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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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I took pseudoephedrine and body never re-adjusted from stim, vasoconstriction, fear, insomnia, what alpha-blocker would best counteract these effects?

I took pseudoephedrine and body never re-adjusted from stim, vasoconstriction, fear, insomnia, what alpha-blocker would best counteract these effects?

I think you: Should just let the effects of Pseudoephedrine wear off, instead of using yet another medication to block its effects. It should wear off in a day or two at most. ...Read more

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I have been taking cetirizine and pseudoephedrine recently im having trouble sleeping, will this be why?

I have been taking cetirizine and pseudoephedrine recently im having trouble sleeping, will this be why?

Probably both: Both Cetirizine and pseudophed can affect sleep. Cetrizine can be sedating and pseudophed is a stimulant so it can make falling asleep challenging. ...Read more

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Any natural decongestants? Sudafed causes insomnia. Flonase seems ineffective. Congestion affects sleep.

Any natural decongestants? Sudafed causes insomnia. Flonase seems ineffective. Congestion affects sleep.

Better medications: There are better medications to control nasal congestion, such as nasal antihistamines combined with nasal steroids. Please consult an allergist for good advice on controlling your symptoms. ...Read more

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I am taking 24 hr Zerteck, 12hr Sudafed at night. Is is ok to take 5 mg of Ambien (zolpidem) if I cannot sleep?

I am taking 24 hr Zerteck, 12hr Sudafed at night. Is is ok to take 5 mg of Ambien (zolpidem) if I cannot sleep?

Stop the sudafed: First stop the Sudafed and see if you sleep better. Give it a few days. It is best to avoid those things that cause sleep disturbance rather than to take sleep medications. ...Read more

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I'm currently living in Paraguay and I take Zyrtec and Flonase everyday for allergies. This week I added a pill with Sudafed and Claritin in it to clear up extra sinus trouble from a cold, but now I'm having stomachaches and trouble sleeping. Is the pseud

I'm currently living in Paraguay and I take Zyrtec and Flonase everyday for allergies. This week I added a pill with Sudafed and Claritin in it to clear up extra sinus trouble from a cold, but now I'm having stomachaches and trouble sleeping. Is the pseud

Pseudoephe: Insomnia is a common side effect from pseudoephedrine and I have not recommended it use for at least a decade. Be sure to aim the Flonase towards the sides of the nose and not in the center and see if this works better. If not, time to see a doctor to see if you may have a sinus infection. ...Read more

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Are there any good effects of pseudoephedrine?

Yes: You are correct Pseudoephedrine has lots of side effects, such as shakiness, anorexia, palpitations and increased blood pressure. It is a very good decongestant though, and has been available for years in many prescription products such as Claritin (loratadine) d, zyrtec d, allergra d etc. ...Read more

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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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How do I get over pseudoephedrine withdrawal?

How do I get over pseudoephedrine withdrawal?

Pro Help: Difficult problem. You may need professional help.
http://lighthouserecoveryinstitute. Com/types-of-addiction/pseudoephedrine-addiction/ ...Read more

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Can you take pseudoephedrine with diphenhydramine?

Can you take pseudoephedrine with diphenhydramine?

Yes.: Psuedoephedrine is a sympathomimetic which may rev you up a bit. Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine (antiallergy) medication with some sedating properties as well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take phenylephrine with pseudoephedrine?

Phenylephrine: It is safe to combine phenylephrine with Pseudoephedrine generally if you do not have high blood pressure. But, combining the two may increase your pulse, may create palpitations (sensation of heart flipping), or raise your blood pressure. Insomnia may also be associated with using the two together. They are both stimulants that shrink blood vessels. ...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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Would oral phenylephrine/pseudoephedrine help with rebound congestion?

Would oral phenylephrine/pseudoephedrine help with rebound congestion?

