Is 30mg of phenylephrine hydrochloride an overdose?
I weigh around 125 pounds
Asked by Rudolf Mikula 6 months ago.
I took 3 tablets in less than 1 hour of this pill that has dextromethorphan (15mg), phenylephrine (10mg), and paracetamol/acetaminophen (325mg). I've read a phenylephrine overdose can cause nausea and other minor things, but also high blood pressure and/or tachycardia? I'm not worried about the paracetamol/acetaminophen because I've taken more than that at once before. I'm not worried about the dextromethorphan either because I just know my way around it. Answered by Lanny Saldi 6 months ago.
Phenylephrine is a pressor amine, like epinephrine (adrenaline), and in overdose can cause high blood pressure and tachycardia. 30 mg may or may not be an overdose for you - it depends on your size and how often you take it. Over 50 mg would be an overdose for almost anyone. Take your pulse at normal rest, and then take it when you take the drugs. If it's a lot faster (100 bpm or higher), reduce the dosage. 1000 mg of acetaminophen is the highest dose you want to take at one time, and don't drink alcohol when you do it. It's effects are cumulative, so you may not know the extent of the liver damage it causes until it's caused a lot. DK Answered by Emelda Levario 6 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: Is 30mg of phenylephrine hydrochloride an overdose? I took 3 tablets in less than 1 hour of this pill that has dextromethorphan (15mg), phenylephrine (10mg), and paracetamol/acetaminophen (325mg). I've read a phenylephrine overdose can cause nausea and other minor things, but also high blood pressure and/or tachycardia? I'm not worried about... Answered by Kathleen Schlesinger 6 months ago.
Phenylephrine Overdose Answered by Beckie Ericsson 6 months ago.
No, it's commonly sold in 30mg tablets as a single dose Answered by Argelia Yunker 6 months ago.
Is Phenylephrine as effective as Pseudoephedrine for a nasal decongestant?
The pharmacist said that she was shocked my ob suggested Benadryl. She said that can dry up my milk? Anyway, after reading that phenylephrine can block oxygen delivery through the placenta (I can't remember the exact term that was used) I decided to just go with the pharmacist's suggestion of sticking...
Asked by Alesia Mosley 6 months ago.
I am 34 weeks pregnant and my doctor last night told me it's ok to take Benadryl-D which has Diphenhydramine 25mg and Pseudoephedrine 60mg. I only had one of those left, so this morning my husband went and got me another box but this one says "NEW FORMULA" it now has Phenylephrine 10mg in it instead of the Pseudoephedrine. I called doc and they said it should be fine to take it still but I want to know if it is going to work or should I return it and get the original kind? Answered by Terra Stanowski 6 months ago.
The pharmacist said that she was shocked my ob suggested Benadryl. She said that can dry up my milk? Anyway, after reading that phenylephrine can block oxygen delivery through the placenta (I can't remember the exact term that was used) I decided to just go with the pharmacist's suggestion of sticking with plain old Sudafed (Pseudoephedrine) and some saline nasal spray. Pseudoephedrine is still available, you must ask for it from behind the pharmacy counter and show ID to get it now though to keep the abusers away. Answered by Tran Murdoch 6 months ago.
HI PASHTA, phenylephrine hydrochloride is not as effective as pseudoephedrine hydrochloride. that is my personal opinion. but you must remember that everyone is different and what works for you may not work for me.......if you catch my drift....it is so messed up that they are taking the pseudoephedrine off the market just because of a few people who are using it to make crystal methamphetamine......so now we all have to suffer because of a few that are abusing it. i think that really sucks !!!! if it was me, i would return it and get the original kind of Benadryl-D....just because of the fact that you are pregnant and that is what your doc wanted you to use to begin with. i am not sure at this point what the final word will be on this pseudoephedrine situation, but maybe you should have your doc write you a prescription for it so that you can get what he originally wanted you to take....i realize that it is an OTC medicine but it's my thinking in order to get the original formula that if he writes an rx for it then you would be assured to get what you originally wanted to begin with........i know that pregnant women can take sudafed with no problem...but i'm really not sure about the phenylephrine hydrochloride.....so to be on the safe side if he writes a new rx then you will get what he originally wanted you to have. i wish you the best of luck. happy holidays===== Answered by Stacy Piantanida 6 months ago.
Phenylephrine will not make you very happy, but pseudoephedrine isn't that much better. A more effective option is the phenylephrine in topical form (nasal spray or drops), but you only get to use it for 3 or 4 days. The difference in the oral forms (and between them and placebo) is trivial, and your obstetrician, if he's into trivia, may even prefer the new formula, since phenylephrine increases uterine blood flow. Answered by Kareen Cleghorn 6 months ago.
