- relief of nasal congestion
Non-Drowsy Sudaplus is used for the relief of nasal congestion when combined with fever and/or pain such as sore throat, sinus pain or headache in the common cold or flu. This medicine contains two active ingredients. Paracetamol is a painkiller and reduces your temperature when you have a fever. Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride is a decongestant which unblocks your nose and sinuses helping you breathe more easily. This medicine is for use in adults and children aged 12 years and over. Always read the label. Ask your pharmacist for advice.
Those aged 6 years and older
Warnings and cautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist
- If you are taking any other medicines containing paracetamol
- If you have difficulty in passing water or need to pass water often (for example, due to prostate problems, or infection or inflammation of the bladder or urinary tract).
- If you have epilepsy.
- If you have blocked arteries or veins (occlusive vascular disease).
- If you have liver or kidney problems.
- If you have the type of anaemia where your red blood cells get broken down (haemolytic anaemia) or any risk factors for this condition.
- If you are being treated for a thyroid disorder.
- If you have alcohol dependence. ? If you weigh less than 50 kg, suffer from chronic malnutrition or are dehydrated.
If you experience the following, stop taking the product immediately and contact your doctor:
- A feverish generalised erythema associated with pustules (see section 4).
- Sudden abdominal pain or rectal bleeding may occur with Non-Drowsy Sinutab Tablets, due to inflammation of the colon (ischemic colitis). If you develop these gastro-intestinal symptoms, stop taking Non-Drowsy Sinutab Tablets, and contact your doctor or seek medical attention immediately. (See section 4).
- Sudden severe headaches, nausea, vomiting, confusion, fits, visual disturbances. Reduction of blood flow to your optic nerve may occur with Non-Drowsy Sudaplus Tablets. If you develop sudden loss of vision, stop taking Non-Drowsy Sudaplus Tablets and contact your doctor or seek medical attention immediately. (See section 4).
Other medicines and Non-Drowsy Sudaplus Tablets Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including: Moclobemide (used to treat mood disorders). Oxytocin (drug used to help contractions during childbirth). Cardiac glycosides (drugs used to control heart rhythms or contractions e.g. digoxin). Ergot alkaloids (used to treat migraine such as ergotamine and methysergide). Stimulants or appetite suppressants and drugs used to treat congestion and asthma (sympathomimetic drugs). Oral contraceptives (“the pill”). Anticonvulsants (drugs used to treat epilepsy). Antihypertensives (drugs to treat high blood pressure such as guanethidine, methyldopa, adrenergic neurone blockers debrisoquine, bretylium, reserpine and betanidine). Anticoagulants (to thin the blood such as warfarin). Metoclopramide and domperidone (to treat nausea and vomiting). Cholestyramine (to lower blood cholesterol). Tricyclic antidepressants (used to treat mood disorders). Anticholinergic drugs (drugs used to treat cramps or spasms such as atropine). flucloxacillin (an antibiotic) due to a serious risk of blood and fluid abnormality (high anion gap metabolic acidosis) that must have urgent treatment and which may occur particularly in case of severe kidney impairment, sepsis (when bacteria and their toxins circulate in the blood leading to organ damage), malnutrition, chronic alcoholism, and if the maximum daily doses of paracetamol are used. If you are not sure about any of the medicines you are taking, show the bottle or pack to your pharmacist. If any of these bullet points apply to you now or in the past, talk to a doctor or pharmacist.
Pregnancy and Breast-feeding If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine. Non-Drowsy Sudaplus Tablets with drink Avoid alcoholic drink. Alcohol can increase the liver damage of a paracetamol overdose. Driving and using machines This medicine may cause dizziness. If affected, do not drive or operate machinery. Anti-doping tests This medicine contains pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, which may produce positive results in anti-doping tests.
How to use
For oral use only. Do not take more than the stated dose shown in the tables. Take with a glass of water. Children under 12 years This medicine should not be given to children under 12 years old. Adults and children aged 16 years and over Age Dose Adults and children aged 2 tablets every 4 to 6 hours 16 years and over as needed Leave at least 4 hours between doses. Do not take more than 8 tablets (4 doses) in 24 hours. Do not take for more than 5 days. If symptoms persist or worsen talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Children aged 12 to 15 years Age Dose Children aged 12 to 15 years 1 tablet every 4 to 6 hours as needed Leave at least 4 hours between doses. Do not take more than 4 tablets (4 doses) in 24 hours. Do not take for more than 5 days. If symptoms persist or worsen talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
The active ingredients in Non-Drowsy Sudaplus are: 500 mg paracetamol and 30 mg pseudoephedrine hydrochloride per tablet. Other ingredients are: Pregelatinised maize starch, crospovidone, povidone K30, stearic acid, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, magnesium stearate.