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is phenylephrine hcl 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Jaindl
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes, Phenylephrine: In a nasal decongestant spray can be used for a limited time (see insert) to open nasal passages. Ceterizine is an antihistamine for treating alleric ... Read More
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Phenylephrine dose: Phenylephrine dose for 8 year old is 7.5 mg or 3/4 tablet of phenylephrine HCL 10 mg. However tablet has a bitter aftertaste if child is unable to swa ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes you can: Yes, Take them together as they are meant to relive different symptoms.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: They can be taken together.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Phenylephrine: Is an Alpha stimulator and can cause hypertension.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Neither...: Neither medication makes a noticeable difference in the effects of the other medication. Paracetamol or acetominophen (tylenol) generally does not ha ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Yes, at your age: And no cardiac conditions, but not advisable
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Yes: It should not be a real issue

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