Triprolidine – Pseudoephedrine

Triprolidine – Pseudoephedrine

What isTriprolidine – Pseudoephedrine and how does it work?

Triprolidine– Pseudoephedrine is a combined medicine. This is used to relieve symptoms suchas the runny nose and sinus congestions associated with flu, cold, and nasalallergies. Triprolidine is a sedating antihistamine and Pseudoephedrine adecongestant. Triprolidine – Pseudoephedrine is a prescription approved by theFood and Drug Administration (FDA). This comes as a tablet for oral use. 

Pseudoephedrineworks by acting on alpha receptors that can be found in the walls of bloodvessels. It is particularly in the linings of nasal passages and sinuses. Itcauses these blood vessels to contract and narrow. In that way, it decreasesthe blood flow into the linings of the sinuses and nose. Pseudoephedrinerelieves a blocked nose and sinus congestion associated with conditions such asflu, colds, and nasal allergies. 

Triprolidineprevents the actions of histamine. By blocking the histamine receptors, itprevents the actions of histamine which lessens the production of mucus in thenose. Histamine is a substance produced naturally by the body that has manyeffects. The substance that is produced naturally may include the production ofallergic symptoms such as the runny nose. 

Runnynose

This is asymptom of numerous conditions and is characterized by mucus dripping from thenostril. Sometimes, inflammation and irritation in the nasal passage can leadto increased mucus production. When this occurs, excess mucus can drip from thenose. A runny nose can be caused by a foreign body, polyps, a tumor, or amigraine-like headache. Some causes of the runny nose may also include:

  • Allergies
  • Acute sinusitis 
  • Common cold
  • Chronic sinusitis 
  • Decongestant nasal spray overuse
  • Dry air
  • Hormonal changes
  • Influenza or flu
  • Pregnancy
  • Tobacco smoke 

Sinuscongestions

Thiscondition is most commonly the result of inflammation and swelling of thelining tissues of the nasal passages and sinuses. Common symptoms of sinuscongestion may include:

  • Pressure in your face and eyes
  • Head stuffiness
  • Difficulty breathing through the nose
  • Pressure-like pain behind the eyes, in the face, or toothache
  • Runny nose
  • Postnasal drip and sore throat 

If youhave the following symptoms, call your doctor right away:

  • Nasal discharge that has a bad smell
  • Swelling of the forehead, face, or eyes
  • Symptoms lasting more than 3 weeks 
  • Nasal discharge from only one side
  • Fever 

Normally,your sinuses are empty, air-filled spaces that moisten, warm, and filter airbreathed through the nose. The cavities’ lining produces mucus that is movedout of the sinuses and nasal passages by small hairs. Inflammation due toinfection or an allergic reaction can result in excessive mucus. It will alsobe difficult for it to drain from the sinuses. Sinus congestion is often seenwith other symptoms that may point toward the cause. If it seems to be part ofan uncomplicated cold or the flu, you might not need to seek a furtherdiagnosis. Frequently, these will go away their own after a few days. 

How touse Triprolidine – Pseudoephedrine?

Thismedication is taken by mouth as directed by your doctor. Each dose may be takenwith food if stomach upset occurs. Drink plenty of fluids unless otherwisedirected by your doctor. Do not crush or chew the tablets. Doing so can releasethe entire drug at once and increases the risk of side effects. Swallow thetablet as a whole without crushing or chewing. 

Dosage isbased on your medical condition, age, and response to the treatment. You shouldnot increase your dose or take this medication more often than directed withoutthe approval of your doctor. Improper use of this drug may result in seriousharm. If your doctor directs you to take this medication daily, take itregularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at thesame time and in the same way each day. 

Let yourdoctor know if your condition persists for more than a week, if it worsens, orif it occurs with rash, fever, or persistent headache. These may be symptoms ofa serious medical problem and should be checked by a doctor. 

What arethe side effects of Triprolidine – Pseudoephedrine?

Commonside effects:

  • Dry mouth, throat, or nose
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Feeling sick or vomiting 
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety 
  • Difficulty sleeping or insomnia 
  • Increased heart rate 
  • Rash
  • Awareness of your heartbeat or palpitations 
  • Hallucinations 
  • Difficulty passing urine 

Medicinesand their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways.If these side effects persist or get worse, call for medical help rightaway. 

Precautions 

  • You should not use this medicine with another cough, cold and flu or decongestant medicines unless they have been specifically recommended by your pharmacist. This is because these combination cold and flu products may contain the same active ingredients and using more than one at the same time. It could lead to you exceeding the recommended dose or having a greater chance of getting side effects.
  • Pseudoephedrine can oppose the effects of medicines to treat high blood pressure. If you are taking medicines for high blood pressure you should not take this medication.
  • You may get dizzy or drowsy. Do not use machinery, drive, or do anything that needs mental alertness. You may do it until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. 
  • Avoid alcoholic drinks. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine.
  • Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.
  • This medicine may cause blurred vision and dry eyes. You may feel some discomfort if you wear contact lenses. Some lubricating drops may help. See your eye doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.
  • Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C. Protect from light. Keep the container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.