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what is the difference between pseudo ephedrine nosedrops and pseudo ephedrine sulfate?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Same drug, : Different area for delivery.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is there a difference between Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and pseudoephedrine?

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Dr. Stephen Kimura
Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
Yes: Benadry is the brand name for diphenhydramine, an antihistamine. Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant. So definitely a different medication.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Will pseudoephedrine hydrochloride affect a drug test?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Possibly: "false positive testing" occurs when a test finds evidence of illegal drug use when no drugs were taken. This can be a result of some over-the counter medications having chemical structures similar to illegal drugs. Pseudofed, found in many allergy and "cold" medications is one of these drugs.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is there a difference between ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and pseudoephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
No: They are very similar drugs. At this time neither one is available in the US.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have cataplexy when in withdrawal from ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
W/d from anticataple: Yes. Any anticataplectic agent when withdrawn can cause rebound cataplexy.
A 31-year-old member asked:

If I don't take sudafed before a flight my ears drum will perforate how normal is this, what can I do?

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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Several things: Not normal, its eustacion tube dysfunction, the tube between nose and ears to balance pressure. Mucinex, (guaifenesin) chewing gum, lots of water, and saline nasal rinse all help as well.
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
You may want to see your local ENT for possible ear tubes as well, especially if you fly a lot.. This would eliminate the need to wory about your ear drum perforating during flight.
Nov 8, 2011

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