Children's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant Grape Liquid

Generic Name: Pseudoephedrine

  • What is this medication?

    This medication is intended to provide temporary relief from nasal congestion related to the common cold, hay fever, or other upper-respiratory allergies. It is also intended to provide temporary relief from pressure and congestion in the sinuses and to promote drainage from the nose or sinuses.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Children's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant Liquid?

    Do not use this medication in a child who is already taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), which is a type of drug sometimes used for treating Parkinson's disease, as well as depression and other psychiatric or emotional conditions.

    When using this product do not exceed recommended dose. Do not take Children's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant Liquid for two weeks after stopping an MAOI.

    Stop using this medication and talk to a doctor if the child develops sleeplessness, nervousness, or dizziness; if symptoms do not get better after 7 days; or if symptoms are accompanied by a fever.

    Do not use any other dosing device. Use only enclosed dosing cup designed for use with this product.

    Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Children's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant Liquid?

    If you do not know if your child's prescription medication contains an MAOI, talk to a doctor or pharmacist before using this product.

    Also talk to a doctor before using Children's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant Liquid if the child has high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, or thyroid disease.

  • What are the possible side effects of Children's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant Liquid?

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Children's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant Liquid?

    If Children's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant Liquid is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Children's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant Liquid with any other medication.
  • What is the usual dosage of Children's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant Liquid?

    Children 6-11 years: Take two 5-milliliter (mL) teaspoonfuls, repeating the dose if needed every 4 to 6 hours. Do not use more than 4 times in a 24 hour period. Use only the enclosed dosing cup intended for this medication, and do not use any other dosing device.

    Children 4-5 years: Take one 5-milliliter (mL) teaspoonful, repeating the dose if needed every 4 to 6 hours. Do not use more than 4 times in a 24 hour period. Use only the enclosed dosing cup intended for this medication, and do not use any other dosing device.

    Children under 4 years: Do not use.

  • How should I store Children's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant Liquid?

    Store at room temperature, protecting the medication from light. Keep the product in its outer carton until you have used all of the medication.