Does Pseudoephedrine HCI (for sinus) keep you awake or make you drowsy?

Does Pseudoephedrine HCI (for sinus) keep you awake or make you drowsy?
Answers:    its more likely to make you drowsy.
I take it in the morning and it can keep me up at night. I do not get a very restful night of sleep on the days that I take it. I do not take it daily though. I take it at most once per week. I have never gotten drowsy from taking it.

The problem is, it works the best for sinuses. I normally take Claratin-D and it is wonderful. Nothing OTC works better for me.
I am a pretty big fellow 6'2" 325 pounds one little pill can make me sleepy. I have hay fever and I buy those pills from the dollar store they will put you to sleep especially if you drink a beer or 2 with one.
Actually Pseudoephedrine HCl is a stimulant and is more likely to keep you awake, it actually is added to some cold medications to make them into the "DAY" formula. This is actually what the D(Decongestant) stands for in Claritin-D just a different salt of pseudoephedrine.

Finding Pseudoephedrine has become more difficult as it is a common ingredient in Meth production and Legislation in both Canada & the Us is moving products behind the counter, causing a lot of companies to reformulate the OTC combination products.


SIDE EFFECTS: Mild stomach upset, trouble sleeping, dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, nervousness, fast heartbeat, loss of appetite, shaking, or unusual sweating may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist
promptly.

Sinus medications that make you drowsy usually will have an antihistimine in them that generally causes drowsiness so if you use a combination product with an antihistimine depending on how sensitive you are, will depend on your reaction.

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