Pseudoephedrine is commonly used to treat nasal congestion due to common cold, hay fever, or upper respiratory allergies. it provides temporary relief of sinus congestion and pressure by promoting nasal or sinus drainage and restores freer nasal breathing.
Pseudoephedrine stimulates alpha and beta-adrenergic receptors and causes vasoconstriction of respiratory mucosa including bronchial mucosa.
Dry mouth, Anxiety, Restlessness, Tremor, Insomnia, Increased heart rate, Irregular heart rhythm, Palpitations, Increased BP, Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Urinary retention in males and Skin rashes
No known side effects when used along with alcohol consumption.
Pseudoephedrine may be unsafe to be used during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse reactions on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may outweigh the risk. Please consult your doctor before consuming it.
Pseudoephedrine can pass into breast milk. Hence, caution should be exercised when prescribing Pseudoephedrine to breastfeeding mothers.
Pseudoephedrine usually does not affect the ability to drive. Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
The use of Pseudoephedrine is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Pseudoephedrine rarely leads to any hepatic impairment unless in the elderly patients. Dose adjustment of Pseudoephedrine may be needed.Please consult your doctor.