Sudafed vs Sudafed PE

Sudafed
(OTC)
Sudafed PE
(OTC)
Sudafed is a systemic sympathomimetic decongestant.
Sudafed PE is a systemic sympathomimetic decongestant.
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Congestion
2.9
Concern level
1.5
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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December 15, 1992
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
63,142 Discussions
1,355 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Congestion
#3 for Flu
#6 for Runny Nose
Sudafed is approved for Sinus Infections, Congestion, Flu, Nasal Congestion, Sinus Headaches and Runny Nose and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Congestion
#2 for Flu
#5 for Runny Nose
Sudafed PE is approved for Congestion, Flu, Nasal Congestion, Sinus Headaches and Runny Nose and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Sud
Addiction
4
Palpitations
4
Itching
3
Tinnitus
2
Dehydration
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Tachycardia
1
Gagging
1
Fainting
1
Hearing Loss
1
Sud
Drowsiness
7
High Blood Pressure
7
Migraines
5
Tachycardia
4
Nausea
4
Dizziness
3
Addiction
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Palpitations
3
Paranoia
3
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Addiction
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3
Itching
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3
0
Tinnitus
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2
0
Dehydration
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2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
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2
3
Tachycardia
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1
4
Gagging
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1
0
Fainting
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1
0
Hearing Loss
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1
0
Drowsiness
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7
0
High Blood Pressure
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7
0
Migraines
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5
0
Tachycardia
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4
1
Nausea
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4
0
Dizziness
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3
0
Addiction
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3
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
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3
2
Palpitations
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3
4
Paranoia
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3
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
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).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
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.
Category D
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.
Category X
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.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Sudafed during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Sudafed PE during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Sudafed and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Sudafed PE and alcohol.
Method of use
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Oral Drops, Pill, Syrup
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 30 mg, 60 mg, 120 mg, 240 mg
Capsule: 120 mg
Drops: 7.5 mg/0.8 mL
Syrup: 30 mg/5 mL
Solution: 2.5 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 10 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Pseudoephedrine Hcl
Phenylephrine Hcl, Phenylephrine Hcl/Acetaminophen, Phenylephrine Hcl/Acetaminophen/Chlorpheniramine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Sudafed and Sudafed PE: 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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