Pseudoephedrine - Drug Information

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General Information on Pseudoephedrine

Generic Name : Pseudoephedrine

Pronunciation : soo doe e fed' rin

Latest prescription information about Pseudoephedrine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Decongestants

Why is Pseudoephedrine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a decongestant, prescribed for cold, allergic rhinitis and hay fever. It relieves stuffy nose, opens nasal airways and drains sinuses.  

When should Pseudoephedrine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe high blood pressure, children less than 12 years and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Pseudoephedrine?

Adult: PO- As HCl or sulfate: 60 mg 4-6 hourly. Max: 4-doses/24 hour. Extended release 120 mg 12 hourly or 240 mg 24 hourly.

How should Pseudoephedrine be taken?

It comes as a tablet, capsule, and liquid to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Pseudoephedrine?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of high blood pressure, increased eye pressure, sugar, difficulty in urinating, thyroid or heart disease, intestinal blockage, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Do not take appetite control medicines while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Pseudoephedrine?

   Central Nervous System : Nervousness, excitability, restlessness, dizziness, weakness and sleeplessness.
   Miscellaneous : Difficulty in breathing, fast heartbeat, palpitations, tremors, hallucinations, pain or burning during urination.

What are the other precautions for Pseudoephedrine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Pseudoephedrine?

Store it at room temperature.

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