pseudoephedrine (Oral, Afrinol, Sudafed)

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GENERIC NAME: pseudoephedrine

BRAND NAME: Sudafed, Nexafed, Zephrex-D

DISCONTINUED BRAND (S): Novafed

PRESCRIPTION: No

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES:

  • Pseudoephedrine is used for treating nasal and sinus congestion caused by the common cold or allergies.

SIDE EFFECTS:

Common side effects of pseudoephedrine include:

Pseudoephedrine should not be used by people with severe hypertension or coronary artery disease. It should be used with caution in people with mild to moderate hypertension, cardiac disease, hyperthyroidism, hyperglycemia, benign prostatic hyperplasia, diabetes mellitus, kidney problems, seizure disorder, and glaucoma.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/11/2016



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