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How do I get over pseudoephedrine withdrawal?

How do I get over pseudoephedrine withdrawal?

Pro Help: Difficult problem. You may need professional help. http://lighthouserecoveryinstitute.com/types-of-addiction/pseudoephedrine-addiction/ ...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


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Taking psuedoephedrine to help with methadone withdrawal..Will this have any adverse effects?

Taking psuedoephedrine to help with methadone withdrawal..Will this have any adverse effects?

Yes: Pseudoephedrine can make the symptoms of Methadone withdrawal worse. A person can experience signs of autonomic hyperactivity from opiate withdrawal such as irritability, restlessness, insomnia ; dilated pupils. This can worsen w/ pseudoephedrine. ...Read more

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Are there any good effects of pseudoephedrine?

Are there any good effects of pseudoephedrine?

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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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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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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Which over-the-counter products contain pseudoephedrine?

Too many: But if the end of the product has a -D on it, it likely has pseudoephedrine. Phenylnephrine may also be used as a decongestant but it is less effective than pseudoephedrine. ...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

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What are some cold medicines OTC that contain pseudoephedrine?

See Pharmacist: Simple: the ones that actually do something for your symptoms...Oh, and are now locked behind the pharmacist's counter and require you to provide an id to purchase. Easiest to ask pharmacist for cold med w/pseudoephedrine and not phenylephrine (which does not work well for anyone it seems). ...Read more

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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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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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Is it okay to take pseudoephedrine before a soccer game or before you exercise?

Would not: Pseudo Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) can have a stimulant effect both raising your blood pressure as well as increasing your pulse. As a young otherwise healthy individual these effects may be marginal but i would still recommend not taking the medication prior to natural physical stimulation. ...Read more

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Loratadine plus pseudoephedrine syrup can be given for child aged 2 years or not ?

Loratadine plus pseudoephedrine syrup can be given for child aged 2 years or not ?

Yes, if dr. RX: antihistamines with decongestants are not usually recommended in children because they are ineffective in conditions for which they are usually used. Occasionally, Pediatrician or ENT might RX for a limited time. Indiscriminate use might be harmful in children. If your baby has allergies, Loratadine alone might be useful ...Read more

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