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A 40-year-old member asked:

which over-the-counter products contain pseudoephedrine?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Too many: But if the end of the product has a -D on it, it likely has pseudoephedrine. Phenylnephrine may also be used as a decongestant but it is less effective than pseudoephedrine.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Can I take the pseudoephedrine that is behind the pharmacy counter, or is that too strong of a dose?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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No: I would stick to the over-the-counter pseudoephedrine.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Are there any good effects of pseudoephedrine?

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Dr. Stephen Kimura
Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
Yes: You are correct Pseudoephedrine has lots of side effects, such as shakiness, anorexia, palpitations and increased blood pressure. It is a very good decongestant though, and has been available for years in many prescription products such as Claritin (loratadine) d, zyrtec d, allergra d etc.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of pseudoephedrine?

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Dr. Jennifer Judkins
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Vasocontrictor: Pseudophedrine is a vasoconstrictor. This means it has the ability to temporarily narrow blood vessels. Taken orally this can cause dizziness, rapid heart rate (palpitations) or headache.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Side effects of sudafed?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Many: Possible side effects include fast or irregular heart beats, tremor, restlessness, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, feeling nervous, high blood pressure, and more.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What would happen if you took sudafed when you were not sick?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dry mouth: Nothing bad is going to happen, but your mouth is likely to get dry and you may get a rapid heart rate for a while.

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