NON-DROWSY SUDAFED CHILDRENS SYRUP

Active substance: PSEUDOEPHEDRINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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2 Before giving the
medicine to your child
This medicine is suitable for most people but a few
people should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk
to your doctor or pharmacist. If you are an adult taking
this product you need to follow the same precautions
as listed below for children.

Do not give this medicine…
This medicine is used to provide relief from the
symptoms of blocked nose or sinuses and catarrh
associated with colds.
■ This medicine is for use by children aged 6 years
and over and can also be used by adults.
■ Do not give this medicine:
■ There are some people who should not take this
medicine. To find out if your child is one of them
see section 2 c
■ If your child has ever had a bad reaction to
any of the ingredients. For the list of ingredients
see section 6 c
■ Speak to your doctor:
■ If your child suffers from any of the conditions
mentioned in section 2. See section 2 c
■ If your child is taking any other medicines.
See section 2 c
■ Follow the dosage instructions carefully. Children
and adults need different amounts. These are shown
in the table. See section 3 c
Now read this whole leaflet carefully before you
use this medicine. Keep the leaflet: you might need
it again.


1 What the medicine is for
Non-Drowsy Sudafed Children's Syrup is a medicine
which is used to provide relief from the symptoms of
blocked nose or sinuses and catarrh associated with colds.
The syrup contains pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, which
is a decongestant that relieves nasal and sinus congestion.
This medicine is for use in children aged 6 years and over
and adults.

If your child has ever had a bad reaction (e.g.
rash, swelling of the face and throat,
difficulty breathing) to any of the ingredients.
■ If your child has high blood pressure or heart
disease.
■ If your child has diabetes.
■ If your child has a phaeochromocytoma (rare
tumour that affects your heart rate and blood
pressure).
■ If your child has an overactive thyroid.
■ If your child suffers from or has had closed
angle glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye).
■ If your child has severe kidney problems.
■ If your child is taking beta blockers (used to
treat high blood pressure).
■ If your child is taking, or has taken in the last
two weeks, drugs for depression known as
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) or
Reversible Inhibitors of Monoamine Oxidase
(RIMAs).
■ If your child is taking any other cough and cold
medicine.
■ If your child is under 6 years old.
If any of these apply to your child, get advice from a
doctor or pharmacist without giving Non-Drowsy
Sudafed Children's Syrup.


Talk to your doctor or pharmacist…
If your child has kidney problems.
If your child has blocked arteries or veins
(occlusive vascular disease).
■ If your child has been diagnosed with an
intolerance to some sugars.
■ If your child is taking any other medicines,
including:
■ Antimuscarinic / anticholinergic drugs e.g.:
■ tricyclic antidepressants (drugs to treat
mood disorders).



atropine (used to treat some eye
conditions and occasionally bowel
conditions).
■ Antihypertensives (drugs used to treat high
blood pressure including alpha and beta
blockers).
■ sympathomimetic drugs (stimulants or
appetite suppressants and drugs used to
treat congestion and asthma).
■ moclobemide (used to treat mood
disorders).
■ Cardiac glycosides (drugs used to control
heart rhythms or contractions) e.g.
digoxin.
■ Ergot alkaloids (drugs used to treat
migraine such as ergotamine and
methysergide).
■ Oxytocin (drug used to help contractions
during childbirth).
If you are not sure about any of the
medicines your child is taking, show the
bottle or pack to your pharmacist.
If any of these bullet points apply to your child now
or in the past, talk to a doctor or pharmacist.


If you are pregnant or
breast-feeding


Ask your doctor or pharmacist for
advice before taking any medicine in
pregnancy or whilst breast-feeding.

Some of the ingredients can
cause problems
Each 5 ml of this medicine contains
3.5 g of sucrose. This may be harmful to
your child's teeth. If you have been told by
your doctor that your child has an intolerance
to some sugars, contact your doctor before
giving this medicine.
■ Methyl hydroxybenzoate may cause allergic
reactions such as skin rash; this may occur
after a few days.
■ The colouring Ponceau 4R (E124) in this
medicine may cause allergic reactions.


