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Today I was told I could take sudafed and mucinex D together. Took mucinex D 12 hour at noon and 2 sudafed every 4 hours. That's 240 mg of pseudoephedrine in like 12 hours. Am I going to be ok? Is this bad? Just realized it has the same ingredient
No more Sudafed: Please do not take any more pseudoephedrine. 240mg is the maximum daily dose of this drug. If you have high blood pressure, this is a dangerous drug and should be avoided. A fast, irregular, pounding heartbeat, mental or mood changes like anxiety, confusion, restlessness, shaking, difficulty urinating, as well as swelling, difficulty breathing, itching all need immediate evaluation. ...Read more
No: These both have decongestants in them so only one or the other ...Read more
Not really: Both are stimulants by different mechanisms.Get a more detailed answer ›
How did the sinus congestion comeback in less than a week? Had congestion monday, took aleave sinus d, went away. Congestion back today, have sudafed.
See a specialist: Allergist or ENT, you already tried self medicating, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
I was trying to get Zyrtec (cetirizine) D for my boyfriend with severe allergies will Zyrtec (cetirizine) and sudafed PE without pseudophedrine work the same daily?
Medication4 friend: You should not be getting medication for a friend. Friend should see a doctor. ...Read more
Mixing sudafed 12hr, claritin-d 24hr, brondaid, triadalean once in a while sleeping aids test postive, is this okay?
I wouldn't : Recommend doing this. If you can't take any medications that would cause you test positive on some form of drug testing then consider starting with really good sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep. ...Read more
My wife has been suffering from severe congestion due to allergies for the past week or two. We have tried using Zyrtec D, and separately Benedryl with Sudafed decongestant without relief. Her congestion seems to be at its worst in the evening, and last
Nasal steroid: Nasal steroid will likely be more effective but takes a few days of regular use to get optimal results. If still having problem, consult an allergist. ...Read more
Fluid In middle ear treatment? I have tried Flonase, sudafed, Zyrtec-d and steam bowl but nothing is helping
Which is best for coughing and runny nose (allergies) sudafed or Claritin (loratadine) or claritin-d?
Neither: If you are sure you are dealing with allergies, then an antihistamine is the drug of choice. Sudafed is a decongestant. Claritin is a weak antihistamine and despite the drug labelling can cause drowsiness as can zyrtec. Allegra (fexofenadine) does not cross the blood-brain barrier and thus no drowsiness. A nasal spray either steroid or non-steroid is also useful. ...Read more
I am taking regular allegra (fexofenadine) 24 hours along with flonase and eye drops. Not getting much relief....is it safe to also take zyrtec d or sudafed d?
It is safe to take: sudafed,but not zyrtec and allegra (fexofenadine) together-only 1 or the other. I would try zyrtec, it is stronger than allegra (fexofenadine). No decongestants if you have high blood pressure. No zyrtec D and sudafed together, as they both contain decongestants. Use zyrtec plain. ...Read more
Have pvcs - md said >4, 000/day. V. Uncomfortable! prescription prevacid (lansoprazole). I d/c sudafed, reduced caffeine. Trying to reduce GERD & stress. Any other suggestions?
Find the cause.: To determine the treatment, one must always ask, "what's the underlying cause?" in this instance, one should seek an exam (careful history, physical exam, ekg, chest x-rays and blood tests to fill in the total picture. Hypertension, valve problems, coronary heart disease, thyroid disease and drugs are all high on the list of factors contributing to premature ventricular contractions. ...Read more
Sudafed: Sudafed is a great drug that works as a potent oral decongestant, making it great for colds, allergies and the like. It has been available over-the-counter for years, but in recent times, illicit drugs can be made from using sudafed as one of the ingredients. Now, in many states, sudafed is controlled and requires a special prescription or it is closely maintained in pharmacies under lock & key. ...Read more
Nasal steroid spray: Greetings. Sudafed is an excellent decongestant but if you still are having troubles, first use NeilMed sinus rinse. This helps to remove the thick mucus from your nasal passages. Wait 5-10 minutes then spray OTC Nasacort/Flonase into your nose. This medication will add to the sudafed. If that doesn't help see your ENT for an examination. Turbinate enlargement, infection, polyps or allergy work up ...Read more
About 30 minutes: Usually starts in 30 minutes and lasts about 8 hours depending on the dose. ...Read more
Sudafed overdose can cause seizures, hallucinations, high blood pressure, rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat, difficulty in breathing and restlessness.Maximum recommended dose for adults over 24 hours is 240 mgm.
Only tests done are ekg, CBC and metabolic panel and urine analysis.But diagnosis is made by history of ingestion and physical exam.
Labs help in treatment planning, IV fluids and supportive. ...Read more
Dry mouth: Nothing bad is going to happen, but your mouth is likely to get dry and you may get a rapid heart rate for a while. ...Read more