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Sudafed 12 hour relief

Generic Name: Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride
Product Name: Sudafed 12 hour relief


Relief of nasal congestion associated with acute and chronic rhinitis, common cold and sinusitis


Cause constriction of dilated nasal vessels, therefore reducing tissue swelling and nasal congestion

Dose advice

Sudafed 12 hour (controlled release): 120mg, 10 tabletsPseudoephedrine is included in many over the counter preparations; dosage depends on the type of combination used, or whether it is controlled releaseAdult: 60mg every 4-6 hours; max 240mg dailyChild>2 years: 1mg/kg 3-4 times dailyCombination products are not recommended

Common side effects

CNS stimulationNervousnessExcitabilityDizzinessInsomniaCo-existing conditions:Pseudoephedrine products are contra-indicated in uncontrolled hypertension and MAOI treatmentMay affect blood glucose control in diabetesIncreased risk of arrhythmia in heart diseaseBlood pressure may increase in patients with hypertensionSymptoms may be exacerbated in patients with prostatic hypertrophyIn patients with hyperthyroidism, there is an increased sensitivity to sympathomimetics

Uncommon side effects

TachycardiaPalpitationsArrhthmiasSeizuresHypertensionIschaemic colitis


For further information talk to your doctor.


Posted On: 19 August, 2004
Modified On: 30 January, 2014

Created by: myVMC