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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
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
Have postnasal drip after tonsillitis while travelling. Taking pseudoephedrine but lmtd. Expect pnd for how long? Extreme discomfort, can't sleep. Thx
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 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
Yes, for most: Pseudoephedrine like any other medication has benefits and risks. It is a good nasal decongestant. The problem lies in the side effects that some people experience and the unfortunate reality that other have taken to use it to make an illegal drug (meth). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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