Sudafed PE Non-Drying Sinus

Generic Name: Guaifenesin

  • What is Sudafed PE Non-Drying Sinus?

    Sudafed PE Non-Drying Sinus is a combination product containing a nasal decongestant and an expectorant. This medication temporarily relieves nasal congestion and sinus congestion and pressure. It promotes nasal and/or sinus drainage. It also helps loosen mucus and thin lung secretions to help make coughs more productive.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Sudafed PE Non-Drying Sinus?

    Stop use and ask a doctor if nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occur, or if symptoms do not improve within 7 days or occur with a fever, if your cough gets worse or lasts more than 7 days or if the cough tends to come back or occurs with fever, rash or headache that lasts. These could be signs of a serious condition.

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

    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 Sudafed PE Non-Drying Sinus?

    Do not use in children <12 years old.

    Do not use Sudafed PE Non-Drying Sinus if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (a class of drugs used for depression, psychiatric or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 14 days after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug is an MAOI, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Sudafed PE Non-Drying Sinus?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Sudafed PE Non-Drying Sinus. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have a cough that occurs with too much mucus, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema, thyroid disease, or trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland. Also, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • 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.

    Adult and Children ≥12 years: The usual dosage is 2 caplets every 4 hours.

  • How should I take Sudafed PE Non-Drying Sinus?

    Take the recommended dose and if needed, repeat dose every 4 hours. Do not take more than 12 caplets in 24 hours.

  • What should I avoid while taking Sudafed PE Non-Drying Sinus?

    Avoid MAOI drugs, which can interact with Sudafed PE Non-Drying Sinus.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Sudafed PE Non-Drying Sinus?

    If Sudafed PE Non-Drying Sinus 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 MAOI drugs or medicines containing phenylephrine and/or guaifenesin.

  • What are the possible side effects of Sudafed PE Non-Drying Sinus?

    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 contact your doctor if the following occur: cough tends to come back or occurs with fever, rash or headache that lasts, dizziness, nervousness, sleeplessness, or if symptoms do not improve within 7 days or occur with a fever

  • Can I receive Sudafed PE Non-Drying Sinus if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Sudafed PE Non-Drying Sinus during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Sudafed PE Non-Drying Sinus?

    This medication is taken as needed. Do not exceed 12 caplets in 24 hours.

  • How should I store Sudafed PE Non-Drying Sinus?

    Store at room temperature.

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