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Taking x-tor F for cholesterol. Runny nose, sneezing, cough. Medication? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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Doctor:Good evening
Doctor:This isxxxxxx here
User:good evening doctor
User:i have running nose ; sneezing and a bit of cough from yesterday what medicine should i take ?
User:is coldarin fine ?
Doctor:Yes, it is fine
Doctor:You can take it for a day or two
User:i took cought syrup benadril cough formula yesterday when i had mild cough the cough is still there a bit shuld i continue that ?
Doctor:I do not think benadryl is necessary if you taske coldarin
User:k is there any side effect of coldarin ?
Doctor:A bit of sedation or sleepiness will be there
Doctor:Do not drive or do heavy work?
User:i mean i had a kidney stone surgery past 4 months is coldarin fine for this ?
Doctor:Yes, for 2 to 3 days it is fine
User:k any other medicine to take if still running nose doesnt stop ?
User:runnning nose and sneezing
Doctor:You may need antibiotics if it does not stop in 2 days
Doctor:These are prescription drugs
User:k one more question
User:i have cholesterol problem for past 4 months and was on medication as advised taking X-Tor F daily at night
User:a doctor asked me to stop this during my kdney stone problem and repeat the cholestrol check after 3 months
User:i did it recently and found total cholestrol shot up to 300 and LDL went beyond limit too
User:so i started to take again XtoR-F after this lipid profile
User:is that fine ?
Doctor:Please continue to takse Xtor F
Doctor:It is very important
User:but should this be taken life-time ?
Doctor:The benefit from the drug outweighs the risk in you
Doctor:Yes, it is a lifetime drug
User:k is there any side effect of this XtoR-F ?
User:also if i take XTOR-F is there any medicine i should avoid ?
Doctor:Side effects are minimal
Doctor:Acute renal failure may occur but is rare
User:Acute renal failure ?
User:i already had kidney stone
User:is it due to this drug ?
User:which i continued for 3 years ?
Doctor:XtorF does not cause kidney stone
Doctor:It very rarely causes acute renal failure
Doctor:As I said earlier, the benefit from the drug is more for you compared to the risks and side effects
User:k but it is safe to take this with other prescribed durgs like coldarin or antibiotocs prescribed by doctors ?
Doctor:Yes, it is safe
User:fine a last question
Doctor:Please ask me
User:i am looking for a doctor to cover my remal checkup report ; cholestrol and in general these cold and cough which i get over the year
Doctor:Large amounts of alcohol with Xtor F is not good
User:what type of doctor should i look for ?
Doctor:They interact with each other
User:i dont drink alcohol at all
User:no somoking or dringking from birth
Doctor:A general physician is better
User:k i will search for one in XXX
User:is there any recommendation from your end on a suitable general physician
User:for my case ?
Doctor:I can help you with the reports
Doctor:You may have to visit a physician for the cold and cough for physical examination
Doctor:Where do you reside
User:yes that is fine in fact i am looking for a general / family physician in with whom i can go and disucss my case at intervals and take suggestions
User:it is nearxxx
Doctor:xxx hospital will be fine
Doctor:Is it fine for you?
Doctor:It has good physicians
User:yes i know CMH can you pls recommend one good physican ?
User:if you give the name i willask the hospital to provide an appointment
Doctor:There is Dr. XXXXXXX there
Doctor:I am not sure if he is still there
Doctor:You may fix an appointment with him if he is there
User:k i will ask in xxx for doctor XXXXXXX
User:thanks a lot for all your help and support
User:it was nice and great help to speak to you
Doctor:thank you too
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Bye for now
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