Cold Medicines That Are Safe For Diabetes
Searching for relief for your runny nose, sore throat, or cough? Many over-the-counter cough, cold, and flu remedies list diabetes as an underlying condition that may indicate you should leave the medication on the shelf. The warnings are clear: "Ask a doctor before use if you have: heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes." Unfortunately, your doctor is not along for the trip to the pharmacy. Because illness causes your body to release stress hormones that naturally raise blood glucose, you'll want to be sure that over-the-counter medications won't increase blood glucose levels, too. Simple Is Best for Cold Medicines Keep it simple by choosing an over-the-counter medication based on the types of ingredients proven to relieve your particular symptoms. Often a medication with just one ingredient is all you need to treat your symptoms rather than agents with multiple ingredients. "To choose the correct medication, take time to speak to a pharmacist," says Jerry Meece, R.Ph., CDE, of Gainesville, Texas. "The proper remedies may not only make you feel better, but also cut the length of the illness and possibly save you a trip to the doctor." Oral cold and flu pills are often a better choice than syrups with the same ingredients because the pills may contain no carbohydrate. If you decide to use a syrup, look for one that is sugar-free. If you can't find one, the small amount of sugar in a syrup will likely affect your blood sugar less than the illness itself, Meece says. Safe OTC Cold Medicines Various over-the-counter medications are designed to treat specific symptoms. Many pharmacists recommend these products for people with diabetes. Symptom: Cough Best option: Anti-tussive dextromethorphan (Delsym, Diabetic Tussin NT [includes acetaminophen, diphenhydramine]) Sympt Continue reading >>
Halls Cough Drops And Diabetes
8 discussions around the web mention both Halls Cough Drops is a mouth and throat - lozenge and a respiratory medication. Uses: Halls Cough Drops is approved for Cough , Sore Throat and Common Cold and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Read More Cough Drops vs. Halls Cough Drops Tylenol vs. Halls Cough Drops Robitussin vs. Halls Cough Drops Sudafed vs. Halls Cough Drops Nyquil vs. Halls Cough Drops Diabetes and Weight Loss Halls Cough Drops and Cough Diabetes and Worried Halls Cough Drops and Feeling Sick Diabetes and Pain Halls Cough Drops and Sore Throat Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Halls Cough Drops and Common Cold Diabetes and High Blood Pressure Halls Cough Drops and Cough Drops Treato does not review third-party posts for accuracy of any kind, including for medical diagnosis or treatments, or events in general. Treato does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Usage of the website does not substitute professional medical advice. The side effects featured here are based on those most frequently appearing in user posts on the Internet. The manufacturer's product labeling should always be consulted for a list of side effects most frequently appearing in patients during clinical studies. Talk to your doctor about which medications may be most appropriate for you. The information reflected here is dependent upon the correct functioning of our algorithm. From time-to-time, our system might experience bugs or glitches that affect the accuracy or correct application of mathematical algorithms. We will do our best to update the site if we are made aware of any malfunctioning or misapplication of these algorithms. We cannot guarantee results and occasional interruptions in updating may occur. Please continue to check the site for updated in Continue reading >>
Diabetic Tussin Cough Drops
Disclaimer: Most OTC drugs are not reviewed and approved by FDA, however they may be marketed if they comply with applicable regulations and policies. FDA has not evaluated whether this product complies. coughs as may occur with a cold or inhaled irritants occasional minor irritation and sore throat Sore throat warning: if sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, swelling, nausea or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly. These symptoms may be serious. persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema cough accompanied by excessive phlegm (mucus) cough persists for more than 7 days, tends to recur, or is accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache. These could be signs of a serious condition. sore throat is severe, or irritation, pain or redness lasts or worsens Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. allow 1 drop to dissolve slowly in mouth. May be repeated every two hours as necessary or as directed by a doctor. Phenylketonurics: contains phenylalanine 2 mg per drop. product may be useful for diabetics on the advice of a doctor. * The dietary exchanges are based on the Exchange List for Meal Planning, 1995 American Diabetes Association and the American Dietetic Association. acesulfame potassium eucalyptus oil, flavoring hydrogenated starch hydrolysate, isomalt, sucralose and water. Soybean oil used as a processing aid. Call: 1-800-899-3116, Mon-Thurs. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST, Fri. 9:00 am - 2:30 pm EST. Serious side effects associated with use of this product may be reported to this number. Labeler -Health Care Products (101196749) Registrant -Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. (101196749) Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provide Continue reading >>
