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Posted on Fri, 29 Mar 2019
Question: I have atrial fib and was wondering if it is safe for me to drink theraflu for nasal congestion and cold like symptoms.
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Theraflu is a safe medication to use in atrial fibrillation.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I understand your concern.

Most of the antiinflammatory medication can increase the risk of a heart attack.

There are not recommended to be used in atrial fibrillation.

The safest medication that you can use is Acetaminophen.

You can take Acetaminophen 500 mg three tablets a day.

Theraflu has Acetaminophen and other ingredients which are safe to use in atrial fibrillation.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.


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Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi

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I have atrial fib and was wondering if it is

Brief Answer: Theraflu is a safe medication to use in atrial fibrillation. Detailed Answer: Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. I understand your concern. Most of the antiinflammatory medication can increase the risk of a heart attack. There are not recommended to be used in atrial fibrillation. The safest medication that you can use is Acetaminophen. You can take Acetaminophen 500 mg three tablets a day. Theraflu has Acetaminophen and other ingredients which are safe to use in atrial fibrillation. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.