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Should i take a nasal decongestant if I have coronary artery disease and diabetes?

Should i take a nasal decongestant  if I have coronary artery disease and diabetes?

Should be fine: Ask your doctor for a specific recommendation if you are worried. Even your local pharmacist could be a good source of advice. ...Read more

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Phenylephrine (Definition)

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


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What are the best decongestants for colds?

What are the best decongestants for colds?

Topical decongestant: The long-acting OTC decongestant nasal spray will likely work the best. However do not use this for more than 5 days else you may end up hooked to the spray which is not healthy for your nose . ...Read more

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Any natural non-ephedra decongestants?

Decongestant: Any food that will cause a runny nose will naturally decongest. Ie peppers, curry, wasabi, soup. Hot steam in a shower is also an effective aid to congestion. ...Read more

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What kind of decongestant should I take?

Decongestant: If you do not have high blood pressure or other contraindications to decongestants, you can try phenylephrine contained in certain combination antihistamines, when necessary. Better yet, sterile saline spray or Cortaid nasal spray and I understand Flonase is OTC as well. Do not use Afrin or similar sprays for more than 3 days in a row to avoid rebound congestion, addiction, mucosal damage. ...Read more

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Is hydromet syrup a decongestant?

Yes and no: Hydromet contains both a cough suppressant and an agent that reduces mucous which may be exactly what you need but it won't unblock a stuffy nose so technically it's not a decongestant. Phenylephrine and Pseudoephedrine are the only oral decongestant ingredients available in the US. ...Read more

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Is decongestant tablet ok for 8 year old?

Is decongestant tablet ok for  8 year old?

Family Practice: There are several otc decongestants that are commonly use with children over 2yo. They come in various forms. Take as directed and usually not to use longer than a few days in a row. ...Read more

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What is a good decongestant for bronchitis?

What is a good decongestant for bronchitis?

Bronchitis: None. Decongestants will dry the airway out more probably causing more coughing. Need to drink at least 2 quarts of clear fluids per day, More if hot environment. Can take robitussin, guaifenesin, No smoking or alcohol. No mouthwash as they all have alcohol which dries airway. If persistent, need chest x-ray and to see internist ...Read more

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Is it ok to give a decongestant to a 2yr old ?

Is it ok to give a decongestant to a 2yr old
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No.: Decongestants are vasoconstrictors. They get absorbed from the nose to the bloodstream causing rise in the pulse and blood pressure and vasoconstriction to the coronaries and the brain with possibility of stroke, heart attacks, cardiac arrhyhmias. If desperate because child cannot breath through the nose use nasal saline or talk to the pediatrician to decide.After age two most medicines are allowed. ...Read more

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What is the best sympathomimetic decongestant?

Pseudoephedrine: Sudafed is the best i think. It is available as an otc but behind the pharmacy counter, not on the shelf.Not indicated for people with high BP or palpitations or heart disease. ...Read more

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What kind of decongestant can a 3 year old take?

None: Medications have safety risks and are not recommended at this age..Use of saline nasal spray and a vaporizer are best. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter decongestant is preferred ?

What over-the-counter decongestant is preferred ?

Depends: Spray decongestants like afrin (oxymetazoline) are highly effective, but should only be taken for a max of 2-3 days in a row. Longer use can cause serious side effects. Oral decongestants like sudafed can also be highly effective, and are generally safe for longer periods of time. In all cases, it is important use them according to their directions and to consult your physician if you have other health probs. ...Read more

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What are natural decongestants for spring allergies?

Yes but: A Chinese herb name Ma Huang had been used for asthma and has some decongestant effect. However this is like taking pseudoephedrine and the side effects are considered unacceptable. ...Read more

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What is the best decongestant for an allergic cough?

What is the best decongestant for an allergic cough?

Nasal steroid but: Nasal congestion is not the cause for an allergy cough but post-nasal drips and/or asthma may as would be a sinus infection. Nasal steroid remains the most effective if post-nasal drips are the cause for the cough. You may need to consult a doctor re. the cough should nasal steroid fail or the problem gets worse. ...Read more

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Can I take decongestants with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Check w/Dr or Pharm: Many are not sensitive to decongestants in terms of BP elevation, but general (/SAFE) advice is to avoid, as can raise BP, and sometimes by a LOT. Nasal sprays / mists are usually helpful, and may be all that is needed--without as much risk of raising BP. Ask your Dr or Pharmacist for clarification. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take cold medicine just for the decongestant effects?

Is it ok to take cold medicine just for the decongestant effects?

Yes, but...: ...You never want to take more medication than you need. The other ingredients will likely not be harmful, but cough suppressants and antihistamines can make you tired and slow your reflexes, and the pain relievers can hurt your liver if you're also taking other pain relievers that will add to your total dose. Decongestants alone are also available from your pharmacist without a prescription. ...Read more

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What decongestants are safe to take while on Celexa (citalopram)?

What decongestants are safe to take while on Celexa (citalopram)?

Probably all: There are no decongestants that interact adversely with citalopram such that they shouldn't be combined, ...Read more

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What do you do next when sinus decongestant medicine does not work?

What do you do next when sinus decongestant medicine does not work?

2 answers: First, consider that sinus congestion, which is often viral and (non-infectious) post-viral inflammation, takes time to get better. Second, if you're getting worse, develop fever, express pus (often greenish) from you nose, or have progressive facial pain, there may be superimposed bacterial infection requiring an antibiotic. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I am taking cold medicine with a decongestant and my BP was about 10 pts higher than normal. I that ok?

I am taking cold medicine with a decongestant and my BP was about 10 pts higher than normal. I that ok?

Cold med: BP should be under 130/80. If you took pseudophed it can raise bp.If it's raising BP toom much you should avoid it. ...Read more

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Decongestant (Definition)

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