Phenylephrine

What is Phenylephrine?

This is the decongestant drug mainly given in nasal congestion with antihistamine drugs.

Questions and answers on "Phenylephrine"

I'm taking Lexapro 10mg. Can I take Cold & Flu tablets containing paracetamol, codeine and phenylephrine hydrochloride?

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Brief Answer:
yes you can take

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

Yes you can take tablets for cold and flu containing paracetamol, codeine and phenylephrine hydrochloride without any risk with lexapro 10mg.

No drug interaction is there between them.

All the best and take care....

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Is chericof safe during pregnancy

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Brief Answer:
they are pregnancy category c drugs and hence not recommended.

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for the query to hcm,

CHERIKOF syrup contains DEXTROMETHARPHAN and Phenylephrine. Both ethe constituents are pregnancy Category C drugs and hence not recommended for regular use during...

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My Baby is 6 months old. What is the right dosage of maxtra drops should I give him and how frequently?

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Brief Answer:
You need to discuss with your doctor before giving this medicine

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

Maxtra contains two ingredients chlorpheniramine maleate and phenylephrine. Phenylephrine is generally not prescribed for babies less than 2 year old, thus its...

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I inject twice monthly with humira. I. Am suffering sinusitis . Is it ok to take phenylesphrine without adverse effects. Thank u

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Brief Answer:
No drug interaction

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for contacting HCM

You are concerned about taking phenylephrine with humira. There are no drug to drug interactions between Humira and phenylephrine. They are safe to take together.

If your sinus infection does not improve while you are...

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What cough syrup won't increase heart rate if you're prone to tacacardia?

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Brief Answer:
Phenylephrine and deriphylline and it's congeners to be avoided

Detailed Answer:
Hello ,
Yes some contents which are used as decongestants and bronchodilator may cause tachycardia.
The most common amongst is phenylephrine,
others like deriphylline and it's congeners may increase...

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Has there been reported heart attacks after use of phenylephrine eye drops 2.5% vs 10% for dilation?

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Brief Answer:
Yes, there is a study done in 2012 about it. Read more if you wish.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for using HCM,

This is a very good question.
Yes, has been developed a study in 2012 about this issue, and you can google your exact words and you will find the article on it....

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Can Pseudoephedrine and Phenylephrine be taken after a gap of 2 days?

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Brief Answer:
After a gap of 2 days you can safely take it

Detailed Answer:
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Welcome to Healthcare-Magic
Greetings of the day

Dear Sir

Pseudo-ephedrine is a sympathomimetic drug and acts by stimulating the sympathetic nerve causing vasoconstriction and reduction of nasal congestion....

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My wife is taking Ramipril (2.5 mg) and Carvedilol (6.25 mg). She currently has a cold with stuffy nose and coughing a lot of mucus. I want to know if it is safe to give Tussin CF which contains dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, and phenylephrine hcl.

I should add some background. She had a heart attack and a stroke 15 years ago. She now has severe congestive heart failure, diabetes or pre diabetes without medication, compromised renal function.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No Tussin CF is not a good medication for your wife

Detailed Answer:
Hello ,
Thank your for a comprehensive history as it helps me take a well balanced decision for the patient.
No I am not in favour of the cold medication you have mentioned particularly the phenyephrine component...

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My 11mos old baby has G6PD and has cold/flu symptoms with nasal congestion, cough, and runny nose. I found a Self Care medicine with active ingredients; Chlorpheniramine Maleate B.P. 1.0 mg, and Phenylephrine Hydroclordie B.P. 2.5 mg. Is it safe for him?

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Brief Answer:
Not safe.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

Chrorpheniramine is not safe for him. Please go through:
http://www.rddiagnostics.com/g6pd_disorder2.htm
(Also keep this list handy for future reference)

Phenylephrine is safe to be given to your child.

Rather than...

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my son is eight and has a pretty bad stuffy nose i was wondering if he can use Phenylephrine XXXXXXX 0.05% i can't find the 0.25% in the store and would like to get him relief for the night. he's allergic to     Oxymetazoline XXXXXXX 0.05%

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Brief Answer:
yes you can

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for writing to health care magic
Yes you can use phenylephrine 0.05%.
But make sure you don't administer more than one drop in each nostril.
This decongestant can be given maximum two or three times in a day. Upto 3 days only.
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Recent questions on  Phenylephrine

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My daughter was in the hospital this week with blood pressure 200/148. she was there for two days and they sent her home with 148/98. She was taking 10 mg lisinopril and said to take two. She has monitored her blood pressure and the lower number keeps going up. It is now 148/119. She has no chest pains, shortness of breath, etc. They said the high pressure was due to a combination of meds particularly with phenylephrine. She also takes Keppra and Flonaise.
Does she need to go to emergency or can she wait to see if her blood pressure stablizes. thank you.

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I am suffering from consistent cold from the last 5 years. Some years back I have taken treatment from a hemeaopathic doctor, and he suggested that I may have allergical rhinities. In morning specially the cold occours and slower down as the day...

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I've been sick with a cold virus that has been ongoing for two weeks - started with a fever for 6 days, headache, convulsive coughing at night (continues). My throat is so raw and painful I'm desperate for some relief; I suspect it's from coughing...

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I took sudafed 24 hours at 9am. Can I take regular NyQuil 12 hours later?

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Hello. I have severe nasal blockage (can't breath through nose at all, can't even sniff. I've tried steam and three cold medicines containing a nasal decongestant and none of it has helped), sinus pressure, headache, stomach cramping, fevel of 102. My face is swollen under my eyes and my neck seems swollen. Is this a common cold that I should wait out or should I see a doctor.

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Hi, I d like to know if this combination is safe. I take 50mg of Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (Vyvanse), Monday through Friday (mornings). Would it pose a threat to my health if I were to take a dose of DayQuil now? Vyvanse was taken ~6 hours ago. Dosage of DayQuil contains 325mg acetaminophen, 10mg dextromethorphan, and 5mg phenylephrine HCl. Thank you.

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Hello, I bought some Sudafed few days ago to treat my congestion in nasal passages. Few hours ago I took two pills that were 120mg each containing Pseudoephedrine HCL with a cup of coffee. As of right now I am a bit too energized and feel like I can move a mountain. Is there anything that I can do to slow down the side effects of this drug?

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