Ok, this is the first time I have been sick with a nasty cold since I was diagnosed. I really need a cough drop! Any ideas? I looked on the back and the nutritional info is not there. I can see it has corn syrup in it, and I know that is pure sugar. What do you all do? Do they make cough drops for diabetics? I hope this isn't a stupid question. Just trying to get this sugar regulated and getting close so I don't want to screw it up. D.D. Family T2 DX '07: Diet, Basal/Bolus insulin Yes there are sugar-free cough drops. They are not totally carb free, but much better than the regular ones. Most any pharmacy has them. D.D. Family Getting much harder to control Ok! Thanks guys!! I will look for them. I just pulled some I had here at home. I use the sugar free version, most stores carry them. 115 pounds, Breast Cancer dx'd 6/16, 6 months of chemo and 6 weeks of radiation 2000 metformin ER, 100 mg Januvia,Glimperide, Prolia, Gabapentin, Meloxicam, Probiotic with a Prebiotic, , Lisinopril, B-12, B-6, Tumeric, Magnesium, Calcium, Vit D, and Occuvite mostly vegan diet, low fat and around 125 carbs a day, walk 5-6 miles every other day and 1 hour of yoga and light weights. I wish I could find a sugar free Nyquil... that used to help me at night when I had a cold, but after dx I looked at contents, high fructose corn syrup plus other sugars...probably too many carbs for me to take at night. D.D. Family type 2 on metformin since May 2009 D.D. Family T2 DX '07: Diet, Basal/Bolus insulin Our Walmart carries sugar free Ricola as well as Halls. Both work well. I especially like the Ricola; Halls ok too. I went to Walgreens and found some sugar free Ricola (love the reg Ricola before dx). I got the Ricola with green tea and echinacea and I love them. They taste just like the reg ones, Continue reading >>
Cvs Health Cough Drops Sugar Free Black Cherry
CVS Health Cough Drops Sugar Free Black Cherry Temporarily relieves: cough associated with a cold or inhaled irritants; occasional minor irritation, pain, sore mouth or sore throat. Cools nasal passages, soothes sore throats. Sodium free; does not promote tooth decay. Frequent between-meal consumption of foods high in sugars and starches promotes tooth decay. The sugar alcohols in Isomalt do not promote tooth decay. Adults and children 3 years of age and over: Dissolve lozenge slowly in the mouth. Repeat every 2 hours as needed or as directed by a doctor. Children under 3 years of age: Ask a doctor. Exchange Information: 1 drop = free exchange. 9 drops = 1 fruit. Sore throat warning: severe or persistent sore throat or sore throat accompanied by high fever, headache, nausea, and vomiting may be serious. Consult a doctor right away. Do not use more than 2 days or give to children under 3 years of age unless directed by a doctor. Ask a doctor before use if you have: persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema; cough accompanied by excessive phlegm (mucus). Stop use and ask doctor if: cough persists for more than 1 week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache. These could be signs of a serious condition; sore mouth symptoms do not improve in 7 days. If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. Keep out of reach of children. Excess consumption may have a laxative effect. Continue reading >>
Cvs Health Sugar Free Menthol Cough Suppressant Drops
CVS Health Sugar Free Menthol Cough Suppressant Drops, Honey Lemon, 25CT Temporarily relieves: cough as may occur with a cold or inhaled irritants; occasional minor irritation and sore throat. Makes nasal passages feel cooler. Exchange Information: 1 drop = free exchange. 10 drops = 1 fruit. Frequent between-meal consumption o Adults and children 3 years of age and over: Allow 1 drop to dissolve slowly in mouth. May be repeated every two hours as necessary or as directed by a doctor. Children under 3 years: Ask a doctor. Sore throat warning: If sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, swelling, nausea or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly. These symptoms may be serious. Ask a doctor before use if you have: persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema; cough accompanied by excessive phlegm (mucus). When using this product: do not exceed recommended dosage. Stop use and consult doctor if: cough persists for more than 7 days, tends to recur, or is accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache; sore throat is severe, or irritation, pain and redness lasts or worsens; sore mouth does not improve in 7 days. These could be signs of a serious conditon. If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. Excessive consumption may cause a laxative effect. Continue reading >>
Sugar-free Cough Syrup Does Not Raise Blood Sugars
