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Sudafed PE Children’s Nasal Decongestant

Name of the generic: phenylephrine (oral) (oral) FEN-il-EFF-rin [FEN-il-EFF-rin]
Names of the brands: Nasop12, Sudafed PE, Sudafed PE Children’s Nasal Decongestant Sudafed PE Congestion Nasop, Sudogest PE
Drug class: decongestants

What is Sudafed PE Children's Nasal Decongestant?

Sudafed PE Children's Nasal Decongestant is a decongestant used to treat a stuffy nose and sinus congestion that is caused by commonly occurring colds as well as allergies like hay fever or other allergies. Sudafed PE Children's nasal decongestant could be used for other purposes that are not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Sudafed PE Children's Nasal Decongestant

Contact a medical professional immediately in the event that you exhibit symptoms that indicate an allergy, such as hives, breathing difficulties, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue. Stop taking Sudafed PE Kids' Nasal Decongestant. Contact your doctor right away. If you suffer from:

  • Quick, pounding, and irregular beat;
  • Severe dizziness or nervousness;
  • Sleep problems (insomnia); or
  • Increased blood pressure, a severe headache, blurred vision, or the pounding of your neck or ears.

Common adverse consequences of Sudafed PE Children's Nasal Decongestant could include:

  • Flushing (the warmth of redness or a tingly sensation);
  • Loss of appetite;
  • Being anxious or restless (especially when it comes to children).

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Contact your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Do not take Sudafed Children's Nasal Decongestant when you've taken an MAO inhibitor within the last 14 days, for example, linezolid, isocarboxazid, the methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine.

Before taking this medication, you must consult your physician.

Don't use Sudafed PE Nasal Decongestant for children if you've used an MAO inhibitor within the past 14 days. A potentially dangerous interaction with a drug could occur. MAO inhibitors are isocarboxazid, linezolid, Methylene Blue injection, rasagiline, phenelzine, and tranylcypromine, among others.

You shouldn't make use of Sudafed PE Children's Nasal Decongestant if you have an allergy to it.

Consult a pharmacist or doctor to determine if this medication is safe to use if:

  • Heart disease, high blood pressure;
  • Diabetes;
  • A thyroid disorder
  • Increased prostate and urinary tract problems;
  • Any allergies to drugs.

Consult a physician before taking this medication if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.

The liquid version of this medication may include the chemical phenylalanine. Make sure to read the label on the medicine to determine if you suffer from phenylketonuria (PKU).

How to take Sudafed PE's Children's Nasal Decongestant?

Take it exactly as stated on the label or as directed by your physician. Cold medication is meant for short-term use until symptoms ease. Always follow the directions on the label of the medicine about the administration of cold medicine to children. You should chew the tablet thoroughly before you take it in.

Make sure to measure the liquid medicine with care. Make use of the dosing syringe supplied or a dosage-metering device (not the kitchen spoon). Take the tablet that dissolves orally from the packaging only when you are prepared to consume the medication. Put the tablet in your mouth and let it dissolve without chewing. Take a few breaths as the tablet disintegrates.

Contact your physician if your symptoms don't improve after seven days or if you suffer from an illness that causes headaches, fever, an itchy rash, or both. If you are in need of surgery, be sure to inform your doctor whether you're currently using Sudafed PE Children's Nasal Decongestant. Keep at room temperature, free of heat and moisture. Avoid freezing.

What happens If I miss a dose?

Because cold medicines are taken when they are required, you might not be following a dose schedule. Don't miss a dose when it's time to take the next dose. Don't take two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

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

 What should be avoided?

Consult a physician or pharmacist prior to using any different cold medications that may have similar components.

Interaction with other drugs

A variety of drugs can impact the effects of Sudafed PE's nasal decongestant for children, and certain drugs shouldn't be taken in conjunction. Inform your doctor about your current medications and any medications you begin or stop taking. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicine, vitamins, and herbal supplements. The interactions between these products are not mentioned here.