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when do you take a decongestant

A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Preferably not: Mucinex (guaifenesin) d contains Guaifenesin Pseudoephedrine 120mg which can raise blood pressure, make you jittery, "hyper" and cause heartburn and c ... Read More
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A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Reasonable: not to exceed the dose of pseudophed + a non-sedating anti-histamine. You could even hold the prozac (fluoxetine) (it has a long duration of action) f ... Read More
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Dr. John Michel
46 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: You can use a decongestant while on prozac (fluoxetine). Would watch the amount of caffeine while on the decongestant as this can be additive. Would t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
Antihistamine : Use a new generation antihistamine like desloratadine or levocertirizine with a good nasal spray like Avamys
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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Decongestant: If you do not have high blood pressure or other contraindications to decongestants, you can try phenylephrine contained in certain combination antihis ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Decongestant pills: Can cause disturbance in heart rate, increase in blood pressure, etc.. and other side effects, don't exceed recommended dosage / indication, follow in ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: They do different things. An antihistamine, like Claritin should help block the release of histamine from mast cells, decreasing mucous production. ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
The AAP states...: The american academy of pediatrics has recently announced that under the age of 6 years old decongestants and cough medications have not been proven e ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
30 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Yes, but...: ...You never want to take more medication than you need. The other ingredients will likely not be harmful, but cough suppressants and antihistamines c ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
27 years experience Family Medicine
Nasal spray: I would not recommend either sudafed or phenylephrine as a decongestant during breastfeeding. Afrin or neo-synephrine, decongestant nasal sprays, can ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
None: Oral decongestants are contraindicated during pregnancy. Because of the potential risks of medication, and risks associated with infection and other ... Read More

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