For years many people used Sudafed with Pseudoephedrine to get relief from nasal congestion, sinus problems, allergies, and stuffy noses due to colds. Over the past decade illegal drug makers discovered that you could make methamphetamine from ephedrine and pseudoephedrine. This is has forced drugstores and online retailers and the manufacturers to change the way they do business. Sudafed with Pseudoephedrine is no longer available to purchase online and is no longer on the shelves of drugstores.
Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine are decongestants that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion or otherwise known as a stuffy nose. Pseudoephedrine is used to treat nasal and sinus congestion, or congestion of the tubes that drain fluid from your inner ears, called the eustachian (yoo-STAY-shun) tubes. Sudafed with pseudoephedrine HC) is a OTC medication that belongs to the drug class, decongestants. Sudafed was available as a generic drug, and was prescribed for the temporary relief of nasal congestion due to the common cold, hay fever, and sinus congestion. Common side effects of Sudafed include nervousness, restlessness, excitability, dizziness, headache, fear, anxiety, tremors, hallucinations, and convulsions (seizures).
Thankfully once again there is relief for suffers Epjedrine Plus is available to the public again without a prescription. Ephedrine Plus is used for the temporary relief of stuffy nose and sinus pain and pressure caused by infection from the common cold, flu or other breathing illnesses such as hay fever, allergies, bronchitis. Ephedrine Plus is a decongestant (sympathomimetic). It works by narrowing the blood vessels to decrease swelling and congestion. If you are self-treating with this medication, it is important to read the manufacturer’s package instructions carefully so you know when to consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Cold products have not been shown to be safe or effective in children younger than 6 years. Do not use this product in children younger than 12 years unless specifically directed by the doctor. Long fast acting tablets capsules are not recommended for use in children younger than 12 years. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details about using your product safely.
These products do not cure or shorten the length of the common cold and may cause serious side effects. To decrease the risk for serious side effects, carefully follow all dosage directions. Do not give other cold medication that might contain the same or similar decongestants.
Ephedrine Plus Side Effects:
Nausea, vomiting, trouble sleeping, dizziness, headache, or nervousness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Stop taking this medication and tell your doctor promptly if you have dizziness, nervousness, or trouble sleeping.
If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Stop taking this medication and tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat, mental/mood changes (such as anxiety, confusion, restlessness), shaking (tremor), difficulty urinating.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.