Daily OTC Pearl: Sudafed PE

Sudafed PE relieves nasal congestion caused by the common cold, hay fever, or other allergies.

OTC/Lifestyle Pearl of the Day: Sudafed PE

Indication: Sudafed PE (phenylephrine) is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion.

Insight:

  • Do not give Sudafed PE to a child younger than 4 years of age. Always ask a physician before giving a cough or cold medicine to a child.
  • Adverse events include dizziness, irregular heartbeat, loss of appetite, and feeling restless.

Sources:

Sudafed Pe: Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - Drugs.com

sudafed pe image - Google Search

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