GENERIC NAME: pseudoephedrine
BRAND NAME: Sudafed, Nexafed, Zephrex-D
DISCONTINUED BRAND (S): Novafed
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
- Pseudoephedrine is used for treating nasal and sinus congestion caused by the common cold or allergies.
Common side effects of pseudoephedrine include:
- Possible serious side effects of pseudoephedrine include:
- High blood pressure
- Heart attack
- Abnormal heartbeats
- Ischemic colitis
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.
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