Sudafed Medication Information

Sudafed® (pseudoephedrine hydrochloride) is a decongestant that can be purchased without a prescription in most states. It has many uses, such as:
 
  • Relieving nasal congestion due to allergies (such as hay fever) or the common cold
  • Relieving sinus congestion and pressure
  • Promoting nasal and sinus draining.
 
Prior to taking Sudafed, make sure to go over the side effect information. Though generally well tolerated, this product is not suitable for everyone. Some of the most commonly reported reactions to this medicine include:
 
  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness
  • A rapid heart rate.
 
Sudafed comes in the form of immediate-release tablets, extended-release tablets, and a liquid. The dosing guidelines will vary with each different product; consult the label of the particular product you are using.
 
(For more information on this medication, including how it compares to Sudafed PE, click Sudafed.)
 

Sudafed Medication Information

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