Phenylephrine Hcl Pregnancy Answered by Torri Pizzolato 6 months ago.
I saw a news article that said some people find phenylephrine to be as effective as peudoephedrine, but most people have better results with pseudoephedrine. Answered by Kary Zablocki 6 months ago.
It doesn't work as well for me, personally. A lot of companies are taking pseudoephedrine out of their products because you have to sign for it now. Just go to the pharmacy and tell them you want some pseudoephedrine and take it with a plain diphenhydramine pill. Answered by Tenesha Kreutzbender 6 months ago.
Tina is right pseudoephedrine is much more prefered than anything Answered by Blair Marocco 6 months ago.
Is it safe for people with high blood pressure to take medicine with phenylephrine hydrochloride?
Great answers so far
Asked by Adell Chisler 6 months ago.
It is not recommended that people with high blood pressure take phenylephrine hydrochloride, since it tends to increase blood pressure too. But it doesn't really work as well as psudophedrine hydochloride anyway. We who have allergies to the point of facial numbness and sharp stabbing pains will take the stuff anyway, BP be hanged! But we do take BP medicine which does help to control that side effect. I try to stay away from the stuff that aggravates my bp. Had too many bad reactions to the bp meds without messing with SUDAFED much at the same time. Answered by Kathrine Jira 6 months ago.
Phenylephrine Hydrochloride is advisable notto be taken with High blood pressure patients as it would worsen the patients situation, the chronic use might lead to hyperanemia. Answered by Leona Granger 6 months ago.
phenylephrine is not really a placebo, it still works. It was actually around before pseudoephedrine, but pseudoephedrine works better, and actually does not raise the blood pressure AS MUCH as phenylephrine does. You really shoudlnt be taking them if you have HPB, but if its stable and undercontrol and you would only be taking some in the short term, its a question worth going over with your pharmacist about Answered by Shelby Feliberty 6 months ago.
Is phenylephrine hydrochloride acidic in nature,if yes what will be pH,where this dissolve more stomuch/intest?
Asked by Neoma Maver 6 months ago.
Phenylephrine hydrochloride is a salt of a weak base and a strong acid. It will dissolve more (be in its ionic state) in an acidic environment, stomach. It will be absorbed more (unionized state) in a basic environment, intestine. Answered by Latrice Neyer 6 months ago.
Is it ok to take Phenylephrine Hydrochloride with an antihistamine?
That's basically it. I took an antihistamine, but my nose is stuffy, and I don't know if the antihistamine alone is enough to treat it. Can I take the decongestant Phenylephrine Hydrochloride?
Asked by Lajuana Carbine 6 months ago.
Go ahead and squirt some. Phenylephrine is now a leading ingredient in oral cold remedies, and it's routinely in combination with antihistamines. It hardly works in the oral preparations, though, so the spray/drops are much preferred if you only need it for a couple of days. Answered by Mattie Behymer 6 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: Is it ok to take Phenylephrine Hydrochloride with an antihistamine? That's basically it. I took an antihistamine, but my nose is stuffy, and I don't know if the antihistamine alone is enough to treat it. Can I take the decongestant Phenylephrine Hydrochloride? Answered by Caprice Wietbrock 6 months ago.
Is Phenylephrine Hcl An Antihistamine Answered by Hermine Bendtsen 6 months ago.
For my English springer spaniel we gave her 1 a day with no issues. She had an environmental allergy. Answered by Tara Blatnick 6 months ago.
yes phenylephrine is a vaso constricter and will reduce the size of your swollen blood vessels within your nose to stop it from running or reduce congestion an anti histamine stops histamine entering mast cells causing allergies Answered by Jaimie Mccally 6 months ago.
Can phenylephrine hydrochloride nasal drops be safely used on a 1 month old for decongestion?
The brand we bought was 'little noses'. We had asked for saline drops, but apparently you don't have to know what that is to work at a pharmacy. When we got home, we realized this was medication. We decided to give it a try. Then we told our doctor. She said don't use it. I guess I'm...
Asked by Vivan Gandeza 6 months ago.
The brand we bought was 'little noses'. We had asked for saline drops, but apparently you don't have to know what that is to work at a pharmacy. When we got home, we realized this was medication. We decided to give it a try. Then we told our doctor. She said don't use it. I guess I'm wondering if there are any possible dangerous side effects I should look for and how long I would need to look for them. Any knowledgable advice would be much appreciated. Thanks. Answered by Kayleen Zaspel 6 months ago.
Side effects of phenylephrine are an increase in BP. Of course a too high increase in BP can lead to heart problems or strokes. Congestion is normal in young babies esp this time of year. Try: Saline drops Bulb suction of the nose Increase fluids Tilting the crip up on an angle to allow for drainage. Goodluck. Answered by Bibi Zitzow 6 months ago.
