I've looked here and elsewhere in the past but been unclear about what I've read. In the last 24 hours I've developed mild cold symptoms which seem to be getting worse. I need to travel in a couple of days and would find that easier if I was able to control the symptoms a little. I have a small amount of paroxysmal AF (controlled mainly with Sotolol) and mild heart failure and a CRT pacemaker. I take Atorvastatin, Sotolol, Sacubutril/Valsartan, Rivaroxaban and Allopurinol. Any ideas for controlling my cold symptoms?
On one occasion in the past I took a Paracetamol / Chlorpheniramine tablet recommended by a pharmacist for someone with my conditions but I had a nightmare night so was not game to try that again - though of course the tablets may not have been the source of my problems. It has made me wary of trusting the advice of a random pharmacist as they don't necessarily know much about our conditions.
I realize that most here are not doctors but would be interested in first hand experiences.
I only use paracetemol and Sterimar breathe easy spray (essentially sea water that you can spray into each nostril to help clear congestion). I never wanted to take any other decogestants or Ibuprophen in case they interact with my medications.