Childrens Sudafed PE Cold and Cough

Generic Name: Phenylephrine

  • What is Childrens Sudafed PE Cold and Cough?

    Children's Sudafed PE Cold and Cough temporarily relieves cough and nasal congestion due to the common cold, hay fever, or other upper respiratory allergies.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Childrens Sudafed PE Cold and Cough?

    When using this product, do not exceed the recommended dose.

    Children's Sudafed PE Cold and Cough is a nondrowsy formula that is alcohol and sugar-free.

    Stop use and ask a doctor if your child's cough gets worse or lasts for more than 7 days. Also call your doctor if your child's cough tends to come back or occurs with fever, rash or headache that lasts. These could be signs of a serious condition.

    Keep out of reach of children. In the case of an overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away (1-800-222-1222).

  • Who should not take Childrens Sudafed PE Cold and Cough?

    Do not use in a child who is taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI, a class of drugs used for depression, psychiatric or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug.

    If you do not know if your child's prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before giving this product.

    Do not use in children <4 years old.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Childrens Sudafed PE Cold and Cough?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications your child is taking before beginning treatment with Children's Sudafed Cold and Cough. Also, talk to your doctor about your child's complete medical history, especially if your child has a cough that occurs with too much mucus, heart disease, high blood pressure, persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with asthma, thyroid disease, diabetes, or a sodium-restricted diet.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Children 4 to 5 years: The usual dosage is 1 teaspoonful (5 mL) every 4 hours as needed.

    Children 6 to 11 years: The usual dosage is 2 teaspoonfuls (10 mL) every 4 hours as needed.

  • How should I take Childrens Sudafed PE Cold and Cough?

    Use only the recommended dose using the dosing cup designed for use with this product. Do not use any other dosing device. If needed, repeat dose every 4 hours.

    Do not use more than six times in 24 hours.

  • What should I avoid while taking Childrens Sudafed PE Cold and Cough?

    Avoid prescription medications known as MAOI drugs. Avoid other products that contain phenylephrine hydrochloride.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Childrens Sudafed PE Cold and Cough?

    If Children's Sudafed PE Cough and Cold is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining this medicine with other cold medicines and MAOIs.

  • What are the possible side effects of Childrens Sudafed PE Cold and Cough?

    Side effects cannot 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.

    Stop use and ask a doctor if the following occur: dizziness, nervousness, sleeplessness, or if symptoms do not improve within 7 days or occur with a fever

  • Can I receive Childrens Sudafed PE Cold and Cough if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    This medication is meant for children. Talk to your doctor about which medicine is appropriate for your symptoms if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Childrens Sudafed PE Cold and Cough?

    This medication is taken as needed. If you missed a dose of Children's Sudafed PE Cough and Cold, give the dose as soon as possible. Do not take two doses at the same time. Do not exceed six doses in 24 hours.

  • How should I store Childrens Sudafed PE Cold and Cough?

    Store at room temperature. Protect from light.

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