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Information About Pseudoephedrine

Uses of Pseudoephedrine

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.

How Pseudoephedrine Works

Pseudoephedrine stimulates alpha and beta-adrenergic receptors and causes vasoconstriction of respiratory mucosa including bronchial mucosa.

Side Effects of Pseudoephedrine

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

Information Updated on : Tue Oct 17 2023 15:54:09 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)

Pseudoephedrine Related Warnings

Alcohol Safe

No known side effects when used along with alcohol consumption.

Pregnancy Not Safe

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.

Lactation Limited Data

Pseudoephedrine can pass into breast milk. Hence, caution should be exercised when prescribing Pseudoephedrine to breastfeeding mothers.

Driving Generally Safe

Pseudoephedrine usually does not affect the ability to drive. Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Kidney High Risk

The use of Pseudoephedrine is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.

Liver Limited Data

Pseudoephedrine rarely leads to any hepatic impairment unless in the elderly patients. Dose adjustment of Pseudoephedrine may be needed.Please consult your doctor.

Frequently Asked Questions on Pseudoephedrine


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