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Is There A Difference Between Ephedrine And Pseudoephedrine
Stimulants: They belong to precursors and drugs used for weight loss, asthma and congestion. Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid. Ephedrine (ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) sulfate) is useful for bronchial asthma, but pseudo ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is useful in rhinitis. Amphetamines are a group of stimulants useful for attention deficit, and less frequently as a stimulant, which can be addictive. Ephedrine (ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) sulfate) and pseudo-ephed in synthesis of methamphetamine. ...Read more
Is there a difference between ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and pseudoephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?
Different drugs: They are chemically related, but Pseudoephedrine is safer, has fewer side effects (elevated blood pressure, pulse, increased anxiety etc.) and for the most part, pseudoephredrine and phenylephrine have replaced Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) in most cold medicines. Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is still around, used in lots of chinese herbal remedies and weight loss drugs. I do not recommend Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) for any of my patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the difference between ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and pseudoephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?
None: Both are systemic nasal decongestants. They are different forms (actually, different salts) of the same drug. They have different molecular weights. Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride is sold under the brand name sudafed. I'm not sure if the sulfate form is available anymore. For details, see: http://www.Drugs.Com/mmx/pseudoephedrine-sulfate.Html. ...Read more
Is there any difference between ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) HCl and psuedoephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?
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Concentration : Starts with solution of Pseudoephedrine then it is either sprayed (as in nostril) or swallowed (as in decongestant). Difference is in concentration of active drug and inert ingredients (used for solubility stability and absorption). Follow your doctors advice for safe usage. ...Read more
I was prescribed 5ml every 4hrs of hydromet and pseudo ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) 2 tablets every 6 hours. Is this too much?or is this an overdose?
It wasn't: Pseudepredrine (sudafed) is still a major ingredient in decongestants, but has been behind the counter and available without prescription, but you have to sign for it, and there are a limited number of pills you can obtain. The reason is that it can be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, so there are now Federal regulations that restrict its sale, but it is NOT banned. ...Read more
Will pseudo ephedrine can cause a rebound congestion? The pharmacist told me it will not. But I thought somebody on here said that it would.
Should not: Oral decongestants should not cause rebound as sprays will. ...Read more
Do any docs think that the replacement for pseudo-ephedrine, phenylephrine, is as good for reducing congestion?
Generally no: but while phenylephrine has been substituted for pseudephedrine in many cold medications, medicines with Sudafed are still available. You just have to sign for them and show ID, and the amounts you get may be limited in some states. This is because pseudephredrine can be used as an ingredient in the cooking of methamphetamine. Phenylephrine can't. ...Read more
My 8 yr old 99 pound child is so stopped up. Can i give them 1 claritin-d 120 mg pseudo ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) 5 mg antihistamine?
Claritin (loratadine): Yes, but i would give it to him in the morning, the psedoephedrine is liable to keep him up all night. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Sudafed: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine (blocks the histamine receptor) and sudafed is a decongestant. Basically sudafed grabs a hold of the blood vessels and squeezes them down for a period of time. Hence the reason that rebound congestion and high blood pressure are attributed to this medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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