pseudoephedrine hydrochloride(redirected from Genaphed)
pseu·do·e·phed·rine hy·dro·chlor·ide(sū'dō-e-fed'rin hī'drō-klōr'īd),
The naturally occurring isomer of ephedrine; a sympathomimetic amine with actions and uses similar to those of ephedrine.
an adrenergic agonist that acts as a vasoconstrictor and decongestant. Also called pseudoephedrine sulfate.
indication It is prescribed for the relief of nasal congestion.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity to sympathomimetic drugs prohibits its use. Interaction with monoamine oxidase inhibitors may cause hypertensive crisis. It is prescribed with caution in patients who have hypertension, glaucoma, heart disease, diabetes, or urinary retention.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are central nervous system stimulation, headache, tachycardia, and increased blood pressure.
A sympathomimetic drug, an isomer of ephedrine, that has actions similar to those of ephedrine. Trade names is Sudafed.