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2 Before using this
Phenylephrine hydrochloride

This medicine is suitable for most people but some
people should not use it. If you are in any doubt talk
to your doctor or pharmacist.

X Do not take this medicine…
I This

medicine is used to clear stuffy noses
associated with colds and hay fever.
I This medicine is for use by adults and children aged
12 years and over.
I Do not take this medicine:
I There are some people who should not use this
medicine. To find out if you are one of them see
section 2 c
I If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the
ingredients. For the full list of ingredients see
section 6 c
I Speak to your doctor:
I If you suffer from any of the conditions
mentioned in section 2. See section 2 c
I If you are taking any other medicines. See section
Now read this whole leaflet carefully before you
use this medicine. Keep the leaflet: you might need
it again.

If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the
ingredients in Sudafed Blocked Nose Capsules.
I If you have diabetes mellitus.
I If you suffer from heart disease.
I If you have closed-angle glaucoma (increased
pressure in the eye).
I If you have an overactive thyroid gland.
I If you have prostate problems (difficulty with
passing water or needing to pass water often).
I If you are taking, or have taken in the last two
weeks, drugs for depression known as
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs).
I If you are taking alcohol.
I If you are taking drugs used to treat high blood
pressure such as vasodilators and betablockers.
I If you have phaeochromocytoma (a tumour of
the adrenal gland that can effect blood
If any of these apply to you, get advice from a
doctor or pharmacist without taking
Sudafed Blocked Nose Capsules.

1 What the medicine is for
Sudafed Blocked Nose Capsules are used to help clear
stuffy noses associated with colds and hay fever.
The capsules contain phenylephrine hydrochloride which
is a decongestant.
This medicine is for use in adults and children aged
12 years and over.

Cardiac glycosides (drugs used to control heart
rhythms or contractions) e.g. digoxin.
If you are not sure about any of the medicines
you are taking, show the bottle or pack to your
If any of these bullet points apply to you now or in
the past, talk to a doctor or pharmacist.


Talk to your doctor or pharmacist…
If you suffer from circulation problems such as
Raynaud's Phenomenon.
I If you are taking any other medicines
I Anticholinergic drugs such as tricyclic
antidepressants (used to treat mood
I Sympathomimetic drugs such as decongestants
(used to treat congestion).


If you are pregnant or


Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant or

Some of the ingredients can cause

If you have been told by your doctor that you
have an intolerance to some sugars, contact
your doctor before taking this medicinal

3 How to take this
Check the table that follows to see how
much medicine to take.

For oral use only.


Children under 12 years old
Do not give to children under 12 years old.


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Adults and children aged 12 years
and over



Take 1 capsule up to
Adults and children
4 times a day
aged 12 years and
I Do not exceed the stated dose.
I If symptoms persist for more than 7 days, talk to
a doctor.


If anyone has too much
If anyone has taken too many capsules contact
a doctor or your nearest Accident and
Emergency Department (Casualty) taking this
leaflet and pack with you.


If you forget to take the medicine
If you forget to take a dose, take the next one
when needed. Do not take a double dose.

4 Possible side-effects
Sudafed Blocked Nose Capsules can have side-effects,
like all medicines, but these are rare and are usually

If you experience any of the following
stop using this medicine and talk to your
Increased heart rate.
Irregular or changes to heartbeat.
I Increase in blood pressure.
I A few men, especially men with prostate
problems, may have trouble passing water.

Other effects which may occur include:



Nausea and vomiting.

5 Storing this medicine
Do not store above 25°C.
Store in the original package.
Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of
Do not use after the end of the month shown as
the 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.

6 Further information
What’s in this medicine?
The active ingredient in this medicine is:
Phenylephrine hydrochloride 12 mg.
Other ingredients are: Lactose monohydrate, dried
maize starch, pregelatinised maize starch, and
magnesium stearate. Gelatin Capsule: Gelatin,
Quinoline yellow (E104) and titanium dioxide (E171).
Printed Ink: Black iron oxide (E172), shellac and
propylene glycol.

What the medicine looks like
Sudafed Blocked Nose Capsules are hard capsules
with a yellow cap and body and are printed with
'Sudafed 0593' in black ink. They are available in
packs of 12 and 24 capsules.
Product Licence holder: McNeil Products Ltd,
Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3UG, UK.
Manufacturer: Hamol Limited, Thane Road,
Nottingham, NG90 2DB.
PL 15513/0125
Text revised January 2010.
Sudafed is a registered trade mark.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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