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Sudafed Children’s Nasal Decongestant

Generic name: pseudoephedrine [ SOO-doe-ee-FED-rin ]
Brand names include: Contac Cold, Nexafed, Silfedrine, Sudafed Children’s Nasal Decongestant SudoGest, Suphedrin, and Drixoral Decongestant Non-drowsy.
Drug class: Decongestants

The Sudafed trademark has been taken off the market across the U.S. If generic versions of the product are accepted by the FDA, it is possible that there are similar products that have been approved by the FDA.

What is Sudafed Children's Nasal Decongestant?

Sudafed Children's Nasal Decongestant helps to treat sinus and nasal congestion or obstruction of the tubes that draw fluid out of the ear canals, known as the eustachian tube. Sudafed nasal decongestants for children can also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in the guide.

Side effects of Sudafed Children's Nasal Decongestant

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that are warning signs of an allergic response like hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Stop using Sudafed's Kids' Nasal Decongestant and consult your doctor promptly if you experience:

  • Dizziness;
  • Anxiety; or
  • Sleep problems (insomnia).

The less serious effects could be more probable, or it is possible that you will not experience any whatsoever. This is not an exhaustive listing of all side effects. There are other possible side effects. Contact your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects. The best way to report adverse reactions is to call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Make sure you follow the instructions on the label and on the packaging. Make sure you use the product exactly as stated.

Related drug

Epinephrine topical, pseudoephedrine,  nasal phenylephrine, sodium chloride nasal, and Afrin

Prior to taking this medication

It is not recommended to use Sudafed Children's Nasal Decongestant if you have an allergy to Sudafed Children's Nasal Decongestant.

Don't use the Sudafed Children's nasal decongestant if you've taken or taken an MAO inhibitor within the last 14 days. The risk of a dangerous interaction with a drug could be observed. MAO inhibitors can include isocarboxazid, linezolid, Methylene Blue injection, selegiline, rasagiline, phenelzine, tranylcypromine, and others.

Speak with a physician or pharmacist for a recommendation on whether this medication is suitable for use in the event that you've had any of the following:

  • Heart disease (also known as hypertension)
  • Prostate enlargement and urinary tract problems
  • Diabetes (or
  • A thyroid condition.

Talk to your doctor prior to taking this medication if you are nursing or pregnant.

How to take Sudafed children's nasal decongestants?

Follow the directions on the label or according to the prescription of your physician. Don't give this medicine to children under four years old. Always consult a physician prior to giving a cold or cough medicine to children. Death can occur because of the improper use or misuse of cough or cold medicine in extremely small children. Begin with a full glass of water. Don't crush, chew, or break the extended-release tablet. Take it in its entirety.

It is possible to shake the suspension (liquid) well prior to taking a dosage. You can measure liquid medicines using the dosing needle provided or a specially designed dosing spoon or cup. If you do not own the device to measure doses, you can ask your pharmacist to provide one. Consult your physician if symptoms don't improve after 7 days of treatment or if there are symptoms of a high fever. Keep at room temperature, away from heat and humidity.

What happens If I miss a dose?

As Sudafed Children's nasal decongestant can be used as needed, and you might not be following a regular dosing regimen. If you're on a regular schedule, you should take the dose you missed as soon as you recall it. Do not take the missed dose if you are nearing the time of the next scheduled dose. Don't use any extra medication in order to fill the missing dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical assistance in an emergency or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Beware of taking this medicine when you are also taking weight loss pills, caffeine pills, or any other stimulants (such as ADHD medicines). Utilising stimulants in conjunction with a decongestant may increase the risk of adverse, unwanted side effects.

Consult a physician or pharmacist prior to using any other cold or cough medication. A lot of combination medications comprise Sudafed Children's Nasal Decongestant as well as other decongestants. The combination of certain medications could cause more harm than the recommended amount of medication.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications can affect Sudafed Children's Nasal Decongestant, which includes medicine that is prescribed or over-the-counter, vitamins, as well as natural products. Discuss with your doctor all the other medications you are taking.