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How long does sudafed stay in your system after you quit taking it?

How long does sudafed stay in your system after you quit taking it?

Half-life 5-8 hrs: That's an approximate range since doses and bodies can vary. So, the drug should be out of your system within a day. Hope this info is helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Vernacchio
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Pseudoephedrine (Definition)

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


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How long until children's sudafed PE is out of an adult's system? I got the child's sudafed by mistake.

Sudafed: Children's sudafed is low dosage, but how much have you taken of it, at any rate it would wear off in about 8 hours and get out of your system in a day or so. I'd be concerned if it was the other way round ...Read more

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How long does it take for sudafed or codeine to get out of your system. I have to do a urine test and I have been sick. Will I test positive.

How long does it take for sudafed or codeine to get out of your system. I have to do a urine test and I have been sick. Will I test positive.

Depending: On how long you used it and how much probably 3-4 days. Couldn't you take a letter from your doc stating you had a prescription to use them?? ...Read more

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I took 1 pill of Buspirone 5 mg and got a bad side effects. How long does it take to get out of my system? Also can I take Sudafed while I have Buspar in my system?

I took 1 pill of Buspirone 5 mg and got a bad side effects. How long does it take to get out of my system? Also can I take Sudafed while I have Buspar in my system?

I would allow: 24 hours to have effects of Buspirone completely out (it's probably sooner but I would allow outer limit) If you are taking Buspar for ANXIETY I would NOT take Sudafed since Sudafed side effect=anxiety!!

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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What meds reduce sympathetic or increase parasympathetic nervous system? My system is way out of whack after many illness & horrid reaction to sudafed

Sorry, you lost me: Your autonomic system doesn't just sit there. Its activity constantly changes from moment to moment. Please repost & explain what you think you mean by "way out of whack." Also, unfortunately, "horrid reaction to sudafed" is useless as pt history. Finally, please explain why you imagine that your sympathetic nervous system needs reduction & your parasympathetic increasing. Why not the opposite? ...Read more

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How long does it take for sudafed to start working?

About 30 minutes: Usually starts in 30 minutes and lasts about 8 hours depending on the dose. ...Read more

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I took Sudafed congestion (not the PE brand) 10 hours ago. Will I be safe to go out for drinks as long as I don't take anymore?

Yes: Sudafed does not cause sedation and theoretically may even counteract some of the sedating effect from alcohol. Do realize that female cannot tolerate the same amount of alcohol as male. ...Read more

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How long should I wait between taking a Sudafed decongestant and taking tramadol100 mg?

You can: Take the two basically at the same time, as there is no clearly concerning interaction. Realize the Sudafed may make you "hyper" while the tramadol may make you drowsy. How the two effects may valance out isn't clear and could be variable for different persons. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects of long term use of sudafed pe and rhinocort together with alcohol?

Difficult to say: Sudafed and rhinocort are for chronic rhinitis which is a benign condition. Excessive alcohol use is always a major health concern. Limit your alcohol intake to no more than 7 drinks a week. None if you're pregnant. ...Read more

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I have sinus congestion & taking long overnight flight. OK to take Sudafed or Claritan this afternoon and 10 mg. Ambien tonight?

Safe: No drug interactions noted with regular Sudafed and Ambien. And no drug interactions noted between Claritan and Ambien per the Drugs. Com drug interaction checker. REF:
https://www. Drugs. Com/drug_interactions. Html

Have a safe flight. ...Read more

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Will Sudafed get rid of post nasal drip? If so, how long may it take to do so?

Will Sudafed get rid of post nasal drip? If so, how long may it take to do so?

Post nasal drip: Sudafed may help with a post-nasal drip. I don't recommend using it for more than 3 days consecutively, as doing so may cause a rebound effect and worsen the post-nasal drip. ...Read more

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I have eustachian tube dysfunction & am taking sudafed and afrin (oxymetazoline). How long will it take to clear up and when will the ringing in ears take to clear up?

I have eustachian tube dysfunction & am taking sudafed and afrin (oxymetazoline). How long will it take to clear up and when will the ringing in ears take to clear up?

Depends: Eustachian tube dysfunction can been sudden related to swimming or other pressure related changes or related chronic problems related to allergy. If you have been on those meds for over a week, you may need something stronger, so see a physician or an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Can sudafed cause erectile dysfunction? I've been taking it for days and my penis looks like it's shrinking almost. My balls are very tight! How long?

Can sudafed cause erectile dysfunction? I've been taking it for days and my penis looks like it's shrinking almost. My balls are very tight! How long?

No indication: There is no reasonable indication for taking pseudophedrine. Even if you are not having side effects, you should stop taking the medication unless you are using it for very specific indications under the direction of a physician. If you are using it under the direction of a physician, you should discuss this possible side effect. ...Read more

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Sudafed PE has helped at times to keep my Eustachian Tube open and fluid out of middle ear is it safe to use long term? ENT I went to wasn't any help.

Sudafed PE has helped at times to keep my Eustachian Tube open and fluid out of middle ear is it safe to use long term? ENT I went to wasn't any help.

Phenylepherine: Is a potent systemic decongestant, and is sold OTC, you want to be cautious using it long term on your own, please read the labels carefully for side effects and drug-drug interaction. Saline nasal washes, and at times steroid nasal sprays can help too, but that doesn't replace doctor's evaluation. You can have a second opinion, if you have access to another ENT, it is your right as a patient ...Read more

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I took sudafed 24 hour and allegra 12 this morning now I have dry mouth and throat. Badly how much longer will it last I'm having trouble sleeping?

