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pseudoephedrine hydrochloride?
I failed a drug test for meth-amphetamine. I don't do drugs, so I was wondering if pseudoephedrine hydrochloride contained some type of ingredient to cause this. I took Sudafed 12 hour sinus relief.
apollo313
08/26/06
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  yes it could of caused a positive result-- this is one of the chemicals used to make meth. it should be out of your system in 3 to 5 days-- ask for another test
james_a_willis
08/26/06
Can you get high off of pseudoephedrine hydrochloride?
I'm just curious. I like to learn about these kinds of things. And when it says Active ingredients Pseudoephedrine - 15mg, does that mean 15mg in each pill? And how many milligrams of pseudoephedrine hcl do you have to take to trip?
Jordyn!
03/13/09
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  do you consider death to be the ultimate trip. Than you've found your poison. By the way, it won't be a pleasant death. You'll start by having a very rapid pulse and feeling dizzy, then the seizures start and go on and on. If your still conscious you'll feel suffocation and the fear that comes along with it. You die trying to get just one more breath.
God bless.
Dave
03/14/09
Why shouldn't Diabetics have Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride?
I am diabetic and wanted to take some Sudafed (Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride) and in the information leaflet that comes with the tablets it says do not take if you are diabetic. Whats the reason behind this?
Thanks but this isn't a site and cannot find what you want me to read....really need someone who knows the answer as I have already searched the net before coming on here and asking!!
Thanks formley_bob :o)
loulou81
12/21/10
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Can you take acetaminophen and naproxen sodium at the same time?
Can you take acetaminophen and naproxen sodium for pain at the same time.? My father takes 8 acetaminophen tablets a day for arthritis and had a fall. Can he take naproxen sodium also?
southern42belle
11/22/08
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  Yes you can take those meds together, they are from completely different families of drugs. Although I would not recommend continuing either of them for a long period of time. Long term use of acetaminophen can cause liver damage, but not addictive. Naproxen is an anti inflammatory which will help your father with any pain or swelling he may have right after his fall, it to is not a narcotic or additive but it can damage the lining in the stomach causing pain with possible GI bleed if used long term.
Jenn
11/22/08
is naproxen sodium the same as ibuprofen?
I was just curious if anyone knew if naproxen sodium is the same as ibuprofen or motrin. I want to make sure of side effects before I take anything.
kitykatt09
10/13/08
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  No!

naproxen is Aleve.

Ibuprofen is Advil

Ibuprofen is also Motrin.

http://www.healthcentral.com/chronic-pain/find-drug-24669-25.html
http://www.healthcentral.com/osteoarthritis/find-drug-1155-150.html

When I take Ibuprofen I never notice any side effects but, naproxen makes my stomach hurt sometimes.
Toad
10/13/08
What is the difference between pseudoephedrine hydrochloride and Pseudoephedrine Sulfate?
yoyobigd
06/01/07
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  they are just different salts of the same drug although one is more easily converted into an illicit substance than the other.

another words as a decongestant they are the same.
Daddy'o
06/01/07
equaline naproxen sodium seems MUCH less effective than other naproxen products. Has anyone else noticed this?
my gout was very much in control with allopurinol and another brand of naproxen..it came back fairly quickly when I switched to equaline brand (for cost).
m
09/24/10
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Naproxen vs. Naprelan? Anyonw know the difference?
The doctor gave me samples of Naprelan (naproxen sodium) for pain. Is there any difference or effect between regular non-prescription Naproxen (Alleve).
Digger
08/22/10
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  Naproxen is stronger, its used as an anti-inflammatory drug, used for arthritis.
Z
08/22/10
what is naproxen sodium, and can i mix it with other pain relievers?
i have a killer toothache.... hurts so much i'm having a hard time opening my eyes... which makes driving difficult and my dentist told me to take 2 tylenol and 2 advil every 4 hours.... now i found some ibuprofen, so that covers the advil... but i don't have any acetaminophen, but i did find some naproxen sodium...
i just don't want to give myself liver failure or something.
Lauren
09/18/07
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  Naproxen sodium (Aleve) is excellent for toothache. When you do combinations of pain relievers for acute pain (like toothache), you hit different pain receptors and have a better chance of reducing the discomfort.

