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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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Are there any good effects of pseudoephedrine?

Are there any good effects of pseudoephedrine?

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 more

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How long will pseudoephedrine last in your body?

How long will pseudoephedrine last in your body?

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

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Is it normal the have a lower appetite while taking pseudoephedrine ?

Is it normal the have a lower appetite while taking pseudoephedrine ?

PsudoEphedrine: Sold as decongestion. Often hypes up many patients, fast heart beat, elevated bp, and as such an agent certainly could affect appetitive. Really should read side effects and contraindications on box. You had to sign for this med.? Why, druggies use it as base ingredient for met-ice methamphetamine . Older pts should avoid this decongestant. ...Read more

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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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When was pseudoephedrine discovered? And by who?

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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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