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is phenylephrine an antihistamine

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Dr. Douglas Johnston
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Phenylephrine is an oral decongestant.

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
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You can: nasal steroids are also effective and see your doctor is symptoms worsen, change or do not improve
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Phenylephrine and acetaminophen will not interfer with cetirizine
Dr. Albert Melaragno
45 years experience Pediatrics
They mix together ok: many cough and cold meds have a mixture of antihistamine, decongestant and tylenol if your symptoms require these meds they should be ok for the few d ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Relax: He'll likely be a little sleepy but should be okay at that dose.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Drop phenylephrine: Find a product that does not contain the phenylephrine. For most people , that med is stimulating and will make you stay awake, not help you sleep. Ma ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Phenylepherine is a decongestant not an antihistaminic, so it won't control itching or 'allergic reaction'. If you can't get benadryl (diphenhydramine ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No value: Antihistamines have no value in the treatment of viral illnesses.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
^ BP : Phenylephrine may cause increased blood pressure. A person who has epilepsy should not take phenyleprhine.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: it would decongest, but careful if you have high blood pressure, read the labels carefully and don't exceed recommended doses
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
More Neosynephrine (phenylephrine): Neosynephrine (phenylephrine) (oxymetazoline topical), a nasal decongestant, is effective but highly addictive. When it wears off the nasal tissue reb ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamine 4 itch: Antihistamines (ah) block histamine receptors and stop histamine from causing itching and swelling. They are mainly used to treat allergies and hives. ... Read More
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