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What does sudafed show up as in a drug test I take sinus medicine and just had a drug test and wanted to know how it shows in a drug test
Sudafed: Good question. Not really as it has other side effects. Make sure you drink lots of uncaff fluids and check with your doctor ...Read more
One nostril completely plugged in morning. Dr prescribed steroids, zyrtec, (cetirizine) sudafed. Worked for a week. Now back. Goes away when I walk. Back when I sit?
Otolaryngologist: Have you been examined by an ENT specialist? He/she will check for nasal polyps or deviated septum. ...Read more
Recovering from virus, used advil, (ibuprofen) sudafed nyquil. Now have bad acid reflux with gagging. On prevacid/antacids but still gagging. Diet? Drugs?
Ear & head pain on left side. Doc said fluid in ears. Antibiotics didn't work. Sudafed helped but ten days later pain by temple. Keep taking sudafed?
I took a dose of sudafed earlier this afternoon, would it be dangerous to take 20mg of ritalin (methylphenidate) now? It has been 7 hours.
Both pseudoephedrine: (some preps last 12 hours) and methylphenidate can increase blood pressure and heart rate, and combining them may enhance these effects. Talk to your doctor before using these medications, especially if you have a history of high blood pressure or heart disease. Best to wait until tomorrow to take your ritalin. Best regards. ...Read more
Can you take zyrtec, (cetirizine) sudafed, flovent in morning and then take promethazine and tramadol in evening?
The question should be why do I need all of these med to start with.
What is giving me the allergies?
Is it food, I surly could be, is it toxicity from heavy metals solvents of other poisons? Could be.
You need to find a doctor who will look into the toxic causes rather than load you with medication for the symptoms. ...Read more
Yes: Decongestants can cause irregular heart rates.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long does it take for sudafed or codeine to get out of your system. I have to do a urine test and I have been sick. Will I test positive.
Depending: On how long you used it and how much probably 3-4 days. Couldn't you take a letter from your doc stating you had a prescription to use them?? ...Read more
How long do the effects of ear infection last, i.E. Nauseaous, dizzy, ? Dr. Gave me antibiotic and sudafed. Will dramamine (dimenhydrinate) help?
Is it safe to take claritin-d every day? Are there long term side effects and what does pseudoephedrine interact with, if anything?
Allergies: In general, it it safe to take antihistamines everyday for allergies. Claritin-d includes the decongestant as you mentioned, and I tend to avoid that for people on a long term basis. It increases vasoconstriction and this has a variety of effects including more work for the heart and elevated blood pressure. There are other medications that can help with congestion. See ent/allergist. ...Read more
What would be symptoms ofa bad reaction to methadone or interaction of it with cipro (ciprofloxacin) or cymbalta or sudafed?
Methadone interactio: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Methadone together cause problems with cardiac arrhythmias prolonging what's called the qt interval. If you're on this combination then monitoring with an ekg would be a good idea. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can increase Cymbalta levels. If you are already having side effects from the cymbalta, these will increase. Cymbalta and Methadone together can very rarely cause serotonin syndrome. I would recommend the google that so you know what the symptoms are. There's not enough space here to allow me to write those all out. Best wishes. ...Read more
Nothing untoward will happen if you take them together in the prescribed doses as recommended
budesonide is an inhaled steroid used to control bronchial asthma and sudafed is available over the counter (sudaephedrine)and it a decongestant often used alone or in combination with antihistamines. ...Read more
Sudafed overdose can cause seizures, hallucinations, high blood pressure, rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat, difficulty in breathing and restlessness. Maximum recommended dose for adults over 24 hours is 240 mgm.
Only tests done are ekg, CBC and metabolic panel and urine analysis. But diagnosis is made by history of ingestion and physical exam.
Labs help in treatment planning, IV fluids and supportive. ...Read more
What meds reduce sympathetic or increase parasympathetic nervous system? My system is way out of whack after many illness & horrid reaction to sudafed
Sorry, you lost me: Your autonomic system doesn't just sit there. Its activity constantly changes from moment to moment. Please repost & explain what you think you mean by "way out of whack." Also, unfortunately, "horrid reaction to sudafed" is useless as pt history. Finally, please explain why you imagine that your sympathetic nervous system needs reduction & your parasympathetic increasing. Why not the opposite? ...Read more
Sudafed: Sudafed is a great drug that works as a potent oral decongestant, making it great for colds, allergies and the like. It has been available over-the-counter for years, but in recent times, illicit drugs can be made from using sudafed as one of the ingredients. Now, in many states, sudafed is controlled and requires a special prescription or it is closely maintained in pharmacies under lock & key. ...Read more
Nasal steroid spray: Greetings. Sudafed is an excellent decongestant but if you still are having troubles, first use NeilMed sinus rinse. This helps to remove the thick mucus from your nasal passages. Wait 5-10 minutes then spray OTC Nasacort/Flonase into your nose. This medication will add to the sudafed. If that doesn't help see your ENT for an examination. Turbinate enlargement, infection, polyps or allergy work up ...Read more
About 30 minutes: Usually starts in 30 minutes and lasts about 8 hours depending on the dose. ...Read more