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PHENYLEPHRINE/PSEUDOEPHEDRINE for sinus pressure/headache.BP.

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I have sinus pressure/headache...I am on lisinophil half a 5 mg tablet, levothyroxine 25mcg, and sometimes clonazepam (have not had for 2wks) blood pressure this morning is116/ question is can I take one 30mg pseudoephedrine HCI 30 mg? Or one phenylephrine HCI 5mg.?..the Sudafed works the best....been steaming during the day...

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Category: Diabetologist
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Thank you for your query at
I understand your concern.
Comparing the two drugs, pseudoephedrine is a better choice ( Sudafed ) because there are still some doubts regarding phenylephrine as a decongestant. Also since it works well for you, you should persist.
Your BP is also fine and hence there is nothing to worry about.
Feel free to discuss further queries,

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: Diabetologist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Senior Residency in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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