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Sudafed Daytime/Nightime Relief Tablets

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Generic Name: Paracetamol, Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, Triprolidine hydrochloride
Product Name: Sudafed Daytime/Nightime Relief Tablets

Indication

Sudafed Daytime/Nightime Relief Tablets are used in the temporary relief of cold and flu symptoms, nasal congestion and sinus pain. The Nightime preparation also relieves itchy, runny eyes and sneezing, and helps the patient to sleep.

Action

Sudafed Daytime/Nightime Relief Tablets contain three different active ingredients, Paracetamol, Pseudoephedrine and Triprolidine.
Paracetamol is a well known analgesic agent. It acts on the chemicals that regulate body temperature and nerve sensitivity to pain, thereby reducing pain and fever.
Pseudoephedrine stimulates certain receptors in blood vessels to cause them to constrict. This reduces blood flow to the nose and sinuses, decreasing swelling and nasal discharge. This is known as a decongestant action.
Triprolidine is an antihistamine agent that is useful against allergic reactions. It is used in the Nightime preparation of Sudafed Daytime/Nightime Relief Tablets for its sedative properties.

Dose advice

Day
– take 2 Daytime tablets twice daily
– do not exceed 6 tablets in 24 hours
– do not take Daytime preparation within 6 hours of taking Nightime preparation
Night
– take 2 Nightime tablets at bedtime
– do not exceed 2 tablets in 24 hours
Do not exceed 8 Daytime/Nightime tablets in 24 hours.

Schedule

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Common side effects

Reports of adverse reactions to Paracetamol are rare. The following have been reported but not proven to be related to use of Paracetamol:
– nausea
– stomach upset
– allergic reaction
Pseudoephedrine stimulates the sympathetic nervous system (which is responsible for the â??fight-or-flightâ? response) and may cause symptoms such as:
– tremor
– anxiety
– increased heart rate
– insomnia
– urinary retention (in males with prostatic enlargement)
The major side effect caused by Triprolidine is sedation, but this is often actually the desired effect (inclusion in Nightime preparation).

Uncommon side effects

Allergic reactions to Pseudoephedrine have been very rarely reported, and consist of a widespread rash of red, coin-sized patches.

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For further information talk to your doctor.

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Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 1 January, 1970


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