Children's Sudafed Pe Cold And Cough

(Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine)

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Relieves cough and clears sinuses.

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Children's Sudafed Pe Cold And Cough (Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine) relieves stuffy nose, but it could keep your child up at night. Cold and flu medicines should be used only after non-drug options are tried.

Quick facts about Children's Sudafed PE Cold And Cough
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Over-the-counter
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Children's Sudafed Pe Cold And Cough (Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine) is a combination medicine that relieves multiple cold symptoms. It's good to use if your child has a stuffy nose and a cough.
  • The decongestant (Phenylephrine) has fewer side effects than other decongestants like Pseudoephedrine. It doesn't raise your child's blood pressure and heart rate as much, or cause as much trouble falling asleep.
  • Can be helpful in relieving congestion-related headaches and pressure in your child's ears.
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Downsides

  • Phenylephrine doesn't last as long as other oral decongestants like Pseudoephedrine.
  • It may not let your child sleep well, so don't take it too close to bedtime.
  • Can worsen certain conditions so check with your child's doctor if he/she has heart problems, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, or thyroid problems.
How it works

Children's Sudafed Pe Cold And Cough (Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine) is a combination medicine that treats cold and flu symptoms. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. Phenylephrine is a decongestant that clears sinuses.

Quick facts about Children's Sudafed PE Cold And Cough
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Over-the-counter
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Liquid
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Side effect rates for Children's Sudafed Pe Cold And Cough (Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine)

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Risks and Warnings for Children's Sudafed Pe Cold And Cough (Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of high blood pressure

    Children's Sudafed Pe Cold And Cough (Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine) works by narrowing blood vessels. It can cause or worsen high blood pressure. If your child complains about being dizzy or having a headache that won't go away, Children's Sudafed Pe Cold And Cough (Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine) might not be the best option for him/her.

Common concerns from people taking Children's Sudafed Pe Cold And Cough (Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine)

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  • It may not let your child sleep well, so don't take it too close to bedtime.