First of all - it is safe to take 800 mg of ibuprofen at a time up to 3 times a day for a daily total of 2400 mg. This is the same dose as the prescription strength motrin. If you increase it to this dose, you will definitely feel better. Ibuprofen is primarily excreted by the kidneys.

You can still add the Tylenol if you need to after 2 hours, but it doesn't have anti-inflammatory properties.

If you take 2 of the over the counter Aleve (which is roughly the same as the prescription dose of Anaprox), DON'T repeat it every four hours. This medication is longer lasting, so you can only take it every twelve hours.

Please make sure you eat something before taking the higher doses of anti-inflammatories - they tend to tear up an empty stomach.

Good luck, and hope you feel better!
RayeKaye
09/18/07
Can I take naproxen sodium and excedrin?
I am wondering if it's safe to take naproxen sodium (Aleve) and Excedrin (acetaminophen) together. Excedrin also has caffiene in it, I believe.
Lisa
04/28/10
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  I do believe that Excedrin also has aspirin in it as well as acetaminophen and caffeine. Since aspirin is an NSAID (Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug) as is naproxen I would suggest asking your doctor or your pharmacist about taking both at the same time as it is usually recommended you avoid combining NSAID's.
bo37rn
04/28/10
My father is taking Naproxen Sodium (Skelan) is it harmful for the liver?
My father has a history of fatty liver and he is taking Naproxen Sodium (Skelan) 3 times a week to help him exercise. Does taking Namproxen Sodium outweighs the benefits due to the fact of his liver condition?
ken j
06/11/09
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  All I can say is Naproxen is used for all forms of arthritis, inflammatory disorders, gout, back pain, ankylosing spondylitis, bone pain, period pain, migraine and general pain relief. It should be used with caution in psychiatrically disturbed patients, epilepsy, severe infection, heart failure and kidney disease. And do not take if suffering from peptic ulcer at present or in recent past, If your due for surgery (including dental surgery), Suffering from bleeding disorders or anaemia, Or suffering from proctitis.(suppository only).
Common side effects are stomach discomfort, diarrhoea, constipation, heart burn, nausea, headache, dizziness. Unusual side effects are blurred vision, stomach ulcer, ringing noise in ears, retention of fluid, swelling of tissue, drowsiness, itch rash, shortness of breath. Severe but rare effects (stop medication, consult a doctor): Vomit blood, pass blood in faeces, other unusual bleeding, asthma induced by medication. It also has interactions with other drugs and must not be used with anticoagulants (eg. warfarin), probenecid, diuretics, lithium, methotrexate, beta blockers, ACE inhibitors.
Zambezi_Afterdark
06/11/09
What is the difference between Pseudo ephedrine Hydrochloride and Pseudo ephedrine Sulfate?
Sudafed and Tavist-D contain Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride.
Claritin-D contains Pseudoephedrine Sulfate.

What is the difference between the two decongestants? (I know the antihistimies are different).
great_and_mighty_adam_levine
03/20/09
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  Their composition and rate of reaction. Also their concentration and strenght of effect. Different may be used in case of allergies/severity/dosage/expense and so on.
Dr Hrvacic
03/20/09
American equivalent drug numbers for Z-Pak (Azithromycin, 250 mg) and pseudoephedrine hydrochloride (60 mg)?
I was prescribed a Z-Pak (Azithromycin, 250 mg) and pseudoephedrine hydrochloride (60 mg) on a cruise and now my insurance company wants the American equivalent drug numbers for them.
Neal 1
02/07/11
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  Equivalent drug numbers?
Kat
02/07/11
How to treat an allegic reaction to naproxen sodium (aleve)?
So, I found out I was allergic to aleve a few months ago when my lips swelled and I broke out in hives. And I've avoided taking it since until yesterday when I took Midol which contained naproxen sodium. Last time I went to the doctor and they gave me a steroid treatment. But I want relief today but my doctor is closed on a sunday! Does benedryl make a difference? I have the tablets and Ive been using ice on my lips.
Thanks!
Lacey
04/05/09
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Just how does it work ????
Below are some of the common cold medicnes and there contents i would like to know how they work in the body the most info you can provide plesase

