Childrens Sudafed PE Nasal Decongestant Liquid

Generic Name: Phenylephrine

  • What is Childrens Sudafed PE Nasal Decongestant Liquid?

    Children's Sudafed PE Nasal Decongestant Liquid temporarily relieves 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 Nasal Decongestant Liquid?

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

    Children's Sudafed PE Nasal Decongestant Liquid is a nondrowsy formula that is alcohol and sugar-free.

    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 Nasal Decongestant Liquid?

    Do not use in a child who is taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), a class of drugs used to treat 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 Nasal Decongestant Liquid?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications your child is taking before beginning treatment with Children's Sudafed PE Nasal Decongestant Liquid. Also, talk to your doctor about your child's complete medical history, especially if your child has heart disease, high blood pressure, 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 every 4 hours as needed.

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

  • How should I take Childrens Sudafed PE Nasal Decongestant Liquid?

    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 Nasal Decongestant Liquid?

    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 Nasal Decongestant Liquid?

    If Children's Sudafed PE Nasal Decongestant Liquid 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 Nasal Decongestant Liquid?

    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 Nasal Decongestant Liquid 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 Nasal Decongestant Liquid?

    This medication is taken as needed. If your child misses a dose of Children's Sudafed PE Nasal Decongestant Liquid, take 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 Nasal Decongestant Liquid?

    Store at room temperature. Protect from light.

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