Over-the-counterClass: Respiratory

Children's Sudafed Pe Cold And Cough Alternatives

(dextromethorphan / phenylephrine)

Over-the-counterClass: Respiratory
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Compare Children's Sudafed Pe Cold And Cough (dextromethorphan / phenylephrine) to alternatives

These medications are comparable to Children's Sudafed Pe Cold And Cough (dextromethorphan / phenylephrine) or used for similar purposes.

Children's Sudafed Pe Cold And Cough
(dextromethorphan / phenylephrine)

Children's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant
(pseudoephedrine)

Relieves cough and clears sinuses. 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.Clears your sinuses. Children's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant (Pseudoephedrine) 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.
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Side effects
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How it works
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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.Children's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant (Pseudoephedrine) is a decongestant. It narrows blood vessels and reduces swelling in your nasal passages to make breathing easier.
Type of medication
Children's Sudafed PE Cold And CoughChildren's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant
Over-the-counterOver-the-counter
Available as
Children's Sudafed PE Cold And CoughChildren's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant
  • Liquid
  • Liquid
Used for
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Risk factors for serious side effects
Children's Sudafed PE Cold And CoughChildren's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant
  • History of high blood pressure
  • History of heart problems
  • History of seizures
  • History of asthma
  • Cough that happens frequently or with fever and lots of mucus
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  • History of high blood pressure
  • History of heart problems
  • History of seizures
Detailed Children's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant (pseudoephedrine) risks & warnings »
Pregnancy

The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

Sleep
Children's Sudafed PE Cold And CoughChildren's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant
  • It may not let your child sleep well, so don't take it too close to bedtime.
  • It may not let your child sleep well, so can't take it too close to bedtime.
Upsides and benefits
Children's Sudafed PE Cold And CoughChildren's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant
  • 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.
  • One of the best over-the-counter medicines to clear stuffy nose and help your child breathe better.
  • Clears nasal congestion better than other decongestants like Phenylephrine.
  • Can be helpful in relieving congestion-related headaches and pressure in your child's ears.
  • Comes as a grape-flavored liquid.
Downsides and risks
Children's Sudafed PE Cold And CoughChildren's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant
  • 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.
  • Pseudoephedrine (the decongestant) can make your child's heart race or make him/her feel anxious and restless.
  • It may not let your child sleep well, so can'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.
  • Children's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant (Pseudoephedrine) isn't as effective after using it for more than 4 days straight.
  • Need to show a photo ID to buy it in the drugstore and there's a limit on how much you can buy each visit.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
Children's Sudafed PE Cold And CoughChildren's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant
  • For children 4 years or older. Follow age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take.
  • Only use the dosing cup to measure the exact amount of medicine and don't take more than instructed.
  • Starts working in 30 minutes.
  • Don't give Children's Sudafed Pe Cold And Cough (Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine) too close to bedtime since phenylephrine, the decongestant, can make your child restless.
  • Let your child's doctor know if his/her symptoms don't improve in a few days, or if he/she have a really bad sore throat with a fever, headache, nausea, or vomiting.
  • For children 4 years or older. Follow age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take.
  • Only use the dosing cup to measure the exact amount of medicine and don't take more than instructed.
  • Starts working in 30 minutes.
  • You need to show an ID to buy Children's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant (Pseudoephedrine) in the drugstore since it contains pseudoephedrine.
  • Don't give Children's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant (Pseudoephedrine) too close to bedtime since it can make your child restless.
  • Talk to your child's doctor if symptoms don't get better in 1 week.
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