Phenylephrine manufacturer makes Phenylephrine as a nasal decongestant which is used for the provisional relief of sinus, stuffy nose, and ear symptoms caused due to common cold, allergies, fever, and other breathing illness. Its main goal is to reduce swelling of the blood vessels in the ears and nose, which further lessens discomfort and makes it easier for someone to breathe. This medication relieves symptoms but doesn’t really treat the root of the symptoms or doesn’t guarantee a speedy recovery.
It is strictly not advisable to use any medicine that contains phenylephrine in case you have used a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) in the past two weeks as it may cause dangerous drug interaction. Moreover, you should consult with your doctor whether the medicine is safe to use if you have heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and thyroid disorder. Also, you should let your doctor know immediately if you become pregnant while using phenylephrine. In case, the medicine doesn’t work and the symptoms do not get relieved within 7 days of starting this medicine, or if you develop a fever, stop using phenylephrine and call your doctor.
Phenylephrine manufacturers mention that both non-prescribed cough and cold products, especially those that contain this drug can cause dangerous side effects or even death in young children. Therefore, avoid giving these products to children that are younger than 4 years of age and make sure to use caution and follow the directions given on the package carefully when using for children in 4 to 11 years of age.
Side effects of Phenylephrine
The side effects of using phenylephrine contain stinging, dryness in the nose, temporary burning, runny nose and sneezing. If any of these effects continue or worsen, you should tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately. Always remember that when the doctor has directed you to take this medicine, he or she has made a judgment that the benefit of you using this drug is greater than the risk of having side effects. Also, majority of people that use this medicine do not show any serious side effects. But you should tell your doctor right away if any of these doubtful but dangerous side effects occur; dizziness, nausea, headache, slow/fast/pounding heartbeat, trouble sleeping, shaking, unusual sweating, unusual weakness, and mental/mood changes. This drug does not cause any serious allegoric reaction. However, it is best to seek immediate medical attention in case you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction that includes but not limited to itching or swelling of the face/tongue/throat, trouble breathing or severe dizziness.
Phenylephrine manufacture also includes Phenylephrine in dozens of generic products including over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and children’s cough medications. Neo-Synephrine, Vicks Sinex Nasal Spray, Sudafed PE, and Suphedrine PE are some of the most commonly used medications that are manufactured with phenylephrine content. Finally, this is not a complete list of likely side effects. If you notice any other effects that are not listed above, you should go to your doctor or pharmacist promptly.