Pseudoephedrine is used for the temporary relief of stuffy nose and sinus pain/pressure caused by infection (such as the common cold, flu)
or other breathing illnesses (such as hay fever, allergies, bronchitis). Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant (sympathomimetic).
It works by narrowing the blood vessels to decrease swelling and congestion.
If you are self-treating with this medication, it is important to read the manufacturer’s package instructions carefully so you
know when to consult your doctor or pharmacist. (See also Precautions section.) Cough-and-cold products have not been
shown to be safe or effective in children younger than 6 years. Do not use this product in children younger than 6 years
unless specifically directed by the doctor. Long-acting tablets/capsules are not recommended for use in children younger
than 12 years. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details about using your product safely.
These products do not cure or shorten the length of the common cold and may cause serious side effects. To decrease the
risk for serious side effects, carefully follow all dosage directions. Do not use this product to make a child sleepy. Do not
give other cough-and-cold medication that might contain the same or similar decongestants (see also Drug Interactions
section). Ask the doctor or pharmacist about other ways to relieve cough and cold symptoms (such as drinking enough
fluids, using a humidifier or saline nose drops/spray).