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(pseudoephedrine hydrochloride) Coated Tablets


Drug Facts

Active ingredient (in each tablet): Pseudoephedrine HCl 30 mg

What are the possible side effects of pseudoephedrine?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using pseudoephedrine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat;
  • severe dizziness or anxiety;
  • easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness, fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms; or
  • dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, ringing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, trouble breathing,...

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What are the precautions when taking pseudoephedrine (Sudafed)?

Before taking pseudoephedrine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Also tell your doctor if you have had negative reactions to other sympathomimetics (such as ephedrine, phenylephrine). This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product: diabetes, a certain eye condition (glaucoma), heart problems (such as heart attack, chest pain, heart failure), fast/irregular heart beat, high blood pressure, kidney disease, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), difficulty urinating (such as due to enlarged prostate).

This drug may...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 8/20/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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