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:

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Canada Cyprus Estonia Lithuania Poland

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Hong Kong

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong

South Africa

Pseudoephedrine is also found within below combination drugs:

ACRISEU , ACTI-TRIN , ACTIFED , ACTIFED COLD AND FEVER , ACTIFED COMPOUND , ACTIFED DM COUGH , ACTIFED EXPECTORANT , ACTIFED RHUME , ACTIFED VITAMINE C , ACTIFEDRIN , ACTIHIST , ACTIHIST EXPECTORANT , ACTIMEX , ACTIMIN , ACTIMINS , ACUFLU P , ACUGEST , ACUTUSSIVE , 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 , ADVIL ZATOKI , AERINAZE , AERIUS D-12 , AERIUS DOUBLE ACTION 12 HOUR , AGRYPIN , AIDEX , ALERGALIV D , ALLEGRA-D , ALLEXOFEDRIN D , ANTICO , ANTINO , APSELAN PLUS , ASPIRIN COMPLEX , AVIANT EFE , BEACTAFED , BEAFLU PLUS , BECAME , BEESU , BENADRYL ALLERGY RELIEF PLUS DECONGESTANT , BENADRYL ALLERGY, SINUS & PAIN TOTAL , BENYLIN FOUR FLU , BETAFED , BISOLFREN , BOXAGRIPPAL , BROMFED DM , BRUPRO COLD & FLU , CALMYLIN PSE WITH CODEINE , CEDINEX , CETIPO , CINFATOS COMPLEX , CINFATOS DESCONGESTIVO , CIRRUS , CLARIFLU , CLARINASE , CLARINEX-D , CLARITIN D , CLARITINE ACTIVE , CLARITINE DUO , CLARITYNE PLUS , CLARITYNE-D , CLORATADD D , CODACON , COFACOL , COLZOR , COMTREX COLD , CONTAC DUAL RELIEF , COPOTAPP , CORENZA COLD AND FLU , DAIKOL , DALERON COLD3 , DECOFED , DECOFEN , DECONDINE , DEFETOL , DEGORAN COLD AND FLU , DEMAZIN COLD AND FLU , DEMAZIN FLU , DEMAZIN NS , DESALEX D12 , DESELEX D-12 , DEXTRO PLUS , DINEXOL PAEDIATRIC COUGH , DOLIPREX , DOLIRHUME , DOLORFLU , DOLVEN RHUME , DRISTAN COLD , DUACT , DUOFED , EMSEXPECTOR , EMSFEB EFE , ENTEX LA , ESALERG D12 , EUROFED , EXOS , EXPECTAMIN , FEBRICOL , FEBRILEK , FEDAC , FEDAC COMPOUND , FENFEDRIN , FLU-MED , FLUCOR DAY , FLUCOR NIGHT , FLUDACTIL , FLUDACTIL CO , FLUSIMEX , FLUSIMEX NT , FLUSIN S , FLUSIN-C , FLUTEX FIZZY , GALPSEUD PLUS , GRIPADUO , GRIPBLOCKER EXPRESS , GRIPBLOCKER ZATOKI , GRIPEX , GRYPOLEK , GRYPOSTOP , HARDYCO , HIROS , HISTACON , HISTADIN D , HISTAMIN EXPECTO , IBUCOMP , IBUM GRIP , IBUM ZATOKI , IBUMAX COLD & FLU , IBURHUME , ILOXEN , INFEX , INISTOLIN , ISOCHLOR , KOLAR-ER , KOOLNOX , LORADINE D , LORATAMED D , MEDIFED , MEDOFED , MEDOFED COMPOUND , MENDICOF , MODAFEN EXTRA GRIP , MUCOCOLD , NARINE , NEOCITRAN ULTRA STRENGTH TOTAL FLU , NEOCITRAN ULTRA STRENGTH TOTAL FLU NIGHT , NEOFED , NOSETOP , NUROFEN COLD AND FLU , NUROFEN RHUME , NUROFEN SINUS AND PAIN , NUROFEN ZATOKI , OPINASIN , PAEDICOF , PANADOL COLD AND FLU , PEACEF , PHARMAFREN , PHARMATUSGRIP , POLARATUSS , POLARINE , PROLIFED , REACTYNE PLUS , RELIZINE , RESPIDINA EXPECTORANTE JUNIOR , RESPINOL , RHINADVIL RHUME , RHINOGRIPPAL , RHINOS SR , RHINOSTOP , RHUMAGRIP , RINO-EBASTEL , RINOBACTIL , ROBITUSSIN CHESTY COUGH WITH CONGESTION , ROBITUSSIN PLUS , ROBITUSSIN PS , ROMTEC , RONDOFEN DM , SEDILIX , SEMPREX D , SINIFED , SINOCON , SINU-AID , SINUCLEAR COUGH , SINUCLEAR PAEDIATRIC , SINUGESIC , SINUGESIC CO , SINUSTOP JUNIOR , SINUTAB NON-DROWSY , SNIP , SPECTOLAB EXP , STOPCOLD , SUDAFED EXPECTORANT , SUDAFED SINUS PAIN , SUDAFED SINUS PRESSURE & PAIN , SUPERPLEX COUGH , SYNCOFIT , TABCIN TREND , TARAFEN , TELFAST D , TEMPIER , TERMALGIN RESFRIADO , THERAFLU ND , THERAFLU NT , THERAFLU SN , TIXYLIX FLU , TONUFEN , TRIFED PLUS , TRIFEN EXPECT , TRIPOFED , TUOAN , TYLENOL SINUS , U-COTIFED , UNI-FEDRA , UNI-FEDRA COMPOUND , UNI-FEDRA DM , VIDALIDINE , VINCIGRIP , VINCITOS , VIRLIX PLUS , WICK DAYMED DUO , WIPAR , ZATOTABS , ZURITUSS , 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)