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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
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
I am taking sudefed and have a large prostate. I realize the retention effect, but i would like to know does it also burning upon urinating?
Not usually: Just the difficulty emptying. If you are straining to urinate that can irritate the prostate. ...Read more
I have not seen it: True allergic reactions to sudafed are rare. More commonly people will not tolerate the drug effects of the medication. This can include heart racing, elevated blood pressure, sleeplessness, feeling jittery. This medication can case problems with an enlarged prostate and certain kinds of glaucoma. In the first trimester of pregnancy, it is associated with an increased incidence of a birth defect. ...Read more
No, but...: Sudafed is a brand name for pseudoephedrine, a blood vessel constricter that decreases nasal congestion, but can raise heart rate, blood pressure, cause anxiety, palpitations, insomnia, other issues, depending on dose and person. Also can affect urination/prostate. Not for pregnancy. Careful if overactive thyroid, above conditions. Company also names combo products. Read labels. ...Read more
What causes ears to clog? Was feeling lightheaded last few days and today left ear is clogged up. Took sudafed pe. & can I take meclizine w/it?
"clogged ears" can…: Result from middle ear infection or fluid build-up due to swollen eustachian tubes. Sudafed should help open eustachian tubes to drain fluid from ears (caution: can elevate blood pressure). If dizziness is severe enough to increase risk of falling, use the meclizine. Side effects: dry mouth, blurred vision, difficulty urinating, constipation, worsening of prostate symptoms). ...Read more
12 year old took 8 sudafeds over the course of the day is that alright she is 12 turning 13 in october height is 59 inches weighs 83?
Too much: Assuming they are the smallest 30mg dose per pill, then that would be 240mg that she took. That is too high of a dose for someone who weighs 83#. Does not matter her age, just her weight and that is too high of a dose. Could cause racing heart, increased blood pressure, insomnia. Need to look to something else if her allergies are that bad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Read the package insert: It's important to read the package insert, as those are the guidelines to follow. You should not take it for more than three days, or you will get rebound congestion worse then how you started with your cold. That's the problem with sudafed. Also you might have a racing heart, or it may keep you up at night, and can increase eye pressure. If at all possible, instead of taking sudafed, you could push drinking liquids, stick to a bland diet, and getting much needed rest, you will fare better. ...Read more
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