Sudafed PE Drug Information
Sudafed PE® (phenylephrine hydrochloride) is a nonprescription drug that is classified as a decongestant. It is used to treat:
- Nasal congestion due to allergies (such as hay fever) or the common cold
- Sinus congestion and pressure.
You may be aware that original Sudafed (pseudoephedrine) products are now required to be kept behind the counter to avoid the misuse of the medication to make methamphetamine. These requirements do not apply to Sudafed PE, however, as it was formulated in response to these regulations.
Although it is generally well tolerated, Sudafed PE is not right for everyone. It is important to go over the drug's safety information before taking it. You may not be able to use this product if you are taking certain medications or have certain allergies. If you have glaucoma, diabetes, kidney disease, or an enlarged prostate, check with your healthcare provider before taking this medication.
(For more information, including available forms and some of the drug's potential side effects, click Sudafed PE.)