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I have been having pains in my teeth and also a lot of nasal

Hello, I have been having...
Hello, I have been having pains in my teeth and also a lot of nasal problems, pain across my head/eye area etc. Went for a check up for my teeth as they were hurting, and was told by the dentist that I have sinusitis. He said try Sudofed for a few days and see how I go, otherwise a doctor would have to prescribe me antibiotics. My doctor is against antibitoics, so I wanted to try the alternatives first. Got a pack of sudofed only to find that I should not take it as i have had gastric ulcers!! A. Why not, what is in them that would harm my stomach (ulcers cleared up 5 months ago - seen under endoscopy that they were all gone) and B. therefore what can I take? thank you
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Sudafed tablets, as far as my experience and data published in the Physicians Desk Reference (which was being used to hold up my computer screen before I referred to it for your question lol!), says nothing about not being able to take this drug if you have a past history of gastric ulcers.

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As such, it is safe for you to take the sudafed from what you have posted. Of course, to be 100% sure you might want to call your MD who, after all, knows you best, ***** ***** what she has to say.

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If the sudafed doesn't help to clear things up then I would suggest consulting with an ENT specialist.

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