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Cause Of Pseudoephedrine Overdose
Cannot be self-treat: Need to call local poison control center or go to er. ...Read more
Do any medications exacerbate Mass Cell Activation Syndrome? Can any meds actually CAUSE it? Pseudoephedrine maybe?
Yes: NASIDs , opioids, and alcohol can all do it. Attached is a response from expert:There are precautions with the ingestion of narcotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and alcohol with underlying mast cell disorders. These precautions are not contraindications and risk and benefits have to always be discussed and considered in clinical management. Reactions to these substances ...Read more
Can head heaviness be caused by anxiety? I have chronic head heaviness for many years. When I take pseudoephedrine, it gets better. How can i treat it
Lower stress yoga: Lowering stress, exercise, relaxation exercises, meditation, yoga, mindfulness, tai-chi, mindfulness, prayer all light up the frontal lobes. A good actuarial assessment with the MMPI-2/MMPI-A gives an objective computerized clinical interpretative report to find anxiety. Unstructured exams are not as sensitive-specific. Diagnosis then treatment. 8 sessions 50% better, 25 more, 25% better. ...Read more
I take generic Claritin d (loratadine 10mg + pseudoephedrine 280 mg). Would 6 be enough to overdose?
Could OD of pseudoephedrine cause alpha-1 receptors to remain highly sensitive and despite normal catecholamines, keep np, palps, etc. high?
Equal: Interesting question. In general most receptors start developing tolerance after a while needing higher dosages to have similar effects. Saying some would be more susceptible than others is a subjective question. In my opinion and experience all should be affected equally ...Read more
Is it likely that many years of abusing OTC stimulants (caffeine and pseudoephedrine) could cause somebody to develop hyperthyroidism?
No relationship exists!
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I have a cold and my ears keep plugging up and won't pop for a while. Thanks to neti pot, nose spray and pseudoephedrine, sinuses otherwise seem ok, just ears plug up. Is doing Vasalva maneuvre OK while having a cold, or could it cause ear infection?
Ear blockage: The blockage is caused by the Eustachian tube, which runs from the back of the nose to the middle ear, being clogged with mucus. To dislodge this sticky mucus, try steam inhalation and irrigating your nasal passages with warm salt water. Vigorous valsalva maneuvers are not advisable and don't dislodge the mucus in the Eustachian tube. ...Read more
Pseudoephedrine: Depends on where you live but I would go to Drugs.com and search as there are over 30 is my guess. Or go to your drug store and see under cold medications. In some areas they are locked up because can be used o make meth. ...Read more
PsudoEphedrine: Sold as decongestion. Often hypes up many patients, fast heart beat, elevated bp, and as such an agent certainly could affect appetitive. Really should read side effects and contraindications on box. You had to sign for this med.? Why, druggies use it as base ingredient for met-ice methamphetamine . Older pts should avoid this decongestant. ...Read more
See below please: Sudafed congestion, sudafed 12 hour, sudafed 24 hour, sudafed triple action and sudafed 12 hour pressure and pain. Advil allergy sinus. Adult strength advil (ibuprofen) allergy sinus caplets and cold and sinus liquigels/caplets contain pseudoephedrine. Aleve-d claritin-d contains a combination of Loratadine and Pseudoephedrine in tablet form. ...Read more
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