Pseudoephedrine 120 mg Tablets

Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant medication used for relieving nasal congestion due to allergies or the common cold. It can also be used to relieve sinus congestion and pressure. The medicine comes in several different forms and strengths, including:
  • Immediate-release pseudoephedrine 30 mg tablets
  • Extended-release pseudoephedrine 120 mg tablets
  • Extended-release pseudoephedrine 240 mg tablets.
The recommended dosage for immediate-release pseudoephedrine tablets in adults and children ages 12 and older is two tablets (a total of 60 mg) every four to six hours, not to exceed eight tablets in 24 hours.
For the extended-release 120 mg pseudoephedrine tablets (such as Sudafed 12 Hour), the recommended dosage for adults and children 12 years and older is one tablet every 12 hours. For extended-release pseudoephedrine 240 mg tablets (such as Sudafed 24 Hour), the suggested dosage is one tablet once a day.
(Click Pseudoephedrine Dosage for more information on when and how to take pseudoephedrine and to find out how dosing works for children under 12 years old.)
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