Pseudoephedrine

What is Pseudoephedrine?

Pseudoephedrine is adrenergic class of drug,used as a nasal or oral decongestant.

Questions and answers on "Pseudoephedrine"

Do people use Red Bull and pseudoephedrine together for some kind of "high"? What would be some dangers?

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Brief Answer:
Consultation

Detailed Answer:
Hello, and thanks for your question.

Some people do indeed do this. There are significant dangers here. Pseudoephedrine is a stimulant, and abuse of it can cause extreme anxiety, panic, depression, heart palpitations, and even heart attacks and brain...

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hi i have had congestion problems for about 3 weeks now i visited my gp as i felt dizzy,felt like a was going deaf and had green from my nose.she 1st prescribed me PSEUDOEPHEDRINE HYDROCHLORIDE to clear the congestion and said if it does not clear to go back,the dizziness went and i can hear again but the green from my nose was horrendous so i rang up and they issued me with a prescription of 15 500mg AMOXICILLIN im coming to the end of these and although the green seems to be clearing my nose is throbbing and my eybrow bone and forehead are throbbing and very tender???

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Hi.
It does look like you are suffering from sinusitis.
You will need a long course of antibiotic, preferably for 11 days.
You should also use decongestant nose drops like otrivin. Instill 3 drops in each nostril 3 times a day and follow it up with steam for 6 days.
You can also take a pain...

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why did I test positive for methanfedamines when all I was taking was seltzer pluses ibuprofen and sudefen nasal congestion

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Brief Answer:
Ibuprofen or Pseudoephedrine present in Sudefen might cause false positive.

Detailed Answer:
Hello thanks for asking from HCM

False positive Methamphetamine test could occur due to a number of drugs. Even Pseudoephedrine present in Sudefen nasal congestion might cause false positive...

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I took pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 120mg aprox. 3 times along with 2 separate doses of 400mg of Ibuprofen - I also drank on 5 separate occasions 2 times heavily during the first 5 weeks and 3 days of pregnancy. I am trying to decide weather or not to abort since I am still so early because of the damage I have possibly already done to the fetus. Can you give me some information on what effect these drugs have early on?

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Hello, there is nothing to worry as these drugs cause abortion but not malformation of the baby so in case baby has good heartbeat there is nothing to worry
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Does pseudoephedrine cause or aggravate slow heart beat? I am a man of 72 and have been told that my heartbeat is slow. I am very fit and this seems to have happened quite suddenly.

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Brief Answer:
Pseudoephedrine can't cause or agravate slow heart beats.

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking!
I read your query and understood your concerns.

Pseudoephedrine can't cause or agravate slow heart beats. Pseudoephedrine is a natural product agonist of the effect of adrenaline...

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I took Sudafed 6 days ago, the day I stopped I had extreme dizziness nausea voniting and dehydration. My husband took me to the hospital, they hooked me to an IV bag and ran blood work and all sorts of tests and said I was fine. They sent me home with sofran for nausea. I am not getting any better. I wake up every morning nauseous and super dizzy. Shouldn't the Susafed had already left my body? I feel like my body is probably just super dehydrated even if I drink lots of water and vitamin drinks. I can't get better and feel miserable.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
pseudoephedrine leaves the body within 48 hours

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

your assumption is right. Pseudoephedrine should have been almost completely eliminated within 48 hours. The exact time depends on renal function, which I guess is normal in your case because you haven't...

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Hey dr,

I've woken up with a bit of headache along with feeling slightly congested and a slightly sore ear. Now I have a flight in 5 hours and I am prone to getting ear complications such as etd. So I was wondering what I should take to prevent discomfort? I was thinking Pandol and Sudafed that has pseudoephedrine. I mainly have the headache at the moment but would it be worth taking both or just the Pandol before the flight and how long before exactly? Also would it be worth using the air ear plugs as well?

Kind Regards,
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doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Explained

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

Pseudoephedrine plus ibuprofen I'd available would be the better option based on the description of the symptoms.

If it's not available then pseudoephedrine with paracetamol would be a good alternative.

If there...

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i have a nose that continually drips along with watering eyes that sometimes flow down my cheeks .i'm diabetic. i am on a cpap. i 've tried flownase claritin and even combined them .they do help, but once i go outside in the winter months , they just start to flow it happens oct thru XXXXXXX with occasional lapses during the summer months i i'm a veteran and go to v.a. but i feel they are limited in the spars the give me (afrin)

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Add montelukast. Pseudoephedrine combination as option

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

I would advise addition of leukotriene antagonists such as montelukast. X ray PNS can also be advised especially if there is associated headache to look for sinusitis...

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Experiencing sinusitus or allergies in the nasal area. I take hypertension medication. Can I take a pseudoephedrine product?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Pseudoephrine not recommended

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for contacting HCM with your health care concerns and questions.

I am sorry to hear that you are having nasal congestion from allergies or from sinusitis. Since you have hypertension taking any decongestant like pseudoephedrine...

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Hi my name is sharon and I've been haveing migraines and numbness in face and now I have a rash on the left side of my cheek I have a rash and its warm and it has a lil burning sinsation I had taken loratadine for allergies and congestion and pseudoephedrine it also has in it

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I am a heart patient, and my cardiologist did not prescribe this antibotic for me, and I didnt get it at regular drugstore, cause I was 50 miles away, I am on Entresto, and several other heart pills, is it ok for me to take the Cefdnir 300...

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I am presently taking Xarelto 20mg and Metoprolol for a heart condition. Caught a very bad cold and would like to take Advil Cold & Sinus with Ibuprofen 200mg, pain reliever NSAID Pseudoephedrine HCI 30mg and nasal decongestant. Also Robitussin...

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I wake with severe coughing , sometimes resulting in vomiting phlegm. I cough and spit phlegm for about 15-20 minutes every morning. Then it goes away.

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I had sinus problems in the past. since last few years i have not had any serious sinus. when i have sinus i use to take pseudoephedrine. but i have not taken since few years.
I Have been feeling very tired and not fresh in the morning. Recently i had stuffy nose and something like sinus, i took sudafed in the night.
and in the morning i was very very fresh. i never had such fresh feeling in last few years.
How does sudafed work ... and what it has to do with mind and tiredness.
i am 30, usually working in preassure most of the time. with high choleshtrol.

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I have a bad cough and clogged sinuses for over 3 months and am allergic to something in cigarette smoke. My doctor prescribed Allegra-D 24-hr, but Aetna decided it was an 'over the counter' drug, now I'm having a problem finding allegra-d 24-hour pills. So he prescribed clarinex d, 24-hour, but it doesn't work as well as allegra-d. why does fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine work better than loratadine and pseudoephedrine? and why is it so hard to find now?

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Hi I suffer from IBS and blocked Sinus on a regular basis - any suggestions to what I can do to aid/prevent these. At the moment I take peppermint oil caps combined with acidophillus to ease IBS and I use Stermiar Sinus rince or else sinutab decongestant to relieve blocked sinus - all suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks xx

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