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Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Decongestant
DrugDrugInteractions: Paracetamol is known as Acetaminophen in the States. Check out http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=11-0,1853-0,869-445 which concludes no drug-drug interaction btwn 3 drugs you've mentioned. Ideally, you'd ask your prescribing doc and/or dispensing pharmacist about drug-drug interactions after telling him/her about everything you take, both medications & dietary supplements. ...Read more
I am wanted to conceive this month. i am taking allergy medicine of EBASTINE AND PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE. Is it affect my conceive?
Yes: Should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mistook phenylephrine Hydrochloride 1% nasal spray for my saline nasal spray so I sprayed a lot. Used neti pot afterward to get out as much as i could?
Likely OK: With a single exposure, albeit with high doses, I'd doubt that you will suffer any significant side effects. ...Read more
Daughter is 12 weeks old. Have got cold and cough.Doctor has given phenylephrine hydrochloride chlorpheniramine maleate drops. Is this preferable?
No: These medications in a 12 week old can cause more problems than they solve. Studies clearly show no benefit of these medications for infants with colds, and the medications can cause problems with heart rate, poor feeding, irritability among other symptoms. Use a humidifier, nasal saline with bulb syringe to clear secretions and do small but frequent feedings. Monitor wet diapers and temperature. ...Read more
Not recommended.: Aside from the fact that decongestant nose sprays can cause rebound congestion if used for more than 3 days in a row, the FDA assigns phenylephrine pregnancy category C; this means that there are no human or animal studies on this medication in pregnancy. Therefore the risk in pregnancy is unknown. As a rule, stick to meds that are proven to be safe in pregnancy unless advised by your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Many OTC cold remedies contain both. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
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