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Pseudoephedrine Information

Pseudoephedrine Benefits & Uses

Pseudoephedrine is used to treat the following -

Pseudoephedrine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Pseudoephedrine


Pseudoephedrine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Pseudoephedrine is used -

  1. Dizziness Mild
  2. Restlessness
  3. Headache Mild
  4. Insomnia Mild
  5. Hallucinations
  6. Palpitations (fluttering in chest)
  7. Rash
  8. Urticaria
  9. Abdominal Pain Mild
  10. Seizures (uncontrollable jerking of limbs)
  11. Arrhythimia

Pseudoephedrine Related Warnings

Is the use of Pseudoephedrine safe for pregnant women?

Pseudoephedrine can cause unwanted effects on pregnant women. If you experience any such side effects, stop taking Pseudoephedrine right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.


Is the use of Pseudoephedrine safe during breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding women can feel side effects of Pseudoephedrine. Stop taking Pseudoephedrine immediately if you see any side effects. Talk to your doctor after that and take it again only based on your doctor's advice.


What is the effect of Pseudoephedrine on the Kidneys?

Pseudoephedrine is rarely harmful for kidney.


What is the effect of Pseudoephedrine on the Liver?

Pseudoephedrine is not harmful for liver.


What is the effect of Pseudoephedrine on the Heart?

Pseudoephedrine has very mild side effects on the heart.


Severe Interaction of Pseudoephedrine with Other Drugs

Pseudoephedrine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Pseudoephedrine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Pseudoephedrine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Heart Disease
  2. Bronchitis
  3. Diabetes
  4. Hyperthyroidism
  5. Kidney Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Pseudoephedrine

Is this Pseudoephedrine habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Pseudoephedrine has not been reported.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

No, after taking Pseudoephedrine, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery because you may feel sleepy.


Is it safe?

Yes, but take Pseudoephedrine only as per medical advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Pseudoephedrine for mental disorders.


Pseudoephedrine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Pseudoephedrine

Taking Pseudoephedrine with food does not cause any problem.


Interaction between Alcohol and Pseudoephedrine

Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Pseudoephedrine with alcohol.

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
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