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I'm currently on a statin. Can taking an allergy medicine combined with pseudoehprine raise my ALT (liver enzymes )levels in a blood test ?

I'm currently on a statin. Can taking an allergy medicine combined with pseudoehprine raise my ALT (liver enzymes )levels in a blood test ?

Possible...: Most medications are processed in the liver and thus may cause elevation of your enzymes, but antihistamine/pseudoephedrine are relatively safe if used in appropriate dosage and duration. Since you are taking statin, you need regular monitoring. Inform your doc of all meds you are taking, script or otc... Minimiize alcohol intake will help.. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...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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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

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Can i take buscapan with pseudoephedrine?

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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What are the effects of pseudoephedrine and alcohol combined?

Very buzzed : The sudafed is a stimulant the alcohol is a depressent. Depending on how much of each substance and your own personal body chemistry will determine the effects that you experience. Btw - i would not recommend this. The alcoholic "energy drinks" do the same thing. ...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