Precautions and Warnings With Pseudoephedrine

Who Should Not Take Pseudoephedrine?

According to the manufacturer of pseudoephedrine, you should not take the medication if you:
 
  • Are allergic to pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, Sudafed, or any inactive components used to make pseudoephedrine. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
     
  • Have narrow angle glaucoma.
     
  • Have difficulty passing urine (known as urinary retention).
     
  • Have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past 14 days (see Drug Interactions With Pseudoephedrine for a list of MAOIs).
     

Precautions and Warnings With Pseudoephedrine: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which pseudoephedrine should not be taken, as well as several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, talk with your healthcare provider about the specific ones that may apply to you.
 
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