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Doctor insights on: Sudafed Warnings And Recalls

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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


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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 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 many sudafed can I take at a time?

One: If you are talking about adult dose, it should be no more than what's recommended in the instructions. For short-acting ones, up to 4x daily , for long-acting 120 mg every 12 hrs. ...Read more

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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?

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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60 mg sudafed before and exercise bad for you ?

Probably OK: It can raise blood pressure, so if have way to check it, would know for sure--otherwise, if not hypertensive (not being treated), probably ok. ...Read more

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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