What are Sudafed Sinus Pressure and Pain Tablets?
Sudafed Sinus Pressure and Pain Tablets are a treatment that is designed to provide relief for a headache or fever with a blocked nose. The tablets contain two active ingredients that treat the symptoms. These are:
Ibuprofen is a painkiller that belongs in a group of drugs called Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These drugs help to reduce pain and also reduce body temperature. The other active ingredient, pseudoephedrine, is a decongestant that works to reduce the swelling in the nose that causes a blocked nose.
What causes a headache and blocked nose or fever?
These are all symptoms of infections such as a cold or the flu. They can also occur as a result of an allergic reaction as well. A headache is the result of the infection in the body causing the pain. A fever is also because of the same reason when the body rises in temperature. A blocked nose occurs when the blood vessels in the nose become swollen and the airways become blocked. In these circumstances, excess mucus can be produced and that can cause 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 15 and over. Anyone who is allergic to any of 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:
- Allergic to any other NSAIDs
- A history of stomach ulcers or bleeding
- Had severe kidney failure
- Had heart failure or heart disease
- Had close-angle glaucoma
- Taking any other decongestants
- Taking antidepressants known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) or taken them in the last 14 days
If you are taking any other medication for another condition speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using these tablets.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use these Sudafed tablets?
Do not use these tablets during the first 6 months of pregnancy unless you have been advised to do so by a doctor. These tablets should not be used during the final 3 months of pregnancy. If you are breastfeeding, then do not use these tablets.
How should Sudafed Sinus Pressure and Pain Tablets be used?
These tablets are intended to be for short-term use only. Use a single tablet every 6 hours. If your symptoms are more severe, then take 2 tablets. Do not exceed 6 tablets in a day. Speak to a doctor if this medication is needed for more than 3 days for adolescents and 4 days for adults. Also, consult a doctor if symptoms do not improve or worsen after using.
Are there any side effects?
As with most type of medication, there is a chance of side effect. Potential side effects include:
- Severe skin reaction, such as itching or blistering
- Stomach pains
- A headache
- Sleeping difficulties
If you notice a 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 Sinus Pressure and Pain Relief 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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