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Took a dose of sudafed. Had disorientation, heart palpitations, hallucinations. What is wrong?

I am a 39 yo female who is 5 0 and weight 110 lbs who recently took a dose of Sudafed12 hr. extended release for the first time. When I went to sleep, I noted a strange feeling of disorientation, heart palpitations, and possible hallucinations. Needless to say, I do not like the side effects I am getting. I am tired and want to go to bed. How long will I expect to feel this way?
Asked On : Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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Sudafed is pseudoephedrine which has been documented to produce the above side-effects-disorientation, palpitations and perceptual abnormalities. The half life of the drug is 10-15 hours which means the drug might take a maximum of 60-70 hours i.e 3 days to be completely washed off from your body. You might expect the drug effects to last 1-2 days. You can report the adverse effects to your doctor and avoid the drug in the future. Hope you found the information useful.
Dr Sundar Gnanavel
Answered: Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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