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What happens if i suddenly stop taking rhonocort aqua? The medicine insert says not to. Will it give me rebound congestion, or make me sick?
No rebound: One should not get a rebound reaction from oral pseudoephedrine although the original congestion will return when the effect wears out. If you have high BP, this may not be a good choice for you. If you have allergic nasal symptoms, a nasal steroid will work better without the BP or cardiac (fast heart beats) effect. ...Read more
Will gradual increases in dosages of reactine (zyrtec) eventually cause rebound congestion? Thanks.
If I use Afrin once a day every other day for 3 days how long would I have to wait to use it again before it causes 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