Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy Tablets

Generic Name: Chlorpheniramine

  • What is Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy Tablets?

    Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy tablets temporarily relieve allergy symptoms (e.g., hay fever [allergic rhinitis] or other upper respiratory allergies) such as runny nose, sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, nasal congestion, itching of the nose or throat, sinus congestion and pressure.

    Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy tablets are a combination of two drugs, chlorpheniramine (an antihistamine) and phenylephrine (nasal decongestant).

  • What is the most important information I should know about Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy Tablets?

    Do not use Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy if you are now 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 prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy.

    Do not exceed the recommended dose of Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away (1-800-222-1222).

    Excitability may occur, especially in children.

    Drowsiness may occur. Alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness. Avoid driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery before you know how Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy affects you.

    Stop use and ask a doctor if you experience nervousness, dizziness, or trouble falling asleep or if symptoms do not improve within 7 days or occur with a fever.

    If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a healthcare professional before use.

    Do not use Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy in children <12 years old.

  • Who should not take Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy Tablets?

    Do not use Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy tablets if you are now 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 prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy.

    Do not use Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy in children <12 years old.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy Tablets?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have or had heart disease, high blood pressure, thyroid disease, diabetes, trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland, a breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis, glaucoma, are taking MAOIs, are pregnant, might be pregnant, are planning to become pregnant, are breastfeeding, or are planning to breastfeed.

  • 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.

    Allergy Symptoms

    Adults and Children ≥12 years old: The recommended dose of Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy is 1 tablet taken every 4 hours. Each tablet contains 4 milligrams (mg) of chlorpheniramine and 10 mg of phenylephrine. Do not take more than 6 tablets in 24 hours.

    Do not use Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy in children <12 years old.

  • How should I take Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy Tablets?

    Take one tablet of Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy every 4 hours by mouth. Do not take more than 6 tablets in 24 hours.

  • What should I avoid while taking Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy Tablets?

    Do not exceed recommended dose of Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away (1-800-222-1222).

    Avoid alcohol. Avoid driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery before you know how Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy affects you.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy Tablets?

    If Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy tablets are 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 Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy tablets with the following: alcohol, MAOIs, sedatives, and tranquilizers.

  • What are the possible side effects of Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy Tablets?

    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.

    Side effects may include: excitability (especially in children), drowsiness, nervousness, trouble falling asleep

  • Can I receive Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy Tablets if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a healthcare professional before taking Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy tablets.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy Tablets?

    If you miss a dose of Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the dose. If you are unsure, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

  • How should I store Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy Tablets?

    Store Sudafed PE Sinus and Allergy tablets at room temperature.

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