You don't put anything in a 1 month old body without talking to your doctor first. as for side effects, keep an eye on your child, by now you should know what is or isn't normal. If the baby cries a lot and suddenly gets quiet, that could be a problem. If the baby is quiet and now won't shut up, that could be a problem. Keep an eye on the baby's temperature. Check the baby during changes for any rashes or other signs of allergic reactions. Keep an eye on the baby's breathing. Keep in mind your doctor won't know what a 1 month old may or may not me allergic to. And next time ask to speak with the pharmacist. I can tell you here in my city the people that work behind the counter at the pharmacy are high school kids in a medical program. Answered by Holly Ludovici 6 months ago.
Before you put anything up your child's nose, you need to talk to a physician. Typically, it's a bad idea to give your baby any kind of medicine unless specifically told to do so. If his/her congestion is that bad, you should speak to your pediatrician. Since you already gave him/her the drops, just watch for any skin changes or breathing changes. There isn't any reason to expect those things, but those are precursors to what would be a dangerous situation. All you have to do is keep an eye on your kid for a little bit and if you have any questions or concerns, call your doctor. Answered by Shannon Eberley 6 months ago.
Phenylephrine Drops Answered by Zofia Tron 6 months ago.
The 1/8% solution is reasonably safe, but there are scattered reports of congestive heart failure and other side-effects, so it's a matter of defining what "safe" means to you. Considering the risks and the minimal positive effects, my feeling is that no medications for colds are worth using in children. I once had a pediatrician and hospital administrator get together and have a big argument with me on using phenylpropanolamine in a toddler, before the FDA withdrew it from the market. I'm still waiting for the apology. Answered by Celesta Aultman 6 months ago.
saline drops are meant for a baby with a bunged up nose you could try and put a small pillow UNDER the matress where he sleeps this should prop him up a little bit and at least it's running out and not down the back of his throat also try some vaporub ( from pharmacys) and see the doctor hope he is better soon Answered by Reagan Hoyle 6 months ago.
I have been using nasal spray with phenylephrine hydrochloride 1% can this cause rapid heartbeat and insomn?
Asked by Marg Roehling 6 months ago.
That's one of the listed side effects of phenylephrine, yes. Answered by Renna Ramnauth 6 months ago.
yes, its a side effect Answered by Alysha Ego 6 months ago.
How Dangerous is a Sudafed PE overdose?
also known as phenylephrine hydrochloride 10mg just wondering how dangerous an overdose is???
Asked by Ricki Demsey 6 months ago.
slightly less than a sudafed PEXTREME overdose. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being sober and healthy, and 10 being dead, or vegatative state, an overdose ranks in at 10. Answered by Kerri Sprung 6 months ago.
Why would you ask if how dangerous an overdose is? Overdose don't take more than what the directions tell you. If your underage talk to your parents Answered by Laurence Dobias 6 months ago.
I think the answer to that question is obvious, overdose= serious problems/death. I think the more appropriate question would be, why do you want to know? Answered by Delaine Bibiano 6 months ago.
it all depends on how much you take....potentially.....lethal Answered by Justa Bettin 6 months ago.
Is phenylephrine hydrochloride safe to take during pregnancy?
Asked by Thurman Pastorius 6 months ago.
It is in the Pregnancy Category C..which is: Pregnancy Category C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks. I would ask a doctor before taking anything during pregnancy. Answered by Ashly Zahm 6 months ago.
Is Phenylephrine Safe During Pregnancy Answered by Jadwiga Wehmeier 6 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: Is phenylephrine hydrochloride safe to take during pregnancy? Answered by Shane Relf 6 months ago.
There is alot of things not to take during pregnancy. Ask you doctor for a list of dos and dont's for medications because something even as harmless as nasal spray should not be used during pregnancy. Generally unless it states "can be taken during pregnancy" i would not take it. There are even some foods which should be avoided. So ask your doctor Answered by Shanta Sabin 6 months ago.
What is that??? The best thing for the expectant mother to do would be to ask the doctor. ALWAYS check with your doctor before taking ANY medications while pregnant!!! Answered by Wm Hoard 6 months ago.
No, it isn't. But if the doctor prescribed it knowing the patient is pregnant there must be a reason. Answered by Buster Treece 6 months ago.
probably not ask the doc Answered by Dong Kenebrew 6 months ago.
Can I get high off of these?
Phenylephrine hydrochlorides 5 mg (They're like a teal colored liquid jell pills)
Asked by Mickie Villemarette 6 months ago.
Those are for sinus problems. Answered by Shari Chaple 6 months ago.