The recommended dose will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The particular product
- Your age
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Sudafed Dosage for more information.)
As with any medicine, Sudafed can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience bothersome side effects. Some people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Possible side effects of Sudafed include, but are not limited to:
- A rapid heart rate
- Heart palpitations.
(Click Sudafed Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Sudafed can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Sudafed Drug Interactions).