINCTUSS Syrup
User:ok doctor
Doctor:You can take 1 tsp of honey
Doctor:thrice a day
Doctor:for two days
Doctor:Honey is a good home remedy for cough
User:thank u doctor
Doctor:Linctuss could cause drowsiness and you should not work
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
Doctor:Thank you for visiting me
User:no doctor, thank u so much for ur advice
Doctor:Bye for now
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