Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

US Brand Name

  1. 12 Hour Cold Maximum Strength
  2. Biofed
  3. Cenafed
  4. Chlor-Trimeton Nasal Decongestant
  5. Contac 12-Hour
  6. Dimetapp Decongestant
  7. Efidac 24 Pseudoephedrine
  8. ElixSure Congestion Childrens
  9. Genaphed
  10. Pediacare Decongestant Infants
  11. Simply Stuffy
  12. Sudafed


Pseudoephedrine is used to relieve nasal or sinus congestion caused by the common cold, sinusitis, and hay fever and other respiratory allergies. It is also used to relieve ear congestion caused by ear inflammation or infection.

Some of these preparations are available only with your doctor's prescription.

Do not give any over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicine to a baby or child under 4 years of age. Using these medicines in very young children might cause serious or possibly life-threatening side effects .

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet
  • Tablet, Extended Release
  • Liquid
  • Capsule, Liquid Filled
  • Syrup
  • Solution