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Methscopolamine / Pseudoephedrine Dosage

Applies to the following strengths: 2.5 mg-120 mg

Usual Adult Dose for Allergic Rhinitis

1 tablet (2.5 mg-120 mg) orally every 12 hours.

Usual Adult Dose for Cold Symptoms

1 tablet (2.5 mg-120 mg) orally every 12 hours.

Usual Adult Dose for Sinusitis

1 tablet (2.5 mg-120 mg) orally every 12 hours.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Allergic Rhinitis

12 years or older:

1 tablet (2.5 mg-120 mg) orally every 12 hours.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Cold Symptoms

12 years or older:

1 tablet (2.5 mg-120 mg) orally every 12 hours.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Sinus Symptoms

12 years or older:

1 tablet (2.5 mg-120 mg) orally every 12 hours.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Pseudoephedrine is eliminated by the kidney and may accumulate in patients with renal dysfunction. Patients with renal dysfunction should be monitored for signs and symptoms of toxicity when using pseudoephedrine.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Do not exceed 2 tablets in 24 hours.

The FDA has not approved use of over-the-counter cough and cold medications to children aged less than 2 years, and proper dosing for children in this age group has not been studied. Clinicians should be aware of the risk for serious illness or fatal overdose from administration of cough and cold medications to children aged less than 2 years. Clinicians should be certain that caregivers understand 1) the importance of administering cough and cold medications only as directed and 2) the risk for overdose if they administer additional medications that might contain the same ingredient.

Dialysis

Pseudoephedrine is partially removed by hemodialysis, therefore doses should be given following dialysis sessions.

Other Comments

Do not crush or chew tablet. Tablets may be broken in half if necessary.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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