I'm taking lorazepam and I wonder what cold/flu remedies are safe to take.
In general it is best to use nondrug remedies, such as a saline sinus rinse, increasing fluids, throat lozenges or cough drops and even eating chicken soup, as a first plan of action. It is best to take noncombination medication remedies, to treat the symptoms that you may have. You can take acetaminophen or ibuprofen, for muscle aches or fever with your lorazepam. It is also okay to take guaifenesin, an expectorant; dextromethorphane, a cough suppressant; or pseudophedrine or phenylephrine which are decongestants.
Do not combine lorazepam with alcohol or other central nervous system depressants. Certain antihistamines, such as diphenhydramine or chlorpheniramine, may cause excessive drowsiness. The antihistamines loratadine or cetirizine would be options to take for an excessive, annoying runny nose and sneezing.
What flu or cold remedies are safe to take with lorazepam?