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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

Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more


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I took Sudafed congestion (not the PE brand) 10 hours ago. will I be safe to go out for drinks as long as I don't take anymore?

I took Sudafed congestion (not the PE brand)
10 hours ago. will I be safe to go out for drinks as long as I don't take anymore?

Yes: Sudafed does not cause sedation and theoretically may even counteract some of the sedating effect from alcohol. Do realize that female cannot tolerate the same amount of alcohol as male. ...Read more

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Does sudafed have a rebound congestion or medicamentosa ?

Not really: Only otc nasal sprays that contain afrin cause rebound congestion that can be severe if used for more than 3 days. ...Read more

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Any natural decongestants? Sudafed causes insomnia. Flonase seems ineffective. Congestion affects sleep.

Any natural decongestants? Sudafed causes insomnia. Flonase seems ineffective. Congestion affects sleep.

Better medications: There are better medications to control nasal congestion, such as nasal antihistamines combined with nasal steroids. Please consult an allergist for good advice on controlling your symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm 44, male, healthy. I got congestion for over 2 weeks now, the past 5 days it worsen with dark green mucus. last 3-4 days with sudafed and guaifene?

I'm 44, male, healthy. I got congestion for over 2 weeks now, the past 5 days it worsen with dark green mucus. last 3-4 days with sudafed and guaifene?

Normal saline: It seems that you could be feeling quite miserable right now. You are doing the right thing with the sudafed and the guiafenesin. Have you tried using normal saline nose drops? This can be bought over the counter. It can be used to loosen the mucus in your nose. Also breathing steam. If that does not help you really need to see your family doctor for a consultation. ...Read more

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Can I take Vicks NyQuil and Sudafed PE Congestion together before going to sleep?

Vicks and Sudafed: I cannot think of a good reason you would need both. How about starting with NyQuil and staying with it if that works. If things are not OK try Sudafed. If one or other causes a problem please stop taking both and see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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I just took 2 sudafed for my sinus congestion, can I take anything with it for my coughing spasms?

I just took 2 sudafed for my sinus congestion, can I take anything  with it for my coughing spasms?

Coughing spasms: Coughing spasms are symptoms of whooping cough especially when gasping for air in between with or without choking or vomiting are signs of pertussis or whooping cough. If the cough is persistent, i recommend you to be tested for it and/or get treated. Cases of pertussis have increased recently thus my vigilance for diagnosing it. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Vernacchio
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Pseudoephedrine (Definition)

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