Table of Contents
Can phenylephrine be used to make drugs?
Rogene Waite, of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Public Affairs Office, tells C&EN that phenylephrine “cannot readily serve as a precursor to make any controlled substances.”
Can phenylephrine make you hallucinate?
Improper use (abuse) of this medication may result in serious harm (e.g., hallucinations, seizure, death). If your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 7 days, if you develop fever/chills, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.
What happens if you take too much phenylephrine?
What happens if I overdose on Phenylephrine Nasal (4-Way)? Overdose symptoms may include severe dizziness or drowsiness, slow heart rate, and fainting.
Is phenylephrine a stimulant?
Is phenylephrine a stimulant? Phenylephrine does stimulate alpha-adrenergic receptors which may make it responsible for central nervous system stimulant effects such as restlessness, anxiety, and insomnia.
What class of drugs is phenylephrine?
Phenylephrine is in a class of medications called nasal decongestants. It works by reducing swelling of the blood vessels in the nasal passages.
Does phenylephrine make you drowsy?
Decongestants. Since the main symptom of a cold is congestion in your nose and/or chest, cold medicines usually contain a decongestant ingredient. Examples include phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine. These typically do not cause drowsiness and can make some people feel hyper or more alert.
Is phenylephrine addictive?
The most popular OTC nasal sprays use many of the same chemically active ingredients such as Phenylephrine, Xylometazoline and the most popular Oxymetazoline. Not only are these chemicals bad for your body, but they can also lead to addiction and recurring symptoms that worsen over time.
Will phenylephrine keep me awake?
Phenylephrine relieves congestion of the nasal passages and is found in many cold and flu remedies. There is some controversy over whether it works at the dosages usually found in over-the-counter products. Sleeplessness is a common side effect.
Is 20 mg of phenylephrine too much?
For the treatment of sinus and nasal congestion and eustachian tube congestion due to the common cold, allergic rhinitis, or sinusitis. 10 to 20 mg PO every 4 to 6 hours as needed. Max: 60 mg/day. Initiate dosage at the lower end of the adult dosage range for geriatric patients; the dose may be increased if needed.
Does phenylephrine make you awake?
Is phenylephrine like Benadryl?
Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine. Phenylephrine is a decongestant. Diphenhydramine and phenylephrine is a combination medicine used to treat runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and sinus congestion caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu.
Is phenylephrine a narcotic?
Codeine, phenylephrine, and promethazine contains a narcotic cough medicine and may be habit-forming.