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My nose has been congested for 18 days. Tried nasal spray, Sudafed, allergy medicine, and cold medicine but nothing works. No other pain. What's wrong?

My nose has been congested for 18 days. Tried nasal spray, Sudafed, allergy medicine, and cold medicine but nothing works. No other pain. What's wrong?

Well: If you have been using decongestant sprays for more than 5 days, you may end up with a rebound congestion which may require cortisone for a few days to wean you off of the spray. If you have an allergic condition or sinusitis, the Rx you have tried may not work. Perhaps it is time to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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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Over the counter cold relief medications without acetaminophen or pseudoephedrine?

Over the counter cold relief medications without acetaminophen or pseudoephedrine?

Read labels: There are literally thousands of OTC medications for cold relief. If you need decongestion, try something like Afrin nasal spray but do not use it for more than 5 days else you may end up worse off afterwards. ...Read more

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Do any medications exacerbate Mass Cell Activation Syndrome? Can any meds actually CAUSE it? Pseudoephedrine maybe?

Do any medications exacerbate Mass Cell Activation Syndrome? Can any meds actually CAUSE it? Pseudoephedrine maybe?

Yes: NASIDs, opioids, and alcohol can all do it. Attached is a response from expert:There are precautions with the ingestion of narcotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and alcohol with underlying mast cell disorders. These precautions are not contraindications and risk and benefits have to always be discussed and considered in clinical management. Reactions to these substances ...Read more

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What are some cold medicines OTC that contain pseudoephedrine?

What are some cold medicines OTC that contain pseudoephedrine?

See Pharmacist: Simple: the ones that actually do something for your symptoms...Oh, and are now locked behind the pharmacist's counter and require you to provide an id to purchase. Easiest to ask pharmacist for cold med w/pseudoephedrine and not phenylephrine (which does not work well for anyone it seems). ...Read more

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What are some drugs that contain pseudoephedrine?

Pseudoephedrine: Depends on where you live but I would go to Drugs. Com and search as there are over 30 is my guess. Or go to your drug store and see under cold medications. In some areas they are locked up because can be used o make meth. ...Read more

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What flu drugs contain pseudoephedrine?

What flu drugs contain pseudoephedrine?

See below please: Sudafed congestion, sudafed 12 hour, sudafed 24 hour, sudafed triple action and sudafed 12 hour pressure and pain.
Advil allergy sinus.
Adult strength advil (ibuprofen) allergy sinus caplets and cold and sinus liquigels/caplets contain pseudoephedrine.
Aleve-d
claritin-d contains a combination of Loratadine and Pseudoephedrine in tablet form. ...Read more

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What flue drugs dose not have pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine?

Tamiflu (oseltamivir): But seriously, just read the label. Don't forget zn tablets. ...Read more

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Can pseudoephedrine sulfate result in a false positive drug test?

Can pseudoephedrine sulfate result in a false positive drug test?

Pseudoephedrine: Yes, to stimulants such as meth, & also to ecstacy. ...Read more

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Will pseudoephedrine sulfare 120mg show on a saliva drug test?

Will pseudoephedrine sulfare 120mg show on a saliva drug test?

It might: It depends on the saliva drug test, which screen for drugs of abuse and may cross-react with a number of drugs/medications. You might get a "false positive" where Pseudoephedrine shows up on the screen as another drug. ...Read more

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What flu drugs contain pseudoephedrine and are comparable to nyquil d?

Several over the cou: Several behind the the counter medicines contain psedoephedrine and and are similar to nyquil, you need to sign for it and show id, due to abuse of Pseudoephedrine by many. You can still get it without rx. ...Read more

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Can I take pseudoephedrine hci with lexapro (escitalopram)? And what about phenylephrine? The first one has been my preferred cold med for years.

Can I take pseudoephedrine hci with lexapro (escitalopram)? And what about phenylephrine? The first one has been my preferred cold med for years.

DrugDrugInteractions: Yes, you can take Pseudoephedrine w/lexapro (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1964-0, 1013-565). However, it's always best to tell your prescribing doctor & dispensing pharmacist everything you're taking, whether prescription or otc, so that they can pre-emptively look for drug-drug interactions before prescribing you something. ...Read more

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Will pseudoephedrine hydrochloride affect a drug test?

