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Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant drug commonly used for relieving nasal congestion due to allergies or the common cold; it also relieves sinus congestion and pressure. It comes in several different forms, including immediate-release tablets, extended-release tablets, and a liquid. The medicine works by stimulating certain receptors known as alpha-adrenergic receptors. You do not need a prescription to buy this medication, but it is kept behind the pharmacy counter.
- Relieving nasal congestion due to allergies (such as hay fever) or the common cold
- Relieving sinus congestion and pressure.
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