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Dimetapp Sinus Liquid Caps

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Generic Name: Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride
Product Name: Dimetapp Sinus Liquid Caps


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

Dimetapp Sinus Liquid Caps: 60mg, 30 capsules

Pseudoephedrine is included in many over the counter preparations; dosage depends on the type of combination used, or whether it is controlled release

  • Adult: 60mg every 4-6 hours; max 240mg daily
  • Child>2 years: 1mg/kg 3-4 times daily
  • Combination products are not recommended


S2; except NSW: S3

Common side effects

  • CNS stimulation
  • Nervousness
  • Excitability
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia

Co-existing conditions:

  • Pseudoephedrine products are contra-indicated in uncontrolled hypertension and MAOI treatment
  • May affect blood glucose control in diabetesIncreased risk of arrhythmia in heart disease
  • Blood pressure may increase in patients with hypertension
  • Symptoms may be exacerbated in patients with prostatic hypertrophyIn patients with hyperthyroidism, there is an increased sensitivity to sympathomimetics

Uncommon side effects

  • Tachycardia
  • Palpitations
  • Arrhthmias
  • Seizures
  • Hypertension
  • Ischaemic colitis

For further information talk to your doctor.

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Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 22 October, 2015


Created by: myVMC