Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

For pseudoephedrine only

  1. Unusual nervousness, restlessness, or excitement

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:


  1. Irregular or slow heartbeat
  2. mood or mental changes
  3. skin rash, hives, or itching
  4. sore throat and fever
  5. tightness in chest
  6. unusual bleeding or bruising
  7. unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  1. Drowsiness
  2. nervousness
  3. restlessness
  4. thickening of mucus
  5. trouble in sleeping

Less common

  1. Blurred vision
  2. confusion
  3. difficult or painful urination
  4. dizziness
  5. dryness of mouth, nose, or throat
  6. fast or pounding heartbeat
  7. headache
  8. increased sweating
  9. loss of appetite
  10. nausea or vomiting
  11. nightmares
  12. ringing or buzzing in ears
  13. trembling
  14. unusual excitement, nervousness, restlessness, or irritability
  15. unusual paleness
  16. weakness

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.