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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is 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, 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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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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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

Dr. Louis Vernacchio
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Pseudoephedrine (Definition)

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