This medication is a decongestant, prescribed for cold, allergic rhinitis and hay fever. It relieves stuffy nose, opens nasal airways and drains sinuses.
Contraindicated in patients with severe high blood pressure, children less than 12 years and hypersensitivity.
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.
It comes as a tablet, capsule, and liquid to take by mouth, with or without food.
• 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.
• Central Nervous System :
Nervousness, excitability, restlessness, dizziness, weakness and sleeplessness.
• Miscellaneous : Difficulty in breathing, fast heartbeat, palpitations, tremors, hallucinations, pain or burning during urination.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature.
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