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Does anyone know how much phenylephrine hydrochloride I can safely take at once? Sudafed has 10mg and my cold meds has 5mg. Can I take both?

3:48AM Tue, May 18 2010

Stay_puft_normal @kahlerisms

Call those nurse on call people? Or a pharmacy?

3:49AM Tue, May 18 2010

Gjebzyqj_normal @GeordieGuy

phenylephrine hcl is entirely destroyed by your stomach and has no efficacy at all, eat the whole pack if you want.

3:49AM Tue, May 18 2010

W4ra87mv_normal @RobertCandelori

best to seek the advice of a GP or Pharmacist.

3:50AM Tue, May 18 2010

C49b55a57442087a9bc7c2a399f6e384_normal @bryceroney

Why would you need to take both Sudafed and another cold medicine. and you usually take 2 cold tablets which = 10mg

3:50AM Tue, May 18 2010

Fuckoff_normal @zzap

I thought someone on the tweeter would know ... or at least pretend to know!

3:51AM Tue, May 18 2010

Gjebzyqj_normal @GeordieGuy

http://bit.ly/9pXpnF

3:51AM Tue, May 18 2010

Fuckoff_normal @zzap

That's bull. I take Sudafed sometimes and it stops congestion pretty well, and the only thing in it is ph hcl, right?

3:52AM Tue, May 18 2010

Fuckoff_normal @zzap

Yeah, that's true. It says to take two, which adds up to 10mg. So I guess 20mg would be too much...

3:53AM Tue, May 18 2010

Gjebzyqj_normal @GeordieGuy

are you shoving the tablets up your nose?

3:53AM Tue, May 18 2010

W4ra87mv_normal @RobertCandelori

yeah, but then I'd be vicariously responsible for your death should something go wrong! :-)

3:54AM Tue, May 18 2010

Fuckoff_normal @zzap

How'd you know?! :D But no, I take them normally and they definitely have some positive effect.

3:55AM Tue, May 18 2010

Fuckoff_normal @zzap

What do you think I should take to stop the congestion then, if you're a cynic of phenylephrine?

3:55AM Tue, May 18 2010

Fuckoff_normal @zzap

Ehh, just add a no liability clause to the end of each of your tweets and you'll be right. ;)

3:56AM Tue, May 18 2010

C49b55a57442087a9bc7c2a399f6e384_normal @bryceroney

Interesting, I took Codral a few works and it seemed to work, but I guess that could have been the placebo effect

3:56AM Tue, May 18 2010

Gjebzyqj_normal @GeordieGuy

I'm not a cynic dude, it just doesn't work. Read http://bit.ly/aUK1yK or http://bit.ly/bKxAQT or http://bit.ly/a1oE3s

3:57AM Tue, May 18 2010

Gjebzyqj_normal @GeordieGuy

possibly, also paracetemol etc. is a mild anti-inflammatory, and also reduces fever which can help you breathe easier.

3:57AM Tue, May 18 2010

Lolzmsn2_normal @LesMacDee

It's one you should be very careful with. Have you read the directions on the box? Pls be careful

3:59AM Tue, May 18 2010

Fuckoff_normal @zzap

Didn't answer my question though. What else is better?

3:59AM Tue, May 18 2010

Fuckoff_normal @zzap

The box just tells you how much is in each pill, not how much the max recommended dosage is. The internets say max 60mg a day.

4:06AM Tue, May 18 2010

Avatar-128x_normal @dorianmuthig

Well, you won't die, but more than 10mg isn't necessary in most cases, 20+mg may cause problems with high blood pressure.

4:08AM Tue, May 18 2010

Gjebzyqj_normal @GeordieGuy

pseudoephedrine HCL is the only very effective decongestant, there is some evidence to suggest PE HCL as a spray might help

4:08AM Tue, May 18 2010

Fuckoff_normal @zzap

but your blog says pseudoephedrine is hard to find now. D:

4:11AM Tue, May 18 2010

Gjebzyqj_normal @GeordieGuy

you can get it at most chemists, but may need to show ID and sign a form.

4:12AM Tue, May 18 2010

Img_0279_normal @curtisjennings

good question abouth phenylephrine - i avoid that shit myself - but i'm have strange reactions to stimulants - i stick with tea.

12:11PM Tue, May 18 2010

Fuckoff_normal @zzap

Tea has caffeine in it, though, doesn't it?

6:29PM Tue, May 18 2010

guest42685 guest42685

geordieguy - telling them to take the whole box is irresponsible. The studies you linked call into question the efficacy of PE on NASAL CONGESTION, not it's side effects such as hypertension, which can KILL if you overdose on PE. Mazimum daily dosage is 60mg a day with doses spread 4 hours apart.

12:47AM Wed, January 16 2013

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