Typically the main ingredient in Sudafed
is a decongestant, such as pseudoephedrine
, which is also a vasoconstrictor.
This will not affect the surgery, and especially 8 days post surgery, should not cause any problems related to the surgery.
Something else that may help more with your cold
would be an antihistamine/decongestant combination, like Claritin-D or Zyrtec-D.
This would also be safe to take at this point in your recovery from the surgery.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Aaron Branch, General & Family Physician