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Why not take sudafed at bedtime

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
One: If you are talking about adult dose, it should be no more than what's recommended in the instructions. For short-acting ones, up to 4x daily , for lon... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 30 years experience
Not: Good, and not indicated in package insert. It could cause havoc with your blood pressure among other things.!
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Bussell
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
About 30 minutes: Usually starts in 30 minutes and lasts about 8 hours depending on the dose.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Sudafed overdose: Sudafed overdose can cause seizures, hallucinations, high blood pressure, rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat, difficulty in breathing and restlessne... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Drugs.Com: drug interaction checker did not show any signficant interactions between Contact Cold and Sore Throat (acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / pseudoephed... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Per Drugs. Com: drug interaction checker - no significant drug interactions were noted between benzonatate & Sudafed Congestion (pseudoephedrine).
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Yes: In fact Loratadine does nothing to decongest the nose.
A female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Yes: Pseudoephedrine and the Antihistamine Meclizine is a Decongestant Antihistamine combination . So it is okay in case of allergic Rhinosinusitis!
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
Maybe: I try to avoid recommending sudafed to people who have high blood pressure. People with diabetes also would be better to avoid it. But if it is once i... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
NO: DayQuil contains PHENYLEPHRINE a DECONGESTION similar to SUDAPHED! Rapid heart beat and a number of other symptoms are possible! Hope this helps! D... Read More
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