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Sudafed

Last reviewed on RxList: 10/28/2020
Drug Description

What is Sudafed and how is it used?

Sudafed (pseudoephedrine HCI) is a decongestant prescribed for the temporary relief of nasal congestion due to the common cold, hay fever, and sinus congestion. Sudafed is available as a generic drug.

What are side effects of Sudafed?

Common side effects of Sudafed include:

  • nervousness,
  • restlessness or excitability (especially in children),
  • dizziness,
  • headache,
  • fear,
  • anxiety,
  • loss of appetite,
  • sleep problems (insomnia),
  • skin rash,
  • itching,
  • tremors,
  • hallucinations,
  • convulsions (seizures),
  • nausea,
  • vomiting, and
  • flushing (warmth, tingling, or redness under your skin).

DESCRIPTION

Drug Facts

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

Indications & Dosage

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INDICATIONS

Nasal Decongestant Uses

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Directions

adults and children 12 years and over
  • take 2 tablets every 4 to 6 hours
  • do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours
children ages 6 to 11 years
  • take 1 tablet every 4 to 6 hours
  • do not take more than 4 tablets in 24 hours
children under 6 years
  • do not use this product in children under 6 years of age

HOW SUPPLIED

Other Information

  • store between 20 - 25°C (68 - 77°F)
  • do not use if carton is opened or if blister unit is broken
  • see side panel for lot number and expiration date

Inactive Ingredients

carnauba wax, colloidal silicon dioxide, D&C yellow no. 10 aluminum lake, FD&C red no. 40 aluminum lake, FD&C yellow no. 6 aluminum lake, iron oxide, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl alcohol, pregelatinized starch, shellac, sodium starch glycolate, talc, titanium dioxide

Questions or comments?

call 1-888-217-2117 (toll-free) or 215-273-8755 (collect)

Pseudoephedrine HCl, Nasal Decongestant

NDC 50580-545-24

SINUS PRESSURE + CONGESTION

MAXIMUM STRENGTH

24 TABLETS - 30 mg EACH

McNeil Consumer Healthcare Div. McNeil-PPC, Inc

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Side Effects & Drug Interactions

SIDE EFFECTS

No information provided.

DRUG INTERACTIONS

No information provided.

Warnings & Precautions

WARNINGS

Do not use if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.

Ask a doctor before use if you have

When using this product do not exceed recommended dose

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occur
  • symptoms do not improve within 7 days or occur with a fever

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. (1-800-222-1222)

PRECAUTIONS

No information provided.

Overdosage & Contraindications

OVERDOSE

No information provided.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

No information provided.

Clinical Pharmacology

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

No information provided.

Medication Guide

PATIENT INFORMATION

Do not use if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.

Ask a doctor before use if you have

When using this product do not exceed recommended dose

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occur
  • symptoms do not improve within 7 days or occur with a fever

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. (1-800-222-1222)

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