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Common Brand Name(s): Afrinol, Novafed, Sudafed
Phonetic Pronunciation: (sue-doh-eff-ED-rin)
Information last revised May 2010

What does PSEUDOEPHEDRINE-ORAL look like?

Pgo04320Medi-Phedrine 30 mg Tab
Rug18500pseudoephedrine 30 mg/5 mL Syrup
Ivx14590Genaphed 30 mg Tab
Wal00560Wal-phed 30 mg Tab
Cvs38221Nasal Decongestant 30 mg Tab
A7714010PediaCare Infant 7.5 mg/0.8 mL Oral Drops
Rug23030Kidcare Decongestant 7.5 mg/0.8 mL Oral Drops
Mjr50530Sudogest 30 mg Tab
Wal01120Wal-phed 30 mg Tab
Wal01120Sudogest 30 mg Tab
Wrw28800Children's Sudafed 15 mg/5 mL Oral Liquid
Pai04210pseudoephedrine 30 mg/5 mL Syrup
Cvs27880Sudogest 30 mg Tab
Cvs36010Nasal Decongestant 30 mg Tab
Prg04320pseudoephedrine 30 mg Tab
Rug18501pseudoephedrine 30 mg/5 mL Syrup
Ivx14590Nasal Decongestant 30 mg Tab
Pgo04320Decongestant 30 mg Tab
Mjr51250Sudogest 60 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. Do not use this product in children younger than 6 years unless specifically directed by the doctor. Long-acting tablets/capsules are not recommended for use in children younger than 12 years. 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 decongestants (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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