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Pseudoephedrine, Sudafed, PSE


Pseudoephedrine (PSE) is a sympathomimetic amine commonly used as a decongestant.

Vasoconstriction in the nasal mucosa shrinks swollen nasal mucous membranes, reduces tissue hyperaemia, oedema, and nasal congestion. Other beneficial effects may include increasing the drainage of sinus secretions, and opening of obstructed Eustachian tubes.


sympathomimetic - adrenergic agonist


nasal congestion

Side Effects

anorexia, anxiety, dizziness, headache, hypertension, insomnia, nausea/vomiting, palpitations, photophobia, restlessness, sinus tachycardia,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions




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