Neo-Synephrine Addiction

Help With Addiction to Neo-Synephrine

The good news is that the rebound effect is not permanent. If you can suffer through a few days of extreme congestion, you will likely be free of your Neo-Synephrine addiction. A few suggestions that may help include the following:
  • Replace Neo-Synephrine with an oral decongestant (such as Sudafed PE®). Oral decongestants do not usually cause rebound.
  • Use a saline nasal spray, which will not cause rebound.
  • Use a humidifier or nasal strips to help clear the nasal passages.
  • Try quitting Neo-Synephrine on a weekend or some other time when good nighttime sleep is not as essential.
Fortunately, addiction to Neo-Synephrine is common and is nothing to be ashamed about. If you feel comfortable, you can enlist the help of your healthcare provider. He or she can make sure there is no ongoing reason for your congestion other than the Neo-Synephrine use.

Final Thoughts

For many people, decongestant nasal sprays such as Neo-Synephrine can be effective. You should not be afraid to use such products because of the fear of addiction. If you follow the recommended Neo-Synephrine dosage instructions and limit use to no more than three days, this should not be a problem. If you think you may be "addicted" to Neo-Synephrine, do not be ashamed and do not hesitate to ask your healthcare provider for assistance if you find you cannot quit on your own.
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