Sudafed

What is Sudafed?

It is an over the counter decongesant drug.It is used in common cold and sinus problems.The decongesant used in that is pseudoephedrine.

Questions and answers on "Sudafed"

Hi I just wanted to know if sudafed ever stops working?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Sudafed has a very short half life...

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for posting the query

The effect of Sudafed is short stayed. The half life of this drug is somewhere between 4-6 hours. Hence, any side effects following ingestion of this drug completely weans off within a day or two....

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Will sudafed congestion help wirh hydrops? I have severe tinnitus. Am taking a low dose diuretic? Whats your advice? Alsovtaking gsbapentin? Any drug interactio

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No drug interaction with Gabapentin

Detailed Answer:
Hi Madam.

I can certainly understand your concern.

Yes indeed, Sudafed will help with relieve the congestion.

There is no possible drug interaction with Gabapentin.

Low dose diuretic can offer advantages in hydrops.

Post your...

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Can you take sudafed with blood thinner medication like xeralto ( spelling?)

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Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for your query.
There is no adverse interaction between Sudafed and Xarelto and both can be taken together.
Do get back to me if you have further queries

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Will Sudafed affect my birth control implant nexplanon?

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Brief Answer:
No interaction

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

There is no interaction between sudafed and nexplanon. Sudafed will not reduce the efficacy of nexplanon. It is safe to use sudafed while on nexplanon

I hope I was of help, if you have any further queries please get back to...

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can my 10 year old take 12 hour Sudafed she weighs 98 pounds?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
yes.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query.
Yes you can give pseudoephidrine tablet to your child.
Dose is 30mg.
Also give steam inhalation for relief of congestion.
Give plenty of warm fluids.
Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can help further.
Wishing your...

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

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
which nyquil?

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

sudafed contains a decongestant only. Nyquil may contain different ingredients depending on the formulation used. There are some nyquil formulations with decongestants and other formulations without decongestants. You'd better avoid taking both...

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is it OK to take sudafed 24 hours before twilight anesthesia

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Brief Answer:
you may take

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to Healthcaremagic .

You may take sudafed 24hrs before your anesthesia safely.

Hope I have answered your query. If any further queries are there I would love to help.

Regards
Dr.Deepika Patil...

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Can I take Sudafed and my blood pressure medicate(bisoprolol-HCTZ) together?

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Brief Answer:
Blood pressure needs to be monitored

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

Sudafed and bisoprolol/HCTZ combination can be taken however once must monitor blood pressure twice daily as it is known to cause reduced effectiveness of blood pressure drugs. Rarely it can cause...

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Is it safe to take Sudafed while on Citalapram?

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Brief Answer:
Consideration

Detailed Answer:
hello and thank you for sending the question.

Taking Sudafed while also taking citalopram would generally be regarded as safe for a short period of time. If you're just using the Sudafed to control symptoms of congestion for a couple of days then I do...

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I am dealing with high blood pressure and need to take something for a major sinus infection that has gone on for weeks. OK to take Sudafed?

I don't know if hydralazine is considedred an MAOI or not. I know it's a vasodilator.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that Sudafed contains pseudoephedrine, which may cause a raise in your blood pressure. So, it should be used in low doses and under close monitoring...

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Recent questions on  Sudafed

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My 8 year old son has been complaining for several days that he smells scents that no one else does. Smells include a toothpaste smell, a soapy smell, a shampoo smell. He was sick with an ear infection last week and I'd taking amoxicillin ,claritin and sudafed. It is driving him crazy. What could cause this?

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I have been experiencing cold-like symptoms for the last few days. My father had the same symptoms and was better after four or so days. Today, however, I noticed that my stool color was a clayish white accompanied with moderate abdominal pain on my right side. Is this cause for concern?

Additional information. I have been drinking plenty of fluids (water and gatorade with the occasional soda) and haven't had any dietary changes. I have been taking vitamin C tablets, Sudafed, and Nyquil. I was in the Bahamas three weeks ago. I have had intercourse with only my girlfriend in the last year, prior to I had been tested for hepatitis and other STDs, all of which came back negative. I also chew tobacco regularly.

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Hello my name is Robert. My wife Courtney has been suffering sinus congestion, sore throat, chest congestion, ear aches and lots of coughing for about three days. She has been taking antibiotics, Sudafed, and over the counter cough medicine. She is still feeling pretty bad. Any suggestions?

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Hi! I am concerned about a situation that happened last week. I was at my son s house, and he had friends over. My grandson found a small pinkish/red pill (coated) on a side table and put it in his mouth. I got it away from him, and questioned the friend who had left it sitting there. He said it was a calcium tablet. I ve never seen a tiny red calcium tablet. I suspect it may have been ibuprofen or sudafed. Are you aware of any calcium tablets that resemble this description? I did a google image search, and did not see any. I m afraid there might still be a pill (there had been 2) lying around. We searched but couldn t find it. I am worried.

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I recently finished 10 days of antibiotics for a sinus/nasal cold/bug. I still have limited sense of smell and appetite and reduced hearing. I started baking for the holidays Thursday and noticed every time I'm baking, I get very nauseous. Was...

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Hi, for the last week or so my left arm has had a daul restless achey feeling and then yesterday, both my hands (left lil worse) are cold and tingly 24-7 like pins and needles lil bit. Now Today both my feet have it too. Not painful, but very...

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I think I have a head cold - sore throat , very painful sinuses . It is especially painful when I lay down. I have been gargling with salt water, and taking Sudafed . I have had a headache for 3 days.

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