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Is phenylephrine hcl an antihistamine

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Johnston
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
No: Phenylephrine is an oral decongestant.
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
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: Phenylephrine and acetaminophen will not interfer with cetirizine
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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
38 years experience
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
Pediatrics 39 years experience
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Yes: They can be taken together.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Phenylephrine: Is an Alpha stimulator and can cause hypertension.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Neither...: Neither medication makes a noticeable difference in the effects of the other medication. Paracetamol or acetominophen (tylenol) generally does not ha... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Yes, at your age: And no cardiac conditions, but not advisable
A 22-year-old female asked:
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Yes: It should not be a real issue
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Phenylepherine: Because of its poor bioavailibility the drug can be used during breastfeeding, albeit sparingly.