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Pseudoephedrine

Description

Pseudoephedrine is a sympathomimetic agent with direct and indirect effects on adrenergic receptors. It has alpha and beta adrenergic activity and some stimulant effect on the central nervous system. The sympathomimetic effect of pseudoephedrine produces vasoconstriction which in turn relieves nasal congestion.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
R01BA02
Pseudoephedrine
R Respiratory system → R01 Nasal preparations → R01B Nasal decongestants for systemic use → R01BA Sympathomimetics

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Product Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
BOOTS DECONGESTANT Tablets
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK