This Sudafed Decongestant Liquid is a treatment that works to reduce nasal congestion that has been caused by a cold or the flu. As well as that, this treatment can also relieve catarrh, which is the build-up of mucus in the nose, chest, or throat. The active ingredient in this liquid is pseudoephedrine, which is a decongestant that works by thinning the blood vessels that have become swollen as a result of an infection.
What causes a blocked nose or catarrh?
Both a blocked nose and catarrh are caused by an infection, such as a cold or the flu. They can also be caused by an allergic reaction like hay fever. They occur as a result of germs entering the body and resting in the nose and mouth. The germs enter the body through the nose, mouth, or eyes after someone has sneezed or coughed and the germs linger in the air.
Who is this liquid suitable for?
This liquid is suitable to be used by adults and children aged 6 and over. It should not be used by anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the liquid. This treatment should also NOT be used if any of the following applies to you:
- Have high blood pressure or heart disease
- Are diabetic
- Have an overactive thyroid
- Suffer from closed-angle glaucoma
- Have severe kidney problems
- Taking beta-blockers for high blood pressure
- Taking antidepressants known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
- Taking any other type of cough and cold medicine
If you are using any medication for another condition, speak to a doctor or our pharmacist before using this liquid.