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Long Term Effects Of Pseudoephedrine
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
I find that if I take pseudoephedrine once a day before bedtime, I sleep better and wake up feeling more rested. I have no side effects I am aware of. Is this safe to do long term. I do not have any health problems and normal blood pressure. I am 56.
Long-term alternative to Pseudoephedrine? It's the only drug that helps stop sensation of clear phlegm/snot stuck in nose/PND no nasal discharge : (
Depends on dosage: The bottles are usually labelled as to how long they last. 60 mg is marketed to last 4 to 6 hours, 120 mg 12 hours, and 240 mg all day. The generics may not work as a sustained release tablet as well as brand name drugs here. Pseudophedrine can cause palpitations, jitteriness, insomnia, and high blood pressure. By about age 40 I tell most people not to take it with any regularity. ...Read more
A day or so: Aleve-d is a 12-hour formulation, so the medicines are intended to be there for 1/2 day. If you allow another 1/2 day, the majority of the medicines should be metabolized and gone. ...Read more
If I have longstanding Prinzmetal Angina due to accidental OD on pseudoephedrine, will it be life long?
Prinzmetal angina: Prinzmetal angina, or variant angina (spasm of coronary arteries) is a rare but chronic condition. The long term survival for PA is good for those patients who tolerate calcium channel blockers (CCB) and do not smoke. Poor prognosis would include those patients who smoke, have coronary atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries), an intolerance to CCB, and spasms of coronary artery. ...Read more
How long does it take for albuterol sulfate to leave the body? I want to take 30mg of pseudoephedrine fir sinusitis.
Half life is 5-6 hrs: And it takes 5 half lives to clear it from the body so 25-30 hours. ...Read more
How long does it take for pseudoephedrine (60mg/3x) to start working? Severely blocked ears due to head cold. For 4 days now, since 2nd day of cold.
Not enough: Adequate Treatment of viral common cold symptoms require not only decongestant (pseudoephedrine) but also antihistamine like benadryl (diphenhydramine) and anti-inflammatory medicine like aspirin. If these don't help in 3-5 days, the possibility of bacterial infection and thus antibiotic treatment should be considered ...Read more
Have postnasal drip after tonsillitis while travelling. Taking pseudoephedrine but lmtd. Expect pnd for how long? Extreme discomfort, can't sleep. Thx
Feeling off balance and dizzy for 12 days, fluid behind my r. ear. Was prescribed Allegra (fexofenadine) D w/ pseudoephedrine, how long does it take to clear up?
Yes: You are correct Pseudoephedrine has lots of side effects, such as shakiness, anorexia, palpitations and increased blood pressure. It is a very good decongestant though, and has been available for years in many prescription products such as Claritin (loratadine) d, zyrtec d, allergra d etc. ...Read more
Severe allergies. OTC don't work anymore except pseudoephedrine and benedryl (side effects). Recommend OTC. DO NOT SAY SEE A DOCTOR - can't afford?
I took pseudoephedrine and body never re-adjusted from stim, vasoconstriction, fear, insomnia, what alpha-blocker would best counteract these effects?
See Pharmacist: Simple: the ones that actually do something for your symptoms...Oh, and are now locked behind the pharmacist's counter and require you to provide an id to purchase. Easiest to ask pharmacist for cold med w/pseudoephedrine and not phenylephrine (which does not work well for anyone it seems). ...Read more
Nothing: So long you don't exceed recommended dosage and not contraindicated to take either medicine. However you didn't mention which Coridin formulation ...Read more
Wrong choice: No clinical difference in the decongestant effect. But the effect is due to vasoconstriction of the blood vessels in sinuses and nose, which is followed by rebound worsening of congestion and systemic side-effects including hyertension, tremors, anxiety, even stroke. For nasal congestion, one should use an inhaled steroid, eg, Flonase (fluticasone nasal) spray; it treats sinuses and nose better. ...Read more
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