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Generic name: pseudoephedrine and triprolidine [soo-doe-e-fed-rin-and-try-proe-li-deen]

brand names: aphedrid, ephedrine, aprodine, vi-sudo, wal-act, histafed
combinations for the upper respiratory tract

What is Vi-sudo?

Vi-sudo contains an antihistamine, decongestant, and itching medicine. It is used for runny noses, sneezing, watery eyes, and sinus congestion due to allergies or the can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Vi-sudo

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: difficulty breathing, hives, swelling of the face, lips, or throat.

Vi-sudo may cause serious side effects. Vi-sudo should be stopped immediately, and you should consult your doctor if:

  • Severe dizziness;
  • Nervousness;
  • Trouble sleeping
  • High blood pressure (severe headache or pounding in the neck or ears).

Vi-sudo side effects may include:

  • Dizziness, drowsiness;
  • Dry mouth, nose, or throat
  • Constipation;
  • Blurred vision
  • Feeling restless or excited, especially in children

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. The fda can be contacted at 1-800-fda-1088 to report side effects.


Do not use this medicine to put a child to sleep.

Before you take this drug

Vi-sudo should not be used if you have an allergy to triprolidine or pseudoephedrine.Vi-sudo should not be used if mao inhibitors have been taken in the last 14 days. There is a risk of a dangerous drug interaction. Mao inhibitors are isocarboxazid (linezolid), methylene blue injection, phenelzine, and tranylcypromine.

If you have had any of the following:

  • Asthma, or another breathing disorder like emphysema or chronic lung disease.
  • High blood pressure, heart disease
  • Glaucoma;
  • Diabetes
  • A thyroid disorder.

Consult your doctor before taking this medication if you're pregnant or nursing.

How to take Vi-sudo?

Follow the instructions on the package or those prescribed by your physician. Cold or cough medicines are only to be used for a short time until symptoms disappear.use the syringe provided or a dosing device to measure liquid medicines (not a spoon).

Follow the directions on the label when giving cough medicine or cold medicine. Never use cough and cold medicine to put a child to sleep.if your symptoms don't improve within 7 days or you have a headache, a cough, or a skin rash, call your doctor.

Tell your doctor or surgeon, if you've taken this medication within the last few days, if you are going to need medical testing or away from heat and moisture at room temperature.

What happens if i miss the dose?

Vi-sudo can be used as needed, and you don't need to follow a schedule. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip any missed dose. Never take two doses in one go.

What happens if i overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

Avoid this

Do not drive or engage in hazardous activities until you have a better understanding of how vi-sudo affects you. You may be unable to react properly.

Before using any other cold or cough medicines, ask your doctor or pharmacist if they contain similar ingredients.triprolidine can cause certain side effects to be exacerbated by alcohol consumption.

Interaction with other drug

Before taking any other medications that may cause drowsiness, consult your doctor or pharmacist (such as an opioid medication, a sleep medicine, muscle relaxers, or medicines for anxiety or seizures). This list does not include all possible interactions.