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Upper back tooth extracted monday. Having sinus pressure/swelling. Is there anything other then sudafed to relieve extraction related sinus issues since I am concerned with cardiac effects of sudafed?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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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