What Is Sudafed PE Used For?
hydrochloride) is a decongestant medication available without a prescription. Approved uses for Sudafed
PE include relieving:
It should be noted that there are several different Sudafed PE medications, many of which contain additional active ingredients other than phenylephrine. This article focuses primarily on phenylephrine, not the other active ingredients in such products.
How Does Sudafed PE Work?
Sudafed PE is part of a class of drugs called decongestants. Specifically, it works by stimulating certain receptors known as alpha-adrenergic receptors. In the lining of the nose and sinuses, this action causes the blood vessels to constrict, allowing less fluid to leave the blood vessels and decreasing inflammation. This helps to relieve nasal and sinus congestion.
Can Children Use It?
Children's Sudafed PE Nasal Decongestant
Liquid is approved for use in children age 4 to 11 years old. Sudafed PE Nasal Decongestant tablets are approved for use in children as young as 12 years old.