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Do the non drowsy decongestants cough suppresants have caffeine? My heart is racing after taking a couple.

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Heart rate

They have a component for due congestion which causes heart to race, usually pseudo ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate).
Look on the labels, you should avoid these.

In brief: Heart rate

They have a component for due congestion which causes heart to race, usually pseudo ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate).
Look on the labels, you should avoid these.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: No but

Each one has a version with the letter "d" attached.
These are kept by the pharmacist and don't require a prescription but you must ask for them. For example: Claritin (loratadine) and clartin d. Zyrtec and zyrtec d. The "d" version contains Pseudoephedrine which is a heart stimulant and can make your heart race. Check your med's label!

In brief: No but

Each one has a version with the letter "d" attached.
These are kept by the pharmacist and don't require a prescription but you must ask for them. For example: Claritin (loratadine) and clartin d. Zyrtec and zyrtec d. The "d" version contains Pseudoephedrine which is a heart stimulant and can make your heart race. Check your med's label!
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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