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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Pseudoephedrine

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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.

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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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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 : (

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 : (

ENT/Allergy: Evaluation is what you need, pseudoephedrine long or short acting isn't the answer, looking for a cause to fix would help you better, good luck

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How long will pseudoephedrine last in your body?

How long will pseudoephedrine last in your body?

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.

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If someone takes pseudoephedrine sulfate 240 milligrams how long until it is completely undetectable in a urine test?

It is not.: Pseudoephedrine will not show up in a routine urine drug screen. That is not part of basic drug panels. Now if the Pseudoephedrine is mixed with methamphetamines (crystal meth) then that's a different story!

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How long does it take for pseudoephedrine (aleve-d) to get out of your system?

How long does it take for pseudoephedrine (aleve-d) to get out of your system?

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.

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If I have longstanding Prinzmetal Angina due to accidental OD on pseudoephedrine, will it be life long?

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.

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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.

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

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What are the side effects of pseudoephedrine?

What are the side effects of pseudoephedrine?

Vasocontrictor: Pseudophedrine is a vasoconstrictor. This means it has the ability to temporarily narrow blood vessels. Taken orally this can cause dizziness, rapid heart rate (palpitations) or headache.

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What are the effects of pseudoephedrine and alcohol combined?

Very buzzed: The sudafed is a stimulant the alcohol is a depressent. Depending on how much of each substance and your own personal body chemistry will determine the effects that you experience. Btw - I would not recommend this. The alcoholic "energy drinks" do the same thing.

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Are there any good effects of pseudoephedrine?

Are there any good effects of pseudoephedrine?

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.

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Severe allergies. OTC don't work anymore except pseudoephedrine and benedryl (side effects). Recommend OTC. DO NOT SAY SEE A DOCTOR - can't afford?

Severe allergies. OTC don't work anymore except pseudoephedrine and benedryl (side effects). Recommend OTC. DO NOT SAY SEE A DOCTOR - can't afford?

Nasal sprays: You could try nasal sprays - Nasacort Allergy 24HR or NasalCrom, but these may take some time to work. Some patients do well with Saline nasal washes or Neti Pots. Also try using Zyrtec or Claritin instead of Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) to reduce side effects.

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I took pseudoephedrine and body never re-adjusted from stim, vasoconstriction, fear, insomnia, what alpha-blocker would best counteract these effects?

I think you: Should just let the effects of Pseudoephedrine wear off, instead of using yet another medication to block its effects. It should wear off in a day or two at most.

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How much OTC pseudoephedrine is considered an overdose and dangerous?

Above 240mg/24hr: Max dose of pseudoephrine recommended in 240mg/24hr- if taking above max dose is consider overdose.

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Does pseudoephedrine make you tired?

Does pseudoephedrine make you tired?

It shouldn't: Pseudoephedrine is in general a stimulant and should not make you tired. That being said there are people who have weird reactions to medication and you may be one of them who does get tired from this.

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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.