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#1 Peridot

Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

Does anyone know how many packets of Sudafed (the plain 12 tablet boxes, no fancy ones) you can purchase in a month before they get suspicious of you? I get chronic sinus problems, mainly in spring and summer, and I always feel like a junkie when I ask to buy the pseudoephedrine Sudafed, and hand over my license etc. I'd hate to think they think I'm suspicious or anything! I know the project stop initiative means you can only purchase a certain amount in a certain timeframe, but not sure on what that amount is!
Thank you!!

#2 *Spikey*

Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:16 PM

I think this brochure will help you.

The limit is basically the amount that is required for therapeutic use for your condition. So they will monitor it, but if you have chronic seasonal sinus problems, that would be reflected in your usage.

Funnily enough, I demand real Codral during winter and spring - I'm okay with the lesser drugs at other times (although the last bout of sinusitis hurt like blazes).

#3 strawberrycakes

Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

I didn't think there was Pseudoephedrine in decongestive medications anymore?

#4 Stellajoy

Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:43 PM

If you are not taking it back to your meth lab then you should be good even if they investigate you.

#5 FiveAus

Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:45 PM

QUOTE (strawberrycakes @ 05/01/2013, 06:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I didn't think there was Pseudoephedrine in decongestive medications anymore?



Yes there is but it's behind the counter and you have to ask for it. Pharmacies participating in the STOP program request your drivers license and they enter the details into a database before they'll sell it to you.

If I have a bad enough cold to require medication, I always ask for the one with Pseudoephedrine because the fake stuff just isn't up to par and does NOTHING for a blocked up nose.

#6 IsolaBella

Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

QUOTE (strawberrycakes @ 05/01/2013, 06:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I didn't think there was Pseudoephedrine in decongestive medications anymore?



Not in the ones you can just pick up.

You have to specifically ask for the special ones behind the counter and hand over your DL.

The PE ones send me psychotic, so real ones for me.

Joy is trying to buy when not ill planning on an overseas trip. Then your family who are already away and sick as you to bring some too (as not sold in destination country).

Edited by lsolaBella, 05 January 2013 - 05:48 PM.


#7 Escapin

Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:49 PM

If it's that bad, you should really be seeing a specialist. There are nasal sprays you can get (Avamys for one) that should really make things easier for you.

#8 Peridot

Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

I use probably two packs a month, but I'll definitely get it checked out. I woke up the other morning around 4am and it was just like water running out of a tap.. So horrible!!

#9 meemee75

Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:01 PM

QUOTE (Escapin @ 05/01/2013, 06:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If it's that bad, you should really be seeing a specialist. There are nasal sprays you can get (Avamys for one) that should really make things easier for you.



I agree with this.
See and ENT if you haven't already and see if you can get to the bottom of the problem rather than taking something that makes yo feel better temporarily but does nothing to address the cause.
It's not a drug I'd like to be on long term unsure.gif

I had my deviated septum fixed and my sinuses cleared out about 3 years ago. My sinuses have been great ever since. I no longer need to ALWAYS have a tissue on me...it makes a nice change.


#10 Livsh

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

QUOTE (Peridot @ 05/01/2013, 06:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I use probably two packs a month, but I'll definitely get it checked out. I woke up the other morning around 4am and it was just like water running out of a tap.. So horrible!!


That does not sound healthy! Sudafed and other amphetamine class drugs can do dodgy things to your blood pressure etc and shouldn't be taken chronically. I second a pp that suggested you go see a specialist to get something done about the issue. There are some really great nasal sprays out there now.



#11 blackcat20

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:25 PM

QUOTE (meemee75 @ 05/01/2013, 07:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I had my deviated septum fixed and my sinuses cleared out about 3 years ago. My sinuses have been great ever since. I no longer need to ALWAYS have a tissue on me...it makes a nice change.


This is what I'm hoping to do soon...I use so many tissues I should own shares in kleenex. Endless nasal sprays too...

#12 Alpha_Chook

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:29 PM

I'm not sure of the exact amount you are "allowed" to buy but according to a pharmacist friend of mine it is HEAPS....like many many many boxes daily and from different pharmacies.

#13 MotherClucker

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:43 PM

Avamys nasal spray is the bomb!

#14 jayskette

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

You really should be getting it via a script from a GP. This way it's a private script, the GP can write it for however many packets you need, and you won't get the death stares.

#15 Peridot

Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:27 AM

Thanks everyone original.gif
I've asked for two boxes before, but they said you can only buy one at a time!! Hmm..

Surgery scares me..

#16 BetteBoop

Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:36 AM

OP, I used to love sudafed before they watered it down. But there are some pretty serious side effects associated with overuse of pseudoephidrine inlcuding high blood pressure and arrhythmia.

I had both when I was overusing sudafed.




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