Genaphed generic name pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that serves to shrink blood vessels in the nasal passages as dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion or stuffy nose.
It is used to treat nasal and sinus congestion or congestion of the tubes that drain fluid from the inner ears known as the Eustachian tubes.
Do not give to a child younger than 4 years as misuse of this medication could result in death.
It is suggested moderate drinking only for adults as the effectiveness of the drug could be comprised and the side effects of the drug may be greatly increased. This is an extended release tablet type drug which is a once daily antidepressant treatment for a major depressive disorder for adults.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription or over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using this drug advise your physician if you are allergic to this or any other drug or substance, are pregnant, plan to be so, are breastfeeding, have used an MOA inhibitor in the last 14 days, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes or a thyroid disorder.
Less serious side effects are loss of appetite, warm tingling red skin, restless excited especially in children, insomnia skin rash or itching. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, fast pounding uneven heartbeat, dizzy, anxious, bruising bleeding, unusual weakness, fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms dangerous high blood pressure resulting in severe headache, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, trouble breathing, uneven heart rate or siezure.If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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