Nasal Decongestant vs Sudafed for Nasal Congestion
Did you mean taking both Nasal Decongestant and Sudafed?
Nasal Decongestant is a cough & cold medication.
Sudafed is a systemic sympathomimetic decongestant.
for Nasal Congestion
December 15, 1992
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Side Effects and Concerns
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Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
FDA has not classified the drug.
Before taking Nasal Decongestant during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Before taking Sudafed during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
There may be a negative interaction between Nasal Decongestant and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Sudafed and alcohol.
Method of use
Inhalation, Pill, Syrup
Oral Drops, Pill, Syrup
Tablet: 10 mg, 60 mg, 2.5-60 mg, 12-75 mg, 30-500 mg
Syrup: , 1.25-30 mg/5 mL, 2-12.5 mg/5 mL
Capsule: 12-120 mg, 30-200 mg
Inhaler: 50 mg
Solution: 6.25-50 mg/mL
Tablet: 30 mg, 60 mg, 120 mg, 240 mg
Capsule: 120 mg
Drops: 7.5 mg/0.8 mL
Syrup: 30 mg/5 mL
Follow manufacturer's instructions re:take with food because food may affect absorption
No Food Instructions
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Interaction between Nasal Decongestant and Sudafed: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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