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Are there any prescription decongestants? Don't do well tolerating pseudofed.

Are there any prescription decongestants? Don't do well tolerating pseudofed.

Decongestants: Many over the counter medications contain phenylephrine instead of pseudoephedrine. You can try this instead to see if you tolerate it any better. ...Read more

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Phenylpropanolamine And Guaifenesin (Definition)

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I get really congested due to year round allergies. I can't tolerate the decongestants. Could i try a child's dose to see if it would help?

I get really congested due to year round allergies. I can't tolerate the decongestants. Could i try a child's dose to see if it would help?

Avoid decongestants: In general, decongestants are not really effective long-term therapies for allergies. Generally, the effects of decongestants are to constrict blood vessels, throughout the body, which really does nothing to treat the causative problem, which is inflammation related to the allergen. Antihistamines, nasal steroids, allergen avoidance, and leukotriene antagonists are more effective. ...Read more

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Sick with severe congestion for three days. Had a temp up until tuesday but no longer have it. Still achy have a cough. Decongestants don't work?

Sick with severe congestion for three days.  Had a temp up until tuesday but no longer have it.  Still achy have a cough. Decongestants don't work?

Viral.....: This is likely a viral infection(perhaps flu) that will run its course over the next few days. For cough and chest congestion, see your doctor (since over the counter meds not working) as you may need bronchodilator and perhaps steroid inhalers to decrease bronchospasm that may be causing the cough. For nasal congestion, perhaps saline nasal spray (over the counter); see doctor if ineffective. ...Read more

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Hello my favorite doctors! Just wondering if the clairitin that doesn't have the decongestant in it keepsyou awake as well? I've heard this complaint.

Hello my favorite doctors! Just wondering if the clairitin that doesn't have the decongestant in it keepsyou awake as well? I've heard this complaint.

Unlikely: Claritin (loratadine) is considered a non-sedating antihistamine. By package insert it is associated with 7% sedation. Higher doses and taking medication that slows the metabolism of loratadine such as erythromycin, cimetidine (Tagamet) or ketoconazole can cause sedation even with 1 tablet. Rarely, it is an upper, but this is unusual. ...Read more

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Why doesn't a decongestant restore my sense of smell with a bad cold?

Why doesn't a decongestant restore my sense of smell with a bad cold?

AURI: Decongestants dry secretions from your nose when you have colds but it takes a few days before restoring your sense of smell because auri last a few days. ...Read more

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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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What's a good non-prescription decongestant?

Pseudoephedrine: However, don’t use them longer than seven days. Using them longer can actually make your nose more stopped up and you're probably dealing with something more severe than allergies or a common cold. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can somebody get an overdose of nasal decongestant?

Can somebody get an overdose of nasal decongestant?

Possibly: Overdosing is technically speaking when you take more of a medicine than is prescribed. If you mean, can you get a serious medical complication from overuse, the answer is that it is possible, but uncommon. Overuse of nasal decongestants like afrin can lead to insomnia, increased heart rate and nervousness. Risk of more serious side effects higher if you have hypertension or heart disease. ...Read more

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What decongestants are safe to take while breastfeeding?

What decongestants are safe to take while breastfeeding?

Most are safe: To start, nasal saline or netti pot. Afrin for few days is ok. As long as blood pressure is not high, sudafed is ok. Sudafed or generic Pseudoephedrine tends to work better than phenylephrine. ...Read more

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What's the difference between decongestant and expectorant?

Definitions: A decongestant prevents fluid from accumulating in a cavity of the body, as a paranasal sinus. An expectorant make sputum more liquid in order to allow you to cough it out. ...Read more

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Is there a nasal decongestant that has a long-lasting effect?

Is there a nasal decongestant that has a long-lasting effect?

Decongestant: For ongoing relief you really want to maintain decongestion without having to redose. Frequently, when people have allergies they benefit from allergy meds (nasal steroid and antihistamine) and possible phenylephrine decongestant that is 12-hours. It is taken once in the AM and repeated in the PM. This is ideal relief. 24-hour decongestants can dry your throat. ...Read more

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Can i take an antihistamine and a decongestant at the same time?

Can i take an antihistamine and a decongestant at the same time?

Yes: Many allergy medications already combine an antihistamine with a decongestant. These include Claritin (loratadine) d, Allegra d, zyrtec d, etc. The d stands for decongestant. ...Read more

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Which decongestant I can give to my 1.6 yr old child when flying?

Which decongestant I can give to my 1.6 yr old child when flying?

None: Decongestants are not real safe at that age. If it is to help ears pop, any swallowing will help, such as suckers. Antihistamines to "encourage" drowsiness are available otc. Pediacare products are ok. ...Read more

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Should I use a nasal decongestant and fludocasone at the same time?

Yes: These drugs are compatible. If using topical nasal decongestant follow directions on bottle as prolonged use can create problems. Oral decongestants compatible. ...Read more

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Does synephrine have the same decongestant effect as neo-synephrine?

No: Synephrine is an amphetamine precursor used for weight loss. Neosynephrine (phenylephrine) (phenylehphrine) constricts blood vessels and is used as a decongestant when applied topically to the nosal mucosa or orally in pharmacologic doses ...Read more

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Phenylephrine (Definition)

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Entex (Definition)

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