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Doctor insights on: How Much Pseudoephedrine Is Safe To Take

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Is it safe to take phenylephrine with pseudoephedrine?

Is it safe to take phenylephrine with pseudoephedrine?

Phenylephrine: It is safe to combine phenylephrine with Pseudoephedrine generally if you do not have high blood pressure. But, combining the two may increase your pulse, may create palpitations (sensation of heart flipping), or raise your blood pressure. Insomnia may also be associated with using the two together. They are both stimulants that shrink blood vessels. ...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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Is it safe to take pseudoephedrine while taking antibiotics?

Yes: Antibiotics treat the bacterial infection. Pseudo fed treat the ensuing congestion. They are often used together for upper respiratory problems. ...Read more

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Hi, ive been prescribed by my doctor pseudoephedrine 60mg four times a day for seven days, is it safe to take cocodamol 30mg with pseuoephedrine?

Hi, ive been prescribed by my doctor  pseudoephedrine 60mg four times a day for seven days, is it safe to take cocodamol 30mg with pseuoephedrine?

In general yes: Cocodamol is (Tylenol+Codeine). Pseudoephedrine should be ok with this medications. But in order to be completely sure someone that knows your complete medical history would need to advice you on this. A quick answer from your doctors office could let you know. ...Read more

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Does 60mg pseudoephedrine hci increase your blood pressure by a lot? And is it safe to take if I have anxiety?

Does 60mg pseudoephedrine hci increase your blood pressure by a lot? And is it safe to take if I have anxiety?

Can do: This can be enough to set some peoples BP soaring! usually this happens to those suffering from pre-existing high BP issues. I rarely see BP problems in normotensive people taking pseudophed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take claritin-d every day? Are there long term side effects and what does pseudoephedrine interact with, if anything?

Is it safe to take claritin-d every day? Are there long term side effects and what does pseudoephedrine interact with, if anything?

Allergies: In general, it it safe to take antihistamines everyday for allergies. Claritin-d includes the decongestant as you mentioned, and i tend to avoid that for people on a long term basis. It increases vasoconstriction and this has a variety of effects including more work for the heart and elevated blood pressure. There are other medications that can help with congestion. See ent/allergist. ...Read more

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I am 28 years old with normal blood pressure. Is it safe to take 12-hour extended release pseudoephedrine HCl for a cold while on Effexor (venlafaxine) XR (225mg)?

Probably: All things being equal if you BP has been normal you should have no problem. Once in a while people who take Pseudoephedrine complain of palpitations or rapid heart beat and also some times difficulty in falling asleep ...Read more

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Can i take buscapan with pseudoephedrine?

Yes: Assuming you don't have any allergies or medical ailments that would prevent you from taking the individual medications, the two do not react or cause any concerning adverse interactions. ...Read more

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Can you take phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine?

Can you take phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine?

Not recommended: They are both decongestants and have similar effects. I recommend taking the highest effective dose for you of one or the other, not both. I tend not to recommend this to people with poorly controlled high blood pressure, prostate problems, or cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take phenylephrine with pseudoephedrine?

Not a good idea: Both of these otc drugs usually used for nasal congestion are almost identical. They are alpha-agonists and as such increase heart rate and blood pressure as side effects. Take one or the other, not both. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take pseudoephedrine before a soccer game or before you exercise?

Would not: Pseudo Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) can have a stimulant effect both raising your blood pressure as well as increasing your pulse. As a young otherwise healthy individual these effects may be marginal but i would still recommend not taking the medication prior to natural physical stimulation. ...Read more

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How many days in a row can I take pseudoephedrine without getting a risk of rebound congestion?.

How many days in a row can I take pseudoephedrine without getting a risk of rebound congestion?.

No rebound: One should not get a rebound reaction from oral pseudoephedrine although the original congestion will return when the effect wears out. If you have high BP, this may not be a good choice for you. If you have allergic nasal symptoms, a nasal steroid will work better without the BP or cardiac (fast heart beats) effect. ...Read more

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I took 10mg of phenylephrine a little over an hour ago. It's not helping. Can I take 30mg tablet of pseudoephedrine or do I have to wait a full 4hrs?

Are you doctor?: You took prescribed medication. Was it prescribed to you? What are you trying to treat? My strong advise is not to take medications that were not prescribed to you. What is good for one may be poison for another one. See your doctor and get qualified help. ...Read more