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APOHEALTH Sinus Nasal Decongestant

Contains the active ingredient Pseudoephedrine (as hydrochloride)
Consumer Medicine Information
 
PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU START TO TAKE YOUR MEDICINE

 

What is in this leaflet

This information answers some common questions about APOHEALTH Sinus Nasal Decongestant tablets. It does not contain all the available information.
It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist who has detailed information.
Keep this information with the medicine as you may want to read it again.

What this medicine is used for

APOHEALTH Sinus Nasal Decongestant tablets contain a decongestant, pseudoephedrine hydrochloride which acts to clear nasal congestion and dry a runny nose, making breathing easier.
If you have any concerns about this medication, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Before you take this medicine

When you must not take it

Do not take this medicine if:
Do not use this product after the expiry date printed on the carton and foil.
Do not use this product if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering
Do not give to children under 12 years
Do not take if you are taking, or within 14 days after stopping taking, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), a type of medicine used to treat depression
Do not take if you have very high blood pressure or severe blood vessel disease
Do not use if you are allergic to pseudoephedrine or any of the ingredients mentioned under "Product Description" of this Consumer Medicine Information
If you have an allergic reaction, you may get an asthma attack, skin rash, or hay fever-like symptoms.
If you are not sure whether you should take this medicine, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Before you start to take it

You must tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are suffering from any of these conditions:
high blood pressure
heart disease
depression
lung, liver or kidney disorders
over active thyroid gland
prostate problems such as enlarged prostate
bladder problems
Diabetes mellitus (too much sugar in the blood)
increased pressure in the eye (glaucoma)
any other medical problem
It may not be safe for you to take this medicine if you have any of these conditions.

Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including any that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
In particular, you should tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using any of these substances:-
Medicines for high blood pressure
Medicines that suppress appetite and for slimming
Other nasal decongestant (e.g. Medicines used to treat symptoms of colds and flu)
Levodopa (a medicine used to treat Parkinson's disease)
Medicines for depression
These medicines may affect the way this medicine work or this medicine may affect the way they work. Your doctor or pharmacist can tell you what to do if you are taking any of these medicines.

Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant.
Women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should check with their doctor before using this medicine.

Breastfeeding

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are breast-feeding.
This medicine is not recommended for breast-feeding mothers.

How to take this medicine

How much to take

Adults and children over 12 years of age:
1 tablet 3 to 4 times a day, when necessary. Do not exceed 4 tablets in 24 hours.
Not suitable for use in children under 12 years.
If you are unsure what dose to take, ask your pharmacist.
This preparation is for the relief of minor and temporary ailments and should be used strictly as directed. Prolonged use may be harmful. If symptoms persist, seek medical advice.

If you forget to take it

If you miss a dose, do not take a double dose to make up.
This medicine should only be used when necessary.

If you take too much (overdose)

Immediately telephone your doctor, Poisons Information Centre (Telephone: 131 126) or go to the Emergency Department at your nearest hospital if you think that you or anyone else may have taken too many of this medicine even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.

While you are taking this medicine

Things you must do

Take this medicine as described on the label and in this leaflet.
If your symptoms do not improve within 7 days, you should contact your doctor for further advice.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you become pregnant while taking this medicine.

Possible side effects

This medicine provides relief from nasal congestion, but it may have unwanted side effects in a few people. You may need medical treatment if you get some of these side effects.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice and become worried about any of the following:
Sleeplessness,
Difficulty passing urine,
Nervousness,
Tremor (shaking),
Vertigo,
Headache,
Fast or irregular heartbeat,
Palpitations,
Sweating,
Flushing,
Anxiety,
Restlessness,
Dry mouth or loss of appetite.
Some people might get other side effects not mentioned in this leaflet.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice anything else which makes you feel unwell.

Storage and disposal

Storage

This medicine should be stored below 30°C until the expiry date shown on the label.
Do not leave this medicine in the car on hot days.
Store away from direct sunlight or heat.
Keep your tablets in the blister pack until it is time to take them. If you take the tablets out of the blister pack, they will not keep well.

Disposal

Return any unused medicines to your pharmacist.

Product description

What APOHEALTH Sinus Nasal Decongestant Tablet looks like

APOHEALTH Sinus Nasal Decongestant tablets come as white round-shaped tablets.

Ingredients

Each tablet contains 60mg of Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride as the active ingredient.
It also contains the following inactive ingredients:
Cellulose - microcrystalline
Magnesium stearate
Calcium hydrogen phosphate
This medicine contains no lactose, sugar, gluten, yeast, artificial colouring, preservatives, starch, dairy products, glucose or alcohol.

Australian Registration Numbers

APOHEALTH Sinus Nasal Decongestant 60mg tablets (Blister Pack): AUST R 265772
Available in pack sizes 12s

Sponsor

Apotex Pty Ltd
Level 3, 16 Giffnock Avenue
Macquarie Park NSW 2113
This leaflet was last updated in:
"October 2015".