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Sudafed Sinus Pain Relief

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Generic Name: Paracetamol, Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride
Product Name: Sudafed Sinus Pain Relief

Indication

Sudafed Sinus Pain Relief is used for the temporary relief from sinus pain and congestion, and the fever than can accompany it.

Action

Sudafed Sinus Pain Relief contains two active ingredients, Paracetamol and Pseudoephedrine.
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.

Dose advice

-Adults (>12 years) 2 tablets, 3-4 times a day. Max-dose 8 tablets in 24 hours
-Avoid if experienced allergic reactions in past to parecetemol or pseudoephedrine.
-Avoid alcohol when taking
Consult your doctor before using if you:
-Are pregnant or breast feeding
-Suffer from any of the following conditions:
High blood pressure, heart or vessel disease, thyroid disease
-Take antidepressant or blood pressure medication
Seek appropriate medical advice if uncertain.

Adults and children over the age of 12
– two tablets 2-3 times daily
– do not exceed 8 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 ¡°fight-or-flight¡± response) and may cause symptoms such as:
– tremor
– anxiety
– increased heart rate
– insomnia
– urinary retention (in males with prostatic enlargement)
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 ¡°fight-or-flight¡± response) and may cause symptoms such as:
– tremor
– anxiety
– increased heart rate
– insomnia
– urinary retention (in males with prostatic enlargement)

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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