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Is phenylephrine the equivalent to phenylpropanolamine?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Family Medicine 39 years experience
Similar but not same: Both are decongestants. Ppa, however, was removed from market due to effects on blood pressure & association with hemorrhagic strokes. Phenylephrine is deemed less hazardous, but caution should still be exercised when administered to a person with hypertension.
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