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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


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Can I take sudafed pe if im a diabetic?

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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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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Is it OK to take Sudafed and Sudafed PE together? Staggering the doses wouldn't feel as awful in the last bit of time before another 12-hour pill.

Is it OK to take Sudafed and Sudafed PE together? Staggering the doses wouldn't feel as awful in the last bit of time before another 12-hour pill.

NO: I would not mix these two forms of the same medicine since you cannot rely on the extended form being absorbed correctly and OVERDOSE of Sudafed is VERY dangerous (heart...blood pressure)
My opinion only!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can you take trazodone 50 mg with sudafed pe?

Can you take trazodone 50 mg with sudafed pe?

Maybe: Remember that sudafed pe is a decongestant and potentially can make you edgy and irritable and give you tremors and palpitations. Not sure what you take trazodone for, but watch out for these side effects before you take sudafed. ...Read more

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Safe to take celexa (citalopram) and sudafed pe?

Safe to take celexa (citalopram) and sudafed pe?

Yes: The combo is safe in terms of drug interactions, but the sudafed could cause anxiety if that is a problem for you. It can also induce insomnia. ...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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Do you think it is ok to take nasonex (mometasone) with sudafed pe?

Sinusitis: Yes it is fine to use Nasonex (mometasone) with sudafed - they work by different mechanisms and are often used together, . ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe to take nyquil with sudafed pe (phenylephrine)?

Pseudophed: It really depends if you have any other medical issues or if you take other medications. ...Read more

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Can I safely take sudafed pe with celexa (citalopram) and valum?

Can I safely take sudafed pe with celexa (citalopram) and valum?

No interactions: There are no interactions between sudafed phenylephrine, Celexa (citalopram) and valium. Be careful of excessive sedation. Sudafed cough and cold has dextromethoraphan which does have a theoretical interaction with celexa (citalopram). ...Read more

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Can I take Allegra (fexofenadine) 24-hour and Sudafed PE together?

Can I take Allegra (fexofenadine) 24-hour and Sudafed PE together?

Yes: You can take them together. Allegra (fexofenadine) 24 hour is a nonsedating antihistamine and Sudafed PE is a decongestant. This would be similar to taking allegra (fexofenadine) D. What you do not want to do is take Allegra (fexofenadine) D with sudafed, then you would get too much decongestant. Also you want to avoid decongestants if you have certain conditions like hypertension. Also don't take the sudafed at bedtime. ...Read more

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Can I take Vicks NyQuil and Sudafed PE Congestion together before going to sleep?

Vicks and Sudafed: I cannot think of a good reason you would need both.
How about starting with NyQuil and staying with it if that works.
If things are not OK try Sudafed.

If one or other causes a problem please stop taking both and see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take sudafed pe while breastfeeding? The pseudo ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) free one?

Can I take sudafed pe while breastfeeding? The pseudo ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) free one?

Sub if possible.: The oral bioavailability of phenylephrine is only about 40%, so the drug is unlikely to reach the infant in large amounts. However, intravenous or oral administration of phenylephrine might decrease milk production. Because no information is available on the use of oral phenylephrine during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take methadone with sudafed pe if not what can I take for stuffy nose?

Is it ok to take methadone with sudafed pe if not what can I take for stuffy nose?

It may cause false +: Test for amphetamine if you are being drug tested on a regular basis. Unfortunately, pretty much every available decongestant has a similar molecular structure to amphetamine. Definitive tests will show that it is not a true positive. If the stuffy nose is chronic it is probably allergic in nature, and nasal steroids, which are now OTC, will help more. Stop or cut down smoking if you smoke. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Flonase Zyrtec Claritin and sudafed PE in the same day?

Is it safe to take Flonase Zyrtec Claritin and sudafed PE in the same day?

Yes: As long as you only take the recommended doses. If you do need all these medications to control your allergies, you should consider consulting an allergist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Flonase and take Ibuprofen and sudafed pe in the same day?

Is it safe to use Flonase and take Ibuprofen and sudafed pe in the same day?

Yes: Safe, good that you asked, read the labels carefully, always exercise caution with multiple medications, good luck ...Read more

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What causes ears to clog? Was feeling lightheaded last few days and today left ear is clogged up. Took sudafed pe. & can I take meclizine w/it?

What causes ears to clog? Was feeling lightheaded last few days and today left ear is clogged up. Took sudafed pe. & can I take meclizine w/it?

"clogged ears" can…: Result from middle ear infection or fluid build-up due to swollen eustachian tubes. Sudafed should help open eustachian tubes to drain fluid from ears (caution: can elevate blood pressure). If dizziness is severe enough to increase risk of falling, use the meclizine. Side effects: dry mouth, blurred vision, difficulty urinating, constipation, worsening of prostate symptoms). ...Read more

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I currently take flonase, benadryl, sudafed PE, &zyrtec, yet my allergies are not controlled. Avoid food sensitivities/worse after URI. Y nt controlled?

I currently take flonase, benadryl, sudafed PE, &zyrtec, yet my allergies are not controlled. Avoid food sensitivities/worse after URI. Y nt controlled?

Allergy triggers: You might be a candidate for allergy desensitization shots. Are you able to avoid allergens? Make your bedroom as allergen free as possible. Here is an article from the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology:
http://acaai. Org/allergies/allergy-treatment/environmental-trigger-avoidance ...Read more