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Is epinephrine the same as the pseudoephedrine in sudafed? If i take sudafed, will I have the same reaction as i did at the dentist? Shaking, fast hr.

Is epinephrine the same as the pseudoephedrine in sudafed? If i take sudafed, will I have the same reaction as i did at the dentist?  Shaking, fast hr.

It is related: Chemically. Sudafed is what people make meth out of, so it can definitely cause elevated heart rate, blood pressure, and possibly shaking. It really depends on what kind of reaction it was at the dentist. Ask your pharmacist about less stimulating alternatives. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Vernacchio
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Pseudoephedrine (Definition)

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


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Can oral sudafed (pseudoephedrine) reduce brain inflammation/irritation?

Can oral sudafed (pseudoephedrine) reduce brain inflammation/irritation?

Be careful: Sudafed is an upper. It can be converted to a methamphetamine in drug expert hands. Used cautiously it is a good decongestant. Used in excess it will cause stress on the heart. ...Read more

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Should I use otrivine nasal spray and sudafed Pseudoephedrine prior to my flight to try and prevent sinus barotrauma? Will this do the trick?

Should I use otrivine nasal spray and sudafed Pseudoephedrine prior to my flight to try and prevent sinus barotrauma? Will this do the trick?

May help: This combination may be helpful in keeping your nasal and sinus openings more patent if you have problem with nasal congestion. However without knowing whether there are other issues such as the size of the sinus openings etc, it is impossible to tell. ...Read more

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Can you take sudafed ..the pseudoephedrine version and Advil (ibuprofen) pm together?

Can you take sudafed ..the pseudoephedrine version and Advil (ibuprofen) pm together?

Sudafed and Advil (ibuprofen): Plain Advil and Sudafed can be taken together as long as you do not have any history of serious side effects to either agent. Take for a short period of time, 7-10 days. Advil also has a preparation for congestion. Advil Congestion contains Ibuprofen and Phenylephrine. Phenylephrine is not to be take with Sudafed. Make sure it is regular Advil (Ibuprofen). ...Read more

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Allergies/sinuses, 33f, nose runs nonstop, taking Claritin (loratadine) doesn't help. Can i take a zrytech also? Or would sudafed w/ pseudoephedrine help?

Allergies/sinuses, 33f, nose runs nonstop, taking Claritin (loratadine) doesn't help. Can i take a zrytech also? Or would sudafed w/ pseudoephedrine  help?

Allergies: Your nasal symptoms will respond best to a prescription nasal steroid. Antihistamines seem of limited value in your case. Consider seeing an allergist to achieve adequate control of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Will pseudoephedrine hydrochloride affect a drug test?

Possibly: "false positive testing" occurs when a test finds evidence of illegal drug use when no drugs were taken. This can be a result of some over-the counter medications having chemical structures similar to illegal drugs. Pseudofed, found in many allergy and "cold" medications is one of these drugs. ...Read more

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Will pseudoephedrine hydrochloride affect a drug test ?

Be prepared...: Based on the sophistication of the test, or lack of it, quite possibly. ...Read more

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Should i be careful with a drug with the following active agents:paracetamol 500mg/pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 60mg/triprolodine hydrochloride2.5mg?

Should i be careful with a drug with the following active agents:paracetamol 500mg/pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 60mg/triprolodine hydrochloride2.5mg?

Follow doc's instrxn: Taking the med as directed either by doc or on package label should keep u safe. Paracetamol = tylenol (acetaminophen) (so don't take extra tylenol (acetaminophen)); Pseudoephedrine is decongestant (shrinks membranes, reduces congestion; may elevate blood pressure); triprolidine is antihistamine that can cause sedation; so no alcohol when taking this med. ...Read more

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