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Can I take guaifenesin/phenylephrine with tussionex?

Can I take guaifenesin/phenylephrine with tussionex?

OK Guaifenesin: It is fine to combine guaifenesin/phenylephrine with tussionex, but you will be getting lots of Guaifenesin -- this should be no problem. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Can I take medications containing phenylephrine while pregnant?

Can I take medications containing phenylephrine while pregnant?

Yes: Phenylephrine is commonly found in over-the-counter cold and allergy medications. It is classified as pregnancy class c-animal studies show adverse fetal effects or there are no adequate studies to determine its safety. It should not be taken during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can I take hydrochloride phenylephrine nose drops while pregnant?

Can I take hydrochloride phenylephrine nose drops while pregnant?

Not recommended.: Aside from the fact that decongestant nose sprays can cause rebound congestion if used for more than 3 days in a row, the FDA assigns phenylephrine pregnancy category C; this means that there are no human or animal studies on this medication in pregnancy. Therefore the risk in pregnancy is unknown. As a rule, stick to meds that are proven to be safe in pregnancy unless advised by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take phenylephrine while pregnant?

Is it safe to take phenylephrine while pregnant?

No: Many other drugs unsafe for pregnant women... Consult your obgyn before taking any meds. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cough remedies containing phenylephrine while pregnant?

Is it safe to take cough remedies containing phenylephrine while pregnant?

Yes: You need to take only the recommended dose. Do not take any over-the-counter remedies that contain Aspirin or Ibuprofen or medications like them while pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe for pregnant women to take chlorpheniramine and phenylephrine?

Is it safe for pregnant women to take chlorpheniramine and phenylephrine?

Gestational age: At 33 weeks of pregnancy both medications are fine to take. In the first trimester chlorpheniramine is fine, but I advise my patients to avoid phenylephrine. ...Read more

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I was prescribed amoxicillin & phenylephrine HCl for sinusitis. Next day, I found out I'm pregnant. Should I continue/finish the prescription?

I was prescribed amoxicillin & phenylephrine HCl for sinusitis. Next day, I found out I'm pregnant. Should I continue/finish the prescription?

Finish amox: Finish the Amoxicillin but stop the phenylephrine. Phenylephrine casues blood vesles to constrict. This will open you nose up but will also decrease placental blood flow. ...Read more

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I accidentally used Phenylephrine HCL 0.25% Hemorrhoid gel on my back (instead of hydrocortisone 1%). Should I be alarmed? I'm 5 months pregnant.

I accidentally used Phenylephrine HCL 0.25% Hemorrhoid gel on my back (instead of hydrocortisone 1%). Should I be alarmed? I'm 5 months pregnant.

Should be fine: You should be fine, but you should check with the pharmacist or your OB doc to be sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take phenylephrine and pseudophedrine?

Is it possible for me to take phenylephrine and pseudophedrine?

Drug interactions.: This was checked using phenylephrine &
Pseudoephedrine Plus (chlorpheniramine / pseudoephedrine). Didn't find any significant interactions. (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1853-0, 638-15613) ...Read more

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Can you take phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine?

Can you take phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine?

Not recommended: They are both decongestants and have similar effects. I recommend taking the highest effective dose for you of one or the other, not both. I tend not to recommend this to people with poorly controlled high blood pressure, prostate problems, or cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take phenylephrine with pseudoephedrine?

Not a good idea: Both of these otc drugs usually used for nasal congestion are almost identical. They are alpha-agonists and as such increase heart rate and blood pressure as side effects. Take one or the other, not both. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take phenylephrine and Claritin (loratadine) together?

Is it possible for me to take phenylephrine and Claritin (loratadine) together?

Yes: Claritin (loratadine) is a new generation antihistamine while phenylephrine is an oral decongestant. It would be similar but not identical to taking a claritin-d. ...Read more

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I took 10mg of phenylephrine a little over an hour ago. It's not helping. Can I take 30mg tablet of pseudoephedrine or do I have to wait a full 4hrs?

Are you doctor?: You took prescribed medication. Was it prescribed to you? What are you trying to treat? My strong advise is not to take medications that were not prescribed to you. What is good for one may be poison for another one. See your doctor and get qualified help. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take lortadine with phenylephrine?

Is it possible for me to take lortadine with phenylephrine?

Yes: Loratadine is an antihistamine (decrease itching, runny nose)and phenylephrine is a decongestant (decrease stuffiness, congestion). Decongestants like phenylephrine may be used for a short duration to relieve congestive symptoms. Need to monitor your blood pressure as it can cause very elevated blood pressures while on this medicine. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take loratadine and phenylephrine at the same time?

Yes: The two medications do not conflict with each other and may be used at the same time. ...Read more

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Phenylephrine seems to have no effect on me. Is it safe to try to take 20 mg of it at at time? Would it do any good?

Phenylephrine seems to have no effect on me. Is it safe to try to take 20 mg of it at at time? Would it do any good?

Phenylephedrine deco: Phenylephrine 10 mg oral tablet:
10 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours not to exceed 4 doses daily.
It is a decongestant that can cause blood pressure elevation. Can take up to a TOTAL of 40 mg in a 24 hour period. 20 mg at one time is safe as long as stay within the total dosage and there are no high blood pressure issues. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take phenylephrine with pseudoephedrine?

Phenylephrine: It is safe to combine phenylephrine with Pseudoephedrine generally if you do not have high blood pressure. But, combining the two may increase your pulse, may create palpitations (sensation of heart flipping), or raise your blood pressure. Insomnia may also be associated with using the two together. They are both stimulants that shrink blood vessels. ...Read more

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Can a 8 yr old take half tablet of phenylephrine HCL 10mg?

Can a 8 yr old take half tablet of phenylephrine HCL 10mg?

Phenylephrine dose: Phenylephrine dose for 8 year old is 7.5 mg or 3/4 tablet of phenylephrine HCL 10 mg. However tablet has a bitter aftertaste if child is unable to swallow whole. Instead use a pediatric liquid preparation. ...Read more

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It safe to take a nasal decongestant with 10mg phenylephrine while on other medication?

It safe to take a nasal decongestant with 10mg phenylephrine while on other medication?

Usually: Phenylepherine can raise blood pressure in some people. If you have high blood pressure you are better off avoiding most decongestants. The best plan is to ask your pharmacist before adding any medication, as she can check on the computer for any interactions. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take phenylephrine and pseudophedrine at the same time?

Phenyl and pseudo: Yes it is possible but not advisable. Lets chat so I can give you more details. ...Read more

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Could it be okay to take nyquil with sudafed pe (phenylephrine)?

Not enough info: There are many types of Nyquil and many types of sudafed PE (each containing different drugs). Ther are moderate potential side effects btwn diphenhydramine
& doxylamine (Sudafed PE Nighttime Cold). Also moderate potential for dextromethorphan & diphenhydramine. You are going to have to plug the acurrate names for your medications into a drug interaction checker to know. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe to take nyquil with sudafed pe (phenylephrine)?

Pseudophed: It really depends if you have any other medical issues or if you take other medications. ...Read more

Dr. Maxime Cannesson
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Phenylephrine (Definition)

Phenylephrine hydrochloride is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more