Can pseudoephedrine cause hallucinations?
The rare but serious side effects of Sudafed can include: very fast heart rate. trouble breathing. hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that aren’t there)
What drug class is pseudoephedrine?
Pseudoephedrine is in a class of medications called nasal decongestants. It works by causing narrowing of the blood vessels in the nasal passages.
Is pseudoephedrine like adrenaline?
Sudafed is one of more than 100 over-the-counter and prescription decongestants that contain pseudoephedrine, which is chemically related to adrenaline. Adrenaline raises blood pressure and heart rate.
What happens if you take too much pseudoephedrine?
Taking too much pseudoephedrine can be dangerous. It can make you restless or your heartbeat fast, and make you feel sick or vomit. You may also have difficulty peeing.
Will pseudoephedrine keep me awake?
What do you think? Pseudoephedrine (a decongestant) can make your heart race or make you feel anxious and restless. It can affect the quality of your sleep, so you can’t take it too close to going to bed.
Why does pseudoephedrine make me feel good?
Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that constricts (shrinks) dilated blood vessels within the nose, relieving congestion. It causes vasoconstriction by stimulating primarily alpha-adrenergic receptors. It also has weak activity at beta-adrenergic receptors.
Why is pseudoephedrine a controlled substance?
Pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, and any product containing these substances, e.g. cold and flu medicines, were first classified in October 2004 as Class C Part III (partially exempted) controlled drugs, due to being the principal ingredient in methamphetamine.
Can I buy pseudoephedrine at CVS?
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Who should not take pseudoephedrine?
high blood pressure. significant uncontrolled high blood pressure. severe disease of the arteries of the heart. enlarged prostate.
Which is stronger ephedrine or pseudoephedrine?
Both ephedrine and pseudoephedrine act as a bronchodilator, but pseudoephedrine has considerably less effect. Both also increase blood pressure, with again pseudoephedrine being considerably less effective.
Does pseudoephedrine cause weight loss?
Discussion: We conclude that further studies with low-dose PPA for weight loss are indicated, that pseudoephedrine is not effective for weight loss, and that adding benzocaine to phenylpropanolamine increases adverse effects without increasing weight loss.
What does pseudoephedrine do to the brain?
When using pseudoephedrine you may be sleeping more soundly at night and that is directly associated with improved thinking and memory. There are many others, though, who find the nervousness caused by pseudoephedrine causes them to lose sleep resulting in a ‘foggy brain’.
What is the maximum amount of pseudoephedrine you can take?
Adults and children 12 years of age and older—60 milligrams (mg) every four to six hours. Do not take more than 240 mg in twenty-four hours. Children 6 to 12 years of age—30 mg every four to six hours. Do not take more than 120 mg in twenty-four hours.
How much pseudoephedrine can I buy a month?
The daily limit of how much Sudafed you can buy is 3.6 grams, and the monthly limit is nine grams. This equates to about two or three boxes of drugs containing pseudoephedrine. If you exceed the limit, you won’t be able to buy the drug.
Why is pseudoephedrine banned in sports?
Pseudoephedrine (PSE), a sympathomimetic drug, commonly used in nasal decongestants, is currently banned in sports by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), as its stimulant activity is claimed to enhance performance.