Cold and Flu
Oral tablet, extended release 12 hour
PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (soo doe e FED rin) is a decongestant. It is used to treat congestion of the nose or sinuses.
Pseudoephedrine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the package or prescription label. Do not cut, crush or chew this medicine. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 12 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Patients over 65 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of Pseudoephedrine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: Pseudoephedrine is only for you. Do not share Pseudoephedrine with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-bloody diarrhea with stomach pain
-confused, agitated, nervous
-fast, irregular heartbeat
-feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
-high blood pressure
-pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet
-trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
-loss of appetite
-nausea, stomach upset
This list may not describe all possible side effects for Pseudoephedrine. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
-ergot alkaloids like dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, ergotamine, methylergonovine
-MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
-stimulant medicines for attention disorders, weight loss, or to stay awake
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
-medicines for blood pressure
-medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances like fluoxetine, sertraline
-medicines for enlarged prostate
-medicines for sleep
-other medicines for cold, cough, or allergy
-some heart medicines like metoprolol
-St. John''s Wort
They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:
-high blood pressure
-taken an MAOI like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, or Parnate in last 14 days
-trouble passing urine
-an unusual or allergic reaction to pseudoephedrine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
See your doctor if you are not better in 7 days or if you have a fever.
If this medicine makes it hard for you to sleep, try taking the dose earlier in the day. If you still have trouble sleeping, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor.
The tablet shell for some brands of this medicine does not dissolve and may appear whole in the stool. This is not a cause for concern.
Keep out of the reach of children.
This medicine may cause accidental overdose and death if taken by other adults, children, or pets. Mix any unused medicine with a substance like cat littler or coffee grounds. Then throw the medicine away in a sealed container like a sealed bag or a coffee can with a lid. Do not use the medicine after the expiration date.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 25 degrees C (59 and 77 degrees F). Protect from heat and moisture.