Nasal Decongestant (Oral)

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"Nasal decongestant pseudoephedrine 30 mg

It looks like "Nasal decongestant pseudoephedrine 30 mg", products have been removed from the market.  What drug works the same as it and do I need a perscription to take it. Thank you   
by Darcy in denver colorado, 08/01/2007

Nasal Decongestant (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Nasal Decongestant (Oral)

Nasal Decongestant (Oral) Medication Classification


Nasal Decongestant (Oral) Brandname

Sudafed, Pediacare Decongestant Infants, Sudafed 12 Hour, Simply Stuffy, Dimetapp Decongestant Pediatric, Pseudo-Gest, Cenafed, Pseudocot, Sudanyl, Sudodrin, Sudodrine, Sudo-Tab, Kodet Se, Genaphed, Ridafed

Nasal Decongestant (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Pseudoephedrine (soo-doe-e-FED-rin) Treats stuffy nose and sinuses caused by the common cold, hay fever, or sinus infection. This medicine is a decongestant.

When To Not Use Nasal Decongestant (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to pseudoephedrine.

How Should You Use Nasal Decongestant (Oral)

Long Acting Capsule, Capsule, Long Acting Tablet, Tablet, Liquid, Chewable Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • If you are using this medicine without a prescription, follow the instructions on the medicine label. If this medicine makes you feel restless, avoid taking it at bedtime.
  • Swallow the capsule or tablet whole. Do not crush, chew, or break.
  • The chewable tablet must be chewed completely before you swallow it. Do not swallow it whole.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Nasal Decongestant (Oral) Storage

Store Nasal Decongestant (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Nasal Decongestant (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Nasal Decongestant (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • You should not use pseudoephedrine with cocaine or monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors (Parnate®, Marplan®, Eldepryl®).

Nasal Decongestant (Oral) Warnings

  • Check with your doctor before using if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate, or an overactive thyroid.
  • You should not use this medicine for more than 7 days unless ordered by a doctor.
  • If you do not get better after using this medicine for 7 days, or if you have a fever, talk to your doctor.

Nasal Decongestant (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Chest pain
  • Very fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
  • Wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Convulsions (seizures)
  • Severe restlessness
  • Hallucinations
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nervousness or dizziness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Nausea or upset stomach
  • Headache

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