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Sudafed PE (Pseudoephedrine) Pressure + Pain Caplets



About Sudafed PE (Pseudoephedrine)

Sudafed PE Pseudoephedrine 30 mg HCI is used for the temporary relief of stuffy nose and sinus pain/pressure caused by infection (such as the common cold, flu) or other breathing illnesses (such as hay fever, allergies, bronchitis). Sudafed Pseudoephedrine with alcohol is a decongestant (sympathomimetic). Pseudoephedrine when pregnant works by narrowing the blood vessels to decrease swelling and congestion.

If you are self-treating with Hydrocodone Pseudoephedrine 30 mg HCI, it is important to read the manufacturer’s package instructions carefully so you know when to consult your doctor or pharmacist. cough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or effective in children younger than 6 years. Do not use this product in children younger than 6 years unless specifically directed by the doctor. Long-acting tablets/capsules are not recommended for use in children younger than 12 years. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details about using your product safely.

These products do not cure or shorten the length of the common cold and may cause serious side effects. To decrease the risk for serious side effects, carefully follow all dosage directions. Do not use this product to make a child sleepy. Do not give other cough-and-cold medication that might contain the same or similar decongestants (see also Drug Interactions section). Ask the doctor or pharmacist about other ways to relieve cough and cold symptoms (such as drinking enough fluids, using a humidifier or saline nose drops/spray).

How to use Sudafed PE

If you are taking the over-the-counter product to self-treat, read all directions on the product package before taking Hydrocodone Pseudoephedrine 30 mg HCI. If your doctor has prescribed this medication, take it as directed.

Take Sudafed Pseudoephedrine with alcohol by mouth with or without food, usually every 4 to 6 hours, as directed by the product package or by your doctor. Do not take more than 4 doses in a day.

Sudafed PE Dosage

Sudafed PE dosage is based on your age, medical condition, and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or take this drug more often than directed. Do not take more of this medication than recommended for your age.

If you are using the chewable tablets, chew each tablet well and swallow. If you are using the liquid form of Sudafed Pseudoephedrine with alcohol, measure the dose carefully using a special measuring device/cup. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose.

There are many brands and forms of Pseudoephedrine when pregnant available. Some tablets should be swallowed with plenty of water. Check your product package for specific directions. Read the dosing instructions carefully for each product because the amount of pseudoephedrine may be different between products. Do not take more pseudoephedrine than recommended.

Caffeine can increase the side effects of this medication. Avoid drinking large amounts of beverages containing caffeine (coffee, tea, colas), eating large amounts of chocolate, or taking nonprescription products that contain caffeine.

If your symptoms do not improve after 7 days if they worsen or return if you develop fever, rash, or a persistent headache, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

Sudafed PE Side effects

  • Nausea
  • vomiting
  • trouble sleeping
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • nervousness

If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Stop taking this medication and tell your doctor promptly if you have dizziness, nervousness, or trouble sleeping.

If your doctor has directed you to use Hydrocodone Pseudoephedrine 30 mg HCI, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Stop taking Sudafed Pseudoephedrine with alcohol and tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat, mental/mood changes (such as anxiety, confusion, restlessness), shaking (tremor), difficulty urinating.

A very serious allergic reaction to Pseudoephedrine when pregnant is rare. However, get medical help right away.

Warnings & Precautions

  1. Before taking Hydrocodone Pseudoephedrine 30 mg HCI, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it.
  2. If you have any health problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using Sudafed Pseudoephedrine with alcohol.
  3. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely.
  4. Limit alcoholic beverages.
  5. Liquid products may also contain alcohol.
  6. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use.

Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially fast/irregular heartbeat, dizziness, problems urinating, trouble sleeping, or confusion.

Children may be more sensitive to the effects of this medication, especially restlessness.

Pseudoephedrine when pregnant should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Pseudoephedrine when pregnant passes into breast milk. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before breastfeeding.


Different brands of this medication have different storage needs. Check the product package for instructions on how to store your brand, or ask your pharmacist. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

Drug interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor’s approval.

Some products that may interact with this drug include stimulants (such as caffeine, dextroamphetamine, methamphetamine, herbal products like ephedra/ma huang), terbutaline.

The info provided at web is intended to facilitate awareness about Rx drugs and medical health but it cannot substitute for Medical Doctor attention or its advice. Please consult with your doctor before taking prescription and non-prescription products. Please do contact your medical professional immediately in case of emergency.

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