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what are some cold medicines otc that contain pseudoephedrine?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
See Pharmacist: Simple: the ones that actually do something for your symptoms...Oh, and are now locked behind the pharmacist's counter and require you to provide an id to purchase. Easiest to ask pharmacist for cold med w/pseudoephedrine and not phenylephrine (which does not work well for anyone it seems).

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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 43-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to take other medications with sudafed?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Some are ok.: You can use a drug interaction checker or ask your pharmacist about mixing particular medications with sudafed.

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