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Pseudoephedrine (Systemic)

Brand Names : Cenafed, Chlor-Trimeton Non-Drowsy Decongestant 4 Hour, Decofed, Dimetapp Decongestant, Dimetapp Decongestant Pediatric Drops, Drixoral Nasal Decongestant, Efidac/24, Genaphed, Myfedrine, PediaCare Infants' Oral Decongestant Drops, Pseudo 60's, Sudafed, Sudafed Children's Nasal Decongestant Liquid Medication, Sudafed 12 Hour, Triaminic AM Decongestant Formula, Triaminic Infant Oral Decongestant Drops, Balminil Decongestant Syrup, Benylin Decongestant, Drixoral N.D., Eltor 120, Maxenal, Robidrine, Sudafed Decongestant, Sudafed Decongestant Extra Strength, Sudafed Decongestant 12 Hour

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Decongestant, nasal, systemic

Pseudoephedrine (soo-doe-e-FED-rin) is used to relieve nasal or sinus congestion caused by the common cold, sinusitis, and hay fever and other respiratory allergies. It is also used to relieve ear congestion caused by ear inflammation or infection.

Some of these preparations are available only with your doctor's prescription. Others are available without a prescription; however, your doctor may have special instructions on the proper dose of pseudoephedrine for your medical condition.

Pseudoephedrine is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Capsules (U.S. and Canada)
  • Extended-release capsules (Canada)
  • Oral solution (U.S.)
  • Syrup (U.S. and Canada)
  • Tablets (U.S. and Canada)
  • Extended-release tablets (U.S. and Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Cenafed
  • Chlor-Trimeton Non-Drowsy Decongestant 4 Hour
  • Decofed
  • Dimetapp Decongestant
  • Dimetapp Decongestant Pediatric Drops
  • Drixoral Nasal Decongestant
  • Efidac/24
  • Genaphed
  • Myfedrine
  • PediaCare Infants" Oral Decongestant Drops
  • Pseudo 60's
  • Sudafed
  • Sudafed Children's Nasal Decongestant Liquid Medication
  • Sudafed 12 Hour
  • Triaminic AM Decongestant Formula
  • Triaminic Infant Oral Decongestant Drops

In Canada -

  • Balminil Decongestant Syrup
  • Benylin Decongestant
  • Drixoral N.D.
  • Eltor 120
  • Maxenal
  • Robidrine
  • Sudafed Decongestant
  • Sudafed Decongestant Extra Strength
  • Sudafed Decongestant 12 Hour

Generic name product may be available in the U.S. and Canada.


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