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Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy

What is Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy?

Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine that decreases the effects of the natural chemical histamine within the body. Histamine can cause symptoms such as nasal congestion, itching, eyes that water, and a dry nose.

Phenylephrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Blood vessels that are dilapidated can lead to nasal congestion (a stuffy nose). Sudafed PE Sinus and allergy is a combination medication that is used for treating symptoms of the common cold or seasonal allergies, such as a running or stuffy nose, as well as eyes that are itchy and watery. Sudafed PE for Sinus and Allergy could also be used to treat conditions not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy

Get medical assistance immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as hives, breathing difficulties, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Sudafed PE sinusitis and allergy can cause serious adverse effects. Stop taking Sudafed PE for sinus and allergy symptoms and consult your physician immediately if you experience:

  • Chest pain, rapid pulse, chest pain, or irregular heart rate
  • Hallucinations, confusion, severe nervousness;
  • Tremor, seizure (convulsions);
  • Very little or no urination;
  • Bleeding or bruising that is easy or unusual weakness
  • Dangerous hypertension (a severe headache that can be accompanied by a buzzing in your ears, anxiety, and shortness of breath).

Common adverse reactions to Sudafed PE sinus and allergy could include:

  • Dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision;
  • Dry mouth or nose;
  • Nausea, stomach pain, constipation, and loss of appetite;
  • Issues with concentration, memory, or
  • Being anxious or restless (especially when it comes to children).

This is not an exhaustive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Contact your doctor for advice on medical adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Warnings

Do not use this medication if you've used an MAO inhibitor within the last 14 days, including isocarboxazid or linezolid, the methylene blue injection, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine. It is not recommended to use antihistamine medications to make your child sleepy.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to use Sudafed PE for sinus and allergy symptoms. If you are allergic to phenylephrine or chlorpheniramine.

Do not take this medication if you have taken an MAO inhibitor within the past 14 days. A potentially dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors are isocarboxazid, linezolid, Methylene Blue injection, rasagiline, phenelzine, tranylcypromine, and many others.

Ask a pharmacist or doctor to determine if it is safe to take this medication if you have:

  • Asthma or COPD cough that is mucus-filled or coughs due to smoking, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis
  • A blockage of the intestines or stomach
  • kIdney or liver disease;
  • High blood pressure, heart disease, coronary artery disease, or a recent heart attack;
  • An overly large prostate or urinary problems;
  • Glaucoma;
  • Diabetes;
  • Epilepsy or any other seizure disorder
  • Pheochromocytoma (an adrenal gland tumor);
  • Overactive thyroid or
  • If you tae potassium (Cytra, Epiklor, K-Lyte, K-Phos Kaon, Klor-Con, Polycitra, Urocit-K),

It isn't known if Sudafed PE Sinus or Allergy can cause harm to a baby who is not yet born. Do not take this medication without a doctor's guidance if you are expecting. It is unclear if chlorpheniramine and phenylephrine are absorbed through breast milk or if they can harm a nursing infant. Antihistamines and decongestants can also reduce the production of breast milk. Do not take this medicine without consulting your physician's guidance if you are nursing babies.

Adults who are older may be more likely to experience adverse effects from this medication. Artificially sweetened liquid cold medicine could contain phenylalanine. If you suffer from phenylketonuria (PKU), be sure to check the label of your medication to determine whether the product contains phenylalanine.

How do I take Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy?

Follow the directions on the label or as directed by your physician. Don't use it in greater or lesser quantities or for a longer time than suggested. The typical cold medicine is taken only for a brief period until symptoms are gone. Don't give this medicine to a child who is less than four years old. Always consult with a physician before giving a cold or cough medicine to children. Death can occur from the use of cough and cold medicines in children who are very young. It is not recommended to take antihistamines to make your child sleepy.

Do not crush, chew, or break the extended-release capsule or tablet. Take it in whole. The pill can be broken or opened. could cause too much of the drug to release at the same time. The tablet that is chewable should be chewed before swallowing. Measure liquid medicine using a spoon that is specifically designed for measuring doses or a medicine cup. Not using a standard tablespoon. If you don't have a device for measuring doses, request one from your pharmacist. Contact your doctor. If your symptoms do not improve after 7 days of treatment or if you experience a fever that causes headaches or coughing or the appearance of a skin eruption, This medication can cause unorthodox results in tests for allergies on the skin. Inform any doctor who examines you that you are taking an antihistamine. If you are in need of surgery, inform the surgeon in advance if you've taken a cold medication within the last few days. Keep at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.

What happens If I miss a dose?

As cold medication is taken only when required, you may not be on a regular dosing schedule. If you're taking your medication on a regular basis, you should take the missed dose whenever you remember. Do not take the dose you missed if you are close to the time to take your next dose. Do not take any extra medication to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek medical attention in an emergency situation or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

This medication can affect your ability to think or react. Be aware when driving or doing things that require you to remain vigilant. Drinking alcohol can cause an increase in the effects of chlorpheniramine and phenylephrine. Consult a physician or pharmacist before taking any other cold or allergy medication. Sudafed PE for sinus and allergy can be found in a variety of combination medicines. Combining certain medicines can result in excessive amounts of a specific medication. Look at the label to determine the presence of an antihistamine or a decongestant.

Interaction with other drugs

Consult your doctor or pharmacist prior to taking Sudafed PE for sinusitis or allergy in conjunction with any other medication, such as prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Certain medicines can cause unsafe or unwanted adverse effects when used in conjunction with There are not all possible interactions mentioned in this medication guide.

When you take this medication along with other medications that cause you to sleep or cause breathing problems, it may make these effects worse. Talk to your doctor prior to using Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy with sleeping pills, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxers, or medication to treat anxiety, depression, or seizures.

 

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