Sugar-free Cough Syrup Does Not Raise Blood Sugars People with diabetes should know that they have the option of treating their seasonal cold and flu symptoms with a sugar-free cough syrup. Most consumers dont even realize how much sugar is in many cough and cold medicines, not to mention many other unnecessary ingredients, says Gary M. April, president of Health Care Products, the company that manufactures Diabetic Tussin. Diabetic Tussin is the first and only cough and cold medicine formulated without sugar, sodium, alcohol, fructose, sorbitol, dyes and decongestants. It contains the active ingredients Guaifensin and Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide to control coughs and relieve chest congestion. A childrens formula and cough drops in cherry and menthol flavors are also available. Diabetic Tussin comes in liquid and soft gel, and is available at most major supermarkets and wholesalers throughout the country, including Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Kroger and Giant Foods. For more information on Diabetic Tussin, visit Health Care Products Web site at www.diabeticproducts.com, or call (800) 899-3116. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. Opinions expressed here are the opinions of writers, contributors, and commentators, and are not necessarily those of Diabetes Health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through Continue reading >>
Valentine's Day Candy = Cough Drops - Diabetes Self-management
So yesterday was Valentines Day, and my wife and I did what all newlyweds do: She went to her photo etching class and then met me at the Upright Cititzens Brigade Theater for The Rejection Show and Mortifieds Valentines Day Extravaganza. The night was filled with writers, comics, and musicians telling stories, reading letters, and singing songs of love lost, gone wrong, or completely ignored. It was a really funny, great night, and the place was standing room only. A lot of my other friends who perform were there, and my good friends The Defibulators were the house band. Check them out at www.thedefibulators.com . Well, Im still a bit under the weather, as they say, and Ive now started on an antibiotic, which has to be the number one winter excuse for not drinking booze. I cannot seem to get rid of my cough and Ive tried just about everything, from NyQuil to Mucinex to Sleep. Ive also been sampling my fair share of cough drops. Ive found that the worse they taste, the better they work. So far, Fishermans Friend is in the lead. Once one is in your mouth, you can feel the menthol, apparently a dear colleague of the shrimp-boat captain, dancing on your epiglottis then rising into your sinus cavity and sizzling your nose hairs, if only to make everyone with in a five yard radius be able to smell your breath and assume that something is wrong with you. Ive also noticed that Fishermans Friends can add a fair amount of carbs to your diet if you are popping them like Pez Candy. As Ive now researched the cough drop a little bit, Ive learned that there are plenty of sugar-free options out there. But, sugar or no sugar, they still dont cure the need to always have one in your mouth when youre coughing every two or three minutes. If you look a little closer at the packaging on Fis Continue reading >>
Cough, Cold, Congestion…and Diabetes?
This article is for informational purposes only. Please consult with your MD before taking any cough and cold medications! During cough and cold season, the cold remedy aisle at the local supermarket or pharmacy is packed with people looking for a fix for their coughing, sneezing, sniffling and aching due to the common cold, virus, or flu. Sales of cough and cold syrup and cough drops soar. Tis the season to buy tissues! Be advised that many cough/cold syrups are made palatable by adding some form of sugar or carbohydrate. For those with Met A, the inclusion of carb has no great significance and allows the “spoonful of medicine” to go down. For those with Met B, this hidden carbohydrate can have major consequences regarding insulin release, fat gain, blood sugar readings, cravings…and all the symptoms of uncontrolled Met B. Liquid DayQuil and NyQuil contain significant carbs. A 2 Tbls dose contains 19 grams of carbohydrate! And that 19 grams of carbohydrate comes straight from pure sugar used to make the cough syrup taste more palatable. As we know, just being “under the weather” with a cough, cold, or flu causes blood sugar and insulin release to rise. If you are feeling sick for a few days, it is a great idea to temporarily retreat to Step 1. The rise in stress hormones caused by illness/healing automatically causes a rise in blood sugar, insulin release, and fat gain…cravings, too! Step 1 is a great safety net. If it’s just a mild cough, a slight runny nose….no problem. But if you are coughing, sneezing, head is aching, nose is running, joints are aching….you should consider a spoonful of Step 1. So, what to do about cough/cold medicines? Opt for the capsules or caplets! I think we feel that the “cough syrup” is more effective but, except for th Continue reading >>
Can You Overdose On Cough Drops?
