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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.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: Most pharmacies in most states now keep products containing Pseudoephedrine behind the counter but it is still an over-the-counter medication that does not require a prescription. It is hidden so it can not be purchased in large quantities by drug dealers who chemically alter it it to manufacture and sell illegal methamphetamine.
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Yes, but: Before you decide to buy peduoephedrine, please discuss any other medications you may be taking with the pharmacist, especially if you are taking medications for high blood pressure.

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