Mucinex

Guaifenesin= expectorant

Vicks Nyquil cough
Dextromethorphan= cough suppressent

Dextromethorphan hydro bromide

Doxylamine succinct

Robitussin cold md cough

Acetaminophen pain reliever Warning suggest may cause liver damage

Chlopheniramine malete = antihistime

Phenylephine nasal decongesant found I kids products

Menthol= cough drops

Zincum gluconicum product cold eeze claims to get rid of your cold faster

Anas Barbariae hepatis claims it reduces flu period and symptoms

Osillococcinm

pseudoephedrine

Hydrochloride
Hydrochloride sufficate

Loratadrine

Dexbrompheiroine

Chlorphemiramine maleate

Oxymetazoline hydrochloride

Ibuprofine

Diphenydramine


Naproxen sodime
Talking Hat
02/13/07
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  you have done so much research and still depend for an answer??

Please send me ur phone no
suma
02/13/07
Is Naproxen Sodium available over the counter as a suppository? If not, can gelcaps be used intrarectal?
I'm not always able to eat as much or as often as I need to in order to take Naproxen, which I do for Arthritis. While I certainly wouldnt make this a common route, I'm interested in this as a backup for erratic schedules, nausea, etc. Please qualify your answers with a source
Mortagnan
12/08/09
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  to my knowledge, indomethacin is the only non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent that comes in a suppository. not sure if the gelcaps would work as they're designed to dissolve in the stomach
which is highly acidic (pH 1.6). have you tried relafen (nabumetone) ? it may be taken in
a single 1000mg dose. if you're experiencing nausea and anorexia, i suggest you look to the
naproxen as it commonly causes GI upset. in fact, the most common side affect of all NSAID's
is GI upset. you may find relafen to be easier on your stomach than naproxen.
sal1970
12/08/09
Are 1,250 mg of Ammonium Chloride and 570 mg of Sodium Citrate dangerous?
I usually robotrip using a certain product (whose only active ingredient is DXM) that ran out at the local store. Instead I bought another cough syrup that in each 5 mg has:
diphenydramine HCL (12.5 mg)
DXM HBR (15 mg)
pseudoephedrine hcl (30 mg)
ammonium chloride (125 mg)
sodium citrate (57 mg)
menthol (1 mg)

I'd usually take it so I'd get about 150 mg of DXM, but that means I'd get 1,250 mg of sodium citrate and 570 mg of sodium citrate, which I've never dealt with before. Would those 2 get me really sick.. and not be worth taking?
starsnatcher
02/16/11
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  Ammonium Chloride is used as an expectorant, and the LD50 (lethal dose for 50% of the population) is 1650mg/kg. So unless you weigh under 1.5 pounds, you should be OK with 1250 mg.

There are three "sodium citrates," but trisodium citrate is the one usually meant when using the term.
Taken orally, it's used as an antacid. It is also used as tart-tasting food additive, including in some Ocean Spray juices.
It's generally considered harmless, unless you do something like eat a brick of it.
Conan
02/16/11
What is the most powerful nasal decongestant available?
Oxymetazoline hydrochloride and pseudoephedrine sprays cause rebound congestion. Oral pseudoephedrine and loratadine do not work.

Does ANYTHING work that can be taken for long periods of time for completely eliminating nasal congestion?
Apathy
09/11/07
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  I have had more luck using a nasal rinse and the snore patches. I also like the fact that there are no drugs involved.
Sherry
09/12/07
A took Naproxen Sodium for a headache and i had a side effect from it (swollen lips) how do i treat it?
Does anyone know how to treat it other than stop taking naproxen, i didn't know i was allergic to it until i looked up the side effects.
Mariana
07/30/10
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  Swollen lips are a sign of an allergic reaction. You need to get medical attention. There is a chance that a severe reaction could develop and effect you breathing. Take some Benadryl to halt the reaction, and see a doctor.
bananafish
07/30/10
guaifenex,what is the difference it and pseudoephedrine hydrochloride?
prisontatpro
04/08/07
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  guaifenisine is an expectorant (meaning loosens secrections so you can cough it up)which is used for chest congestion and pseudoephedrine is a decongestant, meaning it dries you up and is used for nasal congestion.
casw1
04/08/07
What medicine besides clarinex, has pseudoephedrine ?
The active ingredient pseudoephedrine was taking out of every sudafed product that I saw in Rite Aid.