Cough drops, sometimes called throat lozenges, help to soothe the throat and curb the reflex that makes you cough. The most common medication in a cough drop is menthol. This is an organic compound made from peppermint, eucalyptus, and other mint oils. Menthol helps cool the airway passages and soothe the throat. Other cough-drop brands dont contain any medication. They use pectin or honey to coat and calm the throat. Its possible to overdose on cough drops containing menthol, but it is incredibly difficult. Most cases of menthol poisoning occur because of the ingestion of pure menthol. Over-the-counter cough drops dont contain pure menthol. The menthol is usually watered down and mixed with other ingredients. To put it in perspective, a typical cough drop contains between 3 and 10 milligrams (mg) of menthol. The lethal dose of menthol is estimated to be roughly 1,000 mg (1 gram) per kilogram of body weight. In other words, someone who weighs 150 pounds (68 kg) would likely have to eat more than 6,800 cough drops containing 10 mg of menthol in a short period of time to risk the chance of a lethal overdose. Some people love the sweet taste and calming effects of cough drops and may want to take them even when they dont have a cough. However, eating more than the recommended amount of cough drops (or anything for that matter) can result in a few unwanted symptoms. What symptoms can develop if you eat too many cough drops? Youll probably experience some type of indigestion or a stomach ache before any more serious symptoms of overdosing on cough drops occur. If you manage to eat a very large amount of cough drops, you might experience the following symptoms: lack of voluntary coordination of muscle movements (ataxia) Luckily, his symptoms disappeared after he stopped eati Continue reading >>
Diabetes Is Nothing To Sneeze At
A common cold can have surprising effect on blood sugar level. Last fall, I saw a 51-year-old man in follow-up for steroid-exacerbated insulin-requiring type 2 diabetes. He had missed his last few appointments. The patient had been treated with 5 mg of prednisone daily for the past few months for autoimmune hepatitis. He reported a cough that had started two days prior to the visit. He had also noticed a drastic increase in his blood glucose levels. His fasting range was usually 146 mg/dL to 200 mg/dL, but was recently in the low 300s. His postprandial range was usually in the high 100s and low 200s, but over the past two days was in the high 200s and low 300s. His blood glucose level in my office was 364 mg/dL, which was three hours after his last meal. The patient had no diabetes complications. However, he was suffering from hypertension, hyperlipidemia and obesity, as well as autoimmune hepatitis. Other medical history consisted of pancreatic pseudocyst, nasal septum repair, cholecystectomy and a motor vehicle accident. His weight had been increasing steadily since initiating steroid treatment one year prior to seeing me. Review of systems was unremarkable, with the exception of a nonproductive cough and mild rhinorrhea. Medications included levemir (Insulin-Detemir, Novo-Nordisk) 60 U in the morning and 70 U at night; aspart 30 U to 45 U with meals (he had been trained to count carbohydrates, but was using his own parameters for dosing); and prednisone 5 mg daily. The patient was an accountant, had quit smoking 10 years ago, was not drinking alcohol and had a family history positive for type 2 diabetes in his father. Pertinent physical exam showed a blood pressure of 136/80 mm Hg, pulse 84, height 6’ 2”, weight 385 lb, BMI 49.4. He was afebrile and his general a Continue reading >>
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Can I Use Cough Drops While Pregnant?
