What are Sudafed Decongestion Non Drowsy Tablets?
These tablets are a treatment for congestion in the nose, which makes breathing more difficult. The active ingredient of these tablets is pseudoephedrine, a decongestant that works by thinning the blood vessels in the nose and sinuses that have been affected.
What causes a blocked nose?
A blocked nose is primarily caused by an infection such as a cold or the flu. It can also be caused by an allergy too. A blocked nose is occurs when the blood vessels in the nose become swollen which ends up causing the mucus produced to cause a blocked and a runny nose as well.
Who are these Sudafed tablets suitable for?
These Sudafed tablets are suitable to be used by adults and children aged 12 and over. Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the tablets should not use them. These tablets should also not be used if any of the following applies to you:
- If you have very high blood pressure
- If you have severe heart disease
- Are taking antidepressants known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
If you are taking any other type of medication, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this medication.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use these tablets?
These Sudafed tablets should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding unless they have told to do so by a doctor.
How should Sudafed Decongestion Non Drowsy Tablets be used?
The recommended dosage for these tablets is one tablet to be swallowed every 4-6 hours. Do not exceed this dosage. If things do not improve after taking these tablets, consult your doctor.
Are there any side effects?
Like with many types of medicine, there is a chance of side effects though they are rare. Some potential side effects include:
- Itchy skin rashes
- Men with prostate problems may experience trouble passing urine.
If you notice any side effect, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record any side effect that you notice using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
Why do I need to answer questions to buy this product?
You do not need a prescription for Sudafed Decongestant Tablets, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist 4 U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that Sudafed is the best choice for you.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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