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Sudafed Decongestant Tablets (Pack Of 12)
- Non-Drowsy Nose And Sinus Decongestant
- Active Ingredient: Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride
- Clears Catarrh
Sudafed Decongestant Tablets is a medicine used to provide relief from cold, flu and allergy
symptoms such as blocked sinuses, stuffy nose and catarrh. The tablets contain pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, which is a decongestant that relieves nasal and sinus congestion. This medicine is for use by adults and children aged 12 years and over.
If you experience any of the following, stop using the medicine and seek
immediate medical help:
■ Sudden onset of fever, reddening of the skin, or many small pustules (possible symptoms of Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis - AGEP) may occur within the first 2 days of treatment with this medicine (See section 2).
■ Severe headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, fits, visual disturbances.
■ Swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat which may cause difficulty in
swallowing or breathing.
■ Allergic reactions including skin rashes such as hives (which may be severe and include blistering and peeling of the skin) and itching.
■ Hallucinations or paranoid delusions.
■ Inflammation of the colon due to insufficient blood supply (ischaemic colitis). Symptoms may include sudden abdominal pain or rectal bleeding.
If you experience any of the following, stop using the medicine and talk to your doctor:
■ Restlessness or sleep disturbances.
■ A fast or irregular heartbeat or an increased awareness of the heartbeat (palpitations).
■ Trouble passing water (especially in men with prostate problems).
Other effects which may occur include:
Very Common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
■ Difficulty sleeping, nervousness or dizziness
■ Dry mouth or nausea
Other effects which may occur but it is unknown how often:
■ Anxiety, irritability, feeling jittery or feelings of extreme happiness
■ Heart attack/reduced blood flow to the heart which can cause discomfort or pain in the chest, neck, back, jaw, shoulders or arms (known as angina)
■ Pain when passing water
Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.
Adults and Children over 12 years
Take 1 tablet with a glass water every 4-6 hours. Do not take more than 4 tablets in 24 hours.
This medicine is suitable for most people but a few people should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not use this medicine:
If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients of this medicine (see section 6).
■ If you have high blood pressure or heart disease.
■ If you have diabetes.
■ If you have a pheochromocytoma (rare tumour that affects your heart rate and blood pressure).
■ If you have an overactive thyroid gland.
■ If you have glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye).
■ If you have severe kidney problems.
■ If you are taking beta blockers (used to treat high blood pressure).
■ If you are taking, or have taken in the last two weeks, drugs for depression known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) or Reversible Inhibitors of Monoamine Oxidase (RIMAs).
■ If you are taking stimulants or appetite suppressants or drugs used to treat congestion and asthma (Sympathomimetic drugs).
■ If you are taking any other cough and cold medicine.
■ For children under 12 years old. If any of these apply to you, get advice from a doctor or pharmacist without using Sudafed Decongestant Tablets.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist:
■ If you have kidney or severe liver problems.
■ If you have blocked arteries or veins (occlusive vascular disease).
■ If you are being treated for a thyroid disorder.
■ If you have prostate problems (difficulty with passing water or needing to pass water often).
■ If you are taking any other medicines, including:
■ Antihypertensives (drugs used to treat high blood pressure such as guanethidine, methyldopa, adrenergic neurone blockers and beta blockers, debrisoquine, bretylium and betanidine).
■ Tricyclic antidepressants (used to treat mood disorders).
■ Anticholinergic drugs (drugs used to treat cramps or spasms)
■ Moclobemide (used to treat mood disorders).
■ Cardiac glycosides (drugs used to control heart rhythms or contractions such as digoxin).
■ Ergot alkaloids (drugs used to treat migraine such as ergotamine and methysergide).
■ Oxytocin (drug used to help contractions during childbirth).
If you are not sure about any of the medicines you are taking, show the bottle or pack to your pharmacist.
If any of these bullet points apply to you now or in the past, talk to a doctor or pharmacist.
The active ingredient in Sudafed Decongestant Tablets is: Pseudoephedrine
hydrochloride 60 mg per tablet.
Other ingredients are: Lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, maize starch, silica, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, polyethylene glycol, talc and red iron oxide (E172).
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