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does pseudoephedrine make you drowsy

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Judkins
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not pseudophedrine: Its not the pseudophedrine. It is the antihistamine in the actifed.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Opposite: It is very unusual for Pseudoephedrine to make you drowsy. Quite the opposite, it is actually a stimulant for most people, and one of the well known s ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes you can: But make sure you do not combine much of antihistamines (allergy medicines) in the future, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: A drug interaction shows no interactions between Lexapro (escitalopram) and sudafed. The probiotic will not effect either medication.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Don't bother.: Many UNBIASED studies have shown that otc cold meds are of little to no use. In fact, they often prolong your symptoms, make you feel worse on them a ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omobola Oji
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The best decongestants are inhaled intranasal steroids and they are recommended for allergies. Sudafed is ok short term, the over the counter version ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Sudafed: is fine start with 15 mg dose and slowly add as directed on box do not exceed dosages
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jura Adams
43 years experience Psychiatry
Escitalopram : It is not contraindicated to take decongestants with escitalopram. Just be aware that that combination may make you more drowsy.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Side effects: Sudafed can rarely cause skipped or extra heart beats and more commonly elevates blood pressure if used consistently. It also causes restlessness. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kimura
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: You are correct Pseudoephedrine has lots of side effects, such as shakiness, anorexia, palpitations and increased blood pressure. It is a very good d ... Read More
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