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Can having Amtas-5, Cetapin XR and Ativan together cause breathing difficulties?

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Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :1969

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Posted on Fri, 14 Dec 2018 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: My mom, 63, taking the following medicines, feeling difficulties in breathing for almost last one year.
She complains that the nose is being blocked somehow and so she can not breathe smoothly. And this nose blocking sensation become prominent from noon(around 2 p.m) everyday. And she feels better in the morning.
Please help.
Her medicine list---
Amtas-5 OD for BP
Cetapin XR-1000 OD for BS
Vitamin-A-Z and
(Ativan-2mg +qtipin-25) at bedtime for sleeplessness
Answered by Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo 4 hours later
Brief Answer:

Due to blocked sinus

Detailed Answer:


As per your clinical history , this seems like blocked sinus.

1) I will recommend a clinical examination by your Doctor [ENT] and to confirm few investigations like Blood differential count, Nasal endoscopy, and sinus cultures may be needed

2) You can use nasal spray like oxymetazoline and discuss with your doctor about a short course of oral decongestants. These can be used for a short duration. It is effective to relieve blocked sinuses.

In addition, I also suggest to follow lifestyle modifications like this -

1)Try to avoid upper respiratory infections. Minimize contact with people who have colds. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially before your meals.

2)Carefully manage your allergies. Work with your doctor to keep symptoms under control.Do a blood differential count every 3 months.

3)Try to avoid cigarette smoke and polluted air.

4)Use a humidifier at night.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Uday Nath Sahoo, General & Family Physician
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