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3 How to use this
medicine
Check the table that follows to see how
much medicine to use.
For oral use only.
Always shake the bottle thoroughly before use.
■ Do not use more than the stated dose shown in
the table.
■ Do not overfill the spoon.
There is a double-ended
spoon in the pack.



Children under 6 years
Do not give to children under 6 years old.

Children from 6 years and adults
Age
Children
6-12 years
Adults and
children aged 12
years and over

Dose
One large 5 ml spoonful
every 4 - 6 hours, up to
4 times a day
Two large 5 ml spoonfuls
every 4 - 6 hours, up to
4 times a day

Leave at least 4 hours between doses.
Do not give more than 4 doses in 24 hours.
■ If symptoms persist or worsen talk to your doctor.
■ Do not give to a child under 12 years old for
more than 5 days without the advice of a doctor.



If anyone has too much
If anyone has too much contact a doctor or your
nearest Accident & Emergency Department
(Casualty) taking this leaflet and pack with you,
even if the child seems well.

If you forget to give the medicine
If you forget to give a dose, give the next dose
when needed provided that the last dose was
given at least 4 hours ago. Do not give a double
dose.

4 Possible side-effects

6 Further information

Non-Drowsy Sudafed Children’s Syrup can have sideeffects, like all medicines, although these don’t affect
everyone and are usually mild.

What’s in this medicine?

If anyone experiences any of the
following stop using this medicine and
seek immediate help:
Allergic reactions including skin rashes (which
may be severe and include blistering and
peeling of the skin) and itching.
■ Allergic reactions to other medicines
containing sympathomimetic drugs (stimulants
or appetite suppressants and drugs used to
treat congestion and asthma).
■ Hallucinations and paranoid delusions.


If anyone experiences any of the
following, stop using this medicine and
talk to your doctor:
An increased or irregular heartbeat, an
increased awareness of the heartbeat
(palpitations), high blood pressure.
■ Restlessness and sleep disturbances.


Other effects which may occur include:
Irritability, anxiety, excitability, nausea and
sickness.
■ Headache, difficulty in passing urine.
If your child experiences any side-effects not included in
this leaflet, or you are not sure about anything, talk to
your doctor or pharmacist.


5 Storing this medicine
Store below 25ºC. Protect from light.
Keep the product out of the reach and sight
of children.
Keep the container tightly closed.
Do not use after the end of the month shown as an
expiry date on the packaging.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater
or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to
dispose of medicines no longer required. These
measures will help to protect the environment.

The active ingredient in Non-Drowsy Sudafed
Children's Syrup is:
Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 30 mg per 5 ml.
Other ingredients are: Citric acid monohydrate,
sucrose, glycerol, methyl hydroxybenzoate
(E218), sodium benzoate (E211), Ponceau 4R (E124),
raspberry flavour and water.

What the medicine looks like
Non-Drowsy Sudafed Children's Syrup is a clear red
liquid available in 100 ml amber glass bottles.
The Product Licence holder:
McNeil Products Ltd, Maidenhead, Berkshire,
SL6 3UG, UK.
Manufacturer:
Famar Orléans, 5 avenue de Concyr,
45071 Orléans, Cedex 2, France
This leaflet was revised January 2010.
Sudafed is a registered trade mark.

7 Information about
treating cough and
cold in children
It's normal for children to get 8 or more colds in
a year. Because colds are caused by viruses, not
bacteria, antibiotics don't help.
Here are simple steps to help your child who has a
cough or cold.
If they are hot/feverish: Increase the amount
of fluid your child normally drinks. Lower their
temperature with a paracetamol or ibuprofen
medicine which has doses for children.
For coughs: Coughing serves a purpose, it helps
clear phlegm and mucus. Give the child plenty of
warm clear fluids to drink.
To help with breathing: Plain saline nose drops /
sprays can help with blocked noses.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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