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is oral pseudophed safe to take for long term

A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Cranshaw
32 years experience Pediatrics
No, not safe: Both of those medicines have similar ingredients, so they should not be taken together. 2 year olds should not take multi-symptom cold medicines. As ... Read More
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Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Not safe: Overlap of medications as active ingredients in both products poses a risk of overdose.
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
No: I have always hated these combination and multi symptom products due to the risk of overdosing. Straight Mucinex (guaifenesin) would be ok, it only ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
19 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
No interaction : As a pediatric cardiologist, I'm not a big fan of pseudoephedrine, which is much more effective at stimulating the heart than clearing the sinuses. Ho ... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
YES YOU CAN: Yes you can take Ranitidin and Sudafed together
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Same Medication: Claritin (loratadine)-D 12 hr and Claritin (loratadine)-D 24 hour both have pseudoephedrine in them. If you take a Claritin (loratadine) and add phen ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
25 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It is safe. Prenatal vitamins actually are a good mix for women from teenage to menopause as they contain all the nutrients necessary.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: on your other medical/family history, long term is a subjective term
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes, however the contraindications listed for all contraceptive pills still apply for "safety sake".
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Is it that drug?: Often people taking mood stabilizers are also receiving 2nd generation antipsychotics which in themselves can cause weight gain. Check with your physi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
For the most part: Yes, particularly as long as you aren't taking mega doses like 10,000-50000 IU daily. If you stay in the range of 1000-2000 IU daily you'll be fine.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Depends but no: If you are using guaifenesin, you must have a cough. You mention gerd on your profile but no mention of cigarettes or environemental exposure. What ab ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unknown: L-arginine has been used safely for up to 3 months. There are no long term studies to verify safety for long term use.
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