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Sudafed PE Children’s Cold and Cough

Generic name: dextromethorphan and phenylephrine [DEX-troe-me-THOR-fan-and-FEN-il-EFF-rin]
Brand names include: children’s Triacting Daytime, Sudafed PE Children’s Cold and Cough Triaminic Day Time Cold and cough Children’s Triacting Daytime, PediaCare Children’s Multi-Symptom Cold, Show the 8 brands
The class of drug: upper respiratory combinations

What is Sudafed PE Children's Cold and Cough?

Dextromethorphan is an effective cough suppressant. It alters the brain signals that trigger the cough reflex. Phenylephrine can be described as a decongestant that shrinks the blood vessels that line the nasal passages. The blood vessels that are dilated can cause nose congestion (stuffy nostrils). Sudafed PE Children's Cold and Cough is a mixture medicine that treats nasal stuffiness, cough, and sinus congestion that is caused by allergies, typical colds, and influenza.

Sudafed PE Children's Cold and Cough is not a treatment for coughs due to smoke, asthma, or the condition known as emphysema. Sudafed PE for children's colds and coughs can also be used for other purposes that are not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Sudafed PE Children's Cold and Cough

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you notice any of the following symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue, Do not use Sudafed PE Children's Cold and Cough and contact your doctor immediately if you suffer from:

  • Heart rate that is irregular or fast;
  • Intense nausea and anxiety, and feeling as if you're going to faint;
  • With a severe headache that is severe;
  • Mood swings;
  • Fever or
  • Dangerous hypertension (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing eardrums, chest pain, anxiety, unsteady heartbeats, seizures).

Common adverse consequences of Sudafed PE in children's colds and coughs could include:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Sleep problems (insomnia)
  • Experiencing anxiety, irritability, or anger.

This isn't an exhaustive list of all the side effects. Other side effects could occur. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Don't use Sudafed PE Children's Cold or Cough if your child has taken an MAO inhibitor within the last 14 days. A risky drug interaction may occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, rasagiline, phenelzine, tranylcypromine, and many others.

Before you take this drug

You shouldn't apply Sudafed PE to children's colds and coughs in the event that you are allergic to dextromethorphan or phenylephrine.

Don't use Sudafed PE for children's colds and coughs if your child has taken an MAO inhibitor within the last 14 days. A potentially dangerous interaction with a drug could occur. MAO inhibitors are isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, rasagiline, phenelzine, tranylcypromine, and others.

Consult a physician or pharmacist to determine if it is safe to take this medication in the event that you suffer from:

  • High blood pressure
  • Coronary arterial condition (hardened coronary artery),
  • Diabetes;
  • Glaucoma;
  • Epilepsy or any other seizure disorder
  • Prostate enlargement or urinary problems
  • Pheochromocytoma (an adrenal gland tumour) or
  • Cough that is mucusy or cough due to the condition emphysema, as well as chronic bronchitis.

FDA classification for pregnancy C It isn't known whether Sudafed PE children's cough and cough could cause harm to an unborn baby. Do not take this medicine without a medical professional's guidance if you're expecting.

Phenylephrine and dextromethorphan could get into breast milk and harm a nursing child. Decongestants can also affect the production of breast milk. Do not take this medicine without consulting a physician's advice if you are breastfeeding. Artificially sweetened cold medicine could contain phenylalanine. If you suffer from the condition known as phenylketonuria (PKU), look over the medication label to determine whether the product contains phenylalanine.

How to take Sudafed PE for Children's Cough and Cough?

Take it exactly as indicated on the label or as recommended by your physician. Do not take it in larger quantities, in smaller amounts, or for a longer period than recommended. The medicine is typically taken only for a short period of time until you feel better. Contact your physician if your symptoms don't get better after seven weeks of therapy or if you are suffering from a fever, cough, headache, or the appearance of a skin condition.

Don't give this medication to children younger than 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 of cold or cough medicine by very young children. Take measurements of liquid medicines using a specific dosage measuring spoon or cup, not an ordinary tablespoon. If you do not own an instrument for measuring doses, ask your pharmacist for one.

If you are in need of surgical intervention or tests for medical reasons, notify the doctor or surgeon prior to the time of your appointment if you have taken this medication in the last few days. Storage at room temperature, free of heat and moisture. Don't allow the liquid medicine to cool down.

What happens If I miss a dose?

Because Sudafed PE for children's colds and coughs is prescribed when it is needed, you might not be on a schedule of doses. If you're taking the medication on a regular basis, you should make sure to take your missed dose when you remember. Don't miss your missed dosage if it's nearing the time for the next dose. Don't take any extra medication to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Sudafed Children's colds and coughs could cause blurred vision or a decline in your thinking and reaction. Be aware of this if you drive or engage in any activity in which you need to stay aware and capable of seeing clearly.

Alcohol consumption can cause an increase in certain negative effects associated with dextromethorphan or phenylephrine.

Consult a physician or pharmacist before taking any other cough, cold, or allergy medicine. Sudafed PE Cough and Children's Cold are included in numerous combinations of medicines. Combining certain medicines can result in excessive amounts of a specific medicine. Examine the label to find out whether the medicine is an anti-cough or a decongestant.

Interaction with other drugs

Consult a physician or pharmacist prior to taking this medication if you're also taking other medicines that include prescription or over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Certain medicines may cause undesirable or harmful effects when combined. There are not all the interactions mentioned in this medication guide.

If you take this medicine in conjunction with other drugs that can make you tired or cause breathing problems, this can increase the severity of these effects. Consult your physician before using Sudafed PE to treat children's colds and coughs together with sleeping pills or narcotic pain medication, muscle relaxers, or medication to treat anxiety, depression, and seizures.