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Review: Delsym and Sudafed





Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Delsym and Sudafed together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Delsym and Sudafed. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 16 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Delsym has active ingredients of dextromethorphan polistirex. It is often used in cough. (view latest outcomes from 899 users)

Sudafed has active ingredients of pseudoephedrine hydrochloride. It is often used in nasal congestion. (latest outcomes from Sudafed 5,158 users)

On Dec, 13, 2014: 16 people who take Delsym, Sudafed are studied

Delsym, Sudafed outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Delsym (dextromethorphan polistirex)
- Sudafed (pseudoephedrine hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Delsym is effective0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
Sudafed is effective0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/an/an/an/an/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Insomnian/an/an/an/an/an/aInsomnia
Heart Rate IncreasedHeart Rate Increased
Feeling AbnormalFeeling Abnormal
Chest PainChest Pain
Nausea
Respiratory Rate Decreased
Anaemia
Mydriasis
Irritability
Drug Effect Increased

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Delsym is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Sudafed is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Insomnian/a
Heart Rate Increased
Feeling Abnormal
Chest Pain
Nausea
Respiratory Rate Decreased
Anaemia
Mydriasis
Irritability
Drug Effect Increased

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Delsym is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a
Sudafed is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/an/an/aInsomnian/an/aProtein Total Decreased
Chest PainRespiratory Rate Increased
Feeling AbnormalPost Procedural Complication
Heart Rate IncreasedPlatelet Count Increased
Nasal CongestionPain
ProteinuriaSepsis
Liver Function Test AbnormalStaphylococcal Infection
Staphylococcal BacteraemiaWhite Blood Cell Count Increased
ThrombocytopeniaX-ray Abnormal
HypomagnesaemiaUrinary Tract Infection

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Hallucinations and skin thas red and hurts
    I am having horrable hallucinations.manic episodes because i slam on the brakes to avoid people or animals that are not there.i feel like im going to razy.high bood pressure, heavy breathing and anxiety.my face and body have spoys that are like a sun burn and blisters in my mouth.emergency room accused me of being drugy and said the blood tests came back that i had meth in my blood..i not breathing deep enough and would stop by hen the tubes were removed.i also experience episodes if slured speech and confusion.i am no way a meth user ad soon as it was thought that i used drugs.i was discharged i read my paperwork that said.METHAMPHETAMINE USER. WHY?- I need answers. Would any or all cause this? But i have still the problems i went there for am i allergic to my meds levothyroxine?
  • Wondering if dexilant is causing my problem (2 answers)
    have had my prostate checked by urologist and prostate is slightly enlarged but not enough to cause problems.urinary track ok,bladder ok etc.
    drank a liter of water and bladder emptied ok in test.
    seem to urinate good after consuming coffee or beer but lately having more whiskey than beer.
    when I drink whiskey I don't urinate much in evening but have to get up 3 or 4 times during the night to urinate.amlodipine,ramipril,atenolol are for blood pressure.
    rosuvastatin for cholesterol,methocarbonal for sore back,pseudoephedrine and ibuprofen are for sinus headaches caused from smoking cigarettes.
    so anybody out there think dexilant might be causing my urinating during the night problem ?
    plus when I do go during the night I don't seem to completely empty my bladder!
    any ideas ?
    mike.
  • Could this drug cause periodontal bone loss, bone loss around teeth (4 answers)
    Do you suffer from periodontal bone loss or periodontal disease, or bone loss around teeth after taking this drug? Are your sodium levels low after taking this drug? I am a dentist and keep my teeth plaque free, but have had periodontal bone loss for which, I believe, must be drug related.
  • Can i take saphris with sudafed and benadryl
    Is it ok to take sudafed and Benadryl cold and flu tablets with saphris bipolar tablets?
  • Is it okay to take methadone and delsym (dextromethorphan) together?
    I am a recovering addict and am currently prescribed Methadone 45mg for opiate addiction. However, I am sick with strep throat and bought some OTC cough syrup. It is called Delsym (Dextromethorphan 30mg). I bought it because I have been coughing very hard all through the night. However, I am concerned about taking Deslym (an appropriate dose) while on Methadone. Are there any interactions or am I safe? Thank you.

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You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):

  • Skin burning sensation with delsym (1 response)
    I had been sick for about a week and had been taking Sudafed every 4-6 hours for congestion for the past couple of days. I also take wellbutrin SR daily as an antidepressant. I started taking the suspension formula of Delsym 12 hour release about 24 hours previously (so I had already had two doses) I took my third dose. Within 10-20 minutes of swallowing it I started to feel things were somewhat surreal and then noticed a skin burning sensation particularly on my neck and face. The skin burning sensation intensified spreading throughout my body and caused a panic attack. The skin burning persisted off and on for at least the next 12 hours. I have not taken delsym since and am no longer experiencing the feeling.
  • Bad nosebleed (sudafed related?) (1 response)
    I have the rhinitis as a result of rebound syndrome from using nasal sprays for years. I use the Flonase to somewhat alleviate the need for the over-the-counter sprays (first two drugs listed). In spite of that, I rarely, if ever, have nosebleeds. I also rarely, if ever, get colds. However, yesterday I decided I definitely was getting a cold and decided to take some 12-hour Sudafed. I took my second dose a couple of hours early and next thing you know my nose was bleeding fairly profusely all night. I tried the recommended method of tilting the head forward and holding the nose shut for 10 minutes but all that did was fill my head with blood and when I let go all kinds of blood and clotted blood came out of my nose and mouth making a huge mess. What worked for me after hours of trying was tilting the head slightly back, putting up with the blood trickling down my throat and trying not to breathe or irritate the bleeding nostril. Periodically I'd have to cough up or blow out some clotting because it became too much to handle but eventually this method worked for me. I've decided to refrain from taking anymore Sudafed or nasal sprays for the time being at least until I'm sure the nosebleed is completely gone.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Delsym (dextromethorphan polistirex) is often used to treat cough. Sudafed (pseudoephedrine hydrochloride) is often used to treat nasal congestion. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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