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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

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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Is sudafed used by men with an enlarged prostate?

Is sudafed used by men with an enlarged prostate?

Is risky: Sudafed has the exact opposite action of Alpha blockers which are effective in men with BPH and lower urinary symptoms. Sudafed use can increase the resting tone of the bladder neck and increase risk of urinary retention in men who may already be at some risk due to prostate enlargement. This scenario is not uncommon in the clinic. ...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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Would taking 720mg of sudafed be harmful?

Would taking 720mg of sudafed be harmful?

Possibly: That is 3 times the recommended daily maximum. Pseudoephedrine can cause elevated BP and arrhythmias so taking that much is certainly not advisable. ...Read more

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What happens if you take sudafed everyday?

What happens if you take sudafed everyday?

Not: Good, and not indicated in package insert. It could cause havoc with your blood pressure among other things.! ...Read more

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What is the dose for a 128lb person for sudafed?

Range: Assuming you mean "real" sudafed (=pseudoephedrine), 30 or 60mg up to 4 times daily. If you mean the "pe" junk, don't bother to take it--will have about the same effect as taking it. ...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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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

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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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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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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

Dr. Louis Vernacchio
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Pseudoephedrine (Definition)

Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more