Sudafed sinus pressure and pain is used to relieve cold and flu symptoms in adults and children over the age of 12. It contains two active ingredients, pseudoephedrine hydrochloride and ibuprofen, to relieve symptoms such as:
This medicine relieves your cold and flu symptoms in the following way:
Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride is a decongestant, which relieves sinus and nasal congestion by shrinking dilated blood vessels of your nose back to normal size.
Ibuprofen, which is a painkiller, relieves aches, pain and fever by blocking prostaglandins, which your body releases as a reaction to illness.
Sudafed sinus is a non-drowsy tablet treatment containing 24 tablets.
If you have been prescribed these tablets, then follow your doctor's instructions on how to take this medicine. The directions below are for your reference only.
The recommended dose for adults and children over the age of 12 is one or two tablets taken every 4 - 6 hours if needed.
The maximum dose is 6 tablets in any 24 hour period. Do not take more than this amount.
Swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water. Always start with the lower dose, and take for as few days as possible.
Do not take this medicine for more than 10 days without talking to your doctor. Your doctor may want to recommend alternative treatments that are better suited for long term use.
Sudafed sinus is suitable and safe for a lot of people, but not everyone. It is therefore important that you read through this section, and the patient information leaflet before you use this medicine.
Do not use this medicine if any of the below applies to you, as it may be harmful to your health:
You should talk to your doctor or pharmacist to discuss dosage and suitability of this medicine before use if:
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
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