Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride

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We have been taking various medications for colds this summer and they all seem to have a variation of a single drug that's used for nasal decongrestion. Is there a difference between pseudoephedrine hydrochloride and pseudoephedrine sulfate ? Mos...
by Larry Morris in Texas, USA, 06/11/2006

accidental overdose of Pseudoephedrine

What should I expect to see in case of accidental overdose of 240 mg. pseudoephedrine hydrochloride extended release tabs in person who weighs 230 pounds, sensitive to most meds, and also takes zoloft 100mg every morning and Norvasc 5mg every evening?...
by Carla in Glendale, AZ, 08/12/2006

Breast feeding

Hi, My sister is breast feeding with a 14 month old child. Just wondering if it is OK for her to take Codral Daytime/Nightime preparation 30mg Pseudoepherdrine Hrocholride 30mg & Codeine phosphate 6mg - the child is being weened so only breast fee...
by Jody in New Zealand, 06/30/2006

Pdeudoephedrine hydrochloride

What is the potential to become addicted to this drug? Are two pills daily too much over an extended period of time and will I need more quantity to produce the same effect from ongoing headaches and fatigue? What is the best over the counter anti dro...
by Laura G in PA, USA, 05/27/2006

Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride

I am taking this medication in the 120 mg extended release, non-drowsing version. How will this product react to alcohol comsumption during the upcoming holodays? Should I refraim from taking any alcohol while taking this product? Any information i...
by Francisco in Washington, DC, 12/15/2005

Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride
Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride (Sudafed)
(soo-doh-eh- FED-rin)
Pregnancy Category: B Allermed Balminil Decongestant Syrup Cenafed Children's Congestion Relief Children's Sudafed Liquid Congestion Relief Contac Cold 12 Hour Relief Non Drowsy Decofed Syrup DeFed-60 Dorcol Children's Decongestant Liquid Efidac/24 Eltor 120 Genaphed Halofed PediaCare Infants' Oral Decongestant Drops PMS-Pseudoephedrine Pseudo Pseudo-Gest Seudotabs Sinustop Pro Sudafed Sudafed 12 Hour Triaminic Oral Pediatric Drops (OTC)
Pseudoephedrine sulfate
Pseudoephedrine sulfate (Afrin Extended-Release Tablets)
(soo-doh-eh- FED-rin)
Pregnancy Category: B Afrin Extended-Release Tablets Drixoral Day Drixoral N.D. Drixoral Non-Drowsy Formula (OTC)

Classification: Direct- and indirect-acting sympathomimetic, nasal decongestant

See Also: See also Sympathomimetic Drugs .

Action/Kinetics: Produces direct stimulation of both alpha-(pronounced) and beta-adrenergic receptors, as well as indirect stimulation through release of norepinephrine from storage sites. Results in decongestant effect on the nasal mucosa. Systemic administration eliminates possible damage to the nasal mucosa. Onset: 15-30 min. Time to peak effect: 30-60 min. Duration: 3-4 hr. Extended-release: duration, 8-12 hr. Urinary excretion slowed by alkalinization, causing reabsorption of drug.

Uses: Nasal congestion associated with sinus conditions, otitis, allergies. Relief of eustachian tube congestion.

Additional Contraindications: Lactation. Use of sustained-release products in children less than 12 years of age.

Special Concerns: Use with caution in newborn and premature infants due to a higher risk of side effects. Geriatric clients may be more prone to age-related prostatic hypertrophy.

How Supplied: Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride: Liquid: 7.5 mg/0.8 mL, 30 mg/5 mL; Syrup: 15 mg/5 mL, 30 mg/5 mL; Tablet: 30 mg, 60 mg; Tablet, extended release: 120 mg, 240 mg. Pseudoephedrine sulfate: Tablet: 60 mg

Hydrochloride ?Oral Solution, Syrup, Tablets Decongestant.
Adults: 60 mg q 4-6 hr, not to exceed 240 mg in 24 hr. Pediatric, 6-12 years: 30 mg using the oral solution or syrup q 4-6 hr, not to exceed 120 mg in 24 hr; 2-6 years: 15 mg using the oral solution or syrup q 4-6 hr, not to exceed 60 mg in 24 hr. Individualize the dose for children less than 2 years of age.
?Extended-Release Capsules, Tablets Decongestant.
Adults and children over 12 years: 120 mg q 12 hr or 240 mg q 24 hr. Use is not recommended for children less than 12 years of age.
Sulfate ?Extended-Release Tablets Decongestant.
Adults and children over 12 years: 120 mg q 12 hr. Use is not recommended for children less than 12 years of age.

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M Hart, Sudbury, ON - 12/03/2011

I suffered for 2 days with sinus pain, headache and stuffy nose then took this medication - 60mg. I was relieved from symptoms in 20 minutes or less. NO need to repeat as long as 9 hours later.