Pseudoephedrine

Discussion in 'Support' started by Asian, Jun 4, 2015.

    1. Asian

      Asian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4 weeks
      I consulted a doc online and he told me to take this medicine for T.
      It supposedly clears the congestion from eustacian tubes and nose and may help with certain types of T caused by congestion and I am not at all optimistic about it because mine is a different thing altogether I know.
      Anybody tried this medicine ? Its mildly ototoxic I read somewhere
      But I guess it can help some people with blocked & plugged ears as it drains away fluids from the tubes ? Thoughts ?
       
    2. Karl28
      Amazed

      Karl28 Member

      Location:
      Melbourne
      Tinnitus Since:
      2001 bad since 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music via headphones
      Isnt that stuff in cold and flu tablets?
       
    3. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Asian

      Asian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4 weeks
      I guess so. Its more of allergic treatment thing like antihistamines I suppose.
       
    4. Nucleo

      Nucleo Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2011
      It may help if your sinuses/e tubes really are congested.

      However, the feeling of clogged ears is quite common in the absence of inflammation or fluid behind the ear drums in tinnitus people. Pseudoephedrine is useless in those cases.
       
    5. JasonP
      No Mood

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Yeah, that might be interesting to try one day. Anyone know where to buy it in the USA? I'm confused, maybe I am not doing it right but was unable to find it looking it up on a local pharmacy's website. They listed alternatives like Sudafed PE. What am I doing wrong?
       
    6. Sean

      Sean Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01-01-2011
      It used to be over the counter but now I think they keep it behind the pharmacy counter .it was abused because people were making " speed" from it .
      Ask Pharmacist for it .
       
    7. JasonP
      No Mood

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Okay, thanks so much! That makes sense now.
       
    8. Alue
      No Mood

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      It's not ototoxic. It's one of the best things for clearing up sinuses, but it's not going to do anything for your T unless it's caused by ETD.

      Like Sean said. In the US you have to ask a pharmacist (don't need a prescription). They take your ID and give you a limited amount. It was being used to make methamphetamine.
       

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