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Suggest openion about mucinex, afrin and aleve

I am in Czech Republic and came down with acute pharyngitis. I contacted my ENT in the US because I have had this before and he prescribed Mucinex D, Afrin, and Medrol dose pak. I had the first two with me but since Medrol is Rx only I did not have that. My ENT was willing to send a scrip but pharmacies said it would have to come from a local doctor. I saw a Czech physician who did exam, confirmed the problem and gave me a steroid in the form of a 10 minutes inhalation process. Also prescribed Erdomed 300 mg twice a day for 5 days. I don t know what Erdomed is. Should I keep with Mucinex and Afrin or not? What about Aleve@
Mon, 3 Oct 2016
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Hello,

I read your message carefully and understood your medical problem.

From what you are reporting:

- acute pharyngitis
- prescription 1: Mucinex D, Afrin, Medrol (you took only the first two)
- prescription 2: steroid for inhalation, Erdomed 300mg.

Erdomed is one of the brand names of erdosteine which is a mucolytic drug. Aleve is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug chosen to relief pain.

Both prescriptions are appropriate for treating pharyngitis. Each of them includes a steroid ( Medrol) and anti-congestant/mucolytic drug. You can choose one that you can easily find the drugs.

If you still have meds Mucinex and Afrin, just finish them, and then start the second prescription.

If you take the second prescription no need to add further drugs.

Hope this was helpful.
Dr.Albana
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