What is Sudafed Sinus Pressure and Pain?
Sudafed provides relief from the unpleasant and painful symptoms of sinus congestion and common colds. These tablets reduce inflammation and provide pain relief, as well as fighting headaches, fever and discomfort that often accompany sinus congestion. It contains ibuprofen and pseudoephedrine hydrochloride that work together to relieve pressure whilst reducing pain and high temperature.
What pain can this product relieve?
This product can help to provide relief from the following symptoms:
- Nasal congestion
- Common cold symptoms
What causes head colds?
Colds are viral infections that are easily spread. A person can start spreading the cold virus from a few days before their symptoms begin and until all of their symptoms are gone, which can take a week or 2. Colds are spread from coughs or sneezes which can live on hands and surfaces for 24 hours.
Tips to avoid catching and spreading a cold
- Wash your hands often with warm water and soap
- Use tissues to trap germs when you cough or sneeze
- Bin used tissues as quickly as possible
- Don’t share towels or household items (like cups) with someone who has a cold
- Don’t touch your eyes or nose in case you have come into contact with the virus – it can infect the body this way
- Staying fit and healthy
How does Sudafed Pressure and Pain help to ease symptoms of colds?
Sudafed contains 2 active ingredients:
- Ibuprofen – Belongs to a group of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which provide relief by reducing pain and fever.
- Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride - Belongs to a group of active substances called vasoconstrictors which act on the blood vessels in your nose to relieve nasal congestion
Both of these ingredients work together to fight the pain, fever and symptoms of nasal congestion. You should only take this product if you’re suffering from a blocked nose with a headache or fever. If you only have one of these symptoms, speak to your doctor or a Chemist 4U pharmacist about using ibuprofen or Pseudoephedrine by itself.
How to take Sudafed Sinus
Always take this medicine exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as advised by a doctor or a Chemist 4U pharmacist.
Duration of Use
This medicine is for short term use only and you should only take the lowest dose for the shortest time necessary to relieve your symptoms. If this medicine is required for more than 4 days (adults) or 3 days (adolescents), seek medical advice from your doctor.
The recommended dose is for adults and adolescents aged 15 years and older:
- Take 1 tablet every 6 hours, if necessary
- For more severe symptoms, take 2 tablets every 6 hours, if necessary
- Swallow the tablet whole, with a glass of water and without chewing, preferably during meals
Never exceed the maximum daily dose of 6 tablets per day (equivalent to 1200mg ibuprofen and 180mg pseudoephedrine hydrochloride).
- Never exceed the maximum daily dose of 6 tablets per day (equivalent to 1200mg ibuprofen and 180mg pseudoephedrine hydrochloride)
- Sudafed Sinus Pressure and Pain must not be given to children and adolescents below the age of 15
If you take more Sudafed than you should, stop treatment and consult your doctor immediately, even if you feel well. If a child has accidentally taken this product contact a doctor immediately or your nearest hospital for advice.
Symptoms of overdose include:
- Stomach pain
- Vomiting (may be blood-streaked)
- Ringing in the ears
- Shaky eye movement
- Chest pain
- Loss of consciousness
- Convulsions (mainly in children)
- Weakness and dizziness
- Blood in urine
- Cold body feeling
- Breathing problems
Can you take Sudafed with other medications?
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. Sudafed Sinus Pressure and Pain 200mg/30mg tablets may affect or be affected by some other medicines, for example:
- Medicines that reduce high blood pressure
- Other Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug
- Medicine to treat epilepsy
- Injectable heparin
- Some medicines for depression
- Medicines for the temporary suppression of your immune system
- Antidiabetic medicines
- Medicines used to treat infections
- Medicines used to help you pass water
- Medicines for gout
- Any anti-migraine medicinal products
- Medicine for treating HIV/AIDS
- Preparations containing Ginkgo biloba
Always seek advice from your doctor or a Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you are taking other medication.
Sudafed must not be used in combination with:
- Other vasoconstrictor agents used as nasal decongestants, whether administered orally or nasally
- Medicine for ADHD called methylphenidate
- MAOIs that are used for depression
See the patient information leaflet for more information on taking this product with other information.
When should Sudafed NOT be used?
Do NOT use this product if you are allergic to any ingredient used in this product (see ingredients tab for full list) or if you:
- Are younger than 15 years
- Are in the third trimester of pregnancy
- Are breast-feeding
- Have had an allergic reaction or shortness of breath, asthma, skin rash, itchy runny nose or facial swelling when previously taking acetylsalicylic or other NSAIDs
- Have an active or history or recurrent stomach/duodenal ulcers (peptic ulcers) or bleeding (at least 2 different episodes of confirmed ulcers or bleeding)
- Have a history of gastrointestinal bleeding or perforation related to previous NSAID treatment
- Have severe liver or kidney failure
- Have severe heart failure
- Have severe heart or circulation problems
- Have a history of heart attack
- Have had a stroke or have previously been told you are at risk of having a stroke
- Have a history of seizures
- Have unexplained disorders in the formation of blood components
- Have increased pressure in the eye
- Have been diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Are taking other nasal decongestants
- Are takin methylphenidate – a medicine for ADHD
- Medicines for depression-like non-selective Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) or have taken them in the last 14 days
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you:
- Have asthma, use of this medicinal product can cause an asthma attack
- Have a history of the gastrointestinal disorder (such as hiatus hernia, gastro-intestinal bleeding, peptic or duodenal ulcer)
- Have or have ever had gastrointestinal disease
- Have high blood pressure diabetes, high cholesterol, have a family history of heart disease or stroke or if you are a smoker
- Have liver or kidney problems
- Have diabetes because of potential diabetic nephropathy
- Have overactive thyroid gland
- Have a blood clotting disorder
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have had heart problems including heart failure, angina or if you have had a heart attack, bypass surgery, peripheral artery disease or any kind of stroke
See patient information leaflet BEFORE taking this product for full information about who this product isn’t suitable for. Speak to your doctor or a Chemist 4U pharmacist if you are unsure.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop taking this product and consult a doctor immediately if you experience:
- Signs of intestinal bleeding – Such as, bright red faeces (stools/motions), black tarry stools, vomiting blood or dark particles that look like coffee grounds
- Signs of a serious allergic reaction – Such as severe skin rashes, peeling, flaking or blistering skin, facial swelling, swollen hands, feet or genitals, unexplained wheeziness, shortness of breath, easy bruising
- A severe skin reaction known as DRESS syndrome – Symptoms include, skin rash, fever, swelling of lymph nodes and an increase of eosinophils
Common side effects include
- Indigestion – Stomach discomfort or pain, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, diarrhoea, constipation, minor gastrointestinal blood loss in rare cases leading to anaemia
- Dry mouth
Tell your doctor if you experience these side effects.
See patient information leaflet for the full list of side effects.
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.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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- Ibuprofen, Pseudoephedrine
Each film-coated tablet contains 200 mg ibuprofen and 30 mg pseudoephedrine hydrochloride
The other ingredients are: Tablet core: microcrystalline cellulose, calcium hydrogen phosphate anhydrous, croscarmellose sodium, maize starch, silica colloidal anhydrous, magnesium stearate. Tablet coat: hypromellose, macrogol 400, talc, titanium dioxide (E171), iron oxide yellow (E 172)
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