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Could sudafed be increasing the size of my prostate?

Could sudafed be increasing the size of my prostate?

No: But the medicine can cause urinary retention causing it to be more difficult to pee. That symptom can be confused with an enlarged prostate. That symptom should go away when you've stopped the medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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Is sudafed used by men with an enlarged prostate?

Is sudafed used by men with an enlarged prostate?

Is risky: Sudafed has the exact opposite action of Alpha blockers which are effective in men with BPH and lower urinary symptoms. Sudafed use can increase the resting tone of the bladder neck and increase risk of urinary retention in men who may already be at some risk due to prostate enlargement. This scenario is not uncommon in the clinic. ...Read more

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Could you take buscopan and sudafed together?

Buscopan: There is no contra-indication for use of these two medications. ...Read more

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What could be the dangers in taking sudafed cold/cough to lighten your mood?

What could be the dangers in taking sudafed cold/cough to lighten your mood?

Blood pressure: Sudafed can elevate blood pressure and heart rate in some people. Thus, it should only be used occasionally to relieve congestion. ...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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Could I take sudafed with dilantin?

Probably OK, but: There will be some trivial hepatic drug interaction, but usually Dilantin level is not affected. However, this could be checked just to be safe. Most likely, no problem here. ...Read more

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Could you take sudafed with dilantin?

No real issue: Likely minimal if any severe drug-drug interaction if taken at usual therapeutic dosing. ...Read more

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Sudafed only halfway working, what else can I do?

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

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Can I combine Nyquil and sudafed?

Can I combine Nyquil and sudafed?

It Depends: Unfortunately, there are mult versions of Nyquil. Some contain the active ingredient in Sudafed (usually actually Sudafed PE which is phenylephrine). Other's do not. When it comes to OTC the counter meds it is as confusing and dangerous as if not more than prescriptions meds. Talk to your doc or pharmacist about the right product (s) for your specific needs and poss interaction with your presc meds ...Read more

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Can you die from a sudafed overdose?

Can you die from a sudafed overdose?

Yes: Ultimately, you could die from sudafed overdose. It is important to take sudafed, or any other medication as directed. If your symptoms are not improving in the expected timeframe, get your doctor to re-evaluate you, and adjust or add medications/ treatment. ...Read more

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Can I take sudafed pe if im a diabetic?

Maybe: I try to avoid recommending sudafed to people who have high blood pressure. People with diabetes also would be better to avoid it. But if it is once in a while and taking safer measures such as nasal saline, nasal steroid fail to relief nasal congestion then I would say it is not a big issue to take a few of them. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Vernacchio
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Pseudoephedrine (Definition)

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