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Can I Take Phenylephrine While Pregnant
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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
I was prescribed amoxicillin & phenylephrine HCl for sinusitis. Next day, I found out I'm pregnant. Should I continue/finish the prescription?
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
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
Yes: Yes. Healthy 21 yo with no other meds no issues. ...Read more
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
Yes: The two medications do not conflict with each other and may be used at the same time. ...Read more
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 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
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
Phenyl and pseudo: Yes it is possible but not advisable. Lets chat so I can give you more details. ...Read more
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
Yes: The two are compatible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pseudophed: It really depends if you have any other medical issues or if you take other medications. ...Read more
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