Why was it taken out, did something bad happen ?

Also, what other medicine besides the clarinex, that I had to get a prescription for, has pseudoephedrine ?

The reason I want to know is, incase I get another bad allergy attack. I don't want to run up a big hospital bill again, I'd rather treat myself with a over-the-counter allergy tablet.

Maybe it's my imagination, but this DESLORATADINE; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE Clarinex-D® 24 Hour pill, is really helping me feel better.

Unlike those nasal sprays, that I'm never using again !
the_force_q
05/14/08
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  One of the ingredients in the illegal drug methamphetamine is pseudoephedrine and the makers of this illegal drug used to go to drug stores and buy huge amounts of sudafed to make this drug. So, laws were passed making drug stores put any OTC meds that contain pseudoephedrine behind the counter and people would have to ask for it, show ID and sign for it. The new Sudafed PE does not work. My daughter has allergies and has very good luck with Alavert-D and Claritin-D, but you have to go to the drug counter and ask for it. The D is for decongestant and that is pseudoephedrine.
Josie826
05/14/08
How can I extract dextromethorphan from a syrup containing pseudoephedrine and triprolidine hydrochloride ?
Billy Lo
03/17/11
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  Poop on it.
Norman Yang
03/17/11
What is the difference between Naprolen and Naproxen?
My previous doctor RX'd me naproxen and then I switched doctors and this new one RX'd me naprolen just now. I webmd'd this and it said that naprolen IS naproxen. He knows I'm on naproxen, so why'd he RX me what seems like the same thing?
kawaiinurse2012
08/22/07
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  Your doctor was being kind to you! Naprolen is the generic form of naproxen meaning it will cost you far less money. That is the major difference; you are still getting the same medication but at a major savings.
ilse72
08/22/07
Why does pseudoephedrine (found in actifed) make you drowsy?
Pseudoephedrine is a sympathomimetic drug, which means it increases sympathetic activity. However sleepiness is caused primarily by parasympathetic activation. So why does pseudoephedrine (a sympathomimetic) cause sleepiness?
Sisith A
09/16/10
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Is it safe to take both naproxen & tylenol? Naproxen at night and tylenol during the day?
I need the naproxen for an inflamed piriformis muscle. but tylenol does me better as far as pain goes. The 550 naproxen does't begin to do a thing for pain.
hunnybunny
08/12/07
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  It is ok to take both. However, naproxen seems like a real weak med for inflamed muscle. In my opinion the best med for inflamed muscle is Ibuprofen, it helps so well. I , myself would take 400 to 600 mg of Ibuprofen, it really helps. Naproxwn never worked for me either. Hopes this helps.
kiki
08/12/07
Do any of the ingredients in this contain gluten?
Water, milk protein concentrate, sunflower oil, soy protein isolate, coffee, natural and artificial flavors, cellulose gel, magnesium phosphate, calcium phosphate, potassium citrate, sodium hexametaphosphate, cellulose gum, sucralose, carrageenan, vitamin mineral mix (zinc gluconate, ferric orthophosphate, d-alpha-tocophero; acetate, niacinamide, manganese gluconate, maltodextrine, d-calcium pntothenate, beta carotene, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine hydrochloride, riboflavin, chromium chloride, folic acid, biotin, potassium iodide, sodium molybdate, sodium selenite, vitamin K-1 and cyanocobalamin), salt, acesulfame potassium, sodium ascorbate.
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06/17/11
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  the natural and artificial flavors and the maltodextrin are both questionable. whatever the item is i would look it up on google and see if anyone on celiac.com or something has posted about it. just type in _______________ gluten free and usually something will come up for it. until you know for sure i would stay away from it because its iffy.
hope this helps!
God bless XD
livie
06/17/11
How long does it take Naproxen gastrointestinal effects to subside?
I took Naproxen 3 days ago at midnight. I woke up with horrible wrenching stomach pains. I do not take naproxen regularly. I did take it with a bowl of cereal. However, it is now 3 days later, and I'm still feeling horrible pains of gas and acid indigestion, which by the way is way worse starting at 4am in the morning. I went to urgent care and they said it was the Naproxen. How long does it take to get over this?
Topcat2
03/14/08
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  You need to get something to help coat your tummy like Mylanta or Peptobismal until it subsides. It could of been an allergic reaction too. Just give it a little time. Some people it only take s afew days to get over and others it can take up to a week. Try the Peptobismal when you feel the upset coming on and it should help. You have to be really careful with Naproxen. Taking it with milk or some bread helps to buffer it in the tummy.
hsmommy06
03/14/08
Is it okay to take Actifed Cold and Allergy with Advil Cold and Sinus?
Actifed C&A does not contain Pseudoephedrine. It's Chlorpheniramine maleate and phenylephrine HCl, which is an antihistamine and a nasal decongestant, respectively. I read somewhere that this is the new reformulated Actifed (I'm guessing that it used to contain Pseudoephedrine).

