Entex (pseudoephedrine) could be a medication that shrinks blood vessels within the nasal passages. expandedblood vessels will cause nasal congestion (stuffy nose).
Entex is employed to treat nasal and sinus congestion, or congestion of the tubes that drain fluid from your inner ears,known as the eustachian (yoo-STAY-shun) tubes.
Entex may additionally be used for functions unlisted during this medication guide.
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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Entex: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using Entex and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat;
severe dizziness or anxiety;
easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness, fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms; or
dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, ringing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, trouble breathing, uneven heart rate, seizure).
Less serious Entex side effects may include:
loss of appetite;
warmth, tingling, or redness under your skin;
feeling restless or excited (especially in children);
sleep problems (insomnia); or
skin rash or itching.
Usual Adult Dose for Nasal Congestion Immediate release: 30 to 60 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours as needed. Sustained release: 120 mg orally every 12 hours as needed. Sustained release suspension: 45 to 100 mg orally every 12 hours as needed. Maximum daily dose is 240 mg/day. Usual Pediatric Dose for Nasal Congestion 2 years to 5 years: Immediate release: 15 mg every 6 hours. Sustained release suspension: 12.5 to 25 mg orally every 12 hours as needed. Maximum daily dose is 60 mg/day. Alternative dosing: 1 mg/kg/dose every 6 hours; maximum dose: 15 mg. 6 years to 12 years: Immediate release: 30 mg every 6 hours. Sustained release suspension: 25 to 50 mg orally every 12 hours as needed. Maximum daily dose is 120 mg/day. over 12 years: Immediate release: 30 to 60 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours as needed. Sustained release: 120 mg orally every 12 hours as needed. Sustained release suspension: 50 to 100 mg orally every 12 hours as needed. Maximum daily dose is 240 mg/day.