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Are there any prescription decongestants? Don't do well tolerating pseudofed.

Are there any prescription decongestants? Don't do well tolerating pseudofed.

Decongestants: Many over the counter medications contain phenylephrine instead of pseudoephedrine. You can try this instead to see if you tolerate it any better. ...Read more

Dr. Maxime Cannesson
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Phenylephrine (Definition)

Phenylephrine hydrochloride is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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Why doesn't a decongestant restore my sense of smell with a bad cold?

Why doesn't a decongestant restore my sense of smell with a bad cold?

AURI: Decongestants dry secretions from your nose when you have colds but it takes a few days before restoring your sense of smell because auri last a few days. ...Read more

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I get really congested due to year round allergies. I can't tolerate the decongestants. Could I try a child's dose to see if it would help?

I get really congested due to year round allergies. I can't tolerate the decongestants. Could I try a child's dose to see if it would help?

Avoid decongestants: In general, decongestants are not really effective long-term therapies for allergies. Generally, the effects of decongestants are to constrict blood vessels, throughout the body, which really does nothing to treat the causative problem, which is inflammation related to the allergen. Antihistamines, nasal steroids, allergen avoidance, and leukotriene antagonists are more effective. ...Read more

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Sick with severe congestion for three days. Had a temp up until tuesday but no longer have it. Still achy have a cough. Decongestants don't work?

Sick with severe congestion for three days. Had a temp up until tuesday but no longer have it. Still achy have a cough. Decongestants don't work?

Viral.....: This is likely a viral infection (perhaps flu) that will run its course over the next few days. For cough and chest congestion, see your doctor (since over the counter meds not working) as you may need bronchodilator and perhaps steroid inhalers to decrease bronchospasm that may be causing the cough. For nasal congestion, perhaps saline nasal spray (over the counter); see doctor if ineffective. ...Read more

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Hello my favorite doctors! Just wondering if the clairitin that doesn't have the decongestant in it keepsyou awake as well? I've heard this complaint.

Hello my favorite doctors! Just wondering if the clairitin that doesn't have the decongestant in it keepsyou awake as well? I've heard this complaint.

Unlikely: Claritin (loratadine) is considered a non-sedating antihistamine. By package insert it is associated with 7% sedation. Higher doses and taking medication that slows the metabolism of loratadine such as erythromycin, cimetidine (Tagamet) or ketoconazole can cause sedation even with 1 tablet. Rarely, it is an upper, but this is unusual. ...Read more

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Can I take NyQuil and Sudafed together since NyQuil doesn't have a decongestant?

Can I take NyQuil and Sudafed together since NyQuil doesn't have a decongestant?

It Depends: Unfortunately, there are mult versions of Nyquil. Some contain the active ingredient in Sudafed (usually actually Sudafed PE which is phenylephrine). Other's do not. When it comes to OTC the counter meds it is as confusing and dangerous as if not more than prescriptions meds. Talk to your doc or pharmacist about the right product (s) for your specific needs and poss interaction with your presc meds ...Read more

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What are the best decongestants for colds?

Topical decongestant: The long-acting OTC decongestant nasal spray will likely work the best. However do not use this for more than 5 days else you may end up hooked to the spray which is not healthy for your nose. ...Read more

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Any natural non-ephedra decongestants?

Decongestant: Any food that will cause a runny nose will naturally decongest. Ie peppers, curry, wasabi, soup. Hot steam in a shower is also an effective aid to congestion. ...Read more

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What kind of decongestant should I take?

Decongestant: If you do not have high blood pressure or other contraindications to decongestants, you can try phenylephrine contained in certain combination antihistamines, when necessary. Better yet, sterile saline spray or Cortaid nasal spray and I understand Flonase is OTC as well. Do not use Afrin or similar sprays for more than 3 days in a row to avoid rebound congestion, addiction, mucosal damage. ...Read more

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Is guaifenesin a decongestant?

Is guaifenesin a decongestant?

No.: Guaifenesin is thought to act as an expectorant by increasing the volume and reducing the viscosity of secretions in the trachea and bronchi. ...Read more

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Is phenergan (promethazine) an antiemetic?

Is phenergan (promethazine) an antiemetic?

Among other things: Phenergan (promethazine) is a phenothiazine (most of the family are anti-psychotics) which is used primarily for its antihistaminic, antiemetic, & sedative effects. Because it also blocks acetylcholine, it can cause dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, difficulty urinating. As a phenothiazine it may cause uncontrollable movement disorders (extrapyramidal reaction). Also a photosensitizer. ...Read more

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Effecive ues of avamys nasal decongestants?

Avamys: That is a medication sold in the phillippines. It is the same medication as that sold in the U.S. Under the prescription name of veramyst. It is a nasal steroid used for nasal allergies. ...Read more

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Can decongestant cause empty nose syndrome?

Rhinitis: Excess topical decongestant may cause long term rhinitis, swelling and septal perforation if used over 4-5 days. Oral decongestants may affect blood pressure and cardiac symptoms. Generally empty nose would be caused by excessive nasal surgical resection. ...Read more

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Is fluticasone propionat spray a decongestant?

Is fluticasone propionat spray a decongestant?