Advil C&S --> Ibuprofen and Pseudoephedrine

I took Advil C&S around 10 P.M. and it should be taken every 4-6 hours. After 4 hours (2 A.M.), can I start taking Actifed? I've been taking Advil C&S every 4 hours since 10 P.M. last night, so I've been on it for a whole day. I'd like to switch to Actifed. The Advil took care of my muscle aches, but my nose is running like a waterfall. I'm plugging up my nostrils with tissue balls. The post-nasal drip is giving me a sore throat.

Also, since the Actifed does not contain Pseudoephedrine, would it have been okay to take them at the same time if I really had to? I was thinking that it wouldn't be such a good idea because both of them contain nasal decongestants, except one is phenylephrine HCl and the other is Pseudoephedrine.

Thanks in advance!
FLYPino
09/14/10
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  Yahoo is a risky place to take your health, but yes you can handle both drugs if you are an adult, but I wouldn't make a habit of it. No other pills for high blood pressure, beta blockers, arrythmia, anxiety or tranquilizers. You may get a little temporary prostate trouble, enlarged, or in an extreme case, bladder infection.
Van Bo
09/14/10
Can a fever (or the sensation of a fever) be caused by one of these common drug ingredients?
This morning I sneezed a little, and I took a pill -- Cold & Allergy Relief (by CVS). It contains Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride and Triprolidine Hydrochloride. After a couple of a hours, I started feeling feverish and drowsy, so I went to bed.

I noticed that this has happened to me previously. My question is -- did I really have a fever? And if I didn't, why did it feel as if I was having one? Could it be the result of taking this pill? If I did have a fever, did the pill cause it?

Thank you in advance for serious answers.
Niya
01/02/07
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  This likely happened from the medication.

Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that can temporarily raise your heart rate or increase your blood pressure. It was likely an increase in blood pressure that made you feel warm. It wasn't a fever, it just felt like one. If this happens often, try a cold remedy without Pseudoephedrine. Coricidin is one brand name that doesn't contain any decongestants and they market it for people with high blood pressure.

Triprolidine is an antihistamine with a side effect of drowsiness which is why you felt sleepy.
Brad2598
01/02/07
How long after taking pseudoephedrine can I use an inhaler? (albuterol sulfate)?
my doctor said use one or the other... im not having much luck w/ the pseudoephedrine but I want to be safe
Any help is much appreciated!
willow
03/04/08
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  I'm a tad confused by these directions, but it could be because of the possible cardiac side effects. They are 2 totally different drugs and they work differently.
Since the jitters and rapid heart rate don't last as long with the inhaler, I recommend using it first. About an hour later, take the pseudoephedrine and analyze how that system works for you. If you still are too jittery, ask your doctor to replace your Albuterol with Levalbuterol/Xopenex instead.
cwgrrl7
03/04/08

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ieatblog: 500mg paracetamol, 9.5mg codeine phosphate, 0.5mg phenylephrine hydrochloride ingested. Wished they still used pseudoephedrine :-) Joking!
KissMyDiZZick: what OTC meds have naproxen sodium?
nadzim: No more pronstan & t.voren. Its naproxen sodium now.arghhh..
TurkTrucking: @drivergeoff you can find it@ wal-mart probably by the name naproxen sodium.
JDofAndersonia: @amboy00 Still? Have you tried taking Aleve/Naproxen Sodium? Sometimes it helps when others don't.
achiebles: I'd never ask for a pain killer from my mom again.. O.o I now proved I am allergic to naproxen sodium.. Tsk pano pag tumanda na ako..