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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 have been taking cetirizine and pseudoephedrine recently im having trouble sleeping, will this be why?
Any natural decongestants? Sudafed causes insomnia. Flonase seems ineffective. Congestion affects 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?
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
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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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.
claritin-d contains a combination of Loratadine and Pseudoephedrine in tablet form. ...Read more
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
Tamiflu (oseltamivir): But seriously, just read the label. Don't forget zn tablets. ...Read more
Pseudoephedrine: Yes, to stimulants such as meth, & also to ecstacy. ...Read more
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
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
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
What's the difference between ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and pseudoephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?
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
Is epinephrine the same thing as pseudoephedrine and if you react to epi with fast hr will you react the same way with pseudoephedrine 30 mg?
No: They are not the same medication, but both have the potential of tachycardia as a side effect. ...Read more
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
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
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