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Sudafed Overdose (Overview)

can result in " convulsions, changes in breathing & heart rate, &hallucinations " per: https://www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/pseudoephedrine


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Can you die from a sudafed overdose?

Can you die from a sudafed overdose?

Yes: Ultimately, you could die from sudafed overdose. It is important to take sudafed, or any other medication as directed. If your symptoms are not improving in the expected timeframe, get your doctor to re-evaluate you, and adjust or add medications/ treatment. ...Read more

Sudafed Overdose (Overview)

can result in " convulsions, changes in breathing & heart rate, &hallucinations " per: https://www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/pseudoephedrine


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What are the tests for sudafed overdose?

What are the tests for sudafed overdose?

Tests: Serum electrolytes, glucose & ECG if symptomatic.
CK in patients with agitation, seizure or coma. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sudafed overdose?

What is the treatment for sudafed overdose?

Sudafed overdose: 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 urinalysis. But diagnosis is made by history of ingestion and physical exam.
Labs help in treatment planning, IV fluids and supportive. ...Read more

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Can you die from a sudafed overdose?

Yes: Ultimately, you could die from sudafed overdose. It is important to take sudafed, or any other medication as directed. If your symptoms are not improving in the expected timeframe, get your doctor to re-evaluate you, and adjust or add medications/ treatment. ...Read more

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What are the tests for sudafed overdose?

Tests: Serum electrolytes, glucose & ECG if symptomatic.
CK in patients with agitation, seizure or coma. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Sudafed overdose?

Sudafed overdose: Can result in " convulsions, changes in breathing & heart rate, &hallucinations " per: https://www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/pseudoephedrine ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sudafed overdose?

Sudafed overdose: 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 urinalysis. But diagnosis is made by history of ingestion and physical exam.
Labs help in treatment planning, IV fluids and supportive. ...Read more

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Can one overdose on sudafed?

Can one overdose on sudafed?

Yes: It causes high blood pressure, rapid heary rate, and could induce a heart attack or stroke. ...Read more

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What is the overdose for sudafed?

What is the overdose for sudafed?

See details: An overdose is defined as taking more than the recommended daily dose od a medication. Read the label and that should tell you. ...Read more

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How much sudafed can I take without overdosing on it?

How much sudafed can I take without overdosing on it?

Sudafed overdose: 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 urinalysis. But diagnosis is made by history of ingestion and physical exam.
Labs help in treatment planning, IV fluids and supportive. ...Read more

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Can a pseudophedrine overdose cause heart damage? Over dose was 120 — 30mg tabs of sudafed.

Get help: Pseudoephedrine can cause blood vessel contraction or spasm, but probably will not cause significant heart damage. Far more concerning to me is the purposeful overdose. If you are depressed, suicidal, or have any thoughts about hurting yourself, you need to get help immediately. Whatever the problem, you can get help and it will get better! ...Read more

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Why is sudafed a wanted drug?

Why is sudafed a wanted drug?

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

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What would happen if you took sudafed when you were not sick?

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

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Can you drink on sudafed?

Can you drink on sudafed?

Medication question: It is alright to take Pseudoephedrine with moderate amounts of alcohol. Just don't overdo it. Also, do not mix alcohol with antihistamines. ...Read more

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Does sudafed contain aspirine?

No: Sudafed or pseudo-ephedrine is an Alpha agonist and acts only as a vaso-constrictor to shrink blood vessels and increase the opening of the nasal cavity. As such it should not be taken if you have hypertension. It does not contain aspirin. ...Read more

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Can I combine Nyquil and sudafed?

Can I combine Nyquil and sudafed?

It Depends: Unfortunately, there are mult versions of Nyquil. Some contain the active ingredient in Sudafed (usually actually Sudafed PE which is phenylephrine). Others do not. When it comes to OTC the counter meds it is as confusing and dangerous as if not more than prescriptions meds. Talk to your doc or pharmacist about the right product(s) for your specific needs and poss interaction with your presc meds ...Read more

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Sinutab or sudafed, which is better?

Sinutab or sudafed, which is better?

Whichever helps: They are both effective in improving symptoms of congestion. To determine which one is better you would need to try them both and see how they affect you. ...Read more

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Can I take sudafed pe if im a diabetic?

Maybe: I try to avoid recommending sudafed to people who have high blood pressure. People with diabetes also would be better to avoid it. But if it is once in a while and taking safer measures such as nasal saline, nasal steroid fail to relief nasal congestion then I would say it is not a big issue to take a few of them. ...Read more

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Can I take DayQuil and sudafed together?

NO: DayQuil contains PHENYLEPHRINE a DECONGESTION similar to SUDAPHED! Rapid heart beat and a number of other symptoms are possible!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can I take cholesterol pill with sudafed?

Can I take cholesterol pill with sudafed?

Yes: As long as there are no other medical conditions such as hypertension. Check with your doctor to make sure before taking it. ...Read more

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Can I take sudafed and penicillin together?

Should be safe: Those two medications don't tend to interact. As long as you don't have a sensitivity or allergy to either medication. ...Read more

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Sudafed and methadone, okay to take together?

Sudafed and methadone, okay to take together?

Yes: Sudafed and Methadone should be O.K. To take together, even though one is a mild upper and the other is a downer. Sudafed is a mild stimulant that acts as a decongestant and vasoconstrictor of blood vessels. Methadone works primarily by binding to opiate receptors in the brain. This reply is based on the assumption that sudafed is not transformed into an illicit drug by some buyers. ...Read more

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Could you take buscopan and sudafed together?

Buscopan: There is no contra-indication for use of these two medications. ...Read more

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Sudafed strip for congestion ok during night?

Sudafed strip for congestion ok during night?

Not harmful: But also not very helpful. Sudafed helps with congestion minimally at best. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take other medications with sudafed?

Some are ok.: You can use a drug interaction checker or ask your pharmacist about mixing particular medications with sudafed. ...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


Overdose (Definition)

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