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Phenylephrine

Information

Uses

Phenylephrine is used in pupil dilation and nasal congestion.
It is also used to treat low blood pressure that can occur during different types of anesthesia.

How it works

Phenylephrine narrows the small blood vessels, which provide temporary relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Palpitations, Increased blood pressure, Increased heart rate, Heart beat irregular

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Expert advice

  • Oral phenylephrine should be taken with food
  • Phenylephrine can make you restless, so don't take it too close to bedtime
  • Do not use this medicine without doctor's advice if you are pregnant or breast feeding
  • Smoking may worsen the effect; therefore use of tobacco should be avoided.

Frequently asked questions

Phenylephrine

Q.

Is phenylephrine an antibiotic/a stimulant/an NSAID/ does phenylephrine work/ does phenylephrine makes your nose run/ does phenylephrine has aspirin in it?
Phenylephrine is not an antibiotic, stimulant, NSAID, but a decongestant and is used to relieve blocked nose. Phenylephrine works for most of the patients if taken as recommended. It does not have aspirin in it

Q.

Can i take phenylephrine with ibuprofen/pseudoephedrine/citalopram/Nyquil/ acetaminophen/ dextromethorphan/ Zyrtec/ Flonase/ Advil?
Drug interaction with any of the above mentioned drugs is not documented, but it can occur. Always follow your doctor’s advice before taking any medicine with phenylephrine

Q.

Can i take phenylephrine with high blood pressure?
Do not take phenylephrine with high blood pressure

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Q.

Is phenylephrine the same as Sudafed?
No, phenylephrine is not same as Sudafed which contains pseudoephedrine.


Content on this page was last updated on 13 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)