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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 (Definition)

Can result in " convulsions, changes in breathing & heart rate, &hallucinations " ...Read more


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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 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?

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 urine analysis. 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 urine analysis. 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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How long until children's sudafed PE is out of an adult's system? I got the child's sudafed by mistake.

Sudafed: Children's sudafed is low dosage, but how much have you taken of it, at any rate it would wear off in about 8 hours and get out of your system in a day or so. I'd be concerned if it was the other way round ...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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Ok to give children's sudafed (cough/cold) to a 2.5yr-old if he's 40 lbs? Child is very congested, dr not avail for consultation.

Sudafed: Because it contains Pseudoephedrine which may disrupt your child's sleep, use slt water nose drops with the sid of a bulb syringe to clear his nasal passages. Also use a vaporizer and elevate his mattress while sleeping. If need be you can use clartin, allegra, or zyrtec syrup, 1 tsp at bedtime and may be repeated 12 hours later, if necessary. ...Read more

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Is children's sudafed with just Phenylephrine for nasal decongestant safe for almost 4yr old? I know Phenylephrine is ok for 2+yrs. 33#, dob 9/30/11

Is children's sudafed with just Phenylephrine for nasal decongestant safe for almost 4yr old? I know Phenylephrine is ok for 2+yrs. 33#, dob 9/30/11

Not necessary: Mild upper respiratory infections are self limited illnesses. Decongestants such as phenylephrine only treat the symptoms, not the illness itself and all medications have potential side effects. It's better to use normal saline nasal drops or spray. If fever recurs, lethargy appears, decreased apetite, worsenning cough or other complications, have him seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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Sudafed only halfway working, what else can I do?

Sudafed only halfway working, what else can I do?

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

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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). Other's 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 with Meclizine?

Yes: Pseudoephedrine and the Antihistamine Meclizine is a Decongestant Antihistamine combination. So it is okay in case of allergic Rhinosinusitis! ...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

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Can you take Theraflu and Sudafed at the same time?

Probably ok: Unless you have uncontrolled hypertension or high anxiety since Theraflu also contains a decongestant although a mild one. Both decongestants can raise BP and cause insomnia. ...Read more

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Could sudafed be increasing the size of my prostate?

Could sudafed be increasing the size of my prostate?

No: But the medicine can cause urinary retention causing it to be more difficult to pee. That symptom can be confused with an enlarged prostate. That symptom should go away when you've stopped the medication. ...Read more

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Can you take sudafed 12 hour in the morning and NyQuil at night?

Can you take sudafed 12 hour in the morning and NyQuil at night?

Yes: Provided you do not have hypertension or other contraindications to decongestants. Just limit use of both medications and take as directed. ...Read more

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What could be the dangers in taking sudafed cold/cough to lighten your mood?

Blood pressure: Sudafed can elevate blood pressure and heart rate in some people. Thus, it should only be used occasionally to relieve congestion. ...Read more

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Have a cold, sudafed isn't helping with symptoms. What is the next thing to try? Thanks!

Have a cold, sudafed isn't helping with symptoms. What is the next thing to try? Thanks!

Sudafed?: The drug now sold as Sudafed is no longer pseudoephedrine (PSE) as it was in the past. I understand PSE can be diverted to illegal purposes. Now PSE is only sold by the Pharmacist, so you'll need to sign for it, but it works much better than the Sudafed sold over the counter. If the actual PSE fails, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm interested to know what happens when 720 mg of sudafed and a bottle of vodka are taken?

Why?: Are you interested in trying to kill yourself? Even in settings where doctors do give advice to people about ending their lives, that is in circumstances where 1) they are NOT depressed and 2) they have an untreatable, incurable condition which is destroying their quality of life. You need to talk to a mental health professional NOW and get help. The Samaritans are also available google 4 ur area ...Read more

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Can sudafed pe taken once a day for about a month and then stopped cause rebound congestion?

Can sudafed pe taken once a day for about a month and then stopped cause rebound congestion?

Rebound: In general, oral decongestants like sudafed to not cause rebound congestion. Rebound congestion (rhinitis medicamentosa) is related to topical decongestants (sprays and drops). ...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)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more