Last reviewed by Editorial Team on September 5th, Mucinex is a Brand name for a medication containing guaifenesin as an active ingredient that is used as expectorant for relieving the symptoms of cough and mucus in the chest due to flu, colds or hay fever. This drug reduces congestion in chest and makes coughs more productive by thinning mucus in the lungs and making it less sticky and easier to cough up.
For regular short-acting oral dosage forms usual doses are mg times a day, and for extended-release dosage forms usual doses are to mg two times a day. Mucinex works best when it is taken with plenty of water. Sudafed is a Brand name for a medication containing pseudoephedrine as an active ingredient that is used as a decongestant for shrinking dilated blood vessels that can cause congestion in the nasal, sinus or ear Eustachian tube passages.
For immediate release dosage forms, usual doses are: 30 to 60 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours, for sustained release dosage forms usual doses are mg orally on every 12 hours and for the sustained release suspension usual doses are 45 to mg orally every 12 hours.
Guaifenesin acts by reducing the viscosity and increasing the volume of secretions in the trachea and bronchi. By reducing the adhesiveness and viscosity of secretions, guaifenesin increases the mucociliary mechanism efficacy in removing secretions which has been accumulated in the upper and lower airways.
Studies have also shown that guaifenesin has muscle relaxant and anticonvulsant properties due to antagonism effects on NMDA receptors. Pseudoephedrine is sympathomimetic amine with direct action on the adrenergic receptor system.
The constricted blood vessels allow less fluid to leave the blood vessels and enter the nose, throat and sinuses, so results are: decreased inflammation of nasal membranes and decreased mucus production. Sudafed is a very good decongestant and Mucinex can help mucus to break up in nose sinuses or lungs, so if they are taken together, both can make higher efficacy in removing secretions which has been accumulated in the upper and lower airways.
However, patients should always look at the PIL Patient Information Leaflet and talk with their doctors first, before they combine these two medications. By mixing these products together patients may get too much of the same drugs and there is a high probability of side effects to occur. Patients with heart or blood pressure issues should always talk with their doctors first before they take these drugs together!
Sudafed saves me!!
Patient should look for medical help if they experience some of the following symptoms: fast, irregular, pounding heartbeat, mental or mood changes like anxiety, confusion, restlessness, shaking, difficulty urinating, as well as swelling, and difficulty breathing. The table below shows the incidence of side effects after Mucinex and Sudafed administration in recommendable doses. This Incidence can be significantly increased if these drugs are taken together.
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Sudafed saves me!! Thread starter peachums Start date Sep 6, I could not believe it when I saw it! I have posted here a few times about a condition I get sometimes where I feel like I have a bad cold, stuffed nose, sneezy and my stomach is upset plus I am VERY tired. A few people had ideas but nothing fixed the problem. Well- I tried taking sudafed along with my zyrtec and guess what?
Sudafed Makes My Tinnitus Go Away?
No more strange condition! I was telling a friend and she says she read an article about people who have too much histamines in thier body so the anti histimines keep them balanced. And then I read about it here!! Pretty interesting TeaBisqit Member. The real sudafed, that helps. I also have had alot of help from benadryl over the years. Benadryl usually makes me feel alot better, although sleepy sometimes. The Donnatal has belladonna in it, atropine. It soothes the inflammed nerves that this disease causes.
The more modern docs don't know it works on that.
User Reviews for Pseudoephedrine to treat Nasal Congestion
The real Sudafed that helped me was plain pseudophedrine, ephedra. It has a great effect on people who suffer with this. Of course, they have now taken it out of Sudafed, because it really worked. I dont have fibro but I do have RA and with it can come some bad fatigue It has really helped with my energy and also with weight loss. I have lost 7 pounds in a little over a week since starting it.Medically reviewed by Drugs. Last updated on Nov 25, Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages.
Dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion stuffy nose. Pseudoephedrine is used to treat nasal and sinus congestion, or congestion of the tubes that drain fluid from your inner ears, called the eustachian yoo-STAY-shun tubes. Do not give pseudoephedrine to a child younger than 4 years old. Always ask a doctor before giving a cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough and cold medicines in very young children.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cough or cold medicine. Pseudoephedrine or other decongestants are contained in many combination medicines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of a certain drug. Check the label to see if a medicine contains pseudoephedrine or a decongestant. Do not use pseudoephedrine if you have used a MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone Furoxoneisocarboxazid Marplanphenelzine Nardilrasagiline Azilectselegiline Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelaparor tranylcypromine Parnate in the last 14 days.