I took sudafed 24 hour and allegra 12 this morning now I have dry mouth and throat. Badly how much longer will it last I'm having trouble sleeping?

Sudafed: Unfortunately insomnia is a known side effect of the drug, doesn't affect all people who use it. The dose would stay in your system may be for a day, meanwhile avoid all sources of caffeine for now, as it would add up to the problem, wish you well ...Read more

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What is sudafed used for?

Decongestant: It is frequently used as a decongestant. ...Read more

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Can one overdose on sudafed?

Yes: It causes high blood pressure, rapid heary rate, and could induce a heart attack or stroke. ...Read more

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Why is sudafed a wanted drug?

Why is sudafed a wanted drug?

Sudafed: Sudafed is a great drug that works as a potent oral decongestant, making it great for colds, allergies and the like. It has been available over-the-counter for years, but in recent times, illicit drugs can be made from using sudafed as one of the ingredients. Now, in many states, sudafed is controlled and requires a special prescription or it is closely maintained in pharmacies under lock & key. ...Read more

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What is the overdose for sudafed?

What is the overdose for sudafed?

See details: An overdose is defined as taking more than the recommended daily dose od a medication. Read the label and that should tell you. ...Read more

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How many sudafed can I take at a time?

One: If you are talking about adult dose, it should be no more than what's recommended in the instructions. For short-acting ones, up to 4x daily, for long-acting 120 mg every 12 hrs. ...Read more

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Would taking 720mg of sudafed be harmful?

Possibly: That is 3 times the recommended daily maximum. Pseudoephedrine can cause elevated BP and arrhythmias so taking that much is certainly not advisable. ...Read more

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What happens if you take sudafed everyday?

Not: Good, and not indicated in package insert. It could cause havoc with your blood pressure among other things.! ...Read more

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What is the dose for a 128lb person for sudafed?

Range: Assuming you mean "real" sudafed (=pseudoephedrine), 30 or 60mg up to 4 times daily. If you mean the "pe" junk, don't bother to take it--will have about the same effect as taking it. ...Read more

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60 mg sudafed before and exercise bad for you?

Probably OK: It can raise blood pressure, so if have way to check it, would know for sure--otherwise, if not hypertensive (not being treated), probably ok. ...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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How much sudafed can I take without overdosing on it?

How much sudafed can I take without overdosing on it?

Sudafed overdose: Sudafed overdose can cause seizures, hallucinations, high blood pressure, rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat, difficulty in breathing and restlessness. Maximum recommended dose for adults over 24 hours is 240 mgm.
Only tests done are ekg, CBC and metabolic panel and urine analysis. But diagnosis is made by history of ingestion and physical exam.
Labs help in treatment planning, IV fluids and supportive. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take sudafed and contact together?

Drugs. Com: drug interaction checker did not show any signficant interactions between Contact Cold and Sore Throat (acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / pseudoephedrine) & Sudafed Congestion (pseudoephedrine). But I don't see a reason to mix them since both contain pseucoephedrine. ...Read more

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What would happen if you took sudafed when you were not sick?

Dry mouth: Nothing bad is going to happen, but your mouth is likely to get dry and you may get a rapid heart rate for a while. ...Read more

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I've got a terrible cold. What is the maximum daily dose of sudafed?

Wrong Direction: More sudafed is not the answer - only normal dose is appropriate. Basis treatment is your best answer:
take Aspirin to reduce the inflammation, drink plenty of water to keep hydrated, warm tea is very helpful, stay warm, and plenty of rest. Your immune system has to do the work of healing. More sudafed is definitely not the answer. ...Read more

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I've got a terrible cold. What is the maximum daily dose of original sudafed?

Read the package insert: It's important to read the package insert, as those are the guidelines to follow. You should not take it for more than three days, or you will get rebound congestion worse then how you started with your cold. That's the problem with sudafed. Also you might have a racing heart, or it may keep you up at night, and can increase eye pressure. If at all possible, instead of taking sudafed, you could push drinking liquids, stick to a bland diet, and getting much needed rest, you will fare better. ...Read more

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I have taken sudafed beginning at 9 am today and have taken the recommended dossage every four hours since. My last dosage I took was at about 5pm. I?

What is the question: I guess you are asking whether you can take another dose. The answer is likely yes unless you go to bed before 10 p.m. since this make keep you awake. ...Read more

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Can you drink on sudafed?

Can you drink on sudafed?

Medication question: It is alright to take Pseudoephedrine with moderate amounts of alcohol. Just don't overdo it. Also, do not mix alcohol with antihistamines. ...Read more

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Does sudafed contain aspirine?

No: Sudafed or pseudo-ephedrine is an Alpha agonist and acts only as a vaso-constrictor to shrink blood vessels and increase the opening of the nasal cavity. As such it should not be taken if you have hypertension. It does not contain aspirin. ...Read more

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Sinutab or sudafed, which is better?

Sinutab or sudafed, which is better?

Whichever helps: They are both effective in improving symptoms of congestion. To determine which one is better you would need to try them both and see how they affect you. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take sudafed and benzonatate?

Per Drugs. Com: drug interaction checker - no significant drug interactions were noted between benzonatate &
Sudafed Congestion (pseudoephedrine). ...Read more