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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?

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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Can i take pseudoephedrine hci with lexapro? And what about phenylephrine? The first one has been my preferred cold med for years.

Can i take pseudoephedrine hci with lexapro?  And what about phenylephrine?  The first one has been my preferred cold med for years.

DrugDrugInteractions: Yes, you can take Pseudoephedrine w/lexapro (http://www.Drugs.Com/interactions-check.Php?Drug_list=1964-0, 1013-565). However, it's always best to tell your prescribing doctor & dispensing pharmacist everything you're taking, whether prescription or otc, so that they can pre-emptively look for drug-drug interactions before prescribing you something. ...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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I was prescribed omnicef for a sinus infection but I am still experiencing congestion. Can I take phenylephrine or pseudoephedrine to help?

I was prescribed omnicef for a sinus infection but I am still experiencing congestion. Can I take phenylephrine or pseudoephedrine to help?

Sinusitis symptoms: Decongestants such as phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine can be used in combination with antibiotics to help relieve nasal congestion that is frequently still present in the beginning of treatment. Products that contain guaifenesin are especially helpful as they help thin secretions and promote drainage. ...Read more

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After took panadol cold and flu (paracetamol, phenylephrine hydrochloride), can I take actifed afterwards (triprolidine hydrochloride, pseudoephedrine?

After took panadol cold and flu (paracetamol, phenylephrine hydrochloride), can I take actifed afterwards (triprolidine hydrochloride, pseudoephedrine?

No: You shouldn't use both at the same time. If you want to switch from one to the other, wait until it is time for your next dose of the panadol, but then take the actifed instead. They are different medicines, but act in almost exactly the same fashion, so taking them together will result in too high a dose. ...Read more

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