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Doctor insights on: Phenylpropanolamine Side Effects

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What will happen if I overdose phenylpropanolamine?

What will happen if I overdose phenylpropanolamine?

If you are having: thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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Is phenylephrine the equivalent to phenylpropanolamine?

Is phenylephrine the equivalent to phenylpropanolamine?

Similar but not same: Both are decongestants. Ppa, however, was removed from market due to effects on blood pressure & association with hemorrhagic strokes. Phenylephrine is deemed less hazardous, but caution should still be exercised when administered to a person with hypertension. ...Read more

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Can clemastine and phenylpropanolamine be bought otc?

Can clemastine and phenylpropanolamine be bought otc?

No: Phenylpropanolamine is no longer available on the us market. Products that once contained it have been reformulated with an alternate decongestant. Tavist-d would be such a product. ...Read more

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In Indonesia there is a fever-lowering medicine known as Decolgen which also contains 12.5 mg phenylpropanolamine, is this safe to consume?

In Indonesia there is a fever-lowering medicine known as Decolgen which also contains 12.5 mg phenylpropanolamine, is this safe to consume?

Better not: phenylpropnolamine has been discontinued in many countries in North America and elsewhere, but still in use in other countries. Was related to stroke in young women. If you need an OTC decongestant or a cold medicine, there are other alternatives, ask your pharmacist about, read the labels carefully, avoid any decongestant if hypertensive, best wishes ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: phenylpropanolamine and brompheniramine?

What is the definition or description of: phenylpropanolamine and brompheniramine?

Nasal Decongestant: Both drugs are common components of nasal decongestants. While the former is a sympathomimetic that constricts the blood vessels of the nasal cavity to reduce secretions, the latter is an antihistamine which counters the secretory & inflammatory effects of histamine in nasal congestion. ...Read more