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Doctor insights on: Pseudoephedrine Vs Phenylephrine Hcl

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Is it safe to take Pseudoephedrine and Phenylephrine HCl simultaneously? The max dose of Pseudoephedrine is not curing my congestion. Thanks.

Is it safe to take Pseudoephedrine and Phenylephrine HCl simultaneously? The max dose of Pseudoephedrine is not curing my congestion. Thanks.

NO: They both may raise your blood pressure...pulse and they have similar SIDE EFFECTS!

See an allergist for your congestion!


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Dr. Maxime Cannesson
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Is it safe to take phenylephrine with pseudoephedrine?

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 ?

What flue drugs dose not have pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine ?

Tamiflu (oseltamivir): But seriously, just read the label. Dont forget zn tablets. ...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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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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Is it possible for me to take phenylephrine with pseudoephedrine?

Is it possible for me to take phenylephrine with pseudoephedrine?

Not a good idea: Both of these otc drugs usually used for nasal congestion are almost identical. They are alpha-agonists and as such increase heart rate and blood pressure as side effects. Take one or the other, not both. ...Read more

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I took Pseudoephedrine (2 - 30mg pills) and 10 mg Phenylephrine together. I am a 26 year old male, 280 lbs. Should I be concerned?

I took Pseudoephedrine (2 - 30mg pills) and 10 mg Phenylephrine together. I am a 26 year old male, 280 lbs. Should I be concerned?

Yes, some!: I think you will be alright but avoid mixing drugs which have similar effects on your body...their effect then adds up and can be risky. Just do not do it anymore. ...Read more

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I took 10mg of phenylephrine a little over an hour ago. It's not helping. Can I take 30mg tablet of pseudoephedrine or do I have to wait a full 4hrs?

Are you doctor?: You took prescribed medication. Was it prescribed to you? What are you trying to treat? My strong advise is not to take medications that were not prescribed to you. What is good for one may be poison for another one. See your doctor and get qualified help. ...Read more

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Can i take pseudoephedrine hci with lexapro (escitalopram)? And what about phenylephrine? The first one has been my preferred cold med for years.

Can i take pseudoephedrine hci with lexapro (escitalopram)?  And what about phenylephrine?  The first one has been my preferred cold med for years.

DrugDrugInteractions: Yes, you can take Pseudoephedrine w/lexapro (http://www.Drugs.Com/interactions-check.Php?Drug_list=1964-0, 1013-565). However, it's always best to tell your prescribing doctor & dispensing pharmacist everything you're taking, whether prescription or otc, so that they can pre-emptively look for drug-drug interactions before prescribing you something. ...Read more

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I was prescribed omnicef (cefdinir) for a sinus infection but I am still experiencing congestion. Can I take phenylephrine or pseudoephedrine to help?

I was prescribed omnicef (cefdinir) for a sinus infection but I am still experiencing congestion. Can I take phenylephrine or pseudoephedrine to help?

Sinusitis symptoms: Decongestants such as phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine can be used in combination with antibiotics to help relieve nasal congestion that is frequently still present in the beginning of treatment. Products that contain guaifenesin are especially helpful as they help thin secretions and promote drainage. ...Read more

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I am experiencing severe nasal congestion. I'm very prone to sinus infections. Can I take phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine together to max results?

I am experiencing  severe nasal congestion. I'm very prone to sinus infections. Can I take phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine together to max results?

Better not: Use only one, preferably the pseudo ephedrine, but be cautious when using either if you high blood pressure. If you're prone to sinus infections , better see an Allergist/ Immunologist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, meanwhile, saline nasal washes, OTC steroid nasal sprays would help you better with the congestion, good luck ...Read more

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Phenylephrine and ceterizine HCl together okay?

Phenylephrine and ceterizine HCl together okay?

Yes, Phenylephrine: In a nasal decongestant spray can be used for a limited time (see insert) to open nasal passages. Ceterizine is an antihistamine for treating alleric symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a 8 yr old take half tablet of phenylephrine HCL 10mg?

Can a 8 yr old take half tablet of phenylephrine HCL 10mg?

Phenylephrine dose: Phenylephrine dose for 8 year old is 7.5 mg or 3/4 tablet of phenylephrine HCL 10 mg. However tablet has a bitter aftertaste if child is unable to swallow whole. Instead use a pediatric liquid preparation. ...Read more

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Which is more effective pseudoephedrine sulfate vs pseudoephedrine hcl?

Wrong choice: No clinical difference in the decongestant effect. But the effect is due to vasoconstriction of the blood vessels in sinuses and nose, which is followed by rebound worsening of congestion and systemic side-effects including hyertension, tremors, anxiety, even stroke. For nasal congestion, one should use an inhaled steroid, eg, Flonase (fluticasone nasal) spray; it treats sinuses and nose better. ...Read more

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Does phenylephrine HCl reduces the side effects of paracetamol if given together?

Does phenylephrine HCl reduces the side effects of paracetamol if given together?

Neither...: Neither medication makes a noticeable difference in the effects of the other medication. Paracetamol or acetominophen (tylenol) generally does not have any noticeable side effects when used properly. ...Read more

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What number of pseudoephedrine HCl does a equate tablet have and how much pseudoephedrine HCl does an iboprufen tablet have?

What number of pseudoephedrine HCl does a equate tablet have and how much pseudoephedrine HCl does an iboprufen tablet have?

Possibly none: Ibuprofen does not contain pseudoephedrine HCL (PSE). Equate is the name of a pharmaceutical company brand, and you may have a medication from that brand, Equate, but that’s not the name of the medication itself. What you have may have PSE in it or not - possibly at a dose of 30 mg or 120 mg. The best bet is to take your bottle to a local pharmacy for assistance or read the active ingredient list. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use phenylephrine HCl while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to use phenylephrine HCl while breastfeeding?

Phenylepherine: Because of its poor bioavailibility the drug can be used during breastfeeding, albeit sparingly. ...Read more

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I was prescribed amoxicillin & phenylephrine HCl for sinusitis. Next day, I found out i'm pregnant. Should I continue/finish the prescription?

I was prescribed amoxicillin & phenylephrine HCl for sinusitis. Next day, I found out i'm pregnant. Should I continue/finish the prescription?

Finish amox: Finish the Amoxicillin but stop the phenylephrine. Phenylephrine casues blood vesles to constrict. This will open you nose up but will also decrease placental blood flow. ...Read more

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I took Pseudophedrine & Excedrine at 6 pm and used a nasal spray w/ phenylephrine HCL. It's now around 2:30 AM. Would it be okay to take Nyquil?

I took Pseudophedrine & Excedrine at 6 pm and used a nasal spray w/ phenylephrine HCL. It's now around 2:30 AM. Would it be okay to take Nyquil?

Be careful: Pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine are stimulants and Excedrin contains caffeine, all of which if taken together could cause nervousness jitteriness and possibly palpitations. Do NOT overmedicate. Nyquil can be sedating in certain individuals. ...Read more

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