Sudafed Max Strength — Safe to Take with Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Sarah200, Nov 9, 2018.

    1. Sarah200
      Suicidal

      Sarah200 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cold
      Hi all,

      I think I'm coming down with a cold, I can feel my ears are different. They're full, my nose is really blocked up and I really don't want my tinnitus to get worse since a cold caused my tinnitus originally.

      So since normal Sudafed does nothing I thought of trying the Max Strength and wanted to check here first if the ingredients are fine?

      Main ingredients are: 500mg paracetamol, 25mg of caffeine, 6.1mg of phenylephrine

      Other ingredients: maize starch, croscarmellose sodium, sodium laurilsulfate, talc, magnesium stearate, gelatin, titanium dioxide, quinoline yellow, patent blue , erythrosine, indigo carmine.

      I have only ever tried the normal sudafed which is for colds, this one says it's for sinuses which obviously is more suited since it's my sinuses that are clogged.

      Is it safe to take?
       
    2. Ed209

      Ed209 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      I have taken sudafed max strength and not only does it not affect my tinnitus but it does nothing to my sinuses either :p. However, I have really bad chronic rhinitis with post nasal drip and nothing touches it, including steroids.

      I wouldn’t worry about taking Sudafed.
       
    3. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England,
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Try Steam inhalation to keep your tubes open and it's free

      love glynis
       
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    4. AUTHOR
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      Sarah200
      Suicidal

      Sarah200 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cold
      Thanks Glynis, steam does help a little but I only do it twice a day. Do you think I should do it more than twice a day?
       
    5. Ed209

      Ed209 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      Have you tied doing a nasal rinse? Neilmed do a good squeezy bottle one that gets loads of gunk out of your sinuses. You could also try using a neti pot.
       
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    6. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England,
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      twice should be fine.
      love glynis
       
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    7. JuneStar
      Sheepish

      JuneStar Member

      Location:
      ny
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
      what about niquil? i have a bad cold, but luckily it hasnt caused a spike except it was worse the first day.
       

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