Pseudoephedrine

Active ingredient 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.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Pseudoephedrine
R Respiratory system → R01 Nasal preparations → R01B Nasal decongestants for systemic use → R01BA Sympathomimetics
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Medicines

Pseudoephedrine is the active ingredient of these drugs:

Drug
Countries

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

United Kingdom

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Singapore

Spain

Hong Kong

Canada Cyprus Lithuania United Kingdom

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Pseudoephedrine is also found within below combination drugs:

ACTIFED , ACTIFED COMPOUND , ACTIFED DM COUGH , ACTIFED EXPECTORANT , ACTIFED RHUME , ACTIFED VITAMINE C , ACTIFEDRIN , ACTIHIST , ACTIHIST EXPECTORANT , ACTIMEX , ACTIMIN , ACTIMINS , ADVIL COLD & SINUS CONVENIENCE PACK , ADVIL COLD & SINUS LIQUI-GELS , ADVIL COLD & SINUS PLUS , ADVIL COLD AND SINUS , ADVIL COLD AND SINUS DAYTIME , ADVIL COLD AND SINUS NIGHTTIME , ADVIL COLD, SINUS & FLU EXTRA STRENGTH , AERINAZE , AERIUS D-12 , AERIUS DOUBLE ACTION 12 HOUR , AIDEX , ALERGALIV D , ALLEGRA-D , ALLEXOFEDRIN D , ANTICO , ANTINO , AVIANT EFE , BEACTAFED , BEAFLU PLUS , BECAME , BEESU , BENADRYL ALLERGY RELIEF PLUS DECONGESTANT , BENADRYL ALLERGY, SINUS & PAIN TOTAL , BISOLFREN , BOXAGRIPPAL , BROMFED DM , BRUPRO COLD & FLU , CALMYLIN PSE WITH CODEINE , CEDINEX , CETIPO , CINFATOS COMPLEX , CINFATOS DESCONGESTIVO , CLARIFLU , CLARINASE , CLARINEX-D , CLARITIN D , CLARITYNE PLUS , CLARITYNE-D , CLORATADD D , CODACON , COFACOL , COMTREX COLD , CONTAC DUAL RELIEF , COPOTAPP , DAIKOL , DALERON COLD3 , DECOFED , DECOFEN , DECONDINE , DEFETOL , DESALEX D12 , DEXTRO PLUS , DOLIPREX , DOLIRHUME , DOLORFLU , DOLVEN RHUME , DUOFED , EMSEXPECTOR , EMSFEB EFE , ENTEX LA , ESALERG D12 , EUROFED , EXOS , EXPECTAMIN , FEBRICOL , FEDAC , FEDAC COMPOUND , FENFEDRIN , FLUCOR DAY , FLUCOR NIGHT , FLUSIMEX , FLUSIMEX NT , GALPSEUD PLUS , GRIPADUO , GRIPEX , HARDYCO , HIROS , HISTADIN D , HISTAMIN EXPECTO , IBUCOMP , IBURHUME , ILOXEN , INISTOLIN , KOLAR-ER , KOOLNOX , LORADINE D , LORATAMED D , MEDOFED , MEDOFED COMPOUND , MENDICOF , MUCOCOLD , NARINE , NEOCITRAN ULTRA STRENGTH TOTAL FLU , NEOCITRAN ULTRA STRENGTH TOTAL FLU NIGHT , NOSETOP , NUROFEN COLD AND FLU , NUROFEN RHUME , NUROFEN SINUS AND PAIN , OPINASIN , PAEDICOF , PANADOL COLD AND FLU , PEACEF , PHARMAFREN , PHARMATUSGRIP , POLARATUSS , POLARINE , PROLIFED , RELIZINE , RESPIDINA EXPECTORANTE JUNIOR , RHINADVIL RHUME , RHINOGRIPPAL , RHINOS SR , RHUMAGRIP , RINO-EBASTEL , RINOBACTIL , ROBITUSSIN CHESTY COUGH WITH CONGESTION , ROBITUSSIN PLUS , ROBITUSSIN PS , ROMTEC , SEDILIX , SEMPREX D , SINIFED , SINOCON , SINU-AID , SINUTAB NON-DROWSY , SNIP , SPECTOLAB EXP , STOPCOLD , SUDAFED SINUS PRESSURE & PAIN , SUPERPLEX COUGH , SYNCOFIT , TARAFEN , TELFAST D , TEMPIER , TERMALGIN RESFRIADO , THERAFLU ND , THERAFLU NT , THERAFLU SN , TUOAN , TYLENOL SINUS , U-COTIFED , UNI-FEDRA , UNI-FEDRA COMPOUND , UNI-FEDRA DM , VIDALIDINE , VINCIGRIP , VINCITOS , VIRLIX PLUS , WICK DAYMED DUO , WIPAR , ZYRTEC-D

Product monographs

Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title
Type
Country
Summary of product characteristics (SPC)
UK

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

7CUC9DDI9F - PSEUDOEPHEDRINE

CAS registry number

345-78-8 - Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride

7460-12-0 - Pseudoephedrine sulfate

90-82-4 - pseudoephedrine

SNOMED-CT

372900003 - Pseudoephedrine (substance)