PSEUDOEPHEDRINE SUSTAINED-RELEASE - ORAL
Common Brand Name(s): Afrin, Dimetapp, Drixoral, Sudafed
Phonetic Pronunciation: (sue-doh-eff-ED-rin)
Information last revised June 2010
What does PSEUDOEPHEDRINE SUST REL-ORAL look like?
Sudafed 12 Hour 120 mg Tab
12 Hour Decongestant SR 120 mg Tab
Wal-phed 12 hour 120 mg Tab
Sudogest 12-hour 120 mg Tab
Pseudoephedrine is used for the temporary relief of stuffy nose and sinus pain/pressure caused by infection (such as the common cold, flu) or other breathing illnesses (such as hay fever, allergies, bronchitis). Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant (sympathomimetic). It works by narrowing the blood vessels to decrease swelling and congestion. If you are self-treating with this medication, it is important to read the manufacturer's package instructions carefully so you know when to consult your doctor or pharmacist. (See also Precautions section.) Cough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or effective in children younger than 6 years. Long-acting tablets/capsules are not recommended for use in children younger than 12 years. Do not use this pseudoephedrine product in children younger than 12 years unless specifically directed by the doctor. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details about using your product safely. These products do not cure or shorten the length of the common cold and may cause serious side effects. To decrease the risk for serious side effects, carefully follow all dosage directions. Do not use this product to make a child sleepy. Do not give other cough-and-cold medication that might contain the same or similar ingredients (see also Drug Interactions section). Ask the doctor or pharmacist about other ways to relieve cough and cold symptoms (such as drinking enough fluids, using a humidifier or saline nose drops/spray).
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