Most women currently know that avoiding medicines while expectant is an excellent idea. Does that consist of staying clear of coughing decreases while expectant? These over the counter medicines could work wonders when you have a chilly, as well as they clearly typically arent a tablet that at some point makes its means via your body. Are cough goes down safe during pregnancy? Can You Take Coughing Decline While Pregnant? The most vital factor to keep in mind is to always speak to your physician prior to you begin taking any medicines, also those that are over the counter. This is vitally crucial, as while some drugs may be alright for a single person, they can be dangerous for another. Assuming your physician hasnt provided you any specific limitations on drugs, you may be interested concerning getting to for cough decreases while pregnant. The bright side is that the large bulk of coughing drops are safe while pregnant, if that they are made use of as directed. One of one of the most usual kinds of throat lozenge is the Halls brand name, which consists of some kinds of throat lozenge. Most of these consist of menthol as the key active ingredient, and some consist of traits like lemon oil as well as eucalyptus oil. Studies of expectant women with time have shown that coughing decreases of this type did not trouble their babies at all, as well as so it was risk-free to take them while pregnant. Actually, it may have been recommended, as coughing decreases are a better option than over the counter antihistamines as well as other medications that might have a negative result on the pregnancy. Some other brands, such as Sucrets or Ricola, have been questioned by clinical professionals. Some tell their individuals that Sucrets are alright. Ricola packing claims that it is Continue reading >>
Diabetes Friendly Lozenges For Sore Throat?
Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Diabetes Friendly Lozenges for Sore Throat? Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) Well-Known Member Ive woken up today with a really sore throat Before Diabetes Id reach for the Strepsils or Lockets, but Im guessing they are all packed with sugar. What are the best sugar free alternatives people use? Im ok with most sweeteners except saccharin, which I think spikes my blood sugars. Strepsil do a sugar free version. I think they are Strawberry flavoured. Gargle with some warm salt water..try not to swallow it.. Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) Well-Known Member Strepsil do a sugar free version. I think they are Strawberry flavoured. Oh brilliant, Strepsils were my favourite and strawberry flavour sounds good to me! Thank you! Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) Well-Known Member Gargle with some warm salt water..try not to swallow it.. May do that if I get desperate before I get to the chemist! May do that if I get desperate before I get to the chemist! Ditto @bulkbiker 's salt suggestion - also, if you're looking for something sugar free, unmedicated but incredibly soothing I can thoroughly recommend a teaspoon of Hartley's sugar free jelly crystals made into a hot drink with boiling water and a bit of cold water. It's really soothing for a scratchy throat. Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) Well-Known Member I use the cheapest regular salt.. not sure if Lo Salt would have the same impact so maybe the pink Himalayan if nothing cheaper like Saxa is available... you are too posh for me! Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) Well-Known Member I use the cheapest regular salt.. not sure if Lo Salt would have the same impact so maybe the pink Himalayan if nothing cheaper like Saxa is av Continue reading >>
Ricola Sugar Free Cough Drops Carbs
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Medicines That Raise Blood Sugar (bg) Levels - Dlife
Some medicines that are used for treating other medical conditions can cause elevated blood sugar in people with diabetes. You may need to monitor your blood glucose more closely if you take one of the medicines listed below. Its important to note that just because a medicine has the possibility of raising blood sugar, it does not mean the medicine is unsafe for a person with diabetes. For instance, many people with type 2 diabetes need to take a diuretic and a statin to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. In these and many other cases, the pros will almost always outweigh the cons. Dont ever take matters of medication into your own hands. Discuss any concerns you have with your healthcare provider. Of all the different antibiotics, the ones known as quinolones are the only ones that may affect blood glucose. They are prescribed for certain types of infection. Niacin is used to lower triglycerides and cholesterol. In higher doses, it can raise blood sugar. Niacin (Niaspan, Niacor, Slo-Niacin and various non-prescription products) Over-the-Counter(Non-Prescription) Medicines That May Affect Blood Sugar The most common offenders are in the class of medicines known as decongestants. Decongestants dont contain sugar, but cause the release of stored sugar into the bloodstream. They are used to reduce nasal congestion, often during cold season and allergy season. There are two decongestants available in the U.S. and one, pseudoephedrine, is usually kept behind the counter, to be sold only by a pharmacist. These decongestants are included in many multi-symptom products. Advil Cold and Sinus tablets (pseudoephedrine) The second category is products that actually contain sugar: most often cough syrups, cough drops, and lozenges. The extent of the effect on blood sugar relates Continue reading >>