Steroids: I would recommend either Medrol dose-pak or Prednisone 20 mg. Three times a day for 5 days. Prednisone is the ultimate anti-inflammatory drug and the above 2 methods of administration are safe and should relieve rebound congestion. Obviously, stop taking over the counter nasal sprays. If you have nasal congestion, see an ENT doc or an allergist. ...Read more

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How effective is alegra-d work compared to OTC decongestants like pseudoephedrine?

How effective is alegra-d work compared to OTC decongestants like pseudoephedrine?

Different medicines: Allegra (fexofenadine) - d is an antihistamine with a decongestant (d) which is pseudophed. The allergra part treats the itchy sneezy symptoms while the decongestant part works as a decongestant. ...Read more

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Can I take the pseudoephedrine that is behind the pharmacy counter, or is that too strong of a dose?

Yes: Most pharmacies in most states now keep products containing Pseudoephedrine behind the counter but it is still an over-the-counter medication that does not require a prescription. It is hidden so it can not be purchased in large quantities by drug dealers who chemically alter it it to manufacture and sell illegal methamphetamine. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and pseudoephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

Is there a difference between ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and pseudoephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

Different drugs: They are chemically related, but Pseudoephedrine is safer, has fewer side effects (elevated blood pressure, pulse, increased anxiety etc.) and for the most part, pseudoephredrine and phenylephrine have replaced Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) in most cold medicines. Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is still around, used in lots of chinese herbal remedies and weight loss drugs. I do not recommend Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) for any of my patients. ...Read more

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What's the difference between ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and pseudoephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

What's the difference between ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and pseudoephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

Not a lot: Same chemical formula, just slight difference in direction of a side chain. But this little difference does give a little bit different effect, or intensity of effect in body.

That oh on top, with one it points forward, with the other it points back, that's it. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could pseudoephedrine mixed with household items and shaken in a bottle cure my constipation?

Thoughts? Could pseudoephedrine mixed with household items and shaken in a bottle cure my constipation?

STOP NOW: If you have constipation, the best first steps are increasing your intake of high-fiber foods and drinking plenty of water. This will get your GI tract back in motion in most cases. If not, you should be seen by your pcp for evaluation of chronic constipation. You may have a special condition of your bowel which needs a specific diet or medication. Please do not use household chemicals. ...Read more

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If someone takes pseudoephedrine sulfate 240 milligrams how long until it is completely undetectable in a urine test?

It is not.: Pseudoephedrine will not show up in a routine urine drug screen. That is not part of basic drug panels. Now if the Pseudoephedrine is mixed with methamphetamines (crystal meth) then that's a different story! ...Read more

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Can head heaviness be caused by anxiety? I have chronic head heaviness for many years. When I take pseudoephedrine, it gets better. How can I treat it

Can head heaviness be caused by anxiety? I have chronic head heaviness for many years. When I take pseudoephedrine, it gets better. How can I treat it

Lower stress yoga: Lowering stress, exercise, relaxation exercises, meditation, yoga, mindfulness, tai-chi, mindfulness, prayer all light up the frontal lobes. A good actuarial assessment with the MMPI-2/MMPI-A gives an objective computerized clinical interpretative report to find anxiety. Unstructured exams are not as sensitive-specific. Diagnosis then treatment. 8 sessions 50% better, 25 more, 25% better. ...Read more

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Today I was told I could take sudafed and mucinex D together. Took mucinex D 12 hour at noon and 2 sudafed every 4 hours. That's 240 mg of pseudoephedrine in like 12 hours. Am I going to be ok? Is this bad? Just realized it has the same ingredient

No more Sudafed: Please do not take any more pseudoephedrine. 240mg is the maximum daily dose of this drug. If you have high blood pressure, this is a dangerous drug and should be avoided. A fast, irregular, pounding heartbeat, mental or mood changes like anxiety, confusion, restlessness, shaking, difficulty urinating, as well as swelling, difficulty breathing, itching all need immediate evaluation. ...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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Pseudoephedrine (Definition)

Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more