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Suggest medication for cold while having prostate enlargement

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Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Internal Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :2004

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Posted on Tue, 29 May 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: What cold medicine should I take with an enlarged prostate
Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Pseudo-ephedrine and phenylpherine should be avoided

Detailed Answer:
Dear sir, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns but it is important to choose a cold medication that does not contain the following ingredients: Pseudo-ephedrine and phenylpherine
So, you should watch out for decongestant remedies containing pseudoephedrine. This is commonly found in nasal decongestants but it can worsen prostate problems, leading to increased difficulty in urinating or a worsening urine stream.

Phenylephrine is also found in over-the-counter decongestants but it can constrict the prostatic capsule, which in turn can lead to a worsening of symptoms. I hope you find this helpful..
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
Follow up: Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 17 minutes later
so which cold medicines do you recommend
Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 17 hours later
Brief Answer:
Stop zicam

Detailed Answer:
Dear sir, hello again.. you should stop the zicam and replace it with a phenylpherine and pseudo-ephedrine free formula as NyQuil cold and flu multi symptom or Vicks formula for cough , cold and flu relief .. I hope you find this helpful
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