Possibly: "false positive testing" occurs when a test finds evidence of illegal drug use when no drugs were taken. This can be a result of some over-the counter medications having chemical structures similar to illegal drugs. Pseudofed, found in many allergy and "cold" medications is one of these drugs. ...Read more

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Will pseudoephedrine hydrochloride affect a drug test?

Will pseudoephedrine hydrochloride affect a drug test?

Be prepared...: Based on the sophistication of the test, or lack of it, quite possibly. ...Read more

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Does pseudoephedrine come up as meth on a drug screen?

Meth: Yes, there can be false positive results for meth or stimulants. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Should I be careful with a drug with the following active agents:paracetamol 500mg/pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 60mg/triprolodine hydrochloride2.5mg?

Should I be careful with a drug with the following active agents:paracetamol 500mg/pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 60mg/triprolodine hydrochloride2.5mg?

Follow doc's instrxn: Taking the med as directed either by doc or on package label should keep u safe. Paracetamol = tylenol (acetaminophen) (so don't take extra tylenol (acetaminophen)); Pseudoephedrine is decongestant (shrinks membranes, reduces congestion; may elevate blood pressure); triprolidine is antihistamine that can cause sedation; so no alcohol when taking this med. ...Read more

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I had bad reaction from expired midol complete and ibuprofen cold & sinus with pseudoephedrine taken together. What do I do?

I had bad reaction from expired midol complete and ibuprofen cold & sinus with pseudoephedrine taken together. What do I do?

Drug Reaction: What was your reaction? If you are well enough to be posting this question, I'm not sure how bad your reaction was. If you are concerned, you should seek medical attention. You can also provide more detail and seek a consultation through Healthtap Prime. ...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 : (

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 ...Read more

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I am 28 years old with normal blood pressure. Is it safe to take 12-hour extended release pseudoephedrine HCl for a cold while on Effexor (venlafaxine) XR (225mg)?

Probably: All things being equal if you BP has been normal you should have no problem. Once in a while people who take Pseudoephedrine complain of palpitations or rapid heart beat and also some times difficulty in falling asleep ...Read more

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Surgery help with post nasal drip sensation? Hocking thick mucus/phlegm from mouth 2 yrs. ENT/Allergist tried all med. Pseudoephedrine=only drug works

Surgery help with post nasal drip sensation? Hocking thick mucus/phlegm from mouth 2 yrs. ENT/Allergist tried all med. Pseudoephedrine=only drug works

Post nasal drip: Surgery help with post nasal drip sensation? Hocking thick mucus/phlegm mouth 2 yrs. ENT/Allergist tried all med. Pseudoephedrine=only drug works, ANS: would worry U have a rebound from 2 much pseudoepi. I assume Dr. Knows how much & how often you use? If not tell them. Then stop COMPLETELY and use heating pad over sinuses at night to see if that loosens things up. Use only saline nasal spray. ...Read more

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When was pseudoephedrine discovered? And by who?

It is there: Pseudo-ephedrine occurs naturally as plant alkaloid It was synthesized early part of lost century by several chemists from B-ethoxy amines, like Spath, Gohring etc. It is illegal to use as sports enhancer, abuse is dangerous and lethal, easily converted to meth-amphetamine. Stay away ...Read more

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When was pseudoephedrine discovered? And by who?

About 1920.: Probably in about 1920 by Spath et al (http://pubs. Acs. Org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja01316a054). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can you take phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine?

Can you take phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine?

Not recommended: They are both decongestants and have similar effects. I recommend taking the highest effective dose for you of one or the other, not both. I tend not to recommend this to people with poorly controlled high blood pressure, prostate problems, or cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter products contain pseudoephedrine?

Too many: But if the end of the product has a -D on it, it likely has pseudoephedrine. Phenylnephrine may also be used as a decongestant but it is less effective than pseudoephedrine. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take phenylephrine with pseudoephedrine?

Not a good idea: Both of these otc drugs usually used for nasal congestion are almost identical. They are alpha-agonists and as such increase heart rate and blood pressure as side effects. Take one or the other, not both. ...Read more