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Old 07-19-2004, 03:16 PM   #1
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Adderall and cold medicine

I've got a horrible head cold, and knowing that there was a warning about cold medicines on the prescription insert, I talked to my pharmacist. They said I can't take anything with pseudophedrine in it, meaning all decongestants, and things like DayQuil and NyQuil. My question is, is it REALLY that bad to take things like that while on Adderall, or is just a general precaution? I'm prone to sinus infections, especially during winter (I'm a ski instructor, so I'm always outside in the cold), and I'm not sure nasal spray, which the pharmacist says is the only thing I can use, will help me enough. Thanks!

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Old 07-19-2004, 03:42 PM   #2
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Re: Adderall and cold medicine

The only thing I can think of is that Pseudoephedrine is a stimulant that's similar to Adderall, so they both stimulate the CNS. So I would think two similar types of stimulants would be potentially dangerous.

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