Yes and no: This is a steroid, which may relieve inflammation which is causing congestion, but is not directly a decongestant. ...Read more

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Pt taking clonazepam...Whats a safe decongestant?

Pt taking clonazepam...Whats a safe decongestant?

Any OTC: If you tolerate clonazepam, then I think any over the counter decongestant would be ok to try. The hardest part is looking through the aisle with cold and allergy meds to find just the decongestant, not a combination of different products together--don't hesitate to ask your pharmacist for help. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking decongestants?

Can you drink alcohol while taking decongestants?

Etoh & decongestant: Greetings. You can in moderation drink alcohol and take decongestants. Saline nasal wash is a great natural decongestant. ...Read more

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Long term side effects of phenergan (promethazine)?

Long term side effects of phenergan (promethazine)?

Seizures, rare.: Rare side effects include seizures, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a life-threatening neurological disorder. This consists of muscle rigidity, fever, autonomic instability, and cognitive changes such as delirium, and is associated with elevated plasma creatine phosphokinase. ...Read more

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What nasal decongestants could I use for my allergy?

What nasal decongestants could I use for my allergy?

No to decongestanats: The best decongestants are the nasal steroids, all of which require a prescription. Topical decongestants may cause damage if used for longer than 5 days. Oral decongestants can raise blood pressure even in young people in addition to the symptoms already mentioned. ...Read more

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What decongestant are safe to take during pregnancy?

None: Oral decongestants are contraindicated during pregnancy. Because of the potential risks of medication, and risks associated with infection and other problems, I would recommend identifying the cause of congestion (it may just be hormone changes due to pregnancy) so that therapy can be targeted more precisely. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take phenergan (promethazine) with suboxone?

Be cautious: The 2 together can lead to inc resp and CNS depression. Pls ask your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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Aside from afrin, what are other effective nasal decongestants?

Nasal decongestants: While nasal decongestant sprays or drops can provide some temporary relief from nasal obstruction, they should not be used for more than three days (check the very small print on the bottle). If used for longer, a "rebound" effect will occur, and nasal congestion becomes worse and more difficult to treat. Additionally, longer use of nasal decongestants can permanently damage the nasal septum. ...Read more

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Qlear quil nasal decongestant and nyquil ok to take together? ?

No interactions: You can take these two medications together as there aren't any clear contraindications. ...Read more

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The right dosage of phenergan (promethazine) for an 8 year old?

Depends: It is weight related but usually 6.25 mg is safe at that age. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take decongestant spray after radiofrequency procedure?

Turbinate Reduction: Hello, I commonly recommend that patients use a topical nasal decongestant after this procedure for a limited time. I would recommend asking your doctor for his/her instructions regarding this medication. ...Read more

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What anti emetic is stronger stronger than phenergan (promethazine)?

Zofran (ondansetron): Zofran (ondansetron) is a stronger anti-emetic and does not have the same side effect profile. Discuss use of this medication with your physician to see if it is an option. ...Read more

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Can like to know if both antihistamine and decongestant thicken mucus?

Can like to know if both antihistamine and decongestant thicken mucus?

Antihistamines: Do dry up secretions, decongestants constrict blood vessels so less blood flows into the area and congestion is relieved, drink plenty of water/fluids while on those drugs, avoid decongestants if having high blood pressure ...Read more

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Can I take decongestant when I'm taking antidepressant and lanzoprasol?

Can I take decongestant when I'm taking antidepressant and lanzoprasol?

Yes: Taking an over the counter decongestant should be ok while on an antidepressant other than medications in the maoi class. Which antidepressant is your question about? ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Phenergan (promethazine) overdose?

Death possible but: Overdose signs/symptoms range from mild depression of the central nervous system and cardiovascular system to profound hypotension, respiratory depression, and unconsciousness, and sudden death. Other reported reactions include hyperreflexia, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, and extensor-plantar reflexes. Ref: http://www. Rxlist. Com/phenergan-drug/overdosage-contraindications. Htm ...Read more

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What are some over-the-counter decongestants I can take while 19 wks pregnant?

Saline: Pseudo-ephedrine or Phenylephrine containing decongestant are not recommended in pregnancy. You can try a Netipot (not with tap water), or nasal saline and a humidifier, provided you change the water daily. ...Read more

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I was prescribed some antihistamines and over-the-counter decongestants. Is it serious?

Need More Info: It is probably not serious, but you cannot determine the seriousness of a disease just by knowing the recommended medications. I do not usually give my patients decongestants for long term use due to side effects like insomnia, agitation, elevated blood pressure, and heart rate. They are ok for short term use or when you are sick for a few days. ...Read more

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How long should I wait between taking a Sudafed decongestant and taking tramadol100 mg?

You can: Take the two basically at the same time, as there is no clearly concerning interaction. Realize the Sudafed may make you "hyper" while the tramadol may make you drowsy. How the two effects may valance out isn't clear and could be variable for different persons. ...Read more

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What's the best over the counter decongestants that also helps with common cold symptoms?

What's the best over the counter decongestants that also helps with common cold symptoms?

Try pseudoephedrine: Or Zyrtec or neo synephrine nasal spray, as long you don't have any other medical problems such as hypertension. ...Read more

Phenergan (Definition)

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Dr. Thomas Josa
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Decongestant (Definition)

Decongestants are a kind of common ...Read more