A dangerous drug interaction could occur, leading to serious side effects. Do not use pseudoephedrine if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone Furoxoneisocarboxazid Marplanphenelzine Nardilrasagiline Azilectselegiline Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelaparor tranylcypromine Parnate in the last 14 days.
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to pseudoephedrine or to other decongestants, diet pills, stimulants, or ADHD medications. FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether pseudoephedrine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication. Pseudoephedrine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use pseudoephedrine without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Pseudoephedrine pregnancy and breastfeeding warnings in more detail. Artificially sweetened liquid cold medicine may contain phenylalanine. If you have phenylketonuria PKUcheck the medication label to see if the product contains phenylalanine.
Use pseudoephedrine exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Cold medicine is usually taken only for a short time until your symptoms clear up.
Take this medicine with a full glass of water. Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow it whole. Breaking or opening the pill may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.
You may need to shake the oral suspension liquid well just before you measure a dose.Discussion in ' Support ' started by Marias21Feb 14, Search titles only Posted by Member: Separate names with a comma. Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Search child forums as well Display results as threads. Useful Searches. Tinnitus Talk. Cause of Tinnitus: allergies. I've been taking Sudafed for 3 days now and I notice that my t go away for a few hours last night from 9 pm to 4am if this is permanent can Sudafed do this.
Like x 2. Marias21Feb 14, Friendly x 1. SherriFeb 15, Tinnitus Since: That's good news for you Marias! There's a guy's T disappeared after the use of nasal spray for sinus. And btw, how did your T started? EddyLeeFeb 15, Location: Michigan Tinnitus Since: mid seventies. Good for you. Here's a strange maybe not so strange connection. Sudafed is for congestion. The other day I was talking with my dad and he grabbed his ear lobe and started going in circles. I looked at him funny, he said the doctor told him to do it for his ringing ears, that he has congestion.
I who love musicFeb 15, Marias21Feb 15, Tinnitus Since: October 26, Afrin and Sudafed has helped diminish my T too. MiseryFeb 15, I agree - Sudafed calms my T down. But I don't think you can take it long-term. Have you tried inhaling menthol crystals? If you are congested that helps clear the sinuses.
I think that is a good sign that your T is not permanent and also the reason for it, which is half the battle. Ask your doctor about taking it all the time. Don't worry if it doesn't clear them right away. Congestion can take ages to clear and T even more so. But if it's already helping it's a good sign. I don't understand why last night my ear was ringing ive been taken Sudafed every 6 hours im really started.
To believe that my t is here to stay. Give it time.Highly recommend you don't go the Sudafed route-while safer than say huffing paint thiner, still a 'high' risk, low reward high Here's my expeiance, I was already high on 12 coricidin cough and cold, which gets most people faded.
I too it as a stimulant to help me push through my long runs, exercise and martial arts. Already feeling quite high from the coricidin cough and cold I then took 4 sudafeds, the ones with just psuedeeffedrines in its sorry I can't spell.
Any way I run far longer and faster than ever before. I only did ot twice after that. I don't want to die taking it. It gets your heart rate up and may cause heart attack. Heart failure stroke and God's knows what else. I would recommend combining pill at least until you know how to act on theCCCs. I took 5 pseudafedrine and felt a small tingly body high, similar to that of meth but not as intense and when I listened to music I couldn't help but get up and groove to it. If you want to party and don't have speed, than All I can say is try it, it effects people differently, tho I wouldn't recommend it if you have a history with heart problems.
Why would you want to get high off of an over the counter cold medecine? Here's an idea, get high off of something like, well, I'm going to stretch here: your own life! Love yourself, c'mon! No one else can love you as much as you. If you think god can, then remember that only you can allow god to love you as much as you love you. Answer Save. Don't be silly! Everyone knows you need a meth lab to change the chemical structure first.These tablets contain mg of pseudoephedrine HCl and provide powerful symptom relief for 12 hours.
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If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product. Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Questions or comments? You are here Home. Breakdown 5. Use only as directed. Buy online. Radius 1 mile 5 miles 10 miles 15 miles 20 miles 50 miles. Temporarily relieves nasal congestion due to the common cold, hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies Temporarily relieves sinus congestion and pressure.
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